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Reoccurring Vomiting in Father - please help

I am posting on behalf of my Father:
Age – 75
Sex – Male
12 stone
5 foot 9
Cold in the winter, warm July and August

Loss of hearing on left ear
Sudden vomiting which start with a feeling of being hot in his head, then feeling like he is going to be sick, then (when he stands) dizzy and then he is sick until his stomach is empty.
Feels very weak and will continue to vomit with nothing in his stomach bringing up bile.
Usually has to go the bed to recover.
Will not take anything when feels the sickness coming on
Does not happen at any particular time of the day or night
Does not seem to be related to eating any particular type of food
Does not eat spicy food, or have takeaways of any description

Started with vomiting and dizziness about 15 months ago. Approximately same time as doctor changed high blood pressure tablets, 5mg a day (calcium channel blocker I believe, will have to find out the type).
Approx 9 months ago started with hearing loss in left ear – hearing is now greatly reduced.
Dizziness is only with the vomiting

Like sweets (but doesn’t get much!)
Normal thirst
Tongue not coated, normal taste
Not taking any medication for about 3 weeks BP 148/85 (taken 23/01/11)

Is now starting to feel quite angry about the vomiting. Over the last 3 weeks he has been sick 4 times, with the following pattern, episode 1, 4 days in-between, episode 2 4 days in-between, episode 3, 4 days in-between, episode 4, 2 days in-between.

Normally a fit and robust person, strong for 75 years of age.
Does worry about his health and will take supplements, tablets if told to do so
Very spiritual person (a practising medium)
Calm in nature and easy-going
Very practical
Born in Ireland (came to England at about 23)
Live with wife and has family support (me!)
Is a speaker at Spiritualist Churches.
Not one to go over-board about anything, if the Queen came to the door it wouldn’t faze him!
Was sent away to school when he was about 7, only ever saw his Auntie about twice a year, never saw his father, sisters or brothers until he was about 17. His mum died when was 5 or 6.
Someone who can be relied upon but does not demonstrate his feelings; but will give you a hug and kiss back.
Often has cold feet, in last few days hands have been cold and have a couple of spots if blood in his hands (very weird)

I thought it was the blood pressure tablets causing his problems and all his symptoms are side-effects. He has been on medication for about 17 years since he hurt his back at work. The job he was doing he found very stressful as he didn’t know where he was going to told to deliver from one day to the next and he is a person who likes to know where he is going and plan.

We are hoping he can stay off the tablets – is it possible he is going through some healing crisis and his body is adjusting to not being on medication?

Anything else please let me know.

I was thinking of Arsenicum album
  DisneyTheresa on 2011-01-23
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.

Please speak more about his temperament and behavior.

Can you elaborate more on 'Someone who can be relied upon but does not demonstrate his feelings' ?

What about his likes and dislikes ? What about his fears ? How does he express his anger ?

Dizziness happens only while standing ? Does it happen when he has been standing or after rising from sitting or lying ?

Anything else which has changed about him since these vomiting episodes started ?
sameervermani last decade
Give a dose of Phosphorus 30, then after 1 hour give a dose of Lycopodium 30. Repeat this either once or twice a day for a few days and write back.

This should add strength and reduce the vomitting.
Continue with all other allopathic medicine as usual.

Reva V
Reva V last decade
The above prescription is not based on homeopathic principles and runs the risk of serious aggravations.
sameervermani last decade
Sure Sameer. It your view.

Reva V
Reva V last decade
It's not just my view, it's also the view of every homeopath of any real substance.
sameervermani last decade
Thanks for the replies:

*Further Information*
If he says he will do something for you, then he will. Always puts his family first, very caring and supportive. Will help people who need it, next-door neighbours. He doesn’t say “I love you” or really instigate hugs; but he will if you need it! My daughter (15) is very close to him, still cuddles up to him and talks to him. He is very calm, doesn’t get angry – has a very even temperament. If he wants something (for the car or a new phone etc) he wants it NOW, he doesn’t want to wait for it (but he will). He likes routine and knowing what he is doing, doesn’t really like surprises, won’t watch needless violence on TV, doesn’t like swearing (mild is ok, like bloody!). If something doesn’t work he loves to find out why and doesn’t like to be beaten, VERY practical person, fixes lots of things, changes oil, plugs etc on his car, can do electrics and some plumbing.

I really don’t think he has any fears – can deal with most things.

Dizziness, this ONLY happens with the vomiting. He starts to feel hot, feels sick, then feels dizzy; then when he stands up because he is going to be sick the dizziness gets work. It is an UNBALANCED DIZZINESS rather than going round and round.

I can’t think of any other changes.

Many thanks
DisneyTheresa last decade
Is there anything else which is different about him when compared to most people ?

Also, if there was anything you could change about him, what would that be ?

Any particular food cravings or aversions ?
sameervermani last decade
*Anything Different Compared to Most People*
Very difficult. He looks younger than his 75 years and looks healthy and strong (obviously not when he is ill). Went bald at a young age (late 20s) has hair round the sides but bald on top. Is a working medium as I have already said. This is something you wouldn’t really expect him to do as he wouldn’t speak in front of other people in other circumstances (party etc). Doesn’t need friends, or generally bother with people outside the family (will help people if they need it). Private person, doesn’t tell his business, doesn’t talk about any health issues will say “I’m ok”. Is always early, sometimes too early!

*Also, if there was anything you could change about him, what would that be?*

*Any particular food cravings or aversions?*
No cravings. Things he doesn’t like the same as most of us.
DisneyTheresa last decade
What foods he doesn't like ?
sameervermani last decade
I know you are trying to help but this is getting a bit lond winded!

I think I said he likes sweet food, chocolate, toffee, jam sandwich (but he doesn't eat a lot of these foods and mum resticts him!). He also likes meat, potatoes, veg and gravy. He doesn't like spicy food and doesn't like too eat food that is too hot in temperature.

DisneyTheresa last decade
I can understand your irritation. But I still don't have enough information to prescribe here.

My best bet based on the information given would be Phosphorus. You can give him 3 doses of 30c potency just for 1 day only.

Then wait for 5-6 days, and report back on how he feels.
sameervermani last decade

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