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Hello all, I'm a 44 year old woman who has several medical...'challenges', shall we say. I have celiac sprue as well as sarcoidosis (in my joints, of all places). The celiac is more or less controlled with diet, and as the sarcoidosis only creates arthritis-like symptoms, for the most part these are containable. The issue I seem to be having right now, though, is a horrible case of eczema.

I realize that it is associated with the other illnesses. It is centered in my ears, the back of my neck, and really badly over my scalp. In the past it was on my back, my arms and legs, but it seems to be moving up. A few weeks ago I took sulfur 200 k, 3 times a day for 3 days because I was also having a lot of trouble sleeping, being tremendously itchy as well as unbelieveably hot at night, and this did alleviate things for a little bit. But now it's even worse than it was then. My scalp feels as if it's burning...I have open sores that seep, and scabs everywhere. I find myself constantly picking, partially due to itch and partially because it's so unsightly I just want to get them off me. My ears are also to the point where they are seeping fluid, but I generally dose them with hydrogen peroxide, which usually helps.

I don't know if I'm doing this right. I am concerned about the whole 'out and down' thing...I'm getting it out, yes, but it's going up! I'm also concerned that I can't wait a month for another treatment, in fact, I took one tonight just to help ease the itch. I'm thinking the symptoms are worsening, which I understand to be a good sign, however, should they be worsening 2 weeks after? I thought that happened right away? I do fit the profile for sulfur moreso than pulsatilla, though I am pretty laid back at times as well.

Any advice or suggestions anyone can provide would be most welcome at this point.
  Pandora on 2009-09-27
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.

to get a hang of your constitution, let me paste a questionnaire here for you to answer. once i get your answers, i would be probably telling you which remedy would actually work on you.

1. Describe your main sufferings and other related or unrelated sufferings with exact sensations, locations, modalities and probable causes.

2. Write an essay on yourself, your personality, nature, likes and dislikes, thermal preferences, cravings and aversions, fears and dreams, your ambition in life, your inner-most desires, your place in society etc.

3. What is your profession? Do you enjoy yourself at work? Is it a profession you have willingly chosen? If not, what would it be as per your choice?

4. What would you like to change in your personality, if at all?

5. Please pick out the adjectives which best describe your personality;

Nervous, Anxious, Shy, Worrying, Paranoid, Proud, Asocial, Guilty, Depressed, Hypochondriac, Untidy, Weepy, Emotional, Impractical, Confused, Suspicious, Jealous, Timid, Aggressive, Headstrong, Forgetful, Follower, Insecure, Immature, Impulsive, Rigid, Restless, Feminine.

6. Did you have any bereavement in life? If yes, how has it affected you?

7. Do you often suffer from depression? If so, do you prefer company or solitude during those times?

8. Do you get angry often? If not, do you feel the anger inside at least? What are the things / issues on which you get angry the most?

9. Do you have any issues regarding your parenting by your guardians? How were their nature / behavior towards you during your childhood and adolescents? How has it affected your personality and thoughts?

10. Would you say your sex drive is high, low or average? Do you think you are able to satisfy your sexual desires?
rishimba last decade
I am pleased to say that after some trial and error (something that is to be expected in any treatment), my eczema seems to be healing. Rishimba and I tried a few remedies, finally finding Mezereum is the most efficacious. I started with 6C, then, when that stopped being effective, I moved up to 30C, taking it whenever I experienced significant itching. When I finished the container I was alarmed, thinking that I would have to get some more, as the 200C I had ordered wasn't in yet. However, the rash is continuing to heal. While it is still there, that horrible burning itch that never seems to ease is gone, replaced by regular itching that is eased by gently rubbing. I expect that it will begin to itch again, at which time I will start in with the 200C, taking it until it eases again, and continue to work my way up until it's gone.

I have also discovered the importance of a healthy diet and rest as well as the remedies. I was unable to rest when I was terribly itchy as my rash was exacerbated by sleeping, however now I find I am resting well and not waking up frequently the way I used to.

Many thanks to rishimba for helping me through this ordeal. I was so desperate that I probably would have gone on prednisone, even though I know it just forces it in and when it comes back it's even worse and more debilitating. I just wanted relief. I'm so, so thankful I got it.

Homeopathy works, but it's a process. You have to be willing to make changes within yourself for the remedy to work. You have to eat healthy, exercise, get as much rest as you can. You have to be willing to err, and move onto another remedy if this one isn't working or has stopped working. Most of all, you have to have patience. I've had these diseases a long time...naturally they're not going to be healed overnight.

I am confident that once I complete my treatment, my illness will be cured. That is more than I could possibly have expected with western medicine. At the best I could have hoped for a remission of sorts, and then a debilitating reoccurance. Doing it this way, though, means I can remain healthy for the rest of my life.

Pandora last decade
best wishes..pandora
rishimba last decade

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