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Sep 29, 2018 · Has anyone been diagnosed with Abdominal Wall Pain in Chronic Pain

I am currently at Mayo Clinic Rochester MN. I have had severe (worse than childbirth pain) for 23 yr after I had gallbladder out. I was diagnosed based on symptoms not testing and by this was reconfirmed by dozens of ER visits over the years. Pain began in center or upper abdomen and always radiated to the back. I had to take Morphine or Dilaudid it was the only thing reducing my pain below 7. Last 2 years huge increase in stress plus more fat than usual resulted in episodes up to twice a wk for nearly a yr.

Moved 7 mo ago and the original doc who dx me with chronic pancreatitis 17 yr ago decided it wastnt because I have not lost tons of weight or been hospitalized. Meanwhile I got a prescription for percocet that reduces pain enough I usually dont end up at ER.

I came to Mayo to find out if I had chronic pancreatitis or not. I was told my wonderful GI doc here that it is abdominal wall pain and I am getting a shot for it Monday. I dont know if ultrasound will be used. She also said she can prescribe pain meds if the shots dont work. I do not have chronic pancreatitis or an ulcer.

Aug 14, 2018 · Want to connect with people who have Coronary Microvascular Disease (MVD) in Heart & Blood Health

I am going to Mayo Clinic Rochester MN on Sept. 19th hoping to get my heart and brain microvascular disease confirmed with a coronary reactivity test. Anyone know what they put in to test and measure reactivity? I also have had at least 2 TIA's in past 3 years with resulting short term memory loss, aphasia and dizziness and confusion. I believe I also have risk factors for an aneurysm in the most likely spot on my left temple which always feels weird whne BP is high and I have a severe headache and when I had my TIA. TIA reported by doctors when in hospital 3 years ago (they never told me or put me on blood thinners – malpractice?} and white areas lit up in weighted T2? MRI in area of frontal cortex. Also believe I have sneddon's syndrome.

Aug 14, 2018 · Want to connect with people who have Coronary Microvascular Disease (MVD) in Heart & Blood Health

I have had chest pain off and on for years. My cardiologist says it is not heart related but doesn't seem to know about MVD microvascular heart disease in women. That is what I suspect as my worst episode was after a screaming fight with husband and at least once awoke me from a nap. Doctor wants to believe it is from my possible pancreas problems, my GERD, or my IBS. My GERD seems totally controlled unless I skip my Omeprozole, I am having my pancreas issues checked out at Mayo and I don't think it is due to IBS as it occurs when I don't have any abdominal pain. Anyone have suggestions for tests I should ask Mayo to run? Anyone with MVD and GERD, pancreas or IBS issues? I do have Afib diagnosed by 2 week monitor. My brother also has it and cardiomyopathy. I have Type II Diabetes, High BP, High cholesterol, obesity and high trigylcerides. I am chronically low on magnesium. Have floaty, foul smelling stools and chronic diarhhea with low lipase levels. I am diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis which results in low levels of things like magnesium and lipase which most GI and ER docs don't seem to know. I also have fatty liver disease that may have progressed to nonalcoholic cirrhosis Then finally this month I developed such extreme fatigue that I was sleeping 18-22 hrs a day and became too tired to chew food. I asked my primary care doc to check me for Epstein Barr which was reactivated. Now I am also wondering if I have CFS/Fibro. Yikes! Moderators or members any tests you can suggest or people who are good sources of info on MVD, women's heart issues, chronic pancreatitis, nonalcoholic cirrhosis, or Epstein Barr and CFS/Fibro. I need all the support I can get. I work hard at being a well educated, persistant advocate for my health issues. Thanks for responding, following or friending me.

Aug 13, 2018 · Chronic Abdominal Pain in Digestive Health

Thank you, Theresa.

Aug 12, 2018 · Chronic Abdominal Pain in Digestive Health

Did the ERCP's give you a pancreas attack? Were you diagnosed after EUS? What does it show if you have chronic pancreatitis?

Aug 9, 2018 · Treatment for chronic epstein barr in Infectious Diseases

I asked to be checked for Epstein Barr when I became too tired to eat and chew (at 240 lbs. that was a first). Sure enough I had reactivated Epstein Barr. Please friend me if you have info about this disorder. I am hoping to come to Mayo MN in October to assess my chronic pancreatitis, possible nonalcoholic cirrhosis, Memory issues and TIA's and possible MVD (usually a difficult to diagnose women's heart issue). I also deal with Type II Diabetes, GERD, IBS, a neck fusion in C4-7in my spine and 2 knees that need replacing. Oh and ruptured disc in back, Anxiety, Bipolar disorder and PTSD. I am open to support and to hear other's issues.