Constitutional Remedy? Long-term emotional issues and female menstrual inconsistenciesHi all - I've recently been interested in homeopathic medicine as an alternative to current ways of healing. I've been in somewhat poor general emotional and hormonal health for a while, and am wondering if you might be able to suggest a remedy. Thank you :)
Patient ID: maison Sex: female Age: 18
Please answer the following questions in a descriptive manner after careful analysis and recollection of previous experiences and happenings.
1. Describe your main suffering?
Emotional duality - trying to balance masculine and feminine temperaments, feelings of sadness and elation, an overwhelming need for company and attention but feeling hateful and critical of those closest to me.
2. What other physical sufferings do you have in your body?
Slow digestion, generally constipated (without pain), whitish, gummy mucus in nose, white discharge around corners of mouth, very swollen eyes/face upon waking, water retention, swollen abdomen after eating/drinking, chilly hands and feet, hands are often clammy, limbs fall asleep easily when they are sat on, stretch marks without any significant weight loss/gain (since early adolescence - at one point tested with high cortisol), sciatica on bending forward, clear skin except for occasional cystic eruptions along jawline which occur a week before my menstrual cycle, occasional pain in left hip extending to lower back
3. What mental sufferings / feelings do you have associated with your physical sufferings?
Easily fatigued, difficult falling asleep, dreams of water, dreams that acts of violence are being committed against me, eager to please others, afraid of criticism and confrontation, wants attention an company, dislikes those closest to me, often depressed
4. What exactly do you feel when you are at your worst?
Feel alone, listless, suicidal. Dislike the idea of advancement and give up in the face of hardship. Uncontrollable sobbing. Want consolation but withdraw or become enraged when another tries to help. Emotionally exhausted, find that food does not provide any energy but will eat sugars/starches nonetheless. Withdraws from social activities. Sometimes violent outlashes. Self-hatred and wallowing in self-pity.
5. When did it all start? Can you connect it to any past event or disease?
First menstruation - arrived at about age 13. Profuse bleeding with dark clots to the point of anaemia - period would continue for three weeks with a break of three or four days without bleeding in between. Was put onto hormonal birth control pills which made me feel extremely emotional (crying, angry, etc). Severe depression and social anxiety followed about a year later along with an eating disorder.
6. Which time of the day you are worst?
Physically - mornings. Very difficult to get out of bed, feel sluggish, slow, tired. Difficult to concentrate
Mentally - evenings. Though I am alert and able to concentrate I often feel depressed, melancholic, or in despair.
7. What are the things which aggravate your suffering and which are those which ameliorate the same?
Aggravate - being alone, warm rooms, being criticized, confrontation, being on my feet for long periods of time, not having enough rest, extreme temperatures, direct sunlight, after eating, stress, commitment, seeing violent images or witnessing accidents, hearing alarms or sudden noises, waking up too early, overcast weather, wind
Ameliorate - going to bed early / having a good night's sleep, moderate exercise, being around others, fair weather, removing sweaters/blankets/socks and other articles of warm clothing, fresh air, mountains and ocean landscapes, swimming/anything related to water
8. Do your think your sufferings have relation to any external stimuli (like, change of place) or any internal biological changes in the body, like, menses (in females)?
Emotionally, I am quite sensitive to the moods of others and tend to react to the way others treat me.
In terms of biological health, the ocean and the mountains (any place of beauty) tend to have calming effects on me and put me in better health. Densely populated areas (ex. shopping malls) and extremely hot/cold places make me physically exhausted, fatigued, nauseous, and stressed.
Female hormonal changes are extremely influential over my health and wellbeing. Very sensitive to the various parts of my menstrual cycle, particularly ovulation and menses. Increased self-confidence and stamina during ovulation, and am particularly physically sensitive, emotional, and sore during the days just preceding menses. Menstrual cycles are sporadic and often lengthy.
9. When do you feel better, during hot weather or cold weather, humid or dry weather?
Moderate weather. Feel moody and downcast on rainy days, easily chilled by the rain, easily fatigued during extreme heat. Prefer a spring-like climate.
10. Describe your general mental set up? Are you Moody, Arrogant, Mild, Agreeable Changeable, Nervous, Suspicious, Easily offended, Quiet, Arguing, Irritating, Lazy etc.
- Agreeable, mild disposition.
- Easily persuaded and influenced.
- Kind and giving.
- Feel obliged to smile and be kind/'good' regardless of how I am feeling internally.
- Often feel like I have to conform to others' ideas of who I should be.
- Enjoy being seen as an independent person, but strongly desire attention and company.
- Dislike confrontation, arguments.
- Quite critical of others, especially those I am close to, but I do not voice these opinions for the most part.
- Slow to respond to questions - like to find the right words to say and want to make sure I am saying things exactly as I mean them.
- Rely on others to make decisions.
- Don't want to impose upon others, often have trouble asking for help.
- How do you feel before or during a thunderstorm?
Dislike sudden 'booms' of thunder / flashes of light, but don't mind the rain. Scent of rain is very calming.
- Do you like being consoled during your tough times?
Crave consolation, but withdraw or become angry when it is actually recieved. Enjoy sympathy but feel uncomfortable when it is actually expressed towards me. Somewhat self-indulgent when it comes to feeling sorry for myself.
- Are you sensitive to external stimuli like smell, noise, light etc?
Dislike sudden loud noises or flashing lights. Sensitive to bright light, prefer a low-lit environment.
- Do you have any typical habit or gesture like nail biting, causeless
weeping, talking to one self etc?
Often chew/pick at my cuticles, chew the inside of my cheeks, cracking knuckles, chew on the end of pen caps.
- How do you feel about your friends, family, your children and especially your husband / wife?
Typically feel disgruntled and critical towards loved ones. Crave relationships but dislike spending time with the friends I have. Find my boyfriend to be dull but don't want to leave the relationship. Extremely critical towards my mother but at the same time highly dependent upon her.
11. What are your fears and do you dream of any situation repeatedly?
Fear of robbers/criminals/rapists/monsters attacking when alone in the dark, fear of being rejected or abandoned, dreams of myself being raped, dreams of being kidnapped by drug dealers, dreams of falling into water, dreams of being trapped in basements, dreams of my father trying to kill me with a gun
12. What do you crave for in food items and what are your aversions?
Crave - sugar, sweets, ice water, starchy sweet food, caramel
Dislike - eggs, pepper, asparagus, almond milk, most soy-based products (ex. savory tofu), most salty and savoury foods, meat (especially pork and sausage). Dislike the smell of cooking.
13. How is your thirst: Less, Normal or Excessive?
Typically quite thirsty. Prefer hot drinks in summer and cold drinks in winter. Enjoy ice water.
14. How if your hunger: Less, Normal or Excessive?
Relatively normal, though I cannot go for long periods without eating without feeling absent-minded or grumpy. If I go for a very long time without eating (ie. half a day), I no longer feel hungry. Craving for starchy foods, especially sweets. Tend to feel nauseous upon waking.
15. Is there any kind of food which your body cant stand?
Feel nauseous after drinking almond milk / eating almond butter. Dislike sausage. Profuse mucus in nose after drinking cow's milk. Tend to feel congested after eating bread, nauseous after eating meat. Dislike cooked peppers. Dislike blue cheese, as well as most other cheeses. Feel extremely exhausted 4-5 hours after eating bread or sweets.
16. Is your sweat normal or less or more? Where does it sweat more: Head, Trunk or Limbs?
Typically sweaty palms and underarms. Often have to use a clinical strength antiperspirant to prevent myself from becoming cold with sweat. No particular odor. Feet are sweaty in the summer months. Wake up in cold sweats during sleep if there are too many blankets on the bed.
17. How is your bowel movement and stool type?
Typically constipated (bowel movement 3-4 times a week) but without pain. Abdominal bloating and water retention is common. Stool is typically knotty and held together by mucous.
18. How well do you sleep? Do you have a particular posture of sleeping?
Occasional difficulty falling asleep, particularly when stressed. Tendency to awake in the early hours of the morning (around 3 am) from childhood. Often frightening or violent dreams, occuring near the time of waking. Sleep on my right side with arms tucked underneath my head and knees bent with the blanket covering my arms. Dislike being too warm in bed, wearing socks or long pants to bed makes it difficult to sleep.
19. Do you think you are able to satisfy your sexual desires in general?
Not a particularly sexual person aside from around the time of ovulation. More romantic than sexual. Sexual desire is mostly that of another person; I feel as though I should please them. Somewhat frigid, sexually; anxious of judgement; relatively passive. Enjoy being 'caretaker' or giving to another person in a romantic or sexual relationship.
20. How do you think you are different from others, if at all?
Enjoy the idea of being an individual. Pursue unique interests, music, arts, literature so as to have a distinct character. Dislike being commonplace but am fearful of being judged for being different. Dislikes partying and recklessness more than most others my age. Relatively more introverted and academic compared to others. Typically gentler and more eager to please than others.
21. What medications have been taken earlier by you to treat the diseases and do you have any particular symptom surfacing after the medication?
Many different antibiotics used during childhood and adolescence due to recurrent throat and tonsil infections. Hormonal birth control pills of several varieties used to regulate menstrual cycle during adolescence caused bloating, weight gain, extremely emotional behaviour - disliked this medication immensely; hormonal birth control caused immense mood swings and food cravings. Anti-depressants (fluoxetine, escitalopram, paroxetine)cause brain fog, emotionlessness, mindless eating, inability to concentrate. Removed myself from anti-depressants during middle adolescence due to its negative effects on thought and concentration. Typically quite sensitive to general anaesthesia - take a long time to wake up afterwards.
22. What major diseases are running in your family?
Mother and first cousin have multiple sclerosis; grandmother has type 1 diabetes; many family members have experienced depression, father hospitalized for nervous breakdown during my childhood, grandmother spent many years in psychiatric hospital for major depressive disorder.
23. Describe, how do you look like? Describe your overall appearance
I am relatively tall (174 cm) with long brown hair and large blue eyes. I have relatively large, white teeth and generally pale skin. I am relatively slender (53 kg) with long, slender feet and long, slender hands. I have long legs and long arms. I am typically smiling or wearing a content expression. I tend to rest my arms and legs in awkward/strange positions.
24. (ONLY FOR FEMALES)
Please answer the following questions:
(Please give details of your past menstruation if you have attained menopause.)
- Are the periods early, regular or late in general? How long do they last?
Regular/late in general. (Occurring every 32 days or so). Lasting about a week.
- Do you suffer from any kind of physical or mental discomfort before, during or after the periods?
About a week before, I tend to get acne breakouts along my jawline. Three days before, I notice breast tenderness. A day before, I feel very emotional and tend to react to any sort of criticism or bad experience by crying. Feel listless right before period. During my period, I tend to weigh about 0.5 kg less than usual.
- Is the flow scanty, normal or excessive?
Relatively normal flow, slightly excessive on first two days of period. Scanty amounts of blood on days 5-7. Durign first two years of menstruation, extremely profuse amounts of blood.
- Is the blood thick bright red or pale watery?
Thick, rust-colored blood. Typically more brown than red in color.
- Do you notice any clots in the flow?
Black-red clots of about 0.3 mm in diameter are typical, especially during days 2 and 3 of my menstrual cycle.
maison on 2011-11-16
The following additional information is required to help you. Therefore, please do the best you can in providing a detailed and accurate data.
6. Height .
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
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 8 years ago
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One dose means
If the medicine is in pills form 2 pills. Don't touch pills with hand. Use cap of bottle to take pills.
If the medicine is in liquid dilution form, 2 drops in some 20 ml water. Sip up slowly.
Please follow homeo restrictions like no coffee, no raw onion/garlic, no strong perfumes, don't eat or drink anything within 30 minutes before or after taking medicine.
♥ kadwa 8 years ago
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