Pancreatitis

We’re all in this for good.

By sharing your stories and data, you will:
  • help each other live better and uncover the best ways to manage your health today
  • help researchers shorten the path to new treatments tomorrow

How much good can your data do? A whole lot, as co-founder Jamie Heywood explains in this video.

What is pancreatitis?

Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas that can be acute or chronic.

Common symptoms reported by people with pancreatitis

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
Last updated:

Treatments taken by people with pancreatitis

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Creon)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
pancreatitis (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
pain (4) fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
depressed mood (5)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
depressed mood (3) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Morphine ER)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
depressed mood (3)

Data from patients with pancreatitis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
Last updated:

Compare treatments taken by people with pancreatitis

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Creon)
Perceived effectiveness
for pancreatitis (4 evaluations)
Side effects
diarrhea gout 1 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pancreatitis (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
sleepiness
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation nausea
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (4) fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
cold sensation in hand(s) dizziness 4 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (5)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
abdominal pain anxious mood
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
depressed mood (3) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Morphine ER)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
abdominal pain breathing difficulty 2 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
chronic constipation
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (3)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with pancreatitis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
Last updated:

Who has pancreatitis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 6
20s 51
30s 103
40s 166
50s 187
60s 121
70+ 38
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 41
20-29 years 58
30-39 years 60
40-49 years 63
50-59 years 48
60-69 years 7
70+ years 3

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 153
Female 529

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 352
Not Diagnosed 17

These charts show data from pancreatitis patients who have completed their condition history
Last updated: