The Supplement digestive enzyme "Pepsin"

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   Posted 4/25/2013 8:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone tried digestive enzymes with Pepsin?

Seems to be an Oximoron where as Pepsin in the gut would cause irritation and possible Laryngeal spasms if elevated to the oral area yet ( ? ) if taken as a supplement restores "Gastro Intestinal Health".. Any thoughts?

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   Posted 4/25/2013 9:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I have and 5 minutes later I felt them in my throat and right between the eyes. That was a no no for me. For some people I guess it helps. I can see why some people can make the argument of "low stomach acid" but I don't understand that because what do ppi's do? They make you have low stomach acid and the low stomach acid theory suggest having low stomach is the reason for your illness.

Fighting daily pain from gastroparesis, gerd and lpr!
Had the TIF done 2/2012 and still am symptomatic.

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   Posted 4/25/2013 11:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Before I knew I had gastritis and duodenitis, I thought perhaps my digestive problems were caused by low stomach acid.  I bought a Betaine HCl supplement with Pepsin.  After taking the supplement for one day, I ended up with burning diarrhea and severe stomach pain.  Granted, I am not just talking about Pepsin alone but I agree with you (JohnInTheOC) that if you suspect you have inflammation (or even worse, an ulcer) in the gut, I would be very, very careful about taking any supplement that could further irritate it.

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   Posted 4/26/2013 6:03 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm starting to warm up to the idea of some ppl having low stomach acid and I have taking enyzmes in the past but I avoid ones with pepsin.
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