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.