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Urgent Help from Homeopath needed!

Hi,
Thank you in advance to any homeopath who has time to provide help for my husband.
Current major symtoms:
He gets these sudden attacks where a a great wave of weakness suddenly overcomes him, to the point he feels he cannot move another step, even speaking requires effort, coupled with shortness of breath and heart palpitations. The past three he has gotten were during physical activity (outdoors walking)He has great trouble even getting the short distance back home, must lie down, all muscles feel shaky (including heart)
Background:
43 yrs old, often feels fatigued and lethargic for physical activity, good energy for mental activities though. Favourite position: lying down, lies down all week-end when off from work and sleeps excessively. Always a fight to wake up in morning for work, very groggy and sleepy (it's like trying to wake someone up from a coma!)
-Has history of heart arrhythmia, periodic heart palpitations, prone to panic attacks, with wave of heat through body, shortness of breath. Great fear of having a heart attack, feels something is very wrong with heart.
-Has problem with muscles (diagnosed by allopath as myopathy), like a delayed reaction when wanting to move muscles and stiffness, sometimes feels movement in certain muscles when resting.

Often thinks for the worse in situations (tendency to be a bit paranoid), nervous, jumpy,easily excitable but always moves slowly otherwise. Likes to talk a lot, but forgets proper words at times.
He can be either hot or cold easily, sweats easily from exertion but always cold waking up from bed.
Never drinks plain water, only sweet drinks. Likes sweets.
Please advise if any further information is needed to offer assistance.
Thank you!
 
  angele_celeste on 2012-03-02
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
It is not impossible that the symptoms you described of your husband who is 43 years old are the precursor to a heart attack. For how long has he suffered from these symptoms and what drugs has he taken for them?

Start him off on Arnica 30c in the Wet dose taken thrice daily for 2 weeks and reduced to twice daily for life.

Arnica will filter his blood and help him on the road to recovery.

Have a Blood test done for his Lipid Profile to check the Cholesterol and Triglycerides immediately.

What is his Blood Pressure and his Blood Sugar level.

The Wet dose of any Homeopathic remedy is made as follows:

Order the remedy in the Liquid pack in Alcohol, also referred to as Liquid Dilution in a bottle preferably with a dropper arrangement.
Get a 500ml bottle of Spring Water from the nearest supermarket.
Pour out about 3cm of water from the bottle to leave some airspace.
Insert 3 drops of the remedy into the bottle and shake the bottle hard at least 6 times before you sip a capfull of the bottle or a large teaspoonful which is the dose.
Shaking the bottle hard is homeopathic succussion and this enhances the effect of the remedy on the user.
 
Joe De Livera 8 years ago
Hi Joe,

Thank you for the prompt reply and advice. My husband has not had a check up in quite awhile so it's definately a good first step! He has had bad experiences with regular (allopath) medicine and is reluntant to go but now I will urgently push him to get these tests done.
These recent attacks have been different in the sense of sudden total weakness overcoming him but prior to that he had increasing attacks of heart palpitations with shortness of breath. Because he has a long history of recurring panic attacks, at times he equated them to panic attacks and he was diagnosed as having an irregular heart beat (arrythmia) approx 15 years ago so he expects palpitations to occur once in awhile but they've definately been recurring more frequently in the past year. Also, his problem with fatigue has gradually increased over the past 2-3 years to the point , as previously mentionned, if he doesn't have to get up to go to work, he'll stay lying down all day (he'll be mental alert, work on his computer, etc) but lying down is his favourite position. I also noticed during sleep, he'll either be snoring loudly or if not snoring, his breaths are very shallow and even intermittent at times so I thought he might be suffering from sleep apnea and this might be causing the fatigue.

My local store has only homeopathic remedies in granules, do you recommend taking Arnica 30C in granule form for now seeing as it's the quickest way for me to get it to him.
While waiting for the heart test results, are there any other remedies that might be beneficial (I can provide more information on history, etc)
Thank you for your time and concern,
Angele
[message edited by angele_celeste on Fri, 02 Mar 2012 23:56:36 GMT]
[message edited by angele_celeste on Fri, 02 Mar 2012 23:58:11 GMT]
 
angele_celeste 8 years ago
Long repetition of any homeopathic remedy can cause serious side effects. Moreover, remedies are not chosen like tea and coffee snacks, a remedy selection for a complex case like your husband's requires great skill and freedom from bias on part of the homeopath, not to mention a sound foundation in 'classical' homeopathic principles.

It is advisable to do your own research before bombarding someone with so many doses (of the same potency !!) of a homeopathic remedy. Also, it is useful to remember that a lot of advice on this forum can be sub-standard.

Sameer Vermani
Certified Homeopath
[message edited by sameervermani on Sat, 03 Mar 2012 00:04:06 GMT]
 
sameervermani 8 years ago
Hi Sameer,

Thank you for your post. I'm not sure what you're referring to when you say 'bombarding someone with so many doses' of the remedy, are you referring to the advice given by Joe to my initial post for help?
If you can offer any assistance, I'll be most grateful. I know allopathic tests can provide insight but I don't believe any true cure can be found with their 'medicines' and I'm am very worried and conerned for my husband's health.

Sincerely,
Angele
 
angele_celeste 8 years ago

[message deleted by simone717 on Tue, 25 Jun 2013 00:58:11 BST]
 
simone717 8 years ago
Thank you for your advice.

Could you, Dr.Sameer Vermani,

offer me any suggestions that

may help in my husband's case?

Thank you!
 
angele_celeste 8 years ago
Angele,
What he has to sAY ABOUT THE ATTACKS?
How does he take his attacks?
He continues doing his daILY routine or avoids doing so?
Tell about his nature and behavoir a lil more.
Reegards,
Dr. Yogesh
 
yogeshrajurkar 8 years ago
Thank you Dr.Yogesh for your interest and reply.
These attacks are very frightening for him because he is feeling normal and then all of a sudden, a great weakness overcomes him. It seems to be brought on by exerting himself physically,he starts to sweat from activity, feels very warm within and then feels all energy disipate to the point he can bearly walk. All 3 recent attacks occured during vigorous (well vigorous for him!) activity. Usually he is very sedentary (works on a computer all day). He finds the shortness of breath and heart palpitations very disconcerning as well. Last attack, he laid down and felt very shaky for a long while afterwards. He felt like he couldn't get enough oxygen but was scared to breath too deeply and cause hyperventilation. It took 2 days for him to recover and feel a bit more himself but now he is very worried about about doing any vigorous activity for fear of another attack. He really feels something is very wrong and I do as well. As previously mentionned, he is very lethargic and is always reluntant to do anything that involves physical activity. For someone that doesn't know him, it could come across as lazy but it's a lack of physical energy and it has gotten worse in the past couple of years. He has suffered from heart palpitations for years and shortness of breath for awhile now but this great weakness attack is something new added to the mix. He has very good mental energy and can perform mental tasks all day long but if he can lie down to do them he would and does when he can (like at home).
Please if you need more information or history, I'll answer and provide what ever you need to help!
thank you dearly!
 
angele_celeste 8 years ago
Angele,
Give him a dose of Strammonium 30 C 2-3 drops of strammonium 30 C dilution in half a cup of water to be taken on empty stomach in the morning.
Repeat such doses for three consecutive days then stop dont repeat further.
Report back in 8 days.
Dr. Yogesh
 
yogeshrajurkar 8 years ago
Thank you Dr.Yogesh for your time and concern.
I can easily purchase the remedy in granule form (made by Boiron) but not sure where to get quickly in dilution drop form. Is it OK to take the granules 30C and let melt under tongue?

I sincerely thank you again!
 
angele_celeste 8 years ago
Angele,
Yes it is fine go ahead with it.
Keep me updated.
Dr. Yogesh
 
yogeshrajurkar 8 years ago
Hi Dr.Yogesh,

Followed your advice and gave him the remedy for 3 consecutive days.

Noticed it helped diminish the fear of any physical activity, the first day of remedy, he took a walk by himself for first time since last attack!

Although I cannot verify if it has helped take way the 'weakness attacks' from vigorous physical activity (what seemed to bring them on all three times he had major attacks as previously mentionned) because he still hasn't done any to speak of but he has not had another attack for which we are both very grateful.

His major symptoms remain:

Chronic fatigue

Lies down all day on days off work

Great fatigue and grogginess to get up in the morning for work

No desire for any physical activity but mental energy good for work and personal interests.

Heart palpitations and fluttering coupled with shortness of breath. He describes it as if the heart flutter causes the dimished breath intake and then feels he cannot catch his breath. Both happen at same time.

Is there another remedy that should or could follow the Stramonium?

Thank you again for your time, interest and concern.

Sincerely,

Angele
 
angele_celeste 8 years ago
Hi Dr.Yogesh,

I was just wondering if you've had a chance to view my last post. I realize you're probably very busy but thought I'd post again in case the post was somehow overlooked (there's so many postings every day!)

Thank you,

Angele
 
angele_celeste 8 years ago
Angele,
Please excuse me I was on vacation.
Can you give strammonium 200 in the same fashion ( 3doses) as we gave 30.
Give him strammonium 200 and then report back.
Regards,
Dr. Yogesh.
 
yogeshrajurkar 8 years ago
Hello Dr. Yogesh,

I gave husband the remedy prescribed for which I am most grateful. He has not had another 'weakness' attack since. I waited to see how remedy might help other symptoms as well before
writing back with an update.

Is there a follow-up remedy you could suggest for the symptoms which persist:

-Great constant fatigue is still persistant.

-Now in summer months, over heats and sweats easily. ALways finds it warmer and complains about the heat more than anyone else.

-Has been woken up by pounding heart and shortness of breath.

He has had recurring heart palpitations, shortness of breath and at times, panic attacks and now, also can be woken up in middle of night with heart pounding and shortness of breath which he finds very frightening.

-Forgetful and easily thinks for the worse in a situation.

-Good energy for mental tasks but no energy for any physical activity.

If there is any further information you need, please let me know.

Thank you for your time and concern,

Angele
 
angele_celeste 8 years ago
Angele,
He has recurring heart palpitations, shortness of breath and at times, panic attacks and now, also can be woken up in middle of night with heart pounding and shortness of breath which he finds very frightening.
How does he react to this situation?
What he'll do?
What he will say and how does he say all these things?
Regards,
Dr. Yogesh.
 
yogeshrajurkar 8 years ago
Hi Dr. Yogesh,

Thank you for the prompt reply.
He is very frightened that something is terribly wrong with him and that he may have a heart attack. He has worried and been afraid about his heart and having a heart attack for a few years now.
He feels so scared that he wants to call an ambulance.
Allopathic doctors have prescribe him seditives (xanax) for panic attacks and racing heart so he takes these when he has an attack and I try to rationalize that this is all that the ambulance attendents will do as well but he is so scared that he feels comfort if there is professional medical attention on the way.
He desperately fights his fear and tries to control his breathing til it subsides (with the help of the sedative)but it can take quite awhile for him to feel even a bit better.
He says that he is worried that one day nothing with help and has a great fear that it will culminate in a major heart attack, or that he'll permanently lose his ability to breath or get enough oxygen or that more frequent persistant panic attacks will plague him to the point he will not be able to function in daily life and will be institutionalized.
He is a very talkive person in general and about his problem, gives descriptive detail of how he feels terrified that it will never go away and he will never be better and I try to talk him through it by reassuring that it will go away and that if he is not experiencing any pain then it is not a heart attack.
I found it hard to judge to what extent he's being irrational because I'm not feeling what he is but overall, trying to be as objective as possible, I would say, great fear and paranoia dominates his reaction and is present in everything he has to say about it. Also, when he has an attack, he wants an ambulance but when he's in a normal state, he is reluntant and almost fearful to go to the doctor because he is afraid to receive bad news about his health. He has been diagnosed with a heart arrhythmia by allopathic doctor and he took it very badly.

I hope this helps and please, if you have any further questions and more information, please let me know.

Kindest Regards,

Angele
 
angele_celeste 8 years ago
Angele,
Strammonium has helped him and I'd like to increase the potency
As your info further confirmed my remedy.
Give him Strammonium 1M Three doses in the same fashion as 200
He will improve for sure.
Regards,
Dr. Yogesh.
 
yogeshrajurkar 8 years ago
Thank you Dr.Yogesh for your advice and remedy.
I gave him the 1M Strammonium and from my knowledge of homeopathy, he definately went through an 'aggravation' of the symptoms.
I felt assured not to panic becasue I know this to be a good sign but he suffered through 3 consecutive attacks in a brief period after the doses.
I wanted to wait and see what improvements would entail and what also might further surface before updating you.

He has had a few attacks since whereas he wakes up because of his heart palpitations and / shortness of breath but somewhat milder and less panicky as before and definately not as often.
He hasn't urged me to call an ambulance for instance but still is comforted by taking a sedative to relax himself.

He has also had a few 'weakness attacks' whereas he feels he suddenly loses all his strength during a walk but not as severe as before whereas he feels he will fall down and can't move.
It tends to be from physical activity and starts off as a shortness of breath.
Any physical activity slight exertion can bring on the shortness of breath. It's not like a shortness of breath one gets from running and panting, he says it feels like he can't get enough oxygen, like his breaths are not fulfilling their function of providing oxygen.
Any slight exertion, for example a quicken pace during a walk can bring this on. He also sweats very easily and profusely from physical exertion.

Other Changes:
He was suffering from great fatigue prior to remedy as mentionned in previous posts and this condition has worsen. He always feels tired, doesn't wake up easily in morning and always wants to lie down if and when he can. He can sleep for hours on end. He can do mental tasks when lying down, it's a total lack of physical energy, not mental energy. Although he has good mental energy, he is very forgetful, sometimes has foggy thinking whereas he seems to have a delayed reaction in processing information when spoken to. All of this has gotten worse in past 6 months.

Could the shortness of breath and total lack of energy be related to a sleep apnea problem?

Recent change also is a very unhealthy look to him, glassy bloodshot eyes, paleness and you can see the fatigue on his face and he now looks how he feels, like something is very wrong with him.
I've noticed a yellow tinge in his eyes a few times and worried that it may be a liver condition because he became ill with Hepatitis B as a yound man and I think the liver is forever compromised as a result (?)

Also has problem with muscles (diagnosed by allopath as myopathy), like a delayed reaction when wanting to move muscles and stiffness, sometimes feels movement in certain muscles when resting like muscles are misfiring.
Sometimes muscles lock up and won't release, like a closed hand that won't open quickly when wanting it to.

Please, any advice on a follow-up remedy or if you needmore information, let me know.

Thank you in advance for your time, consideration and help.

Sincerely,

Angele
[message edited by angele_celeste on Wed, 30 Jan 2013 01:44:38 GMT]
 
angele_celeste 7 years ago
It looks like you have been with this problem for almost 9 months. Has any heart evaluation been done, an Echo perhaps to check what exactly is the problem? (I am not a doctor of any sort)
[message edited by sujisuji on Wed, 30 Jan 2013 02:05:32 GMT]
 
sujisuji 7 years ago
Angele,
Gelsemium 30 single dose in the morning
Repeat only once a week.
Just three doses in three weeks then lemme know.
regrds
Dr. Yogesh
 
yogeshrajurkar 7 years ago
Thank you Dr.Yogesh

I really appreciate your time and effort to provide help.
Will definately update when 3 weeks are done.

Forever grateful,
Angele
 
angele_celeste 7 years ago
Sorry for the delay in writing back...

Tried the Gelsemium 30c and thought observed slight improvement but it was hard to say for sure because maybe I was looking so hard for anything different...

So I tried Gelsemium 200

I apologize for not asking you first but it seemed to be the progression of the remedy doses: start off low, if any improvement, try higher dose

I believe this caused a major aggravation whereas he had a very bad nerve pain in his chest and became very worried maybe it was his heart so I didn't give another dose.

He went to Emergency at hospital where they check him with EKG and blood tests

EKG didn't show any signs of heart attack but he has high blood pressure

and blood tests showed very low Calcium levels

Was told to take Calcium supplement

Calcium/Magnesium supplement makes him feel very sick when he has tried to take it

It's as if his constitution cannot absorb Calcium properly
although can handle Multivitamin (including Vit D)

After this episode, I thought I should wait before consulting to see how he 'levels off' to provide you with new information and also worried about inducing any more aggravations.

The 'weakness attacks' from physical activity and pounding heart in middle of night / shortness of breath for which you prescribed Stramonium have definitely improved, no more major episodes since.

Major current symptoms:

-Great constant fatigue
Very low physical energy (although has mental energy)

-Muscles myopathy problem (as previously mentionned) always worse from exercise or movement, esp. any over-exertion of muscles suffers for next two days

-never feels good, every task requires big effort, looks sickly, I'm worried his liver function may be compromised from Hepatitis infection in his younger years.

Always better lying down, will lie down any chance he gets, even works on computer lying down.

Please don't hesitate if you require more information to offer advice and expertise.

Thank you!

Angele
[message edited by angele_celeste on Thu, 27 Jun 2013 02:30:31 BST]
 
angele_celeste 7 years ago
Sorry for the delay in writing back...

Tried the Gelsemium 30c and thought observed slight improvement but it was hard to say for sure because maybe I was looking so hard for anything different...

So I tried Gelsemium 200

I apologize for not asking you first but it seemed to be the progression of the remedy doses: start off low, if any improvement, try higher dose

I believe this caused a major aggravation whereas he had a very bad nerve pain in his chest and became very worried maybe it was his heart so I didn't give another dose.

He went to Emergency at hospital where they check him with EKG and blood tests

EKG didn't show any signs of heart attack but he has high blood pressure

and blood tests showed very low Calcium levels

Was told to take Calcium supplement

Calcium/Magnesium supplement makes him feel very sick when he has tried to take it

It's as if his constitution cannot absorb Calcium properly
although can handle Multivitamin (including Vit D)

After this episode, I thought I should wait before consulting to see how he 'levels off' to provide you with new information and also worried about inducing any more aggravations.

The 'weakness attacks' from physical activity and pounding heart in middle of night / shortness of breath for which you prescribed Stramonium have definitely improved, no more major episodes since.

Major current symptoms:

-Great constant fatigue
Very low physical energy (although has mental energy)

-Muscles myopathy problem (as previously mentionned) always worse from exercise or movement, esp. any over-exertion of muscles suffers for next two days

-never feels good, every task requires big effort, looks sickly, I'm worried his liver function may be compromised from Hepatitis infection in his younger years.

Always better lying down, will lie down any chance he gets, even works on computer lying down.

Please don't hesitate if you require more information to offer advice and expertise.

Thank you!

Angele
 
angele_celeste 7 years ago

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