Hi, I have been having acute pain in my upper left abdomen, in my stomach or just below it, after eating. It is sharp and intense. I have had stomach ulcers for years and take acid reducers. This is worse than an ulcer and only happens after eating. I also notice my abdomen gets bloated and if I take Gas-X I pass gas and it seems to help the pain. The pain is much worse if I stand or even sit, but if I lay down on my side it almost completely relieves it. These episodes started about once a month and now are every week. They last about 6 hrs. I'm on my way to Mexico for 2 weeks and then plan on seeing a gastroenterologist when I get back. I'm worried about pancreatitis. Is this something that can wait? I'd appreciate any comments or advice. Thanks. Shelly
Have you tried a low-fat (less than 35 g/day), high fibre diet? Many times, diet changes really improve pancreatitis symptoms. I'm not a doctor but I would definitely try dietary changes first. I am adding some resources for you. I sincerely hope you feel better and have a wonderful time in Mexico!
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