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EPI abdominal cramping

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Update…I am having better results with taking 2 zenpep with every meal. I have abdominal cramping that will bring you to your knees if I just take one with a meal. Snacks too.
I was trying to see if one per meal would work…NOPE! The cramping and diarrhea is better controlled with 2 zenpep with every meal and snack. It’s expensive and I was trying to be judicious and thrifty.
Ahh yes, I admit that the dr was right. She had recommended 2 with meals and she was right! Sometimes my thriftiness can work against me, but those of you on Medicare understand completely!
It’s a journey for sure ever since 1982, that’s how long I have “limped” along after I was misdiagnosed for so many years. Y’all, please don’t give up searching for answers. It’s taken far too many years to receive answers because it mimics IBS-D.
There are NO perfect answers or meds. Zenpep isn’t a cure, and I have to take it for the rest of my life, but it will allow me some longevity and quality of life.
Those of us with EPI just have to take the enzymes, track every mouthful, and exercise.
Sounds simple, huh!?! All the while dealing with people misunderstanding what we have to deal with! People seem to take it so personally when you can’t eat their foods and especially desserts!
I’m hopeful though, and thankful for every new day. Those of us that struggle with EPI and it’s consequences are gastro warriors,
I don’t know about y’all, but for me I rather be n old gastro warrior than to succumb to giving up. There are still so many hugs, and adventures to come and I don’t want to miss any of it.
Take that Monday morning!
I’m here, I’m determined, and I’m NOT giving up! 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

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I love it Granny Dee! You’ve got a good attitude, and your words will work to benefit your readers! I hope your year is filled with beautiful nutrients hidden or dissolved into the foods you can palette with minimal pain. Another quick pearl: I have seen vegetable powders that could potentially be mixed into the bone broth which could enhance its nutritional punch. Good luck and stay positive!!!

Hi grannydee,
I'm so sorry you had such a long and difficult journey to get on the correct treatment. I'm happy to hear you're on your way to better health!

I wanted to thank you so much for your encouraging words in your above post! We're the same age, and I was recently diagnosed with EPI and also on Medicare. I'm trying to navigate all the information that's out there, including getting assistance to pay for Creon. Quite overwhelming, to say the least.

Reading your post was the medicine I needed. I hit bottom yesterday feeling so helpless and hopeless which is part of the five stages in accepting an illness. Those stages will come and go and come again, but I'm determined to get to acceptance in time and keep pushing on. Your post gave me the boost I needed to keep going with the right attitude. Tackling anything in life is all about the right attitude, and many times it takes a reset button to readjust your attitude and keep going.

I found you through your posts to @susanh824. I also replied to Susan and shared some of the other challenges I've been through. I hope Susan can get the right answers she needs very soon.

You are truly a blessing to all of us in this group.

Wishing you all the best and thank you again for your encouragement.