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Lycopodium - Questionnaire filled in for help

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

1. Describe your main suffering? Constant stomach bloating as soon as I eat or drink - getting to the point where Im scared to eat now even though I am on a wheat sugar and yeast free diet. Constipation and muggy head, don't seem to pass much fluid neither but do have low kidney funtion

2. What other physical sufferings do you have in your body? Certain foods like yoghurt, seeds can make my face puff and bloat, certain foods can give me the spaced out tight chest chills and muscle pain - like a sensitivity to them

3. What mental sufferings / feelings do you have associated with your physical sufferings? Makes me very annoyed and depressed because one day I can fit clothes the next I can't - clothes don't look or fit properly and I look pregnant

4. What exactly do you feel when you are at your worst? Describe the sensation in your own words. 'Why - other people are normal and can eat normal - I have to monitor all the time what I eat - can't let it slip for one moment'

5. When did it all start? Can you connect it to any past event or disease? Always had it but worse the last 2 years

6. Which time of the day you are worst? From getting up to going to bed

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.
Eating any kind of food makes it worse as does drinking

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)? No - just eating and drinking - no menses now for 18 months

9. When do you feel better, during hot weather or cold weather, humid or dry weather? /Prefer warm weather but weather climate etc. doesn't affect the bloating - it's bad all the time

10. Describe your general mental set up? Are you Moody, Arrogant, Mild, Agreeable Changeable, Nervous, Suspicious, Easily offended, Quiet, Arguing, Irritating, Lazy etc. Mild but since menopause do have mood swings

- How do you feel before or during a thunderstorm? Don't mind them

- Do you like being consoled during your tough times? No not really - just get on with it
- Are you sensitive to external stimuli like smell, noise, light etc? Smells effect me greatly - very sensitive to smell and sometimes they can really bother me - other people can't smell it as much as me but I seem to be sensitive - i.e. paint, petrol, fumes etc. and it can linger in my nose for days on end

- Do you have any typical habit or gesture like nail biting, causeless
Weeping, talking to one self etc? No

- How do you feel about your friends, family, your children and especially your husband / wife? Love family and partner - no problems in relationships etc.

11. What are your fears and do you dream of any situation repeatedly? Phobia of feathers - only fear

12. What do you crave for in food items and what are your aversions? Love butter and bread - crave those at the moment

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

14. How is your hunger: Less, Normal or Excessive? Varies - regardless of how hungry I am (and some days I do feel hunger other days no hunger) I have to restrict my diet and wath what I eat

15. Is there any kind of food which your body can’t stand? As I've got older Im noticing foods I could eat years ago I can't now because I get symptoms of tight chest, spaced out feeling as Imentioned earlier - any new food I've not had for a while I have to introduce in a small quanity to see if I will react

16. Is your sweat normal or less or more? Where does it sweat more: Head, Trunk or Limbs? No sweat only when I exercise heavily

17. How is your bowel movement and stool type? constipated - thin long pencil like

18. How well do you sleep? Do you have a particular posture of sleeping? Left side best but don't sleep well but never have even as a baby - mum said I never slept much but I don't seem to need a lot

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

20. Do you have any strange, peculiar or unusual symptom or feelings? How are you different from others? None

21. What medications have been taken earlier by you to treat the diseases and do you have any particular symptom surfacing after the medication? Homeopathy - i.e. lyco, als arb sepia lachesis, nat mur (helped a bit), borax - worked well for the bloating but made me very depressed and puffed the face and made it bloated

22. What major diseases are running in your family? rheumatoid arthritis - mum

23. Describe, how do you look like? Describe your overall appearance.
(For Females)
Small - petite features small hands, small feet, attractive

24. If your menstrual cycles are not normal, please describe the irregularities, like pains, moods, flow type, clots etc. No periods since 18 months ago

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

Usual childhood bronchitis, tonsilitis, flu, measles, chicken pox, german measles, shingles

Hope someone can help
  kohler on 2011-01-01
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
kohler last decade
Describe exactly the sensation of bloating.

Describe 'spaced out'.

Describe 'tight'.

What is the experience of 'not being able to let it slip for one moment'.

What happened 2 years ago around the time when it got worse?

Describe more on the situation of having no menses for 18 months.

Describe more about your character, your problems, your struggles in life. Don't restrict yourself to one word answers.

Describe more about this 'fear of feathers'. Give examples and situations.

Please give any reoccurring dreams or dreams that have reoccurring images or situations.

What is the experience of 'having to restrict' yourself?

Describe the exact problem you have with sleeping.

Are you saying that you are in no way different from other people?

David Kempson
Professional Homoeopath
brisbanehomoeopath last decade
Almost like someone has taken a bike pump and blown me up - mostly below tummy button.

Spaced out means like I'm not here, not quite with it - only happens if I've eaten something that doesn't agree with me

Tight - like someone had put me in a clamp and was pulling tight - feels restricted.

I constantly have to watch my diet and what I eat and drink - if I eat too much the bloating becomes really bad - sometimes tummy takes on a hard and shiny look like you had painted it with vanish - hate feeling like this and hate the way it looks

Nothing I can think of happened two years ago - I've always had a bloated stomach but think as the years go on it gets worse - maybe it's due to age - maybe digestion doesn't work as good - I do get heartburn and indigestion if I eat a lot of fat

No periods - gone through menopause - 55 years of age

I'm very much a doer - I don't give up and work hard to get what I want - struggles in life have always been around trying my hardest to keep fit and get rid of this bloating - being successful and happy and healthy. I have a friendly personality get on with everyone I meet but I don't take prisoners - I speak my mind and if people don't like it well you take me as you find me. I can stick up for myself - I do let a lot of things go over my head and bite my tongue but sometimes I do let rip.

Since being a baby had this phobia - can't touch or be near one - no feather duvets etc. cope with birds outside but not keen if they come near me but doesn't affect me going out etc. Never touched one so can't really say any more and have no desire to touch one - had this for 55 years and to be honest I've learnt to live my life around it. Friend and family know they have to move them for me if they are in my space.

No reoccurring dreams.

I have to restrict my diet - would be lovely sometimes to have bread or coffee and cake - but I daren't because as soon as I eat these foods - I bloat - so I do without - I have a very strong willpower I have to add.

Go to bed at 10 pm and sleep for 2 hours then after that wake up every hour or so - usually get up around 5 am but get up and can bounce around after 10 mins - always been like this but think when going through peri meno and meno it got worse.

Not sure about the 'no way different' from other people - think we all share similar problems but we are all individuals.

Hope this helps.
kohler last decade
Yep all very helpful. Just a few more clarifications though.

Even though you may not be able to think of anything, what *was* happening two years ago when it got worse? Where were you living, where were you working, what relationship were you in, who did you live with etc?

Ok no periods is normal post-menopause, therefore this is not a symptom of disease.

Describe more on the struggle with your fitness.

Describe more about 'not taking prisoners'.

Describe what it is like when you 'let rip'.

Imagine what it would be like to touch a feather, and describe the sensation or feeling or thought. With any phobia, just naming it isn't enough, we need to understand how it makes you react, what the specific reaction is.

Describe more about 'very strong willpower'.

What happens when you wake every hour, what is happening to wake you, what happens to keep you awake, what can you do to get back to sleep?

Each answer provides further access points to deeper levels of your case. You are doing well so far.

David Kempson
Professional Homoeopath
brisbanehomoeopath last decade
2 years ago still living in the same house with same partner - we had gone through a difficult patch but we're fine now - all relationships go through this and it was our first 'bad spot'. I was working as a temp so would be in an out of work but I'm happy with that. I've now secured one year fixed term so safe for next 12 months.

I feel I constantly have to work at keeping fit otherwise I gain weight very easily - I don't want that as I'm very aware of the problems being overweight can bring - plus I like to make sure I look good. I'm not tall so any weight gain shows immediately but for me it's a constant struggle - hence when I said earlier that I have to constantly 'keep my eye on the ball'. If I have over indulged etc. I find I don't feel well, get heartburn, indigestion etc. feel lethargic and tired. Don't like feeling like that it's uncomfortable.

Not taking prisoners - I won't let people walk all over me - this relates more to my work life than home - guess I mean if I require something at work to get the job done - I'll hound and push till I get it - I hate it when other people stop me from getting my job done because I'm waiting for their input.

Letting rip - I bottle things for months and say nothing then when I do - it's like the top came off the bottle and it all comes out - stuff that happened months ago and has no relevance to what has just occurred.

Feathers - don't want to touch one! Get shivers down spine and I walk away from it - think I'm so used to avoiding them now that I just react as normal but they make me squirm. Hard to explain how it makes me feel.

If I set out to do something I'll do it - like stopping smoking - I knew I had to - did it cold turkey and stuck to my willpower. If I don't want to do something or I want to do something I'll do my best.

Just wake up - look at the clock then go back off again - but it's broken sleep all the time. Very rarely sleep all the way through the night now. I find I'll go on like this for a while then one day I'll get up be really 'shattered' and that night I'll sleep like a baby - wake up the next day refreshed and the proces starts again. Guess I don't need a lot of sleep. In bed by 10 pm and usually up work mornings about 5 am.

Hope the above helps. Let me know if there's anything else.
kohler last decade
All I want is for this bloating to go away for good - and it just seems impossible - so downhearted at the moment with homeopathy - feel that there has to be something to cure it once and for all!
kohler last decade
I would not judge homoeopathy too harshly at this point. Forum prescribing is rarely as sucessful as that done with a qualified homoeopath in a face-to-face interview (although not without its victories of course).

I am having some problems with my internet connection (something that never affects me in my clinic with my own clients) so I am working on this when I can.
brisbanehomoeopath last decade
Thanks I look forward to receving remedy
kohler last decade
Anyone out there who could help with the questionnaire
kohler last decade
I've filled the questions in yet no one is answering
kohler last decade
Anyone helping
kohler last decade
Dear Brisbanehomoeopath,

How are you doing? I hope and pray that you are OK from floods.

Please help this patient asap.

nawazkhan last decade
Thank you Nawaz
kohler last decade

Could you help sort out a remedy for me please?

No one else seems to be bothering.
kohler last decade
I am have been able to return to my home. Our internet connection has been on and off a bit but it seems more stable today.

I am just doing an analysis now. Will post again shortly.
brisbanehomoeopath last decade
The remedy Nux-vomica seems indicated here. I would procure 30c. Let me know when you have it and I will give you instructions on using it.
brisbanehomoeopath last decade
Thank you - I will be able to get some today.
kohler last decade
Sorry to get your post late this morning where I live.

Let's go with Nux Vomica as suggested!
nawazkhan last decade
I have either 6c nux vom or 30c - how do I proceed.
kohler last decade
Hello There,

I am a 36 year old guy.
I am suffering from same disease.
Can anyone tell me about Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) treatment?
What are the reasons of this Disease?
Do you have any idea about its cure?
Can I use this Lycopodium for its treatment?

declanparkes last decade
Declanparkes could you please create a seperate post for you problem. Someone can discuss it further with you there.

What form do you have the medicine in - drops or pillules?
brisbanehomoeopath last decade
I have nux in Nelsons pillule form.
kohler last decade
Get a small bottle and fill it with water. Place 1 pillule in the bottle and allow it to dissolve. You will make your daily dose from this bottle.

Hit the bottle firmly against the palm of the hand twice. Place one drop into 1/4 cup of water and stir thoroughly. Take 1 teaspoon into the mouth and throw the rest of the cup away.

From the step where you hit the bottle, repeat this process 2 more times. This means you will take one dose each day for a maximum of 3 days, hitting the bottle twice each time.

Stop if your symptoms worsen, or very markedly improve, even if you have not done all 3 doses.
brisbanehomoeopath last decade
Thanks for that - and are we talking about 30c or 6c?
kohler last decade
brisbanehomoeopath last decade

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