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Ganglion cyst and ligament issues

Hi,
I have had a ganglion cyst now for 4 years in my right wrist (dorsal ganglion cyst). A hand specialist noted that it clicks whenever I move it and said that I also have a ligament problem, in which case I will need an operation; only my wrist will never be the same again. I am a classical pianist and this is definitely not an option for me.

I've previously taken Ruta Graveolens 30c which got rid of it, but it's come back again and the Ruta Grav 30c will not get rid of it anymore. I've seen a homeopath and she's given me Silicea 30c (for 2 weeks) which gave me terrible migraines, blocked my nasal passages with dried mucus which caused my nostrils to bleed and scab, emotional indifference and overreaction, as well as severe pain in the affected wrist towards the end of the 2 weeks. She then gave me Ruta Grav 6c for 2 weeks which has done nothing. Previously, the Ruta grav 30c actually got rid of the pain I felt in my wrist which is about 3/10 on a normal day, but can get up to 10/10 when I carry something heavy like shopping bags. The Ruta grav 6c did nothing to help with the pain. I've also taken Sulphur 30c previously but within 3 days of taking it, my wrist again felt severe pain.

I feel like I'm getting nowhere with my current homeopath and am desperately seeking advice! Please help!
 
  pheazoid on 2011-03-07
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Hi Pheazoid,

The following additional information is required to help you. Therefore, please do the best you can in providing a detailed and accurate data.

1. ID
2. Age
3. Sex
4. Single/Married
5. weight
6. Height Â….
7. country
8. climate
9. List of your complaints

10. Since how long are you suffering from each complaint

11. Diabetic or non-Diabetic
12. Desire sweets/sour/salt
13. Thirst
14. Tongue and Taste
15. Current BP (without medicine and with medicine)

16. What exactly is happening?

17. How do you feel?
18. How does this affect you?

19. How does it feel like?
20. What comes to your mind?
21. One situation that had a
big effect on you?

22. How did that feel like?
23. What sensation do you experience in that situation?

24. What are you showing by that gesture of your hand (Habits or Actions)?

25. Current and previous remedies/medicines you are taking or took in the past?

26. Family Background
27. Educational Qualifications of the patient

28. Nature of work, what do you do for living?

29. Desires, likes and dislikes for food

30. Name of foods which increase your problem

31. Mind-behavior, anger, irritability, hurry, impatientÂ…and so on.. How are you different from other persons, public speaking or not , you can describe all of the details about your behavior, love and affections.

32. Aggravation (increases-time, season,)& Amelioration (Decreases)

33. Attached here your photographs of the affected area. (if required/optional)

34. Location of the disease
35. Side of the problem (Right or Left), (Upper or Lower part of body)

36. Color of the secretions/discharges e.g urine, stool, sputum, Saliva etc.

Regards
Nawaz
 
nawazkhan 9 years ago
Hi Nawaz,

I am a 24 year old female. I have a long-term partner but am not married.

75kg and 178cm tall. I am from Australia but have a mixed European background.

The climate to which I am accustomed is not extreme, but usually very pleasant in heat or in cold. I live close to traffic and work in a city so am usually exposed to exhaust fumes and pollution on a regular basis. I prefer the cold.

As previously mentioned, I have a dorsal ganglion cyst in my right wrist. It has been an on-going problem for four years. It was brought about due to an injury that occurred from my lifting a very heavy box, placing most of the weight on my right hand. My wrist is often very sore, and because I practice piano every day for a two hour minimum, my wrist feels a great deal of pain. The pain is an aching pain and is usually felt when I move the wrist down. The cyst is visible when I bend my wrist (it is currently small) but has previously grown larger and has been visible to the naked eye, looking like a small crater. Scans have shown that there is excess liquid in the ligament area, the conclusion of which is a ganglion cyst. However, further tests revealed that I might have a damaged ligament and further corrective surgery would be required, which I do not wish to undergo. The cyst comes and goes, but it used to only go down in size about 97%, it never fully went away. It has come back and for about 7 months I have been unable to get rid of it.

I am not diabetic. I desire salty foods, and often crave chilli or oily foods. I enjoy having a glass of red wine once per week but don't enjoy too much alcohol. I am often always thirsty and drink about 2 litres or more per day. My tongue and taste is fine, there has never been anything wrong with them. My blood pressure is normal and I only take the contraceptive pill.

The cyst in my right wrist limits my ability to play piano for extended periods of time, as well as limiting the movement of my wrist. It frustrates me immensely because it affects my livelihood! As mentioned, the pain is more of an ache or a constant dull pain. usually between a 2-4 out of 10 in intensity, with bad days from lifting of bags, etc, being a 10/10 (very painful). When the pain is severe, it feels almost unbearable to move my wrist and I cannot play piano for 1-2 weeks.

I'm not sure what you mean by what I am showing by the gesture of my hand, etc. I have noticed that my hands are almost always cold; when they're not cold, they're sweaty, clammy and slightly cold. They go cold when I'm nervous, hot when I'm angry, cold when I'm upset.

I have previously taken:

Ruta graveolens 30c - this worked best for a time but the effect has since worn off. When I had taken it again to get rid of the cyst, it did not reduce the cyst or get rid of it, it only helped with the pain.

Ruta graveolens 6x: reduced the size very slowly but ultimately did not work

Ruta graveolens 6c: did not reduce the size of the cyst and did not relieve pain

Sulphur 30c: was taken for 3 days after which I felt severe pain in my wrist and stopped taking it

Silicea 30c: did nothing to assist with the wrist but gave me horrible migraines, nostrils filled with hard, dry mucus that would be difficult to remove and would cause my nose to bleed. Normally, I would clean my nostrils 1-2 times a day, but after taking this remedy I have had to clean my nostrils 5-6 times per day. I am not taking this remedy currently and still must clean my nostrils 4-5 times a day.

Arnica 30c: I take this regularly (2 pilleals under the tongue every night) because I've always had sleeping problems.

Gelsemium 1M: I have taken this remedy for performance anxiety and it works very well. I've taken it on an 'as needed' basis.

Ignatium 1M: I took this remedy to help me with emotional turmoil; however, I feel that it did nothing for me after one dose.

I have been taking the contraceptive pill since I was 17 and have not had any side effects whatsoever. I have never taken any other medication unless I have been ill (antibiotics) and have never experienced extreme ill health. I have had glandular fever previously which was brought on by extreme stress; I took a homeopathic remedy for this (I cannot recall which one as I was 18 at the time) and it went away within 3 days.

My family predicament is complicated. Parents divorced when I was 4 and a half. I was abused for 6 years as a child whilst living with my father and stepmother. My mother then gained custody and I've lived with her ever since. I underwent much emotional and mental turmoil as a teenager due to my troubled childhood, but I was never a troublemaking teenager because I internalised much of the feelings that I had. I currently reside with my brother and mother, and we all have turbulent relationships with each other. I recently cut contact with my father because I felt that he was inhibiting my personal growth as he is actually quite a horrible person.

I have an undergraduate degree and am currently doing postgrad. Areas of interest are English literature and music. I am a very creative person.

My work is mostly emailing in customer service, so I usually sit and stare at a screen between 8-10 hours; I plan on becoming a teacher. I used to work full time in my current customer service position but since I am a student now, I reduced my working hours to 20 or 30 a week. I can't stand bright lights (my office is very brightly lit) and I keep all of my computer screens and phone screens at the lowest possible resolution. If I stare at bright screens for a few mintutes, an awful headache usually comes about. I also get headaches during menstruation. Due to sitting at a computer and playing piano for extended periods of time, I visit a chiropractor every 1-3 months. I've always had neck problems, even as a child - stiff neck with a burning sensation around my neck and shoulders. It usually happens when I'm stressed or when I'm sitting for extended periods.

I don't like seafood (only if it is battered). I don't like cauliflower, brussell sprouts or mushrooms. I love fruit, chilli, pasta, pizza, and Asian food. There are no foods that contribute to the pain in my wrist and I have never had any allergic reactions to food, nor have I ever had any allergies in my life.

My mind is very active (I am a gemini, apparently this is quite common). I usually overanalyse everything and am quite prone to anxiety or nervous emotional tension. I am very sensitive to other people's energy and often need to clear my energy in order to fall asleep at night. I take Arnica 30c because I always find it difficult to fall asleep. Sometimes it would take me 1-2 hours to fall asleep, during which I was tossing and turning, trying to get comfortable. I hate lying on my left side, and prefer my back. Right side is okay only occasionally. Always sleep with my feet uncovered because they get very hot. My dreams have always had themes of murder, blood, massacres, knives, guns, apocolypses, ghosts, spirits, or running/hiding from huge things. Dreams are always very epic in scope, i.e, they go on all night and only stop when I wake up. I usually remember a lot of my dreams. I used to feel very exhausted upon waking as though I'd never slept at all, never felt refreshed. After taking Arnica, I sleep normally and wake feeling refreshed. I always have out-of-body experiences.

I am always in a hurry and am impatient generally. I get nervous when speaking or performing in front of a group of people. I find that any injustice (experienced by myself or those close to me) greatly affects me and I try to do all that I can to make the situation better. I hate it when people take things of mine (at work) without asking or invade my personal space. I hate being told what to do when I already know what to do and how to do it. I am a fast learner. My room is usually messy when I feel stressed or anxious, I just don't care about cleaning anything; but it is all organised mess in that I still know where everything is. My desk at work, however, is always very clean and organised and I cannot work with mess around me. I adore nature and animals, and gardening or cleaning usually calms my nervous tension or anxiety. I find that I am judgemental but I wish to stop this. I am very harsh on myself and strive for perfection.

The aggravation of my wrist is more so in cold weather- my wrist normally feels more stiff if it is really cold; although I have not noticed if warm weather makes it feel better.

I favour my left side and feel that my right side, especially upper body, is problematic. The cyst is in my right wrist on the upper part near the ligament.

My secretions and discharges are of normal colour, except mucus in my nostril which used to be clear but is now always a dull green colour ever since I took the Silicea in December 2010.
 
pheazoid 9 years ago
Hi,

Thanks a bundle for the detailed info.

Is it possible to upload a picture of the cyst?

Please don't take high potency remedies.

Many prayers for your good health.

Regards
Nawaz
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nawazkhan 9 years ago
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pheazoid 9 years ago
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pheazoid 9 years ago
Hi,

Thanks for the pic's that really helped.

Please take a daily dose of Phosphorus 200C, 2 drops in 2 sips of mineral water, for 3 days.

No other remedies please during this treatment.

Report progress in 3 days.

A bundle of prayers for your good health.

Regards
Nawaz
 
nawazkhan 9 years ago
Thank you for your help. I will cease Arnica 30c at night and report back after 3 days of using Phos 200c. Cheers!
 
pheazoid 9 years ago
Good Luck to you!
 
nawazkhan 9 years ago
Hi Nawaz,

I have taken my third dose of phosphorus 200c and may see further side effects tomorrow (I've been taking the dose at night).

The pain in my wrist went away after the first few hours of having taken the remedy. However, the cyst has not changed at all in size and is still pretty firm.

I haven't taken any Arnica 30c for my sleep. The first morning after having taken the phosphorus the previous night, I woke feeling refreshed but my energy dissipated very quickly later in the day. I started feeling quite queasy in the afternoon yesterday and wanted to throw up (I can't ever actually throw up unless I'm mindless or not in control of what I am doing; my willpower won't allow me to do it). It was strange: my eyes felt like there was something pushing on them and all I wanted to do was close my eyes; but when I closed them, I found it difficult to keep them closed because they felt a little restless and jittery. I had 'tired eyes' very quickly. I also had a physical feeling in my head that I can only describe as...it felt like my brain was sticking to the side of my skull. It wasn't a headache, but it was a very unpleasant feeling. It lasted from the afternoon to the evening yesterday. It took a while to fall asleep last night. My partner called my phone at 1am, startling me out of my deep sleep. I couldn't get back to sleep until around 3am. That has never happened to me before, even with my previous sleeping problems, I've always been able to fall back asleep. It was though I was in a state of panic that I could not fall back asleep.

My energy levels today after taking the second dose last night have been very low. I normally take vitamins (namely multi-vitamins) and drink 1-2 cups of tea a day (all of which I have stopped as per your instructions). I had the same heaviness in the eyes today as I did yesterday, but it wasn't as bad. My wrist is not completely pain free today. The clicking in the wrist is still there and the cyst has still not changed in size or firmness. But, I have been practicing piano with ease for the first time in a very long time. I thank you very much for that! I am left wondering if the pain-free state I felt in my wrist yesterday was due to not practicing any piano. I had only resumed practicing piano today for about 1.5 hours.

May I kindly ask you one thing? Previously I have taken any wet remedy usually 3-5 drops under the tongue. I am curious as to why you wanted me to put the drops into water? I have followed your instructions though, I am merely curious :-)

I await your further instructions. I am anxious to get back onto the Arnica and vitamins, but also for some more progress on the wrist! :-)

Cheers,

Tara
 
pheazoid 9 years ago
Hi Tara,

Thanks for a detailed report.

Please stop all remedies and vitamins immediately. Give it a couple of days. Your internal systems have been impacted by vitamins and Arnica, therefore, let them settle down.

The remedy in water was suggested to reduce aggravation.

Again, please don't take anything right now.

Please post your symptoms in few days. We will go from there.

You must be patient, brave and consistent. Eat good enjoyable meals and play a soft piano.

A bundle of prayers for your good health.

Regards
Nawaz
 
nawazkhan 9 years ago
Hi Nawaz,

Thanks for the response.

I will not take anything at all as suggested and will report back to you on Monday.

Haha! Those are the very qualities that I lack, but I will try my very best.

Cheers,

Tara.
 
pheazoid 9 years ago
Hi Nawaz,

I have not taken any vitamins since 7th of March. I also stopped Phos as requested.

Generally, I feel well. Only a little fatigued. Sleeping all through the night and waking a little refreshed. It takes me a long time to fall asleep unless I have ear plugs because I'm still very sensitive to noise and get very frustrated at the tiniest disturbance before I fall asleep. I fell asleep very easily on Friday night when I stayed at my partner's house (I sleep very quickly if I a person is next to me). I find that I am relaxing during the day a lot more than I used to.

The ganglion cyst appears to have SLIGHTLY decreased, but nothing too noticeable that is very significant. It only looks just a LITTLE bit flatter. There is still no pain in the wrist which is very good. I have been practicing piano as per usual but have been taking care of the wrist movements. Also have not been lifting anything heavy with the right hand.

I await your further instructions.

Regards,

Tara
 
pheazoid 9 years ago
Dear Tara,

So, the things are calming down with some improvements!

It appears that you are very sensitive, therefore, please don't depend too much on medicines. Let your natural systems work on their own. What we are trying to do is to activate your vital force.

Please take Phosphorus 200C, 2 drops in a 1/4 glass of mineral water. Stir it very nicely with a spoon, then, take one spoonful out of the glass, throw the rest in sink. Please take only one dose every 3rd day.

Report progress in 3 days.

Please do not take any other remedy.

A bundle of prayers for you.

Regards
Nawaz
 
nawazkhan 9 years ago
Hi Nawaz,

Sorry for the late reply. I have taken 3 doses of Phos in total, spaced 3 days apart each time as requested. The cyst has become flatter but not by much. I lifted some shopping today by mistake and my wrist actually feels pretty sore. This time, it doesn't really hurt to bend my hand forward but it hurts to bend it back. It did not feel sore prior to lifting the shopping, but then again, my wrist never previously became immediately sore after lifting anything. I'm uncertain at this stage if it means that my wrist is having some sort of a reaction to the Phos? I recall that I felt strong pain in my wrist when I took Sulphur 30c last year after 3 days. The pain in the wrist at the moment is 6 out of 10, but last year after taking Sulphur the pain was 10 out of 10. Other than this, I've had no side effects and my mood is pretty good overall.

Awaiting your further instructions :-)

Kind regards,

Tara
 
pheazoid 9 years ago
Hi,

Please take Phosphorus 200C, 4 drops in a 1/4 small bottle of mineral water. Shake the bottle by hitting 11 times on your left palm, then, drink the whole thing.

'I'm uncertain at this stage if it means that my wrist is having some sort of a reaction to the Phos?'

Yes, the phos is working.

Please go ahead and order Phos 1M.

I hope and pray that you are not taking any other remedy.

Many prayers for your good health.

Regards
Nawaz
 
nawazkhan 9 years ago
Hi Nawaz,

I am able to pick up some Phos 1M today at lunch.

I am definitely not taking any other remedy, and ceased all vitamins when requested earlier this month :-)

Would you like me to take the Phos 200C as described every day? Or still every third day? The last dose that I took was yesterday.

I await your reply.

Kind regards,

Tara
 
pheazoid 9 years ago
Hi Tara,

I would like you to take Phosphorus 200C, 4 drops in a 1/4 small bottle of mineral water. Shake the bottle by hitting 11 times on your left palm, then, drink the whole thing.
ONLY one dose please.

I would like to see your response in 2 days.

You may pick up Phos 1m, but, don't take it yet.

With more prayers for you.

Regards
Nawaz
 
nawazkhan 9 years ago
Hi Nawaz,

Hope you are well!

I took the dose of Phos as requested 2 days ago. The cyst is pretty much the same size (but it has gone down a little since we first started conversing). It appears flatter than it was initially. I have about 5 out of 10 pain in the wrist at the moment. It is clicking more than usual. No other changes to report.

I haven't picked up the Phos 1M but am able to finally do so on my lunch break at work today.

I await your response :-)

Tara
 
pheazoid 9 years ago
Hi,

Thanks for the post.

Please pick up Phos 1M asap.

Let's wait for 3 days to see the improvements.

A bundle of prayers for you.

Regards
Nawaz
 
nawazkhan 9 years ago
Hi Nawaz,

Sorry about the delay in my response to you. I have been sick with a head cold since Thursday last week. It suddenly came upon me. It's strange because I never had a cough or throat irritation; only nasal congestion, high temperature and feeling very weak and exhausted all the time.

My wrist is not in any pain at the moment. The cyst has not decreased further in size.

I await your further instructions.

Tara
 
pheazoid 9 years ago
Hi,

So, do you have Phos 1M with you now?

What did you take for cold etc.?

Regards
Nawaz
 
nawazkhan 9 years ago
Hi Nawaz,

I unfortunately do not have Phos 1M and cannot obtain it until Thursday this week.

I have taken general cold and flu tablets as well as panadol to bring down my temperature. Have been drinking jasmine tea with honey. Had only one vitamin tablet. Usually Gelsemium will get rid of the cold straight away; I tried this but it did not do anything at all. I can only assume that this is because of the Phos in my system. Other than that, I have been resting and drinking plenty of water.

Regards,
Tara
 
pheazoid 9 years ago
Hi Nawaz,

So what would you like me to do now?

Tara
 
pheazoid 9 years ago
In the meantime, please take a dose of Phosphorus 200C, 2 drops in 1/4 small bottle of mineral water, shake the bottle by hitting 11 times on your left palm.

How long have you been taking Arnica 30C and how many doses per day?
 
nawazkhan 9 years ago
Hi Nawaz,

I will do that.

I stopped taking Arnica 30C when you requested; however, prior to your request, I had taken Arnica 30C for approximately 3 weeks in total. It was in pilleal form, one pill under the tongue at night before going to bed.
 
pheazoid 9 years ago

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