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Somatisation, Depression & Anxiety Disorder

Dear Sir,

About 6 months back I started suffering from stress and tension, due my professional and personal problems. 6 months back, during the night (while having dinner) suddenly I have had tremendous sense of nausea and uneasiness in the head and chest, rapid heartbeat, breathlessness, tweaking of muscles, weakness in limbs, and a general feeling that I am going to pass out. It happened again a month back and I was referred to a neurologist by a local doctor. The neurologist diagnosed my problem as 'somatisation' and depression disorder, listening to my symptoms and prescribed Nexipride and Epitril. In the mean time I developed the worst symptom ... constant dizziness in my head. After medication for about 6 weeks, my anxiety and worries reduced to some extent but the dizziness in the head (while walking) continued. I changed my doctor and currently under the treatment of a neuro-psychiatrist. He has prescribed Nexito and Pregabid initially. But due to huge side effects of nausea, had to stop Nexito and continuing with Pregabid.

Current problem - (1) Dizziness in the head, while walking (does not feel the dizziness while lying down or for few moments after waking up from sleep in the morning); (2) Depression - constant worrying, lack of concentration, disliking of anything in general; (3) cannot take any form of sound (4) Tweaking of muscles (5) tingling/burning sensation in toes and fingers (6) cannot watch television, read newspaper, extremely restless (7) weakness, fatigue (8) suddenly waking up early in the morning. I will write down in detail in my subsequent posts. But I need help immediately.

Can I get response from Mr. Murthy as well.

Thanks,
VB
 
  vb2008 on 2008-03-18
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
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
Dear Sir,

I am not in a state of mind to answer such a long list of querries, leave alone a few questions.

I am in desperate need for correct diagnosis and remedy.

Regards,
VB
 
vb2008 last decade
the choice is yours.

in homeopathy, correct diagnosis is possible only if all these answers are known.
 
rishimba last decade
Dear Sirs,

All I could say is I am a 35 year old male, 5'6', 66 kgs, married with one kid of 6 months old.

I have extremely stressful professional life (I am an IT sales professional). Till few months back I have had extremely stressful family life as well (now family stress has reduced ... as my parents have started taking care of me after I fell ill).

Regards,
VB

N.B. I think if I am asked specific questions, few at a time, I will be in a better position to reply.
 
vb2008 last decade
1. Describe your main suffering?

ANS -
a) Constant dizziness in head, while walking / any form of movement.
b) drowsiness (which I guess is a side-effect of the anti deppresant medicine I am taking)
c) Nauseatic / little urge to eat
d) Low motivation
e) very low concentration
f) Low mood ... don't like anything, don't feel like doing anything ... just feel like lying down
g) can't take any form of sound/noise


2. What other physical sufferings do you have in your body?
a) constipation (this is a side-effect, I was told by my doctor)
b) dry throat
c) waking up early in the morning suddenly (4:30/5 a.m.), then can't go back to sleep.
d) lack of balance and co-ordination while walking / any movement.
e) slurred speach / difficulty in talking

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

a) Low mood
b) Low concentration
c) Low motivation
d) Laziness
e) Hopelessness (at time even thoughts of suicide crossed mind)

4. What exactly do you feel when you are at your worst? Describe the sensation in your own words.
a) Physically - I feel there's some pressure on my head, which is twisting my head downwards and almost throwing me off balance.

b) Mentally - complete loss of any hope at all. Feel as if I will not get well ever again, the dizziness will not go, I will lose my job, I will not be able to support my family, my daughter and wife, etc. all bad thoughts pass my mind and then I feel like ending my traumatic life.


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

It all started almost 1 and 1/2 years back. I started getting agitated and stressed due to huge family problems and always tensed, coupled with a dissatisfied professional life. Occassionally I started getting so stressed that I felt like I was passing out, nausea, discomfort in the chest, head and other parts of the body.

My current state of illness in since last 6-7 weeks.


6. Which time of the day you are worst?
Morning ... feel better as the day moves towards the evening, when I know that I will be able to go to sleep. Morning when I wake up, I feel extremely sick at the thought of going to office and spending the rest of the day with terrible dizziness in the head (I am really worried about this dizziness)

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.

tensed situation, serious discussions, stressful office meetings, extreme temperatures, any form of sound, staying alone, any responsibility given to me - all these aggravate my sufferings.

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?

I feel better in moderate and dry climate.

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

I am Moody, I used to be Arrogant (now no more), Changeable, Nervous, Easily offended, Arguing, Irritating, Lazy etc.

- How do you feel before or during a thunderstorm?
scared

- Do you like being consoled during your tough times?

Very Much

- Are you sensitive to external stimuli like smell, noise, light etc?
Yes very much sensitive to light, sound smell etc.


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

nail biting - a little bit, biting the lower lip (recently developed habit)

- How do you feel about your friends, family, your children and especially your husband / wife?
Extremely worried as to how I will be able to maintain them after my parents pass away.

11. What are your fears and do you dream of any situation repeatedly?
My fears - Losing job, becoming functionally disabled, having no money to take care of my family.

12. What do you crave for in food items and what are your aversions?
I used to like junk (salty and fried) food a lot - but currently have no taste in my tongue ... hence all food virtually taste same).

13. How is your thirst: Less, Normal or Excessive?
I have dry throat symptom (after I started taking anti-depressants), hence I dring water a lot.


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

15. Is there any kind of food which your body can’t stand?
Food with pungent odour, too much sweet.

16. Is your sweat normal or less or more? Where does it sweat more: Head, Trunk or Limbs?
I sweat quite a bit, maximum trunk I guess, althought I sweat in my head and limbs as well.

17. How is your bowel movement and stool type?
Constipation (since use of anti depressant). I have just healed from fissure.

18. How well do you sleep? Do you have a particular posture of sleeping?
Not very deep sleep, full of dreams, wake up suddenly very early in the morning, most of the time sleep straight-back on the bed.

19. Do you think you are able to satisfy your sexual desires in general?
No ... no libido/ no erection (since the start of anti depressant)

20. Do you have any strange, peculiar or unusual symptom or feelings? How are you different from others?
Few times I have muscle tweaking in the various parts of my body ... sometimes tingling/burnig sensation in the fingers of hands/legs.

21. What medications have been taken earlier by you to treat the diseases and do you have any particular symptom surfacing after the medication?
a) Nexipride
b) Epitril
c) Nexito
d) Pregabid
Most of the above are anti-depressants.
Dizziness (it was there before the start of medicine ... have worsened)
Drowsiness / Sleepiness
Nausea
Sedated
Constipation
Dry Throat
No Libido


22. What major diseases are running in your family?
Piles, Artheritis, Stress & Anxiety (mother)

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.
- recovered from Anal Fissue a few months back.
- Suffered from back pain
Suffered from slip disc Surgery in 1996.
- Have been treated for dog bite / mumps/herphis/measles, etc, during childhood.
 
vb2008 last decade
Dear Sir,

Can someone help me, pls?

Regards,
VB
 
vb2008 last decade
I am also having tingling/burning sensation in my fingers (right hand and right foot fingers)
 
vb2008 last decade
please stop all english medicine if you can.

take some three doses of nux vom 30c on a single day at 4 hours gap.

after about a week, please take PHOSPHORUS 200C one dose everyday morning for 4 consecutive days.
report progress after a week.
 
rishimba last decade
Dear Sir,

Thanks for your reply. It is impossible to stop Allopathic medicines right now, as I have to report to the doctor about my progress with the medicines.

Will it be OK for me to have the homeopathic medicines, along with the allopathic medicines?

Also I am having number of side effects of the anti depressant medicines ... like drowsiness, weakness in the limbs, constipation, nausea, etc.

I am having terrible dizziness in my head, as if something is getting very heavy in my head, then twisting my head downwards, as if going to throw me to the ground. There's also lack of balance while walking and slurred speech (this may be due to the effect of the allopathic medicine).

Kindly reply.

Regards,
VB
 
vb2008 last decade
if the vertigo is a side effect of the medicines you are taking, this cannot be cured by homeopathy as long as you are continuing the allopathy treatment.

after talking to your doctor, you can taper down the dose of the medicines and then start the homeopathy treatment after that.
 
rishimba last decade
Rishimba,
Is it not safe to reduce his allopathy medicine gradually?Stopping the medicine at once can bring uncontrolable aggrevation.Suggest him ur homeo remedy along with the decreased quantity of his previous medicines.
Regards
Dr.Tahira
 
Dr Tahira last decade
thats exactly what i suggested to the patient.

my recommendation was to taper down the dose gradually and check if its ok with the patient.

to some extent it depends on the patient if he can gradually wean himself off the allopathy medicines.
 
rishimba last decade
Dear Sir,

Would the homeopathic medicines have side effects too?

Regards,
VB
 
vb2008 last decade
no side effects but you can go through the healing crisis for a week before you start to get well.

you need to bare the healing crisis knowing that you are in the right direction.

some aggravation of symptoms may be there during this period.
 
rishimba last decade
Dear Patient
Going through ur history and symptoms in my opinon u are suffering from Major Depressive Disorder
Pl do the following
1) A complete Physical examination
2) Psychiatric exam
3)Routine Blood Tests
4)Blood T3,T4,TSH.
5)Serum Calcium,Sodium,Potassium
6)ECG
7)CECT Brain
Medications can be suggested on receipt of above
Regards
Dr(Brig)Sudarsanan Calcium,Sodium,Potassium
 
sudi_sudi last decade
in homeopathy, presenting mental and physical symptoms are considered to suggest the remedy.

the sensations are more important than the results of these tests.
 
rishimba last decade
Dear Dr(Brig)Sudarsanan,

Update from my side.

I took a decision about an year back to continue with the medicines prescribed by my Neuro-Psychriatic with patience and handling all discomfort, as much as I could. Couple of years, I felt I went through hell, but my persistence and faith in my doctor paid. My doctor's appropriate treatment along with my determination to bounce back, brought light back into my life all over again. It's been 4 months now since my medications have been tapered off and I feel on the top of the world again. I still continue have stressful personal and professional life, but I feel I am better equipped to handle life now.

I was extremely comfortable with my doctor's simplistic, encouraging, sympathetic and collaborative approach towards me. In fact, I have started helping patients of depression, encouraging them on the path to recovery and helping them find the right solutions to their agony.

Anyone who feels hopeless, depressed, remorsed, sad, etc. please feel free to write to me.

Regards,
VB
 
vb2008 last decade
Hi Sir/Madam

I have more or less same problems as of VB, hope you poeple will help me with you advices and knowledge of homeopthay.


I am more suffering from uneasiness in head/eyes/anxiety than depression etc,I grew up in a smal village..father was in indian army,i lived in village with my mother and sisters till 8th standard,at the age of 12 my parents sent to me to hostel,i was bright student,I always wanted to do something better/different,did not use to enjoy with people,kept thinking lot of things when people were busy enjoying.I passed my studies with average marks,one more thing i want to write here is i was very worried about health since childhood ..used to think that i will die of some problem someday..even cold/cough/fever will make me nervous and i used to feel iam an special case,my illness may be any serious illness.Everyday i wanted to study till late night and wanted to wake up early to complete studies..my homework was never complete,used to make plans in school of studying till late night but hardly succeeded..used to sleep and while doing graduation i faced these issues but till than this was not a problem to me..i was living life like any other everage guy,i joined call centers in 2005 simultaneously doing graduation .. I had to drop graduation in 2nd year as could not handle job and studies simultaneously,started smoking in 2005..with every cigarette i used to think of quitting and still i do..i have not been able to get success in quitting cigarette till date though iam not addicted to cigarettes i smoke my 1st cigarette in noon(after 2pm or 3pm) but as day goes on stress level rises uneasiness increases by night my cigarette count reaches to 4-5, I have seen psychiatrist couple of times..finally left taking antidepressant 6 months back when did not see a hope to heal myself..i first went to psychat in 2007..He prescribed alprazolam/clonil and all...i used to get ok for sometime and after an hour or so problems used to start again.

i have always dreamed of living an ideal life, i always dreamed of getting early doing exercises..started couple of times but could never continue due to lack of will power/confidence etc.

have joined yoga classes could never continue for more than a month,joined art of living learned breathing exercises(which helps alot) but even can not do them regularly,every day wakes up half an hour before office time so hardly i do yoga/breathing exercises,but every night sleep with this dream that i will wake up early next morning and sleep early next night

My weaknesses:low self confidence as a result of my problems anxiety/uneasiness, I have very high irritation level/frustration/sexual frustration etc

My strengths >>i dont feel of dieing/suicide...i want to live and enjoy life like others,i want to make the most of my talent which everyone else who meets me praises..i am extraordinarily good at remembering things/events..can arugue on any topic..science/politics/movies religion...i read a lot ..specially about success full people,I have good sense of humour..try my best to smile and make others too..


in case you are in india..and can spk to me over phone Kindly let me know you contact details i promise wont disturb you untill you ask me to call

Kindly let me know if i need to fill any questionare or need to answers any number of quuestions,



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Regards,
AR
Cellphone no-- zero nine eight nine nine nine seven four seven three three
 
a_rana last decade
Dear Rana

Please take three doses of Sulphur 200c at a gap of 4 hours for one day (not daily, only one day) and report back after 15 days. If the remedy can give a boost to your will power just take the opportunity, stop smoking, start waking early and get doing pranayam. The remedy will only kick-start the process. The rest depends on your will power. You know everything.

One dose means
If the medicine is in pills form 4 pills. Don't touch pills with hand. Use cap of bottle to take pills.
If the medicine is in liquid dilution form, 3-4 drops in some 20 ml water. Sip up slowly.
 
kadwa last decade
Dear all.
I am a 46 years old male.My sleep is totally disturbed.My brain keeps on working as soon as I close my eyes and there is vibration in the head and headaches in spots mainly on left side. I was initially diagonised as depression and later on bipolar 2 ie from depression to irritation.I have tried almost all allopathis drugs from anti depressants, mood stablizers but of no use.

My sleep is still very much disturbed and frightening. My head vibrates and is pai n full.My mood keeps on fluctuation. Some time I am sad,some time very anxious,mind is preoccupied with worries.I always do every thing in hurry.Then some times I am in irritation , quarrelsome. I remain always afraid and fearfull that something wrong will happen.
The main symtoms are Mind works through out the sleep & when ever eyes are closed. Sleep tiring, not refreshing and restorative. Morning gloomy. Head ache , throbbing & vibration in the head. Head ache increases on talking. Head stretches.

Sad, hopelessness, fear, some thing will happen. Every thing is finishing or has finished. Constant worry. In hurry. Lack of concentration. Anger. Impulsive Cheeks go inside face becomes weak. Do not enjoy any thing. Pessimistic. Irritability Fatigue. Pain in joints.

Constipation takes churn. Stomach &abdomen bloats.

Sexual disorder with no desire and other problems. No pleasure at the time of ejaculation.

I have also tried many homeopathis medicines but the medicine helps initialy the its response replases or takes me to irritation. Many medicines have worked immediately but did not sustain. I have tried lyco , lechies, sulphuric acid.and many more but the same atory repeats ie short time relied the relapse or journey to irritation. I seek help from this forum.

Regards
 
m s uppal last decade
Hi vb2008/VB

I want to have a talk with you, as i came to know that u got recovered from anxeity.

I am also suffering with the same.

Pls reply back at pavanivempati at gmail com

Many Thanks VB.
 
Pavani 9 years ago

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