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Anxiety, depression, delusions of grandeur?

hi
i am new to this forum thing but i though id give it a go.

i suffer a lot from anxiety around people i am not overly famialiar with and a lot that i am, and feel as if i am on a different plane from most people. i have difficulty making small talk and connecting, and get the feeling everyone is watching my every move, which makes me very concious of the moves i make. drinking does help this free my inhibitions, but with any sort of hangover the next day i not want to be near anyone at all as it seems the probelms are magnified.more recently i am feeling this with closer friends and family which is getting a concern. my emotions seem distant. i feel as though i live maybe too much in my own head with a lot of mind chatter. i am very indecisive and my social skills are pretty poor. i used to smoke a lot of cannabis, and dabbled with some other stuff which i think made me introvert. the thing which helps me the most and turns me the other way is when i exercise, which i will do regularly. any situations where i am with people for too long without a purpose of something to do and i will get a headache, mainly in my right eye. there are other things but dont want to go on too much. it is affecting my life and i have recelty had 2 beautiful daughters and i dont want to inhibit their fun for the future in anyway.

was thinking of taking silica but some feedback from various forums looks a bit iffy.

help
 
  AJ1975 on 2010-11-16
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
This doesn't sound like Silicea to me - there are a number of unusual expressions that might lead me in other directions.

Feel as if I am on a different plane...

Everyone is watching my every move...

Emotions seem distant...


Silicea is a very anxious remedy, and very anxious about the opinion of others. Silicea has an image to maitain, a very specific image, and it creates a lot of tension for them to keep it up in the presence of others. They are very nervous about others seeing a flaw in this image, which they will try to make as perfect as possible. Giving speeches, speaking in public, any kind of performance, creates a lot of stress for them, because others may see that they are not who they portray themselves to be.

Reputation is very important to Silicea people, as it is important to Sulphur people. Where Sulphur needs to be a great person (ego), Silicea just needs to be a precisely defined person(image). Sulphur wants to be the most loved star of the circus, Silicea wants to be the perfect juggler who never drops a ball.

The most peculiar thing you have said is feeling on another plane. This makes it a potentially important expression for understanding your case. Can you expand on this feeling more?
 
brisbanehomoeopath last decade
Thanks for the reply. I have never discussed this at all with anyone, thought I could get over it on my own but feel I need a hand.
Reagrding feeling on another plane it is difficult o put into words. I am by no means a religious person and follow no belief at all, but. I do have a strong spirit. I feel almost as if I know something deeper which most dont, but haven't a clue what it is. Sounds a bit daft but is the feeling I get. When I talk to people and look them in the eye it is as if they can sense my confusion and despair. It gets to a sort o I know they know I know thing and it makes it hard for me to operate normally. Sounds a bit crazy, which I am not. I'm just deep and confused. Because I feel despair I give off bad vibes which is a vicious circle. I do not enjoy ineracting with people at all because of the dark feeling being given off but I wish I did.
I feel as if I just need a slight adjustment somewhere to balance myself out. Have never even thought of homeopathy before but was searching for cures for a skin condition of my daughters which led me this way.
The silcea and sulphur descriptions both fit me perfectly. I have a fragile ego. Well hidden though.
Thanks for your time
 
AJ1975 last decade
'The silcea and sulphur descriptions both fit me perfectly. '

This is what happens when a layman reads about a polychrest. These multi-miasmatic remedies are so rich in symptomology that everyone 'seemingly' resonates with them to some extent.

It is the odd, peculiar and striking symptoms which are more important. When it comes to anti-miasmatics it is not about finding a remedy which matches certain things of your case, it's about finding a remedy which is a 'perfect' match at all levels of your being.

The symptoms in this case which are odd are:

Delusions; watched he is
Mind; fear; people will notice his confusion
Mind; anxiety about his children
Mind; physical exertion amel

There is a remedy which is very strongly indicated here, but some further information is needed to narrow down:

What are the diseases that run in your family ?

Apart from exercise what are the other things which make you feel better ? (e.g. music, dancing, seashore,sunlight, touch, massage, particular time of the day, particular seasons, weather, particular foods)

Anything which makes you feel worse ?

How is your behavior with your family ?

Any other fears apart from the ones you mention ?

What are the major events in your life that have left a profound impact on you ?

What was happening in your life when these current problems started ?

Sameer
 
sameervermani last decade
I believe I know which remedy you are considering Sameer, and with that last post it also came to my mind.
 
brisbanehomoeopath last decade
Thanks for the reply Sameer. Not sure what a polychrest is though.

Regarding my symptoms i wouldnt put too much emphasis on anxiety over my children. Just a slight concern that if things carry on as they are I may not be the best dad I could be to them.
There are no disease which run in my family that i know of, except arthritis to a small degree.
Behaviour with wife and kids is fine. can be myself with them. Start to be a bit more guarded as the family becomes less immediate.
Things that make me feel better; sunlight, music but definately not dancing, massage, completing something productive.
I am very bad at completing things which i start, but id imagine a lot if people are.
Things that make me feel worse; trying to be sociable and failing, being in busy enviroments on my own, hangovers.
Fears: fear of failure, fear of being sociable with people i dont know, some that i do.
No major events through my life. I get the impression the main cause was too many dabblings with drugs when in teens, which made me crawl into myself and social skills didnt develop to there potential. Think i became paranoid for quite a while so put a bit of a wall up.

I think i am too analytical and hyper sensitive.

Hopefully this will help you draw some conlusions.
 
AJ1975 last decade
'Think i became paranoid for quite a while'

And what constitutes this paranoia ?
 
sameervermani last decade
Again difficult to put to words.
I think the paranoid feeling that people are looking at me. I feel it is almost a self prophesising thing whereby i think people are looking at me, so i perhaps will act slightly different which causes people to look at me. If i could relax and be less sensitive to the whole thing the issue wouldnt be there.

I feel as if i stare a lot also. People will flinch when they catch my eye sometimes as if i have almost given them a physical blow.

I feel i need to harden up inside and not be so sensitive to everything. I am externally pretty tough and dont take any nonsense, but internally not so.
 
AJ1975 last decade
Please take 3 doses of Calcarea Carb 30c just for 1 day, spaced by 30 minutes. i.e. The doses are to be taken on one day and then from next day no more.

1 pellet dissolved on the tongue is 1 dose.

Please report in 10 days after the doses.


Restrictions:

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, tip them into the cap of the container they came in and then into the water or mouth .
3/. Avoid coffee, tea (including green), and other sources of caffeine such as some fizzy drinks and large amounts of chocolate, except where this would cause a drastic change in consumption
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


Sameer
 
sameervermani last decade
I agree with Sameer's choice. Your description of being looked at with people noticing what is going on inside is very indicitive of Calc-carb.

On top of that, being powdered oyster shell, the expression of being hard on the outside but sensitive on the inside would also lead me to try the remedy.

It certainly would be the first step I would take in unravelling your problem.

Good luck and let us know how it goes.
 
brisbanehomoeopath last decade
Thanks David.
 
sameervermani last decade
Thanks very much with your help here.

Just a couple of questions;
Restriction no. 3 & 5 - is that in general or just while taking the cacarea?
Restriction 4 states while under treatment. As i am only taking the cacerea for 1 day how long is the treatment?

What is the actual purpose of the Calcerea? Is it there to balance things out in me, or is it trying to remove something?

Also as i know very little about homeopathy, are there likely to be any dangers/side effects possible?

Again many thanks for your time in this. To have positive feedback and potential help for a difficult situation i am extremely grateful.
 
AJ1975 last decade
Another thought.

Is it possible this could make me worse if the cure isnt exactly right? i have a fairly tenuos hold on things mentally as it is so i would not want to derail things without being certain?

i was looking at another post from brisbanehomeopath and where he writes ' One does not cure disease with hasty prescriptions, but with precise ones'. i just want to be 100% sure this is the right road. i am quite complex and I havent revealed all about myself within a few posts.

Im not trying to be funny or pompous or belittlte any of the much appreciated advice i am being given, it is just i dont know very much about homeopathy and want to make sure i am going down the right road as it appears it can be a very powerful thing, and the though of losing a grip on things too much is a concern.

Also i would not want it to dampen me down at all, as i feel i have great skills, just not sure how to use them to their potential.

Just my nature and i like to be sure. i intend to spend a lot of the weekend finding out more about Homeopathy as it is totally new to me.
 
AJ1975 last decade
http://simillimum.com/education/homoeo-faq/general-questions/index.php
 
sameervermani last decade
Unfortunately, on a forum like this, making prescriptions from a few paragraphs of writing - you will never get 100% confidence in a prescription from a pratitioner (until it works of course). There is a great limitation in prescribing this way. Homoeopathy is much easier in person, but it appears many people are forced to sites like this one seeking help - and so here we are.

To be sure you don't get any ill effects, is to be cautious with the dosing. If you experience a reaction on any dose, stop, right away, and report. Reactions tend to be short lived IF you do not take too much of the medicine. The reaction is essentially a sign that the medicine is working, and since homoeopathy works like a catalyst you stop and let it do its work.
 
brisbanehomoeopath last decade
Do you think it best to see a homeopath in person to ensure i am taking the correct medication? If i go down the calcea road would it be worth trying a lesser dose of 6c to see the reaction rather than the 30c straight off?

I really dont mean to be distrustful to the advice given here and i am in great hope it is the correct prescription, but i do like to be sure as it is not a trivial thing i am dealing with.

I appreciate you only have so much time to give to each person you help but i want to be very confident in my way ahead.

Again many thanks
 
AJ1975 last decade
30c is not a high potency, and the chances of you having a bad reaction which lasts beyond a day or two, are close to nil.

This is true especially with the way I have told you take the remedy in water, a method which is always more gentle. Without sounding contemptuous, even if you were to meet a homeopath in person, it is highly unlikely that you will get a person (let alone 2 people) of this level looking at your case.

Have faith, and go ahead with the doses. It will not harm, I promise.
 
sameervermani last decade
And here is the gentler method:

Three doses of Calcarea Carb 30c to be taken for ONE single day ONLY as described below.

Dissolve 2 pellets of CALC 30c in a 250 ml spring water bottle. If leave the pellets in water for 20 mins, they will melt. You can shake it gently after they have dissolved.

Take a teaspoon from this bottle using a disposable spoon 3 times, spaced by 30 minutes. This is to be done for one day ONLY.

Let us know in 7 days after these 3 doses. I look forward to your response.

Restrictions:

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, 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, except where this would cause a drastic change in consumption
4/. Avoid wearing perfume/aftershave, or exposure to anything with a strong smell on the day and 3 days following the remedy administration. 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

Sameer
 
sameervermani last decade
Sameer

Many thanks for your replies.

I will order some calcerea 30c and follow your advice.

1 slight problem, in restriction 4. you state avoid strong smells essential oils etc. i am currently treating my daughters skin condition with tea tree oil & soap. Would this be disagreeable with me?

Thanks
 
AJ1975 last decade
You can get this remedy in health food stores like Whole Foods, in case you are in USA.

Do not go near tea tree oil for too long, and certainly not in the vicinity of the dose.
 
sameervermani last decade
All ordered - calcerea carbonica 30 c in pillule form.

Should be here in a few days so i guess ill give you an update towards the end of next week or so.

Thank you for the link to homeopathy, it gave a good overview to someone who knows nothing about it.

Many thanks again, hopefully will get back to you with some positive news.
 
AJ1975 last decade
Sameer

I have listed a couple more traits below to ensure you are totally happy with the remedy prescribed whilst i am waiting for it to arrive. Dont want to take up too much of your time as you seem to be extremely busy on the forum but want to get it right;

Bad memory

extremely anxious of the opinions of other people. Worry what they think of me

physical exertion is my saviour. seems to balance out things within me.

very emotional inside but try to keep it hidden, although people read me very easily.

Very judgmental

itchy feet (usually right) when tired

fiercly honourable/loyal

feel as though normal emotions and reactions which should be automatic are on manual. Thought process for everything carried out required which is mentally draining.

breathing is shallow normally. i exercise a fair amount but my lungs are poor.

my mind wanders a lot during converstions with people.

feeling of dread occasionaly

I have tried to be concise.
Regards
 
AJ1975 last decade
My prescription remains same.
 
sameervermani last decade
Sameer

A quick update.

My calcerea finally arrived yesterday but I have come down with a bad bout of flu like symptoms.

I will wait till this clears before taking the calcerea as I am taking other medicine which should hopefully be in a few days. I'll report back after 7 days from then.

Thanks
 
AJ1975 last decade
Okay, sounds good.
 
sameervermani last decade
Hello AJ1975,

How are you doing now ?

Sameer
 
sameervermani last decade

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