I have seen digestive enzymes mentioned as a possible treatment for gluten side effects. I went to the er last night and the doctor there had never heard of them. What are they? Do they help? Do you have to take them with probiotics? Are they safe for advance celiac?
I've had really good luck taking GlutenEase when eating out. I went from getting cross contamination effects almost all the time to almost never. I had gotten to where I never wanted to eat out but once I started taking GlutenEase with any meal that I thought might have cross contamination I got so confident that I took a cruise around the world and had very few instances of glutening (that was back in 2009).
About 4 mths ago I started taking Digest Spectrum also as I was tested by my Dr. when I developed a broad spectrum of food intolerances (egg, cow dairy, goat dairy, beef, lamb, almonds, peanuts, green beans, cucumber, asparagus, red grapes etc) and was found to have no digestive enzymes of my own in my stomach. He put me on a 3 mth coarse of supplements tailored to the findings in my digestive profile so I am now thankfully through that episode and am again fine with all those foods. I've so far kept up the Digest Spectrum because it helps with all types of foods in addition to my probiotics to try and keep myself from getting that bad again. About two weeks ago I started taking a new supplement called Dr. Wises Gluten Relief and that seems to have really straightened out my digestive track. Now that is something else! My bowel movements are on-time and completely normal with no emergency runs to the bathroom. This is also about a 3 month course. I'm still taking the GlutenEase for any meal out of the house and the Digest Spectrum with every meal. No chest pains, no stomach pains, no emergency runs to the bathroom. I'm a happy camper. About 4 mths ago I could eat nothing with out a reaction. I've been gluten free for 5 years but somehow my body developed all these new food intolerances. Thankfully I've got a good Dr. who got me over that hump but most Drs are clueless. You have to really search around for one that will understand what is going on and help you.