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Pituitary / Hormones Concern

Hello,

I'm writing in hope to get some help with my condition. I'm 36 years old and I have been battling with Polycistic Ovarian Syndrome for over 8 years now. I am not overweight or diabetic, and I manage my PCOS with diet and supplements of d-chiro inositol.

However, I also have an overactive pituitary gland for which my endocrinologist prescribed cabergoline. It works okay, but every time I've tried to come off the medication, my prolactin levels become high. I've already been taking it for a year and really would like to stop since it has really bad possible long term side effects.

Additionally, my latest ultrasound showed a small subcutaneous fibroid which is causing my periods to be very heavy and painful.

I want to get to the root of the problem and not fix the symptoms with medicines. Any thoughts on any of this?

Many many thanks,

Eddy
 
  artsy on 2011-04-12
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
Please copy the Questionnaire from the following thread
http://www.abchomeopathy.com/forum2.php/188925/
and post all the questions here duly answered. On that basis your remedy may be worked out.
 
kadwa 9 years ago
Thank you for taking some interest to look at my condition. Here's the questionnaire...

Patient ID: artsy | Sex: Female | Age:36


1. Describe your main suffering?
Irregular painful, heavy cycles, mood swings, fatigue, headaches, morning stiffness, trouble sleeping well and feeling rested and energized the next morning. Pain during ovulation.
2. What other physical sufferings do you have in your body?
Occasional allergies, itching, rashes. Occasional mental fog and forgetfulness.

3. What mental sufferings / feelings do you have associated with your physical sufferings?
stress, anxiety

4. What exactly do you feel when you are at your worst?
Sick. Extreme pain and extreme tiredness.

5. When did it all start? Can you connect it to any past event or disease?
I began having problems with my cycle after giving birth to my first child 9 years ago. However I was on birth control for 10 years before that.

6. Which time of the day you are worst?
Depends. Sometimes at night, sometimes during the day.

7. What are the things which aggravate your suffering and which are those which ameliorate the same?
Not following my eating and not taking the medicine or the d-chiro inositol makes my periods irregular. I have learned about PCOS and manage my symptoms with a diet that is low in sugar, carbs and processed foods. I eat mainly organic and ‘real’ or unprocessed food. I also take supplements of d-chiro inositol, and those changes along with the Cabergonline to regulate my prolactine levels have made my periods regular again. However, I don’t know what makes them vary in intensity so much. My OBGYN seems to think it is the subcutaneous 9mm fibroid in my uterus. This is my first fibroid and for what I understand it’s caused by hormone deregulation, so again, not sure what is causing that. The pituitary sends messages for estrogen production, so I’m not sure if that’s related?

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)?
Certainly internal stimuli. My menstrual cycle and the hormonal changes.

9. When do you feel better, during hot weather or cold weather, humid or dry weather?
In general, I feel great when it is dry and not too cold, but on the colder side.
As for my condition when my symptoms are at their worst, a warm/hot compress in dry air helps a bit.

10. Describe your general mental set up? Are you Moody, Arrogant, Mild, Agreeable Changeable, Nervous, Suspicious, Easily offended, Quiet, Arguing, Irritating, Lazy etc.
I am moody now. I used to be cool, calm and collected. However, after having kids I’m more irritable, argumentative and with less confidence. I’m not always in the mood to be around people or talk to people. I come across as very social, but I feel like I’m really not.

- How do you feel before or during a thunderstorm?
Usually calm.
- Do you like being consoled during your tough times?
Yes, but only by those close to me.
- Are you sensitive to external stimuli like smell, noise, light etc?
Sometimes all three really bother me.
- Do you have any typical habit or gesture like nail biting, causeless
weeping, talking to one self etc?
I don’t bite my nails, but I’m fidgety with them.
- How do you feel about your friends, family, your children and especially your husband / wife?
My friends are okay. My family is small and some health issues with family members and change of circumstances with others have added some worries and stress to my life. I have 2 kids. 1 girl, 9 yrs old and 1 boy 6yrs old, but as a mom I’m constantly worried about them and their overall well-being. I also find that I try to have patience for them, and end up feeling a lot of internal anxiety when I am around them. My husband is a good person, he works very hard and I am usually pleased with him. However, there are times when I feel he could be more understanding, empathetic and supportive.

11. What are your fears and do you dream of any situation repeatedly?
My fears are that my husband may die and I would have to raise my kids by myself. I stopped working when I had my kids and now that they are older I’ve tried to work out of the house, but it hasn’t worked out.

12. What do you crave for in food items and what are your aversions?
I crave breads. I can do without sour things.

13. How is your thirst: Less, Normal or Excessive?
Normal for the most part. Sometimes I feel more thirsty.

14. How if your hunger: Less, Normal or Excessive?
usually normal, but before my menses is out of control!

15. Is there any kind of food which your body can’t stand?
Mainly processed food. I have to be careful when I go to restaurants these days.

16. Is your sweat normal or less or more? Where does it sweat more: Head, Trunk or Limbs?
Normal. When I work out my head and trunk sweat the most.

17. How is your bowel movement and stool type?
once a day and soft.

18. How well do you sleep? Do you have a particular posture of sleeping?
Not too well. I wake up feeling extremely tired with neck stiffness, leg stiffness, and almost a mild headache. I usually don’t wake up at night and I sleep in a fetal position on my left side.

19. Do you think you are able to satisfy your sexual desires in general?
For the most part.

20. How do you think you are different from others, if at all?
Not sure.

21. What medications have been taken earlier by you to treat the diseases and do you have any particular symptom surfacing after the medication?
I tried chelation therapy to clear my body of heavy metals and had a skin reaction to the sulfur.

22. What major diseases are running in your family?
Osteosperosis
Heart Disease
C a n c e r

23. Describe, how do you look like? Describe your overall appearance
I am tall with long curly brown hair and brown eyes. My weight is normal and my body is pretty proportionate.

24. (ONLY FOR FEMALES)

If you are not having normal menstrual cycles, please answer the following questions:

-Are the periods early, regular or late in general? How long do they last?
Before I changed my diet and started taking the medicines, my periods were about every 3 months and would last 10 days. Now, they are every 31-32 days and last about 6 days.
- Do you suffer from any kind of physical or mental discomfort before, during or after the periods? -Yes, my energy is very low and I feel very fatigued and irritable. Sometimes I get a migraine headache.

- Is the flow scanty, normal or excessive? - excessive
- Is the blood thick bright red or pale watery? -thick bright red, sometimes deep/dark red
- Do you notice any clots in the flow? YES
 
artsy 9 years ago
Please take three doses of Calcarea Carb 200 as follows and report back after 15 days (only 3 doses in 15 days).

day 1 morning
1st dose

day 1 evening
2nd dose

day 2 morning
3rd dose

One dose means
If the medicine is in pills form 4 pills. Don't touch pills with hand. Use cap of bottle to take pills.
If the medicine is in liquid dilution form, 3-4 drops in some 20 ml 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.
 
kadwa 9 years ago
I've ordered the Calcarea Carb and will follow your protocol once I receive it.

Thanks SO very much for taking the time to evaluate my condition and provide a direct and specific protocol.
 
artsy 9 years ago

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