Thank you for this excellent information. I currently live in Central Florida, The Villages, a massive retirement community. However, it is likely I will be moving to Amelia Island in April, so your suggestion to go to the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville is a great resource.
I was having urgent diarrhea in the middle of the night 3-4 times a week. Earlier this year after seeing my family doctor and a urologist I finally got to GI doctor. He did a colonoscopy and ordered some stool tests. All the tests came back normal except for 1, the elastase was severe. I have never had GI issues before this, I am 66.
Once I went on 12 Zen Pep a day the urgent diarrhea virtually stopped making the doctor feel as though he had the correct diagnosis. However, I am still not sure as I never had any of the conditions (pancreatitis or alcohol issues or cystic fibrosis) which seem to cause it.
My concern is my weight as I am the lowest weight since being a teenager and I cannot gain any weight no matter what I eat. I am also anemic so I just started taking iron supplements. Also, I have had Cat scans, MRI’s and endoscopy procedures and thankfully no cancer has been detected.
I am really appreciative of this website as this has been my only opportunity to discuss my EPI issue with anyone who understands it.