Re: Auto-Immune Pancreatitis
Steroids are not usually used for other types of pancreatitis. They may want you to be on steroids whenever it flares up, then taper off so you aren't on them long term. It would be interesting to see if the pancreas flares at the same time as colitis. The idea with pancreatitis is not to stimulate the gastric acid secretion when it is acting up, so you're right, no alcohol, low fat, and low acidity foods (vinegar, salad dressings, tomato sauces, citrus,) and spicy hot foods and caffeine. If it gets really bad, a clear liquid diet may be necessary for a few days. I would check with your Dr about the meds I mentioned, but think they would help. Finding out what your amylase and lipase levels are with flares will help you know when an attack is mild, mod, or severe and will help guide you with what to do and what to expect.