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Just wondering if there are things that help with digestion of meals? Despite my meals being gluten-free, I feel like I need a little help sometimes, especially since I'm still healing. I do my best to eat smaller meals, but sometimes I get hungry and eat a little more, and then I'm a little uncomfortable. And some gluten-free foods (even unprocessed whole foods) are just a little harder on the digestive system than others, I find.

Thought you guys might have some ideas? (over-the-counter, home remedies, or otherwise!)

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we use digestive enzymes before meals & take probiotics at night...

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Just wondering if there are things that help with digestion of meals? Despite my meals being gluten-free, I feel like I need a little help sometimes, especially since I'm still healing. I do my best to eat smaller meals, but sometimes I get hungry and eat a little more, and then I'm a little uncomfortable. And some gluten-free foods (even unprocessed whole foods) are just a little harder on the digestive system than others, I find.

Thought you guys might have some ideas? (over-the-counter, home remedies, or otherwise!)

thats a wonderful question. I was wondering the same thing. Something to soothe or relax things. Sometimes I eat and its like i can feel it move all the way through me. Or i get nauseated right away.

I asked my GI and he gave me something called Nuerontin. Its prescribed to people with seizures and supposed to deaden the nerves in your gut. I guess sort of like a fybro medicine. It seems to help, my my gut still hurts.

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I had to take Promethazine for quite a while at first. Nausea medicine. I could feel everything and it hurt and I didn't want to eat when my intestines started "waking up".

It helped a lot and I only needed it for a few weeks.

Hey Mamaw? What digestive enzymes do you use? Thanks

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Pancreatin and/or papain/bromelain helps many with celiac with digestion, especially at first. Sometimes a good plant enzyme mix is helpful. I never responded well to the really heavy stuff however since I did not need extra hcl etc. Avoiding milk products except for plain yogurt also helps. I make my own yogurt and ferment it for 24 hours rather than the usual 6 or 7. That way it gets rid of all the lactose.

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I had to take Promethazine for quite a while at first. Nausea medicine. I could feel everything and it hurt and I didn't want to eat when my intestines started "waking up".

It helped a lot and I only needed it for a few weeks.

Hey Mamaw? What digestive enzymes do you use? Thanks

Reminds me of every morning I get up and within 5 min my stomach does too. ugh. i hate mornings.

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are these all prescription or over the counter?

I get my digestive enzymes from my chiropractor, but they have plenty of good ones at health food stores. My digestion is SOO much happier now, but I still have a hard time digesting beef. And I'm sorry, with the weather warming up around here, there is NO WAY I'm giving up a steak on the grill!!) I usually find that if I take an enzyme pill right before and right after a heavy meal, that I feel much better than if I hadn't taken it. Make sure to look for plant derived enzymes. I've read that animal derived or synthetics don't work as well. Employee at Whole Foods or the like should be able to help. Good Luck!

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Pancreatin and/or papain/bromelain helps many with celiac with digestion, especially at first. Sometimes a good plant enzyme mix is helpful. I never responded well to the really heavy stuff however since I did not need extra hcl etc. Avoiding milk products except for plain yogurt also helps. I make my own yogurt and ferment it for 24 hours rather than the usual 6 or 7. That way it gets rid of all the lactose.

I didn't know you could ferment out the lactose! Awesome!

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Yes you can ferment out the lactose. If you google Specific Carbohydrate Diet there is a recipe for how to make 24 hr. yogurt.

And to the question are these all prescription? I think the probiotics and digestive enzymes are over the counter but the medication I mentioned-Promethazine was a prescription.

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They gave me Reglan to help with that- pregnancy was keeping me from digesting effectively. I'm cutting back on it now but it did help. Also, the promethazine is phenergan and it helps as well as with nausea.

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They gave me Reglan to help with that- pregnancy was keeping me from digesting effectively. I'm cutting back on it now but it did help. Also, the promethazine is phenergan and it helps as well as with nausea.

I've tried Phenegran, Reglan, Zofran, Amitriptyline, and about 10 others. None work. I guess the probiotics are my

next step. I need something to settle down the raging hurricane that is my stomach.

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I take natural digestive enzymes, an MCT (coconut oil) capsule to help with healing, and a lactase pill to help with digestion as well. Papaya & Bromelain tabs are excellent to help with digestion also.

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