I also have to take massive amts. of expensive pancreatic enzymes to be able to digest food now. I would be interested in what you take and the progress you have with them. You have an expert doctor, which I do not, so maybe I can pick your brain once in awhile. I am back to square one after two yrs. of treatment, and am having an MRI of my pancreas this week.
Cort set up a separate thread for the many people who were conversing with me about liver, pancreas and gallbladder issues. I am not sure which section it is in, but that is where any future discussion should go.
I read several entries in your blog and really enjoyed them. My best friend since age 12 lives on Lummi Island in Puget Sound, and if your climate is anything like where she lives, I can't imagine living in a tent there. I have MCS too, but not that badly. You are really making lemondade out of your lemons and I admire that.
I've not a clue where that other thread might be either so I'll reply to you here so I don't hijack Tree's thread.
I've been taking pacreatin 8x by Source Naturals. I haven't tried any others, was recommended them by someone here on the forums. If I had thought to ask my doc what type to take when he said we should take them, it might be a bit more helpful. lol
I have noticed they do tend to help with my main meals, I can tell a difference if I don't use them. And today I just found out that they are very helpful with a rice intolerance I have had all my life.
Seems I don't produce enzymes to digest rice bran or protein from brown rice. But this detox supplement my doc said I should take has both in a large quantity. I've been working on how to help my digestive system tolerate it and today found that if I open a capsule of enzymes and take it at the same time I drink the powder, I have ZERO problems with it.
I'm absolutely thrilled!
So yeah, they do help. hehe
Thanks for reading some of my blog.
I do have very similar weather as Lummi Island except they probably get a bit more wind where as I get a bit more cold.
Have a beautiful day!