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Hi David 1stly I cannot believe you do this for free I have paid so much to my homeopath and never really got anywhere I am still owing money, this is very kind do you take donations?
This is about my anxiety and yes emotional too I feel very very fearful about Thomas cough but also guilty for not having my son vaccinated, I am blaming myself, each time I hear him cough at night fear goes through me, please tell me what you need to know
Thank you
  pixie wood on 2012-03-30
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David Kempson
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brisbanehomoeopath last decade
1) anxiety, panic, fear. i have flu bug and petrified my son will catch this while having whooping cough. the word Flu always scares me and sends this horrible panicky feeling up through me from my solar plex it can make me feel sick with panic i sometimes get panic attacks (i think this is since the swine flu thing)i feel the fear and panic swirling around my throat area i thnk (this is hard to describe i can also feel it in my stomach or above)I have always panicked about illness since i was a child i am now 33. i lost me Dad at 8 years old and got told he was ill and wouldn't get better (he had depression and commit suicide) i would hate to be seperated from my Mum and a little ocd started where i had to sit in a certain seat in the car or something would happen to her, so i guess a seperation anxiety.
I also hated school i got picked on because i lost me Dad but i also hated being away from my Mum. i was very quiet would hate to talk in front of class and was one of the least popular kids, i even worried about stuff like the world would blow up and this send hurrendous fear through me and i would even have panic attacks and would never ever tell anyone i kept it all to myself.

2) with this viral thing I feel light headed and sickly at times when the sickly feeling passes i get hungry. i keep getting dry mouth and when i wake in the night or morning my mouth is bone dry. little breathless think this is exhaustion. and i do have a cold. when i stand i feel dizzy and i also feel weak. fear constantly wooshing through me i feel better in bed and it's only when i get up i realise i am still not well

3) I also have an underactive thyroid which was discovered just over 3 years ago i got it checked as my Mums was overactive and my sisters underactive i really thought mine was over as most symptoms we're this way,but the tsh came back at a whopping 98
I am not overweight but bigger than i have ever been but still not over weight. i am 5ft 6 and 9st 9lb and hold alot of muscle (i do not look manly lol) i started off on 25mg of thyroxine and am now on 150mg when it gets bad i get pins and needles in my arms at night i get extremely lazy and cannot be bothered to to housework even i tend to not budge off the sofa all day.

I am also on antidepressants since January this is mainly because my kids getting ill all the time is getting me so down. i was also feeling suffocated and trapped. and slowly over the years have more and more shut myself off from friends and the outside world. i will cancel meeting friends at any given opportunity and usually the kids being ill is a good one even (when they are ill) i dread them being ill but when they are its a good excuse not to go out. i keep myself to myself and do not like mixing with the other Mums at school. i will talk to them but i don't do the meals and meeting up outside of school apart from the odd one i will feel comfortable with that is similar to me. i do not drink alcohol either which makes me feel antisocial. my kids are everything but i feel i have failed to be a good Mum. i get snappy i don't do a great deal with them and i feel the eldest is felt pushed away because of his different father and my son is difficult maybe we clash. i do get hormonal and there maybe about a week where i am the perfect Mum and the rest of the time i am snappy, boring. lazy maybe.
I cannot stand mess but my house is far from immaculate, i would do anything for a junk and clutter free house but my house is just about average and i find it impossible to get on top of it and keep it clean and tidy. if my house is a tip i get emotional. i get embarrased to invite people round and will put them off if i can because i feel i don't have this perfect house like lost people.
I also seem to be late for school everyday and struggle to come to terms with the fact i must get up 15mins earlier than i do but something always happens and we will just get to school after everyone else. i do not like getting out of bed in the morning.

My sleep goes through phases. i can have phases of nice sleep and phases of disturbed sleep. if the kids are unwell i will not sleep well. i am a light sleeper and the slightese noise from the kids will wake me. even my husband will be downstairs and at the other end of the house and i can hear him snore and it will wake me when ihave the light sleep stage, i have not been sleeping well lately because of the kids being unwell and i get overtired too and just cannot sleep. i did get some sleep last night and feel i could sleep for England now.

The only treatment i can recall having a reaction too is the one when i was pregnant called flebogamma this was to stop antibodies crossing over to my youngest and causing heamorraging. this made me breathless and panicky and just generally exhaused. i kept getting palpations. ( i have a rare platlet in my blood this is safe for me but not on the baby whilst i am carrying

I deal with my fear mostly alone especailly the flu and illness thing. when i really panic i depend on others . people i know that do energy work but i started to depend too much so only do this when it gets extreme and it is now i do not like being ill it scares me i get very scared my kids will catch this especially now i just want to feel normal so i can relax and cope. the panic has always been reocurrent and it has got better lately but this whooping cough and bug i have has made it pretty bad. like a woosh of fear and panic going through me it will make me feel sick with it at times, i also get snappy with the kids.

another thing is eating i am vegetarian i do not eat fish either but do like hard boiled eggs with mayo and vinegar. it has been daily i eat these before getting ill. but i really do not eat properly during the day and sometimes do not really eat at all. tea time i eat a proper meal with vegetable and i eat a big meal too. i tend to eat more in the evenings.

I get tired about 2pm and could fall asleep but i rarely let myself as have to get my son from school about 2:45 and get worried i will not wake up on time. once i have collected him i seem to get more energy and do more housework when he is home, i do do some in the morning as cannot stand the kitchen to messy but i then get a little lazy, i am also very disorganised i leave things until the last minute and am useless at getting my childs homework done with him. sorry this post is all out of order but surprising what keeps coming up. i am also not caring too much about my appearance and can get lazy on washimg my hair. i do wash daily do not care for make up unless going out on a special occasion and i rarely buy myself new thinkgs as spend all my money on old homeopath. vitamins. sambucol etc. anyhting to keep my kids healthy. i put everyone 1st and leave myself out. also when everyone is ill i will be the nurse but get forgot about whn i am ill.

my main problem is illness scares me, i have this bug the sickness bug is everywhere, iand scared of this whooping cough

I CANNOT stand goats cheese or milk the slightest taste i will retch and even be sick. really do not like this.

I love the summer and feel much more happier and wanting to go out and do things.

I think the evenings are when i feel best
[message edited by pixie wood on Sat, 31 Mar 2012 14:29:32 BST]
i need to add this that i keep getting hungry with this illness. very hungry and i fancy vegetables with gravy or rice crispies and milk but trying to avoid the milk
[message edited by pixie wood on Sat, 31 Mar 2012 16:04:37 BST]
pixie wood last decade
I don't know if I mentioned I am on an antidepressant I stopped a few days ago when I felt poorly and the sudden stop could be adding to my light headedness I am only on 10 mg I will get the name if you want to know it

Before you spend time on my post I feel better from my virus this evening this happened yesterday too so not sure how I will feel in the morning bit better at the moment just constantly hungry and little light headed could be from not taking antidepressants
[message edited by pixie wood on Sat, 31 Mar 2012 20:21:41 BST]
pixie wood last decade
Hi David just son you know my virus is almost gone and where I said I feel fear in my throat and neck area this is wrong it is my upper chest
pixie wood last decade
Is the fear and anxiety still prominent?

I think I can still find a constitutional remedy for you despite the acute symptoms being better.

Just so you are aware, over the weekend I often need to stay with my mother who is sick, and she is old enough to not have an internet connection.
brisbanehomoeopath last decade
Yes it's still cones and goes bitb
pixie wood last decade
Yes it's still comes and goes but I'm trying techniques to help get rid of it, I saw a post where you warned someone about whooping cough and as soon as I started to read it it set it off again so I never read the rest of the post and I don't want too, this is because i get so fearful or panicky, thanks David
a long term remedy would be good only if you have time David.
I forgot to mention my lack of confidence also
thank you
[message edited by pixie wood on Tue, 03 Apr 2012 10:53:59 BST]
where i said before about the panic in my throat and chamged this this is there but different to the scared thing this is just there on my neck or throat, a constant anxiety and i may not know what it is if this makes sense
[message edited by pixie wood on Tue, 03 Apr 2012 16:46:38 BST]
pixie wood last decade
Hi David I understand you are very busy so please let me know if you do not have time for me I will not be offended,
I have new symptoms of headache for 3rd day now different to a normal headache I would have, so I panic about this maybe withdrawal symptoms from not taking antidepressants so have started them again.
This is what I am like I now worry this bad head is something serious as I never had one like this so have alsorts of fear running through my mind! Thank you again for curing my sons whooping cough I know it's not good home prescribing but we tried it on my husbands cough too and it worked, same remedy!
pixie wood last decade
I am back from my mother's now, and have just finished clinic. I will look over your case tomorrow as a priority.
brisbanehomoeopath last decade
Ok please only when your able too there are people that are suffering more, I haven't been eating as many eggs as i stated and forgot to mention I desire chocolate or something sweet this may go on for weeks or months then go away and info not crave them at present it has returned!
pixie wood last decade
Ok please only when your able too there are people that are suffering more, I haven't been eating as many eggs as i stated and forgot to mention I desire chocolate or something sweet this may go on for weeks or months then go away and will not crave them,at present it has returned!
pixie wood last decade
I am working through this now.
brisbanehomoeopath last decade
So is the fear only about catching infectious diseases, or only about the flu specifically? Do you get fearful and panicky about other things?

Describe the actual experience of panic to me, emotional, mental, and physical.
brisbanehomoeopath last decade
Flu is a big one, think its mainly this but I do get worried of illness in general and worry when I'm ill that something will happen and I'll my kids will have no mum,
If the word bird flu swine flu is write down or I hear it this strong fear goes through my stomach (this is hard to describe as I can't remember without it happening) but I also feel like a restriction in my throat which I feel when I breathe in I can breath and swallow fine but feels like fear swirling around my neck and throat this is when the fear is just lingering when it's strong it's through my stomach and wooshes up!
I get quite obsessive thoughts about what could happen and at one time had to find cures and would search the Internet 24/7 for natural cures for things . I've got it under control now and do not look anymore
[message edited by pixie wood on Wed, 11 Apr 2012 10:03:13 BST]
pixie wood last decade
Well this seems like an easy choice of remedy - this is a classic Calc carb presentation, right down to the cravings.

If I eliminate on the basis of Fear of Infectious Disease and Mania to read medical books, only Calc and Sulph come up, and with the desire for hard boiled eggs, the tendency to put on weight, the tendency to blow up small problems into huge ones, the dependency on others - well this seems typical Calc carb to me.

I would start with 200c since you express many things through your emotions. We can work from there depending on what happens. One dose, taken as a split dose, in 1/2 cup of water.
brisbanehomoeopath last decade
I brilliant I will order 200 tonight and need full instruction on dosing, I have had a headache for about 6 days now just so you know and i'm sure it won't affect anything,
Interesting it's the same remedy you 1st said to give my eldest. I would imagine that happens alot, I don't have a tendency to put weight on!
Quite excited about this I'm always trying to keep everyone else healthy and never done anything for myself
Thank you
pixie wood last decade
Yes I realised I had prescribed it for your son, and yes you can see that happen in families sometimes. Not as often as you might think though. However, I am not sure it is really a constiutional remedy for him, but you seem much more Calc carb.
brisbanehomoeopath last decade
Thank you David , feel quite emotional you've helped me for free I've never bothered with myself because of money issues so every penny goes on the boys but deep down I know if I get myself sorted there more than likely to get better anyway as sure they pick up on alot I'm so grateful and even more so as I see your recovering from illness yourself.
In your own time when and if you have time I would love long term remedy for my boys which i dont think my homeopath has found the correct ones before thank you again
[message edited by pixie wood on Wed, 11 Apr 2012 22:16:58 BST]
pixie wood last decade
Well thank me when it works lol. But you are welcome regardless.

Sure I can look over the boys posts again, but you may need to update them for me.
brisbanehomoeopath last decade
I'm positive it will work lol, I will update on the eldest 1st as hes much easier to describe but I will say it over and over only when you have time and I know others have acute conditions and they should be put 1st , I am so happy I have made a step towards helping ME :-)
pixie wood last decade
Hi David before the weekend is here as i know you cannot get online. how do i do the split dosing. i'm assuming the same as in my Sons thread. it says add to pillules so i will add 2x 200c to the water?? is white rum ok to use. please give full instruction i have never done this.my remedy should be here tomorrow or Saturday ;-)
pixie wood last decade
I took 1 dose yesterday David so will report any changes but nothing so far maybe i feel a little better actually could it be this fast working?
pixie wood last decade
Well, usually that initial good feeling is just placebo. A remedy should actually make you feel worse first, then better. Placebo doesn't usually last more then a few days.

Make a dosing bottle for yourself. Using the straight pillues is only for emergencies.
brisbanehomoeopath last decade
I did use from dosing bottle I did one drop in Half a cup and took a teaspoon from it i do not feel any change apart from feeling better but I have listened to a hypnosis track for 2 weeks now and could be from this as It was about 2weeks and it started to work last time
pixie wood last decade
And yes i feel lazy and tired again today so will report any changes if there significant. thanks again David
pixie wood last decade

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