Hi all, For the past month and a half, I have had problems with my pancreas. It came on all of a sudden and I was hospitized and released. Not a lot is known about it, it's been hard to get a knowledgable doctor, diagnosis and treatment. It's a horrible, horrible disease.20 % mortality rate. They asked me if I drank. I don't. They said three major causes of this disease is alcoholism, gallstones and virus. SO they took out my gallbladder 3 weeks ago. I still have the pancreas pain. Now get this, I have since learned that among other things, HIV and Epstein Barr are the viruses that can cause this!!!!