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Taking percoset for stomach pain. Had acute pancreatitis in the past. History of calcaneous fracture and back problem. Need better medication

I have had acute pancreatitis approx. 6 yrs. ago and was hospitalized for a couple of days. I believe that I have the same symptoms as before its been 2 days now been taking percocet for pain, drinking lots of water and putting a heating pad on my stomach and back am I doing the right thing I have been treating a calcaneous fracture and back problem with pecocet 5/325 for 3 mths now the pain meds don t seem to be working on my stomach pain like they did in the past are they doing more harm than good? Can you suggest something better for the PAIN ?
Asked On : Fri, 18 Jan 2013
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The pain in the abdomen that you have can be due top pancreatitis but the exact diagnosis can be made only after an examination and investigations like ultrasound scan. You are already taking a prescription medicine for pain. Stronger pain killers do need a prescription.
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Answered: Sat, 19 Jan 2013
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