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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 2/27/2009 4:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all. For 2 yrs I have had what my dr at the time dx as gerd-sharp shooting chest pains, reflux at time, acid in my stomach.
Well for 3 wks I have had a gripping type of pain underneath my left breast plate, I knew it had to be my pancreas. I had a blood test drawn and dr said its pancreatitis. I go in for more labs on Mon and a US on Tues. I am petfried that this is actually pancreatic cancer, my dad was dx with this and passed this summer. I asked the dr if it could be cancer and he said possibly yes.
I am very scared......and have been in tears all day. I am 34 and planning my wedding 4 months away, just bought a puppy and I cannot bear to think that I wont be around much longer.
33 yr old female/GERD dx 3/07/Migraines with Aura/IBS
SYMPTOMS  migratory joint/bone pain, extreme joint cracking, feet buzzing/vibrating, right eye pain,mid spine soreness (like a constant bruise) fatigue and dizzy spells, bumps and indents on nails. 
New as of Aug-muscle twitching throughout my bod NONSTOP DAILY EVERYWHERE. 
 TESTS-BloodCBC,ANA,Sed rate,Lupus,RA, Vit D,Anti nuc,Calcium.TSH T3 -Too many to list -all CLEAR
 Scans/xraysUltra sound of stomach organs,Sig/colonoscopy (mid way through),MRI of head and spine, full body bone scan-ALL CLEAR

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Date Joined May 2003
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   Posted 2/27/2009 4:30 PM (GMT -6)   
oh, that's not good news at all, I know I'd be scared to death just as you are...I can relate to when I was suspected to have PSC (yes I do). I was sure I was going to die just when my life of a new career was starting.

I think it's a possibility of pancreatic cancer (there are other marker tests that can be drawn as well), but one with UC can also have pancreatitis, no're in many categories, hopefully you'll be tested thoroughly.

I know there's nothing I can say that lessen your distress....all you can do is wait for the tests to be confirmed and then go from there.

I do pray it's not cancer, but pancreatitis is very painful during its sister has it.

I don't know what other tests are required....will you also be seeing another specialist who deals with pancreas?
This is a site that might help regarding tests.  My suggestion is to alllllll the research you matter how painful.  Arm yourself with knowledge and questions as to what has to be done to find conclusive answers.

Please keep us informed of what's going on.

quincy xx

*Heather* Status..Asacol  (3 x2 daily); flaring /Dec 22, tapered to every 3rd nite
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux);  Effexor XR 75mg(depression);  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma) 
~vitamins/minerals/supplementsProbiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed; started Omega 3 
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!

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