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Can Evista cause pancreatitis?

I am 67 yrs old and take a variety of medications. Many of my conditions are related to post-Graves Disease.  Ten years ago I had my gallbladder out after an attack of acute pancreatitis.  I subsequently developed chronic pancreatitis and was diagnosed with Sphincter of Oddi.  Rather than have the invasive surgery I went on a strict, fresh chicken soup diet with supplements ordered by an Ayruvedic doctor.  Within 2 years I was completely recovered and could eat anything.  However, last year I began to develop symptoms of pain in the center and left quadrant of my upper abdomen, nausea, mild weight loss.  I would feel sick if I ate and sick if I didn't.  I cut back to a very limited diet of fresh cooked foods, mainly poultry and vegetables, fruit and flat breads.  I have improved symptom-wise except when under stress.  However, my Amylase continues to be elevated and I am concerned, as is my doctor, about chronic pancreatitis leading to pancreatic cancer.  I do not drink Alcohol and have not for 20 years.  Can you offer any ideas for cause of the pancreatic enzyme elevation and treatments?  Thank you
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Evista can cause biliary calculus which could 'feed into' conditions that might result in pancreatitis.
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chronic pancreatits is a progressive diseas,and sooner or later it catches up with ya...seems to be catching up with you now.
the mortality rate is around 5-7 years after diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis.
you  do take enzymes oraly to help you digest food?,,this is a must and will help the pancreas be able to relax.
check into the miopathy procedures where they take healthy pancreas cells,and transplant them into the bad areas.
its a tricky thing this pancreatits,but you got to keep on trying.
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