Pancreatitis and necrosis of the pancreas is one of the most difficult and confusing disorders in my opinion. Symptoms of pancreatitis are very similar to gastro-intestinal diseases and so it takes a long time for doctors to diagnose it. My husband was diagnosed after years of diarrhea, fatigue and bloating.
And even after diagnosis, treatment has been less than satisfactory. He started off with anti-inflammatory medications which made his symptoms worse. Enzyme supplementation helped a little bit but it was definitely not a cure.
Now, he has been told that he has necrotizing pancreatitis and has to have surgery. We are so frustrated.