Monday, July 2, 2012

Ibuprofen for Acute Pancreatitis

Ibuprofen for acute pancreatitis
Let's disccuss Ibuprofen for acute pancreatitis.

I take Ibuprofen for acute pancreatitis.

I take it ONLY for attacks of acute pancreatitis.

It is not a daily regimen because Ibuprofen is NOT a safe drug. Actually there are no safe drugs. A Big Pharma company could take something as safe as vitamin C and create a drug that would kill you so anytime you are dealing with a Big Pharma drug there is risk.

With acute pancreatitis there is a lot of risk.

Risk that it will escalate in to necrotizing pancreatitis (necrosis with infection), organ failure, bleeding, shock and/or death. Severe AP with complications poses a mortality risk of up to 30%.

There is also risk with Ibuprofen and you need to be aware of the risk.  

Why Use Ibuprofen for Acute Pancreatitis?

I use Ibuprofen because the risks are definitely outweighed by the benefits. The biggest one (benefit) of which is that 800mgs of Ibuprofen will stop an acute pancreatitis attack where NOTHING else but other NSAIDs (aspirin, naproxen, etc) will.

When you cut out all the medical bullshit acute pancreatitis boils down to this ...


Nothing that the medical community does in the ER stops an acute attack within 90 minutes.  It takes them days! They are slower than shit going up a rough tree!

They first try to determine whether or not you are having an acute attack. That is assuming you have already been there done that, have the pancreatitis hall of pain t-shirt and they (your local ER team)have actually recognized pancreatitis and it is in your records. So while they are fiddle-fuckin' around trying to determine what's wrong your pancreas is eating itself and you are sustaining damage. Now

When they come to the conclusion you are having another acute pancreatitis attack they do what?

They give you an opiate for pain.

Opiates only "mask" the pain.  What is worse is that opiates are a known CAUSE of acute pancreatitis. And doctors give opiates for pancreatitis pain? Go figure huh?

So IF they work how do opiates work?

They trick your brain!

Yep, opiates trick the brain into believing you don't hurt and most will take you on a pleasure cruise to exotic locations, or so I have heard.  Frankly ...

Demerol didn't do shit for me, no pain relief, no pleasure cruise.

The sad thing, like I said a couple sentences up, is that opiates also CAUSE acute pancreatitis.

That is fact!  But ...

Even IF the opiates work for you "masking" the pain is not even close to the same thing as dealing with the inflammation which when eliminated also eliminates the pain.

Why does relieving the inflammation also relieve the pain?

In the case of pancreatitis, eliminating the inflammation deactivates the enzymes. You see those enzymes are NOT suppose to activate until they reach your small intestine. However when your pancreas becomes inflamed, for whatever reason, those enzymes can activate early while still inside the pancreas. The inflammation causes the enzyme activation. And ...

That is why once the inflammation is resolved the enzymes deactivate, they quit devouring your pancreas and the pain disappears.

Anti-inflammatories are considered to be minor to moderate pain relievers because they relieve headache pain, arthritis pain and so on but who is to say the reason they eliminate pain in those conditions as well is not due to the fact that they have eliminated the cause of the pain which is inflammation?

Pancreatitis pain can be mild.

Pancreatitis pain can be moderate. But ...

When demerol (used for moderate to severe pain) won't even take the EDGE off the pain I wouldn't call that minor or moderate pain, would you?

Doctors treat symptoms.

I prefer to go after the CAUSE because ...

While the ER doc is shooting your ass up with pain meds to treat your pain your pancreatic enzymes are still chewing up your pancreas. The inflammation is still there. It has NOT been addressed! In fact the opiates can cause MORE inflammation and CAUSE another bout of acute pancreatitis. Oh sure, they figured out that you should not eat and take away your food.


Any moron could conclude that fact, since ingesting food tells the pancreas to produce enzymes, and then when your pain resolves 2 - 5 days later they want you to bow, pay homage and do the happy dance because they saved your life. Your pancreas is frickin fried and almost useless but hey
they stopped your pain and saved your life! They are like ...

   ... gods!


They are imbiciles!

They let your pancreas devour itself.

IF they had the brains God gave a goose they would have figured out that anti-inflammatories were indeed the answer!

WHY? (I hear you asking)                                     

What is pancreatitis?

Did you say inflammation? (Correctamundo!)

What eliminates inflammation?

Did you say anti-inflammatory type medications? (Correctamundo!)

See! Did you notice that this pancreatitis pain and inflammation issue isn't really a difficult dilemma such as solving quantum teleportation?! But ...

There is the issue of money.

IF you knew that $.30 worth of Advil would accomplish more than a $1500.00 - $10,000.00 ICU visit which would you choose?

Exactly! And ...

I would hate to think that money, cash flow, cabbage, bread, c-notes, ben franklins could be the reason doctors do not tell you about Ibuprofen or other anti-inflammatory medications for pancreatitis but money (or it's loss) may be exactly why you don't know about the fact that Ibuprofen will stop an acute pancreatitis attack.

Hell, I don't sell Ibuprofen.

I have no vested interest in telling you how I stop my acute pancreatitis attacks. Ok, sure ...

If you buy some grape seed or curcumin and or other products from one of my sites (this blog or a Squidoo lens) I might make $.44 (44 cents)  up to a whole $1 or $2 IF you really get extravagant and buy several bottles but do the math! At about $.44 per bottle I'd have to sell 500 bottles per day to make any kind of money! And trust me on this it ain't even CLOSE! I think my record day has been like 5 bottles, wow, $2.20! But ...

I ain't doing this for money which is a good thing cuz I'd starve! So ...

IF any of you reading this or one of my Squidoo lenses on pancreatitis THINK I'm just a snake oil salesman trying to take advantage of some desperate people well ...

You need to think again because this is NOT my dream, lotto winning, money niche.

I have pancreatitis.

I know what the pain of pancreatitis is like and I hate to see people suffer more than they actually need to or be butched by some surgeon IF it could have been prevented with $.30 (30 cents) worth of Ibuprofen! So ...

IF you think for one minute I am simply trying to take advantage of your pain and suffering you, my friend, can kiss my white ass and go somehwere hot!

The FDA can kiss my white ass!

The FTC can kiss my white as too!

I stumbled upon what works for me which is to say God showed me what works and I am simply passing it along so that you may have the knowledge as well.

I can tell you this, the night I was in an excruciating acute pancreatitis attack and the demerol didn't do shit and I started rumaging through the medicine cabinet and found my wife's 800mg Motrin tablets and they said "take for pain" and I was in PAIN and after taking one I was no longer in pain that ...

When I told Dr. Langdon what traspired he was dang sure O.K. with writing a script for me! But then he was one cool and very good doctor. But ...

There is risk with Ibuprofen and similar NSAIDs.

Aspirin is somewhat different because unlike Ibuprofen (the risk is small) aspirin doesn't cause heart attacks where Ibuprofen has been know to do so. Aspirin can and does cause bleeding in some people, so does Ibuprofen and this can be life threatening as well. But ...

Again the risk is small; however, if you have an adverse reaction from either Ibuprofen (or another NSAID) or aspirin please remember I have told you it could happen and I have also told you that if you do what I do - you do it at your own risk.

If you should die please don't tell me because I will feel absolutely horrible.

I have no idea why God showed me the way.

I have no idea why he saved me (even the doc said I should have been dead) because ..

I'm an asshole.

I've been an asshole my whole life. But ...

He helped me find Dr. Langdon who listened and had the brains to recognize my condition and confirm it via tests. He helped me discover Ibuprofen. He led me to white, unsweetened grapefruit juice which actually stopped my acute pancreatitis attacks and by that I mean - they just stopped after I started drinking grapefruit juice. Then ...

He helped me discover grape seed and curcumin and put together my regimen that along with my diet (which God also helped with - I mean who would think of doing enemas to completely cleanse their system before starting their food diary?) allowed me to actually heal.

So why me when so many others have so much more damage and are in so much more pain?

I don't have a clue.

I can think of tons of reasons why He should have simply let me die a very painful death but did He?


He saved me.

He had His Angels protect me.

He showed me how to survive and now ...

I'm passing what He taught me along to you.

I could care less where you buy your grapefruit juice, grape seed extract, curcumin, vitamin C, pancreatic enzymes, multi-vitamin/mineral formula or Ibuprofen (advil, motrin). Get them at your local health store or your grocery store or where ever, just get them and try them.

Use my AP cocktail to stop an acute pancreatitis attack.

Use my diet and daily regimen to heal.

Avoid all dubious information on the net, especially if they ask you to buy some frickin' book they wrote after their father died of pancreatitis. IF they knew what I know their father may still be alive and well! And my info is frickin' FREE! You can spend all day at my sites, learn everything you need to know and the info won't cost you a damn dime.

A few of you who follow my info have said I should write a book.

I don't want to write a book and get paid.

God didn't charge me.

He GAVE me everything.

The least I can do is to try to return His kindness in the same fashion.

I would like to know if the info helps you. If you find releif or better yet healing; I'd like to know. I don't want a bunch of rah, rah ...

I just would like to know if you feel better. And ...

If you do, thank and praise God, not me.

Try Ibuprofen and my coctail for resolution of your next acute pancreatitis attack and try to have a pain free day!


  1. Great stuff. I love your style and attitude. Keep up the good work.

  2. Brilliant !! I now sleep with a packet of ibuprofen beside me ,makes good sense ,why have doctors not realised this ?

    1. I have no clue. I think they know. I buprofen is cheap and can be purchased over-the-counter. Good luck. I hope it works for you too.

  3. Okay Had an attack a year and a half ago. I have no attacks since, but follow a strict diet and alcohol they say never again. But I have had a few on occasion and I think the drs would say I'm playing with my life, really just like your story they lie as they do or don't know,very interesting.I have aspirin ( 325mg ) with me all the time as I need it for thinning out my blood. So this only makes sense as I don't wont another attack. Also is this cocktail for acute 1 time attack or for chronic? Nice article thanks for writing.

    1. You really should avoid ALL alcohol. It really is very unsafe for those of us with pancreatitis caused by anything.

      The cocktail can be used for both acute and chronic pancreatitis pain. It seems to work for both but I only used the cocktail (800 mgs of ibprofen, grape seed curcumin and vit C) for acute. The daily supplement regemin of grape seed extract, curcumin and C should handle most of the chronic symptoms as long as you also adhere to a proper pancreatitis diet. For days when chronic pain is bad one could always use some ibuprofen or aspirin to help. I just don't think ibuprofen should be a daily thing because it does pose an increased heart attack risk for long term and/or high dose users.

  4. What a God send you are. I am in the midst of my 2nd ap attack and am wondering if I'll travel for Easter (today's good Saturday.). I too was reluctant to return to the er for this episode. My gastroenterologist who I've had for years poo-poo'd my first episode despite the imaging of my abdomen which the radiologist reported inflammation of the pancreas.

    My family dr stated that the er misdiagnosis frequently and thereby she also poo-poo'd the ap attack. What am I to do? the 800 mg works. I took 600 prior to reading your story. The 800 did a better job. I too, no thanks to the medical field, went for Motrin because it relieves inflammation .

    Thanks......... from ohio

    1. You are welcome. Thanks for the kind words. Hope you are feeling better!

  5. Great article. I have had three attacks and they are horrible. Took me a year to figure out it was my gallbladder that was the probem and it's not out. But I kept up with my diet that I starte a year ago and away from all fatty foods. No longer on my diet at all. Just have an occassional glass of wine followed with water. For me the diet was the big change but feel so much better today.

    1. Gallbladder disease can be painful especially when passing a larger stone. The good news is that a low fat diet probably works for an inflamed gallbladder too and unless you have actually had acute pancreatitis from a gallstone becoming stuck alcohol won't be a problem for you like it is with pancreatitis patients. Good luck to you.

  6. Could you recommend a good diet to follow as well?

    1. I apologize for being so slow to respond. Hopefully you have found the information on this blog about diet by now. I also have more diet info at pancreatitis diet info