Hi christina! I have had a few bouts with acute pancreatitus within the past few years. Mine is a result of how I have lived my life. I am currently 29 years old and I am a recovering alcoholic! I have been in recovery for a while and I have been having some real discomfort and pain in my abdominal! It appears tha I have stomach ulsters and pancreatitus. What you cued me with was when you mentioned (more or less) that the doctors doubted the validity of your condition! Well, I have been a substance abuse counselor and I have a college education in the feild of social science-and I can definately relate to the doctors not being able to find an appropriate amount of lagitamate evidance to render updated treatment; although I am in such pain often and simple gas pains are almost crippling for me sometimes! If you can offer me some insight regaurding this medical condition and your experience with it-I\'d enjoy the correspondance! thank you!