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chronic enlarged tonsils after mononucleosis 10 years ago

I am wondering if there is a homeopathic solution to my problem. I became ill with mononucleosis when I was 20 years old, and I have not been the same since. I am now 30 years old and struggling with these issues:

some degree of insulin resistance, as per glucose tolerance test (I joke that I look at carbs and get fat)
hair loss over the last 6 years (it's very embarassing and noticeable, especially being a female)
very slow digestion (constipated and do not have daily bowel movement)
excessive digestive gas, out both ends, no matter what I eat.
hard to lose weight
low body temperature, difficulty dealing with too hot or too cold of an environment. I'm miserable outside of the 74-78 degrees F range.
low energy, seems like no matter how much I sleep, it's never enough
poor memory and focus.
snoring at night which I never used to before I got sick.

I am here on this forum because I would like help with my snoring condition. I can feel that tissues in my nasal cavity and throat (and tonsils which I can see) are swollen and restrict air flow. My throat was extremely swollen and painful when I got sick, and I had a very hard time breathing for at least a week (10 years ago). My tonsils never returned to a normal size. I do not currently have an infection, it's more of an allergic chronic inflamation type situation. I sometimes take antihistamines but I do not really notice much improvement. This has been the case for the last 10 years, but I'm now becoming desperate enough I'm considering surgery if I can't reduce swelling with a natural remedy.

Second, I would love to know about possible remedies for my digestive issue (slow & gas) which is causing me public embarassment (my digestive tract makes all sorts of loud noises throughout the day that I cannot control)

I currently take armour thyroid (1 grain), and I seem to be losing less hair, and my periods have become almost predictable (off by 2-3 days every month), but they are quite bloody for 3-5 days. I am very sensitive to criticism and generally pretty anxious. I crave carby starchy foods like bread and fried potatoes, but I feel even more sluggish and bloated after I eat those, so I usually try to stay away from them. In summary, I'm female, 30 years old, 157cm tall and about 54kg.

Thank you so much in advance. I wasn't sure what else to add but I will gladly answer any other questions that are necessary for a better remedy suggestion.
[message edited by Wolfie on Sat, 03 Mar 2012 06:03:31 GMT]
 
  Wolfie on 2012-03-03
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
Thanks for the update. The following question will be a quick checklist for the symptoms :)

The following additional information is required to help you. Therefore, please do the best you can in providing a detailed and accurate data.

1) What is your Location/age/sex/height/weight? What is your JOB-WORK?
2) Duration of illness?
3) Chief Complaints?
4) How is your Thyroid functioning?
5) Do you have Diabetes?
6) Do you have Digestion Problem?
7) How is your Bowl movement?
8) Do you feel thirsty? How many glasses of water you drink every day?
9) Do you feel good in warm or cold or humid climate?
10) Are you having any stress? Describe it.
11) Do you get normal sound sleep?
12) Explain in detail about you mood?
13) Any problem with you periods? (For females)
- Are the periods early, regular or late in general? How long do they last?
- Do you suffer from any kind of physical or mental discomfort before, during or after the periods?
- Is the flow scanty, normal or excessive?
- Is the blood thick bright red or pale watery?
- Do you notice any clots in the flow?
14) Any past medical problem which you would like to share the information?
15) List of medicine in use at present?
16) Do you exercise daily? Or any other physical activity.
17) How is your Cholesterol level?
18) What do you crave for in food items and what are your aversions?
19) How is your hunger: Less, Normal or Excessive?
20) Is your sweat normal or less or more? Where does it sweat more: Head, Trunk or Limbs?

As of now there is no need to operate on tonsils.

Please Update.

Regards,
Nikkie.
 
Nikkie 7 years ago
Thank you for the reply Nikkie,

Here are my answers to the best of my knowledge to the questionaire posted.


1) What is your Location/age/sex/height/weight? What is your JOB-WORK?

I am currently in the USA, north-eastern part of Florida.
30 years old
female
1.57m
54kg
I am unemployed at the moment, but I go to school full time, so I guess my job is being a student


2) Duration of illness?
10.5 years approximately (originally got sick in the summer of 2001)


3) Chief Complaints?

--- Snoring at night due to enlarged tissues in the throat/nasal cavity and also enlarged tonsils. I also feel like I'm not getting enough air in my lungs even when I'm awake. My nose seems congested but nothing comes out if I blow. I suffer from mild seasonal allergies that mostly make my eyes itchy and my throat a bit sensitive at times.

--- Other complaint is the excessive digestive gas, gloating, burping, flatulence.


4) How is your Thyroid functioning?

Thyroid is sluggish by symptoms. Hair loss, low body temperature (97.0 to 97.5). Low energy, sleepy most of the time.


5) Do you have Diabetes?

I do not have diabetes, but I'm a bit insulin resistant. My blood glucose stays elevated longer than normal when I eat very sugary things. I gain weight easily and lose it very hard.


6) Do you have Digestion Problem?

Yes. Takes long for food to go through. For the last 2 years I seem to experience excessive gas no matter what I eat. I burp constantly and also have to pass gas the other way. No noticeable heartburn. (I used to have heartburn when I was very overweight but that went away when I lost weight)


7) How is your Bowl movement?
Very slow. I go every other day, sometimes it can take two days. (this has been the case most of my life)


8) Do you feel thirsty? How many glasses of water you drink every day?

I have moments when I feel more thirsty than usual, but I'm not terribly thirsty in general. I drink somewhere between 0.6 L to 2.5 L per day.


9) Do you feel good in warm or cold or humid climate?

I prefer slightly warm and dry climates. I have lived in cold humid and currently live in hot humid climate and I'm miserable most of the year (except during spring and fall when the temperatures are more moderate)


10) Are you having any stress? Describe it.

As a student I experience a lot of stress related to my courses and assignments that need to be finished in time. I also just relatively recently left a 6 year long relationship so I'm still dealing with some guilt and 'what ifs'. I am having a difficult time financially so that ads to my stress as well. I worry about the future.

11) Do you get normal sound sleep?

I feel like I get normal sleep, but I could sleep for more than 12 hours sometimes and wake up still feeling somewhat tired. I guess my sleep is not restful enough.


12) Explain in detail about you mood?

I think alot about 'what ifs' in the past and future. I worry about potentially bad things that might happen. I go through cycles when I am feeling grounded and optimistic, and other times when I'm downright sad and depressed. Sometimes I have a good reason to feel that way, sometimes I just wake up on the wrong side of the bed. I feel like I am generally pretty easy going, I just go along with what others want to do etc, but I'm a quiet and reserved person. I keep to myself.


13) Any problem with you periods? (For females)

- Are the periods early, regular or late in general? How long do they last?

My periods used to be highly irregular and long/heavy but since I started eating better and taking thyroid supplements, they have become almost regular. They last about 5 days, 2 days light, 2-3 days heavy.

- Do you suffer from any kind of physical or mental discomfort before, during or after the periods?

I often find myself feeling sad around the time I ovulate. Sometimes I'm also hostile and get upset out of nothing around the same time of the month. My breasts hurt after I ovulate, until I get my period (oftentimes)


- Is the flow scanty, normal or excessive?

The flow starts off slowly, and on the 2-4th days it's rather heavy excessive. I then spot lightly for a couple more days.

- Is the blood thick bright red or pale watery?

The flow is dark red and thick during the heaviest part of the period. It is bright red one day before and after the heavy dark flow.


- Do you notice any clots in the flow?

Yes, I have quite a flow clots in the flow (days 2-4)



14) Any past medical problem which you would like to share the information?

I have been fortunate to be pretty healthy growing up. In 1994 I was going through a lot of stress at school and I got sick (colds) very often. I experienced colds every 2 months for a whole year till I changed schools. Around 1996 I had a very weird infection where my throat was extremely painful and I had a high fever, but no nasal congestion or drainage. In 2001 I got mono, and my tonsils/throat tissues have stayed enlarged since. I had my appendix removed in november 2000 because it got infected and I couldn't convince the doctors to just let me have antibiotics instead.

Other than those episodes, I have not had other major health issues. As I type this, I cannot remember the last time when I got a cold (longer than a year ago)



15) List of medicine in use at present?

I currently take 1 (60mg I believe?) grain of Armour Thyroid daily. Not using any other supplements.



16) Do you exercise daily? Or any other physical activity.

I do not get to exercise daily. I walk the dogs a few times a week for about an hour when I can bring myself to go out. (mild degree of people phobia so I don't enjoy being outside during day time when people can see me)



17) How is your Cholesterol level?

Cholsterol was very elevated in January 2009 but I haven't had the chance to check it since. I have changed the way I eat, so I suspect it has likely improved some just like my fasting glucose level has improved with my new diet (reduced sugar, bread, pasta).


18) What do you crave for in food items and what are your aversions?

I cannot stand to eat dark green vegetables. I crave meat and coffee lately. I also crave bread and potatoes. I do not care of dessert type (sweet) items.



19) How is your hunger: Less, Normal or Excessive?

Normal



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

Definitely sweat too much, and more of it is on my trunk, armpit area, although the head gets pretty sweety too at times (especially when I sleep). I did not notice issues with limbs sweating.



I hope I've provided adequate information about my condition. I look forward to your input.

Thank you.
 
Wolfie 7 years ago
Please get hold of following medicine in liquid dilution:

1) Merc. Sol. 200.

>> Take one doses of Merc. Sol. Dose should be taken early morning empty stomach. Repeat for three days.

One dose means.
The medicine is in liquid dilution form. Add 3-4 drops of medicine in some 20 ml (Approx. 2 sip) water then mix slowly with spoon. Sip up the content slowly.

Please follow homeopathy restrictions like no coffee, no raw onion/garlic, and no strong perfumes, don't eat or drink anything within 45 minutes before or after taking medicine.

You need to stop drinking Coffee/tea. Instead a glass of milk with natural honey can be taken.

Please Update.

Blessings & Prayers,
Nikkie.
 
Nikkie 7 years ago
Thank you kindly Nikkie. I am going to find some Merc Sol 200, and will repost here after treatment.
 
Wolfie 7 years ago

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