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Need Help with Sepia issues

Hi, I am all new to the homeopathy world.

My homeopathic doctor had put me on a dose of Sepia 200 once a week for 5 weeks at the start of Jan for some digestive issues. I noticed however I was quite moody and my first period after the second dose was extremely painful. I thought is was a result of accidentally eating gluten the day before (as I have gluten sensitivity). So I didn't consider the Sepia as the source. But then today I had my second period-did not ingest any gluten and had another extremly painful period (w/ nausea, chills, pelvic pain). Also I had really sore breasts two weeks before, whereas normally it starts a couple days before my cycle. I usually have a little pain when I start my cycle-but this was really intense. My question is- could this be a result of the sepia? My doctor told me it wouldn't cause this reaction-but I wanted to double check. And, if this is the case, how do I stop the effects of it working in my body? I would greatly appreciate anyones help!
  Marry on 2011-02-16
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.

You are proving Sepia and need to stop it immediately.

Please list in all your problems in detail so that the practitioners can help you come over your problems by choosing the right homeopathic remedy.

It is important to describe all your problems in as much detail as you are able. One word answers and short sentences are not particularly helpful. For meaningful Homeopathic prescription, we need to understand all the problems, physical as well as mental in as much detail as possible.

Discuss each problem one at a time, providing (as a minimum level of detail) the following information.

1. What exactly happens?
2. Describe all sensations and pains. Each pain or sensation should be described in such a way that allows us to imagine having the same pain.
3. What causes the problem to get worse after it has started occurring?
4. What creates some relief for the problem?
5. What triggers the problem into occuring?
6. What time of the day or night does the problem occur?
7. When did the problem start? What was happening in your life at that time? Did some specific event or treatment take place just before the problem started?

Move from one problem to the next, doing the same thing.

As well as this, please describe any traumatic indicidents that have taken place in your life. Discuss anything that has had a lasting impact on you mentally, emotionally or physically.

Discuss the way that you manage or deal with your problems, or any problems that occur in your life.

Discuss any patterns you have noticed in your behavior.

Discuss any part of your life where you feel stuck or unable to change and grow.

Describe your childhood and the kind of environment you grew up in, with reference to your relationships with your family, your school experiences, and any serious childhood diseases.

If your earlier discussions have not mentioned these already, please describe:

1. The specific foods that you crave (not just like) or hate
2. The specific drinks that you crave or hate
3. What your sleep is like
4. How the weather and the temperature affects you
5. What kinds of things in the environment you are particularly sensitive to
6. What your general level of energy is like
7. What your level of sexual energy or desire is like ?

Niel Madhavan last decade
Hi Niel, thank you for your response. I think I covered most of the questions on here.

I am a 27 year old female-married, no kids.
The reason for initially trying homeopathy was to stop hair loss. I realized I had a gluten sensitivity in the summer 2010. I had always had IBS issues, brain fog and fatigue after meals but never made the connection to gluten until I got dermatitis on both elbows and on my face this summer. After going off of gluten and dairy that my symptoms went away-yet I was still having issues with hair thinning at the crown of my head. Also, I had my appendix removed in the fall of 2009-not sure if that aggravated the hair falling out. But I also had hair loss in high school. However, (I am seeing two different naturopathic doctors) since one of my doctors just put me on isotonic vitamin two weeks ago-I have noticed a difference in my hair-it has stopped falling out. The doctor put me on an isotonic vitamin because I was having malabosoption issues (as a result of gluten allergies). He also found that my thyroid hormone was slightly low and put me on some herbal supplements. Also, I have always had poor circulation in hands and feet-very cold, fingers turn blue.
I deal with my problems through prayer, talking with a friend, or exercise to relieve any stress. I am not however a very stressful person-people usually refer to me as calm, peaceful. My faith is the reason for this and I place a great value on it. I am very introspective and enjoy small groups of people rather than large social gatherings. I also enjoy having time on my own to think, pray, chill out. I am currently getting a masters degree In professional counseling as I have a deep desire to help others be the best they can be.
When I was 5 years old I was hospitalized for ITP (extremely low platelet level count) I almost died and that left a lasting impression on me-like to have a controlled environment around me. I grew up with both parents and a two older brothers. I did have low self-esteem as a child but not an issue anymore. My brothers were mean to me and during middle school got picked on for physical appearance issues which made me shy when I was at school. I did relatively well at school work, but had to work really hard at it because it did not come easy. This would frustrate me a lot, because for most of my friends, they picked it up quickly. Despite struggle with schoolwork and self esteem I became a Christian and my attitude about myself and others drastically changed over time for the better. Many have said that I have come out of my shell during this time. I tend to be my own leader and have been referred to as this on many occasions. I do not like confrontation however, and tend to shy away from it to keep the peace.
1.I have a very healthy diet. I eat leafy greens and raw veggies at lunch and a healthy balance of protein fats and carbs at each meal. I do have cravings for salt and sweet things a couple days before my period such as chocolate or corn chips-but avoid eating them. I also crave icecream and creamy things but haven’t had any since the summer because it bothers me. I do not like red meat, raw sushi or greasy fast food. I stay away from refined sugars-for the most part both because I know it’s not good for you and because I can be sensitive to it (sometimes can cause itchy skin or sinus congestion). I have cut out almost all refined sugars for last 6 months and feel much better. I also drink a lot of herbal teas and really like chai.
2.I get about 7-8 hours of sleep a night and usually sleep pretty well. If I get less then 7 I usually feel it. I tend. I would say my level of energy is pretty average
3.I feel great after an intense exercise, and am at my best in the summer when its warm and sunny. Winters are tough because I don’t like the cold and get more tired when I don’t get as much sun-not very motivated.
4.I am sensitive to cigarette smoke, perfumes and exhaust from cars. It sometimes gives me a headache and irritates my nose a lot.
5. I would say my energy is relatively normal (since being gluten free that is). The morning I usually have the least energy and I tend to have more energy at night.
6. My sexual energy is below normal for the most part. It usually spikes two weeks after my cycle for a couple days-but returns to low.

Also-forgot to add that before I took Sepia-the doctor had me try Lycopodium 200c once a week for four weeks. This was not for me-had anxiety and nightmares especially at night.
Marry last decade
In order to antidote the ill effects of sepia, I would recommend taking black coffee for a couple of days. It will do the job of antidoting sepia. However, if u want to do it homeopathicaly, then you can take Acon 30 (one dose).
mani_jee last decade
Thank you for your response. Because I am sensitive to caffeine- do you think if I took something milder like greent tea-that, that would work? Or should I just take Acon 30?
Marry last decade
ok, u may take acon 30 (one dose only).

I don't know, why ur doctor prescribed you Sepia and in too much frequent doses. Sepia needs to be taken in single dose and should wait for its response and should not be repeated too frequently.
[message edited by mani_jee on Wed, 16 Feb 2011 14:11:35 CST]
mani_jee last decade
Ok, thank you! I am not sure why my doc. did either. I don't really know much about this stuff-but I have been reading posts on this forum, and I thought it sounded like a strong dose for a long period of time. I was suprised that she said the Sepia wouldn't cause such painful cramps. I am glad for this site! Don't want to ever go through that pain again.
Marry last decade
Sorry, but I have one more question. Once I antidote the Sepia, does that mean I will my regular cycle will return to normal next time around. Or has it done permanent damage because of the the high dose and frequency that I took it at?
Marry last decade
It won't have done permanent damage - if you took 5 doses one week apart, while too much I agree, it was not a dangerous dosage level.

If Sepia was curative, antidoting will not remove any improvement. If Sepia was not curative, and you just had side effects, antidoting will simply put you back to where you were before.

I do not understand why some homoeopaths claim remedies cannot cause symptoms that are clearly listed in our literature for those symptoms. Isn't honesty with your patients important to them? I just don't get that attitude at all. A patient would never trust me if I said those kinds of things.
brisbanehomoeopath last decade
Brisbane, Thank you for your reply and your honesty. I am grateful to get some real answers on here. And I am actually relieved that my menstrual issues may very well be a result of the sepia-and not just a new problem in my body. Time will tell...but I am hoping that's all it was. I see my doctor next week...I am definitly going to get a second opinion before taking anything else. Thank you!
Marry last decade
Seeing a doctor is a good choice, but you need to make sure that the case don't get too much complicated.

I have seen cases, where remedies have created their symptoms and some doctors try to cure the ill effect of a remedy through case taking and by other means, and making the case more complex. The best idea would be to antidote the remedy which has created symptoms.
mani_jee last decade

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