Thanks for the replies Couchtater and Moo'smum.
Couchtater, the digestive enzymes are a plant based variety -- I used to take pioneer brand digestive enzymes but after I had a hard time finding them, I switched to the Whole Foods brand (Wholezyme) which was the closest formula I could find. I had tried an papaya based one when I was looking for a replacement and those did nothing for me. My GI suggested digestive enzymes when I was undergoing diagnosis for crohn's and gastroparesis -- when I got through my first flare I tried stopping them, but my gastroparesis kicked in, so they seem to be doing more harm than good. I actually stopped the co-enzyme Q10 about a week and a half ago (need to update my sig) -- my dentist had recommended it, but I haven't noticed any significant improvement and given that it's relatively expensive I decided to try stopping it for a bit. It sounds like I shouldn't bother restarting it.
Moo'smum -- that sounds rough -- i'm glad you're doing better now. I'll definitely keep up my quest. The one reason I like my GI so much is that she's usually pretty aggressive in finding a diagnosis. It's not like her to say wait a month and then we'll look some more. I've gone through these types of symptoms several times before for up to 8 months at a time, so I know that I can deal with it for another month if needed. I also know that my GI is great at fitting me in, so if I take a turn for the worse, she'll call me back that day and will fit me in the next day usually. The good news is that the increased domperidone and/or the zofran seem to be helping. I only threw up twice today...I'll play around with the timing/dosing of the zofran and hopefully I can stop this episode.
34 - Diagnosed with Crohn's in Nov. '05
Current Meds: Apriso, Canasa, Methotrexate, Pamine Forte, Aciphex, Domperidone, Folic Acid, Restasis, Zyrtec, Zantac, Align, Calcium, Vitamin D, Centrum, Digestive Enzymes, Thera-tears Omega 3 Supplement, Co-Enzyme Q10
Gluten free since Aug. '03