Symptoms are: Feeling very thirsty
Frequent need to urinate
Loss of muscle mass
There are many ways you and your family can help to control your pain. Your pain may seem worse if you are anxious or worried. It can also seem worse at night when there is nothing to distract you.
Your doctor may suggest some medicine for anxiety or to help you sleep. They may also suggest anti depressants. If you are depressed, it can make it harder for you to cope with pain.
Doctors also use anti depressants to treat nerve pain in people who are not depressed. Ask your doctor if you are not sure why particular medicines have been suggested for you.
Here are some other things you can do for yourself:
relaxation - use relaxation CDs or listen to some calming music and think of somewhere beautiful you would like to be
breathing - try to breathe slowly and deeply when you are tense
change your position at least every 2 hours to prevent stiffness and sore skin
massage - ask your family or friends to give gentle massage to your back, hands or feet
hot or cold packs can help relieve pain (wrap them in a soft towel to prevent damaging your skin)
watching TV, reading or chatting can help to take your mind off your aches and pains
Treatment of stage IV pancreatic cancer may include the following:
Palliative treatments to relieve pain, such as nerve blocks, and other supportive care.
Palliative surgery or stent placement to bypass blocked areas in ducts or the small intestine.
Chemotherapy with or without targeted therapy.
Test Method 1: A blood sample will be collected from a vein of your arm.
Report available : Turnaround Time: 24 hours
A person has the following symptoms should get this done: Feeling very thirsty, Dry mouth, Extreme tiredness, Blurred vision, Drowsiness, Frequent need to urinate, Loss of muscle mass.