K: you seem to have a lot of knowledge in regard to IBS and digestive disorders; are you familiar with dumping syndrome, or digestive disorders following GB surgery. i had no problem prior to surgery but for almost 2 years it has been terrible. i learned so much from this excellent board; i just wanted to convince myself i was no different than anyone else and had to learn what and what not to eat. the doctors only touched on the why and how and prescribed creon. i understand the creon is truly natural from a pig pancreas which really turned me off. are the enzymes from the health store as reliable as the creon. they are really my choice but i cannot get a doctor to agree. in the meantime, i am taking papaya enzymes and feeling pretty good. i guess i need assurance that the papaya is of as good a quality as the creon. the creon also adds to my D or C, whatever mode my system is in at the time. this is a long story; i would appreciate your time in reading it and responding. thank you so much.