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So very depressed, no access to homeopath

I'm in a foreign country right now, and though it's very homeopathy-friendly, I can't find someone who speaks English. I've wasted money muddling though appointments using hand gestures -- but maybe I should try this too, until I get back to the US in early summer. I wonder what my type is - it doesn't seem to fit anything I've read.

I'm a 27 year old woman, 5'6'', about 135 pounds. I'm usually 125 pounds, but I have had some problems lately. My upper body is very light - you'd think I was starving from the waist up - but my hips and thighs heavy. Cellulite seems to get worse every day - it's very noticeable.

I have hair that's dark blonde, slightly red. It's thin and wavy. My eyes are aqua. I freckle in the sun.

I sleep well and heavily, though I never feel 'refreshed' in the morning. I have vivid dreams, and though they're not nightmares, they unsettle me and leave me with a slightly bad feeling. I sleep on my right side, always.

I like fats mixed with carbohydrates. I don't like sugar without fat. Buttered toast, to me, is the best food, or fruit with cream.

When I don't eat dairy products, I lose weight and feel better, but it's very difficult to avoid them - after a while I crave them too much to resist.

I feel my willpower slipping away the more depressed I get. I love to read, and majored in literature at university, but these days I read too much because I don't have the motivation to get up and do anything.

I'm very social when it comes to people I love and trust. With my close friends, if they don't contact me often enough, I feel slighted. With others, I never want to initiate anything, but once I'm there, I feel happy enough. I make a lot of jokes and people generally think I'm very funny. I don't have any 'enemies' or gossip.

Sometimes people, especially other women, reach out to me to do social things and I put up a wall at the last minute. We'll be laughing and having a great time, but when they suggest getting together again, I dance around their request and often make them feel rejected without meaning to.

It's very strange. When I'm alone, I crave more solitude. When I'm with people, I'm sad for the social event to be over. It's as if I can't see past the present moment, as if I have no momentum.

I used to live where it was warm, almost subtropical. Now I'm in a snowy winter, and it's taken a toll. I hate being cold, and always am cold. I have bad circulation in my hands and feet. My toes are always purple. I also have some varicose veins in my legs and feet.

I am generally very patient. I use to work with children before I quit my job to come to a foreign country to be with my fiance, and love children. However, I am not patient with my fiance. He's the only person who knows this side of me; I take everything out on him.

Also, I am patient, forgiving, understanding, and humorous about anything he does wrong EXCEPT for when I feel that he's being cold to me or suggesting that I'm not good enough for him. Then I lose my temper entirely. My mood swings so violently these days that I don't know myself! My mood swings are BIG. I know I'm too sensitive and another person can't walk around soothing me all day long, but I never seem to be able to gather the self control any more to stop yelling, 'You don't love me!' at him.

He has now postponed our wedding because of my behavior, and this fills me now with dreadful, dreadful anxiousness about a future without him.

I have had many kidney infections in my right kidney, and so I force myself to drink a great deal of water, though I'm rarely thirsty. Because I don't crave it, I just try to choke it down.

I can't have a bowel movement in the morning without coffee. Even a few ounces will do. Days when I have no access to coffee are horrible. My whole stomach cramps up, I feel bloated and ill. Likewise, if I have coffee again in the afternoon, it makes me have to go to the bathroom again.

I no longer feel hunger in my belly, but I crave food and eat it anyway, with guilt. Before I moved and got depressed, I was often hungry, and had good eating habits and a good weight. Before, when I did get hungry, there were no negative effects. It would make me sharper and more focused, not in pain except mild growling in my belly.

I'm a nail biter. I find myself waking up in the morning with my thumb or finger in my mouth, like a child, which is embarrassing.

I have mucuous in the back of my throat, but only in the winter. I hate it. I use a neti pot, but it only helps a little. My teeth and gums are in bad shape for my age, though I take very good care of them.

I have no major fears except of heartbreak. I mildly fear being alone, but not as much as I fear being hurt by having painful memories of what could have been. I also fear being ugly. I think that if I could only be beautiful, I could accept anything else in life, though I know that these thoughts are not good ones.

I am full of so much hope in the morning, and by night, I'm ready to fight with my fiance and cry about how I'm not loved enough. I dread the nightfall now because of how cold and final it seems. Every day I think 'I have wasted my day. I am so lazy.' But the next day is the same.

I am tired all the time.

I have the same sexual desire as ever, which has always been strong. However, I can't get aroused without tenderness and compliments, lately. If I don't get them, my libido shuts down.

I hate the snow and the rain and the cold. I love the sun, but I also love the wind. It feels fresh and exciting.

That's all I can think of. Someone please help! I have some pulsatilla, but I'm not sure if I should take it or not! A million thanks....
  Shaleur on 2009-02-28
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While you're waiting to get someone else to advise you about homeopathics, I can advise you about what to take in terms of nutritional supplements if you have better access to these. I have just assisted someone successfully to get over anxiety and depression and wean themsleve off a very addictive anti-depressant pill without any withdrawal effects whatsoever.

For about USD $200, depending on where you live, you should be able to purchase the following:

Homoeopathic remedy: Argentum Nitricum 30C for anxiety/depression. But wait for one of the doctors here doctor to confirm this as it might not suit your type (though it is very widely prescribed for that condition).

On the following, I'm on much firmer ground:

Vitamin B Complex each B Vitamin (B1, B2, B3, B6 etc) should have at least 50 mg each, preferrably 100 mgs.

Vitamin B12 - 1000 mcg (micreograms), i.e. 1 mg. Take at least 2 mgs a day.

Vitamin C 500 mg daily doses.

Glutamine (Glutamic acid) 200 mg daily doses.

Tryptophan or 5-HTP - take either 500 mg Tryptophan or 100 mg or 5-HTP, daily.

GABA (gamma amino butyric acid) 100 mg daily doses.

L-taurine 100 mg

Licorice root (to chew on when depressed or anxious)
New Era Nat Phos. biochemic salt.

Rose Eseentiual oil: take a bath in the morning and sprinkle drops of the oil in the bath water. This alone will make a big difference after 3 or 4 days.

Celtic salt or a good brand of sea salt. Drop a quartrter teaspoon or so in water and drink twice (or so) a day.

Also take multiminerals once a day if possible. The liquid form is ideal.

Eat lots of fruit and vegetables (preferrably organic) and whole foods, such as brown rice and millet. Once in a while eat some liver (since it's a rich source of B Vitamins).

Take a good multi-Vitamin, too, if possivble (optional).

Eat dried fruits (if possible) such as dried bananas, dates, figs and soak muesli in apple or grape juice overnight, then eat this in the morning. Also eat porridge and have a 10 second cold shower in the morning if possible.

Drink twoo cups of pure water before and after every meal, seperated by 20 minutes per cup.

Make sure you take the Vitamin B12 and make sure it's the sublingual type (taken under the tongue).

If you still have depression after taking all of that, I simply won't believe you.
Simonc last decade
THANK YOU SO MUCH! I really appreciate you going to all that trouble to type that out for me, and I am going on a shopping excursion on Monday.

Since you sound so well-versed in all of this, I'd like to know your opinion on Sam-e. Some people swear by it, but it sounds also a little frightening. You prefer 5HTP? I have heard good things about this too.

Thanks, thanks, thanks...
Shaleur last decade
Hey, Glad I could help! I can pretty much guanrantee the effectiveness of the program I recommended.

See especially my comment about Inositol (Vitamin B8) below.

No problem taking SAM-e with the program I've devised; provided you don't wildly overdo it.

Marketed as the supplement SAM-e (as you say) in the US, SAM has undergone clinical trial that show very encouraging results in the alleviation of depression, among other conditions.

SAM is important in the biosynthesis of a number of hormones and neurotransmitters (notably dopamine and serotonin, both importanmt factors in clinical depression).

The only real cautionary measure here is that SAM requires the Vitamin Bs to properly break down in the body, but that's exactly what you'll be taking if you follow the program as I've outlined it. Otherwise side effects should be negligible, unless, as I say, you really overdo it.

Take 400-500 mgs to begin with and adjust the dosage upwards as the need may arise. However 400-500 mgs should be enough alongsisde the other supplements you'll take as the key here is that they'll all work synergistically, that's to say that they'll enhance the effects of each other.

Yes, I do highly recommend 5-HTP. Don't miss that one out.

Note that GABA, too, has undergone sucessful clinical tests for depression, and is said to act as an effective natural sedative. So don't miss that one out either. The lady I was assiting found it very helpful.

Incidentally, I forgot to mention that you should strongly also think about taking Inositol (Vitamin B8) in a high dosage (10-18 grams a day).

You'll see why, when you take a look at this link: http://www.naturaladd.com/resources/articles/natural.html (very important).

The findings show that Inositol works *better* than a drug to fix depression, panic and anxiety. And it isn't alternative medics who have determine this, too, but conventional ones.

Finally, don't take a B. Complex that contain more than 200 mgs of Niacin (Vitamin B2), as it can cause face flushing in doses much larger than that.

Try to get quality brand supplements (since quality can vary wildly), but that doesn't necessarily mean expensive.

Try to avoid those that seem hypey. Reputable, potent, natural (not too 'chemical'), and free of additives is more the thing.

Make sure they're free of yeast and gluten, too. Yeast allergies are known to trigger chronic fatigue (and hence depression).

I'm not sure where you are, but in thye UK FSC is a good brand. Twin Labs might be okay in the US.
Simonc last decade
By the way, you mention kidney infectioms. Do you also suffer from kidney stones as I can recommend an excellent remedy for that, which never fails.

All the other conditions you mention will be helped by the supplements, especially yourt mood swings.

For circulation, you can't do better than Cayenee (boil it in water and sip it - it's hot but very effective). It's hands down the best herb for circulation and blood pressure problems. One MD gave it to his patients for 35 years as a *first* treatment option and claimed that none of them had ever died on him as a result and all of them had improved. The Cayenne has to be very fresh, though.
Simonc last decade
Can one of the good doctors here also prescribe an effective homeopathic remedy for this lady based on her first post? That's what she came here for, after all.
Simonc last decade
3 doses of Phosphorus 30c to be taken as below.

Dissolve 2 pellets of Phosphorus 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
First take phos as suggested by Sameer and wait for its action.If need arises then take one dose of kali carbonicum-30, not to be repeated.
sarup last decade
lycopodium may be a remedy to look at, it is a right sided remedy but fearful anticipation of future is a guiding symptom so read up on it,
divinci 8 years ago

this thread is 5 years old, the poster
probably won't get your post.
simone717 8 years ago
hahaahah , thanks for telling me, di
divinci 8 years ago

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