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After gallbladder removal, what are the best enzymes to be on

By Anonymous August 17, 2015 - 8:10pm
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I had my gallbladder removed a year ago. They told me I needed to be on an enzyme but never told me what to get. I retain food in my stomach. I went to have a endoscope. Done was fasting for 14 hours and I still had lettuce in my stomach that I had eaten a day and a half ago. What would cause food not to break down and pass or what would make me not digest my food? I think that's why i always feel sick and my stomach is always bloated and crampy. I live on Phengan by mouth pill 25 mg 2 daily everyday just to be able to eat and not throw up. What would cause this?

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Who are "they"? I suggest you speak with the person or individuals who recommended that you take an enzyme. By definition, an enzyme is a protein that speeds up a chemical reaction. Possibly, it was suggested that you take a digestive enzyme, which facilitates the chemical breakdown of food into smaller, absorbable components.

Why was your gallbladder removed?

What did the gastroenterologist say to you when it was discovered that you still had food in your stomach despite fasting? Was the endoscopy rescheduled? Did you speak with the gastroenterologist about your symptoms of inability to digest food, stomach cramping and feeling bloated?

Do you mean Phenergan?

Phenergan (promethazine) belongs to a group of drugs called phenothiazines. It works by changing the actions of chemicals in your brain. Promethazine also acts as an antihistamine. It blocks the effects of the naturally occurring chemical histamine in your body.

Phenergan is used to treat allergy symptoms such as itching, runny nose, sneezing, itchy or watery eyes, hives, and itchy skin rashes.

Phenergan also prevents motion sickness, and treats nausea and vomiting or pain after surgery. It is also used as a sedative or sleep aid.

It will do nothing to improve a problem with digestion.
Your physician is your best resource for the answers to your questions.


August 18, 2015 - 8:21am
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