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Okay , so once it is 1 week from the last Hep-s dose you gave, follow the Merc-sol prescription for 1 day, and then report back changes a week after that.

Sameer.
 
sameervermani last decade
Alrighty. Thanks. :)
 
dragonsaur last decade
Filled up this questionnaire:

Patient ID: Sex:M Age:7 Habits: Bites nails. Has difficulty sitting
still. Every time I do homework with him, he would fidget on the seat.

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

1. Describe your main suffering? Cough-induced asthma.

Wet cough. I can hear him cough the phlegm out but he doesn't know how
to spit so he will swallow it back. His cough pattern is wet and often
-- every few seconds he coughs. If not intervened with inhalers, he
will double over and once, he had to lie down. He gets stuffy nose
often - esp. when he lies down to sleep. Nosebleeds happen during
coughs or in sleep and on hot days. The nosebleed would wake him up or
it happens right after he wakes up in the morning.

Cough triggered by environmental allergies (usually indoors like the
gym, library, school room, dog - grandma has a dog, etc.), food
allergies, sometimes exercise, cold and windy air. I notice that he
starts coughing before rain or extreme temperature drop.

Food allergies: milk, gluten, oily foods like pork, possibly chicken,
oat, soy, corn, pepper ... I'm sure there are more but I can't remember
them now.

Swimming in chlorinated pool causes eczema on skin.


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

Very mild eczema patches on arms and legs eg. the fold on the sides of
the knee, middle of the upper arm. His head is drenched in sweat after
he falls asleep. It's dry when he wakes up in the morning.


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

My son has difficulty conveying his thought in words so I will tell you
based on my observation. During his coughing / wheezing episodes, he is
slow to respond to questions. He will sit back / lie down and do
nothing at the height of his attacks. If I have to choose a word to
describe, I'd say, 'dazed.'

He usually forgets to tell me that he's wheezing. He can cough and
wheeze all day until he truly feels bad. Then, he might tell me.

He is undergoing speech therapy at school.


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

Answer same as question 3.


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

Eczema : started appearing around 2 months on cheeks. Spread from head
to toe. Wet weeping eczema. Everywhere including ears, palms and sole
of feet. Used really strong hydrocortisones. Was constantly on
antibiotics, prelone and inhalers. Worst btwn 3 month old and 1 y.o.
Took chinese herbs and it cleared up most of it. Eczema has been slowly
improving through the years and now there's only a little bit on the
limbs. He has lots of food allergies.

Asthma : started at 6 months. Hospitalized. Used to be dry cough. It's
wet now.

Fully vaccinated up till 5 years old ie. DTP, MMR, Hep B, IPV,
Influenza for 1 year, PCV (I think)


6. Which time of the day you are worst?

Hmm ... no special time. Just whenever he's triggered.


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.

Aggravate: environmental triggers, cold weather / temperature, oily
foods, his food allergies, exercising, wind. I have to remind him to
wear a coat. He complains it's hot but if he doesn't wear it, he will
definitely cough. Unfortunately, jacket doesn't stop it. Eventually his
asthma gets triggered.

Ameliorate: nothing at this point, I think.

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)?

Hmm ... not sure what the question meant but I hope my previous replies
above answers this question.


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

He seems to be better during hot weather. When he was in Malaysia (hot
and humid), he did really well. We're in California now - dry and cold.


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

He has difficulty conveying his thoughts in words. He is slow to pick
up words. Doesn't like to do homework relating to writing. Gives up
easily. Slow to respond. You have to wait a bit before he talks but
even then, sometimes his sentences are not clear and words jumbled up.
Good at math tho'. Forgetful. Loses things around the house.

After I scold him, he bounces back fine. Doesn't hold grudge for a long
time. Not sensitive to other people's feelings. Eg. does nothing when I
cry. Likes to arrange his toys nicely and gets upset if someone messes
them up. However, if I tell him to clean up, he'll do it.

Has difficulty following multi-part directions. Likes company. Likes
affection. Cries easily at slight injuries. When I try to help him with
homework, he would start to fidget and look around.

I always have to push him to be independent. He will never volunteer to
do something by himself.

Likes to laugh. Prefers physical games to games that involve talking.
Shy towards strangers.


- How do you feel before or during a thunderstorm?

Don't get much thunderstorm here. I do notice him coughing before rain
comes.


- Do you like being consoled during your tough times?

Yes, he does.


- Are you sensitive to external stimuli like smell, noise, light etc?

Smoke? I notice him coughing when I turn on the stovetop. Could be from
the gas or from the food being cooked. Very sensitive to environmental
allergies usu. indoors. Could be from dog, dust, air-cond, recycled air
etc.


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

Yes, he bites his nails. Fidgety when sitting.


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

I think he really likes his friends. Because of his speech problems, I
don't think they like him as much. He plays well with his brother but
they also fight often. He is very willing to share because he knows it
pleases people.


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

He can't answer this question.


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

He likes chips, french fries, chicken, rice pasta, deserts like
muffins, pancakes, waffles (I make them out of rice flour). He doesn't
like sourish foods.


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

Little thirst. Has to be reminded to drink.


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

Normal.


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

Gluten, dairy, corn, soy, pepper, garlic, onions, eggplant, apples,
cantaloupe, probably a longer list but I can't remember


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

Sweat in sleep. Head drenched. Head sweats most even when playing.


17. How is your bowel movement and stool type?

Bowel once a day. Stool : soft. I make him eat lots of fruits and
vegie.


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

Doesn't like to sleep. But when he does, it's deep. He likes to pile up
the pillows and lie on them. Kicks off blankets during sleep. Doesn't
like to wear socks.


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

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

Speech problems.


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

Currently:
Asthma inhalers : albuterol and flovent everyday


22. What major diseases are running in your family?

Husband and other son have moderate eczema. Both have food allergies.

Husband has high cholesterol.

Husband's family side: diabetes, high cholesterol, eczema, asthma

Wife's family side: diabetes, high cholesterol (both control via
diets), her dad had heart surgery


23. Describe, how do you look like? Describe your overall appearance.

Slim. Fair skinned. Short for his age.

Here is a pic of him taken around Aug 2007 : (not sure if that will
help)
http://picasaweb.google.com/amelon/CanonSD700TestShots/photo....


25. What major diseases have you had in your life and when. Please
write them in a chronological manner.

2 months old : eczema started
3 months old : head-to-toe eczema
6 months old : asthma, hospitalized.
7 y.o. : ear infection x 1, scarlet fever x 1, both times needed
antibiotics.


We saw 2 homeopaths in the course of 2 years.
 
dragonsaur last decade
Merc-sol has not arrived yet and Rishimba suggested puls 30C, upping the potency each week if no improvement until 1M. If no improvement, look for new remedy.

I gave my son puls 30C last week. No difference. He came home today (1 week after the dose) wheezing and breathing really hard to the point of doubling over. He keeps fidgeting and gulping for air (like a fish). His face is flushed. Cough dry but with some phlegm now and then. He is quite concerned but will still laugh if you play with him. Despite the wheezing, he wants to play the computer. He needs his asthma inhalers every 2 hours but they only provide a little bit of relief. I gave him puls200C when he came back from school. Help!
 
dragonsaur last decade
His voice is hoarse and he has a sore throat.
 
dragonsaur last decade
Also, trembling and sweating from trying to breathe.
 
dragonsaur last decade
My prescription remains the same i.e.

merc-sol
 
sameervermani last decade
Sameer, even for acute attacks? I am trying to find an alternative way to relief his attacks because the inhalers are not as effective now. I know it's palliation but when I see him suffer, I feel really bad. I hope the merc-sol arrives tomorrow.
 
dragonsaur last decade
This asthma episode is really bad. His symptoms have changed. So, what I wrote earlier about him laying down is wrong. He actually had to sit up and gulp for air.
 
dragonsaur last decade
Dear dragonsour,

Try to get over this attack through allopathy if possible. I think you should anti-dote Puls. by a dose of Nux Vomica 30C.

This is not really an ACUTE problem, it is just a flaring-up of a chronic problem.


And, then when Merc-Sol arrives, give that to him according to instructions I gave before.

Sameer.
 
sameervermani last decade
please give him IPECACUANHA 30C every 1/2 hour during acute conditions.

stop when the attack subsides.

our son needs pulsatilla to improve in the long run.
 
rishimba last decade
Sameer, Thanks for the reply. I was desperate and because of his dry cough so I gave him ars-alb 30C prior to bed (didn't see yr msg). He also used the inhalers but they don't stop his wheezing. He said he still didn't feel good even after it. He's asleep now but he's also wheezing. If he has to go to the dr., they will probably either inject him with steroids or give him oral steroids since the quick-acting medicines are not working.
 
dragonsaur last decade
Just an update. Dr prescribed oral prelone. He had to have 3 consecutive breathing treatments in order to make him comfortable. He still had wheezing after that and within 2.5 hours, he started coughing again.
 
dragonsaur last decade
Tried: puls 30C - 1M, no improvements.

Tried: lyco 30C - 1M, no lasting improvements.

Started merc-sol 30C on June 27th b/c he started coughing. 2 doses, one morning and one evening (I forgot the middle dose).

One dose merc-sol 30C on June 28th b/c he was coughing in the morning.
 
dragonsaur last decade
And can you please mention the changes after Merc-s as well ?
 
sameervermani last decade
Oops. Ya, he needed his inhalers since going to relative's house (has a dog). He would cough often (dry and sometimes wet). After a dose of merc-sol, his cough slowly stopped, followed by clearing of throat and then stop completely.
 
dragonsaur last decade
Excellent !

Then just keep Merc-sol 200c handy.

But no more remedies for now. We will just wait and watch till there is improvement happening.
 
sameervermani last decade
What if he gets another attack? Do I give him merc-sol 200C or stay with 30C? We are going on a vacation soon and he always reacts to the hotel rooms. It'll be nice to use homeopathic remedies instead of the inhalers.
 
dragonsaur last decade
30c is not to be given now.

Only if he gets another attack, you should give him a SINGLE dose of Merc Sol 200C.

This is how you give the dose..dissolve 2 pellets of Merc Sol 200c in 200 ml water, stir and give 1 teaspoon from there.
 
sameervermani last decade
He had another coughing episode and I gave merc-sol 200C but it didn't help. He coughs when he's cold. Eg. one morning he was coughing so I put on another layer of shirt on him. The cough slowly stopped. When he laughed really hard, he would start coughing and then it would turn into wheezing. Usually that's how his cough is - begins coughing and after awhile, the wheezing starts. Environmental allergens also causes the asthma.
 
dragonsaur last decade
Give him 3 doses of Hepar Sulph 30c for 1 single day only.

After 1 week from this we will go to Silicea.

We need Hepar Sulph because Silicea is highly inimical to Merc sol and cant be given directly after it.
 
sameervermani last decade
It's been a week since Hep-S 30C (3 dose on one day). I didn't see any immediate improvements during his asthmatic episode but the asthma would go away after one day. However, he still gets triggered if he's exposed to the same environmental allergens. He also drank coconut juice for the first time without reaction. In the past, he would cough almost immediately after consuming it. He has dry red rash on his elbow and knee crease that's itchy. He scratches till it bleeds. So, asthma gets triggered by cold air, possibly fatty meats / foods, laughing hard and his allergens (food and air).
 
dragonsaur last decade
Want to add that he is recovering better from MINOR asthma episodes since Hep-S. I make him wear 2 layers despite the warm weather and it also seemed to help.
 
dragonsaur last decade
Okay , please wait for 1 more week, and IF there is no further improvement, give him 3 doses of Silicea 30C equally spaced for 1 single day only.

Then, report status 1 week after this.

Sameer
 
sameervermani last decade
One week after Hep-S, he started having asthma attacks. They are usually worse at night. He's been needing his inhalers nearly every day now. No improvement noticed with Silica 30C.
 
dragonsaur last decade
Hmm.. please give him 3 doses of Phosphorus 30c, and then wait for a week.


Sameer
 
sameervermani last decade

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