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Dr Sameer/ Dr Kadwa/ Dr Nawaz/ brisbanehomeopath - IBS,anxiety disorder and acid reflux

Sex: Male
Age: 21
Nature of work: Student

1. Describe your main suffering?

a)Suffering from IBS since 2 years. Predominantly loose stools that are sometimes narrow and sometimes watery accompanied or alternated by constipation. Sometimes there is no desire to pass stools in morning while sometimes there is an urgent desire. Loose stools are always accompanied by burning or inflammation kind of feeling in rectum that is worse after passing stools and subsides later.

b)Suffering from Anxiety Disorder since 2 years. I often get abdominal cramps from anxiety followed by passing of flatulence or urge of stool. Otherwise I get tremors in hands or sometimes in whole body when there is a sudden anxiety. Another very weird kind of anxiety from which I suffer is during walking. Whenever I cross a busy road or street or walk past certain crowded places I get a weird feeling of anxiety as if I am walking in some wrong way or everyone is looking at me. I just cant explain it completely in words. This is worse when I am walking alone.

c)Suffering from acid reflux since 1 ½ year that extends upto throat and causes soreness and pain which becomes worse on empty stomach and on talking for long time. I rarely get heartburns but when they occur they are very intense. Mild burning at the junction of stomach and esophagus is felt.

2. What other physical sufferings do you have in your body?

a) I am prone to frequent headaches that come under the typical ‘Tension Headaches’. I get these types of headaches almost 4-5 times a week and they are getting worse day by day.

b) Loss of memorization power in studies since about 1 year.

c) Low appetite. No hunger feeling in morning and afternoon but great feeling in evening at about 5pm-8pm.

d) Lethargic feeling whole day. Sleepy in afternoon. Disturbed sleep at night due to dreams. Wake up early in morning then frequent disturbed short naps of sleep. Unrefreshed in morning after waking.

e) Acne on face, chest, shoulders and back since about 4-5 years. Face acne were treated by allopathic medicines but scars are present. Still get new outbreaks. Dandruff in hairs.

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

Irritable nature, often irritate at least things. Always a closed book, never shares emotions/feelings or problems to anyone whether family or friends. But this doesn't means that I always remain happy in front of everyone. When I am in some problem I will usually hide, I may look tense but I will never express. CAN'T BEAR DISAPPOINTMENT. Disappointment always causes anxiety, often causes anger/emotions that usually can't be expressed. Get tensed often at less important things. Extremes of moods, highly emotional easily gets either irritable or upset without a valid reason. Love with someone unobtainable. Discontentment of everything, hatred feeling towards others. Tension about family's health especially father. Tension about own studies/career. Tension and depression from an unrequited love. Greatly Introvert. Any form of rejection, humiliation or grief is intolerable.

4. What exactly do you feel when you are at your worst? Describe the sensation in your own words.

Very irritable. Feeling that my ailments are untreatable by any means.

5. When did it all start? Can you connect it to any past event or disease?

a) Tension about own studies/career - I was always excellent in studies through my entire school life. This tension developed after a series of failed attempts and disappointment in studies in past two years and the IBS-anxiety problem developed during the phase when this tension was also prevalent as I was preparing for an entrance exam which was the last opportunity for me after a series of bad performances in exams. Although I cleared that exam but the problems continued further. Currently also I am tensed about repeated bad performances in exams inspite of putting so much efforts and hardwork and there is a fear of ruining of my career and future.
b) Tension about family's health especially father’s which is much prevalent since 2-3 years.
c) An unrequited love - Here unrequited doesn't means rejection but the love is unrequited because of not being obtainable. (IBS-anxiety disorder developed in this period).

6. 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)?

No.

7. When do you feel better, during hot weather or cold weather, humid or dry weather?

Symptoms wise I feel better neither in hot weather nor in cold weather. Although I like cold weather and dislike humid, damp weather.

8. Describe your general mental set up? Are you Moody, Arrogant, Mild, Agreeable Changeable, Nervous, Suspicious, Easily offended, Quiet, Arguing, Irritating, Lazy etc.

Moody, Changeable, Nervous, Easily Offended, Quite, Irritating

- How do you feel before or during a thunderstorm? Normal

- Do you like being consoled during your tough times? It depends but usually I don’t.

- Are you sensitive to external stimuli like smell, noise, light etc? Not really

- Do you have any typical habit or gesture like nail biting, causeless
Weeping, talking to one self etc? Talking to self.

- How do you feel about your friends, family, your children and especially your husband / wife? I lack expressing sympathy and attachment towards my family inspite the fact that I do feel it but never express.

9. What are your fears and do you dream of any situation repeatedly?
I have phobia of insects – lizards, grasshoppers and flying insects. I also sometimes have fear of ghosts at night during sleep.
I have had dreams of falling from heights several times since childhood. I usually dream a lot and usually I don’t remember much about them.

10. What do you crave for in food items and what are your aversions?

Cravings- Sweet, Spicy, Rich foods, hot foods, cold drinks
Aversions- Salty, Cold foods, hot drinks

11. How is your thirst: Less, Normal or Excessive? Less

12. How is your hunger: Less, Normal or Excessive?
No feeling of hunger in morning. Mild hunger feeling in afternoon. Enormous feeling in evening. Normal feeling in night.

13. Is there any kind of food which your body can't stand? No

14. Is your sweat normal or less or more? Where does it sweat more: Head, Trunk or Limbs? Normal

15. How well do you sleep? Do you have a particular posture of sleeping?

I usually get sleep easily but I wake up in morning unrefreshed. Sleep disturbed at night due to vivid dreams. No particular posture but usually sleep on left side.

16. Do you think you are able to satisfy your sexual desires in general? NO

17. What medications have been taken earlier by you to treat the diseases and do you have any particular symptom surfacing after the medication?

I have taken homeopathic treatment from doctor, which was of no help. I have taken many remedies, some from advice from this forum and another forum and some by self medication. No permanent relief has been achieved till now.

18. What major diseases are running in your family?

Father – Patient of colorectal liver metastases since 5 years.
Mother – No major disease.

19. What major diseases have you had in your life and when. Please write them in a chronological manner.

Sciatica at age of 12 years
IBS at age of 18
Anxiety Disorder at age of 18
Acid reflux at age of 19
 
  askss on 2011-04-26
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
I note that you have addressed your post to
Dr Sameer/ Dr Kadwa/ Dr Nawaz/ brisbanehomeopath

They have all not responded to your post and in your own interest I would advice you not to do so in future as those who can help you will not do so. I have however decided to take your case as I feel that I can help you.


I believe that the reason for your current distress is due to Gastritis aka GERD. It is also possible that you suffer from Amebiasis which will account for your constant Diarrhoea. You will have to take a course of Metrodinazole after consulting a doctor for diagnosis and advice.

I shall copy the therapy I have prescribed to hundreds of patients who presented GERD, the large majority of whom have been cured.

Your remedies are as follows:

Nat Phos 6x dose 3-4 tablets taken immediately after each of 2 meals
Arnica 30c in the Wet dose taken twice daily.

You can expect relief from your ailment hopefully within 24 hours.
Do not eat large meals. Eat small meals but more often if you feel hungry. Do not drink more that a few sips of water after your meals. This is to prevent the further dilution of your gastric juice which can then reflux into your Esophagus which results in GERD.

It is important that you do not go to bed for at least 2 hours after dinner as food will take about this time to digest and it is best to stay awake and upright to enable your food to digest before going to bed.

No fatty food, alcohol, coffee, preserved meats like sausages, ham, bacon as they contain Saltpeter which will antidote the remedies listed immediately.

If you suffer from a stomach ache or you feel your stomach puffing up before a meal during the day between meals this is usually due to hunger pains, caused by your gastric juices attacking the inner wall of your stomach. The simple remedy is to eat some food like a biscuit or a banana to keep the gastric juice away from digesting the stomach wall when you will experience a stomach ache which in some cases can be very acute.

You must drink at least 3 liters of liquids, preferably water daily and you must also exercise for at least half hour daily to sweat it out as this is all part of my therapy to overcome GERD.

The Wet dose of any Homeopathic remedy is made as follows:

Order the remedy in a 5ml Liquid Alcohol pack also referred to as Liquid Dilution in a bottle preferably with a dropper arrangement.
Get a 500ml bottle of Spring Water from the nearest supermarket.
Pour out about 3cm of water from the bottle to leave some airspace.
Insert 3 drops of the remedy into the bottle and shake the bottle hard before you sip a capfull of the bottle or a large teaspoonful which is the dose.
Shaking the bottle hard is homeopathic succussion and this shaking must be done every time before sipping a capful of the bottle twice daily.

Please visit the links below which record the cases of other patients whom I have treated for GERD.

http://www.abchomeopathy.com/forum2.php/66811/

http://www.abchomeopathy.com/forum2.php/25315/

http://www.abchomeopathy.com/forum2.php/209144/

STOP using all other drugs and report progress in a week.
 
Joe De Livera 8 years ago
Dr Joe

Thanks for your reply. I am going to follow your advice.

I just have few queries-

1. Does it makes any difference if the wet dose is prepared from 11ml liquid dilution bottle?

2. Can I use aquaguard/mineral water instead of spring water?
 
askss 8 years ago
Do I understand that you have got the Arnica 30c in a 11ml Liquid Dilution in Alcohol.
This does seem very wasteful as you will only be using just 3 drops from the 11ml bottle. However if you have it already you can keep it for life and use it as I shall prescribe later after your immediate concern GERD is stabilized.

I do not know what Aquaguard mineral water is but as long as it is not chlorinated it is OK. If it is chlorinated you can release the chlorine by boiling the water. Remember that chlorine in the water will antidote the Arnica.
 
Joe De Livera 8 years ago
Dr Joe

I took Arnica 30 in wet dose and Nat Phos 6X as per your advice for one week.

I have got some relief especially in soreness and pain in throat.
First, I had to take Nat Phos 6x thrice a day because twice a day didn't helped. Say, if I take it in morning and night then at afternoon I get very bad throat pain.
Second, inspite of taking thrice a day sometimes I do feel pain in throat. Overall, there is reduction in frequency and intensity of throat pain from acid reflux.

Burning in lower part of esophagus is still there.

I can't say if it is a cure or just a temporary control for my problem.

My all other symptoms are still same.

Please advice further.
 
askss 8 years ago
You can add Nux Vomica 30c in the Wet dose taken twice daily in addition to the 2 remedies you are already taking today.

You will leave about half hour between remedies.

Report your response after using the Nux V for 3 days.

Please confirm that you are following my therapy to the letter as I do not have any control of how you use it.
 
Joe De Livera 8 years ago
Dr Joe

Yes I am following your therapy as you advised.
I am not taking coffee,alcohol. I give sufficient gap after dinner before going to bed. My water intake is proper. I have busy routine with proper physical activity so I don't need exercise. Although I am planning to start some weight gaining exercises as I am underweight.
The only thing I find difficult to follow is to take small quantity of water during meals. I am habitual of drinking large quantity of water during meals since childhood. Infact my majority water intake in a day is during meals only.

Anyways, I have started with Nux vomica 30 in the wet dose and I must tell you that I have noticed some improvement in stools. Stools are very soft but not much loose. I hope for further improvement from subsequent doses.
But my throat is still bad especially in morning and late at night. I can see a white lining of mucus in the upper portion of throat. Throat also hurts at the same area.

Will report you after 3 days of doses.
 
askss 8 years ago
'The only thing I find difficult to follow is to take small quantity of water during meals. I am habitual of drinking large quantity of water during meals since childhood. Infact my majority water intake in a day is during meals only. '

This is the reason for your GERD not responding to my therapy. You must understand that all the water you drink during and after s meal dilutes the gastric juice which is essential to digest your food. This results in your food stagnating in your stomach without passing down the gut which should occur in about half hour and you feel bloated and uncomfortable with the partially digested food refluxing up to your throat.

You MUST follow my advice if you wish to be cured and drink not more that 3 sips of water after a meal and none during the meal to wash the food down as some patients have done throughout their life.
 
Joe De Livera 8 years ago
It is not true that how you drink water with your meal will affect the action of a remedy. A homoeopathic remedy will work regardless of this, and if it was correct it would cure those symptoms for which it is given.

A better remedy should be found rather than finding excuses.
 
brisbanehomoeopath 8 years ago
To David

My findings are that in a case like this patient who has suffered so unnecessarily from GERD, it is essential that the consultant identifies the cause of his disease and advices him to take steps to eliminate the causative factor which in my opinion is drinking excess water during and after a meal. It is quite by chance that I stumbled upon the cause of his GERD which I am convinced is due to this water overload which refluxes up his Esophagus.

It is not relevant which remedy is used as I do not think that any remedy (with or without excuses) can possibly help him.

I have given him the option of following my Joepathy or otherwise he is welcome to change over to your classical therapy.
 
Joe De Livera 8 years ago
Dr Joe & Dr David

I have followed the advice of not drinking water during meals and taken Nux vomica 30 , Arnica 30 in wet dose with Nat phos 6x.
I haven't noticed much difference in symptom of throat pain from acid reflux. Mild burning at junction of stomach and esophagus is still persistent. Stools are also again same as before. So, overall there is no further releif.

Dr David/ brisbanehomeopath, I would be grateful if you advice me some remedy for all of my ailments.
 
askss 8 years ago
Please reply Dr David. I have given full details in the beginning of post.
 
askss 8 years ago
Ok I will take some time today to look over your case.
 
brisbanehomoeopath 8 years ago
It is also highly unethical for any pratitioner to be declaring a patient incurable because he or she personally cannot cure them. This is nothing but hubris. Considering that hardly any remedies have been tried, and none according to homoeopathic principles, this declaration is meaningless.

The intake form which has been used is not mine, and is missing bits of information I might need. Can you use the following form to add information to your initial post.

GUIDELINES FOR GIVING HOMOEOPATHIC CASE INFORMATION

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. 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. IT IS VITAL THAT YOU GIVE A COMPLETE PICTURE OF YOUR HEALTH BY PROVIDING ALL PROBLEMS YOU HAVE, EVEN IF NOT CONNECTED TO THE MAIN ONE, AND EVEN IF YOU CONSIDER IT OF LESS IMPORTANCE. You should address each problem separately using the above 7 questions as a guide.

As well as this, please describe any traumatic incidents 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 especially concerning your disease.

Discuss any part of your life where you feel stuck or unable to change and grow, especially where this occurred around the beginning of your disease, or as the disease evolved.

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
8. Describe your menstrual cycle

I will probably have more questions for you after that.

I also need to know what homoeopathic remedies you have taken in the past, and what the results were.
[message edited by brisbanehomoeopath on Tue, 10 May 2011 08:39:50 BST]
 
brisbanehomoeopath 8 years ago
Many many thanks to your Dr. David for considering my case.


IBS


1. What exactly happens?

Loose stools that are sometimes narrow and sometimes watery accompanied or alternated by constipation. Nature of stools varies day to day. For example, say one day I get narrow loose stool, next day stool first hard then loose, and next day first loose then watery. So the nature of stool changes continuously. Frequency is one or two times in a day. Usually in early morning I never feel the desire for stools. Loose stools are always accompanied by burning or inflammation kind of feeling in rectum that is worse after passing stools and subsides later.

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.

I don't feel any kind of pain in abdomen before or after passing stools. The only pain sometimes felt is cramping pain from anxiety. On days of passing very loose stools, I get this inflammatory or soreness kind of feeling in anus. Sometimes there is burning feeling instead of this. No such feeling is felt if by chance I get normal stools which usually occurs once in a month or two.

3. What causes the problem to get worse after it has started occurring?

There is no such thing but sometimes it can be eating spicy foods.

4. What creates some relief for the problem?

I haven't found anything that provides relief to me in loose stools.

5. What triggers the problem into occuring?

I really don’t know what triggers it but the common triggers of IBS – stress and anxiety could be triggering my problem. The doctor who diagnosed me with IBS also said that the reason behind it is anxiety.

6. What time of the day or night does the problem occur?

This problem is not related to any particular time of the day.

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?

The problem started in May 2009. There were four main problematic things prevailing at that time that caused immense stress, depression, tension and anxiety to me.
First was the stress, tension and anxiety about an entrance exam to get into one of the best engineering college in the country. It was a do and die situation for me as I had very bad performances in the exams prior to that, so that was the last option for me otherwise my carrier would have been ruined. I had that exam in end of May itself. I cleared that exam. (Prevalent from March’09 to July’09)
Second was some very serious problem in family matters due to which there was an intense state of tension in family environment. There were some conflicts in legal matters also. So that was also a great depression and anxiety inducing factor to me. (Prevalent from April’09 till now)
Third was the tension about my father’s health who got diagnosed with liver metastases from carcinoma colon. (Prevalent from April’09 till now)
Fourth was the depression and anxiety from an unrequited – inexpressible - unobtainable love. (Prevalent from October’08 till now)
So there was an added effect of all these four matters that was prevalent on my mental state at that time.


ANXIETY DISORDER


1. What exactly happens?

I often get abdominal cramps from anxiety followed by passing of flatulence or urge of stool. Another very weird kind of anxiety from which I suffer is during walking. Whenever I cross a busy road or street or walk past certain crowded places I get a weird feeling of anxiety as if I am walking in some wrong way or everyone is looking at me. Otherwise I get tremors in hands or sometimes in whole body when there is a sudden anxiety.

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.

Feeling of anxiety which is on walking across busy street, crossing road or walking amidst a public place like market, malls, college, auditoriums is something that makes me very conscious. I get this strange kind of feeling that everyone is looking at me or observing me and I feel as if I am walking in a wrong style. Alternatively, if I know that someone is observing me then also it becomes very difficult for me to walk across that place.
Another feeling of anxiety is anticipatory anxiety that causes abdominal cramps.

3. What causes the problem to get worse after it has started occurring?

Thinking about it makes it even worse.

4. What creates some relief for the problem?

Anxiety on walking can be avoided if I choose some secluded ways to go somewhere whenever I have to walk so that there are not many people across my way who can observe me. Otherwise walking with someone talking to him also avoids this anxiety. The basic thing is to deviate my mind into something else that makes me busy instead of constantly thinking who is watching me and getting unnecessarily conscious.
I don’t have any control over anticipatory anxiety.

5. What triggers the problem into occuring?

Walking alone, walking across busy and crowded areas like streets, malls, college, markets, auditoriums.

6. What time of the day or night does the problem occur?

This problem is not related to any particular time of the day.

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?

The anxiety disorder developed at the same time when I developed IBS in May’09. The events which were happening at that time were the same as for IBS.
The anxiety on walking is relatively new and I am suffering from it since about past one year. I can’t relate any prominent event that was prevalent during the period it developed.


ACID REFLUX + Post Nasal Drip


1. What exactly happens?

Acid Reflux that extends upto throat and causes soreness and pain which becomes worse on empty stomach and on talking for long time. I rarely get heartburns but when they occur they are very intense. Mild burning at the junction of stomach and esophagus is felt.
White lining of mucus in upper portion of throat(probably pharynx) is seen almost every morning on waking up. The throat is also hurting very badly at the very same area where there is mucus lining.
So there is a combined effect of acid reflux and post nasal drip that causes throat pain and soreness.

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.

Throat pain from acid reflux/post nasal drip is sometimes very intense and occurs in upper part of throat probably pharynx.

3. What causes the problem to get worse after it has started occurring?

Eating spicy foods, talking for long time, keeping myself empty stomach for long periods make acid reflux worse.

4. What creates some relief for the problem?

Eating or drinking something sometimes relieves this problem temporarily but not always.

5. What triggers the problem into occuring?

Empty stomach for long periods, eating spicy foods triggers acid reflux.

6. What time of the day or night does the problem occur?

Post nasal drip is on morning on waking up. Acid reflux occurs at any time of the day.

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?

The problem started in the beginning of 2010. There is no specific event related specially to this problem. Whatever things were and still prevalent I have written them already under IBS.



Some of the minor problems I have in my body are-
1. Tension Headaches. I usually get these headaches 3-4 times a week. Primarily caused by driving and sometimes from eye strains.
2. Acne since 5 years. Controlled with allopathic medicines on face but still present on chest, shoulders and back. I also have dandruff since 6-7 years.


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

I have described the incidents under IBS. I don’t have any other such incident that is too much traumatic.

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

Whenever I know that I am going to get into some serious trouble or have to face some problem then I would try all means of avoiding it. If it is unavoidable then I would start panicking and irritating and getting tensed even at the smallest things. But if I fall into some problems then I do face them strongly and effectively. I don’t know where that strength comes from during bad times. After I have dealt with the problems then later I do wonder how was I able to stand during those times.

Discuss any patterns you have noticed in your behavior especially concerning your disease.

I usually have a very irritable, moody behavior. I am originally an introvert personality. I do not discuss about any problem I have with anyone. Especially when my ailments are on the peak of their intensity I get even more irritable, sad, depressed and a feeling comes that I will have a very short life due to the diseases at such young age or I may develop some more serious problems that will make my life miserable.

Discuss any part of your life where you feel stuck or unable to change and grow, especially where this occurred around the beginning of your disease, or as the disease evolved.

Nothing as such.

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.

The family environment was fine. Relationships with family were also good. Introvert since childhood especially at school. Always dread of school and teachers inspite of good in studies. Always willing to avoid going to school. Could not stand teasing and insults by classmates. Always had a serious and shy personality during childhood. Didn’t like friends as they were more dominating. Always had a habit of getting tensed even on smallest things and minutest details.
No serious childhood disease but did bedwetting till the age of 11 years. I also developed sciatica at the age of 12.

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

1. The specific foods that you crave (not just like) or hate : Craving for Sweet foods
2. The specific drinks that you crave or hate : No craving but dislike for warm drinks like tea.
3. What your sleep is like : Very uncomfortable due to vivid dreams that keep mind occupied at night and often awake in morning unrefreshed.
4. How the weather and the temperature affects you : Dislike the extremes of temperature and damp weather but temperature and weather have no effect on my ailments.
5. What kinds of things in the environment you are particularly sensitive to : Nothing as such
6. What your general level of energy is like : Very low
7. What your level of sexual energy or desire is like : Very high. Often indulge in excessive masturbation.
8. Describe your menstrual cycle : Not applicable.


The Homeopathic medicines I have taken before:

I started with homeopathy six months after I was diagnosed with IBS. The problem of anal irritation started due to prolonged continuous diarrhoea from IBS so I turned to Homeopathy. I started with Nux Vomica 30 which was of temporary help in relieving the anal irritation symptom. Then I went for Nux Vomica 200 which was also not much effective. Then I took homeopathic treatment from a doctor for several months which was of no use. I don't know which medicines the doctor gave me. Then through this forum under the advice of Dr kadwa I took Phosphorus 200 three doses and 15 days later Arsenic Album 200 single dose then waited for about 15 days and there was no permanent effect but only temporary control of only my loose stools problem. I stopped visiting this forum and then tried many remedies from another forum which were Sulphur, Lycopodium, Antimony Crudum, Phosphorus, Podophyllum, Chionanthus Q, Aloe, Pulsatilla, Natrum Mur, Argentum Nitricum, Anacardium in 30 potencies and I haven't got any permanent relief from them. Natrum Mur was effective in controlling tension headaches.Antimony Crudum was effective in reducing white coating of tongue.
[message edited by askss on Tue, 10 May 2011 13:41:35 BST]
[message edited by askss on Tue, 10 May 2011 17:57:25 BST]
 
askss 8 years ago
I am awaiting your reply Dr David.
 
askss 8 years ago
I am working on your case, there will be more questions as many aspects of your case are not described in enough detail. I am currently making a list of these aspects.
 
brisbanehomoeopath 8 years ago
I am going to post some of the questions while I am looking for others to ask you, so you can get started on them.

1. Describe to me your experience of sitting for exams.

2. Describe to me the experience or sensation of unobtainable love.

3. Describe the experience of having everyone looking at you.

4. Talk more about being an introvert.

5. What was your problem with school and teachers?

6. How did you feel when there was teasing and insults?

7. What are the vivid dreams that occur at night, what are they about? Give me examples.

8. What do you have problems memorizing?

9. Describe more on 'very short life'.

10. Describe the experience of Failure.

11. Describe more on 'not expressing emotions or feelings'
 
brisbanehomoeopath 8 years ago
1. Describe to me your experience of sitting for exams.

I can very well explain it to you through two situations. First situation is when I have not prepared for an exam and I am sure that I am not going to do well in that, then there is no anxiety, no stress and my mind is prepared to accept the failure because I know that whatever result I will get is because of my own fault. I make my mind that next time I will put my best efforts in preparation. Although, this situation rarely happens.
The next situation and the problematic one is when I am prepared enough for an exam and I am expecting some good results from it. Then there will be a lot of anxiety about matters like - what will happen if I forget whatever I’ve prepared or what if the questions are too tough or what if I didn’t get a good score. So the point is that I cannot accept the failure when I am not expecting it to happen. This kind of thing has happened to me many times since past two years. The main thing is that I get disappointed and disappointment to me is almost unbearable.

2. Describe to me the experience or sensation of unobtainable love.

This is very difficult for me to answer but I will try my best. The love is unobtainable for many reasons. First is that I won’t be able to approach the other person ever and my love will remain unexpressed forever. Second is that if somehow I get to approach her then I may get rejected. So even that will also make my efforts worthless.
So there is great anxiety about the fact that I am so much helpless that I won’t be able to get the one I love. The thought of her being with someone else hurts the most. The more I think about it the more I become depressed. I never ever talk about this with someone else and have always kept it to myself. So I often indulge myself in some activities like listening music when I am low or fantasizing/ day dreaming about a perfect life with her, to make myself feel better. Although, I very well know that I am never going to get it in reality. It feels as if am living a worthless life. I may never be able to love someone else or I will never ever be really happy in my life. The only aim in my life left is to succeed in my career so that no one can ever say that I am completely worthless.

3. Describe the experience of having everyone looking at you.

This is something related to over consciousness of my mind. I am very sensitive to what others think about me. The anxiety which I talked about occurs for the same. I am very conscious about how I look, how I behave. Any wrong thing about me said by others or felt to others would be intolerable to me. So I don’t like being observed too much.

4. Talk more about being an introvert.

I can say that I am an introvert due to my general behavior and activities. I don’t express my emotions to anyone whether its friends or family especially when I am hurt. I am so emotionally sensitive that I feel hurt by the slightest comment that implies ridicule or rejection. I don’t like much going on social gatherings or participating in social activities. This has become worse in recent years. I don’t like going out with friends and partying. I prefer staying at home and watching movies or doing some other work. I don’t feel bored alone as others do. But this doesn’t means that I am completely cut-off from the outer world. I have friends, not many but few, I like their company whenever I am out of my house. But I don’t usually let anyone come over my place. I don’t let them get into my personal life. I have tendencies to isolate. Any form of insult, ridicule, rejection is intolerable.

5. What was your problem with school and teachers?

The problem was that I had a great fear of teachers and school. Say if I had been assigned some work and I was not able to complete it, then it would be so much dreadful to me to face the teacher. Not much because of the fear of being scolded but because of the insult that I would have to face in front of the whole class. I was also very much afraid of oral tests in the class. If teacher asks me something and I am not able to tell it then it is again an insult to me. So insult to my image was intolerable since childhood.

6. How did you feel when there was teasing and insults?

As I have said that I am emotionally very much sensitive so any kind of teasing and insult used to hurt my emotions a lot. Moreover being shy, quiet and withdrawn as a child it was not in my personality to do the same to others. So since childhood and till now I have always wanted not to hurt anybody and not get hurt by anybody.

7. What are the vivid dreams that occur at night, what are they about? Give me examples.
I usually see dreams in which I am in a very tense situation. These dreams are of very long period and keep my mind occupied. The tense situation could be because of some thrilling effect as in dreams involving ghosts. Also I have phobia of insects like grasshoppers and lizards and I have seen dreams of lizards many times in past few months. Otherwise the tense situation is created by the fact that the dream is creating emotional disturbance to me by putting me in situations in which something is happening which I never wanted to happen.
Other dreams are involving people from the past whom I used to know but now not in touch with them. I have seen people in my dreams whom I know in dreams but when I wake up I don’t know who they are. I don’t remember dreams when I wake up so it is very difficult for me to give examples. Moreover I usually don’t get repeated dreams. But when I was a small child and till the age of about 19-20 years I have repeatedly seen dreams of falling from heights. Now I don’t get these kind of dreams.

8. What do you have problems memorizing?

I have memorization problems in relation with my studies. My memorization power has become very less since past two years. Because of this reason sometimes I face a black out situation in exams inspite of studying hard.

9. Describe more on 'very short life'.

I often feel that I have many health problems and diseases developed at such a young age. When treatment and remedies taken for my ailments don’t work I become depressed that nothing is working on me so my overall health is constantly degrading which will lead to more and more problems and ultimately death. I often fear that I may develop ca*nc*er and will die soon as my father is also a ca*nc*er patient and I may inherit the disease from him.

10. Describe the experience of Failure.

Failure as I earlier said is not always the problem. The problem is failure causing disappointment which is unbearable to me. The depression and grief due to that disappointment causes anxiety. Besides anxiety I do analyze the failures and then become more cautious next time.

11. Describe more on 'not expressing emotions or feelings’

The reason I don’t express emotions or feelings is because I feel that everyone else is incapable of understanding me whether its friends or family. I don’t even trust anyone with whom I can share. Moreover I do have the habit of hiding my emotions and feelings inside and not showing it outside. I also know that I do have the habit of getting tensed even at the smallest thing and everyone else would not understand my feelings. They may also make fun of me which in turn will further hurt my emotions. It is only me who can solve my problems so why to turn up to others. Consolation also doesn’t affects me.
 
askss 8 years ago
1. Talk a bit more about Image.

2. Describe the experience of being hurt. Describe HURT generally - what is hurt, what is being hurt?

3. Describe the experience of being disappointed.

4. What do you show on the outside?

5. What would be a wrong thing that people say about you?

6. What are you afraid people will see when they observe you?
 
brisbanehomoeopath 8 years ago
1. Talk a bit more about Image.

With reference to the line where I used the word ‘image’ i.e. while depicting my experience with teachers, with the word image I wanted to convey that I was an intelligent child good in studies. But I didn’t liked repeatedly studying for the small class tests and doing homework. I only used to study whenever I had main examinations and always scored good in them. So, if there is a test and if I am not able to answer anything in the class then I would be disappointing teachers and consequently my image would be degraded before them. I may also get scolded and insulted before the class. That is why I used to avoid going to school whenever I had these tests.


2. Describe the experience of being hurt. Describe HURT generally - what is hurt, what is being hurt?

I am always good in behavior with others. I am always helpful to others. I am sympathetic to others. I am good listener to others problems. I never make a negative comment or make fun of others. So I expect the same from others. But when I don’t get it in return then it disappointments me as my expectations don’t fulfill. So this is what I mean by the word ‘hurt’ in general.


3. Describe the experience of being disappointed.

I usually I have very high expectations from myself, from others and from my life. When it doesn’t fulfills then I get disappointed. There is mixed state of anxiety, depression, anger and irritated behavior. Anxiety is for what will happen next. Depression is because what I thought didn’t happened. Anger is because I feel helpless. Disappointment affects me very deeply.

4. What do you show on the outside?

I never let anyone know what I feel inside. Say I am annoyed and offended by someone’s remark over me then I will show him as if I don’t care whatever he has said and I have completely ignored that. But inside I would be very much affected by it and will constantly think about it.


5. What would be a wrong thing that people say about you?

In relation to the anxiety I face it depends on what the situation is. Say I have to speak in an auditorium full of people then there is a great anxiety when everyone is looking at me. Consequently my voice will start trembling, my thoughts would get jumbled, and my heart would start palpitating. So people observing me would think negative about me that how much incapable I am. Alternatively if this doesn’t happen and I speak something then also I fear that others would make fun of what I have said. The point is that I think a lot that what others would think about me.

6. What are you afraid people will see when they observe you?

I was thinking not to write it but you have made me do so. Well, I am very much concerned about my looks especially before girls. It is not that I am weird looking or having an ugly face or like that but it’s just that I get very much conscious or anxious. For example, whenever I am at some place like college or mall, when I come across some group of girls or if there is any girl particularly noticing me then it makes me very much conscious. Thoughts run in my mind - how I am looking, am I dressed up well, are my hairs well groomed. I know this is something normal and everyone feels this but I feel it to an extraordinary level that it becomes difficult for me to walk across certain places. I don’t know why this happens but it is probably some kind of social anxiety.
 
askss 8 years ago
I am posting some more info about me that could be useful to you.

My physical appearance : tall, slim, underweight, walk with slightly stooped shoulders, wheatish skin color, oily face.

Tongue is thickly white coated with yellowish at the center.

One more example of a situation where I suffer from a very weird anxiety - I can't urinate in public urinals when it is full of people. I don't know why it happens. I have faced this problem many times.
 
askss 8 years ago
This appears to be the remedy Silicea (or perhaps one of its salts).

I would suggest starting with Silicea 200.

let me know when you have it and I will tell you how to take it.
 
brisbanehomoeopath 8 years ago
Dr David

I have got Silicea 200 in 11ml liquid dilution. Please advice me further on how to take it.
 
askss 8 years ago
Have you used it before?
 
brisbanehomoeopath 8 years ago
No I have not taken Silicea ever before.

Also I want to tell you that I have my final examinations starting in a week and these days I am busy preparing for them and I am doing twice the hardwork I used to do before. Although I am prepared well this time but still the anxiety of 'what if my efforts fail or what if I forget things' has started. I do not want to go into depression again if somehow my expectations don't fulfill.

So please start me with remedy as soon as possible.

[message edited by askss on Fri, 13 May 2011 10:48:27 BST]
[message edited by askss on Fri, 13 May 2011 16:47:56 BST]
 
askss 8 years ago

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