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Sepia Female Questionaire - Overdose??

I completed this questionaire as found on this site and then add notes to the bottom. I am hoping someone has some thoughts or wisdom to share.
Thank you

Patient ID:jbpeanut
Sex: F
Age 41:
Nature of work: Bookkeeper Habits: Single Mother since conception of son at age 35

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

1. Describe your main suffering?
PMS( bloating, cramping), Fatigue/Exhaustion, Irritable/Aggressive/Angry, Hair Loss, Dry/Chapped feet, Hangnails, Dizziness, Urinary Track Infections, Vaginitis, Strong smelling sweat, Insomnia, Hot Flashes, Constipation, Joint pain, migraine headache, Forgetful, Loss of Sex Drive, Blood Shot Eyes, Skin Breakouts, Cold Sores/Fever Blisters, pasty white tongue/mouth

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

3. What mental sufferings / feelings do you have associated with your physical sufferings?
Emotional disturbances seem to alternate with physical ailments (when body is good, mind is not, when mind is good, body is not)

4. What exactly do you feel when you are at your worst? Describe the sensation in your own words.
Irritable, angry, exhausted, crippling pains in eurethra and vagina, migraine

5. When did it all start? Can you connect it to any past event or disease?
Hair began falling out after birth of son July 2003. Emotional upset (depression/aggression) began when my baby stopped nursing in July 2004. Exhaustion / Insomnia began December 2004. Vaginitis / UTI’s began October 2006. Migraines, constipation, dizziness, I’ve had all my life but mild.

6. Which time of the day you are worst?
Sometimes 7:00 AM. Usually 2:00 – 5:00 pm

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.
Long Hot showers can relieve only slightly the vagina/eurethra pain. Eating usually relieves various symptoms but can also aggravate. Tight clothing has never been enjoyable. Sometimes a walk relieves slightly. Migraines are ameliorated by lying down in quiet, and aggravated in noise. Joint/Muscle pain relieved by massage but returns as soon as massage stops. Nothing ameliorates dry feet or hair loss or hot flashes or insomnia or blood shot eyes or hangnails or UTI's.

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)?
Pregnancy and Childbirth completely changed my experience of the world and my body.

9. When do you feel better, during hot weather or cold weather, humid or dry weather?
Ailments do not seem affected by the weather, but I enjoy hot days outside and I enjoy rainy winter days also. I used to get cold (blue fingers easily, but better now)

10. Describe your general mental set up? Are you Moody, Arrogant, Mild, Agreeable Changeable, Nervous, Suspicious, Easily offended, Quiet, Arguing, Irritating, Lazy etc.
Before I delivered my son, I was calm, quiet, peaceful, centered.

- How do you feel before or during a thunderstorm?
I like big storms.

- Do you like being consoled during your tough times?

Occasionally, but mostly better in quiet company w/out dialogue

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

VERY sensitive to smells, and less so noise, and less so light.

- 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?

I love friends, son and lover/partner very much when I am not “suffering”. When I am “suffering” either physically or emotionally I get very upset and am sometimes mean to my son, and have tried to break-up from my lover. (he knows better now and just says “yes dear”)

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

recurring dream since childhood of chewing a piece of gum that grows larger in mouth, then so large I begin to choke. pulling gum from mouth only creates more gum. sometimes the dream progresses to include my teeth falling out. sometimes progresses further to teeth breaking into sharp pieces and sticking in my throat. though have not had this dream in very long time. last time I had it the fear during dream was Much diminished.

12. What do you crave for in food items and what are your aversions?
after eating spicy food (rarely done) I crave sweets. I eat no processed sugar.

13. How is your thirst: Less, Normal or Excessive? Sometimes excessive, recently feel no thirst

14. How is your hunger: Less, Normal or Excessive?
Usually excessive, though recently better

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

Chicken, Corn, Wheat, Beef, Pork, Kidney Beans, Sugar, Bananas, Oranges, Vinegar

16. Is your sweat normal or less or more? Where does it sweat more: Head, Trunk or Limbs?
I don’t think I know what is “normal” sweat. But mine has become Very stinky in the last few years

17. How is your bowel movement and stool type?

Before childbirth bowels were perfect, 2 – 3 times / day and well formed, no odor. Now often constipated, rarely diarrhea, often smelly, sometimes of pail color

18. How well do you sleep? Do you have a particular posture of sleeping?
Before childbirth I slept very well from 9pm – 6 am. On back. Now sleep is often interrupted at 12am or 3 am. In any position

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

I had a very satisfying sexual relationship with my lover despite all this. Until just this last week. Suddenly no sex drive.

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

I am somewhat different in that I am very independent. Very content to work alone. And enjoying social contact in small groups rarely.

21. What medications have been taken earlier by you to treat the diseases and do you have any particular symptom surfacing after the medication?
February 2009 Sepia 30c, then June 2009 Sepia 200c, then August 2009 Sepia 1M

22. What major diseases are running in your family? Cancer (7 different family members, 7 different types), 1 Stroke, 2 Teburculosis

23. Describe, how do you look like? Describe your overall appearance.
5’5” tall, 106 – 109 pounds, Brown Hair, Brown Eyes, Freckles/Moles, thin (not skinny) muscular, wirey up until this year, now softer, rounder more fat tissue less muscle.
(For Females)

24. If your menstrual cycles are not normal, please describe the irregularities, like pains, moods, flow type, clots etc.

Horrible mood swings usually between ovulation and menses but can also come at any time. When menses begins, for 2 days all is perfect. Cramps used to only come 1 or 2 days before menses and hardly noticeable. Now, this year much more painful and start at ovulation.

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

On January 1, 2009 we learned we were pregnant for the second time. By February I had a bad bladder infection. Doctor presribed antibiotics, but pain/infection returned in 3 days. So I used 'Remedy Finder' and after trying Nat. Mur., Pulsatilla and one other with no response I tried Sepia 30c. I immediately felt a deep sense of peace and calm that I had note felt in years. Within a couple of hours physical pains were gone. Symptoms returned, but went away each time I took Sepia 30c. I eventually took a dose 3x in one day, and felt relief for many days, but symptoms did eventually return. I miscarried February 21. I bled alot. Passes a large clot twice. On the advice of someone at this forum I took the Sepia 1x/week for 4 weeks. Symptoms were much reduced. But not completely gone. I consulted a homeopathist near me when in April I had a crippling migraine for 5 days. She gave me Belladonna 6c to get through the weekend. The migraine was gone. Then I took Sepia 200 approx 1x/ 7 - 14 days through May and June. In July I had many pain free peaceful days. Homeopath here then recommended I take Sepia 1M 1x/day July 21 - August 21 (month). I was feeling very good with no symptoms at the time, but by the forth day of Sepia 1M symptoms began returning, so I stopped for a day. Then next day I took another 1M. It didnt feel right, so I did not take for 4 days. Then after sex I felt eurethra pain so took 1 dose 1M and felt immediate relief. A couple days later same pain - took 1M then all better. Then had 5 Perfect days, pain-free and peaceful. Then slight vaginal pain - took 1 dose 1M immediately better that day then emotional upset next day. Again took 1 dose, all better for 5 days this time. Then sudden emotional explosion but I waited and 3 days after menses began and I was at peace again. I had 2 good weeks then felt a slight migraine pain next day more symptoms returning so took 1M. So through August 1x/7 - 14 days seemed good dose frequency. Then in September 21st after 2 days of New symptom (intestines gumbling, cramping, full of gas) I decided to try her 1x/day for 28 days recommendation again. But after 7 days in a row more new symptoms came (no sex drive, joint pains/muscle aches, menstrual cramps) and some old ones returned (pasty white tongue, smelly urine, slow micturation, bloating, fatigue). I did not take remedy today as I am concerned about taking such a strong potency so often and having new symptoms arise.

I can answer more questions or details if helpful.
I am grateful for any words of advice or wisdom you can share.


**NOTE** Dosage with 30c and 200c and 6c was 3 pellets under tongue. Dosage with 1M was 5 drops in 2 oz. water stirred and then one teaspoon taken from water.
  jbpeanut on 2009-09-29
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
please take three doses of PLATINA 200C

morning - evening - morning

you will take the doses ( 5 doses in some 10 ml of water ) in empty stomach and no food or water one hour before or after.

after this dose, you will not take any dose of any remedy for the next 7 days.

come back after a week of taking PLATINA and update.

most of your symptoms point towards SEPIA but you have mentioned that your physical and mental symptom alternate which is a peculiar symptom to have. platina is close to sepia and it also has this PQRS.

hope this will bring a long term effect.
rishimba last decade
correction: ( 5 drops in some 10 ml of water )
rishimba last decade

Thank you for the reply.

I do not find a remedy named PLATINA. I found PLATINUM METALLICUM. Is that it?

I read the PLATINUM METALLICUM description. Though some symptoms were similar, the details of them did not match as closely as SEPIA.
I also resonate more with the 'Animal' principles of emphasizing food, water, sex, comfortable sleep. I can be very aggressive and pushy in the eyes of my friends/collegues. I am also quick to act and react often.
I must admit to being very structured also and relating easily to facts, figures and computers more easily than people since the birth of my son. So I seem to have a 'Mineral' side as well.

I am a bit concerned about switching remedy in the middle of the stream.
With all that, I am willing to try the PLATINA.

My last dose of SEPIA 1M was Sept 27, after seven days in a row of taking 1x/day. I am feeling improved since stopping. Shall I wait until symptoms return to take PLATINA? Or begin as soon as it arrives?

Thank you,
jbpeanut last decade
Am I to order the Liquid Dilution or the Tincture?

And what size of bottle?

Thank you
jbpeanut last decade
if you are feeling improved, you should wait as i feel your constitution is really sepia.

you may go for platina when you see the symptoms returning.

if you had not told be about your remedies that you have taken, i would have given you sepia.

platina is the same as platinum metallicum. reading between the lines, i could make out that your mentals are close to platina and i found a PQRS too.

take the remedy in liquid dilution and take 5 drops as one dose.

get a 15 ml bottle.
rishimba last decade

It is now 9 days since the last dose of SEPIA 1M.

Day 1 - Some improved but still stinky urine, slow micturation, menstrual cramps, bloated, fatigued, weak/dizzy, joint pains, white tongue, stinky sweat

Day 2 - Less bloated, sweat less stinky, fatigue less, tongue less white, still stinky urine, and urge to urinate more often,

Day 3 - Good Day, slight twinges of pain in eurethra/vagina after urinating 7 pm, then better at 9pm

Day 4 - Good Day, twinges in urethra/vagina off and on all day

Day 5 - Good Day, twinges off and on all morning then accidentally ate mint in lunch at 2PM, wave of sensual love emotion at 3PM, then sore throat in evening, fell asleep 8:30pm

Day 6 - Some of the off/on pains lasting longer, stinky urine, sore throat, neck pain off and on. Then Strange New symptom-pain during intercourse with my lover. Never ever had pain DURING intercourse. Before or after sometimes but never during.

Day 7 - Sore throat worse and constant, very stinky urine, pain after urinating, exhausted after dinner fell asleep at 8:30 pm

Day 8 - Good Day, very stinky urine, neck pain often, some urethra pain after urinating, less sore throat but some sinus congestion, again asleep at 8:30pm

Day 9 - (today) Good Day, slightly stinky urine in morning, slightly cloudy urine in morning, acne on left side of nose, no pain in urethra, no pain in neck,throat better but slight congestion moved into chest, then 3PM urethra pain started after urinating, at 6 pm neck pain returned, by 9PM both pains have faded but hangnail has returned.

Overall I have been in good spirits though tired in the evenings. During the week I rarely have 2 symptoms at a time. It seems one fades before another begins.
My menstruation will begin in 3 days. Do you recommend that I continue to wait until taking additional SEPIA or another remedy?

NOTE: I am the most calm and peaceful I have been at this point in my menst. cycle in over a year.

Thank you so much for your help.

jbpeanut last decade
can you describe the smell of your urine.

do your mental symptoms get relieved when you go on a long drive.

at this time, you seem to have some benifit from SEPIA and thus, dont take anything now and wait for your periods to be over.

probably you need some other remedy to cure you completely which i am trying to zero in.

answer my questions.
rishimba last decade
Smell of urine - foul, not really vinegar, not like dead animal... can you help me with some words that I can choose from?

Yes, it does seem that lately I feel better during/after a long drive. Usually on the 1 1/2 - 2 hour drive home after working with a client. But I usually end up a bit constipated after more than 3 hours in a day in a car.

Update - today I had a Very sharp pain in vagina, I have not felt pain that strong since before SEPIA 200c in May 2009, but lasted only 3 seconds.

thank you very much

jbpeanut last decade
if you are an animal lover you may know how a horse's urine smells like..

is yours comparable to horse's urine?

can your describe the exact sensation you had in your vagina which lasted for 3 seconds..

if you are getting some new symptoms after taking sepia, please dont take any further doses.
rishimba last decade
I think not quite horse urine... a little more 'yeasty' than that. Sorry very hard to find words. I will smell morning urine and find words (strongest in the morning)then post.

Vagina Pain - It is a complex sensation. Burning sensation without actual heat. Stabbing sensation as though a small knife poking from inside vagina. Scraping sensation of the same small knife. All at same time. It takes my breath away. Like in birth labor - I cannot see, hear or feel anything else while it is happening.

There is a milder version of this pain also, but it last for hours. This excruciating pain comes in short bursts.
Again, I have not felt this intensity of pain in months.

I had not experienced any new symptoms until after SEPIA 1M. SEPIA 30c and 200c only brought relief.
It feels as though, on the advice of the homeopath in my area, I moved to quickly from 2x/month 200c to daily 1M.

Only other symptoms today were very slight fatigue in morning for 30 mins. then moderate neck pain left side for 1 hour.

Additional note after rereading - I had UTI's from infancy through 20's. I had stiff neck often in 20's.

thank you so much for your time and care

jbpeanut last decade
daily dose of SEPIA 1M is a dangerous prescription.

i would never advise it under any circumstances.

now i understand that you are actually having aggravation of symptoms.

please stop taking sepia 1m and wait for the aggravation to be over. if you get relief after a week, its ok, otherwise please take ACID NIT 200C only 3 doses, each dose 12 hours apart.

morning - evening - morning

but dont take any remedy now, as you may get a cure after the aggravation is over.
rishimba last decade

Thank you Thank you.

I feel sooo much better reading your post. The last dose I took was sunday September 27. And I have been improving since then.

I will keep improving and post again after menstruation.

Thank you Thank you
jbpeanut last decade

Further update since last SEPIA 1M dose:

Day 11 - 6AM Unbearable sore throat, then Cough from middle of chest aggravated by talking, improved by going outside. 10PM some vagina irritation during/after hot shower.

Day 12 - 7AM sore throat better, cough worse. 9AM some vagina discomfort after bowel movement, menstruation began, 9PM center of chest/lungs felt as though a burning golf ball inside, coughed ALOT, improved by lying on right side

Day 13 - 6AM burning ball gone, coughed up green phlegm, laid on couch propped on pillows rest of morning, some vagina burning and neck and arm pain off/on all day.

Day 14 - 7AM some coughing, less green phlegm. 9PM chest tightening. Neck and arm pain off/on all day but lessening. 10PM Felt lonely and dissatisfied with my boyfriend.

Day 15 - (today) 6AM cough less intense, green phlegm much less, much looser and only in nose not lungs. Feel uninterested in my boyfriend and uninterested in my work (new symptom). Have always loved my work, even when too sick to do the work, I have always enjoyed any opportunity to do it. But today even laundry is more interesting than work.

My menstruation was lighter and shorter than usual (that happened in August after taking 1M for first time).

Another Note - My sex drive/libido dissapeared while I was taking the daily 1M. I have always had a wonderful sex life but suddenly it is gone. I also don't seem to be enjoying food or fresh air or sunsets or my soft bed as much.

I trust as you say that this is an 'aggravation'. How long should I expect it to last? Will taking the ACID NIT 200C stop the aggravation?

Thank you for your help.

jbpeanut last decade
Another note - urine has smelled normal for 5 days
jbpeanut last decade

you need to antidote the aggravations by a few doses of pulsatilla 30c first.

as i have already told you, the sepia potency and frequency has been excessively high in your case and this needs to be taken care of.

take pulsatilla 30c every 4 hours for 2 days.

come back after 3 to 4 days if you still have problems.
rishimba last decade

I had 4 GOOD DAYS after my last post. I thought I was 'out of the woods'. Then I ate some wheat (don't know if important). The 5th day my libido began to return(good thing), my urine began to slight smell again(not good thing), some white/clear vaginal discharge again, but felt very peaceful and made sweet love with boyfriend. For the next 4 days including today the symptoms have been returning and increasing, but are still off / on. Changed/ammeliorated by walking or eating or sleeping. I am still feeling deep peace and joy in family and work. It seems only the physicals are returning and they are managable.

I am wondering shall I continue to wait so that I have one complete menstrual cycle without taking SEPIA?(last dose was Sept 27) Or shall I take the ACID NIT or PULSATILLA as you recommended before?

I feel a bit nervous about the PULSATILLA because before I found sepia in February I took one pellet dose of PULS 30c and immediately fell into a panic/anxiety attack and had to hide in bed for 2 hours until it passed.

I am willing to continue to wait if that is prudent because the symptoms are mild, managable and short lived (less than 2 hours at a time).

I am very grateful for your time, consideration and advice.


p.s. I begin ovulation in 3 days
jbpeanut last decade
it seems that the aggravations of sepia are getting over.

its better to wait and observe if you are moving gradually towards cure.

if the symptoms dont get cured after a week, you may present your symptoms so that a suitable antidote could be suggested.
rishimba last decade

I am updating my case.

For the past week though I have still had some symptoms they continue to be mild and short lived. They also seem to be diminishing.
I have also felt some 'old' symptoms that I have not experienced in many months (fatigue, migraine sensation on scalp, pain in right breast). I felt the fatigue this morning for the first time in months but almost unnoticeable. Tonight I have begun to feel a 'migraine' sensation on my scalp right side in the back and it is stronger than the same sensation 10 days ago. Though still very mild.

Also, I have experienced some emotional break-throughs of old childhood emotional issues. (if you feel they are important I can expand on them) These memories allowed me to remember some items that I did not mention in original post that do seem important.
1- I was raped at the age of 13 or 14. I did not tell anyone until I was 20 years old. I then spent many years of counseling and therapy to heal that wound.
2- I had a benign breast lump removed from my right breast at age 27 or 28. (I remembered this morning because I woke with an ache in that spot where it was removed)

So my feeling is that I could be experiencing deep cure moving back through years of illness. Or, as you have pointed out is possible, I could be stuck in circles of aggravation.

I am still willing to continue waiting and watching until my menstruation begins in 9 days. If you feel this is healthful.

Thank you again for your consideration. I am deeply grateful.

jbpeanut last decade
it looks amazing but its true in many cases when the patient goes through the healing crisis.

its difficult to explain why the past symptoms and thoughts surface for some time but during my practice many patients have reported the same and eventually they have got cured.

i have found it in some books as well that symptoms go back to the past and this should be considered as the healing process.

thus, just wait and watch and bare the healing process..
rishimba last decade

Since my last post symptoms have continued to change. My menstrual cycle came on Nov 3, 4 &5. I experienced some emotional upset before cycle, and some migraine (relieved by foot massage/reflexology). Then a couple of good days. But during cycle there was some vagina / eurethra pain/irritation, and constipation and a return of headaches. I have had head pain (normal and/or migraine) every day since menstruation.
On sunday the 8th I drank coffee in the morning and then mint tea in afternoon(first time for both since starting homeopathy). They both tasted delicious, and I felt well that day, but I have been feeling less and less well each day since. The old experience of fatigue has been coming back each afternoon/evening, and I woke fatigued this morning. It includes dizziness and a feeling of low blood sugar, but eating only slightly helps. I have not felt this way in many months. The irritablility with my son is returning also. Noise is VERY difficult this morning(not been a problem for many months).

When I last posted I could feel the 'healing crisis' in that I was experiencing physical symptoms but my mind was clear in understanding the cleansing and my emotions were happy.
Now I feel more physical symptoms increasing in frequency and duration and my spirit feels 'defeated'.

I feel that I can cope with the physical pains, but the fatigue keeps me from working and from caring for my son.

Have I antidoted with the coffee and mint treats I had? Is the last dose of SEPIA (september 27) wearing off?

Do you have any advice or questions?

Thank you for all your help.
I will update my sons case when I have the energy.
jbpeanut last decade
coffee and mint generally dont antidote if you take them after the healing has already begun.

as i understand, you had taken the last dose of SEPIA 1M some 2 months back.

the problem was, you had taken too many doses of 1M potency in very frequent intervals.

now, i would like you to write down all your mentals and physical symptoms with modalities so that we start the treatment afresh.

also, i would like you to fill up the questionnaire i am pasting now, so that the mental history could be known.
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 working on answering the questionaires.

You ask for 'symptoms with modalities'. What does modalities mean?

You ask 'did you have any bereavement in life'. What is bereavement? Do you mean the death of a family member?

I Thank You from my heart. I feel heard and cared for and I sense that complete healing is in my future.

jbpeanut last decade
modalities mean the trend of the symptoms, increasing or decreasing, with changes of time, temperature, pressure, touch, jar, dryness or wetness etc.

in short you should be able to tell me, what are the factors which make the symptoms better or worse.

bereavement means usually death of a close family member or it could also mean forced separation from near and dear ones.
rishimba last decade
1. Describe your main sufferings and other related or unrelated sufferings with exact sensations, locations, modalities and probable causes.

Hair Falling out in handfuls after the birth of my son 2003, gradually slowed but never stopped, began falling out in handfuls again after miscarriage February 2009, is finally slowing November 2009. Nearly stopped December.
Migraines all my life, feels like pins&needles / burning on my scalp usually from back to front but can go front to back, always on one side either left or right but not both at same time, usually first sensation lasts just few seconds then increases in duration over a few days. Was only bed-ridden twice by migraine, first when I was 29 for just one day, and then this year for an afternoon April 2009.

Blood shot eyes both sides started summer of 2007. Worse in morning but persists all day despite a good nights sleep. Finally clearing September 2009.

Ringing in ears cannot remember when began. Usually at night in bed. Was at its worst in 2008 would sometimes keep me from sleep. Finally clearing October 2009.

Fever Blisters / Cold Sores all my life usually coming after exposure to wind (sailing or skiing) but also from “colds” or fevers, sometimes for no reason. When I was a child they would crack and bleed. Last occurrence was July 2009 but only barely formed and lasted only 1 day. Another blister November 30 2009. Tongue would turn all white often during 2007 - may 2009.

Sore to swallow. Off / on through 2007 – 2008

Constipation all my life. Cleared completely and had perfect bowels (2 – 3 times/day) from age 32 - 36 when changed diet (no beef, chicken, pork, wheat, corn, bananas, oranges). Then 15 months after my sons birth (when he stopped nursing) constipation returned and alternated with diarehea which I had never had before. My bowels began to return to normal when I started using Progesterone Cream at age 37. I stopped using the cream March 2009 (after miscarriage). Bowels have been fairly good since, but this month (November) have begun to experience hard stools moving less than once per day. (note: bad food choices may have created this recent constipation)

Bladder: UTI’s all my life (first one at 3 months of age) have not had full blown UTI since February 2009, but eurethra burning off/on all year. Nearly gone October 2009, returning some in November, usually before or after urination, rarely during. The past two weeks have also felt unusual sensations in bladder, as thought a fullness or cramping sort of the way it felt when I was 9 months pregnant and could not completely void bladder unless lying down as baby was sitting on it. Some strong urine odor in mornings still in November. Urine smelled like horse urine first time Nov 27, then again Nov 29.

Uterus: Currently vaginal pain is still off/on in November, but is less frequent and a bit more intense and longer lasting during the “on” times than in October. The discharge has returned (was gone in October), but is now sticky, stringy and sometimes green (never been like that before), mostly white, but no odor. Discharge gone again after ovulation.
Uterine cramping started in October at ovulation. Again at ovulation in November. I’ve never had cramping at ovulation. At menstruation yes, but not ovulation. Cramps are mild but distinct. I can work/live through them but they are very tiring, as though all this muscle flexing is making me tired. Today the cramps came on after I went for a short walk to clear some emotional irritability that came on while at home with my son about 4 oclock. Irritability at 3:30, Walk at 4:00, (cleared emotions) then Cramps at 6:00. No cramping at menstruation.

Breasts: Sensation of my “milk coming in”, this month I have occasionally had the sensation that my milk is coming in like when I was lactating, not everyday and only lasts 10 seconds to 3 minutes. Never had that since lactation. Usually happens during a peaceful or content moment.

Legs: Hamstring pain left side, occasionally right side, cannot attribute to anything during Spring and Summer 2009. No pain for months now.

Arms: Right Arm pain when lifting arm out in front or to side, increasing the higher the arm goes, began 2009 off/on through October, constant now in November. Pain lessening in December. Almost completely gone today (dec. 5).

Feet: Dry / chapped / cracked heels mildly all my adult life, then increasing summer 2007, then Extremely so since starting SEPIA 2009, then clearing completely October 2009. Some very mild dryness returning November 2009. Then increasing to cracking before/during December menstruation.
At one point in September, I think, dry skin completely gone, then 10 minutes after making love with partner, both feet became completely dry and chapped. Stayed that way for the rest of the day, then gradually cleared.

Hands: Hangnails as long as I can remember off/on my whole life. Were completely gone in October. Returning mildly in November. Wart on right hand has been there for over 10 years. Had many other warts before. Flat, no color usually last a couple years, some went away with topical treatment, some on their own.

General: Hot Flashes in sleep began 2007, gone October 2009. Fatigue returning occasionally in November, but very mild. Strong emotional flare-ups – in October 2 days before menstruation, in Nov/Dec 3 days After menstruation (never been moody AFTER menses before)

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.

I am a strong woman. I feel emotions fully but also have a very practical and logical side. I try to stay balanced between a strong intellect and open heart. My “ambition in life” is to be a calm and peaceful force for good in the lives of all the beings I touch. I like hot weather, but in the past few years have come to handle cold weather with more grace. I am not sure I understand “my place in society”, but if you are asking my economic social class I am classified as “working poor”. Born under the western zodiac sign of Aries I am seen as a leader by most of my peers. When I am in a position in which I am not the “leader” I try to keep my energy reserved so as not to usurp the power of the leader in position. I hope to inspire.

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?

I am a professional bookkeeper. I work independently from my home. I have a small list of clients running small businesses. I LOVE my work and my clients. This suits me perfectly. I feel that I am living my “right livelihood”.

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

When I am not well or I am off center, I interrupt people when speaking. A habit that came from my family, that I try to stay conscious of not repeating. I am very self-confident and (as one good friend said) I move through life like a steam-roller. I try to be aware of this and not “steam-roll” the people around me.

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.

When I am not well I would say: Jealous, Aggressive, Forgetful, Insecure, Restless and Anxious.

When I am well I would say : Feminine, Headstrong and calm

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

My father died in 2000 at the age of 68. I was 32. The “illness” came on suddenly when he nearly died in a “simple” operation. He hung on in ICU for 3 months. I moved into the hospital room with him mondays through fridays and my siblings stayed with him on the weekends. It was a “life changing” experience for me. I became aware of the fragility of the human frame. In response I became even more dedicated to eating well and excercising. I also became acutely aware of “being present” to the possibilities and love within each moment. When he finally was able to let go of his body and die, I became aware of the powerful energy a living human contributes to the room, and the force of energy a spirit carries outside of a body. Over the months following his death I began to feel the boundaries of the physical world dissolving as the energetic world filled my “vision”. I, and my sisters, all felt him “talking” to us for years after.

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

I often suffered from periods of depression usually lasting days or maybe a week. Then in my late 20’s I fell into a depression for months. I would drag myself to work then drudge home and sit on the couch doing nothing or go to bed. I finally asked a friend to give me some marijuana to smoke. I did so morning and night for 3 days. I shifted out of the depression and never used the marijuana again.
Since then the only other major depression I can remember is when I was 34 and learned that I was pregnant. I felt “depressed” for the first 3 months. I spent 12 – 18 hours each day in bed. I do not know if this was a consequence of “depression” or simply the exhaustion of my body building a placenta. (I weighed just 105lbs with 10% body fat at the time of conception so I had to eat ALOT)
When my son was 14 months old and stopped nursing I began to feel strange, but I would not have described it as depressed, because I was often extremely agitated, but a close friend described me as depressed.
I have always been in solitude during a depression. Though I do not know if that is what I would have wished or just what I felt I deserved. (see question 9)

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?

I feel most angry at social injustices (ie: political misuse of power), at poverty and needless crimes. I feel this anger deeply and intensely and physically so I learned years ago to not read the newspapers or listen to radio programs unless I was prepared to do something about the issue being discussed or the emotions it brings up for me.
I have in the past few years felt profound anger that I misdirected at my son. He gave no cause for my harshness. I deeply regret these moments. I have been able to control these feelings around him for the past year, but one day recently I did lose control, and had to apologize later.

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?

I do have issues with my mother. In my opinion she put too much emphasis on “doing” well instead of “being” well. We were given the subconscious message that “doing” was the most important part of life, but at the same time she was so impatient that she would not take the time to allow us to “do” for ourselves (dressing, cleaning, grooming). So I, and my siblings received the message that we were not worthy because we could not “do” as well as she.
I was also told, “if you are going to cry, go to your room, no one wants to see you cry”. And other similar words regarding any other “not nice” emotion (anger, fear, sorrow, pain). Or “quit crying or I will give you something to cry about”. So I learned to stuff and hide certain feelings from others. I have done a lot of therapy and growth and have succeeded past a great deal of the unhealthy habits I had formed around this issue, but in relating to my son, I often have the opportunity to see how deeply rooted some of these memories are. I desire to continue clearing my emotional/mental field so that my son will have the healthiest environment that I can offer within my abilities, and so that we can be happy together.

10. Would you say your sex drive is high, low or average? Do you think you are able to satisfy your sexual desires?

I have a high sex drive. Satisfaction is always part of my experience. I enjoy making love with my partner often and thoroughly. I am often the initiator of physical affection/play. ( I wouldn’t change a thing)
jbpeanut last decade
do you like riding in a carriage?

do you feel, you get relieved of some of your sufferings when you take a ride in an open carriage or a convertible or open hood vehicles.
rishimba last decade

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