Re: Are digestive enzymes/acidophilus good for gastroparesis?
Sorry you are having problems with your GI system.
I have found with digestive enzymes that I have to be careful not to take any with Betain HCL in them-- it an acid. That makes my mouth and throat burn. So, I only use the enzymes that are only enzymes -- Source Natruals -- Essential Enzymes seems to work for me and several others.
Also, that probiotic supplement that you are using does not work for me and I have tried it several times. Everyone is different and responds differently and I have had to change many times to find out what ones works for me. And I am sure you are no different. The probiotic supplements that work best for me are -- Primal Defense, Culturelle, Pearls by Ezymatic Therapy, PB-8, Reuteri, and a new one I just bought --BifidoBiotics with L sporogenes by Nutricology/ Allergy Research.
I think the problem with alot of probiotic is that they are affected by heat and stomach acids. And by time they are shippped to us you really don't know where they have been??
And, I have found it best to take them on an empty stomach like at least 2 1/2 hours after eating and before going to bed. But, with gastroparesis food moves through your gastro tract so slow and that presents another problem. So, I guess you will have to experiment around to find what probiotic supplement work best for you.
To control Acid Reflux -- I went to a very bland diet so my stomach does not produce much acid but at times I just take Prilosec OTC for a week or so. One of the problems with this type drug -- stopping it produces a rebound affect that is too much acid for several days so I don't like to take it. I use Tums but not often.
My wife has used both Nexium & Prevacid and they both naseate and give her diarrhea. But Prilosec works OK.
I wish you well --- Harry
Last edited by Harry; 06-06-2007 at 01:23 PM.