Can you please tell me about your chronic pancreatitus? My husband had acute pancreatitus in Feb., and he does not drink any alcohol since 1976. But he had a lot of gallstones, so they took out his gall bladder. We thought that was the end of it, but this past week he has had a lot of upper abdominal pain with distention, could not pass gas (very unusual for him!), & cold clammy sweats. On the third day he threw up, and it was mostly black stuff. After that, he started to feel better, but had diarhhea a couple of days, with back pain. He had all those symptoms, but much more severely, with his acute pancreatitus. I tried to get him to go to the doctor, but he wouldn't go. Do you think this could be the start of chronic pancreatitus?