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81 year , my dad has Chronic constipation and stomach pains/ possible IBS5ibs8gastric mucosal prolapse - gerd and ibs3Tuberculinum and IBS7Unable to pass stool completely. Feel lethargic an have headache. IBS28ibs1Chronic IBS1ibs13i have pain under my right ribs5ibs3


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Asafoetida and IBS -for will88

re: acid reflux, ibs From Will88 on 2006-11-01

In the book 'The Consumer's Guide to Homeopathy' by Dana Ullman, the statement is made that a study showed that ninety-two patients with IBS were given Asatoefida 3X and experienced noticeable improvements compared to the placebo group.

MMs indicate Asafoetida has flatulence and regurgitation, great difficulty bringing up wind (trapped gas), distention and other abdominal symptoms.

Have any of the prescribers here ever used Asafoetida, and if so, what results have you noticed?
  gavinimurthy on 2006-11-01
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re: acid reflux, ibs From Joe De Livera on 2006-11-01
To Will

Have you succeeded to kick your smoking and do you have that craving for a smoke ?

I have prescribed Asafoetida 30c and it has helped with flatulence but it did not seem to help in heartburn in the manner that Nat Phos 6x did. The combination of the two seemed ideal.
gavinimurthy last decade
re: acid reflux, ibs From Will88 on 2006-11-01
Yes, Joe, I stopped smoking last 12/18/2005 using Arnica 30C in the wet dose twice per day. The only cravings I ever have are very minor.

I wonder if others have any experience with Asatoefida. It has many of the symptoms of IBS and other intestinal problems, but it's not mentioned very often here. I've tried several remedies that help with the chronic bloating, but none that eliminate it entirely, even for a short time.

I have several remedies that I could try again or in some rotation: Nat Phos 6X, Asafoetida 3X and 30C, China 30C and 6C, Carb Veg 30C, Lycopodium 30C and 6C, Berberis Vulg 30C, plus Sulphur and Potassium that are occasionally mentioned.

Other than Nat Phos, I haven't tried any of the remedies I have on a scheduled basis.

Symptoms are:

Chronic bloating, pressure builds throughout day and is worse after supper, or toward bedtime.

Almost all flatulence must come upward. At times, trapped air that can become very uncomfortable, has to be relieved by something: herb tea, Rolaids or maybe a homeopathic remedy, or all of these in combination.

Have had gallbladder scan, Cat Scan, Colonoscopy and Endoscopy. Only thing detected was some inflammation of stomach lining, but not enough to call it gastritis. Gallbladder sludge, but no hard stones. (But my retired GP thinks sludge could be causing symptoms).

Given prescription for IBS drugs that didn't help. Default diagnosis is minor inflammation and IBS, meaning they don't know exactly what the problem is.

Does anyone have suggestions for the remedies or have, or others that might be tried?
gavinimurthy last decade
re: acid reflux, ibs From Will88 on 2006-11-01
One more symptom. I cannot do hard physical work because anything very strenuous will cause a rapid build-up of pressure in my stomach, that will soon make it more difficult to breathe and I must stop all exertion until the pressure in stomach is relieved upward.
gavinimurthy last decade
re: acid reflux, ibs From Joe De Livera on 2006-11-01

I presume that you are still taking Arnica 30c in the wet dose .

For your gastric problem I would like to start you off on Nat Phos 6x as this has helped many patients in the past as you can read on the GERD threads. Dose is 3 tablets taken twice daily.

Do not sleep for at least 2 hours after dinner and have a light dinner.

Your report of the gall bladder sludge is of concern but let us treat your problem with NP and then watch your response
gavinimurthy last decade

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