Has your doctor diagnosed you with chronic pancreatitis or is this an acute attack? If he hasn't given you specific diet instructions, you need to have a chat with him about that subject. Alcohol is to be strictly avoided and fats kept to a minimum. Complete digestive rest is called for during an acute attack - nothing by mouth and supportive care in the form of IV fluids, nutrition and pain management. If this is a chronic condition, you'll need a referral to a pain management physician for pain medication. While meds can help take the edge off, diet is the most important element of pain management where pancreatitis is concerned.
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