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Developed Allergic Rhinitis at 35 years of age

I have never had 'allergies' before. And, I have suddenly developed allergic rhinitis. The symptoms are very changeable, running nose and blocked nose, sinuses are always full. I can not smell or taste.
Anyone have some ideas for a remedy?

Michelle
 
  fourgrtkidos on 2008-06-06
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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
Put the details on board till start Pulsatilla 30 thrice daily
 
drpksinha last decade
1. At the forefront at present is a burning sensation in my nose and sinuses. My sinuses are blocked (never goes away for the last 6 weeks). I can not smell or taste. My nose sometimes is running with much clear mucous, thin but slippery like egg whites. At times both nostrils are blocked and I can't breath through them, I have to breath through my mouth. At those times I have anxiety and am aware of my breathing as if I can not breath and have to concentrate to get a breath. even though I know my lungs are clear, my throat is open and clear. Sometimes only one nostril is blocked and then I am okay. (no anxiety) Sometimes my nose fills up inside, sometimes when I am outside, day, night, sometimes in the morning I wake up clear, sometimes not so there are no definitive rythm. I sometimes get tingling and then I sneeze 3-5 times. As soon as I blow my nose and clear the mucous the sneezing sensation goes away. My face itches very slightly around my nose, checks, under eyes, forhead and on my nose. It feels good to lightly scratch it. rubbing my forehead can relive the feeling of pressure. When the pressure gets large and painfeul I feel pulseing in all my teeth, lower too. I have burning in the inside corner of my eyes and sometimes water. I sometimes smell ammonia. Although there is no ammonia in our house. (still can not smell real odors or any food)
That was a description at my worst.
At my best- my sinus are still blocked, there is a small amount of mucous that is mildly irritating and can be easily cleared away by blowing my nose gently.I can breath through both nostrils with my mouth closed but more comfortable if I also open my mouth and brath through both. I can not smell or taste. dark circles under my eyes.

2. My long time problem is anxiety- with the feeling that I can not breath and I have to be aware of my breath. This happened on the way home from my grandmother's funeral. She was my second mother- very important to me and I loved her dearly, but 5 years ago we were estranged and did not forgive each other or become close again before she died. I had not seen her until I was made to check her corpse for her wedding bands to make sure they had not been stolen my funeral workers. That day I had a very bad panic attack on the way home that required recue remdy (bach flowers)- I felt I couldn't breath, would pass out/ fade away and die. This persisted then on out when ever I was riding too long in a car, in class too long or made to do anything else I did not want to do. I had to quit being a midwife because I would get panicky at births especially if there was induction with medicines or instrument intervention and the mother was out of control of the birthing process.

I have 5 children and have a mildly prolapsed uterus. The uterus is heavy, congested and tilted back and sometimes blocks the stool from passing easily through my rectum.Many times when I sneeze I have a small amount of urine/ incontenence.
I am overweight despite being active and eating healthy food. I very rarely eat sweets. I am fair complected and dark blonde, blue eyes.

3. I do not have a good relationship with my husband. He is verbally mean/ abusive and discounts my wishes and opinions. Sometimes I feel that the sinuses are worse after he has yelled at me, ignored me or refused to be compassionate to me.
I have been crying alot lately and wishing for love, afection and someone to hold me like I was a child. I cry when I think about feeling lonely, when I am telling a healthcare professional about my case and when I think I might always have daily allergies and have to find a way to live with this chronically. I am seeking attention, hugging, holding and massage from my husband even though I feel he dislikes me and feel better when I recieve it.

5. When the weather changed from spring to summer here.

I have recently had a week, immediatly preceeding the allergy onset where I imagined being a child and rocking in my grandmothers arms as she was when I was a child. She would rock me in a rocking chair when I was ill. I attributed it to accupuncture treatment I had received for anxiety because I greived for my grandmother all week and the anxiety was much alleviated- especially since I imagined being with her and her expressing that she loved me.
I also bought a couch the week before the allergies started. My sister pointed out that it is the same color and shape as my grandmothers couches in her house when we were kids.

6. I can not define a time of day that is worse now. Although at one point earlier in the allergies I was worse at 10:30 pm.

7.Rubbing my forehead feels better for the moment I am rubbing. Does not relieve the congestion just the feeling for a second. Scratching around my face , my nose checks and under eyes and forehead also relieves the burning temporarily.
Hot showers that make my skin flushed feel good and my nose is more open then.

Air blowing on my face in the car or from a fan make me worse. The air conditioning make me more congested. I feel best in a warm room 78 degrees F and covered up in bed. It is summer here and 90 F outside.

8. My menses have changed this last year. I know have cramps before it starts that go into my thighs. I weep easily, want to stay home, coddle myself with warm baths, showers, warm pajamas and going to bed early. The period lasts 4-5 days, when it used to be light and last 3 days. I am cold before and during my periods. My hair has become thinner, and dry this last year.

My family denies any new body odor or that I have bad breath. I can not smell and worry about it.

9. I am sad and quiet. I turn from sad and needing affection to angry and critical toward the person who doesn't give me the comforting and attention I want. I am feeling lazy- it is hard to clean up, although once I am up and moving I feel better. I feel better on my evening walks and while talking to friends. Or, when my mind is occupied with reading or watching a movie.

I feel worse before a thunderstorm and best while it is thundering, lightning and pouring rain.
I need to be consoled during though times. I have been crying where during the last 5 years I feel I kept it ina nd got to the point I could not cry.
I am sensitive to light. It makes the pressure in my forhead more intense.

I have a bad habit of picking small bumps on my forarms, back of arms, thighs and buttocks. They are clogged pores and exude white material. Not puss or pimples.The ones on my face are now itching.

I want to be closer to my family and freinds. I feel misunderstood by all of my family and husband. I desire close relationships and affection. Usually I do not want affection from my husband. I can not stand being around him and refuse sex. This is even though I want to be close and have a good relationship and be loved- but I push him away. Right now I am being very sweet to him, want hugs, affection, and to be close to him hrough sex too. I cried after we had intercourse 2 days ago because it felt good to be touched and carressed, and I felt loved.

11. I am afraid of the dark, I imagine monsters, ghosts or zombies will get me. During my illness I have only been able to fall aslepp easill and feel comforted with a candle on. I ask my husband to sut off the light, so I do not have to walk to my bed in the dark.
I dream repeatedly of having to swim in a river and channels that have murky, dark deep water and I can not see through it. I imagine alligators in the water may get me. The river and channels are like a maze and I am trying to find something. Or sometimes I am driving in the dream and the road turns into a river and the car disappears and I am in the water and have to swim to shore before the alligators get to me. (last night)

12. I have been craving bread- this is unusual for me. No aversions- I can not smell. My face has itched after almonds, peanut butter and after shrimp. This is new.

13. I am thirsty and drink alot of room temp water. This is normal for me. My urine is always clear, no color, and alot (volume). I do not sip water often- more like drink 20 ounces all at once.

14. hunger? I am not sure. Sometimes I feel like I am better for eating.

15.My body does not digest salad, I have loose stool and the leave are undigested. Most of the time I do not digest root vegetables well or fruit well. But I eat it anyway. Only the salad makes loose stool.

16. I am more sweaty than usual on my face, forehead and above my lip between my nose and lips.

17. My stool is thin- my cervix presses against my rectum.

18. I have a hard time falling asleep. Once asleep I sleep weel. Until the allergies started I woke up alot during the night to urinate. I always sleep on my side. My back hurts and I feel like I can't breath if I sleep on my back. My back hurts and is stiff if I sleep on my stomach.

19.no

20. unknown

21. Xanax .20-.50mg (1/4 or 1/2 of a 1 mg tablet) at bedtime for anxiety and sleep.

unsure- but before I started the medicine I remember the anxiety at bedtime involved tingling and numbness down the back of my arms and in my hands. also, congestion and a eeling of not being able to breath/ awareness of breaths. Concentrating on the fact that 'yes, you can breath'

22. diabetes, congestive heart failure, colesterol, arthritis, gout (I have none)

25. No major disease. No surgery. I had chicken pox. I spent alot of time recently with friends and her kids that had chicken pox.(Because I am immune and she needed company)
 
fourgrtkidos last decade
I wrote so much, but wanted to add.
My eustation tubes itch, relieved if I itch with my finger tip- and rub.

My left nostril is more often stopped up than my right. And is more completely blocked.

I can not sleep until after 2 am.

The side I am lying on is the side that fills up (nostril) with mucous. Although once the left side fills up- lasts a long time.

I am congested in my sinuses always, but upon awakening in am my nostrils and nares are clear. The fill up after I stand up.

Sometimes I get pain in abdomen with ovulation on my left side.
 
fourgrtkidos last decade
PULSATILLA seems to be the right remedy to start with.
 
rishimba last decade
more I forgot.

I have taken the Xanax for 17 months.

I usually like to go and do alot of activies and visit with people. Now I just want to stay home. I do not even want to go to the store and try to get others to do my errands. Unless the congestion is not severe- then I will make myself go out.
 
fourgrtkidos last decade
on going through all your symptoms, the remedy which is coming up is SANGUINARIA.

although your mentals match pulsatilla, i believe the real time sensations of burning on the nose and sinuses is a PQRS of SANGUINARIA and thus should work.

please take it in 12c potency every 3 to 4 hours during the next episodes.

continue this in 12c or 30c potency whenever the burning is felt.

gradually, the sensations will decrease.

you may need a doses of pulsatilla to close your case.
 
rishimba last decade
Yes dr rishimba you are right Sanguinaria is best choice rather than the puls. I do agree with you.

dr. mahfooz
 
Mahfoozurrehman last decade
Thank you- I will post results

Michelle
 
fourgrtkidos last decade
allergic rhinitis or all. sinusitis won't be cure in short time you have to treat for acute complints first later aetiolosical/miasmatic/and constitutional
only three quiostions i ask u
1.Do u wish to rub ur face nostril or boring with ur fingers or fist
2.how do feel in open air/fanning/cold
3.sneezing
 
drpksinha last decade
1. I do rub my face with the palm of my hand
When the congestion was at it's worst and my eustacian tubes were blocked I bored at my ears with my finger

2. fan/ air/ cold on my face increases the congestion

3. If I get a burning pain in or around my sinuses or nose it makes me sneeze several times and then the nostrils will fill and block with mucous

Which Sanguinaria should I buy??
Michelle
 
fourgrtkidos last decade

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