Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Support Group

Irritable bowel syndrome is a common intestinal disorder that is characterized by bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea, cramping, and constipation. Typically no abnormalities appear during standard medical testing, and so irritable bowel syndrome is identified by the symptoms. Although irritable bowel syndrome can cause serious discomfort, the intestines are not harmed.

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papaya enzyme

there is a disscussion on papaya enzyme on the crohn's group. Does anyone here use it?

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deleted_user
deleted_user

If your bowel is really sensitive , dun try it...or do it bit by bit. I feel so painful after taking it.
JoyceMarilyn
JoyceMarilyn

I have some but was going to wait until my Dr. appointment next Wednsday. I want to see what he is going to recommend.
I have UC and so far I have taken xifaxan and been told to eat high fiber.
deleted_user
deleted_user

Papaya is a good digestive enzyme. I take them after every meal according to directions on bottle. I have never had any problems with them and if my meal starts to make my stomach unsettled, I definitely take them and feel fine shortly thereafter.
deleted_user
deleted_user

I have been reading about this just today,it sounds really good, someone who had had lots of problems had been taking it and is now much better, I am going to look into it.Nothing was said about pain though!!
JoyceMarilyn
JoyceMarilyn

i found this yesterday which I thought was very interesting:

"Papaya is an excellent treatment for digestive disorders and extremely useful for any disturbances of the gastrointestinal tract. Papain, the powerful enzyme in Papaya, helps to dissolve and digest protein, thus easing stomach ailments and indigestion. (Because papain breaks down tough meat fibers, it is often used in restaurants and is the major ingredient in commercial meat tenderizers!) Papaya has been effective in easing heartburn and is given to treat dyspepsia and gastric catarrh. Papaya also stimulates the appetite.
Papaya's enzyme, papain, not only digests protein, but it extends its activity to digesting carbohydrate. Papain also breaks down wheat gluten, which may be helpful for those suffering from Celiac disease. Those who have difficulty digesting starchy foods, such as breads, cereals and potatoes, might find great relief in including Papaya in their diets.
Papaya helps to settle a nervous and upset stomach and the queasy feelings often associated with travel and motion sickness. It has also been helpful in relieving morning sickness."

But nothing about pain!
deleted_user
deleted_user

I have tried it. Did nothing for me.
al67
al67

Thanks for the tip. Iwill give it a try.