For the past few months (3-4), I have had epigastric discomfort. It is not excruciating, it is a mild burning, gnawing ache. It feels like it radiates to the back on the left side, but I also have herniated disks throughout my spine. My dr said she thinks it's GERD and to try proton pump inhibitors. I must admit they help slightly, however I still have this pain that is constant all day long. I am worried it's pancreatitis, but I have had a complete abdominal ultrasound on all internal organs (negative) and labs for LFT's Kidney function, Cholesterol, all were normal, although no pancreas panels were ordered. I brought it up to my dr she said pancreatitis is excrutiating, and mine isn't. I have read conflicting info some say excruciating some say not so. I am confused and scared, my wife is pregnant with our first child, and I don't want to die. I am anxious but my dr persist that GERD can mimic Pancreatitis. Any info is greatly appreciated. Thanks So Much!!
Also I would like to add that when I am starving, I mean really hungry, I feel no discomfort. I was also tested for h pylori which was negative. I must add also I drink a ton of diet soda daily, which i am working on stopping that habit. I don't smoke or drink alcohol. sorry for the rant I am just worried. Thanks
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