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what medicine can i take to deal with social phobia.

I am 37 years old, female.
have always been smart and intelligent with good looks. but i get extremely self conscious of doing things in front of people like eating or writing or some craft work. my hands shake uncontrollably and they feel so weak that i cant even lift the spoon to my mouth or it just shakes all tghe way to my mouth. i have no problems of trembling at home. please help!
  naina_20 on 2010-08-18
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
Please take Ambra Grisea 200c thrice a day 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
Thanks for your reply. I am also taking Gelsemium 30c for the last 2 weeks, with a 3 day gap in between. Tried it for the social phobia issue but now I am continuing it for my allergy(hay fever like symptoms, which is greatly relieved by gels and it relaxes me too, but does not help the trembling issue.Should i stop the gels alltogether or can I take it with Ambra Grisea 200c. I would really like to try your remedy, as I am desperate for a solution to my social phobia problem but am worried about the allergy, as the attacks, which have developed recently,can be quite bad.Am also taking Aller Aid(4 tablets in a day) for my allergy.Please do advise.
naina_20 last decade
Please stop taking all other remedies, take only Ambra Grisea 200 as suggested and report back.
kadwa last decade
thank you. will have the prescribed doses tom and report back after 15 days as recommended by you.
naina_20 last decade
Dear Dr. Kadwa,
Ambra Grisea 200c is not available here. Its only available in 30c potency. Please advise about the right dosage. Thanks.
naina_20 last decade
Please take Ambra Grisea 30c thrice a day at a gap of 4 hours for two days 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
Dear Dr. Kadwa,
Thanks a lot for your quick response. I really appreciate your commitment towards healing people. This forum does commendable work in this aspect and I'll tell all my friends about it. I'll start with the treatment from tomorrow, as recommeded and will post my feedback soon.
naina_20 last decade
Dear Dr. Kadwa,
It's been a week now since I took Ambra Grisea 30, thrice a day,for 2 days,as prescribed by you.The first dose in the morning worked like a miracle and I did not even think about getting conscious in front of all the people I met(which were quite a lot!). Then I had the other 2 doses(4 hourly), but after the 3rd dose, my body started trembling for no reason,my hands started shaking and I became acutely conscious.I had to attend a party that evening but couldn't even talk properly to people or eat anything. I can't really tell what effect the next day's doses had on me as I didn't have to go out anywhere. but now, after all these days, my condition has not improved much and I still feel conscious and my hands tremble while doing anything in front of people.I feel the situation has worsened, am not sure. Do you think Ambra Grisea 200 would help if I take it only before going out, as the first dose of 30c really helped me. I feel a weakness and stiffness in my fingers. Please help!
naina_20 last decade
Also, I've even started feeling conscious even at home now, which I didn't do earlier. My hands are trembling a bit even now!
naina_20 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 reviewed.
kadwa last decade
Patient ID: Sex:F Age: 37

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

1. Describe your main suffering?
Get extremely conscious while doing things in front of people, not strangers , but mainly people I know(excluding family members), like eating, doing some craft work, writing, typing on a key board etc. Even talking at times, in a group makes me conscious if the focus is on me. I always feel people are watching me. Whilst eating in a party, my hands tremble, my neck goes stiff and the spoon shakes all the way to the mouth.I've been working and have had a lot of exposure to people. Whwn I didn't think about it, I used to be extremely confident, but especially over the last one to 2 years, this problem is slowly increasing and now i've reached a stage where it is really affecting my life.

2. What other physical sufferings do you have in your body?
Very susceptible to colds and viral fever with change in season. Feel very lethargic at times. was diagonosed with TB a few years back and undertook treatment for that for one and a half years. Have serious allergy with tickling nose, sneezing and watery eyes and nose for the last 4 months.

3. What mental sufferings / feelings do you have associated with your physical sufferings?
this phobia of especially eating or doing things in front of people really gets to me, because otherwise i have a very good persona and language skills. if I didn't feel so conscious I can do so much more with my life.I wish I could be normal and not so self-conscious all the time. I think I have very weak will power which is the main reason.But since taking medication, my fingers have started trembling for no reason.

4. What exactly do you feel when you are at your worst?
Very embarassed and humiliated and angry at myself.

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

Was always aloof and self -consciuos but I could conduct myself well with confidence and dignity.Only in certain very demanding situations I got self conscious.otherwise i've participated in debates and other competitions with no problems in the past

6. Which time of the day you are worst?
maybe morning. not sure.

7. What are the things which aggravate your suffering and which are those which ameliorate the same?

people watching me aggravates it, especially when my mind starts thinking about being watched.

it gets better if i don't think about it and talk about something else.

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 on first day of menses

9. When do you feel better, during hot weather or cold weather, humid or dry weather?
slightly cold weather is ok. Cant withstand too much heat or cold. Feel very cold in winters. In summers avoid going out when I can. Humid weather is the worst.

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

am quite calm and laid back in my approach. Don't fret or worry too much. Lazy, a little moody, talkative with friends.Sometimes, I give in too easily, can't say no to people I care about and end up doing things for them which I didn't want to in the first place.

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

- Do you like being consoled during your tough times?
yes only by a loved one.

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

like perfumes, love music even loud at times, prefer dim lights.

- 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 like my good friends,love my family. Have some issues with my husband but not too worrisome

11. What are your fears and do you dream of any situation repeatedly?
No fears as such. No special dreams

12. What do you crave for in food items and what are your aversions?

like salty, spicy food. No aversions. crave for sweets when unwell

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


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

Normal, do binge at times.

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

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

17. How is your bowel movement and stool type?

A little constipation at times. Gas too

18. How well do you sleep? Do you have a particular posture of sleeping?

Slep very well, mostly sideways

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

To an extent, yes

20. How do you think you are different from others, if at all?
Am sensible and mature. Would never want to harm anyone. Am a patient listener and a good friend.

21. What medications have been taken earlier by you to treat the diseases and do you have any particular symptom surfacing after the medication?

Ambra grisea 30c, thrice daily for 2 days. The first dose was a miracle, but then my symptoms worsened and my hands and body started trembling. Am better now, but in front of others even more conscious than before.

22. What major diseases are running in your family?

My mom has alzeihmer, dad has diabetes

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

Tall, fair, 60 kg


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?
- Do you suffer from any kind of physical or mental discomfort before, during or after the periods?
- Is the flow scanty, normal or excessive?
- Is the blood thick bright red or pale watery?
- Do you notice any clots in the flow?
naina_20 last decade
Please take a single dose of Lycopodium 200c 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
thanks. will order it tomorrow.
naina_20 last decade
i do have lycopodium 30 c lying with me though
naina_20 last decade
kadwa last decade
Dear Dr. Kadwa,
I did not get lyco 200, have placed the order and was told it will take time. Meanwhile, I had silicea 30, tried one dose in teh morning and it really suited me, trembling and nervousness reduced to a great extent and my mind became clearer, there was no confusion and i took decisions at work quickly! then I took a second dose in teh evening and things got better and my confidence level improved. I continued taking silicea 30, twice a day for 3 days and then thrice a day for 1 day and then the next day four times a day as I was really feeling good with it. My extreme weakness due to allergy also disappeared and i felt good after months. But the 4th dose on that day kept my mind active all night so I couldn't sleep properly. The next day I had 3 doses again. I feel more confident and feel like I have nerves of steel, though sometimes I start getting conscious and a little nervous but not much.I think I had it for 5 days or so then stopped as I felt an overdose may alter the benefits.
But yesterday(the very next day after the last dose of silicea) i tried lycopodium 30, since lyco 200 was still not available. didn't feel much change. I had 2 doses yesterday and one dose today morning. after the morning dose the trembling and a bit of anxiety came back.

Please suggest what should I take. Is silicea right for me. how long can I take it and in what potency. with silicea I cant feel much emotions, which is not a great thing. Please advise. I might get lyco 200 tomorrow.
naina_20 last decade
The kind of doses you have taken should make many classical homeopaths tremble with anger. You should ask first and then take the doses. You are doing whatever you like and then telling me afterwards.
kadwa last decade
Dear Dr. Kadwa,
Sorry! Maybe I messed up with the doses. But silicea made me feel so good after months of weakness, I performed spectacularly well at work and even got a promotion! I agree self-medication is extremely dangerous. Can I do any damage control now? Am not taking any medicines now.
naina_20 last decade
It is great to know that you performed spectacularly well at work and even got a promotion!
There is no need to take any remedy now as you are doing well. There is no damage done by repeating a remedy in 30c potency.
kadwa last decade
Dear Dr. Kadwa,
Thanks. Though I have to say that the good effect was there only as long as i was taking the remedy. I felt very good, alive and energetic, could take on the world and was not very conscious of people. But after 3 days, I feel my mind is a little numb and heavy , I cant feel too many emotions,have a headache and am a little far-off from the real world, there is slight confusion at times. My confidence level has come down too.
Did I spoil the effect by taking lycopodium 30 right on the next day. What can I do now to maintain the same state that I had achieved earlier. Do you feel silicea is right for me or should i take something else. I had read about Kali phos and its effect on strengthening the mind and nerves. I feel i need to first make my nerves and mind strong as I have been taking antihistamines for a long time for my allergy and my whole body feels weak and fatigued. I do need some remedy to boost my self confidence too. Please help!
naina_20 last decade
Am a little depressed too. One more thing, is silicea tissue or cell salt different from silicea 30? I've read that silicea is a long acting remedy and should not be repeated for a week. At other places I have also read that this tissue salt has no side effects and can be taken for prolonged periods. Am greatly confused!
naina_20 last decade
Tissue salts work at nutritional plane and they are generally taken in 6x potency.
The same remedies work at dynamic plane when taken in higher potencies like 30c.
kadwa last decade
hi kadwa

i suffer from extreme social phobia..i cant sit in front of people in trains..i cant look at their faces ..or direct contact.. and my mouth starts shaking. i tend to pretend im on the phone..but i start to get embrassed by that too now

you mentioned to someone to try ambra grisea 30c 3/4 drops in walter or 4 pills .. 3 times a day every 4 hours

i bought ambra grisea 30c spray

do you think i need a higher strength?

most importantly> i bought the spray ..do you know how i should take the spray?

please let me know as its urgent thanks
misaluana 8 years ago
Do NOT take a medicine prescribed for someone else. This is dangerous. A medicine must be chosen individually for you based on the whole case. Even if you think you look like another patient, it is quite likely that to an objective observer (preferably a homoeopath) that you will seem different in significant ways. Those differences will decide which remedy is suitable.

Those symptoms you mention are covered by many remedies.
Evocationer 8 years ago

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