Talk with your doctor about the best treatment plan for you. Treatment options include:
Pain associated with chronic pancreatitis can be controlled with medications (eg, tramadol ). If the pancreas does not secrete enough enzymes, your doctor may prescribe pancreatic enzymes that you will take with meals. In addition, insulin or other medications may be needed to control blood glucose.
Your doctor may advise you to stop drinking alcohol and make changes in the food you eat (eg, restrict the amount of fat in your diet).
If your pain is severe, surgery to drain an enlarged pancreatic duct or remove part of the pancreas may be necessary.