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decreased intestinal motility

Apologies for a long description to provide context. This is for my wife, aged 52:
Immediate symptoms: For some time now my wife says when she eats most foods it seems to just be stuck in her stomach/abdomen and not move leading to a feeling of bloating, severe discomfort. The greater the amount of bulk/fiber in the food the worse it is. Liquids seem to be okay and move through her system. In her own description, she feels pouching of food and abdomen feels tight and distended

In addition, if she eats wheat based food, she experiences burning sensation and discomfort with stools. This may be related or separate, I don't know. She feels that the stomach tension is worse with fatty food.

I have tried low doses of Nux just treating it like indigestion with no effect. I have also tried Sepia just based on some past history with no effect.
Right now the takes stool softeners & laxatives to help. It has limited relief but with all the typical problems. She takes senna leaf, aloe vera pills, calcium/magnesium supplements mainly. Ever increasing doses as you might expect from a superficial treatment.

Some time back we saw a doctor who did some scans and found significant accumulation of fecal matter in upper intestines that seemed resistant to movement. He was the one who suggested aloe and a few other approaches.
In addition he found there appeared to be some mild obstructions in bile duct which he felt would clear up with time. Again, not sure if this is related or separate issue.

Past Background:
She did not have most of these symptoms earlier. But a few years ago she was found to have a large growth, grapefruit sized in her lower abdomen. This was surgically removed successfully. Though the growth was benign, the doctor warned that given the size of the growth there was a cavity in her abdomen and all organs would have to move around and readjust and there would likely be some effects.
I don't know whether this is related but it would seem to be given that the majority of symptoms followed it.

Can someone provide me some guidelines to diagnose and treat the condition?
 
  mmene on 2021-09-03
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
Lycopodium 200CK mixed with Arsenicum album 3C/6C.

Dose TWO (5)drops/ pills of each, taken at the same time 2 times daily.


In addition Nat Phos 6x and Nat Mur 6x five tabs of each three times a day.

Weekly Feedbacks.
 
anuj srivastava 2 weeks ago
So you are not an advocate of the Hahnemannian single remedy approach?
That is what I usually prefer but I could try out your suggestion. I would have to get Ars 3C first though
 
mmene 2 weeks ago
No I am not.
 
anuj srivastava 2 weeks ago
To follow your approach I already have Lycopodium 200C. Is C and CK the same thing for following your suggestion or do I specifically need to get Lyc 200CK?
 
mmene 2 weeks ago
USE WHAT YOU ALREADY HAVE.
 
anuj srivastava 2 weeks ago
I should have asked this question earlier, but when taking multiple remedies at the same time, is it okay to literally combine them all into her mouth at the same time or should they be taken one at a time with a small interval?

Right now she is taking all at the same time but I thought I should clarify. There are still a few more days left to reach one week since starting.
 
mmene last week
SAME TIME-NO ISSUES.
 
anuj srivastava last week
Today we completed one week of taking the medications you mentioned earlier. No effect at all on the condition, neither better nor worse.
 
mmene last week
Give nux vomica 200 half an hour before dinner. Five drops one dose for 3 days and give feedback.

Stop other remedies as of now.
 
anuj srivastava last week
Dr Anuj, today we completed 4 days of following your suggestion of Nux Vomica 200C.

First day little change
Second day passing stools little easier but and reduction in burning sensation when passing stool
Third day, stools still easier but burning sensation returned
Fourth day - stools easier and burning sensation reduced as well

I should mention that is possible that the variation from day to day could possibly be diet based because we were at a party and might have consumed some wheat based food in the middle of this period.

Please let me know your suggested next steps. Till I hear from you I will continue with Nux V 200C
 
mmene 2 days ago
Yes it is due to eating out and partying.

Have Nat phos 6x and Kalimur 6x three times a day.

Stop nux.

Feedback after 4 days.
 
anuj srivastava 2 days ago
Fortunately you have picked two out of the very few 6X remedies I already have on hand. Will begin them immediately.
I assume you also want these to be taken half an hour before meals
 
mmene 2 days ago
Additional question: Right now she is taking Arnica 30C for a completely unrelated muscle injury from physical work.
Does it matter if she is taking that in addition? Does it affect your suggestion in any way?
 
mmene 2 days ago
SHE CAN CONTINUE ARNICA.
 
anuj srivastava yesterday

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