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Biting my lip

I have been biting the inside of my lip for a couple of years now. It's the inside lower right lip. I tell myself to sto and then I find myself ripping off pieces of the skin. It bleeds. Now there seems to be some kind of metallic taste in my mouth after the biting. I can hardly eat my mouth becomes so sore. I am 56, hard working teacher, thin, eat very well. I have worries as two daughters are in college. Can someone please help me find a remedy to stop this habit? Thank you. JEJD
  Joaniekins on 2011-03-13
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mani_jee last decade
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nawazkhan last decade
Sorry Mani_Jee,

Our posts got crossed. Please take this case.

May Allah SWT bless you?

nawazkhan last decade

I am more than happy to see your post.

God bless you for the great work you are doing. I am a great fan of you.

mani_jee last decade
thank you for your reply. I hope this is the correct way to reply. With Gratitude:

small bones
115 lbs
yes- i was prescribed Aurum Met. 200C for depression which also helped me with vertigo. I use combination remedies (calming) to help me sleep.

Main suffering - biting my lip. Trouble sleeping, nervous

Some arthritis in my thumbs.

When I am at my worst, I am nervous and have anxiety. Then I get vertigo. I have heart palpitations and I and scared.

I have been nervous and biting my lip since I was a young girl.

I start biting my lip after noon until I go to bed.

I bite my lip w/o thinking about it, it just starts and then I rip it to shreds with my teeth.

I don't think it's related to external influences.

I feel better when I stop biting - it makes my jaw and my neck hurt. from twisting my mouth.

I am nervous, quiet, introspective sometimes angry. Scared.

I love thunderstorms
very sensitive to smell and noise
I have friends and family, but I feel I'm not really connected.

I fear the end of the world.

I do not like my husband any more. He's a nice guy but I'm not in love (married 25 years)

I love salty food, i avoid bread.

I have normal thirst.

Hunger is normal

Don't like bread or dairy.

I sweat at night, on my face and stomach.

Bowel movements must be assisted by herbs to make it flow.

I sleep terribly. Have for 20 years.

I take Ambien to sleep - but hate doing it.

No diseases are prevelant in my family. Pretty healthy. Some ailments (breast, ovarian, skin)

Thank you so much.!
Joaniekins last decade
Please take a single dose of Sepia 200 and report back after 1 week.

One dose means:
If the medicine is in pills/pellets form 4 pills. Don't touch pills with hand. Use cap of bottle to take pills. The medicine dissolve by itself, so you don't have to take water (as normally the case in allopathic medicine).
If the medicine is in liquid dilution form, 3-4 drops in some 2 sips of water. Sip up slowly.

Please follow homeo restrictions like no coffee, no raw onion/garlic, no strong perfumes, don't eat or drink anything within 30 minutes before or after taking medicine.

You mentioned that you don't love your husband, please mention what about your children.

mani_jee last decade
Thank you for your response. I am grateful, i will order the sepia today. Children?? Quite honestly, I'm tired of bein a mother. I know it sounds ridiculous, but it's just so much work.
Joaniekins last decade
Ok thanks and keep me updated.

Best regards,
mani_jee last decade
I just wanted you to know I am still waiting to receive the Sepia.
Joaniekins last decade
OK, also please stop the combination remedies (if not already stopped).

Keep me updated.

mani_jee last decade
Mani Jee, took one dose of Sepia 200C moments ago. Will contact you within the week.

Thank you.
Joaniekins last decade
Please keep me updated every 2 days.

Please also procure Nux Vomica 30 and Nux Vomica 200. These would be required afterwards.

mani_jee last decade
Mani Jee - it has been 48 hours since I took the sepia. I can say that i feel more mentally 'awake' especially in the morning. I feel lighter ans happier. I feel better rested. I am still biting my lip.... And I had occasions of heart palpitations last night and today. I generally feel very good. It appears I am catching a cold with very runny nose. I don't know if the sepia brought that on???
I guess thats all. Thank you again.
Joaniekins last decade
Good day:

I am happy to see your post. Sepia is doing the job nicely.

Regarding catching the cold with runny nose, Sepia is not causing it. At this point, I would recommend you to take some herbal tea if the cold symptoms are not bearable otherwise don't take anything for the colds, it will subside within the 2-3 days by itself.

If you need further assistance, do write me.

mani_jee last decade
Hi. Today I woke up very droopy and even had hot flashes during the morning. This is very unusual. I usually only sweat at night. Just thought you would want to know. Also, you mentioned I should procure nux vomica 30 and 200. When should I take it??

With gratitude
Joaniekins last decade
P.S. I am biting my lip like crazy today.. Will the sepia or nux help me with that?
Joaniekins last decade
Nux should not be taken at the moment.

The change of symptoms means the medicine is working, so at this time, no other medicine is required.

Update me after 4 days.

mani_jee last decade
I am reporting as requested after 4 days. I personally don't notice any particular change. I am still biting my lip, still not sleeping well, still having sweats at night. The only physical change is I notice I am having more bowel movements a day. I don't know if this is connected to taking the sepia 200C.

Thank you.
Joaniekins last decade
Dear Joaniekins:

Sepia is working fine on the physical symptoms. The bowels movements is related to Sepia.

Its been 10 days since you took Sepia. Please take a SINGLE dose of Nux V 30 tonight and report back in 3 days.

I believe that you are not taking Aurum Met. 200C any longer. If not already stopped, please STOP taking Aurum Met.

mani_jee last decade
The remedie you need is 'Ignatia Amara.'

To bite the inside of the lips or cheek, is very typical of this remedy.
If you also have a habit of sighing, there's no doubt this is the right medicine for you.

Based on what I read, it is probably another medicine that comes after this. But try Ignatia first and see how it works.
Please stop with these other remedies you have taken, not suitable for you.

Sincerely;Parakletos. Practitioner of classical homeopathy.
Parakletos last decade
Dear Parakletos:

Thanks for your input. Sepia is prescribed on the basis of her current mental symptoms i.e.
Mind - indifference - loved ones, to: Hell, Phos, Sep (3).
Mouth - Biting - Lips sep (1),
but no ign in the above two rubrics. However, Ign is in Mouth - Biting Cheeks.
If you read Ign (Allen. H. C. Keynotes), it says '- In talking or chewing, bites inside of cheek.'. Unfortunately this is not the case here 'talking or chewing', but she is biting her lips while she is nervous.

Hope this clears the picture. Sepia is covering her mental and physical symptoms.

She may require Calc at a later stage but not now.

I would welcome comments from yourside.

[message edited by mani_jee on Thu, 31 Mar 2011 19:38:07 BST]
mani_jee last decade
Dear friends, I appreciate your input. I prefer to stick with mani Jee's prescribing. I know a little bit about the process involved in prescribing homeopathic remedies. I agee that sepia and nux are indicated. Ignatia is close -- but i do not have the sighing and am more afflicted with the nervousness. I am grateful for this help and healthy discussion.
Joaniekins last decade
How are you feeling.

mani_jee last decade
Mani Jee, I took the nux30 thurs. Evening. I felt very good Friday. I had to go out of town this weekend, and I lost track of my condition. I do know that I still bite my lip... Also I had to have a cup of coffee on Sunday morning. Symptoms are changing because I had many sweats during the day again, instead of only at night. I hope the coffee didn't mess everything up. Regards and gratitude.
Joaniekins last decade
AoA, mani-jee,

How are you doing? Coffee antidotes Nux for sure.

Please keep up the good work.

Many prayers for your success.

nawazkhan last decade

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