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grief and anxiety - plase help

I wish to address two questions to any experienced homeopath regarding panic attacks and possible aggravation of symptoms after taking calcarea carbonica 200.

1. Following a series of disappointments in a very troublesome relationship I have not been able to sort out, I began experiencing anxiety attacks. They occur in the morning - feeling of constriction around the neck, unable to breathe properly, tingling in the hands and legs, dizziness, extreme fear. I was wondering if Ignatia would be a good remedy under the circumstances.

2. Since I complained to a homeopath about claustrophobia and anxiety, and based on other symptoms such as chilliness with perspiration of feet and hands, she prescribes Calcarea Carb 200. After taking Calc 200 five days ago, I have seen no improvement whatsoever. On the contrary, the feeling of constriction around the throat is even worse. Moreover, now I have a pain in the middle of the sternum and the bone seems to hurt.

I really wish to seek for some improvement for my state and would truly appreciate some advice.

Thank you.
  emma79 on 2010-12-19
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Hi emma,

Please talk more about your 'anxiety attacks'. Also, please talk about your behaviour with family and outside people.

What was the 'disappointment' ? Please elaborate.

What are the general things that make you better or worse ?

Anything in food that you crave for ? Anything your body does not take well ? Things you are averse to ?

Also, what are the diseases that run in your family ?

What is your exact age and please talk a little about your appearance.

sameervermani last decade
Dear Sameer,

Thank you for your reply. I will try to answer your questions in the exact order, not before thanking you for taking the time to read my post and consider my questions.

1. Disappointment refers to an on-and-off relationship, which has lasted for over 5 years, I have been unable to terminate because I feel very depressed and lonely every time I end it. All this while, I have been lied to, promises have been broken, I have been offended, cheated on, dejected by a man who seems to have no morality whatsoever. Yet, one of my problems is that I never want to believe that someone could be so cruel because it only makes me feel more depressed and I fear I cannot trust people anymore. Unfortunately, every now and then he calls me and I cannot bring myself to refuse to meet him.

1. I always feel better if I start doing something else. It's very difficult to bring myself to do that if I have a panic attack (I usually take a pill to calm me down). I feel better in the company of my friends or people I know, but NOT in the company of strangers. I feel better if I talk to a friend and try to find a solution to my problems or simply divert my mind from them. I feel very bad on the subway (it's a closed, warm space. Strangely, the cold makes me feel better, although I am uncomfortable with the cold. My feet and nose are very cold, now that it's winter. I feel very uncomfortable in stuffy rooms - smoke, crowds, heat. I feel better when I walk in cold, open air, but I start suffocating if at the beginning of running or dancing.
I feel worse after I wake up in the morning (most of times, I get a panic attack right after waking up). I feel worse when thinking about my symptoms and feel desperate that I am not going to find a cure for them. A strange thing is that I get scared of other men who are interested in me.

3. Although I have no appetite or thirst during these states, when I feel better I love to eat (although I am rather slim). I feel the need for chocolate, sweet juice (I hate plain water), I like chicken and fish, and sometime pork, with a lot of vegetables. I sometimes crave chocolate or salty biscuits, I love cooked food, but not very hot. Coffee makes me feel rather jumpy but I have been drinking coffee for about 15 years. I crave tobacco but I hate the smell it leaves and I am not comfortable at all in a room full of smoke.
I am extremely sensitive to bad news and I feel very lonely. I live away from my family and I miss them, I feel I need their constant support.

4. As for diseases in the family, here it goes:
grandmother - thyroid removed, rheumatism, circulation problems
father - very lean and tall, stooping shoulders, anxious, colon polyps removed (because they started bleeding), obliterating arteriopathy (surgery for one leg, TB (twice)
mother - TB (once), osteoporosis (maybe, hypothyroid
me - many colds as a child, operated nasal polyps, colon polyp (small - no surgery), suppressed eruptions, suppressed hemorrhoids, suppressed discharges, suppressed genital warts, anal fissure, a terrible smoker, on antidepressants and benzodiazepines.

5. My appearance: I am tall (1.70m), brunette, 60 kilos, stooping shoulders, full lips with a slight crack in the middle of the lower lip, many people think I am attractive (not many know that I have too much bodily hair which I wax)

6. My anxiety attacks appear when I am alone or in the presence os strangers, in crowded places. I feel something is strangling me by the throat, I choke and I feel that even inside the trachea is constricting. I get very restless and my face muscles - lids, around lips start twitching, the jaw contracts in my sleep, I have the impression I am losing my mind and I cannot breathe properly and that I am going do die suffocated. I get tingling in my hands and legs, I get dizzy and I feel like screaming, running for fresh, cold air, I feel trapped and desperate for the presence of someone I know (I wish it were my mother). Usually, I feel more hopeful in the evening although I do not like to get back home and feel lonely.

I miss my family and always feel safer when they are around me (while I was a child, that could not be since my brother got most of the attention as he was very sick - he had been diagnosed with epilepsy, but I am pretty sure it was catalepsy, so I did not get much attention from my parents as a child and was sent off to my grandparents). I hate conflicts and try to avoid tense situations, I prefer to be mild and non-threatening, I feel very fragile and I always try to get people to treat me nicely. I am gentle to other people and I feel very hurt when they neglect my feelings. I always try to settle conflicts with other people and have harmonious relationships with them, I am rather shy around strangers, men in particular, and somehow I feel attacked by men who like me and whom I do not like. I feel safe around my mother. I am not very adventurous although I sometimes like the company of adventurous people. I have quite a few female friends (women like me in general, my friends says it's because despite my looks I give the impression of a very honest person who would never cheat on other people). I love to feel appreciated and cared for, to have the idea that there is someone whom I can rely on.

I hope this is of help. Thank you very much again for your reply.
emma79 last decade
I have forgotten to mention that my hands and my feet sweat during my prolonged anxiety attacks.
emma79 last decade
Dear Emma,

There is a remedy which is coming up very strongly, and that is Pulsatilla.

Have you ever taken that remedy ?

sameervermani last decade
Dear Sameer,

I have never taken Pulsatilla. Could you, please, recommend how long after Calcarea Carb should I take it and in what dilution?
Thank you very much.
emma79 last decade
Please take 3 doses of PULSATILLA 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.

2 pellets are to be dissolved in 250 ml spring water, and 1 spoon from here is 1 dose.

Please report in 7 days after the doses.


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

sameervermani last decade

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