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Hello ... I am 42 yrs old, ht 5'3' and weigh 69kgs. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism 3 yrs back and have been taking eltroxine 100mcg (x6 days) and 150mcg (1day). Other problems I face are usually before my periods when my breasts are swollen and at times painful, I feel dizzy and there is a whitish sometimes smelly vaginal discharge. I feel sleepy and tired most of the time, however, I don't sleep too well. After even a moderate exercise I feel tired at times especially of late. My feet remain cold in winter and very hot & uncomfortable in summer. I have also been getting knee joint pains since alomost a year now.My normal BP is 110/70 though many time it has been recorded as 90/60. I also have seasonal pollen allergy which at times becomes asthmatic.
  ritian on 2010-03-18
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
I forgot to mention about sciatica and spondolysis which I have had for over 10 yrs. Body pains are aggravated in damp weather and under fan especially in the pelvic area and before mensuration.
ritian last decade
Please copy the Questionnaire from the following thread
and post all the questions here duly answered. On that basis your remedy may be worked out.
kadwa last decade
Patient ID: ritian
Sex: F
Age: 42 YRS

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

1. Describe your main suffering?
Hypothyroidism, feeling sleepy and tired all day, not able to sleep well at night, wake up at regular intervals. My BP is normally at 110/70 however many times it has been recorded at 90/60. Feel dizzy at times especially before menses.

2. What other physical sufferings do you have in your body?
Sciatica, spondolysis, knee pain (especially on sitting long hours and coming down the stair),

3. What mental sufferings / feelings do you have associated with your physical sufferings?
Feel exhausted mentally and physically

4. What exactly do you feel when you are at your worst?

5. When did it all start? Can you connect it to any past event or disease?
Since I got married against family acceptance and worse after divorce.

6. Which time of the day you are worst?
Varies … sometimes right from the morning and at times only at night

7. What are the things which aggravate your suffering and which are those which ameliorate the same?
Having had the wrong kind of food the previous evening, criticism, frustration at work … not being able to get new projects … most of the time at the very last moment things don’t work out.

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)?
Worse before menses

9. When do you feel better, during hot weather or cold weather, humid or dry weather?
Prefer cool and pleasant weather, can’t take extremities, dry is much better.

10. Describe your general mental set up? Are you Moody, Arrogant, Mild, Agreeable Changeable, Nervous, Suspicious, Easily offended, Quiet, Arguing, Irritating, Lazy etc.
Energy levels vary … sometimes very lethargic and at times able to work the whole day (this can alter moods as well) … mostly quiet, can be stubborn though not arrogant, mostly agreeable (though if its against my wishes it makes me very uncomfortable), do manage to get my mostly, don’t argue much, do get easily offended, and irritated.

- How do you feel before or during a thunderstorm?
Like thunderstorms

- Do you like being consoled during your tough times?
No, try and work out things myself.

- 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?
Sometimes find myself grinding my teeth

- How do you feel about your friends, family, your children and especially your husband / wife?
I do not have many friends especially close ones, mostly at home with parents and son. Father has been very dominating, could not discuss any issues with my mother since she was also afraid of my father, My younger sister and I are also not very close … again with her I do not discuss much since her opinions differ a lot. My son and I are close, however he’s quiet independent since I am at work the whole day … but of late I find that he too is hiding things from me. Have not been able to discuss about my divorce and his father much with him. He avoids the topic. He’s 12 now.

11. What are your fears and do you dream of any situation repeatedly?
Fear of losing my son or anything happening to him. I use to dream often of missing my train, bus or flight but of late these have stopped however I still get dreams of getting late and wake up before I miss out on the occasion.

12. What do you crave for in food items and what are your aversions?
Crave for freshly baked homemade cakes no particular aversions

13. How is your thirst: Less, Normal or Excessive?

14. How if your hunger: Less, Normal or Excessive?
Varies … mostly normal

15. Is there any kind of food which your body can’t stand?
Too much sugar or very spicy , avoid lentils and beans such as kidney beans

16. Is your sweat normal or less or more? Where does it sweat more: Head, Trunk or
Less … mostly head and trunk only in extremely hot weather

17. How is your bowel movement and stool type?
Normal, stool is hard

18. How well do you sleep? Do you have a particular posture of sleeping?
Not able to sleep well, wake up at regular intervals, wake up before the alarm rings. Normally on my side, more comfortable on left side.

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

20. How do you think you are different from others, if at all?
Don’t have many friends, socializing is almost nil, not able to secure projects.

21. What medications have been taken earlier by you to treat the diseases and do you have any particular symptom surfacing after the medication?
I am taking eltroxine 100mcg for 6 days & 150 mcg for 1 day. The dosage has changed almost every 6 months since the TSH keeps fluctuating. I have also been asked to take a multi-vitamin, calcium, magnesium and glucosamine daily. Energy levels keep fluctuating.

22. What major diseases are running in your family?
Mother’s side: diabetes and high BP, asthma,
Father’s side: low BP, father’s sister had hyperthyroidism which later became hypothyroidism, sensitive to smells, pollen, dust, grandfather died of cancer.

23. Describe, how do you look like? Describe your overall appearance
Wheatish complexion, average height, marginally over weight


If you are not having normal menstrual cycles, please answer the following questions:

- Are the periods early, regular or late in general? How long do they last? Regular, last for 5 days.
- Do you suffer from any kind of physical or mental discomfort before, during or after the periods? Feel dizzy, swollen breasts, vaginal discharge, frequent urination, get moody, irritated and at times depressed.
- Is the flow scanty, normal or excessive? Mostly normal, though I have noticed that when my TSH levels are high the flow is heavy.
- Is the blood thick bright red or pale watery? Thick bright red
- Do you notice any clots in the flow? yes
ritian last decade
Please take three doses of Sepia 200c at a gap of 4 hours for only one day (not daily) and report back after 15 days.

One dose means
If the medicine is in pills form 4 pills. Don't touch pills with hand. Use cap of bottle to take pills.
If the medicine is in liquid dilution form, 3-4 drops in some 20 ml water. Sip up slowly.

Please follow homeo restrictions like no coffee, no raw onion/garlic, no strong perfumes, don't eat or drink anything within 30 minutes before or after taking medicine.

Please read my posts on the breathing exercises called as Anulom Vilom Pranayam and Kapalbhati Pranayam by following the links given below. Please practise these pranayams regularly for half an hour preferably in a garden early in the morning. You may practise at any other convinient time. The only restriction that you have to follow is not to do these exercises within 4 hours after meals. You can have meals not within 15 minutes after finishing these exercises.
kadwa last decade
Thank you will follow instructions and get back to you. However, need to check if homeo restrictions are only for the day Sepia 200c is to be taken or even after and if so for how many days.
I have tried Pranayam but many times that too makes me dizzy and I have had to stop. Whenever i have the energry I do yoga for 30 minutes, earlier I used to walk on the treadmill for 20 -30 minutes however since last 6 months I have not been able to do so.
ritian last decade
However, need to check if homeo restrictions are only for the day Sepia 200c is to be taken or even after and if so for how many days.
**Restrictions apply for the whole treatment period.
kadwa last decade
Hello as per instructions I took Sepia 200c three times 4 pills for one day about 15 days back. Initially i felt quiet energetic and was able to sleep well, however since about last one week I am not able to sleep till almost 1:00 am and have to wake up at 5:30am. At times I wake up even before without alarm. As a result post lunch at work I feel very sleepy.
I have been able to do pranayam for 15 min daily and also managed to get back on the treadmill since last few days. I have also been able to lose some weight ... though I need to lose another 8 - 10kgs.
ritian last decade
Please take a single dose of Sepia 1M for only one day (not daily) and report back after 20 days.
kadwa last decade
Hello as advised I took Sepia IM and have noticed a change for the better in enegry levels about 60%, however not able to lose much weight inspite of exercising including swimming and using treadmill. The dizziness is no longer there. Feel bloated immediately after meals.
ritian last decade
Please take a single dose of Sepia 1M for only one day (not daily) and report back after 30 days.
kadwa last decade

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