An autistic case with severe colic


Today I want to share one of my autistic cases.

My patient is a boy of two-&-a-half . His parents brought him to me after a recommendation from an autism charity here in the UK.

His symptoms: He has been diagnosed with ASD (autistic spectrum disorder), he has delayed speech… he can’t even say “mummy” yet, he has poor eye-contact. He is calm & happy & doesn’t exhibit the behavioural problems of many autistic children.

However the worst symptom he experiences is severe colic & constipation. The poor little man spends much of his day in distress as the colic often begins after each meal. He also wakes up several times each night crying with distress. He also vomits from the colic around 5 – 6 pm each evening. He feels better for stretching backwards, twisting & from pressure applied to his abdomen. His autistic symptoms also worsen during these frequent colic attacks. Finally, he has been very constipated from birth.

He drinks alot of water & is thirsty all the time. He likes all food, but all dairy products makes his colic much worse.

His G.P has been unable to help with the symptoms. He is on ‘movicol‘ in the morning to try & address the constipation, & ‘gaviscon‘ after every meal for the colic. Neither seems to make much difference.

So, I prescribed him Plumbum Metallicum LM1. This is a homeopathic remedy made from lead & seemed to fit his symptoms very closely. I chose to give it in LM form as this is very gentle & the dose can be adjusted as required.

I spoke with his mum over Skype 5 weeks after the 1st appointment & she reported that his colic is “75% improved”. He doesn’t wake from the pain now, the vomiting has stopped & there are usually only 1 or 2 instances of discomfort in a week. His constipation has also resolved. The mum was eager to know when I was going to treat his autism symptoms now… but I feel that the colic & constipation are linked to his condition (perhaps there is lead toxicity in his system as his symptoms closely resemble cases of lead poisoning?) & I have asked that the remedy is continued for another month.

I feel this case is a great example of the enormous benefits homeopathy can offer those on the autistic spectrum…tremendous progress has been made in a very short period of time using this gentle, effective, inexpensive medicine.

5 Responses to An autistic case with severe colic

  1. meikelawrence April 11, 2013 at 1:17 pm #

    Hi Alan,

    as a homeopath, myself, I recognise and have treated several cases like yours. Parents usually have noticed a change in their child after MMR. What is happening is toxic overload (as Dr Andrew Wakefield identified bowel disorders and autism – cause by toxicity of the cerabellum). Have you considered calc carb? I had a case identical to this and gave calc carb 12 single split dose – within 24 hours severe discharge (from both ends) – for 5 days, after, sudden appetite improvement and developmental spurt. Parents have told me that the people round them can’t believe the change in the child after 2 weeks of treatment. Being psoric, everything ceases to function and develope when there is a disturbance. Note, the potency is important as this disturbance is physical, not psycological. Another remedy that has worked well in this scenerio is Nux Vom, when the child always kicks off when they don’t get what the want and can be intolerant to physical stimulus. Good luck! Meike

    • homeopathyuk April 11, 2013 at 1:22 pm #


      Thank you for your message. Very interesting about the Calc Carb, I’ll keep it in mind. & yup, I’m planning to do a vaccine detox at some point, but I wanted to give the clearly indicated remedy first to see what it could do.

      I also feel that the bowel nosodes are a fantastic resource for treating autism, & they seem almost unknown outside the UK.

      I’ll keep you informed of progress 🙂


  2. missusmercurius April 11, 2013 at 7:46 pm #

    Hi Alan, we have some serious catching up to do! I’ve been blogging also… very interested to read your case.

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