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Sleep Apnea

Age – 40 yrs
2. Sex - Male
3. country - Indian presently in USA
4. climate – Hot (40 deg Celsius in summers, 5 deg Celsius in winters, dry all year)
5. current complain – Sleep Apnea ( Breathing stops suddenly during Sleep)
6. current medicine you are taking – CPAP machine
7. sign & Symptom of disease – Breathing stops during sleep.
8. Slight back history – This problem started 2 years back. Apnea/Hypopnea index varied at times from 15 to 39/hr. My husband has got done following tests
a.Sleep Test – Moderate Obstructive Sleep apnea with apnea/hypopnea index of 27/hr and with minimal oxygen saturation of 86%. The best improvement of obstructive sleep apnea was seen with CPAP setting of 12 cm of water.
Hypertension since 3years- On medication Atenolol 12.5mg and Hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg
c.Thyroid test – Normal
d.Diabetes – Normal
f.LIPID – Total Cholesterol – 175, LDL – 130, HDL – 45
g.ENT – No abnormalities in the ENT area
Others – No asthma, Excessive daytime sleepiness, Frequent awakening,history of migraine(frequency was 2-3 times a week 5 years back, now decreased) Acidity, Backpain Weight –88 kgs, Height – 5’ 7’’.
Stress has been increased since last 5 years tremendously.

9. family back ground – Father – 68 yrs of age. Hypertensive since 1 year.
Mother – 63 yrs. History of sarcoidosis, Atherosclerosis-stent put 5 years back, hypertensive since 9 years.
Brother – 35 yrs
Sister – 41 Yrs - Obesity, Prediabetes.
10. qualification of patient – Engineer
11. Nature of working – Project Field Manager/ Most of the time sitting on Laptop but he does 1 hr workout daily.
12. desire and aversion of food –controlled diet, pure vegetarian, avoid fried/ fast food…no allergies specific to any food…
13. Mind-behavior, anger, irritability – In a nutshell he is not short tempered and very patient, but recently last 2 years I have noticed a lot of irritability and anger. He does not easily mix with people and prefers to be with family only. Workout daily.
14. Aggravation & Amelioration – Apnea happens in night. The Apea episodes and its intensity has been decreased over the last 3 months as he has managed to lose at least 12-15 pounds.
Please suggest me the treatment and let me know if you need more information.
Regards,
Shwet
 
  shwet on 2007-11-29
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
try LACHESIS 200C just one or two doses on a single day morning.

note the changes for next 15 days.

if you dont see any improvements, you can try one dose of AMMONIUM CARB 200C after 15 to 20 days.
 
rishimba last decade
Hi Rishimba,
That means that medication Lachesis should be taken just one day and observe for 15 days....Or take medicine everyday for 15 days
 
shwet last decade
Thanks Rishimba for the suggestion of medication Lachesis.Should I give pellets or liquid ...Which is more powerful?
 
shwet last decade
i believe its pretty much cleat that lachesis should be given on a single day.

no remedy for the next 15 days.

liquid dose is better in this case.

please put 3 drops of the remedy in 20 ml of water and sip it slowly in clean mouth. no food or water one hour before or after the dose.
 
rishimba last decade
Thanks a lot, I'll try giving Lachesis....
 
shwet last decade
OOps, I mean I will give Lachesis liquid..
 
shwet last decade
I wanted to find out whether this manufacturer of Lachesis or homeopathic medicines are ok
Dr Wilmar Schwabe Pvt. Ltd / DHU-Arzneimittel. I am thinking of buying it from www.homeopathystore.in. Are all companies homeo meidicine as effective as others
 
shwet last decade
it looks to be a german brand which you can trust.

however, one cant say if all brands are equally effective unless you use them.
 
rishimba last decade
My daughter age 51/2 years also had difficult and inconsistent breathing with strong nasal sounds and after seeing this post I hgave her lachesis 30 and it helped her tremendously. The breathing is a lot better but the sound is still there though much less than it used to be but atleast she breathes consistently. After midnight she again has this problem and if I repeat Lac 30 it helps her after a while. Do I need to give her higher doses. she also has partial paraplegia due to spina bifida and VP shunt in head. her left side is more affected
 
anamikagulati last decade
lachesis has a long term effect and should not be repeated often.

paraplegia is covered by lachesis if the modalities match. if its helping her in her sleep, you might as well consider lachesis for her left side praplegia.

lachesis is also a left side remedy.

if the sleep symptoms return, you can give just one dose of LACHESIS 200C and repeat it only when the symptoms return or after some 20 to 25 days.
 
rishimba last decade
I was about to purchase Lachesis, when we talked to a homeopathic doctor friend in India and was suggested Grindelia 6X to be sniffed by nostrils every three hours. What is the difference in Grindelia and Lachesis' action on Sleep Apnea
 
shwet last decade
it has the same action as lachesis on breathing disorders during sleep.

you can try grindelia in lower potencies.

good remedy.
 
rishimba last decade
1.Do we get Grindelia in some inhalation form too to be sniffed by nose, in strength 6X?
2.Is potency 6C same as 6X?
 
shwet last decade
dont know about the availability.

6c is equal to 12x.
 
rishimba last decade
Thanks Rishimba
Yesterday again was a bad night with frequent episodes of apnea. If i try Lac 200 then I stop Lac 30 . What is your suggestion considering that it suits her left side paralegia. Please suggest urgently
 
anamikagulati last decade
please give 2 doses of LACHESIS 200C some 15 minutes apart.

no other remedies for next 30 days.

if the sleep apnea and paraplegia do not improve even a bit in the next 30 days, this means that lachesis is not the right remedy for your daughter.

you need to give her full case her answering the questionnaire to for the homeopaths to find the similimmum.

you can still do it before starting a higher potency of lachesis.

this is my suggestion.
 
rishimba last decade
Please tell me where can I find the questionaire.
 
anamikagulati last decade
Patient ID: Sex: Age: Nature of work: Habits:


Please answer the following questions in a descriptive manner after careful analysis and recollection of previous experiences and happenings.

1. Describe your main suffering?

2. What other physical sufferings do you have in your body?

3. What mental sufferings / feelings do you have associated with your physical sufferings?

4. What exactly do you feel when you are at your worst? Describe the sensation in your own words.

5. When did it all start? Can you connect it to any past event or disease?

6. Which time of the day you are worst?

7. What are the things which aggravate your suffering and which are those which ameliorate the same? Example- time, temperature, pressure, rubbing, washing, eating, tight clothing etc.


8. Do your think your sufferings have relation to any external stimuli (like, change of place) or any internal biological changes in the body, like, menses (in females)?

9. When do you feel better, during hot weather or cold weather, humid or dry weather?

10. Describe your general mental set up? Are you Moody, Arrogant, Mild, Agreeable Changeable, Nervous, Suspicious, Easily offended, Quiet, Arguing, Irritating, Lazy etc.

- How do you feel before or during a thunderstorm?

- Do you like being consoled during your tough times?
- Are you sensitive to external stimuli like smell, noise, light etc?

- Do you have any typical habit or gesture like nail biting, causeless
Weeping, talking to one self etc?

- How do you feel about your friends, family, your children and especially your husband / wife?

11. What are your fears and do you dream of any situation repeatedly?


12. What do you crave for in food items and what are your aversions?

13. How is your thirst: Less, Normal or Excessive?

14. How is your hunger: Less, Normal or Excessive?

15. Is there any kind of food which your body can’t stand?

16. Is your sweat normal or less or more? Where does it sweat more: Head, Trunk or Limbs?

17. How is your bowel movement and stool type?

18. How well do you sleep? Do you have a particular posture of sleeping?

19. Do you think you are able to satisfy your sexual desires in general?

20. Do you have any strange, peculiar or unusual symptom or feelings? How are you different from others?

21. What medications have been taken earlier by you to treat the diseases and do you have any particular symptom surfacing after the medication?

22. What major diseases are running in your family?

23. Describe, how do you look like? Describe your overall appearance.
(For Females)
24. If your menstrual cycles are not normal, please describe the irregularities, like pains, moods, flow type, clots etc.

25. What major diseases have you had in your life and when. Please write them in a chronological manner.
 
rishimba last decade
Patient ID: Sex: Age: Nature of work: Habits:

-6 years, child, happy and delightful


Please answer the following questions in a descriptive manner after careful analysis and recollection of previous experiences and happenings.

1. Describe your main suffering?
Born with spina bifida which was repaired surgically and a shunt in head for hydrocephalous. Has partial paraplegia due to this poor control over bladder and bowel


2. What other physical sufferings do you have in your body?
Cannot walk, no control over urine, stools always constipated. A strong purgative is given in two three days to have the bowels cleared

Complains of mild headache sometimes which goes off in couple of minutes.

3. What mental sufferings / feelings do you have associated with your physical sufferings?

happy and delightful nature, spreads ahppiness all around , has no complexes what so ever due to these problems

4. What exactly do you feel when you are at your worst? Describe the sensation in your own words.

sleep apnea, no respiration for some time then gasps for breath, loud snoring and obstruction sound, sometimes even a thud at the end of breath

5. When did it all start? Can you connect it to any past event or disease?

Described above and also has a nose which is slightly twisted

6. Which time of the day you are worst?

-in deep sleep

7. What are the things which aggravate your suffering and which are those which ameliorate the same? Example- time, temperature, pressure, rubbing, washing, eating, tight clothing etc.

cold weather and changing whether when it is very dry aggravate


8. Do your think your sufferings have relation to any external stimuli (like, change of place) or any internal biological changes in the body, like, menses (in females)?

no

9. When do you feel better, during hot weather or cold weather, humid or dry weather?
extremes of eather when it is humid

10. Describe your general mental set up? Are you Moody, Arrogant, Mild, Agreeable Changeable, Nervous, Suspicious, Easily offended, Quiet, Arguing, Irritating, Lazy etc.

Happy with no complaints

- How do you feel before or during a thunderstorm?
nothing noticeable

- Do you like being consoled during your tough times?
yes she does like cajoling

- Are you sensitive to external stimuli like smell, noise, light etc?
smell yes, cannot bear very loud DJ party music

- Do you have any typical habit or gesture like nail biting, causeless
Weeping, talking to one self etc?

sucks thumb

- How do you feel about your friends, family, your children and especially your husband / wife?

loving

11. What are your fears and do you dream of any situation repeatedly?

dreams that she has been left alone coz she cannot move around


12. What do you crave for in food items and what are your aversions?
sweets averse to milk and full grams

13. How is your thirst: Less, Normal or Excessive?

less
14. How is your hunger: Less, Normal or Excessive?
normal

15. Is there any kind of food which your body can’t stand?

-Na
16. Is your sweat normal or less or more? Where does it sweat more: Head, Trunk or Limbs?


trunk more sweat. less on lower limbs

17. How is your bowel movement and stool type?
Forever constipated passes hard rock like stools

18. How well do you sleep? Do you have a particular posture of sleeping?

on one shoulder

19. Do you think you are able to satisfy your sexual desires in general?
NA

20. Do you have any strange, peculiar or unusual symptom or feelings? How are you different from others?
NA

21. What medications have been taken earlier by you to treat the diseases and do you have any particular symptom surfacing after the medication?
had recurrent UTI, resistant E coli earlier was being given antibiotic maintenance dose . Was given a no of medicines such as causticu, cantharis, terebinth, sarasparilla, berberis. Symptoms were relieved by solidaho Q and E. Coli
Is being given pareira brava and solidago Q alternately. No symptoms of fever vomiting burning etc for past 3-4 months, no antibiotic. But urine becomes smelly and turbid some times which is relieved by solidago Q and Pareira brava Q . Wonder is it right to continue taking it for long.


22. What major diseases are running in your family?

none

23. Describe, how do you look like? Describe your overall appearance.
(For Females)

the child is pretty wears glasses as sperical aberration in one eye due to slight distortion of features

24. If your menstrual cycles are not normal, please
NAdescribe the irregularities, like pains, moods, flow type, clots etc.
NA


25. What major diseases have you had in your life and when. Please write them in a chronological manner
1. Spina bifida at birth
2. hydrocephalous post spinal bifida surgery done when child was 6 months. VP shunt given to relieve hydrocephalous symptoms
3. Recurrent UTI with E coli was on antibiotic prophylaxis till 3-4 months back
4. No contol over urine which dribbles out, hyper active bladder , is catheterised 3-4 times daily though not much residual urine in bladdder

5. Shunt revised neck down as ithad broken down when she was 4 years of age. Ever since reports headache which us to last for half an hous for several months post surger.
6. MRIs done to know cause of pain but revealed all normal
7. pain releive now , happens once a while, given Merc sulph, apis hedera helix, if given hedera helix 30 pain doesn't come for 2-3 days.

8. present problem UTI is there since urine is turbid but no physiological symptoms

Sleep apnea releived some what with lachesis , yesterda was normal, had given her sambucus day before yesterday night when it was extremely bad.


Hope this would be suffice and would help get to the right medication
 
anamikagulati last decade
The nature of the child points to Phosphorus.

Her recurrent dream points to the core delusion of Phosphorus i.e.

'Left alone on an island'

I would give her just 3 doses of Phosphorus 30C on an empty stomach, spaced at 30 mins interval.

This is not to be repeated.

Please report status in 10 days.
 
sameervermani last decade
paraplegia as a result of VP shunt is unlikely to get cured through homeopathy.

however, phosphorus is close to the childs nature and could be given as a constitutional remedy for overall improvement.

concurrent symptoms like sleep apnea, UTI, would be better treated by ARS ALB.
 
rishimba last decade
I have seen cases of dangerous diseases like Multiple Sclerosis being cured through constitutional remedies.

The core delusion and her temperament and even the dislike of milk and aggravation of cold weather is covered by Phosphorus.

She will improve on every front. You can go ahead with the three doses of 30C of Phosphorus.
 
sameervermani last decade
Thanks , as suggested will give her phosphorous on saturday and report back after 10 days
 
anamikagulati last decade
As suggested I had given my daughter Lac-200 once only and 3-4 days hence given her Phosphorous as suggested . Her apnea in much better in the first half of thenight but starts again at aroung 3 am. Also any sleep in the afternoon is also very uncomfortable with worsened apnea. She has tonsillitis and swollen adenoids also due to which she has recurrent mild fever 1-2 days every fortnight which goes off with belladonna 200 once. She has recurrent cough which worsens to asthma in these months. The frequency of getting cold and cough running nose with mucous secretion is also very high. It was ok for about two weeks and has started again.
 
anamikagulati last decade
Did she take any other medicine after Phosphorus ?

Which of the symptoms which have developed are old symptoms ?

Which symptoms have improved ?

Please clarify.
 
sameervermani last decade

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