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Pancreas and ME/CFS

Discussion in 'Hormones' started by Leonora, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. Leonora


    Ten years ago I got a mild pancreatic inflammation, and since then my Amylase values have been elevated from time to time. The last 6-9 months they have been constantly elevated, about 80 (10-65). I have quite bad stomach aches on the left upper side of the abdomen, under the ribcage - going out to the back. A CT as well as an ultrasound showed a normal pancreas, so my doc doesn't think it's really anything wrong.

    I have been on digestion enzymes since two years back, but they have not really helped bringing the amylase value down.

    1) How common is pancreatic problems when suffering from ME/CFS?
    2) Is there any literature on this, that I can present to my doctor?
    3) What other tests should be done to rule our that something is wrong with the pancreas?

    Would really appreciate some advice on this :)
  2. Dufresne

    Dufresne almost there...

    Hi Leonora, I pulled the following from a post on the forum, some of it may be relevant:

    Of course the first sentence is an attention grabber, though I don't know how accurate it is. According to my former acupuncturist the brain and pancreas are connected in TCM. Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt has said the same thing if I remember correctly. I also believe Amy Yasko has mentioned the pancreas as a sight of excitotoxicity in those prone to it. Perhaps that "tired but wired" feeling many of us experience is also causing our pancreases to function in an excitotoxic fashion.

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