Well, no Easter bunny here this year....I've requested no visit..lol!
I decided to take the enzymes about
3 years ago...maybe more, can't remember. I mentioned to the doc I was taking them...but he didn't say anything negative about
it. I think I was wanting to try them to help get food cleared out of my stomach faster because I do have reflux.
I was taking Zymactive for a while and the intent was to lose a bit of weight as well as to help with my sore body at that time. It did help and I did notice some weightloss. I've since stopped taking them.
I do think the Bromelain is helping with some of the body/joint pain....it's not on my mind a lot...but I haven't been taking them consistently.
Worth a try, regardless. The other one to take would be beano...I have that as well, and come to think of it, I'll take it tonight at supper (yum, turkey dinner).
Smiling will definitely help.....
I think the weight issue is more psychological. Many of us who have been extremely underweight don't want to be that again. I'm liking the extra weight, but it's not toned...I have control over that, however...no excuses.
I'm afraid to become a rail again, but I'm not sick like I was. So, the 109 pounds on a 5'8" frame wasn't nice, but 145 at age 54 feels more solid and secure.
Regarding your worry about
weightloss...from your perspective, maybe the weight represents a comfort....or a time of being fit...losing the weight represents losing fitness...?
Some of us become our moment of focus...losing some weight of your height seems a good thing....so if you can turn it around to a plan rather than a worry, that might be a good thing?
I hope you're able to enjoy the day. I don't think one needs to have the 100% yahoo day....just enjoy the positives and make a big deal out of them....Try not to make the negatives bad, but try to keep them in perspective that they're there but not becoming the final judgement of the day.
As always....hang tough.
*Heather* Status: mild flare enemas tapered to every 2nd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 x2 daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed; started Omega 3
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!
Post Edited (quincy) : 4/12/2009 12:44:53 PM (GMT-6)