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AutoImmune Hypothyroid Hairloss and Overweight

I am posting this for my mother to possibly introduce her to Homeopathic medicine. I am presenting her case in hopes of assistance to remedy and cure.

She is 68 years old and was diagnosed with AutoImmune Hypothyroid (Hashimoto's) when she was 57 possibly ongoing since birth of 3rd child at age 41. She has 3 children all girls. I helped her complete the Remedy Finder here on ABCHomeopathy.com. It suggested, after generalizing ALL of her symptoms, Lycopodium Clavatum as her Remedy. I also had her complete a Questionnaire from another Homeopath that I completed. It is as follows:

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

1. Describe your main suffering?

Hairloss, fat (being overweight)

2. What other physical sufferings do you have in your body? As a child had recurring tonsilitis and bronchitis and took several rounds of antibiotics. Past Urinary Infections, Heavy Periods on and off and irregular. Flooding and clots with Menopause (now post-menopausal) superflulous body hair, possible premature grey hair, headaches, cigarette smoking for 25 years quit at age 39, Auto-Immune Hypothyroid diagnosed at age 57 possibly ongoing since birth of 3rd child at age 41, Chronic toenail fungus throughout adult life, lack of interest in sex throughout adult. Teenage and Adult Acne focused on forehead and Chin still occuring occasionally. Acne caused emotional distress throughout childbearing years and the current hairloss and weight problem are the current cause of emotional/mental distress.

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

Depression, embarrassment, apprehensive when encountering aquaintences because of appearence. Lack of self confidence because of appearence. Very private person. Do not share my business with others including family for the most part.

4. What exactly do you feel when you are at your worst? Describe the sensation in your own words.

'I don't want to see anybody, I don't want to go anywhere'

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

Acne, Occational Urinary Tract Infections and Body Hair first as a teen. Started smoking as a teen. Heavy irregular period throughout childbearing years. Hairloss started after second child. Weight gain and severe hairloss after third child. Mental/Emotional issues started with Hairloss and weight gain.

6. Which time of the day you are worst?


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.

Tight Clothing is a constant reminder of how fat and causes depression. Feel better in the summer.

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)?

Not that has been noticable.

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

dry warm weather.

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

Suspicious, Agreeable, Blunt, Argumentative, Irritated Easily in the past (when raising children), Lazy while depressed which is often. Struggles to be active.

- How do you feel before or during a thunderstorm? Thoughly enjoy them and they give me energy. But occur seldom where I live.

- Do you like being consoled during your tough times?

Do Not Being Consoled. Despise it. Do not like people like asking me 'whats wrong'

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

Sensitive to noise.

- Do you have any typical habit or gesture like nail biting, causeless
Weeping, talking to one self etc?

Finger Fidgeting

- How do you feel about your friends, family, your children and especially your husband / wife?

More tolerable of other people then my immediate family. In fear of them misbehaving.

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

Almost never dream or fail to remember them. Fear of dying. Not a fearful person. More fearless then anything. I feel I have no life therefore I have thing to fear.

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

Craving of cookies and sweets. I like more texture in food then plain. My dislikes are lima beans and fava beans.

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

Normal to less.

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

Normal but I don't have to be hungry to want food.

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

Shellfish (skin hives)

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

More and just about everywhere the body can sweat.

17. How is your bowel movement and stool type?

Regular and regular

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

Sleep well but if I am worried about something I don't sleep well. I wake up between 3-5am to use the restroom. Go to sleep on my left side but wake up on my back regularly. Have to sleep with the window open and fresh air on my face constantly while sleeping.

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


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

Introverted slightly. Not outgoing at all. Do not like social situations only if they are in my own house. I do not like parties or public.

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

Antibiotics and Synthroid nothing surfacing afterwards.

22. What major diseases are running in your family?

Dads: Heart Disease, Diabeties, Hypothyroid Auto-Immune Rhumatoid Arthritis.
Moms: Reproductive Cancers and Brain Cancer.

23. Describe, how do you look like? Describe your overall appearance.
(For Females)

Dark Hair, deep set hazel eyes, medium complextion, med-large bones, 5'4', most weight is in upper body / torso.

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

When I menstruated: Cycles were irregular and heavy at times and clots toward menopause. Other expressed I had PMS.

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

Autoimmune Hypothyroid is the only major disease in my life and it is still a current problem. I am now taking Armour Thyroid which doesn't seem to help any.

Thank you in advance for your interest in my mother's case.
  sun27342 on 2010-09-10
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
bump. I wonder what others think of this case.
Homeopathy International 1 last decade
I wonder the same thing?
sun27342 last decade
Homeopathy International 1 last decade
sun27342 last decade
Yes, Lycopodium Cla. But, don't give her at first. Because, it will create lots of aggravation if you give her at first. You can give her another anti-psoric remedy which is more close with her present symptoms according to her homoeo doctors recommendation. She need close personal observation of a educated homoeo doctor in order to start her treatment.

Best wishes,
Info.rahiq last decade
Does she have any Calc. symptoms?

Homeopathy International 1 last decade
Please describe her skin color? Is she over-active or under-active? Lazy or hyperactive? Please describe her energy level. Does she sweat? If so when and where? Is she ever bloated in the abdomen? Does she like to eat eggs? Does she ever sweat at night while sleeping? Is there sweat on the back of the neck or forehead, especially while sleeping?
Homeopathy International 1 last decade
Bump. Did you see this?
Homeopathy International 1 last decade
Please describe her skin color? Light Olive

Is she over-active or under-active? Under-Active

Lazy or hyperactive? Lazy

Please describe her energy level. Episodes of energy and she feels like her lack of energy is mental. So much to do but very overwhelmed.

Does she sweat? Excessively

If so when and where? Mostly on the head and neck but sweats on the truck and legs as well.

Is she ever bloated in the abdomen? She says she never feels bloated just feels fat in the abdomen.

Does she like to eat eggs? yes almost daily.

Does she ever sweat at night while sleeping? no but is always warm. Likes cool fresh air while sleeping.

Is there sweat on the back of the neck or forehead, especially while sleeping?
Yes but not while sleeping.

She does not have any Calc. sypmtoms except overweight.
sun27342 last decade
I just read some more about Calc. and my mother does has indigestion in the evenings if she eats a late meal. She sometimes wakes up with indigestion and takes Apple Cider Vinegar with water which solves the problem.
sun27342 last decade
I think there are many Calc. symptoms, even though Lycopodium is most likely to be the long term remedy.

Many Calc symptoms, a craving for eggs eaten daily, sweat on the back of neck and forehead, some of the emotional elements, etc.

You can get Calc-C (Calcium Carbonica) 30c from a health food store. Put one pellet in a 10oz bottle, and let it dissolve. Then put one tablespoon of that into a second 10oz bottle. Give her one sip of that.

We never repeat Calc-C. with older patients.

If there is an improvement please report it. If there are any new symptoms please report it.

This dose could lead to months of ongoing improvement with nothing else necessary. There is a possibility that eventually it would be followed by Lycopodium.
Homeopathy International 1 last decade
calc - c.
Homeopathy International 1 last decade
Calc - C is remedy that is very often used before Lycopodium. My expectation is that at some point after the Calc, she may need Lyco.
Homeopathy International 1 last decade
Lycopodium is often especially effective after a dose of Calc.
Homeopathy International 1 last decade
Okay, I have explained this all to my mother and she is going to get the Calc-C right away and take it as you suggested. How long do you think she needs to wait and what signs is she looking for? What types of changes should she expect? What is the Calc-C going to 'work on'? Thank you for helping as I know you didn't think you had the time for this case as you probably still do not. I appreciate it very much. My mom has been suffering with these problems for so long that she has just excepted them as her way of life and she deprives herself from many things in life because of her appearence and feeling so bad about herself. I certainly hope homeopathy works for her as it has for me and with your help, we only have more of a fighting chance. Kind Regards!!
sun27342 last decade
In Homeopathy each medicine treats the 'WHOLE PERSON'. Calc - C should treat everything, and lead to an overall improvement.

It is very important that she only use one dose of the Calc. We never repeat Calc in patients who are not children.

There should be an improvement right away. Even if there is just an improved feeling of well-being, that's good. I expect one administration of Calc - C to lead to months of improvement.
Homeopathy International 1 last decade
Calc is one of our most curative medicines.
Homeopathy International 1 last decade
If one feels improved well being with the the use of a homeopathic medicine, one can be sure that it is removing symptoms and preventing pathologies.
Homeopathy International 1 last decade
My mother has been reading about Calc-C and learned that according to different sources that possibly she is not to take any other homeopathic or prescription medications. If you recall, she is taking Armour Thyroid prescribed by her MD and was previously on Synthroid which didn't have any effect. She is concerned if she stops the Armour, she could possibly experience heart problems.
sun27342 last decade
She should continue with her regular medicines as usual, as per her Doctor's advice.

Homeopathic medicines can be used with any other medicines. There are no interactions.

It is skin treatments that one wants to avoid, whether or not one is using a homeopathic treatment.
Homeopathy International 1 last decade
Okay, sounds great. Thank you so much! We will keep you posted.
sun27342 last decade
You can get Calc-C (Calcium Carbonica) 30c from a health food store. Put one pellet in a 10oz bottle, and let it dissolve. Then put one tablespoon of that into a second 10oz bottle. Give her one sip of that.

We never repeat Calc-C. with older patients.

If there is an improvement please report it. If there are any new symptoms please report it.
Homeopathy International 1 last decade
Hello there! Wanted to ask you what things my mother should avoid and for how long as to not antidote the Calc-C? She drinks green tea daily and was concerned about it interfering with the medicine. Are there any other concerns she should have, fruit for instance? Hope you are having a great day.
sun27342 last decade
I wouldn't worry about anything antidoting the Calc. In general Homeopathy recommends against coffee and any forms of caffeine including teas. Can quit gradually.

Antidotes are rare.
Homeopathy International 1 last decade
So you are recommending she quit the tea? This is her daily staple. She drinks the green jasmine tea more then she drinks water. Would it be safe for her to have 1 cup per day?
sun27342 last decade

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