Homeopathic Remedies for Fragmented Stools

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Homeopathic Remedies for Fragmented Stools

Postby gmc1345 » Fri May 18, 2018 8:07 pm

Hi,
I see there are a number of posts about fragmented stools post operation. But I want to know if there is anyone who experiences this just due to IBS and, if there has ever been a cured case only by homeopathy.
I have to go 4 times per one meal and sometimes I am super bloated and gain up to 3 kilos overnight due to excess mucus I think. Now, the issue is I do not have that much urge for going, and when I do it's only when I am on my own. So, say if this was my 3rd time for the day and i happened to be out or had somebody visiting ...hmm...the bloat and nausea is going to carry over to the next day in which god knows how many times I should go.

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Re: Homeopathic Remedies for Fragmented Stools

Postby risto » Fri May 18, 2018 10:06 pm

gmc1345 wrote:ever been a cured case only by homeopathy..


Short answer, no, nothing has ever been cured only by homeopathy. Placebo effect, maybe, but homeopathy, no.

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Re: Homeopathic Remedies for Fragmented Stools

Postby CRguy » Sun May 20, 2018 12:26 am

gmc1345 wrote:But I want to know if there is anyone who experiences this just due to IBS and, if there has ever been a cured case only by homeopathy.

I have been here since 2008 and nobody has ever been cured by homeopathy.

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Re: Homeopathic Remedies for Fragmented Stools

Postby Bob_Weiss » Mon May 21, 2018 9:50 am

Carefully charting my diet and how individual foods help or hurt my bowel problems has been very helpful; along with use of OTC medicines, such as Imodium and Benadryl.
I'm dubious about homeopathic remedies - the evidence for their effectiveness seems lacking.
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Re: Homeopathic Remedies for Fragmented Stools

Postby Aqx99 » Mon May 21, 2018 10:21 am

What has helped me is pelvic physical therapy. My pelvic physical therapist taught me a massage technique that helps gather the stool for one large movement at a time of my choosing, as well as various exercises to help me gain control of my bowels. I highly recommend pelvic physical therapy for anyone who has issues with bowel movements.
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Re: Homeopathic Remedies for Fragmented Stools

Postby margiej » Mon May 21, 2018 5:07 pm

Aqx99 wrote:What has helped me is pelvic physical therapy. My pelvic physical therapist taught me a massage technique that helps gather the stool for one large movement at a time of my choosing, as well as various exercises to help me gain control of my bowels. I highly recommend pelvic physical therapy for anyone who has issues with bowel movements.


Thank u you for this information! I looked up some YouTube videos and I think it will be really helpful!
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Re: Homeopathic Remedies for Fragmented Stools

Postby gmc1345 » Tue May 22, 2018 8:12 pm

Aqx99 wrote:What has helped me is pelvic physical therapy. My pelvic physical therapist taught me a massage technique that helps gather the stool for one large movement at a time of my choosing, as well as various exercises to help me gain control of my bowels. I highly recommend pelvic physical therapy for anyone who has issues with bowel movements.

This is brilliant, I have done some pelvic floor therapy and it does help in general, for releasing gas and occasional relief but I am wondering what can help with gathering stool for one large movement. It is not so much that I just have to go often, but also I cannot do it when I'm around people. If I knew such technique it could reduce the anxiety of social events at least...
Is there any references I could use? Because my specialist doesn't really seem to know this specific technic,

Thank you!

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Re: Homeopathic Remedies for Fragmented Stools

Postby gmc1345 » Tue May 22, 2018 8:16 pm

Bob_Weiss wrote:Carefully charting my diet and how individual foods help or hurt my bowel problems has been very helpful; along with use of OTC medicines, such as Imodium and Benadryl.
I'm dubious about homeopathic remedies - the evidence for their effectiveness seems lacking.


So, one of the issues is that, the most "calming foods" I have charted can just be as much a trigger as say, chips (which is a trigger food) and vice versa on a bad day or, throughout any day - there is no such regulation I can really follow. Things seem to dissipate even when I am in the best mood, with the best food and the best amount of physical activity etc. that seems to be working on a good day.
TBH, if I could just stop eating I would. But I have enough anemia and Vitamin D deficiency that tells me not only I am not absorbing what I should, it is not a good idea to eat less than what I do....

Also, I do not just go often, I cannot go when I am around people so, my IBS doesn't really get categorized as diarrhea I think, I have a tendency for taking laxatives as I am always seeking relief.

So IDK. Thanks for the insight

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Re: Homeopathic Remedies for Fragmented Stools

Postby gmc1345 » Tue May 22, 2018 8:21 pm

Aqx99 wrote:What has helped me is pelvic physical therapy. My pelvic physical therapist taught me a massage technique that helps gather the stool for one large movement at a time of my choosing, as well as various exercises to help me gain control of my bowels. I highly recommend pelvic physical therapy for anyone who has issues with bowel movements.

Also, the real question is, will I ever be normal? I mean, do I have to rely on massage, medicine, remedies etc. for ever? Will I have to fear doing everything all the time because I know I am going to begin feeling like a sack of stool the every-next-moment after every activity, food, mood etc?

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Re: Homeopathic Remedies for Fragmented Stools

Postby Aqx99 » Wed May 23, 2018 11:32 am

gmc1345 wrote:
Aqx99 wrote:What has helped me is pelvic physical therapy. My pelvic physical therapist taught me a massage technique that helps gather the stool for one large movement at a time of my choosing, as well as various exercises to help me gain control of my bowels. I highly recommend pelvic physical therapy for anyone who has issues with bowel movements.

This is brilliant, I have done some pelvic floor therapy and it does help in general, for releasing gas and occasional relief but I am wondering what can help with gathering stool for one large movement. It is not so much that I just have to go often, but also I cannot do it when I'm around people. If I knew such technique it could reduce the anxiety of social events at least...
Is there any references I could use? Because my specialist doesn't really seem to know this specific technic,

Thank you!


If you give me your email address, I can send you the sheet she gave me describing the technique. I also made a short video demonstrating it. https://youtu.be/BZIn6Nkro8k
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6/14/17 Robotic LAR w/temp loop ileostomy, ovaries & fallopian tubes removed, 2/21 lymph nodes positive
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Re: Homeopathic Remedies for Fragmented Stools

Postby Aqx99 » Wed May 23, 2018 11:36 am

gmc1345 wrote:
Aqx99 wrote:What has helped me is pelvic physical therapy. My pelvic physical therapist taught me a massage technique that helps gather the stool for one large movement at a time of my choosing, as well as various exercises to help me gain control of my bowels. I highly recommend pelvic physical therapy for anyone who has issues with bowel movements.

Also, the real question is, will I ever be normal? I mean, do I have to rely on massage, medicine, remedies etc. for ever? Will I have to fear doing everything all the time because I know I am going to begin feeling like a sack of stool the every-next-moment after every activity, food, mood etc?


I have days where I don't do the massage because my bowel movements are large volume and I empty completely. It just takes time to get your system up to your new normal. I don't take anything to help me with my bowel movements. I have fiber and imodium on hand, but I only use those if I try a new food and it doesn't do well with my system. I've gotten to the point that I can eat salads without having to run to the bathroom.
Anne, 40
Stage IIIB Rectal Cancer
T3N1bM0
2/21/17 Dx, Age 39
2/21/17 CEA 0.9
3/23/17 - 5/2/17 Chemoradiation, 28 treatments
6/14/17 Robotic LAR w/temp loop ileostomy, ovaries & fallopian tubes removed, 2/21 lymph nodes positive
7/24/17 - 12/18/17 CapeOx, 6 Cycles
7/24/17 Dx w/ovarian cancer
9/6/17 CA 125 11.1
11/27/17 CEA 2.6
12/5/17 CT NED
12/13/17 CEA 2.9
1/11/18 CA 125 8.6
1/23/18 Reversal
3/21/18 CT enlarged thymus
4/6/18 PET NED
7/10/18 CT NED
7/11/18 CEA 2.6
9/18 Bilateral Prophylactic Mastectomy

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Re: Homeopathic Remedies for Fragmented Stools

Postby zephyr » Wed May 23, 2018 4:10 pm

If you search for "clustering" on the forum, you'll find several posts about how people dealt with it.

Below is a link to an article that might help. It was originally part of the MD Anderson newsletter - see page 2:
http://www.redliongroup.org/roar/news014.pdf
Nov-2009 Early stage CRC found during routine colonoscopy
2010, 2011, 2014 F/U colonoscopies, all clear
Jun-2016 CRC during routine follow up colonoscopy, surgery, Stage 4, KRAS, MSS, inoperable lung mets
Aug-2016-May-2018 Folfox, 5FU & Avastin, 5FU, Folfiri & Cyramza
Aug/Sep-2018 YAG laser surgeries (Germany), 11 nodules (9 mets) removed
Nov-2018 clean CT scan
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Re: Homeopathic Remedies for Fragmented Stools

Postby gmc1345 » Wed May 23, 2018 11:11 pm

Aqx99 wrote:
gmc1345 wrote:
Aqx99 wrote:What has helped me is pelvic physical therapy. My pelvic physical therapist taught me a massage technique that helps gather the stool for one large movement at a time of my choosing, as well as various exercises to help me gain control of my bowels. I highly recommend pelvic physical therapy for anyone who has issues with bowel movements.

This is brilliant, I have done some pelvic floor therapy and it does help in general, for releasing gas and occasional relief but I am wondering what can help with gathering stool for one large movement. It is not so much that I just have to go often, but also I cannot do it when I'm around people. If I knew such technique it could reduce the anxiety of social events at least...
Is there any references I could use? Because my specialist doesn't really seem to know this specific technic,

Thank you!


If you give me your email address, I can send you the sheet she gave me describing the technique. I also made a short video demonstrating it. https://youtu.be/BZIn6Nkro8k


Apparently, I am too new to send private messages here. But thank you very much. Thank you for the video. I've watched a few massage videos since yesterday this one was different. So I'll try it once I'm lying down.
I don't know if I can send you email address via youtube, doesn't look like it.
Thanks again,

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Re: Homeopathic Remedies for Fragmented Stools

Postby Aqx99 » Fri May 25, 2018 12:03 am

gmc1345 wrote:Apparently, I am too new to send private messages here. But thank you very much. Thank you for the video. I've watched a few massage videos since yesterday this one was different. So I'll try it once I'm lying down.
I don't know if I can send you email address via youtube, doesn't look like it.
Thanks again,


I'll send you my email address through PM, then I can respond to your email with the sheet.
Anne, 40
Stage IIIB Rectal Cancer
T3N1bM0
2/21/17 Dx, Age 39
2/21/17 CEA 0.9
3/23/17 - 5/2/17 Chemoradiation, 28 treatments
6/14/17 Robotic LAR w/temp loop ileostomy, ovaries & fallopian tubes removed, 2/21 lymph nodes positive
7/24/17 - 12/18/17 CapeOx, 6 Cycles
7/24/17 Dx w/ovarian cancer
9/6/17 CA 125 11.1
11/27/17 CEA 2.6
12/5/17 CT NED
12/13/17 CEA 2.9
1/11/18 CA 125 8.6
1/23/18 Reversal
3/21/18 CT enlarged thymus
4/6/18 PET NED
7/10/18 CT NED
7/11/18 CEA 2.6
9/18 Bilateral Prophylactic Mastectomy

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Re: Homeopathic Remedies for Fragmented Stools

Postby LittleG » Sun May 27, 2018 2:29 am

Aqx99 wrote:
gmc1345 wrote:
Aqx99 wrote:What has helped me is pelvic physical therapy. My pelvic physical therapist taught me a massage technique that helps gather the stool for one large movement at a time of my choosing, as well as various exercises to help me gain control of my bowels. I highly recommend pelvic physical therapy for anyone who has issues with bowel movements.

This is brilliant, I have done some pelvic floor therapy and it does help in general, for releasing gas and occasional relief but I am wondering what can help with gathering stool for one large movement. It is not so much that I just have to go often, but also I cannot do it when I'm around people. If I knew such technique it could reduce the anxiety of social events at least...
Is there any references I could use? Because my specialist doesn't really seem to know this specific technic,

Thank you!


If you give me your email address, I can send you the sheet she gave me describing the technique. I also made a short video demonstrating it. https://youtu.be/BZIn6Nkro8k



Thanks for sharing this video. I came across this forum searching for some help post reversal after struggling to find help from the nurses and physios. I'll definitely be trying this to see if it will help. We also seem to have had a similar path with staging, treatment etc.

Cheers!


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