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Dr. Sameer: Regarding Kidney Failure + Dialysis

Dear Dr. Sameer
Thank you for your interest in my posting. Here are my details again:

Hello. I am a 47 year old female in very good health, except for the fact, I have kidney failure and currently on dialysis. Long story short, diagnosed with glomerilnephritis at age 16; on meds for 12 years; cortisone + other meds. Cortisone created problems. meds stopped working in early 20s. Told I would need dialysis or transplant. Refused both. Believed in alternative healing but no idea where to start. Guided to immigrate to New York, which I did and found an incredible array of studies and healing options. Worked hard over next few years with diet, cleansing, nutritional supplements, Mind/Body work (intense) and turned things around for the next 20+ years. (Came off meds within 6 months too.) December '07 shocked to hear I was in renal failure again (get checked regularly.) Continued natural approach with chinese herbs and acupuncture (with Chinese doctor) but sort of collapsed in April and ended up in ER and on dialysis. Doing well now but first few months were very difficult and scary...not sure I would survive. Do not want to live rest of my life on dialysis nor taking anti-rejection meds if I get a transplant. Would love advice and guidance if anyone out there has successfully treated such a condition with homeopathy. (Emotionally, this time more difficult than the first time as I became a practitioner and felt I had failed....let that go now. Not an issue for me. Very traumatic incident at age 7, when symptoms of kidney failure first began. I worked hard on this issue over the years and this helped me turn things around...can discuss only in private.) Thank you very much. Sincerely.
  FMBK916 on 2009-02-02
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Hi Fiona,

I need more information about your temperament, behavior, fears, likes/dislikes, food cravings/aversions, temperature preferences, and I also need information about the traumatic incident at age 7.
sameervermani last decade
Temperament: generally quiet, mostly patient, but can get impatient with noise and aggressive behavior in others; Introspective.

Behavior: live quietly. Enjoy walks, talking with friends. Mostly thoughtful behavior, not erratic.

Fears: ending up on dialysis! Well, I'm facing that fear now. Fear of being immobile and no longer independent. Fear of needing medication the rest of my life (for instance, with transplant.)

Likes/Dislikes: Being with close friends and caring people/family; dislikes: noise and violence in relationships, people, society. Cruelty.

Food cravings/aversions: sometimes crave sweet things after dialysis. Sometimes crave chai tea after dialysis too (like chai tea as a comforting drink...hot, not cold.) Aversions: anything with meat or meat broth.

Temperature Preferences: warmth.

Incident: quite personal, but was sexually abused at age 7. That is when symptoms began....lived in intense fear for most of my young life, thereafter. Fear of the dark. Nightmares too. Terrible pains in my stomach, which drs. thought was appendix. When appendix taken out (age 9) and pains continued, no one believed I was in distress/pain until a few years later when kidney failure showed itself.

I hope this helps. Thank you!
FMBK916 last decade
What was the primary feeling that you felt after the incident ?

Was it grief ? humiliation ? anger ? .. or any other emotion ?

The ailment has direct relation with the incident and hence the primary emotion that triggered this is very important to know.
sameervermani last decade
Thank you, Dr. Sameer.
I have been aware of the connection with the incident for some time now. I totally agree with what you say about that...FEAR was the primary emotion. DEVASTATING FEAR. I felt my whole world collapsed and no one was there to help me....nothing beneath my feet; like there was a void in my earth. NUMB and when I later saw my father I felt I was talking to him (in general only) through a kaleidescope .......everything was at a distance. I was screaming out for help at the time and realized no one came to my rescue, because the screaming was from inside...no voice. I also felt at the time it was my fault. The man in question had down syndrome and I was always afraid of him. I was told he was 'a child of God' and I must not be afraid of him. My instincts knew otherwise--that he planned to hurt me. He was always trying to touch me before that. But no one was listening at the time. Other emotions: definitely felt alone; not heard; that I attracted this...closed off on many of those emotions thereafter. SHAME is a bit emotion from that time too. (By the way, the next time this happened, I did SCREAM. Very loudly and my father came running with a knife, not aware of why I was screaming...he owned a store and was slicing something, which is why he had a knife...the man in question was a customer. Well, his mother was.)
Thank you!
FMBK916 last decade
Actually, Dr. Sameer, I would say the main emotion was TERROR....beyond fear. I felt I was going to my death at the time as I sensed something was going to happen....I had to make my way down to a dark cellar and my instincts told me not to go, but I was told it would be okay. The man was waiting for me in the cellar.
FMBK916 last decade
Dear Fiona,

Please answer the following questions:

1./) Do you like sympathy or consolation ?

2./) Do you tend to dwell over past disagreeable occurrences?

3./) Are you very sensitive and get offended very quickly ?
sameervermani last decade
Interesting questions. Thank you for sending them.

1. I would say 'consolation'. Do not really like 'sympathy.'

2. Unfortunately, yes, I do...but in truth, rarely now. It will last a few hours, going over things, then I let it go. I USED to dwell on past things for a very long time before.

3. As above, very sensitive and tend to get offended quickly. But again, in recent times have really learned to let that go. (Strangely enough, much of this has changed since being on dialysis....)

I hope this helps. Sincerely.
FMBK916 last decade
So, you like being consoled ?

How affectionate are you ?

Any longing for open air ?

Are you of a mild/yielding temperament, where you feel happy as long as you feel loved ?
sameervermani last decade
Hi, Dr. Sameer

1. Do I like being consoled? I appreciate consolation under certain circumstances. I do not seek it out. (As opposed to 'sympathy'...that seems like 'pity' at times. Do not like to be 'pitied'...but consoled, yes, if I am in pain or someone close to me died, etc.)

2. Affectionate: I am very affectionate but do need to read a person's receptivity first. (Fear of rejection, etc.)

3. I consider myself very mild/yielding temperament. I think others would say that of me too. Feeling loved definitely influences my feelings of happiness.

FMBK916 last decade
Hi Fiona,

I am torn between 2 remedies right now, and would need your help to narrow down

Read Pulsatilla from here

puls.html " rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://homepage.ntlworld.com/homeopathy_advice/Remedies/POLY...

And, then read Natrum Mur from here


Give special emphasis on introductory and mind sections of both.

I want you to tell me which one do you think is closer to you, and why do you think so.

sameervermani last decade
Hi, Dr. Sameer
Thank you for this.
Right now, I am tending towards Natrum Mur. I will get right back to you on my reasons why...sincerely,
FMBK916 last decade
Hello again. I definitely think Natrum Mur is closest to me. Some descriptions I do not resonate with, such as not being open with emotions (during a session, for instance) and then reluctantly opening up; exhibiting excessive anger and emotions--I don't resonate with this but most likely, yes, was closer to this many years ago.

I do hold my emotions close to my heart but am also very open when asked about how I feel. I resonate with this remedy also because of the description about being 'serious' esp. as a child. Prefer to be alone in my grief....when experiencing a loss or grief, prolonged period of mourning and depression. I would like to think I am not 'controlled' but yes, I do delved into things to understand my current situation (even on dialysis). So, yes, i like to FEEL IN CONTROL as best I can (be proactive) but in relationship with others and the world, I try not to be 'controlling'. F

ORGIVING: I used to find it difficult to forgive, yes. I held onto things but I have let go of most of that at this stage in my life. Either way, I am very aware of my traits (good and not so good) and try to work through the more challenging ones.

I hope this helps. Thank you again.
FMBK916 last decade
Please take 3 doses of Natrum Mur 30c equally spaced by 1 hour on a single day as below.

Dissolve 2 pellets of Nat-m 30c in a 250 ml spring water bottle. You can shake it gently after they have dissolved.

Take a capful from this bottle 3 times in one day, spaced by 2 hours. This is to be done for one day ONLY.

Let me know in 7 days after these 3 doses. I will look forward to your update.


1/. Nothing should enter the mouth for 40 minutes prior to, or after taking the remedy.
2/. Do not touch the tablets with your hands, tip them into the cap of the container they came in and then into the water .
3/. Avoid coffee, tea (including green), and other sources of caffeine such as some fizzy drinks and large amounts of chocolate, except where this would cause a drastic change in consumption
4/. Avoid wearing perfume/aftershave, or exposure to anything with a strong smell while under treatment. This includes any and all essential oils, and incense.
5/. Avoid the consumption of excessively spicey foods
6/. The use of medicinal herbs, either as 'teas' or supplements should be avoided during Homoeopathic treatment, as should the use of over the counter medication, unless this has been recommended by an MD.
7/. Nothing of a medicinal nature should be applied to the skin

sameervermani last decade
Thank you for this. I will order the remedy and let you know when I begin taking it.

Sincere gratitude.
FMBK916 last decade
I repeat that the remedy is to taken for 1 day only.

3 doses on 1 day, after that no more doses and then wait for 7 days.
sameervermani last decade
I understand. Thank you. Got the remedy and will take it tomorrow morning. Will keep you posted.....

The items to avoid (such as caffeine, aromatherapy oils, etc.) am I to understand that I should avoid the list of items during entire treatment....for as long as it takes? (FYI: I only drink one cup of tea/coffee per day. No other caffeine.)

Thank you.
FMBK916 last decade
Avoid coffee completely for a few days.

1 cup of tea per day is ok.
sameervermani last decade
Thank you. Also, just letting you know I will start remedy next week, not this week.
FMBK916 last decade
Hi Fiona,

How do you feel now ?
sameervermani last decade
Dear Dr. Sameer
I am so sorry for the long absence from the forum. I have not been on the Internet for several weeks...my apologies for not responding sooner.

I took the remedies as suggested over a period of one day. I did not notice any changes. Should I try it again? Also, what are your consultancy fees for a private session (via email if possible)?

FMBK916 last decade
Hi Fiona,

Was this literally how you felt ?

'.nothing beneath my feet; like there was a void in my earth.'

You felt as if the ground beneath your feet gave away ?

sameervermani last decade
Yes, this is literally how I felt.
Thank you.

Kind regards,
FMBK916 last decade

Do you have any hobbies ?

sameervermani last decade
Dear Sameer

I truly admire the way you are helping patients. I would request you to look at my post also which is addressed to you


Apologies for interrupting in between.

Delhinut last decade
Yes, I have lots of hobbies. I like painting and making things...for instance, i am almost finished making an ottoman.

Also, Sameer, I wanted to clarify my last email...I don't have feel the way I described any more. Those feelings were at the time of the trauma and for many, many years after. I worked hard to feel more grounded on the earth. FYI only, in case it's important. Kind regards and much appreciation. Fiona
FMBK916 last decade

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