Remedy Helps, but Stops Helping; A Case of IBS

stomach-painQuestion:

Hi Amy.

I am a 35 years old man who is very sick with severe IBS, many food intolerances and malabsorption. I have lost 15 kilos in 18 months. I am very well aware of the potential of Homeopathy. Unfortunately, I have been going from one doctor to another, but 6 homeopaths have failed to help me till date.

Nobody in my family has any digestive issues and my issues started after I immigrated to Canada from India. There were 3 reasons why I got IBS.
1) Exposure to -58 C in Canada w/o sun for many months.
2) Extreme anxiety.
3) Indulgence in processed food.

For the first time, a remedy started working a bit and I got some hope. It was Calcarea Carbonica 10M. My stool frequency came down from 3 times a day to 1. The colour, texture and size improved. After 2 weeks, I made a huge mistake. I wanted to see if it made any difference to the food intolerances I suffer from, so I had some chocolate with nuts and a Coke. My gut broke down badly and all the effects of Calc Carb vanished. Doc asked me to have Cal Carb 10M again and I did, but this time it failed to bring any result.

My, question to you is: If Calc carb failed to bring in the result again, should the remedy be changed or should it be taken again after few months? 10M is a high potency and I can’t take it the third time again as I have already taken it twice in 2 months time.

Also, do you know any doctor personally who is an expert in curing IBS patients? I have lost my job due to my sickness and I am on the verge of wrapping up and returning home, which I really don’t want. I am only alive on rice, boiled veggies, curd and banana. Can’t eat anything else.

I am so glad your son was cured. Yours is the second case in my knowledge; the first one was a Russian kid whose mom, a doctor, cured him with naturopathy and diet change.

Thank you for your time and patience!! Ray

Answer:

Ray, I’m sorry to hear about your IBS woes.  It sounds horrible.

First of all, I don’t know of a practitioner who specializes in IBS.  However, it is the kind of problem that probably every homeopath deals with.  That said, I suggest that you may need to consult other kinds of practitioners, in addition to a homeopath.

First of all, you should probably see a naturopath who can help you with dietary recommendations. They may also uncover other physical issues that are contributing to your IBS.

Second, you need to address your anxiety.  Homeopathy can definitely help, but obviously, your anxiety is quite intense.  Talking to a counselor and starting a meditation practice is probably  necessary. Your body is talking to you and it’s time to listen!  This is a problem that obviously won’t be easily patched over by a pill.  You must meet whatever is literally “eating” at you head on! This will require some intense self-examination and soul-searching on your part.

Finally, as far as the Calc Carb goes, there are a couple of possibilities.  First, it’s possible that a lower,  more frequent dose could be the answer.  For example, you might benefit from a daily dose of 12c, or regular liquid dosing of 30c or an LM potency. You should discuss this with your homeopath.  Another possibility is that Calc Carb is close, but not the correct remedy.  In this case, your homeopath should reexamine the case.

I hope this is helpful!

-Amy


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