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Help with finding my Constitutional remedy?

OK. I think it is Phosphorus, but let me know if you think otherwise.

fair skin, freckles, moles, various spots and marks, sunburn easily
straight thick brown hair toward reddish
blue eyes
slim (was quite muscular prior to illness)
angular features, square jaw
long slim fingers

regarded as being "different" since childhood
quiet temperament
prob more introvert than extrovert--but started out early on as more extraverted prior to parental divorce and moves

sensitive to most everything--in physical, emotional, psychic realms, it seems to me.

likes nature, animals, esp dogs

intellectual does like things of mind -- seems slight disc. with Phos. ?

likes chocolate and sweet things, ice cream...
but, discrepancy, likes soury, vinegary, pickled things too

(this made me thing maybe Sepia? and health symptoms include urine that turns red, and sometimes a dislike of bathing )

tends to be alone, but when alone longs for company... when there is lots of company tends to seek solitude (not sure what that fits1)

Untidy! longs for more tidyness


often a daydreamer, difficulty putting ideas into practical effect in real world

mild fear of lightning

fear of fire

fear of catastrophe

fear of poverty

dreams of fire
dreams of trying to walk through water or other substance that inhibits progress

positive results in telepathy experiment, interest in religion, philosophical tendency

good listener, others like to discuss problems with me-- say I missed calling to be a psychiatrist/psychologist--but it may represent a lack of personal boundaries and ability to say no and get on with own business.

don't smoke, do recreational drugs, or rarely ever drink any alcohol, don't care to do so, and sensitivities make it unpleasant

bothered by manmade strong odours

chemically sensitive

headaches following chemical exposure, sometimes sun

heart / circulatory impairment


fatigue following even slight exertion

icy cold feet when exposed to cold

sometimes chest pain

sometimes abdominal pain

nearsighted since late teens
starting a little farsighted just recently (age 40) ophthalmologist says a cataract is beginning, but it doesn't have any effect on vision

lots of teeth problems
tongue geographic, jagged edges, white coat on top when ill


Is more needed? Or what do you think?
  Bodhitshe on 2005-06-04
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You may look at Natrum Carb also.It may be confirmed more strongly if most of the following symptoms are present:

aversion to or indigestion/heaviness from taking milk

strong aversion to strong sun/bright lights esp. due to the heat

desire to help others

avoiding going to a place where those you dislike are likely to be present

very shy/self conscious temperament

dislike for mathematics or quantitative subjevts in school

absorbs all pain at times of public humiliation but cries when alone

Hope it helps.

With regards.
rajivprasad last decade
My replies set of with "%%"

%%Thank you very very much for this reply--now I wonder why both Natrum Carb and Natrum Mur did not come up before as possibles to consider. What would be the key diffs between Nat Mur and Nat Carb? A book I have says Nat Mur is like Nat Carb only more so. And may I ask which of my things I listed tended to bring up this possibility in your mind? I'm wondering if one might be that wants to be with people when alone, and yet then wanting to be alone when with aspect of myself???%%

You may look at Natrum Carb also. It may be confirmed more strongly if most of the following symptoms are present:

aversion to or indigestion/heaviness from taking milk


strong aversion to strong sun/bright lights esp. due to the heat

%%Yes--if sun is strong and it is hot. I like springtime sunshine very much.%%

desire to help others


avoiding going to a place where those you dislike are likely to be present


very shy/self conscious temperament


dislike for mathematics or quantitative subjevts in school


absorbs all pain at times of public humiliation but cries when alone

%%maybe, not sure about that%%

Hope it helps.

%%Thank you very much it sends me back to drawing board so to speak! And more reading to do.%%

With regards.
Bodhitshe last decade
Can I be a Natrum and be chronically untidy?
Bodhitshe last decade
One difference between a Nat Mur and Nat Carb normally is that the Mur is full of ill feelings for people who have caused harm/slighted/given pain etc. and inwardly enjoy the failures or traumas of such people. But the Nat Carb would feel a bit uncomfortable at the level of conscience at such vindictive thoughts. He/she simply avoids such people. Another characteristic of Nat Carb is gastric problems, a lot of belching, incarcerated flatus etc. Then they typically have dry skin especially around their face and the palms and back of hands. The skin of the hands may chap in the winter.

How Nat Carb came to my mind? Well, i could intuitively see from the symptoms you have given. I have treated a few Nat Carb patients.

I hope it helps.

rajivprasad last decade
The more I look at Nat Carb the more that does seem right!

Is it likely to help me be less socially self-conscious/shy? That would be super!

I am planning to try it with a low potency and work up to higher does that seem reasonable?

What is the Nat Carb's antidote remedy just in case I were to aggravate myself?
Bodhitshe last decade
By the way what are your disconcerting symptoms at the physical level apart from the mental ones. To avoid aggravations you can take LM potencies. Though i myself have only used C potencies to treat my patients. To make a dent at the mental level higher potenies i.e. from the 1M onwards are more effective. But i guess same results can be achieved by LM potencies too.

rajivprasad last decade
Before getting into physical, of note is that first item under Nat Carb';s online Mat Med on this site (Kent's?) is dislikes open air.
However, *I very much like open air*, and my physical symptoms lessen when I am in open air if it is also fresh and not polluted. I moved from New York City to a rural environment to get more clean air, alas while it is lots better it is not great.


1st, expl. in conventional mod med terms more or less, followed after by current disconcerting symptoms:

Over 10 yrs ago I was thought to have Lyme disease which is a spirochete from tick bite that causes a multitude of symptoms that I was then having such as fever, joint pains and swelling of joints, cognitive problems etc. etc. I was treated with hard core antibiotics. The joint pains and swelling got better, other things got worse. And in turn there were attempts to treat these other things Conventional modern med. style, meaning yet more drugs, esp Ibuprofen, Tylenol with Codeine, and some Cortisol, and Thyroid med.--I'm not even sure I can remember what all now. In addition I had had a lot of antibiotics, vaccinations, etc. for other things earlier in life. And while on things exposed to, add born as a Hanford nuclear site downwinder and happened to be travelling in area of Chernobyl at time of the explosion. There has also been a malignant melanoma surgically removed (no drugs except anaesthesia), and several blood tests show autoimmunity, and a brain scan showed either inflammation or demylenation or both.

Current troublesome symptoms:

Fatigue--from very little exertion, along with nonrefreshing sleep--impedes daily life extremely

Headaches--more than one type--most follow on exposure to toxic chemicals even in small amts. such as are virtually unavoidable in modern life it seems, esp. herbicide, insecticide, solvents, petrochemicals, formaldehyde (in all sorts of things like carpets etc.), etc., also food additives, colours, MSG, ethanol (this type of headache in acute form seems to respond to Gelsemium)
sun exposure headaches (am thinking to try Glonione or Bryonia if and when another one strikes)
reading related headaches, esp. too much computer reading, or could be electric field related since big overhead powerlines also seem to do this.
Anny of these headaches are often accompanied by nausea, sometimes vomitting, sometimes chills and perspiration.

Cognitive impairment--(including memory, concentration, calculating, etc.) generally poor compared to what it used to be --which was originally very high-- fluctuates and seems to follow on with the headaches, except that sun doesn't seem to affect this much. Cognitive function is particularly improved by fresh open air, and particularly aggravated by chemicals and even just "stuffy" indoor air.

Dyspnea--shortness of breath with exertion, & climbing stairs

burning skin (sometimes itchy), esp with computer screen exposure--maybe I better hurry and get away from here!

Weakness and loss of muscle mass (if this makes any sense, in Aryuvedic terms I went from being a pitta to vata type, or from a mesomorph to an ectomorph)

the melanoma and needing to watch moles as they grow or change is disconcerting

the near and farsighedness are both disconcerting

the icy cold feet can be disconcerting

and the teeth problems which include fracturing teeth definitely disconcerting

less disconcerting include
nose bleeds
some neck and back pain (had prior injuries)
and oddity of urine that changes to colour to reddish when exposed to sunlight but only during attacks of illness following chemical exposure (Conventional mod med diagnosis on this one is coproporphyria).
Bodhitshe last decade
And also I was going to say that unlike Nat Carb I don't esp have abdominal distress, but then I got some, and remembered that I do sometimes have that. And when I do it is disconcerting.
Bodhitshe last decade

I read your profile, that is interesting. I hope God wills what you hope for. I think God will will it. :)

Could you say a little more about there not being aggravations at LM potency? I think given my sensitivities I ought to try anything I try at 30c or less to start though and only go up if I think based on response at that level that it is a right remedy.

I guess there is also issue of "palliation" and "supression" even in homeopathics?

Incidentally my situation seemed to follow the exact expected course under homeopathic theory--various treatments supressed more outward symptoms (like swollen joints)--and drove things inward and upward to more severe headaches, etc. even a cancer . (I'm not even sure I actually had Lyme disease, just the attitude was that something was wrong and it fit the picture plus some blood tests said maybe, so idea was that massive antibiotics should be given.)

Add to phys symptom list also but not esp. disconcerting to me:

sweats during sleep

low blood pressure with feeling of about to faint or bit of dizziness when standing quickly

The more I look at things I can find that give psychological profiles for Nat Carb the more it looks closer than Phosphorus.

Although the open air dislike is totally not me, and some physical manifestations fall more under phosphorus.
Bodhitshe last decade
Of course, it is not possible normally for any single remedy to match completely all the multifarious symptoms, modalities etc. as we are looking for a 'simillimum' i.e. something that is 'most similar' and not the same. Another important reason is that people's constitutional remedy can change over time as a result of major shocks to the person's system. E.g. change of residence, incompatible marriage, adverse experiences in work life, loss of dear ones and so on.

Perhaps you may have been a Calcarea Carb as sweating during sleep may indicate, that got transposed to Pulsatilla as better for open air may indicate, which further became Nat Carb with adverse experiences in social or work life. But this is just a conjecture. You can read up on these remedies, think about your past life experiences and reflect whether i am making any sense at all. Because i may be absolutely wrong. You yourself can judge better.

But in homeopathy, we treat the layer that presents itself to us at a given point of time.As that layer is removed taking away a number of irritating symptoms with it, a new layer i.e. a deeper one with its own concomitant symptoms which are mostly the patient's own symptoms from the past. Again you treat that and again that layer is removed. This way you reach the last constitutional layer and then try to treat the symptoms that are still troublesome. But by that time a patient becomes much much better.

To stop aggravations you can perhaps start with the Nat Carb 6, two drops or one pellet twice a day for a few weeks and see whether it helps remove your most troublesome current symptoms. By the way the headache, the lethargy, the mental fatigue etc. are all beautifully covered by Nat Carb. I suggest you definitely try it and then see if it helps or not. If it doesn't you can stop it.

Wishing you a perfect health.

rajivprasad last decade
To stop aggravations you can perhaps start with the Nat Carb 6, two drops or one pellet twice a day for a few weeks

%% Are you thinking 6X or 6C? %%

By the way the headache, the lethargy, the mental fatigue etc. are all beautifully covered by Nat Carb.

%% Yes, I noticed that as I looked at the Mat Med. That was part of what made it seem sensible to start there. Seems like it would both have a poss. of addressing most troublesome symptoms on physical side, and if it is Const. maybe helping to build up vital force, and perhaps ease some of the more mental, emotional parts %%

Wishing you a perfect health.

%% Thank you! %%
Bodhitshe last decade
I am thinking of 6C.

rajivprasad last decade

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