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Poor digestion and acne

Hi- I am a 26 year old male who has been battling poor digestion and acne for many years. I am under the suspicion that the two are inherently linked.

I frequently have bouts of abdominal discomfort as well as diarrhea and occasionally constipation. I have been gluten and dairy free for five years since they always cause digestive upset. Celiac negative however. On top of this, when I eat certain foods, vegetables like carrots or onions, or grains like brown rice, quinoa, and beans, will show up partially digested in my stool. Even if they have been properly cooked.

My digestion was perfect my entire life until 8 years ago when I came down with mononucleosis as well as cytomegalovirus. My gluten and dairy issues arose after being diagnosed with these two infections.

Along with the digestive issues I have been suffering from acne for many years, since being a teenager. It has actually much improved since I recently started taking a form of zinc called optizinc. However, it still persists and I sometimes have bouts when it flares up.

I sincerely appreciate the effort and time you have taken to read this and respond. Please let me know if there is further information I can provide.
  Dieselfitter on 2014-03-03
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
PL take
1. Pulsetilla-200 (200c) 6 pills twice a day
2. Antimonium Crudum-200 (200c) 6 pills twice a day
Pl keep 30-40 minutes gap between 1 and 2
3. Pl take every day pro-biotic drink (like yakult etc)

PL take the treatment for 15 days and then give feedback

R.P. Tamhankar
shouse_nsk 9 years ago
Dear R.P. Tamhankar,

Thank you for your very fast and helpful reply. I will purchase these today and report back in 15 days. All my best.

Sincere regards.
Dieselfitter 9 years ago

In homeopathy, dosing amounts are done by monitoring
reactions. When a remedy has an effect on you- you stop taking it
and let it work-

When you have too much of a remedy it will bring back symptoms-

I assume that you took antibiotics for these infections?

What have you done about replacing the gut flora? Are you doing
probiotics or have tried the

How many times have you had antibiotics since the illness?
[message edited by simone717 on Mon, 03 Mar 2014 19:41:50 GMT]
simone717 9 years ago
Hi Simone,

Thank you for your response. Firstly, I want to clear up that these issues arose 8 years ago, when I was 18. I am 26 now.

I definitely overused antibiotics for various illnesses as a child. I was not given antibiotics for my mononucleosis and cytomegalovirus diagnosis as they are viral infections that must take their course. Since that illness 8 years ago I have taken a few courses of antibiotics, but none in the last three and a half years.

I take daily probiotics and have been doing so for over two years. I have also experimented with making my own kefir at home. The probiotics and kefir do not worsen my condition but they also do not make it better.

Do you suggest I find alternative methods of improving my gut flora? Or perhaps there is another issue in the gut causing my problem?

Thank you again for your reply and assistance.

Kind regards.
Dieselfitter 9 years ago
Hi Dieselfitter,

I believe that you need your case taken in depth and get a
constitutional remedy that will boost your immune system overall
which will cure you of this problem-

I don't know if you have used homeopathy before or ever seen
a homeopath in person- but the remedies prescribed here
are based on a couple symptoms and not on your totality, which
is your particular mental , emotional, physical and other things
like food likes and dislikes, weather preferences etc.

You have chronic issues, different than acute issues where a person
can match remedies to recent symptoms.

It is always best if you go see a homeopath face to face bc they
can use all their tools to chose the right remedy for you. If you
cannot do that you can work with a qualified person via skype or phone.

If you want to let me know your area, I can give you options of people,
I don't think this can be done well online- or only if someone is able
to take a detailed case history for you.
simone717 9 years ago
Hi Simone,

Thank you once again for taking the time to reach out and help me. I really appreciate it.

I completely agree that I need to see a homeopath (as well as a naturopath), which I have been desiring to do for years. Unfortunately my financial situation doesn't allow me to do this.

I live in New York City. If you are able to provide options of people, I can find out their cost and make a decision.

Thank you again so much.

A quick side question - R.P. Tamkankar gave me two suggestions to try in the meantime. They are 200c versions, and I can only find 30c versions of the two remedies (pulsatilla and antimonium crudum). Could I purchase the 30c versions and alter the dosage?

All my best.
Dieselfitter 9 years ago
Hi ,
If you wish, please click my name and you will see my email
and you can email me if you wish.Read this about dosing. Regarding dosage for Antim C-200 From brisbanehomoeopath on 2012-06-18
Dose is decided on the basis of several things.

1. What is the intensity of the illness? Intensity is measuted by looking at the whole case.

2. How sensitive is the patient to homoeopathic potencies? This is often unknown in the beginning so it is best to assume the are sensitive until proven otherwise.

3. How much tissue change is present in the body that might aggravate and harm the patient? If there are extensive tissue changes (pathology) a remedy given to frequently can stimulate their disease into aggravation and put them in hospital. If you suspect pathology or do not know, it is again best to be cautious in the begininng until you are sure.

Potency selection has guidelines too, which are similar to above and have some extra considerations. Why did you decide on such a high potency like 200c? That potency would imply your disease is quite serious and intense, or is being expressed with a lot of emtional distress and peculiar symptoms unique to Ant-crude.

If you are self-prescribing for a chronic complaint, which in most cases fails or causes further problems, you may open yourself up to side effects that can be difficult to get rid of. Only by making sure the remedy is very precisely suited to your overall condition can you be sure that it will not harm you.

This means, for Ant-crude to work, you would not only have to have specific Ant-c warts, but Ant-c skin, Ant-c digestion, Ant-c feelings, Ant-c sleep, Ant-c sensitivities, and so on.

While I disapprove of people using our medicines without proper knowledge of them, if you are going to go ahead and do it anyway, you should always start with a single dose and see what has happened after a week.
[message edited by brisbanehomoeopath on Mon, 18 Jun 2012 23:39:52 BST]
[message edited by simone717 on Tue, 04 Mar 2014 18:05:20 GMT]
simone717 9 years ago
Hi- The NY School of Homeopathy is very well regarded and has a free clinic.

I would go there and have your case taken and supervised by their

Here is an article on them and a link to their site and faculty.http://hpathy.com/homeopathy-papers/a-short-history-of-the-n....


I would not take any medicines in the 'meantime' bc they will disrupt your
original symptom picture and make it harder to prescribe a curative
simone717 9 years ago

You are absolutely correct. I am just beginning to learn about homeopathy and understand what a powerful tool it can be, but must be done with care and knowledge.

I am leaving this weekend for work outside of the country for two weeks. When I return, I will contact the NY School of Homeopathy to learn more about their clinics.

Thank you again for your help. All my best.
Dieselfitter 9 years ago
Have a safe work trip, and if you do go to the NY
clinic, it would be great to get feedback on here
how it went for you.

Best wishes,

simone717 9 years ago

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