Re: Chronic Pancreatitis/Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction Pain and the ER
I understand ur pain, I"m suffering from the same thing. Im newly diagnosed and waiting for my refferal to pain specialist to come in. I go to the ER when its severe, but geez thats a bummer to have to go there for relief. Ive only been a couple of times, because I havent had it that long, but they ask about alcohol, and drug use, and when I tell them no I dont abuse those things, dont even drink, they seem like they dont want to believe it. I hate that the internet writes the primary cause as alcohol abuse that gives those of us whose cause is not that a harder time. So after a couple morphine injections the ER doc sent me home with Ten whole percocets, wow. If he only knew that it would take two or three at the dosage he gave me to even take the edge off. I dont think we should be put in a position to suffer from legitimate pain. Its like neglect to make someone with Chronic Pancreatitis pain to wait for relief. I also have RA, so it sucks. I really hope you find help for the pain with a doc that believes you and trusts you. I hope the same for myself. My only suggestion is to ask your pcp, or er doc for a refferal to a pain specialist so you dont have to rely on er visits for relief. Let me know how it goes with that. I would be interested in hearing from others whove had a similar fate to see what has worked for them. Pancreatitis is one of the top ten painful diseases, so I dont see why they would even blink, but maybe becuase thier just is so much narcotic abusers out there, but for us who have validation of it, naw, it should be a given. Hope ur feelin better.