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Request Help With Stress / Anxiety / Fear

I am someone that has dealt with fear, anxiety and nervousness throughout my whole life. I can not remember a time when I did not experience stress, anxiety, insecurity and fear except when I took SSRI anti depressant prescription medication. When I was heavily medicated on prescription drugs, I was free of all fear and anxiety, but numb and it was not good for my liver. The good part was that I was able to interact with clients and most other people without any fear.

I am 41.

Male

Like sugar much more than salt. Do not really eat salt.

Eat healthy.

Do not drink alcohol or smoke.

Sleep on both my left and right sides.. face the left more now though when I sleep.

I used to want to be an actor and I would get intense stage fright when I tried to perform. It was strong.

I have tried the following remedies:

Lycopodium 200c - felt good on this one, but as soon as I talked to clients / people, I felt fear, anxiety and nervousness. Took 1 pill 2 times a day for 4 days. This helped me to overcome my fear of poverty as well. Took this about 2 weeks ago.

Anacardium 200c - felt good when I first took it (for 30 minutes), but did not ultimately like it for me, did not like it at all. Did not like the vibration at all. Deactivated it. Took 1 pill twice. Took this last Tuesday.

Gelsemium 200c - Today is Monday, took 4 200c 1 time last Thursday. I feel like it is helping me, but I am still really stressed. It is not really reducing the stress in my body at much as I would like. At times I am still getting anxiety and nervousness right below my rib cage, then it goes away. And I feel a little burning / stinging in arms. But this has definitely helped me. I almost wish it was stronger.

I am not sure what to do now. I feel like the Lycopodium and Gelsemium really are helping me, but not in all the ways that I want help. I am still feeling a lot of stress and tension in my body.

A little it still deals with money. Some of it deals with interacting with people. Some of it deals with what is going on in the world.

I just feel stressed. I feel that my body is so used to be stressed that it continues to be such.

If the Gelsemium 200c was the perfect remedy, would I feel stronger and better than I do now?

If it is the right remedy, will it continue to get stronger?

If both Lycopodium and Gelsemium helped, will I need to take both again?

If Lycopodium has helped me so far, will it continue to help me? Even thought I took Gelsemium 1.5 week later, will Lycopodium still benefit me?

If Gelsemium has helped me so far, will it continue to help me?

Again I get the feeling both are helping me.

Is it wise to take more of either of them in 4 weeks or so?

A larger dose?

Do I need a different remedy to help resolve the stress? It is still high.

As far as Gelsemium, I read it was for people that have extreme phobias which I had and at times still have. I read that Gelesemium is good for those who have extreme phobias / fears/ stage fright, performance anxiety and if it goes untreated, one can have a major neurological problems. I had a spinal lesion (similar but not MS) 1.5 years ago. In my opinion it was because of stress, overwhelmed with life, fears, unhappiness about my anxiety around people and fear of poverty.

The spinal lesion was in the C2 region. When I get very stressed, my neck hurts and my hands and arms might tingle a little. Tonight I am having some neck discomfort and light tingling in my arms.

I am still having anticipatory anxiety when talking to people but it is getting better.

I am still stressed and having anxiety about finances a bit. But it is less now and it comes and goes.

I still have some fear in my solar plexus.

When I think about what I perceive to be difficult chores or talking to people I perceive to have power over me, I still get anxiety and fear in my solar plexus. Continuing, my stomach in my solar plexus region there still often nervousness anxiety and fear, but it comes and goes. It seems to be present more when I am lying down, but it does appear if I am talking to a variety of people but mostly clients.

My neck is tight from stress and being strained.

I feel like I am always stressed and I have inappropriate reactions to many situations. My stress levels in my body are still way too high.

I get very stressed when I am working and do not feel relaxed when I work. I do a job that has me in front of my computer at all times and I am the business owner. I almost always feel stressed when working.

My neck often hurts when I work because I get tense and even stop breathing at times because I get so focused into what I am doing.

My sleep is irregular and I often get up in the middle of the night and sleep lightly.

It is difficult for me to breath, think and do other things at the same time. I have short and shallow breaths. I would say that sometimes I even forget to breath.

I have some gynecomastia (enlargement of chest in a male) - not large now, but once it was a lot bigger.

I notice that I get really stressed and start sweating that my underarms (armpits) smell like something that I can only describe as adrenaline.

I have some small vitiligo (skin pigment loss) not a lot but a little. It is on my face and fresh.

I had a rough childhood. My mom yelled at me a lot - made me fearful of her and other women now. My dad had mental illness and left the family when I was a teenager.

I am certain that my fears / anxiety and stress have genetic components and learned behaviors from life.

I was also beaten up by a bigger kid when I was a teenager which I am sure did not help me.

I feel like my body is still very very stressed.

I still get some anxiety and fear but it is less as I said.

I want to be free of all fear, anxiety, social anxiety and stress. My goal is to be totally relaxed and calm when going through life and interacting with all people.

I would like to get some guidance from someone who is an expert in dealing with situations like this.

Thank you in advance.
 
  Bouchee41 on 2012-02-28
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Please take

1. Aspen+Mimulus (4+4) drops in 2 teaspoonful water 2 times eveery day.

Please give feedback after 15 days of treatment

R.P. Tamhankar
 
shouse_nsk 8 years ago
Hi, thank you for your advice. I have tried Mimulus in the past with no luck.

I was hoping to get a homopathic suggestion. Do you or anyone else have one?

Again, Gelsemium and Lycopodium seemed to have helped a lot. I took Gelsemium last Thursday. But now I am having this issue with fear / anxiety / nervousness in my right chest and solar plexus region. I am not sure why it is there. It is worse when I lie down but appears when I am sitting too.

On a side note, the gains I have gotten from Gelsemium and Lycopodium are easily disturbed by certain thoughts or situations, while things are much better.

I also still have a lot of stress in my body. Tension in the body.

I still have these vitiligo patches on my face. Small, but there. Is there anything I can take for this without interupting the Gelsemium and Lycopodium???

Any and all suggestions are very much appreciated.

Thank you so very much.
 
Bouchee41 8 years ago
Please answer the following questions in a descriptive manner after careful analysis and recollection of previous experiences and happenings.

Gender:
Age:
Body Type:
Height:
Weight:
General appearance:
Have you used homeopathic medicines before? If so what, and what homeopathic potencies did you use?

1. Describe your main suffering?

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

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

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

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

6. Which time of the day you are worst?

7. What are the things which aggravate your suffering and which are those which ameliorate the same? Example- time, temperature, pressure, rubbing, washing, eating, tight clothing etc.


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)?

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

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

- How do you feel before or during a thunderstorm?

- Do you like being consoled during your tough times?
- Are you sensitive to external stimuli like smell, noise, light etc?

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

- How do you feel about your friends, family, your children and especially your husband / wife?

11. What are your fears and do you dream of any situation repeatedly?


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

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

14. How is your hunger: Less, Normal or Excessive?

15. Is there any kind of food which your body can’t stand?

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

17. How is your bowel movement and stool type?

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

19. Do you think you are able to satisfy your sexual desires in general?

20. Do you have any strange, peculiar or unusual symptom or feelings? How are you different from 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?

22. What major diseases are running in your family?

23. Describe, how do you look like? Describe your overall appearance.

Parakletos, practioner of classical homeopathy.
 
Parakletos 8 years ago
Have you used homeopathic medicines before? If so what, and what homeopathic potencies did you use?


I have tried the following remedies:

Lycopodium 200c - felt good on this one, but as soon as I talked to clients / people, I felt fear, anxiety and nervousness. Took 1 pill 2 times a day for 4 days. This helped me to overcome my fear of poverty. Took this about 2 weeks ago.

Anacardium 200c - felt good when I first took it (for 30 minutes), but did not ultimately like it for me, did not like it at all. Did not like the vibration at all. Deactivated it. Took 1 pill twice. Took this last Tuesday.

Gelsemium 200c - Took 4 pellets of 200c (1 time) last Thursday, today is Tuesday evening - so today is day 6. I feel like it is helping me, but I am still really stressed and anxious. It is not really reducing the stress in my body at much as I would like. I am still getting anxiety and nervousness right below my rib cage and in my chest area on the middle right side, then it goes away. And when I feel really stressed, sometimes I feel a little burning / stinging in arms.

But Lycopodium and Gelsemium has definitely helped me.

I wish the Gelsemium was stronger and reduced more of the tension in my body and anxiety.

I still have insecurity and lack of confidence with this remedy as well. Again, it is not really relieving the anxiety and nervousness in my chest and it is not releasing the stress in body.

I am wondering if I should wait longer for it to work more. If I should take an additional remedy because I am getting a good result, but again I am still really getting stress, fear and anxiety. It is just less and different than it was prior to taking these two remedies


1. Describe your main suffering?

Nervousness, fear, anxiety, stress and tension.

I get stress, nervousness and anxiety and even fear when I think about certain situations.

I nervousness, fear, anxiety, stress and tension for no good reason.

I get nervousness, fear, anxiety, stress and tension when I am thinking about talking to certain people.

I get nervousness, fear, anxiety, stress and tension when talking to certain people.

I nervousness, fear, anxiety and tension when I talk to my clients.

I get very nervous, insecure and fearful when I talk to people who I perceive to be powerful or can hire me or fire me.

I also get nervous and insecure about women I am attracted too.

I still get a little stress about my finances but it is much less.

I get nervousness and anxiety when I am lying down. I lie to both the left and the right and I get anxiety and nervousness in my chest region for no apparent reason when I lie down.
I get stress when I am working. I work at a desk. When I get stress, my neck tightens. I also feel tightness in my shoulders and even arms.

I am still insecure when I talk to my clients.

I have lower self confidence then what I would like.

I spend a lot of time researching and thinking about my health and ways to overcome this situation.


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

I had a similar lesion about 1.5 years ago. The best way to describe it is that it is similar to MS but instead of multiple lesions, it is only one. It is a neurological condition. When I get stressed or eat the wrong foods and strain my neck one way or to the other it really hurts.

I have vitiligo on my face. Not a lot but enough to concern me. It is when the skin turns white in certain areas. I have it grow and go down in past. I am dealing with it coming out a little now.

I also have some gynecomastia which in my case is a small enlargement of my chest. I think has to do with hormones

Lastly, when I am stressed and sweat, I get what I would describe as an adrenaline smell underneath my eyes.

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

It all works together. I think I got the spinal lesion because at the time 1.5 years ago, I was so stressed about life and my finances and about the fact that I could not figure out what is going on with me.

As I said, when I have mental stress or feel tension, my neck hurts, the lesion was in C2.

I also stop breathing and hold my breath when I am stressed and or are in deep thought.

My digestion is not as good when I am fearful or stressed either. I belch a lot when I am stressed.

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

Hopeless. I feel that I am not going to be able to overcome my anxiety. That I am never going to feel 100 percent healthy. That I am never going to reach my goals.

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

No past diseases, but imagine that the fear and anxiety and stress has a past life component, a genetic component and learned behavior from experiences in this life.

6. Which time of the day you are worst?

Now it seems to be the very worst when I am lying down, right before I go to bed a night and when I wake up in the morning. However, the anxiety is with me a lot.. I feel like it is almost always in my lower right chest / right solar plexus region .. Almost all day. The stress is situational and worse when I work. The fear is most there when I have to talk to clients or perspective clients.

7. What are the things which aggravate your suffering and which are those which ameliorate the same? Example- time, temperature, pressure, rubbing, washing, eating, tight clothing etc.

Cold weather could make my neck hurt. But non of that really applies.


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)?

No, I do know that I am more comfortable at home than going out a lot. I am most comfortable at home.

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

Best during comfortable weather. Hot weather is okay. Cold weather makes my body stiff.

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

Nervous, Insecure, Lack of Confidence around certain people, tense, not relaxed, stressed

- How do you feel before or during a thunderstorm?

Ok

- Do you like being consoled during your tough times?

Sometimes, sometimes I like being alone. In really bad situations I would prefer being consoled.

- Are you sensitive to external stimuli like smell, noise, light etc?

Smell - especially spells I do not like

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

Nail Bitting

- How do you feel about your friends, family, your children and especially your husband / wife?

I am not married, but in a lot of ways, I feel like I am on my own. Not too close with my family on many levels. It is not that I do not like them, we are not fighting. We are just different.

11. What are your fears and do you dream of any situation repeatedly?

Fears of getting it wrong.

Fear of making mistakes.

Fears of being average.

Money fears but a lot less than before.

Fears of talking to certain people

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

Love sweat foods.

Do not like soups so very much.

Like natural foods - avoid processed foods a lot.

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

A lot - always thirsty. But rarely feel like I have drank enough.

14. How is your hunger: Less, Normal or Excessive?

Normal

15. Is there any kind of food which your body can’t stand?

Sweats are not good for it. I have been having problems with rice lately.

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

Sweat is normal in amount, just sometimes smells bad or like adrenaline or something.

17. How is your bowel movement and stool type?

Fine - normal

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

Not well. Sleep on both right and left side. Often get up in middle of night, rarely sleep sound.

19. Do you think you are able to satisfy your sexual desires in general?

Yes

20. Do you have any strange, peculiar or unusual symptom or feelings? How are you different from others?

This is an interesting question. 3 weeks before I got the spinal lesion, I met a girl who had MS. I later met a girl who had fibromyaligia, I was in neck pain for 3-4 months. Most recently, I met a girl who has dark energy. I was not totally aware of it but we had our issues. I lost part of my eyesight in the light and only saw things in the darkness.

For some reason, I am vulnerable to pick up the energy of 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?

Nothing in particular. I am trying to use all natural products

22. What major diseases are running in your family?

Diabetes, Mental issues

23. Describe, how do you look like? Describe your overall appearance.

I am 5’10, blue eyes, thin, handsome. Have a little vitiligo. Do not want it to get worse.

My biggestest desire is to be totally anixety and stress free. That is what is still bad and there a lot if not almost all the time. I guess one in a while I still get a little fear here and there, but it is so much less while the anxiety and stress is still strong.

I know I am getting close, I am hoping to find suggestions from professionals on what to do next.

Thank you.
 
Bouchee41 8 years ago
Please answer the following questions in a descriptive manner after careful analysis and recollection of previous experiences and happenings.

Gender: M
Age: 41
Body Type: Lean / Thin
Height: 5’10
Weight: 154
General appearance: Good - light brown hair / blue eyes
 
Bouchee41 8 years ago
I also want to add that the vilitigo seems to be growing. Is there anything such as Nat Mur that I can take to stop and reverse it. If so what quantity and amount of dose. I know I have a lot going on, again I really appreciate the help.

Thank you.
 
Bouchee41 8 years ago
The first advice I would give you, is to not take any more homeopathy. If you do not have any education in this field, you should not try to medicate yourself.
2-3 things that can happen: You can risk getting symptoms, which were not there before. Makes it difficult to find the right remedies.
You risk pushing the problems further into the organism.
Finally, you risk getting symptoms that make you even more sick. Many homeopathic remedies react very negatively to each other.

I will look at your answers and get back to you as soon as I have time.

A couple of things you can answer now.
You say you drink much, much thirst. But how do you drink? The entire glass in one gulp, or small sips?
Where on the body is the vitiligo, there are some color? Itching, flaking?

Do you like that everything is in order, eg in the house. Everything must be neat and in its place? Can such a description resemble you?

Dr.P
 
Parakletos 8 years ago
You say you drink much, much thirst. But how do you drink? The entire glass in one gulp, or small sips?

I drink water. I usually drink a lot at the same time. I do not drink soda or alcohol.

Where on the body is the vitiligo, there are some color? Itching, flaking?

My face and back. The back part has been there since I have been a child. It is only small patches of white on my left cheek. Goes from up to down in two strips but seems to be expanding a bit. There is no itching and flaking, just change to skin color (getting white). Auto immune runs in my family and is often activated with stress, this started when my stress levels rose.

I would also say in terms of my stress that I am concerned about the events that are going on in the world. I know I can not control them, but they still worry me among other things.

Do you like that everything is in order, eg in the house. Everything must be neat and in its place?

No, definitely not.

Can such a description resemble you?

I am not overly concerned with neatness in the house. I am not concerned with that at all really. I am very relaxed in this area.

Thank you.
 
Bouchee41 8 years ago
Do you sigh?
 
Parakletos 8 years ago
No I do not think I am sigh. Rather, I just do not have deep breaths and when I get into deep tough and or am stressed I often forget to breath.

I would like to change one of my answers and that is while I do not have a big network of friends I tend to want someone around and someone's help when I am sick or overwhelmed or dealing with a crisis.

While I am male, I tend to gravitate to females. I only have one really good male friend. I generally seem to find a girl that befriends me, generally I do not want to be romantic with them, they do with me, ultimately it leads to problems.

I will also add that I know myself very well and I am very honest.

Thank you.
 
Bouchee41 8 years ago
I had a rough childhood. My mom yelled at me a lot - made me fearful of her and other women / people. My dad had mental illness and left the family when I was a teenager - so I did not have a father figure around. Another family helped raise me but the guy was very powerful and everyone was afraid of him, it tought me to be afraid possibly of male relationships but definitely of successful people.

My mom is wound very very tightly. She is a very anxious person. She also do not hide her disappointment when she does not get what she wants. And she can mean and manipulative about it too. When I was younger, she also told me that I would never amount to anything.

I will add that I get fearful when I have to give people bad news or I feel that I am letting them down.
 
Bouchee41 8 years ago
I have been thinking about one additional strong fear that has yet to be addressed.

I get quite a bit of fear and stress when I feel like I am on my own.

I am worried that I am not going to be able to successfully do things on my own, to manage the responsibility of doing things on my own, to manage the pressure of doing things on my own and to keep things together when I am doing things on my own when I only have myself to depend on. I am worried that I will not be successful if I only rely on myself.
 
Bouchee41 8 years ago
Hey.
I've looked at your case and a remedy that pop up in my head is Ignatia amara.
A treatment with homeopathy, constitutional, often involves several remedies. A child will usually not need more than one remedy, but as we get older we need more remedies to resolve the matter, to put it that way.
Ignatia is one of the most widely used remedies in the world to day, especially at the beginning of a case. Could be that it is the only medicine you need, it will show with time.
But we start with Ignatia 200C. Have you used this before?
And by the way, where in the world do you live?

Dr.P
 
Parakletos 8 years ago
Yes Dr.P before I tried the Ignatia amara 200c for one or two days before I took the lycopodium. I am not sure if I noticed a real difference from it or not. As I remember it, I really started to feel improvement with lycopdium and gelsemium. One think is for sure that I still had fear of talking to people and financial related fears after Ignatia. I am confident that lycopodium and gelsemium benefited me on reducing finance fears and on helping me to reduce performance aniety and other fears.

I still have a lot of stress in my system and still have anxiety, nervousness and lack of confidence and self doubt when interacting with clients or people that I think have power over me. I am still worried about my finaces but it is a lot less and lastly, I feel stronger when I have people to consult with and to help me and be with me throughout the process of life. I feel much more nervous and less assured and more stressed when I am totally responsible for doing things on my own and totally relying on myself for my success. When I have that protection that someone is backing me it relieves a lot of stress and worry. But even then I still am not as confident as I would like when dealing with decision makers.

I am in the United States.

Thank you for helping me.
 
Bouchee41 8 years ago
Also as far as the fear, nervousness and anxiety is concerned it is largely located in my solar plexus and rib cage area on the right side.

Thanks.
 
Bouchee41 8 years ago
The gains that I received from the lycopodium and gelsemium seem to have worn off ... I am having a lot of fear today that was not present over the last two weeks.
 
Bouchee41 8 years ago

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