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Dear Doctor
I would like your advise on a homeopathic remedy for my son. He is 14 and adopted when he was2 and half years from Ghana. He has always been very disobedient and oppositve, though quite obdeident with me because I was very strict and had a strogn bond with him. He has started to speak at around 5-6, but has not made real sentences before the age of 7-8. He has never been able to focus at school and has been eventually diagnosed with adhd when he was ten. Now he is 14 and lately we have tried some strattera and ritaliln under the direction of his doctor. We had to accept that he should take some drug, though we resisted for many years, because at school he was not getting anywhere. He also wet the bed until not long ago. He is both charming and defiant. He is very sociable and often people praise him highly for his agrreable nature. But he can be also very oppositive with authority, and does not accept to do what he does not like or does not succeed at like homework. He is bubbly and lethargic depending on circumstances. Loves music and dancing, lies very easily and has poor concentration, does not understand mathematics. If he shoud write an essay he comes up with three lines badly written. He is backwards academically, though socially seems to be ahead of his peers. I have to mention that the allopathic drug that he took, worsened his symptoms, by making him more defiant, lethargic or jumpy according to the circumstance.
I would appreciate enormously a guidance in choosing an effective homeopathic remedy for him.
Thank you
  bino50 on 2010-08-04
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
Homeopathic constitutional therapy can help your son.
Dr.Saravanan last decade
Dear Dr Saravanan
I read your reply and I would be very grateful if you could help my son.
albapapa last decade
You can mail me,if you need further help.
Dr.Saravanan last decade
1) 'He is both charming and defiant. He is very sociable and often people praise him highly for his agrreable nature'

Plz shed more light on this

2) Is he senstive to touch on any body part

3) What are his fears

4) Does he sweats excessively

5) What are his weather preferences
vikas_grower last decade
He is charming because is very affectionate and direct, he will address a person he knows in a very warm, playful and in one word charming way. He is defiant, because if an authority figure tells him to do or not do something, he will not comply. At school, he is just like this, charming and defiant with his teachers, the same at home. Likewise with his siblings, he makes them laugh a lot and cry a lot.
He doesn't seem to be particularly sensitive in a part of his body. I wouldn't say he sweats excessively. He does not seem to prefer a particular type of weather. He likes to be close to a source of artificial heat. i have never seen him move away from a stove because he felt hot, in fact he would get excessively close to it.
albapapa last decade
As for his fears he is afraid of many things:
being alone in a room
being alone in the garden, he says there are presences watching him
fear of flushing the toilet, he doesn't flush or runs away
he has night terrors
fears of contamination through germs
Thank you
albapapa last decade
I have completed the QA regarding my son (the son of albapapa and bino50):

1. Mental State of the patient
Lethargic especially in the morning. Very difficult to wake him up. At other times hilarious and jokes a lot. Sometime easily irritated when people speak, he doesn't like to listen to long speeches, he is very fast thinking. He finds faults in other people, lies a lot and almost automatically, to get out of trouble, also over little things. Very suspicious and jealous of his siblings. Doesn't like to share food or toys with siblings, but generous and careless with money. He will spend his last penny to give something to me or his sister. Has strange fears, like being afraid of flushing the toilet. He doesn't flush or flushes and runs away. Since he was a child he could not tolerate being in a room alone even if the room was communicating with the room where there were people and he could see us. Still now he doesn't like to close the bathroom door and calls us to keep him company if he is long. He sleeps completely covered with head under sheets and often sleeps in the same bed as his father (we are separated but live close together). He says he has night terrors and lies awake. He says that he doesn't like to be alone in the garden because he feels watched by somebody, he says if trees move from the wind he thinks there are presences in them. His mother in a village in Ghana kept him until he was 1 year old and then took him to the man who had fathered him. The father could not keep him and took the boy to an orphanage where I found him at the age of 2½. Women at the orphanage said that he never laughed, but since he was with me he laughed all the time. He giggled a lot and was very humorous and kept everybody's spirit up. He never sulked after being told off but immediately hugged me and the father to make peace. He could not tolerate being estranged. He had a problem with strangers insofar as he would leave the parents and go and cuddle total strangers for many years or if any person, not only friends and relatives but also someone who came in the house to do some repair, when they left he cried in a desperate way. He was not able to speak until the age of 5-6 and could start making some proper sentences at he age of 7. He still cannot read the watch but on the other hand is very good with the computer and though he has a short attention span for just everything, he can spend hours concentrating on videogames and sorting out instructions for gadgets. Can't do mathematics and writes very badly. Very good at copying origami from internet. Excellent at drawing from a pre-existing drawing, to which he adds his own input and brings it alive since the age of six. But very childish drawing if he has to start from his imagination. When upset, he rants and does not make much sense. He is socially very charming and attracts people. Since he was child people said he would be somebody great. Still now some people say he is a myth and not only people his age. Actually when he was three years old, a lady said she felt he would become a saint. Ii don't know why since the lady in question was otherwise a very sober woman. He was a very obedient child with his mother, in the sense that he would not oppose me, but things had to repeated hundred times, but he opposed everybody else, even his closest relatives, who, though they loved him a lot, could not handle him for ten minutes. He was disobedient, oppositive and defiant, but not cruel, nor aggressive. So he had to stay with me all the time. He was easily distracted and spent hours on the toilet or in the bath if not reminded or with one sock on, until he was urged and urged to get ready. He could never finish a task but got distracted by the smallest stimuli. Very difficult for him to pass from one activity that he enjoyed to another. He was very reckless as a child and could not estimate the risks, now he is less hyper, but still quite reckless. He could not sit still at school or at the dinner table, very hyperactive, but could sit for hours watching tv. Now that he is 14 he is less hyper, but still cannot sit quietly at the table like his siblings who are five and six, he has to talk or touch his siblings and be quiet annoying for us adults. He doesn't like to do any homework, has no organization and very poor sense of time. But he is intelligent. He is also very careful about his appearance and the way he dresses. He likes to look good and make a good impression on his friends and receive the compliments. He has exceptional motor skill, good at sports, but does not engage himself. He likes more than anything else to play around and be with people. It was such a struggle to raise him and try to curb his extremely difficult nature that I am now unable to mother him any longer, especially because he has become more oppositive and disobedient and cannot be bent to the rules of the house anymore. So he lives with the father and i the mother who has raised him single handedly have developed a rejection almost a phobia of being with him also because he is not always kind to his young siblings nor a good model for them.

2. Physical Ailments
None. He is sometimes cold and whenever there is a source of heat, he will get very close to it. We are checking at the moment also his thyroid.

3. The likely cause for above problems
We do not know, except that when we spoke to his biological father recently, he described the biological mother has having a similar behaviour to our son.

4. The modalities like whether the patient feels well or worse in hot weather, cold weather etc., he is relieved by / worsened by hot applications, cold applications etc.
As I said, he seems to like the artificial heat

Patient ID: Sex: Age: Male, 14

1. Describe your main suffering?
As above

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

3. What mental sufferings / feelings do you have associated with your physical sufferings?
As above

4. What exactly do you feel when you are at your worst?
At his worst, i.e., when there is an emotional crisis, because of a clash at home or at school, my son, is irrational in his speech, show signs of paranoia in the sense that he will see faults that are not in others. He is not physically aggressive, just sometime likes to hurt his siblings in a more or less subtle way.

5. When did it all start? Can you connect it to any past event or disease?
As above

6. Which time of the day you are worst?
In the morning for the lethargy, and in the night when he is tired for the oppositive, irritable and defiant behaviour

7. What are the things which aggravate your suffering and which are those which ameliorate the same?
He would be ok, if there were no duties to be carried out and could be left to spend idly his time

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)?
I don't think so. He is aggravated by emotional stresses

9. When do you feel better, during hot weather or cold weather, humid or dry weather?
No difference

10. Describe your general mental set up? Are you Moody, Arrogant, Mild, Agreeable Changeable, Nervous, Suspicious, Easily offended, Quiet, Arguing, Irritating, Lazy etc.
As above

- How do you feel before or during a thunderstorm?
No difference

- Do you like being consoled during your tough times?
No, he has to find his own peace of mind and rational state

- Are you sensitive to external stimuli like smell, noise, light etc?
He doesn't like loud noises, nor confusions

- Do you have any typical habit or gesture like nail biting, causeless
weeping, talking to one self etc?
No, he likes to dance and talk like a rapper at any time

- How do you feel about your friends, family, your children and especially your husband / wife?
He is affectionate, but can really upset his family

11. What are your fears and do you dream of any situation repeatedly?
My son has night terrors, he has a serious fear of germs, does not like to touch cutlery used by other people also family members. He has a phobia of spiders and insects since he was a child

12. What do you crave for in food items and what are your aversions?
He likes most foods especially hamburgers, sausage, rice, pasta, chicken. But he hates broccoli, spinach and peas.

13. How is your thirst: Less, Normal or Excessive?
I would say normal, but he loves sprite or lemon soda

14. How if your hunger: Less, Normal or Excessive?

15. Is there any kind of food which your body can’t stand?
Broccoli, spinach and peas, more or less anything green

16. Is your sweat normal or less or more? Where does it sweat more: Head, Trunk or Limbs?
Normal , armpit

17. How is your bowel movement and stool type?

18. How well do you sleep? Do you have a particular posture of sleeping?
with head under cover, maybe on the side

19. Do you think you are able to satisfy your sexual desires in general?
He is an adolescent, so it is difficult to say. As a child he was too aware and always got into sexual exchanges with his peers. But now he seems normal

20. How do you think you are different from others, if at all?
He is certainly a noticeable person for the things I have tried to explain

21. What medications have been taken earlier by you to treat the diseases and do you have any particular symptom surfacing after the medication?
He took Strattera and Ritalin in this order. Strattera was just useless and made him more lethargic and uncooperative. Ritalin would make him more focused, but brought to surface a latent depression which is obviously there for his difficult start and for all the failures there have been in his short life. So ritalin made the rebound effect very unpleasant for us and for him. And also made him more weepy.

22. What major diseases are running in your family?
We don't really know. Except that, as I said, his biological mother seemed to have the same problems

23. Describe, how do you look like? Describe your overall appearance
Very slim, long legs, muscular at the same time. Fine long hands, like an artist.
albapapa last decade
I should also add that he has low self-esteem.
albapapa last decade
Please get Carcinosin 30 c in liquid or pellets form .

The dosing proceedure is as follows .

Pour 2 drops of liquid of Carcinosin 30 c in a 250 ml spring water bottle.

Alternatively put 2 pellets of Carcinosin 30 c in a 250 ml spring water bottle and allow it to dissolve on its own which will take some time .
Once u pour the drops in the bottle/pellets have dissolved , shake the spring water bottle very gently to allow uniform mixing .

Take a capful from this bottle .This makes one dose.

Wait for 30 minutes .

Take another capful . This makes second dose .

Wait for 30 minutes

Take another capful . This makes third dose

Thats it .

No repetition of the medicine .

We now wait and watch her behaviour for 15 days .

Please note that the medicine is not be repeated in these 15 days .

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 ( not applicable as u have medicine in liquid form ) , 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.
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

Please also remember as explained that the 3 doses has to be taken once .
No homeopathic medicine should be repeated until the reaction to the initial dose is observed.

Well if the remedy selected is ok then the first sign of improvement will noticed in the first few days , otherwise no effect will be observed .

In case of any confusion please ask.
vikas_grower last decade

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