Hi. I'm a 48 year old female who has been suffering for the last few months with constant upper abdominal pain (possibly acid stomach as Nexium 40mg prescribed by my Dr has not eliminated but perhaps lessened the symptoms). I have had blood tests, stool tests, liver scan, ultrasound, CT scan and MRCP, which haven't revealed anything other than bad constipation/ slow Bowell transit time. Gastroenterologist said he couldn't guarantee that there wasn't damage to my pancreas (I have been somewhat of a heavy drinker in the past but stopped drinking around 4 months ago) but could only say that scans and other tests at this point show my pancreas as appearing to look normal and function normal.
In addition to suspected acid stomach, I have had indigestion type issues such as chest pain, spasms in my upper left abdomen and transient (lasts for a few seconds only) pain in my upper centre andomen and upper left abdomen.
As there are no reliable tests to diagnose early stage chronic pancreatitis, can anyone tell me who has it what their symptoms are and how they were diagnosed? Or does anyone who has IBS have similar symptoms to mine? The pain never seems to go.