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diarrhea was posted 10/30/2009 11:09 pm by cher
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My husband has had diarrhea for the entire 10 months since his diagnosis. We went to a local dietician from the Cancer Center here and she wasn't much help. We changed enzymes twice. Still lost weight (total of 50lbs) We went to a new dietician at a larger hospital in the Bay area and she had lots of good ideas to implement. They seem to be working. He only has a few BMs a day and loose stool but not diarrhea. here are some of her suggestions: Use a tsp of Benefiber mixed in 2 T applesauce after every meal. Take Natren's Healthy Trinity Probiotic (not others), you can find this online She suggested another Pancretic enzyme: Pancrecarb MS 16, take 8 with every meal, space out in beginning, middle and end of meal. Take fish oil capsule (with each meal, 3 total)She also recommended Bi Pro whey protein supplement (no flavor) to mix with Glucerna (he's diabetic) add frozen yogurt or low fat ice cream Stay away from caffeine, fatty foods. Use Cocoanut Oil (with MCT)medium chain triglycerides for salad dressing and to saute foods with (in health food stores) She also suggested we get a presciption from Dr. for Tincture of Opium, .3-.6cc taken after loose stool. Bob takes this with water. So far, 2 weeks after our visit with her, he is doing much better and even gained 1.5 lbs! I don't know which things that i listed helped the most but we will continue with all of them. Good Luck

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