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Apr 6, 2017 · Diverticulitis also exocrine pancreatic insufficiency in Digestive Health

I tried to share my concerns with my Dr but he was not very helpful the info on diet and supplements i got from the internet.thank you for the wed sights

Apr 6, 2017 · Diverticulitis also exocrine pancreatic insufficiency in Digestive Health

Thank you @gailfaith @jewill here i hope this is short lived also .

Apr 6, 2017 · Diverticulitis also exocrine pancreatic insufficiency in Digestive Health

I would like any information on diverticulitis and exerine pancreatic insufficiency EPI. i read that protein powder might have triggered my recent diverticulitis incident.the gastroenterologist prescribed cripo and flagel i am allergic to flagel dr ignored warning on my chart. Cipro has serious side effects like tendon rupture in people over 60 i am 78. I am on a liquid diet with bone broth fresh vegetable juice .olive leaf for bacteria lot of vit a b c d e selenium grape seed extract and curcumin (CuraMed) brand milk thistle slippery elm trace minerals magnesium probotics. Collagen powder No dairy sugar or honey grains trying not to have candida..is there any one with any suggestions .i also have pain in my lower back that i think is related to diverticulitis. if any of this helps others it is helping me any suggestions are welcome june

Dec 28, 2016 · Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) in Digestive Health

Gman007 Thank you for your reply and the information on supplements.I take all of these and a lot of antioxIdants alphs lipoic acid, N A C,acetyl.-l-cartinine ,vit a ,e selenium . A lot of the ones i take help with brain function.I like to be able to think clearly,and at almost 80 that takes more working at.I agree with bobinthevillages about the lack of experience any GI Dr has.here is a web sight on dosing of creon wwwcfhcp/dosingguide. I think that is the one that says Too high dose of creon is associated with FIBROSING COLONOPATHY. i have less pain if i have smaller meals and control my stress.I am going to try to contact the collage here in Austin to try to find a Dr with more experience treating EPI any information on that would be good

Dec 26, 2016 · Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) in Digestive Health

Thank you for moving me to digestive health. You ask if chronic pancreatitis was the cause of my EPI it was not it was from a very bad reaction to 2 drugs estergen cream and 2 weeks later a really bad reaction to a infusion of recast a BISPHOSPHONATE over 200 days of diarrhea,lost 25lb and lots of muscle.the only information from my dr was creon  and a low fat diet thank  God for the internet there is a lot of other things you can do.Creon is very important but organic low fat diet,supplements,hydration,controlling stress and weight bearing exercise all help.I am 78  and I have done organic food for the last 30 years. I would like to find a Dr in Austin Texas that knows more about EPI . If any one wants a list of the supplements I take I would be glad to send it.It may take a while working a job,not feeling well and typing with one finger takes longer.but I have done a lot of research and am willing to share also I am open to any information or suggestions.this is a wonderful place to find I have felt very much alone  thank you jewill

Dec 24, 2016 · Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) in Digestive Health

I was diagnosed with endocrine pancreatic insufficiency EPI after having a reaction to estrogen cream and 2weeks later a reaction to reclast infusion a BISPHOSPHONATE.dr didn’t check my chart for allergy to phosphates nor tell me to have any invasive dental work done first .i had diarrhea for over 200 days lost from 130 to 103 lbs .my teeth have started to break off i have a lot of muscle loss i went from dr to dr none knew what i had finally a dr ran fecal test and started me on creon and told to go on a low fat diet.i did research diet ,timing for creon and food ,supplements,exercise.i put my food in blender to get more food in me it is hard to chew.i have done organic for 40 years .I would like to find a Dr in austin tx that knows more about EPI .supplements ,creon and organic food and keeping stress down works I still work but i am 78 so i wont be able to do that much longer. I would love to hear from any one with any informed on EPI or malabsorption.

Dec 6, 2016 · Malabsorption in Digestive Health

I was given creon 3600 for EPI. Exocrine pancreatic insuffency. Creon works good but you need a low fat diet and supplments epi causes malabsorption so you need lot of supplments. No dr would give me this info so i researched it on the web it has helped me become more stable.i had dirrhea for over 300 days went to dr after dr finally one did a fat fecal test and gave me creon but they dont give you any other info and if you are on medicare it isnot worth ther time to bother but ther is a lot of info on the net.taking too much creon can cause a lot of serious problems check it out on the web what caused your malabsorpiom. Jewill

Dec 6, 2016 · Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) in Digestive Health

I was dignosed with e p i. Exocrine pancreatic insuffency in 2015 after having a severe reaction to premarin estergen cream then 2 weeks later i had an even more sever reaction to an infusion of reclast it is a biphosphonates l am severly allergic to phosphates,dr did not check for that.i had diarrhea lost 20 lbs destroyed 90 % of my pancreas dr gave me creon 3600 2 with each meal low fat diet that is all the information i got from him did research on web for diet and supplments .need a dr in austin tx that knows more about e p i would apprecate any info on this thank you jewill