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Help for my depression


My first post. thank you for any help. Feel free to ask me for details. Are certified homeopaths answering questions?

Here's my situation:

1. Depression: Anxiety. Unwilling to relax. Constipated the last three years, going sometimes once in two weeks, and even then, very little. Not much urine either. Have not been sleeping really past three years either; awake, but not awake, hard to really give people a good picture of this. These started when I was hospitalized, but depression started maybe ten years ago, or more. Supplements have helped with the constipation, and may have made a dent on the depression, but they seem to be causing a problem with my liver enzymes. (Started supplements about ten months ago, with an N.D.) Do not tolerate cold water, or sunlight, or heat. Do not see well in the dark. Maybe some people cry while depressed. I sense tears inside, but do not cry, cannot cry. Refuse to follow any one’s advice, even simple things: if you say up, I say down (others have told me this, and I think it may be true). Ungrounded, my head is spinning very quickly, so that for one year or more after the hospital I was nauseous when in a car. Therefore, ground feels slippery easily, and feel unsafe on my feet. Fear around people and even in my own skin. Do not share my feelings of anger, sadness (this has been around since little, but has been much more uncomfortable as an adult). Feel like I am disconnected from others, and others do not talk to me (a couple of months ago, w/ help of suppl., people began coming over to me in the street to say hello; this didn’t last long, as most of the suppl. were stopped b/c of liver issue) Feel like chest is depressed. Have had the feeling of looking at my body from outside, not in my body. Being in a building with others has always been intolerable, even my parents’ house. Have felt, it has seemed like parts of my body were bigger / smaller than they actually were; objects/people have also seemed this way. Did not have friends as kid, pretty much by myself, avoided sports. Not sure if I want to get better, but then, why would I be seeing someone (yet I don’t listen to a word he says)? People have said I seem like I’m in a constant state of torture. Don’t look at people when they talk, certainly not in the eye. Don’t talk about what’s really bothering me, now. Refuse to deal with fear. Rigid knees, back, joints. Won’t let go. Twitching muscles after exertion, after muscle exertion. Tired! But, have a hard time staying inside for more than a few days without at least taking a walk around the block. Feel like others don’t respect me. Have imagined seeing things, sometimes. Scared of dark. Don’t trust, I think.
2. Most symptoms are sensed in the head: anxiety, etc. Disassociated from body; this has involved excruciating (extreme) embarrassment/shame of my body. Eyes: prescription glasses. Muscles tense throughout body. Muscles have gotten frozen in place (ex.: toes, maybe fingers, calf muscles - cramps)
3. Depression began interfering more w/ my functioning in high school, and even more after high school. Am 30 yrs. old now. Constipation and insomnia started same time, about three years ago, in hospital (psych.) All the symptoms may be related to early childhood experiences. As a child, I was tortured (emotionally, not physically, or w/ sever cursing, etc.; rather it was much more subtle, whatever).
4. Besides above, can’t think of any particular time it’s worse: light, heat, cold, around others (but sometimes, I find a need to get out). After exercising.
5. Nothing, besides above: alone (though not much better, just a little relief), and around one or two grounded people (recently – last ten years - I have had somewhat of a relationship with a grounded person). Yes, when in a dark room. Also, when I remain still, but that is almost impossible for me often. Supplements have helped (magnesium, skullcap (lateriflora), Vit. C., multi, niacinamide, Vit. D., and a couple others.) Magnesium and has helped relax. Skullcap also, in some way.
6. Don’t sleep, but skullcap (lateriflora) has helped a little with dreams for some reason, but only helped for a night (perhaps, eventually, something would come up from the past). No recurring dreams, Dream involved who I would marry; usually do not remember dreams, or else I’ve pushed them aside in my head, like all thoughts I have. Have forced my thoughts into consciousness while sleeping, so it has been a forced dream.
7. Sensitive to touch, criticism, heat, sunlight, cold (water, air temp.), moisture (walking into a steamy bathroom – very uncomfortable.) Tend to like things (room temperature) warmer than others, at least past ten years, as depression seems more apparent.
8. Attitudes: conservative, kind, compassionate, absorb others’ feelings easily, fear of feelings (fear of killing someone, losing control) and just about everything, it seems: fear of fear. Leaning towards the spiritual in this world, perhaps. Never relax, even in private, never. Might have severe trust issues. Defensive to even the remote possibility of someone criticizing or offering ideas). Fear of sexuality, being judged. Feel inferior. Perfectionistic/control issue. Perseptive. Critical of others, myself, past, future, cynical, self absorbed. Sense of past lives. Have yet to commit to anything, a job, friendship, voluntary routine (fear of commitment, failure).
9. Like broccoli. Cold water is pleasant when I feel good (whenever that is/was!), but hard to tolerate mostly.) Not really aware of my likes and dislikes in a big way: get very quickly caught up in my mind, and even have needed other people to mention this; have a hard time acknowledging this. Used to have an aversion to spinach, and used to be more in touch, perhaps, with these things, and my real self. It’s painful to think I am moving away from who I really am. (Others have said I am slowly, very slowly, making progress the past number of years, but it has been mightily difficult for me to acknowledge this in my depression).
10. No major diseases of the past.
11. Had akathisia once to a med. Did not have this a few years later w/ same pychotropic. Gained weight on another.
12. W/ N.D. have tried Lyssinum (fear of killing someone) 1 M, Lycopodium (not sure of dose, maybe 10 M) (anger?), Staphysagrius 200 C (tried a couple of weeks ago). May have tried something for confidence, which may have helped somewhat, but none of these have lifted the depression really. Not ready to have a schedule, involve myself in world, etc. Still tired. May have tried another a couple others, but don’t remember which now. Have not slept better. If anger is coming out, it is not really apparent to me. Cried a little when trying lyssinum, I think. (Can find other homeopathic remedies I’ve tried, if you want.)
13. Seasonal allergies. Weak body.

Ask if you have questions. Wonder if I need a supplement and/ or really high potencies of these remedies, though I have heard they can lose their effectiveness if you take them for a long time. I’m new here! Thank you.
  D.S.B. on 2011-11-07
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
I can try to help you out here.

I will post my intake form, can you go through it and see if there are any questions that haven't already been answered in your first post. I will then look at both lots of information and may have a few more questions for you.


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?


You should address each problem separately using the above 7 questions as a guide. Do not put all your complaints into each of the 7 questions. Discuss one problem at a time. If you have, for example, a headache with nausea, do each component separately too (what makes the head pain worse or better, what makes the nausea worse or better).

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

9. Also give these details

a) Body type and build
b) Skin colour and texture
c) Areas of the body tends to perspire on
d) Odour of sweat, body, stool, flatus, urine
e) Colour of stool, urine, sweat

10. Give any reactions to vaccines or medical drugs.

David Kempson
Professional Classical Homoeopath
Dip.Hom.Med. 1994
brisbanehomoeopath last decade
Hi there,

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 ….
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, impatient…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.

For Females Only
37. When is the period during the month approx date? Any monthly cycle issues? Regular, early, late, before problems, after problems, pain, any other discharges?
38. Are you pregnant? If yes, please give pregnancy start date? Any current issues?

nawazkhan last decade
1. Foods - can't think of any major cravings.
2. No major drink cravings/hate. Don't like grapefruit juice, grapefruit, way too bitter/sour. Maybe hate.
3. Depression started long time ago, but haven't slept really past three years. Asleep, but not asleep, tense. If I've taken skullcap and magnesium it's better, more relaxed, and if haven't taken either in an while, and suddenly start skullcap, maybe have a dream.
4. Humidity is the worst. Very hot also bad. But, have a tendency to like room temp. warmer than others, usually.
5. A fly on my skin or buzzing around me. Horrible feeling. Pollution/chemicals.
6. Energy very low. Low even before depression really hit.
7. Very uncomfortable touching others, being touched/hugged, etc., even men, women even more. Have sexual desire but little energy. Hard to tell about desire really at this time, not sure why.
8. (man)

a) 5'5', weak arms, bald (I know this is lycopodium). Glasses. 110 pounds (lost weight recently after having just fruit and veg. and little meat, even beans - was 125-130).
b)light skin color. Some say it's yellow, but maybe just pale. no skin problems
c)perspire under arms and bottoms of feet, most
d) okay body smell if shower. Sweat smells like sweat, urine no particular smell.
e) stool has recently been reddish sometimes; have done liver cleanse recently
f) akathisia to an antipsychotic once, didn't have this a few years later on higher dose (though really don't think have schizophrenic issues). Gained weight on zyprexa (maybe that was the one w/ akathisia). NO psych. meds ever helped. (tried maybe ten).

1. Never worked for long.
2. 30
3. male
4. single. had girlfriend once for short period.
5. 110
6. 5'5'
7. u.S.A.
8. new York (30 F in winter, 80 summer)
9. no energy, no trust, some say I don't want to get better, anger, major fear - fear of being embarrassed, losing control, other things.
10. energy - since kid. trust - since kid. want to get better (involved in world)- since kid. Anger - since kid. Fear - little kid (don't remember when any of these exactly started).
11. non diabetic
12. prefer sweets, pickles, Not very salty, moderately salty
13. not particulary thirsty, usually don't drink a lot
14. tongue clean. taste okay
15. low Blood p. (lower # is around 60)
16. Have never jumped into the world, really tried anything, never let go or relax (even alone) See #9
17. Tense. Aggravated. Don't really feel my feelings/let them express themselves
18. non assertive, agressive- just being in the world
19. not sure. uncomfortable, but am starting to accept this, perhaps
20. what else to add?
21. emotional torture as child. grandmather dying, perhaps - it did not turn my life upside down.
22. sad, maybe was my daughter in past life
23. don't remember. I cried, but not much.
24. What I'm doing now? Fear. Deep sadness (carried over from past life? have a lot of sadness maybe from this life not expressed)
25. lycopodium (10 M maybe), strammonium (dose?), staphysagria (200 C). Maybe one or two others recommended. tried arsenicum (have imagined seeing things w/o supplements (stopped b/c caused elevated liver enzymes - maybe b/c of vit. c. (o-ring tested by someone), but may have caused actually this, over past day, not sure.
prozac- not helpful - 80 mg. mood stabilizer - no effect.
vit. c. - helped people get on my nerves less. mag. citrate - relax. skullcap - relax, go to bathroom? vit. b. - maybe energy. niacinamide - relax.
26. what are you asking?
27. 3 years college. Pushed myself thru. but, people say i'm very smart.
28. not working
29. sweet things, pasta, (though i've been avoiding these); spiced a little
30. not sure of any. maybe dairy. sweets?
31. very friendly, slef-reliant, lots of fear. very smart. trust issues. very little energy. self-absorbed (since little), w/o skullcap, mind feels like disconnected/outside of body - from shame /fear? cannot get inside w/o skullcap/ maybe other supplements, never in the moment. Guilt. Embarassed of my existence. Very impatient. see thru-out answers. very difficult going in buildings, and hanging out there. Can't make commmitments, keep schedule. Noises bother me. hard to be in the dark.
32. always aggravated. no special time of year. Maybe summer.
33. none
34. none
35. none special
36. ?
Maybe, some of these have gotten less past few months w/ homeo. above, whatever. Hard to say; have a hard taking note in a class room, studying, at this time, brain fog most of the time. Not really in reality, ungrounded. Hope I got everything in! other questions? Read first post above.

Thanks a million,
D.S.B. last decade
This is a highly complex case, with a lot of components to it. On top of that there is a lot of medical suppression, and so we will need to go carefully and with as much confidence as we can. Fortunately I deal with a lot of mental health cases in clinic.

Can you describe more on the following terms, concepts, ideas and expressions. Remember that long answers are more helpful than short ones. Also, be careful not to quote symptoms from our remedies or our literature - they must be your words and not come from someone else.

The reason I ask you to clarify, is that the symptom itself is often represented by many remdies, including the hundreds of new ones we have now. So it is the shades of difference that often point to the specific remedy rather than just adding them all up mathematically (making homoeopathy an ART more than a science).

Unwilling to relax

Head is spinning very quickly

Ground feels slippery

Fear around people

Fear in my own skin

Disconnected from others

Chest is depressed

Not in my body

Parts are bigger/smaller

Constant state of torture

Rigid, tense, frozen

Seeing things

Fear of the dark

Extreme excrutiating embarassment/shame

Impossible to remain still

Push aside thoughts

Forced dream

Fear of killing someone

Fear of losing control

Fear of fear

Severe trust issues

Fear of sexuality



Sense of past lives

Fear of comittment

Fear of failure
brisbanehomoeopath last decade
Have not taken any psych. meds in several months.

Would say I have a control issue. Don't know how to explain. Can't stand others displaying their control issues, esp. when it involves me (also, my father is a control freak). 'My way or the highway'. Want everything done my way, cooking, etc.

Unwilling to relax-always judging, never enjoying life. Mind never relaxes - even when sleeping. Pressure. Can wake up in the night with a thought, idea, this has happened a few times, I think. Angst. Never lied down since as far back as I can remember in order to just marvel at the world. this angst is more evident when with people. Will not let myself fall down (physically) even if someone says he is behind me, and if I would do this once, I would not do it again.
Head spinning- thoughts spinning around; therefore, do not feel steady on my feet, if I'm taking a walk, I'll turn around and even go back a little. I think I don't want to move forward in life, or am stuck in negativity. Maybe if I somehow got an injection of positive energy, and energy in general, I could deal with the past, present and future.
slippery- literally, it feels slippery,a nd I wonder if it's really there in some way, perhaps.
fear w/ people- especially in tight places, buildings, especially in my parents' house. LIke I can't breathe, though have never had a panic attack, maybe never even let myself have one, by sheer control of my body and mind.
Once, the doctor stuck in the needle to draw blood and nothing came out for a while, had to do something, perhaps I was actually controlling my blood flow?
in own skin- by myself, fear of the criticism I subject myself to, perhaps. Suppress the criticism of myself, so I don't even notice it, but know it's there
disconnected- never any friends who I've planned anything with, looking forward to the trip. Lost sense of my own feelings and others, saying insensitive things.
chest depressed- literally, and it also has felt that way, and seemed that way in the mirror.
not in body - completely detached from body sensations. Sought of seems like I'm looking at myself and others from outside of my body, not connected to body.
bigger/smaller- like someone using a magnifying glass and it seems closer to my eyes, taking up all my focus and attention, or just the opposite.
torture- feel like I don't know what's expected of me. Aware of thoughts, and am very aware in general, absorbing all the things around me, so when I'm self - aborbed, this awareness of all possibilities (esp. the negative ones), imobilizes me, and is torturous.
Rigid- have physically rigid body. Energy conserved to center of body. frozen facial expression, unresponsive. Imagine seeing the things I fear, or anything that substitutes with dealing with reality.
Fear of the dark - the unknown. Maybe also thieves, etc., but it's more of a general fear.
Pain/embarrassment - don't like myself, ashamed of my body, it's imperfections, my anger and fear, and all feelings, etc. (embarrassed of my sexuality, anger, ideas, being judged, punishment 'assuming responsibilty' - winding up in jail, perhaps, screwing up life). Imagining these things - that I will screw up my life or have already, causes great embarrassment/shame, etc. Avoid these feelings, and face rarely turns red. It has turned red from very minor things in the past.
still- when I think I will be judged, or get out of control, or will be punished for gettting out of control, and feel stuck - then I will move around; this usually takes place when in public.
I push aside thoughts to the point that I simply cannot put them into words when I am talking. Sometimes they're neutral thoughts. Feels like the thoughts are being sucked back into me or reentering the darkness, and can actually sense the darkness in my mind, picturing it in my mind, heart. 'don't think that thought' 'no none is interested in that thought' ' people won't listen to your problems' 'You're too negative, so no one will listen or pay attention, or really try to help' 'no one understands' 'no one will understand' 'until I can be a rockof support to others, no one will be a rock of support to me, leading me every step of the way' 'if I try to open up, no one will take me step by step, and when I need someone most, no one will be available, or the people I will rely on will desert me,
or I will give up and won't have the strength to get through the times when I will feel the hopelessness inside of me' 'I am so smart, no one can relate to me, and they are involved in their stupidity' (Though I do think, in reality, if the depression would lift, I would be quite understanding)
Forced dream - like my thoughts come into my awareness, and these thoughts are simply thoughts at night, no pictures, or story line. The deeper parts of me - the sense of the spiritual world, very rarely come to awareness, even at night.
Maybe want to kill someone in some way, though don't think I actually would; nevertheless, the thought has been so powerful, it really has seemed in my mind that I would do it, if gotten angry, and really expressed it, esp. anger towards my father. this is a fear.
Losing control- urinating in public, sexual displays, displaying affection or any sincere feeling, falling on the floor and wail (I have sadness inside).
Fear of fear - never deal with my fear, feel the fear fully, respect it, work with it, get over it, talk about it fully, imagine something positive behind it. I think I need a boost of energy to deal with all the negativity, or so it dissolves.
Trust - feel like it's me against the world. Feel overpowered by others, they'll bulldoze right over me if they think they can (especially when I am in a vulnerable state). Feel like people don't really want to deal with their issues, looking forward with techniques, something I have imagined doing.
Sexuality - displays of affection, intimacy, going with feelings. Very rigid mind- body when alone also.More detail? Pretty sure I'm attracted to women, not really men.
Inferior- worse than others, others actually deeply care, are honest, can make a living, deal with life, bounce back when things get rough.
Perfectionist- dot the 'i' in the right place, sign your name exactly like they taught you in 3rd grade, clean room, orderly, 'everything is a square or a rectangle', never get angry, never make a mistake, don't admit mistakes easily at all or look forward by taking responsibility, taking risks in society, commit to a routine, job, etc. b/c of this immobility, etc.
Have had flashes, images from past lives in the past, like once at grandmather's apartment, sensed she was my daughter in past life (another person also sensed this), was living in Africa w/ many wives (pictured this once at my parents' house) (someone else sensed this as well), etc. Hasn't happened in years.
commitment- job, taking on anything on a consistent basis that affects others, or even me alone. W/ supplements (before I stopped them) was more able to do things to help others (but I think the fear may have still been there, not sure)
failure- what will people say if I fail, make fun of me, look down on me, no longer be my friend.
don't stand up for myself, respect myself, so other people seem to bump into me more; yes, I think people actually do; this hurts very much, like I don't exist. And, without supplements of some kind, despite all the homeopathics, have felt like I don't exist.
hope this is more helpful.
Have tried the following over the past eight months or so:
strammonium -from n.d.- 200 c, once
lycopodium -from n.d. - 1 m , daily for one week), 10 m - not sure how many times (not more than five).
lyssin (not sure where got the idea for this): 10 m, and 1 m (not sure how long)
aurum metallicum - on own, for liver issue mentioned before - CM , maybe four times (3 pellets each time)
Staphysagria: w/ N.D. - 200 c (4 days), about two weeks ago.
arsenicum - on own - 30 c, a few times (3 pellets each time)
Maybe some of these were not a good idea!
Can' think of anything else.
Have tried flower essences for few months, not found helpful.
Maybe hoemopathics have been a little helpful, by I need major, tremendous amount more help with above issues. W/o supplements, feel like I am going backward to the way thing were, past month or so.

Thank you again (I know this was very long). Any other questions, thoughts, let me know.

D.S.B. last decade
Just describe the experience of the following sensations. Don't tell me any more stories about your life, or explain it logically. Just define the expression as you understand it, then describe the experience, using images or analogies to help me understand what the sensation would be like for anyone or anything who experiences that feeling/sensation. Be imaginative, and if you can sort of free associate the words (let come out whatever first comes to you).



Can't breath in tight places

Controlling my blood flow



Energy conserved to centre of body

Frozen, unresponsive

Sucked back in

Rock of support

Open up

Bulldoze over me

I am pretty sure I understand what Kingdom your remedy comes from, but I need more clarification on the group and subgroup before I can get to the remedy itself.
[message edited by brisbanehomoeopath on Wed, 09 Nov 2011 21:10:30 GMT]
brisbanehomoeopath last decade
firstly, I am all in my head, so to free associate sounds impossible at this time. don't relax enough to really be aware of any free associations.
'Stuck-then I will move around'-no matter what I do, things will go wrong, the other person will not like me. Image: a father yelling at his son two years old, for the fifth time, and the son will do anything to just not be there. that's what it feels like when I am in public.
slippery-things slide easily, no traction. Image: a car sliding out of control on a slick highway when it starts to rain.
Can't breathe..- not getting enough oxygen. Image: you just learned that your seven children died in a car accident, and you can't accept the emotions, so you freeze, and feel like you can't breathe.
Controlling my blood flow- literally. Image: holding in urine, or maybe if someone feels he is going to spit out his food b/c he feels like he has to laugh, he...deadens his body, whatever.
detached - not aware of. Image: like someone put something in your pocket, and you didn't see, simply not aware; though you sense there is something there, and can feel the shape with your hand from outside, you really don't know what it is.
Immobilizes-not able to make a decision, and not able to think clearly about what I want to do. Image: a little kid walks into a candy store for the first time and there are thousands of choices, and smells, etc. and his mother says he has to pick the healthiest one, but they're all unhealthy! Or you're a priest, and have to encourage and empathize with everyone in your temple in one day... but you know they won't listen to anything you say, and it's your first day there (not he best example). Or you have thirty chess move possiblities, but you know you have zero chance of winning.

Have to go now; hope to get back to the rest later. Hope this was helpful; I think I am trying my best giving a picture.
D.S.B. last decade
So to you 'Stuck/Move around' is another word for not being liked? Are you sure that is what Stuck means to you? 'I am stuck' = 'I am not liked/I will be yelled at'?

Remember I am not asking for an explaination of when it happens at this point, just the actual experience, sensation or description of the word/expression.

The same thing for Freeze - generally when people learn they have just lost someone they love, they cry or become hysterical. That situation doesn't explain to me the concept, sensation or image of freezing. In fact quite the opposite - normally people would be very emotional and move around in their grief.

When would someone or something Freeze? What does it mean to 'freeze'?

There is a theme here, but I must be sure I really understand it. Not why it happens, but what exactly happens.

Stuck, Freeze, Immobilze, Not aware - there is a theme in these images and words, this is what I am trying to understand. What picture forms from them, what experience are you trying to describe (not what is the story in your life that triggers it)?

This is actually difficult for people new to this kind of homoeopathic case-taking, so don't worry about struggling with it at first. It gets easier once you understand what is being asked of you.
brisbanehomoeopath last decade
Shock, freeze, immobile, unaware- are all basically desribing shock, denial (avoidance of reality), and a need to preserve my physical and mental integrity.
Am I onto what your'e asking?
D.S.B. last decade
Freeze, immobilize- body becomes numb, cold. Numb fingers. NUmb- like you were sitting on your hands for four hours, they would be numb, same feeling. Joints don't move, today my toes were stuck, bent in, and restuck even after I put them back in place. Whole body becomes weak. Arms tremble when leaning on something, things fall out of my hands, muscles all over my body twitch and tremble.
Noticed fear today when walking (b/c of suppl., have not noticed this for many months, but stopped them recently)- pain in my chest, lower chest, pain in belly, not sharp pain, but now I remember, that it has at times been sharp in center of chest (vs. the side).
Can't breathe - chest is sunken in, tight, feels like someone is standing on top of me.
Can't breathe in tight places- suffocated. If someone put a bag over your head, maybe you would get this same sensation.
Any better?
Do you want me to try this for other words?
Bulldoze over me- feel irrelevant, insignificant, very close to the ground, or like I'm part of the ground- feeling deep sadness in chest - tears in chest, when feeling this way, despair- sinking feeling, like all your blood is draining out of your system - energy seeping away, like I want to collapse on the floor and never get up. Ashamed, like I want to bang my head against the wall, when feeling this way. Feeling useless.
D.S.B. last decade
Whenever I am a little calmer, in the past, and so the general dull knot of ache - pain, and tight chest, subside, they are replaced by a feeling like I am being stabbed by five knives, and I am all alone. Usually, I have let this last a few moments, before completely numbing my body.
Detached from body-like I am walking/sitting, lying on top of my body, not in my body, like I am floating on my bed, in the chair, on my legs.
D.S.B. last decade
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Heidi last decade
Yes much better, now you are getting it :)

This is now a much better case. You moved down the the level I need easily. Let me look over this.
brisbanehomoeopath last decade
Ok I just noticed you didn't expand on some things for me.

Rock of support

Sucked back in

Open up
brisbanehomoeopath last decade
Rock of support- unfazed by negativity, theirs and others, not influenced by the craziness (fear) of others, see the good in and of everything - and so would be happy.
Sucked back into me - suffocating me (not breathing well), from them being trapped inside.
Open up- Grieve over the past, lost opportunities, etc., and allow others to be aware of it (crying in front of someone), yelling - and hoping someone will realize I am just expressing how lost, hurt, vulnerable I feel/felt; relax,feel warmth throughout my body, express my deepest thoughts,and be genuine with myself in all ways - following my interests, etc.
Hope this is good; these expressions are not really describing emotions or sensations in any way but rather broader than that.
D.S.B. last decade
Can you give me more simple meanings for those phrases?




Try to describe the process of it, the feeling of it (not the emotions).

What is a rock? What does it mean to be sucked back in? What is the process you go through to open up?
brisbanehomoeopath last decade
Opening up means sharing my feelings, interests, etc. I would be relaxed, my muscles wouldn't twitch, I would trust, I would have imaginative dreams instead of forced, I would feel supported by my bed instead of floating on it
Rock - something that does not change, is dependable, consistent. I would have energy, my eyes would not feel sucken in, I would not feel hardness (like the hard mass in my chest) in any part of my body), I would not feel like the my back is a rod of steel (and could bend it easily)(when one is bendable, he is more dependable, not less)
Suck-reabsorb, return to as before. Lose energy, return to a state of shock, so I would not feel the ball in my chest, my back becomes more rigid, like a metal rod, etc.
Any better?
Are these more simple?
D.S.B. last decade
Can you describe more on the rigid metal rod (back) and general hardness.

What is the experience of floating?
brisbanehomoeopath last decade
Rod- like my back is made of one piece of metal and must move as one piece, does not bend. Muscles pulled tight in back. Don't feel like my back is supporting me, my body. Actually, back is numb, don't feel it.
Floating- like me and the bed are two separate things, instead of melting into the bed, becoming like one with it.
Hardness- stiff (back and heart, etc.), like heart is encased in a container of glass, and may crack at any moment; this may be exaggerating, but the idea is there. With this goes the feeling of panic, and feeling like I can't breathe (the feelings rotate).
D.S.B. last decade
Ok I am considering how to proceed here.
brisbanehomoeopath last decade
Any ideas?
D.S.B. last decade
I have been over this several times trying to understand what you are describing.

So the back feels like a hard metal rod, and yet it does not support you? That is a strange paradox.

There is still difficulty in getting you to just describe the concepts, the words themselves. I may not be able to get you to do this here. Sometimes without a face-to-face presence people simply cannot do it.

This is a shame because you seem on the edge of describing something very specific and interesting. Perhaps I am asking the wrong questions. I am going to shift back up a few levels and then move back down.

So let me ask you to describe more on these statements:

Describe how you see other people, how you see yourself compared to other people.

Describe more on 'Inferior'

Describe more on 'Perfect'

Describe more on 'Looked down on'

Tell me what qualities you value in a friend, and what qualities friends would value in you.

Describe more on 'shame of my body'.

Describe more on 'avoiding'.

Describe more on being 'punished'.
brisbanehomoeopath last decade
My back I would say is hard, beyond feeling hard, is simply unwilling to bend in a smooth fashion. I think if I acceessed feeling in my back, yes, it would not support me.
I see myself as majorly superior in terms of awareness, despite my inability to even access this virtually all the time. Others are more rgrounded and becuase of that are able to connect their spiritualo and physical and be much more approachable. It's not that I am not fun loving, it's just that others are in that mode, while I am , in awareness, not even in my body, or in a very stuck place in my body.
Inferior- I feel like zero or below zero compared to others, despite my abilties, b/c I cannot connect my spiritual and physical bodies. Perfect- everything must be in all aspects perfect -as if G-d himself is there in all his glory in that object or action. looked down on - like I don ot belong on this world - b/c I dissaccociate from the human aspects of the person - physical and down right ugly (from a soul perspective ) aspects of the human. People disconnect from me b/c this disconnecton of myslef stems from my sadness and depression I beleieve, or atleast they come together , so it turns people off.
Value in friend- loyalty, able to laugh and not take things so seroiusly, seeing the good in everything and no bad, for all is good, able to connect the spiritual and physical worlds through action, and able to advise me and guide me in this. In me- loyalty, empathy, dedication (I have not yet found dedication on my part to a great extent in myself, though). Shame of body - involves disassociation from my body, a feeling of heat in my body that cannot be tolerated. Avoiding and punished i'm having a hard time finding those written above, but I avoid all discomforts and run from confronting my fears, don't acknowledge them really, that I know.
Any help? I hope so...
D.S.B. last decade
My grasp on perfectoinism is perhaps a hiding from my own awareness inside of my lack of perfection.
D.S.B. last decade
Yes I think I was pursuing the wrong words. In clinic, in a face-to-face situation, there are a number of clues that allow me to see which words are more important. Here I have to make educated guesses.

However you have described the state of Lac-caninum. Can you get 200c of this remedy?
brisbanehomoeopath last decade

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