A 54-year-old woman had been suffering from acid reflux for five years. This caused her to randomly lose her voice, even in the middle of a conversation, initially 2-3 times a month and then 2-3 times a week. This was affecting her work which requires spending a lot of time on the phone. Doctor had recommended an antacid - pantoprazole magnesium. In the beginning, it was taken OD but subsequently, he suggested taking it when needed. She was now taking it four times a day. This was helping her but would provide only temporary relief. So on 19 Jan 2019 she consulted the practitioner and also mentioned that at times, acid from her mouth looked like transparent mucous. She was given:
CC4.10 Indigestion + CC13.1 Kidney & Bladder tonic + CC15.1 Mental & Emotional tonic…QDS
CC13.1 was included just in case the patient had acidosis. The practitioner also recommended some simple lifestyle changes such as reducing the frequency of chai (tea with milk) or replacing it with black tea with honey, adding more greens and salads to her diet and adopting a regular sleep routine which she tried to adopt.
After two weeks on 3 February, the patient reported that the mucous had stopped. Overall there was 50% improvement as she was now able to manage on a reduced dosage of antacid from four times to 2-3 times a day. On 19 April, the improvement had gone up to 70% as she was not losing her voice so often and she had stopped taking antacid. Thereafter, she was reporting steady progress on both fronts, acid reflux and loss of voice. Finally on 11 Aug 2019 at the time of her last refill, she confirmed that her voice was now normal. Thereafter, she did not contact the practitioner but on 11 July 2020 when she came with a new health concern, on enquiry she happily conveyed that she had finished the pills in September 2019. As of Dec 2020, her earlier issues had never recurred.