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UTOO73 Posts: 3
2/27/14 10:28 A

Thanks for that link... you can find lots on carbs or diabetes...but finding info on heal your pancreas has been difficult for me to find. Even the nutritionist I spoke with seemed a tad ill informed.

RUSSELL_40 Posts: 16,826
2/26/14 8:44 P

Obviously, the doctor is your best option, but here is a link that might be of some help, if you don't think there is a local doctor who can treat you.

stanfordhospital.org/digestivehealth/nutri
tion/DH-Nutrition-Therapy-for-Chronic-
Pancreatitis.pdf


You are going to need to see a professional about this , and waiting isn't a good option. I hope you get to a decent doctor soon.

ALGEBRAGIRL Posts: 1,905
2/26/14 9:11 A

Your doctor (or any new doctor you see) should have those sheets for you. I would not try to 'wing it' on your memories of what was allowed or not allowed on your diet. These days, a lot of doctors or medical practices may even point you to their web page if you use your computer.

SCIFIFAN Posts: 1,118
2/25/14 11:11 P

All I can say is, don't mess with this. Our son's best friend, and like a son to us, got sick on a Thursday and died the next Monday from pancreatitis. He was 37, with a wife and 3 young children.

Can you find diet suggestions on the internet? I know it would be better to talk to a doctor or dietician, but it doesn't sound like that is readily available for you.

UTOO73 Posts: 3
2/25/14 9:39 P

I had acute pancreatitis that took 6 weeks before they figured it out. I went to the ER on Feb 11th rather than go to the Dr for another test of my gall bladder to be scheduled since apparently I was presenting as asymptomatic for anything! Within 30 minutes I was in the ICU with a lipase of 2806. NOT GOOD. 4 days without food, IV and nothing by mouth and pain killers injected every 3 hours. Needless to say... I lost weight..which was a good thing.

I have now lost 15 pounds since the 11th... I struggle to even eat 1300 calories..anything over that and I feel bloated. But I figured that was a good thing. The problem I am encountering is that some of my nutrition levels aren't being met on such a low cal diet. Potassium.. about 1/2 of what it should be... protein.. never enough.

What I want to identify is what is a magic food to heal my pancreas forever lol. They suspect that the weeks prior to my hospital stay, I was trying to pass a gall stone... and did so just before the 1st ultrasound. But my pancreas just couldn't recover from it. They don't seem to know much about taking care of the pancreas... just don't eat seems to be the solution... which is fine for now but I really want to explore what is and isn't working for others to prevent another occurrence of it.

STEPHLOKI Posts: 5,747
5/31/13 8:40 A

Problem is I live in East Africa, our Doctor's give very scanty dietary advise at best ("eat less fat") I had gotten that diet sheet from a nutrionist, but she has become so expensive, that I can't afford her.

Well am feeling better, so must be doing something right.... emoticon

JCWIAKALA Posts: 347
5/28/13 3:37 P

You definitely need to consult your doctor again.

I had acute pancreatitis last year and the truth is, it only begins to heal when you eat less. I was completely off food for days. That's not an option for you. I would definitely cut back on your calories and get advise from your doctor as to what you can and can't eat.

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5/28/13 12:33 P

You need to call your doctor and ask for another sheet; we can't really advise you on a diet regarding a medical condition.

STEPHLOKI Posts: 5,747
5/28/13 10:35 A

3 years ago I had acute pancreatitis and recovered from it mainly by sticking to a strict diet. Now I have a mild attack and want to go back on a strictre diet to manage it. Unfortunately I have lost those diet sheets.

I do remember that I was eating
- hardly any sugar
- lots and lots of fiber, all kinds of legumes
- no artificial spices (have stopped those from that time anyway)
- no sodas, juices or coffe, mainly water, herbal tea & black tea
- no added fat
- only chicken or fish twice a week with fat trimmed off
- plain yoghurt

Does anyone know what else I need to pay attention to and what I should and what i shouldn't eat. I would be thankful for more ideas.

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