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Digestive Enzymes, Specifically Pancreatic Enzymes, Advice On Tolerance/introduction Phase, Even Worth It?

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Evening guys,

 

kk I'm undiagnosed still (I'm working on it) but my stools always float, tend to smell, and sometims slide in the bowl (sorry had to describe folks!)   and I can't gain any weight for the life of me.

 

My mom says she has a coworker who discovered they had exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, which looks very common in dogs but so much humans.

 

Anyways, I read the symptoms Im thinking its gotta be worth a shot on enzymes right?  I have to wait for a doctor until January so I was gonna give it a shot.

I bought Digestive basic from enzymatica at sprouts and my stomach can barely tolerate a half a capsule every few days, it looks like people take like several full capsules with every meal?

Did anyone slowly work there way into this?  Should I take one specific enzyme rather instead a full spectrum blend? 


Summer 2010 - Loose stools, insomnia, doc blames IBS, continues for years

Sept 2013 - extremely ill like flu, inflamed eyes, loosing weight

Feb 2014 - fecal calprotectin 151, colonoscopy/endoscopy clear, duodenum looked flat,

complete celiac blood panel negative

July 2014 - CT scan with barium normal,  new GI currently pushing eosinophilic disorder with possible NCGI, hasen't concluded to anything.

May 2014 - HLA DQ2A1*05:01/05:05 POSITIVE, one copy

                   HLA DQ2B1*02:01/02:02 POSITIVE, two copies

***Feb 13, 2015 - finally started on just one diet, began SCD intro diet.  I'm much better than last year but several symptoms won't go away, interesting too that I don't seem to digest ANY carbs, including sweet potato and well cooked carrots, goes right through me.

currently on an extreme elimination diet, I'm fairly active I use this topic as my journal:  celiac.com/gluten-free/topic/109377-tips-for-my-elimination-diet-my-progress-so-far-has-been-confusing-and-probiotics-feel-like-dropping-a-grenade-in-a-mineshaft-full-of-fireworks/#entry930840

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I think that enzymes can be necessary for some celiac patients -- and they work. My doctor recommended them but unfortunately for me, I am intolerant to papaya and pineapple (sources of many of the enzymes) so I can not take them. They make me sicker!


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yea, last year I tried the papaya extract and it felt like i'd drank battery acid (idk what thats like, assuming burning and terrible).   I'm just very surprised that off of half an enzyme capsule every couple days still puts me in a funk, like i've noticed i get alot more gassy, which isn't a bad thing I guess.

 

I'm as usual being impatient and want to hear others experiences with them and how they improved/changed their lifestyle while I ride this out for a couple weeks


Summer 2010 - Loose stools, insomnia, doc blames IBS, continues for years

Sept 2013 - extremely ill like flu, inflamed eyes, loosing weight

Feb 2014 - fecal calprotectin 151, colonoscopy/endoscopy clear, duodenum looked flat,

complete celiac blood panel negative

July 2014 - CT scan with barium normal,  new GI currently pushing eosinophilic disorder with possible NCGI, hasen't concluded to anything.

May 2014 - HLA DQ2A1*05:01/05:05 POSITIVE, one copy

                   HLA DQ2B1*02:01/02:02 POSITIVE, two copies

***Feb 13, 2015 - finally started on just one diet, began SCD intro diet.  I'm much better than last year but several symptoms won't go away, interesting too that I don't seem to digest ANY carbs, including sweet potato and well cooked carrots, goes right through me.

currently on an extreme elimination diet, I'm fairly active I use this topic as my journal:  celiac.com/gluten-free/topic/109377-tips-for-my-elimination-diet-my-progress-so-far-has-been-confusing-and-probiotics-feel-like-dropping-a-grenade-in-a-mineshaft-full-of-fireworks/#entry930840

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Enzymes have been helpful for me.  They were recommended by an MD, 2 chiropractors, Functional Medicine nurse and Naturopathic physician over the last few years.  The doctors can do a stool test to see if they are needed or not.  I recently stopped taking them for a while and saw some pieces of food coming through in the stool.  Before enzyme use I use to have entire capsules come through unchanged, so I found a variety of enzymes that is in powder form.  One can sprinkle it over their food, or I just add it to a small amount of water before they eat it.  My variety contains Amylase, Protease, Lipase and cellulose.  It is called Genuine N Zimes Dr. Howell's Original Formula Extra-Strength.  I order it through Azure Standard and my container lasts one person a few months.  With shipping the bottle is just under 30 dollars, I believe.  I have tried other varieties from a health food store and any of them seemed to work for me.  I make sure that all three kinds of enzymes are in the ones I buy to help break down fat, protein, and carbs.  After my last experience stopping enzymes, I think I may take them for life.  I need a predictable high enough level of energy.

 

Dee

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afternoon lady!

 

thank you for the reply, much appreciated.  Yea, the digestive basic capsules i bought have powder in them, I've been pouring a little out so it balances as half a capsule.

Im desperate and bored in terms of trying to improve my health.  My insurance doesn't kick in until january and with all the holiday meals coming up (autoimmune recipies for now) I really think I need the extra kick.

That and EVERY stool I've had in the past four months (well even before that, but the past four months I've seemed to reach a plateau of health),

 

my stools always:

 

float in the toliet (doesn't bug me but people say....)

they smell

are well formed, but will smear on the sides of the toliet when I flush sometimes. 

 

 

my body does not seem to process much if it is too much fat, too much fiber, and too much complex carbs (even sweet potatos I can only have on rare occassion),  it only makes sense my body could use the help, you know?

 

 

If you have time for another question in your regimen lady, I would like to ask:

Can your body handle enzymes with every meal?  do you tend to take more than the recommended dosage if its a heavy meal? Would it matter what time of day if at all?


Summer 2010 - Loose stools, insomnia, doc blames IBS, continues for years

Sept 2013 - extremely ill like flu, inflamed eyes, loosing weight

Feb 2014 - fecal calprotectin 151, colonoscopy/endoscopy clear, duodenum looked flat,

complete celiac blood panel negative

July 2014 - CT scan with barium normal,  new GI currently pushing eosinophilic disorder with possible NCGI, hasen't concluded to anything.

May 2014 - HLA DQ2A1*05:01/05:05 POSITIVE, one copy

                   HLA DQ2B1*02:01/02:02 POSITIVE, two copies

***Feb 13, 2015 - finally started on just one diet, began SCD intro diet.  I'm much better than last year but several symptoms won't go away, interesting too that I don't seem to digest ANY carbs, including sweet potato and well cooked carrots, goes right through me.

currently on an extreme elimination diet, I'm fairly active I use this topic as my journal:  celiac.com/gluten-free/topic/109377-tips-for-my-elimination-diet-my-progress-so-far-has-been-confusing-and-probiotics-feel-like-dropping-a-grenade-in-a-mineshaft-full-of-fireworks/#entry930840

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