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Seperation Anxiety 1 year old

Hi, my 1 yo daughter is extremely attached to me. She must sleep beside me, her father can not put her to bed. She senses if I am not in bed beside her and wakes crying. She can play on her own, but more often has to be held by me. She wakes up crying recently, as though she does not like to be alone. She sleeps better in the car and if carried by me.
She starts daycare next year and im staring to get concerned as to her sleeping while away from me. When i go to the chiropractor and he touches me she becomes inconsolable, the worst I ever see her cry.
Other factors; she frightens/startles easily and then shakes. She is very intelligent and has very good fine motor skills. She likes to talk a lot. She sleeps with her face buried into the pillow or my neck. She loves music.Does not like to be constricted with sleep (cuddles) and kicks all her blankets off and sleeps with nothing on top at all. She was a little late with her crawling, only just started this week (1year, 2 weeks old)
We have thought of reflux as she had it at 6 weeks.
remedies we have tried are
lac fel (got rid of eczema)
calc carb
kali carb

I look forward to your ideas.
  AllyJo on 2011-12-22
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
1. Describe in detail the main problems - appearance, colour, shape, symptoms, behaviour etc. What happens, when it happens etc.

2. Describe any pains or behaviours associated with the symptoms.

3. Describe anything that makes the problem worse ie. position, temperature, food etc.

4. Describe anything that makes the problem better ie. pain is better for cold bathing or at night in bed.

5. Go through each symptom or problem he/she has - physical, emotional, mental, anything - doing the same thing (answering questions 1-4), even if the problem does not seem connected to any others.

6. When did each problem start? What happened around that same time?

7. What is his/her character like? What kinds of fears or anxieties does he/she have? What makes him/her irritable? Flesh out his/her personality.

8. What foods does he/she crave or hate? What drinks does he/she crave or hate? Is he/she sensitive to anything he/she eats or drinks?

9. How does the weather or season affect him/her?

10. How have all his/her milestones gone? Does he/she have any issue with speaking, learning, walking, climbing etc

11. How is he/she with socializing with others?

12. What is his/her bowel habit like? Any problems? Any odours, strange colours or stool shapes?

13. Where does he/she sweat? Does it have a smell or does it stain a particular colour?

14. History of illnesses in his/her life?

15. Has he/she reacted to any vaccines or medical drugs?

16. Problems with sleep? Position he/she sleeps in? Nightmares or any dreams he/she talks about?

17. How is he/she with animals?

18. How is he/she with adults or strangers?

19. What is the family history of illness and disease?

20. What was the pregnancy like? Any odd symptoms or feelings that disappeared once he/she was born?

David Kempson
Professional Classical Homoeopath
brisbanehomoeopath 9 years ago
Hi David, thank you, I will try my best to answer your questions. forgive me if I cant get my head around it all
3.She does not like to lay down, hence always sitting up. in bed she sits herself up until she is too tired and then lies down.
4. being carried, or in the car, possibly this is better sitting up?
6. She has had terrible trouble settling to sleep since she was born. at a few months, Stramonium helped a great deal but has not helped since. Her birth was quite good, not stressful for me, aided by epidural.
7. She is cheeky, smart, talkative, has a temper when she doesnt get her own way. My feeling is that she is going to be a real handful with a good sense of humor. She loves music, she loves to press any buttons, phones, computers, light switches, and she loves to put things in and out of baskets (clothes, toys) boxes, also anything she can put lids back onto, in and out, on and off etc. She doesnt have fears i could tell, only loud noises perhaps, she startles when someone comes int he room, or if she hears footsteps coming toward her. She puts things in her mouth, she loves her dummy. recently she has started to lash out at me, hitting me which is odd she hasnt seen any hitting in this house, but I wonder if its a proving of lachesis which I tried recently.
8. loves mangoes, has had an allergy to eggs.
9.none noticed, recently we had those big storms hit the east coast of Australia and she did not wake, or startle at the thunder and lighting.
10. talking is good, no full words yet but her ability to mimic ours is fantastic. Slow to crawl. fine motor skills fantastic.
11. Shy, if anyone talks to her she either reaches for me, or if i am holding her she buries her head into my neck. In saying that however, I have had her babysat a few times and it has gone well until she hears me or sees me. She has only been at home with me for her first year, not any other children but loves her big sister (4yo)
12. Mostly wet, she rarely has a solid poo, and always seems a bit strenuous. Over the past week, poo has been solid and small, not been like this for a long time.
13. her head sweats at night time, no odour.
14.only reflux, Medically diagnosed.
15. no
16.problems settling, shakes head from side to side, rolls to right to left. crying until exhaustion get her to sleep, sometimes up to 2 hours we have to go through this with her. Only I can get her to sleep. once asleep sleeps well as long as she is beside me.
17. we dont have any pets but she is taken with cats and dogs, will see them in the street or point them out in books.
18. see 11.
19. I have a very large family, most of their deaths can be attributed to can cer or drug overdose.
20. terrible sickness in first trimester. I dont carry very well, pelvis instability quite bad. generally cannot get about in the last few weeks, and in terrible pain.

Im not sure what to write about 1-5. I hope to start with these points and see where we go :)
AllyJo 9 years ago
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 Â….
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, impatientÂ…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.

nawazkhan 9 years ago
Hi Nawaz,
your questions seem to be aimed at me not my daughter, is that your intention?
AllyJo 9 years ago
i might also add that I drank coffee throughout my pregnancy, I have wondered if Coffea might be worth looking at with the trouble sleeping/settling.
AllyJo 9 years ago
Coffea is unlikely for the reason you mentioned. That is not how remedy states are created in children, and that is not how homoeopathic medicines are prescribed. It is always the unique and characteristic symptoms that lead you to the right remedy.

Oh can I also ask, where on the east coast are you? I am in Brisbane.

Just a few clarifying questions too.

1. Does she need you to touch her when she sleeps?

2. What is her appetite like - how often does she need to eat?

3. Does she have any issue with the dark?
brisbanehomoeopath 9 years ago
ok cool. im in canberra :)
1. yes
2. she eats regularly, no more at one time from another.
3.none noticed

her sleeps in the day are fairly regular as well. She is often tired quickly after waking, going to sleep about 2 hours after waking (could be because she isnt getting 12 hours overnight due to not settling the previous night) and then another 30 minutes in the afternoon about 2pm
AllyJo 9 years ago
She sleeps ok during the day, more often than not she has fallen asleep in the car and carried into the bedroom, then she wakes with me not there and cries. At night time I have to lie down with her.
AllyJo 9 years ago
Oh she also pulls her hair when she is having her night time bottle, and seemingly when she is upset? (she is looking at me right now whining because i wont pick her up and pulling her hair at the same time)
AllyJo 9 years ago
The remedy that seems most suitable is Saccharum officinale (also known as Saccharum album) - the remedy we make from sugar.

Dr. Tinus Smits wrote much about the remedy, and I have found his experiences useful in prescribing it.

One of the main issues you see in Sacch children is extreme seperation anxiety. They need to know where their parents are at all times, they cannot sleep alone, and they require to be touched or held constantly even while falling asleep. Sacch shows a strong fear of being abandoned by those they love, making them very anxious. They constantly need attention, cling to their mother or father (or both if they can), cry if they are not being cuddled or caressed. They are generally very affectionate, but can quite suddenly show aggression.

You should be able to get Sacch 200c locally without too much trouble.
brisbanehomoeopath 9 years ago
Thanks David, I am familiar with this remedy. Ill try it and let you know :)
AllyJo 9 years ago
Depending on her reaction, I am happy to continue supervising the case and make further suggestions. It is a good idea to keep adding any new information here as it occurs to you, so I can keep considering other options (if needed).

brisbanehomoeopath 9 years ago
ok thanks, I have sacc alb 30 but not 200, I can get some tomorrow. as far as dosage, just one and monitor? i usually dissolve in a syringe of water and administer that way, in the mouth usually get swallowed too soon.
AllyJo 9 years ago
Ok firstly, why do you have Sacch 30c? That is not a common first aid remedy. Have you been prescribe it before?
brisbanehomoeopath 9 years ago
Im not overly sure. we (my homeopath and I) had tried it on my 4yo for something due to her incredible sweet tooth. I cant recall what, it was some time ago. We may have also tried it on my 1yo for this purpose also (it has been going on a long time, forgive my memory)
AllyJo 9 years ago
So you are not sure if she has had or has responded to the remedy previously?
brisbanehomoeopath 9 years ago
not in a 30
AllyJo 9 years ago
Logging in to observe progress.
Joe De Livera 9 years ago
I would prefer using the 200c unless you cannot get it.
brisbanehomoeopath 9 years ago
i can get a 200c. I will keep you all updated
AllyJo 9 years ago
1 x 200c taken yesterday morning, no change as yet
AllyJo 9 years ago
Ah I had not yet posted instructions for giving her the dose.


Firstly, you need to create a separate dosing bottle. Get a bottle with a dropper, 15-30mls in size, and fill it with a mixture of water and alcohol (5 parts to 1 part). Dissolve 2 granules or 2 drops of the medicine you bought from the pharmacy into this mixture. Your doses will be made from this bottle.

Hit the bottle firmly against the palm of your hand, or another elastic surface like a book. It should be a firm hit not a tap. 2 hits is enough to begin with, and should not be increased unless it is clear that it is needed. The water in this bottle will 'remember' the number of times you have hit it, so that subsequent doses will be stronger (necessary to overcoming the resistance of your disease).

Place 1 drop into an amount of water - I may start with anything from 1/4-1 full cup (62ml-250ml) depending on the sensitivity of the patient. Stir thoroughly and take 1 teaspoon into the mouth. Throw the rest of the cup away.

This is one dose. Repeat doses would be started from the 2 hits on the bottle.

Each step of this process can be adjusted to reduced aggravation or to increase the effect of the medicine. In order to be able to do this, it is important to measure each step (count the hits, the drops, measure the water etc).

Homoeopathic treatment is not instantaneous. Since we are about curing the patient not simply palliating their symptoms, all good constitutional treatment will take time.

Typically an aggravation will happen within the first 3 days or so, often faster for children. The aggravation usually lasts 4-5 days and then tapers off. In the second week improvment will start to show itself, although it may be just in a few places. By the Third week things have usually settled enough to be able to see the full level of changes.

This timetable is not a hard-and-fast rule for everyone. Children typically react and change faster, but many children nowdays present with such an array of chronic complaints I actually see them take as much time as adults to respond.
[message edited by brisbanehomoeopath on Sat, 24 Dec 2011 04:37:16 GMT]
brisbanehomoeopath 9 years ago
Thanks, Will probably report back in a week or so. merry christmas
AllyJo 9 years ago
Hi David, is the alcohol necessary? I dont have any alcohol in my house, in saying that i presume something like vodka would work? or are there alternatives?
AllyJo 9 years ago
Any spiritous alcohol is fine. Without it the remedy will lose its effectiveness quickly, and it is not predictable how quickly.

It is important to hit the same bottle each time, not be making new bottles. So the alcohol makes it important to preserve the remedy, so you can continue dosing from the same bottle and water.
brisbanehomoeopath 9 years ago

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