Posted By HFHSM.D.-rf on October 07, 1998 at 04:41:19:
In Reply to: Idiopathic chronic pancreatitis posted by Beth on September 29, 1998 at 21:38:49:
I am being treated for chronic pancreatitis, gastroparesis, and IBS . I am currently looking for any suggestions on how to cope with the physical symptoms of these problems. What meds., treatments, or remodies have worked? Looking for people to share especially if they have been using a morphine pump. It has been reccommended and I would like to hear from anyone that has used it.
Chronic pancreatitis can produce an incapacitating pain,, as you are aware. In our practice we have had much success using Duragesic analgesic patches. In a small subset of patients, there is a single streicture of the pancreatic duct and in this group surgical treatment may be effective. In general, however, surgery does not relieve the pain of chronic pancreatitis.
This information is presented for educational purposes only. Always consult your personal physician for specific medical questions.
*keywords: chronic pancreatitis, abdominal pain
Copyright 1994-2018MedHelp.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Vitals Consumer Services, LLC.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.