Pancreatitis brings on pain like you have never felt before; it is up there to be described with feeling similar to childbirth pain.
Typically, the pain is held in the stomach area and can radiate to the back or rib cage.
In order to combat the pain, most patients have to curl up into a position that makes the pain more bearable, and once in the hospital they are administered morphine to control the episodes.
If you live with an ongoing case of pancreatitis, odds are your specialist with prescribe you some strong pain medications to help get you through the episodes while you're at home. Tramadol or Norco are commonly prescribed for this illness, along with pain patches and a special diet to prevent further ongoing attacks.