DIGESTIVE ENZYMES

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CHARMED1
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   Posted 5/1/2012 4:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello all I've been suffering with GERD for over 7 months now, what I found recently that helped quite a lot was a drug called metroclopromide which I have been on now for a month, it is not designed for long term use though and have been looking at digestive enzymes I would appreciate any feedback good or bad about anyboy who has taken enzymes thanks in advance John

sunbeam48
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   Posted 5/2/2012 4:08 AM (GMT -7)   
I don't know anything about digestive enzymes, but several people have had good luck with probiotics. Yogurt contains this, or you can take a supplement.

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   Posted 5/2/2012 7:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to Healing Well! It sounds as if you've come to the right place. I've not had experience with enzymes, etc., but others here are experienced in their use. I'm sure someone will be by soon to share their own experience.


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poortummy
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   Posted 5/2/2012 9:10 AM (GMT -7)   
I take digestive enzymes. They worked great. Take before eating.

The very best one is Digest Gold - Premium Enzyme Formula @ HealthFood stores or onlime about 65-75 bucks for a big bottle.

Made by Emzy,edica. They have several kinds of Digest Gold but the best one is the one above.

It is pricey, but it does work. I now am on an acid free diet and dont need them very often.

Good luck....Hope you feel better.

Carrie48
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   Posted 5/2/2012 9:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Charmed1:

I use Digest Platinum which seems to work pretty good. I'm sure that your doctor told you of the risks with taking Reglan, but in case he/she didn't, you need to know that that drug can cause tardive dyskinesia which is a movement disorder.

I don't want to scare you, you are most likely fine but my GI doc just a couple of years ago told me that the drug was fine for long-term use and I was on it 4x a day! about four months later, I was seeing a GI specialist and they noticed that my tongue had a quiver in it and told me to stop taking the drug immediately.

I don't have tardive dyskinesia, thank goodness but it is a very scary thing and most times, is not reversible from what I've read....

It does work wonders though...but just be careful and only take for as long as you need to.
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drtinsac
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   Posted 5/2/2012 10:16 AM (GMT -7)   
What does it mean that they "worked"? Did they decrease heartburn or acid regurgitation?

Carrie48
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   Posted 5/2/2012 11:41 AM (GMT -7)   
They increase the motility in your gut and your food empties from your stomach super fast. It worked wonders for me but I will never tough Reglan again because of the risk.

There is another drug that is similiar to Reglan however, it for some reason is not approved for sale in the US. It's called Domperidone. Apparently it doesn't cross the blood-brain barrier like the Reglan does and is much safer. You can get it on line. I was taking the Reglan when I was having problems with my gallbladder which is now gone (boo hoo).
DX with Lyme and Erlichosis in January 2010. January-August: Biaxin and Amoxicillian. September 2011 - ? on Rifampin and Zithromax. Symtpoms mostly neuro and have 20 small lesions on brain.

poortummy
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   Posted 5/3/2012 10:30 AM (GMT -7)   
I havenot heard of Reglan or the other Digest Platinum. I'll look that up sounds interesting.
But the Digest Gold is a plant based enzyme. If you are on meds like Nexium it blocs the acid
from formng but is also makes digestion harder because we need acid to digets food. Digest Gold somehow
aids in digestion so the food doesn't just lay there.
I have about all books by Brenda Watson and a small library of books on digestion. Also an alkalinie diet has helped me. I have suffered with GERD off and on for almost 40 years, but just in thelast 10 has it been debilitating.

So far for me, the change in lifestyle and diet hs helped the most. Just gets frustration for a sweet toothed junk hound. So I treat myself to sugar free lowfat pudding, frozen yogart and gluten free seed crackers. This gets me over the hump. ThenI have to go back to the GERD diet. Which I believe may be like the other one they talk of here. I did mine by diet elemination.

I also suffered from Leaky Gut Syndrome before diet changes. That is NO fun. You become allergic to everything you eat in quantity. I can't even drink an alcoholic beverage without gettinng violently sick. Or chocolate, cake, candy, etc. I had no idea how much of a junk food junkie I was.... thought it was normal.
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