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Sepia causing abdominal Bloating and discomfort.

Hello I am 34 years old and have taken 5 doses of Sepia 200c within the last 4 months, the last dose being 1 month ago. I have seen my original symptoms of severe hormone flucuation reduce and my chin acne got a little worse after dosing but has since improved some. But I am experiencing some severe abdominal bloating that I have never had unless right before or during my period but this is even more so then at those times of my cycle. I constantly feel bloated but also feel hungry more often then before the remedy. This Bloated feeling is very uncomfortable not to mention unsightly. I believe I have gained about 5 pounds for no reason other then the remedy. I haven't changed my eating habits which are very good. I eat organic, fresh natural unprocessed foods. Only consume complex carbs, fruits vegetables and very little meat. Is this a proving of Sepia or an aggravation? Is there anything that can rectify the bloating without completely antidoting the Sepia? I am getting to the point of feeling like I need to antidote because I am very uncomfortable with this bloating. Thank you in advance for any advice/support you can give.
  sun27342 on 2010-03-20
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
Nux works well in bloating. It complements Sepia.

Carb Veg and Lyc may also help in bloating and they follow Sepia well.

Ant Crud antidotes Sepia and may help in bloating.

So you should check all these remedies and should use the one that is well indicated.
kadwa last decade
Thank you Kadwa, for your reply. I read through the remedies and 'I think' I am closest to Nux. But how do I know for sure this is the right remedy for me. I hate to cause more problems. I hope I am not getting lost in homeopathy. I am self medicating as there are no homeopaths in my area and couldn't afford one anyway. How would dosing work in this situation? Thank you again for your response. It is much appreciated.
sun27342 last decade
You may take three doses of Nux Vomica 30c at a gap of 4 hours for only one day (not daily).

If you wan't my opinion on your indicated remedy you should submit the details.
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.

There are some breathing exercises that will help you in bloating and hormonal problems. 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
Wow, thank you so much for all of your input. I will try to complete the questionnaire today and get it back to you before trying the NUX. I will also read over the breathing exercises. I know breathing is such an important part of living well and I certainly will do it. Thank you so much. I will be back in touch with the questionnaire. Kind Regards
sun27342 last decade
Patient ID: Sex: F Age: 34

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

1. Describe your main suffering? Acne, hairloss, lower abdominal pain, uterus, ovary, rectum, and painful intercourse (endometriosis). Very heavy periods with short cycles.

2. What other physical sufferings do you have in your body? headaches during period. Right calf ache with has improved in the last few months.

3. What mental sufferings / feelings do you have associated with your physical sufferings? Very embarrassed of the acne, depressed from the acne and hairloss. Sad that I have to plan my cycles and can't leave the house while menstruating.

4. What exactly do you feel when you are at your worst? WHY ME?? WHAT DID I DO? I just want to know WHY.....and how can I fix this?

5. When did it all start? Can you connect it to any past event or disease? Started when I was about 12. Started my first period when I was 10 and they got worse and worse being very very heavy and very painful. Acne started mildly in my teens but really got bad at 19/20.

6. Which time of the day you are worst? Evening

7. What are the things which aggravate your suffering and which are those which ameliorate the same? Junk/fast food seem to aggravate but I haven't eatin like that in 6 years. I noticed I did see an improvement with a lifestyle diet change. But I am by no means 'normal'. Relaxation seems to help (yoga, deep breathing, long walks etc...)

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)? Absolutely, my cycle decides how I feel. I go up and down all month.

9. When do you feel better, during hot weather or cold weather, humid or dry weather? Hot dry weather.

10. Describe your general mental set up? Are you Moody, Arrogant, Mild, Agreeable Changeable, Nervous, Suspicious, Easily offended, Quiet, Arguing, Irritating, Lazy etc.
Moody, snappy, impatient, easily irritated, loyal, kind, giving, helpful.

- How do you feel before or during a thunderstorm? I feel energized, I love thunderstorms. They are a rush to me.

- Do you like being consoled during your tough times? Yes I absolutely like being consoled.

- Are you sensitive to external stimuli like smell, noise, light etc? I am extremly sensitive to the following smells: cooking in the house, car exhaust, foul breath. I do not feel good exposed to fluorecent lights like in stores or offices. I hate loud noises unless it is my car stereo and music I like. I hate the pop of a ballon, firecrackers, gun shoots and too many noises going on at the smae time. I get overwhelmed if multiple people are talking or more then one tv is on.

- Do you have any typical habit or gesture like nail biting, causeless
weeping, talking to one self etc? Talking in my sleep. Obsessing about my skin.

- How do you feel about your friends, family, your children and especially your husband / wife? I love them more then anything but I am the least patient with them. They seem to set me off faster then anyone else. I adore my husband but I am not physically attracted to him like I used to be. He constantly wants to be physical and I just don't most times.

11. What are your fears and do you dream of any situation repeatedly? I fear heights and large bugs. I don't have recurring dreams but remember having them as a child, but can't remember what they are now.

12. What do you crave for in food items and what are your aversions? I love potatos, I crave chocolate right before menstruation.

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

14. How if your hunger: Less, Normal or Excessive? Since being on Sepia, excessive. But without the remedy, less then normal.

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

16. Is your sweat normal or less or more? Where does it sweat more: Head, Trunk or Limbs? I have always been a sweaty person. My feet sweat constantly. I sweat under the arms daily. I sweat above the upper lip and in the eyebrowns during warm months or under stress.

17. How is your bowel movement and stool type? Constantly constipated. I take 2 tablesppons of Magnesium Citrate powder at bedtime to keep me regular.

18. How well do you sleep? Do you have a particular posture of sleeping? I sleep well while taking adrenal support supplements (Interplexus Adapt and Seriphos) if I don't take these, I wake up at 3:00am every night to go to the bathroom and have a hard time falling back to sleep and then am extremly tired once it's time to awake.

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

20. How do you think you are different from others, if at all? I feel like I am very different, my body seems so out of balance compared to other woman. So I make sure the rest of my life is in balance, finances, time with family etc...

21. What medications have been taken earlier by you to treat the diseases and do you have any particular symptom surfacing after the medication? Birth control pills and they just aggravated all of my symptoms, nothing improved with them. Antibiotics (for acne) and I became resistant and they caused me yeast overgrowth problems. (Yeast infections, athlete's foot) I have since started culturing and drinking homemade Kefir and I have improved greatly from the yeast problems.

22. What major diseases are running in your family? Mother is Hashimoto Hypothyroid and father has 2 types of Cancerous Lymphomas.

23. Describe, how do you look like? Describe your overall appearance:

I am 5'5', dark brown hair, dark hazel eyes, thick eyebrows, freckles, naturally fair skin but now tan regularly. I am thin 117lbs. but have become bloated in the abdomin since taking Sepia. I have a nice figure and feel good about my body until lately (Since Sepia)


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

- Are the periods early, regular or late in general? Earlier then they used to be. I used to have 28 day cycles and now have 21-26 day cycles.

How long do they last? 7 days

- Do you suffer from any kind of physical or mental discomfort before, during or after the periods? I become very impatient and moody 3 or so days before and bloated and have headaches during.

- Is the flow scanty, normal or excessive? Excessive for the first 4 days.

- Is the blood thick bright red or pale watery? Thick Dark Red.

- Do you notice any clots in the flow? Yes a lot.
sun27342 last decade
I forgot to mention (about my sleep) I cannot sleep flat on my back for any extended period of time, I usually fall asleep on my right side with my arm under my pillow because laying directly on my shoulders is uncomfortable as they are somewhat broad. But most always sleep on my side with my knees bent and a pillow between my knees, always.
sun27342 last decade
Please take three doses of Nux Vomica 30c 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.
kadwa last decade
Hi, I just have to ask is this remedy specifically for my problem with bloating? And will it have any effect on my current success with Sepia? I will order the Nux Vomica today and proceed with the Remedy. I truly appreciate your help and we are lucky to have people like you, that are willing to help others. I will wait for your response to the questions above and I will also be back intouch with you with the results from this remedy. Thank you again!
sun27342 last decade
I just have to ask is this remedy specifically for my problem with bloating? And will it have any effect on my current success with Sepia?
**It is expected to complement the work done by Sepia and it is also expected to act on the bloating.
kadwa last decade
Homeopathy International 1 last decade

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