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LPR and Arsenicum Album 200

I have recently been diagnosed with LPR for a chronic cough and was prescribed by my homeopath Arsenicum Album. I took the lower dosage, but then increased it to 200 when the lower didn't have much effect. At the same time I was given a PPI to deal with the acid, even though I couldn't feel any acid in my throat.

The Arsenicum album dosage was one every day for 7 days and then one every other day for a while.

I was trying to prevent taking the PPI, but was concerned that I should follow the doc's instructions and I did have a red throat which seem to indicate acid. So while on holiday I took one PPI for four days and an arsenicum album for my tickly cough which stopped my cough in its tracks.

I thought I was ok so came off the PPI and the same day took an arsenicum album. The result was pure acid in my throat which I had never had before.

I told my homeopath and she wondered if I was sensitive to the Arsenicum and should just take on when I needed it.

Now back at home, I am back on the PPIs as the acid has gotten worse and I haven't taken Arsenicum til now. But my cough is creeping back and I would like to take one.

In your opinion, could it have been a reaction to the PPI I had come off the four days previously. The Arsenicum helped before, but I dread the acid reflux coming back. My homeopath is on holiday in August - I wondered what you think?
  Natasha2 on 2017-08-02
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Sulphur 200 should help. Belladonna is another option. arsenic alb could be taken if you have anxiety.
kadwa 5 years ago
Hi Natasha,
Did the homeo or md go over your diet?

If not- you need to stop acidic foods for a couple weeks and get back to an alkaline balance or this will not heal from remedies or ppi.
Cells have an alkaline set point and eating too much
Tea, coffee, chocolate, spicy, tomatoes, soda,
Can get you too acidic and cause this. Google the acid/alkaline percents of your food. I had one relative with this brought on by eating chocolate every night before bed-over time of 6 months he then had this and it left after he quit that habit.

If you have had antibiotics in last 6 months this also can reduce the gut flora so it is off balance/ over acidic/sugar cravings etc
And you need a good probiotic every day for 2 months to help restore
The flora.

As for the cough, our family ent says that acid reflux often
Creates nasal mucous and back throatdrip into the chest.

Or your cough could be allergy to dust/pollen.

I suggest you get hold of kali mur 6x, ferrum phos 6x
And nat phos 6x. These are all cell salts-if USA
Call Whole Foods to see if in stock or you can order from vitacost online.(24 hour deliv)

Kali mur stops mucous drip, Ferrum Phos boosts your immune system,
And nat phos helps acidity. I would take kali mur 4tabs and ferrum phos 4tabs 4x a day for 3 days. Take 3tabs of nat phos 6x
Half hour before a meal or after 3 times a day.

You should notice improvement after a few days-
And this Along with diet change should fix the problem.
[Edited by simone717 on 2017-08-03 23:41:05]
simone717 5 years ago

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