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Christine1946
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   Posted 4/25/2009 12:13 PM (GMT -6)   
     For the past few days I have had upper gastric distress.  Today is worse than yesterday.  I noticed that it started after my morning cup of coffee and wonder if it is just the coffee which caused this or if it could be pancreatitis.
     Last year while hospitalized, my amylase and lipase levels were extremely high.  My GI doctor took me off the 6MP immediately because he said it could cause pancreatitis.  He put me back on the 6MP a few months later.  I may add that my enzyme levels had returned to normal by the end of my hospitalization, which was ten days after I was admitted.  The last time the doctor requested the amylase and lipase tests was about four months ago.  I am not due for another blood test until next month.  Just wondering.
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Update 11/03/08...finally in remission!!  Hope I don't jinx myself.  Off the prednisone since 11/01/08...now see if I can stay off for longer than two weeks.  Other meds: 6MP (75 mgm), colazal (6 per day), Benicar and Toprol (high blood pressure meds), Probiotic (2 per day), fish oil capsule and multi-vitamin and calcium with vitamin D.


quincy
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   Posted 4/25/2009 3:04 PM (GMT -6)   
As a possibility, it could be reflux/acidity in the stomach. You could try Zantac to see if that helps.

But, you should call the doctor anyway and say you're not in a good state with upper gastro pain.

He should have you come in for a blood test and to manually feel that area to see if there is any distress.

He shouldn't have any problems with your concerns since he brought the possible pancreatitis initially.

Call the doc....keep us posted.

q
*Heather* Status: mild flare enemas tapered to every 2nd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 x2 daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance 
~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 !!!
 


Christine1946
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Date Joined Aug 2008
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   Posted 4/25/2009 4:47 PM (GMT -6)   
     Ok, will do, thanks.  It seems to be worse when sitting down than when standing up or walking.  I feel much better this evening, so tomorrow I think I will pass on the cup of coffee and see if that is the culprit.
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Update 11/03/08...finally in remission!!  Hope I don't jinx myself.  Off the prednisone since 11/01/08...now see if I can stay off for longer than two weeks.  Other meds: 6MP (75 mgm), colazal (6 per day), Benicar and Toprol (high blood pressure meds), Probiotic (2 per day), fish oil capsule and multi-vitamin and calcium with vitamin D.

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