A few years ago when my doctors informed me that I could no longer take Ultrase since they would no longer be on the market I was horrified! I LOVED my enzymes with a passion. Probably because I went so long with malabsorption issues. I had to switch to Zenpep right around my wedding day which I wasn't too worried about until my nurse practitioner told me there may be an adjustment period. Now I was even more horrified. Flashbacks of pre-enzyme days were haunting me: lots of gas, bloating, frequent bathroom breaks. I didn't want to spend my wedding day or honeymoon with gastrointestinal issues.
Soon after I started Zenpep (and after the short adjustment window) I fell in love for the second time in my life. I went from thinking I had very little digestive issues to realizing that this, yes this was how nonCFers lived. My CF tummy days were non-existent, no matter what I ate gas was never an issue, and I even gained weight.
Fast forward a few years and I am starting to feel that my love affair with Zenpep is slowly dying. I am not sure if my pancreas has changed or somehow giving birth changed my body (the problems seemed to happen after I gave birth. Not sure if it is causation or just a correlation). I am finding that I am getting more CF tummy days, more stomach sensitivities, and longing for the honeymoon period with my enzymes. I am not experiencing true malabsorption issues so I am not convinced I need to increase my eznymes, but I am no longer living the non-CF tummy dream.