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Bad GERD - Nux Vomica and Carbo Veg?

Hi Everyone,

I'm a 27 year old male and because of skipping meals/overeating/frequent drinking etc, I've developed bad GERD and I am basically on a curd, lentils and rice diet now. It has been diagnosed by doctors and even though I've been prescribed PPIs, Antacids, anti anxiety drugs, nothing seems to work.

Moreover, recently I also had a couple of attacks of severe colitis (blood in stool, some pus cells etc) and developed lactose intolerance as a result.

I cannot eat much. A friend recommended Nux Vomica 30C and Carbo Veg 30x twice everyday.

However, I've been reading that Nux Vomica can have severe side effects if taken for a week or more and I'm very concerned about developing any bad side effects.

What do you recommend?
  ankitgupta42 on 2015-01-27
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
EVERY remedy can have side effects if you use them the way that this person has suggested. It could make things much worse.

Would you like me to take your case and prescribe a single medicine in a more safe manner, one individually suited to you?
Evocationer 7 years ago
Yes please suggest something more suitable.
ankitgupta42 7 years ago

General Guidelines:

1. Try to be as descriptive as possible. When describing pains or sensations use descriptions along the lines of ‘feels as if someone is squeezing it with their hand’ or ‘it is like an insect crawling around inside’ or ‘it is as if someone is standing over me threatening to kill me’. Long descriptions are always better than short ones. One word answers are difficult to use successfully.

2. Another important part of symptom description for homoeopathy are the ‘modalities’. These are situations, events, activities or conditions which modify the symptom in some way. We usually refer to this as what makes them ‘better’ or ‘worse’ (amelioration/aggravation). The situation may actually provoke the symptom into appearing, make it vanish altogether, or just increase or decrease it in some way. Modalities are vital information for prescribing.

Modalities are typically related to (but not exclusively) the following situations:

A. Temperature, weather
B. Time (day, night, specific times, frequency, periodicity, season)
C. Position, activity
D. Emotions, thoughts
E. Food and drink
F. Drugs, medication

3. How the symptom is perceived is important too – odour, appearance, sound, touch. What colour is it, what is its texture? For gestures, describe what it looks like the patient is doing, or what you feel you are doing while making the movement eg. ‘they look like they are swatting flies’ or ‘I feel like something is pushing my hand upwards’ or ‘it is like I stick a fork in an electrical outlet which throws my body backwards’. Description – it is key to accurate prescriptions.

4. When did the symptom or set of symptoms start? The apparent cause can be useful in determining the remedy, although it is not of the same importance as the previous factors. It may have been a specific event, a disease, an accident or even an emotional experience.

5. Use your own words. Do not copy phrases or descriptions found in our various remedy pictures. Try not to use other people’s ideas or thoughts or words. If you are reporting on behalf of someone else, report their exact words, however you can also report your own observations of them (not opinions).

6. Does the symptom occur alongside another specific symptom? Do particular symptoms only occur together? Does a particular symptom occur with a particular thought or emotion? For example, a headache that always comes with visual disturbances, or stomach pain that appears alongside anger, or anxiety that makes you feel like running down the street screaming.

7. Each complaint should be described fully before going on to describe another complaint. Try not to mix different symptoms or complaints together. Each modifying feature must be clearly attached to a particular symptom/set of symptoms. Any mistake you make here is a mistake the homoeopath will also then make.

Evocationer 7 years ago
Please answer the following questions with as much detail and honesty as you can. Single word or short answer sentences are often of little use to me. Try to be as descriptive as you can. There are no right answers, and no specific kinds of information that I need. These questions are designed to stimulate your mind into thinking about yourself in a way that is helpful for a homoeopathic prescription. If anything is too sensitive or private to mention, you do not need to talk about it.

What is the main problem you have?

How does this problem manifest in your life?

How does it stop you from living your life normally?

What obstacles are in your life?

What kind of patterns do you see occurring again and again in your life?

What can you do to make yourself feel better?

What events in your life do you feel had the most impact on you?

What sort of situations aggravate you or make your life more difficult than it should be?

When do you feel at your worst? Why?

When do you feel at your best? Why?

What was the worst thing that ever happened to you? What was so terrible about it?

What was the best thing that ever happened to you? What was so good about it?

What kind of life have you lead up to now?

What do you think has prevented you from having the kind of life you should have had?

Where do most of your problems come from?

What situations or images appear most often in your dreams or nightmares?

What causes problems in your relationships?

What kind of people do you have the most problems with?

What do people like about you?

What do people dislike about you?

Were you very different as a child, as a teenager, as a young adult? How so?
Evocationer 7 years ago

(Symptoms that don’t fit anywhere else, but are things that tend to affect all of you as a person, but are not emotions or thoughts)

1. Sleep - what position do you tend to sleep in?
- what position can you not sleep in?
- do you do anything unusual in your sleep?
- any problems with going to sleep, staying asleep, or waking up?

2. Appetite - What foods do you crave/desire strongly?
- What foods do you hate eating (have an aversion to)?
- What foods have a negative effect on you or cause symptoms?
- What foods have a positive effect on you or seem to improve your health or symptoms in some way?

- What is the effect of hunger or fasting on you?
- What did you crave in the past?

3. Thirst - What drinks do you crave/desire strongly?
- What drinks do you hate to take (are averse to)?
- When are you most thirsty?
- When are you least thirsty?

4. Stool - Do you have any problems with your bowels or passing stool?
- What is the shape, color, odor of the stool?

5. Urine - Do you have any trouble passing or retaining urine?
- What is the color, odor of the urine?
- Do you have any sediment or debris in the urine?

6. Sweat - How do you feel about the amount of perspiration you have?
- Where do you have the most sweat?
- What is the odor?
- What color does it stain clothing?
- Does anything in particular cause you to sweat abnormally?

7. Sexuality - Any problems with your sexual desire?
- Any problems with your sexual ability or function?
- Any history of sexually transmitted diseases?

8. Menses (Women)
- How many days is your cycle?
- How many days does the flow go for?
- What is the appearance of the flow?
- What is the odor of the flow?
- What kind of stain does the flow leave?
- Any discharge before, during or after?
- Any pain before, during or after the flow?
- What symptoms come before the flow?
- What symptoms come after the flow?

9. Environment – How does the weather affect you?
- How does the temperature affect you?
- How does the season affect you?
- What physical activities affect you?
- Is there anything else in the environment you are sensitive to?

10. Anything else you feel is important that hasn’t been covered by previous questions?
Evocationer 7 years ago

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