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    I was having pain in my back and my upper abdominal area.this has been going on almost 10 years, I finally went to my doctors and ordered a CT scan of my abdominal area. A doctor who read CT scan said that I might have pancreatitis. My doctor told me to quit drinking alcohol, which I have. My next step was to visit a GI he did not think I had pancreatitis. He thought I had a ulcer from excessive advil intake, he than order a upper endoscopy. I did not have a ulcer he then told me I had pancreatitis. He then order another endoscopy with a ultra-sound tip. the doctor that did this procedure said I did not have pancreatitis but saw what he was a smoldering and not drink for six months. It's been 11 weeks of no alcohol and I felling some what better, my back is still hurting alot.P.S. I work for UPS. What do you think TMS or pancreatitis or just getting old I'm 54.
     
  2. Derek Sapico MFT

    Derek Sapico MFT TMS Therapist

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    Hi there.

    It is very hard for me to tell whether or not you have a structural issue based on the information you were able to present. That said, to my knowledge, pancreatitis is fairly uncommon and it's hard to imagine it being around for 10 years without causing more severe complications.

    I would continue to try to get things ruled out. Something that I would strongly recommend, especially if you have seen more docs and gotten no clear consensus, would be to invest in a visit to a TMS physician. Even if you have to fly out for a day or two, it would be worth the time and money if it provided you with be certainty that you need.

    Good luck finding answers.

    Best,
    Derek


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