A 75 yrs old lady Mrs. B. P. came with the complaint of burning pain in the abdomen since 18 months. She was diagnosed having chronic gastritis and duodenitis with superficial ulcerations in the stomach. She had no history of nausea, vomiting, bleeding from the gastrointestinal tract. Her burning pain was relieved to an extent by cold milk. She was on antacids which does not relieve her burning pain at all.
Along with this, she suffered from chronic constipation since 15 years. She had to take laxatives to pass stools, and had to strain to pass soft stools. She also had lumbosacral backache radiating to both lower limbs with tingling and numbness. Her backache was aggravated by standing, walking, and was relieved to an extent by rest and pressure. Along with this, she had joint pains, was diagnosed having osteoporosis. Patient was a known case of diabetes mellitus with end organ involvement causing diabetics retinopathy.
She had itching all over the body without any eruptions, along with dryness of the skin. Her appetite was good, with marked craving for spicy food. Patient was quite an anxious lady. She had worries about her children, worries about small matters. Patient was intolerant of her pain, weeps with pain. She desired to die because of the pain. Patient would weep, moan with the pain, and would feel a little better after passing stools.
Based on her totality and taking into account her illness, xxxxxxxxx 200 was prescribed to her. After about 6 months of regular treatment, patient reports of 75 to 80% relief in her burning pain. She can pass stools with much ease, without the use of laxatives. She has been off antacids since 2 months. She is more comfortable, her mood is more cheerful, is able to do her daily activities independently. Her backache and joint pains are also relieved to a good extent.
This case illustrates to us that even obstinate cases of gastritis and duodenitis that do not respond to conventional treatment show excellent response to Homoeopathic treatment. This lady was not at all benefited with conventional antacids but 6 months of regular homoeopathic treatment gave her significant relief.