Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) treatment like CERON might help for this. Ask your Dr./GI.
I know this took place 9 years ago, but what did either of you find out and how are you doing now? I have had upper abdominal pain also, and just found out my Amylase is also low at 25 u/l.
I was trying to find something about low amylase levels as mine were recently found to be. The following is the best thing I found online. I hope it helps some.
Low Amylase Levels in Blood
Low level of amylase in the body is mostly resulted due to consumption of high amounts of carbohydrates. This is the case with amylase deficiency in people with fat intolerance. As mentioned earlier, amylase catalyzes starch and complex carbohydrates. So, the higher the amount of these nutrients in the body, the more is the requirement of amylase. Eventually, the level of amylase falls down from the normal recommended level, thus manifesting amylase deficiency symptoms.
As amylase enzyme is deficient in the body, the dead WBCs are not digested, which in turn leads to formation of abscesses. Contrary to the skin abscesses caused by infections, amylase linked abscesses contain only pus without microbes. Low level of amylase is also related to other skin problems such as inflammation, allergic reactions, eczema, psoriasis, and atopic dermatitis. It may also trigger asthma attacks and other respiratory diseases. Severe cases of amylase deficiency are detected in patients having chronic pancreatitis, cirrhosis, pancreatic cancer, kidney disease, and hepatitis.
Can anyone help with this?
I thought that I would add that I also have an elevated Alkaline Phosphatase at 112. Thanks!