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Upper Joint Pains & Abdominal Pains

My shoulder pains started about a month ago, but I was most in pain when my breathing became affected. Anytime I got up or lay down or took a breath, I felt a sharp pain in my chest. I also had shoulder pains at this point. A nurse advised me to go the emergency room. The emerge-doctor took an x-ray and a blood test, gave me advil and told me to follow up with my family doctor. They were testing to see if I had heart problems or a blood clot. I followed up with my family doctor and she prescribed Vimovo, an anti-inflammatory drug. I took it for a little more than a week and the pain in my chest went away. I stopped taking it about 4 days ago because I started feeling abdominal pain. I was also feeling feverish at night and took advil. I went to see my doctor again and she prescribed amoxicillin, but I don't understand what it's for. I still have joint pains in my shoulders and sometimes my neck. I have come-and-go abdominal pains. I felt as if I was constipated but I passed stool today, but there was not much and it was more liquid, as if I had diarrhea.
I do not have any history of major diseases suffered or surgeries in my past.
Thank you for your help
 
  HumairaS on 2012-12-13
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
Please take three doses of Ignatia 200 as follows and see how that affects in next 15 days (only 3 doses in 15 days).

day 1 morning
1st dose

day 1 evening
2nd dose

day 2 morning
3rd dose

One dose means
If the medicine is in pills form 2 pills. Don't touch pills with hand. Use cap of bottle to take pills.
If the medicine is in liquid dilution form, 2 drops in some 20 ml water. Sip up slowly.

Please follow homeo restrictions like no coffee, no raw onion/garlic, no strong perfumes, don't eat or drink anything within 30 minutes before or after taking medicine.
 
kadwa 9 years ago
Thank you so much for this great help. Actually, I was just going to buy this medicine but first I went to the Doctor. She got my blood report. She said not to take the antibiotic she prescribed because it is not a bacterial infection. She said that my body is fighting with some kind of Virus but they don't know what it is. She just said, get rest ad come back to her next week if I am still in Pain.
I am 25 years old female, married. Living in Canada. I used homeopathic when I was five years old. My father said, Doctor had prescribed me Belladona and that worked so good that I was cured in few hours.
Should I still buy the same medicine you recommended?

Best Regards
 
HumairaS 9 years ago
Please go ahead with Ignatia.
 
kadwa 9 years ago
I took ignatia as you prescribed. First two days stomach pain and pain in left shoulder reduced but last night my pain got really bad. No stomach pain. I work up around 3 AM, and couldn't breathe or walk. I felt as if all my upper body bones were being crushed, especially my upper back. I feel severe pain in my ribs.

I went to the Doctor this morning. She said that my results showed there is inflammation happening, but she could not diagnose until another 2 tests she had ordered arrived. She also said that they rarely figure out what kind of virus it is because there are so many. But she said she will refer me to an arthritis specialist but that won’t be until the new year. Until then, she prescribed another naproxen with another kind of stomach medicine (to protect it). I’m going to take this soon, because I’m at work and in a lot of pain. I hope it doesn’t affect my stomach too much because the last one had a stomach protector coating on it and I still felt the effect on my abdomen.
She said to give it another week and see how I feel. And to rest.
 
HumairaS 9 years ago
Please copy the Questionnaire from the following thread
http://www.abchomeopathy.com/forum2.php/188925/
and post all the questions here duly answered. On that basis your remedy may be worked out.

The answers should be given in a way that we are able to understand you as a person.
 
kadwa 9 years ago
Here are answers to all questions. Your help is much appreciated.

I am female, 26 years old and skinny.
1. Describe your main suffering?
Joint pains: ribs and upper back hurt, especially when I breathe


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



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

4. What exactly do you feel when you are at your worst?
I can feel my upper back bones being crushed and have difficulty breathing

5. When did it all start? Can you connect it to any past event or disease?
It started about a month ago with shoulder pains. The pain migrated to my chest so that I was feeling stabbing pains in my chest when I was trying to breathe. I was given an anti-inflammatory drug Vimovo that helped my chest pain but my shoulder pains persisted. The drug caused me to have abdominal pains so I stopped taking it. With rest and a better diet, my shoulder pains and abdominal pains got better. However, just this Tuesday night, my ribs were hurting, so I took half a muscle relaxant but woke up around 3 AM with severe upper back pain. I took advil and went back to sleep. I followed up with the doctor yesterday morning who said that my blood work shows that my body is fighting a virus, though they cannot identify what it is. It also shows that I have slight inflammation. She prescribed another anti-inflammatory drug with a stomach protection drug and Tylenol with codine to manage the pain.


6. Which time of the day you are worst?
In the late afternoon and at night.


7. What are the things which aggravate your suffering and which are those which ameliorate the same?
Aggravates: sitting in my chair at the office, sleeping on my side, exerting myself too much
Ameliorates: rest, warm shower


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)?
possibly work


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.
Mild, quiet, lazy, anxious
- How do you feel before or during a thunderstorm?

- Do you like being consoled during your tough times?
Yes

- Are you sensitive to external stimuli like smell, noise, light etc?
If it’s particularly strong
- Do you have any typical habit or gesture like nail biting, causeless
weeping, talking to one self etc?
Causeless weeping
- How do you feel about your friends, family, your children and especially your husband / wife?
I like my friends, but rarely see them. I love my family and like spending time with them. I love my husband and appreciate him taking care of me, but his withdrawn behaviour and his personal views causes me stress.
11. What are your fears and do you dream of any situation repeatedly?
Death

12. What do you crave for in food items and what are your aversions?
Cravings: chocolate/sweet, shrimp, lobster, noodles (pasta or thai)
Aversions: bitter, too salty or sour, vanilla, candy or odd combinations (vegetable juice)

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


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

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?
For the past couple of nights, I have been having night sweats.


17. How is your bowel movement and stool type?
I usually have a bowel movement once a day but it has been like diarrhea or soft.


18. How well do you sleep? Do you have a particular posture of sleeping?
I usually sleep on my side, but I have been trying to train myself to sleep on my back because of my shoulder pains. I have trouble falling asleep, but usually sleep well throughout the night. For the last few nights, I have been waking up in the middle of the night because of my joint pains.



19. Do you think you are able to satisfy your sexual desires in general?
No


20. How do you think you are different from others, if at all?
I generally have more anxiety and chronic illnesses (UTIs).

21. What medications have been taken earlier by you to treat the diseases and do you have any particular symptom surfacing after the medication?
Vimovo—abdominal pains after taking it.
Mylen-Naproxen

22. What major diseases are running in your family?


23. Describe, how do you look like? Describe your overall appearance
I’m petite. I’m about 5 feet. I weigh about 95 lbs. I am South Asian.
24. (ONLY FOR FEMALES)

Please answer the following questions:
(Please give details of your past menstruation if you have attained menopause.)
- Are the periods early, regular or late in general? How long do they last?
My periods are usually late and last about 5-6 days.

- Do you suffer from any kind of physical or mental discomfort before, during or after the periods?
I have physical discomfort before and during my periods.

- Is the flow scanty, normal or excessive?
The flow starts excessive but is normal after a day or two.

- Is the blood thick bright red or pale watery?
It is usually thick dark red.

- Do you notice any clots in the flow?
Sometimes.
 
HumairaS 9 years ago
Please take three doses of Phosphorus 200 as follows and see how that affects in next 15 days (only 3 doses in 15 days).

day 1 morning
1st dose

day 1 evening
2nd dose

day 2 morning
3rd dose

One dose means
If the medicine is in pills form 2 pills. Don't touch pills with hand. Use cap of bottle to take pills.
If the medicine is in liquid dilution form, 2 drops in some 20 ml water. Sip up slowly.

Please follow homeo restrictions like no coffee, no raw onion/garlic, no strong perfumes, don't eat or drink anything within 30 minutes before or after taking medicine.
 
kadwa 9 years ago
I used Phosphorus as you suggested. Eye pain was gone for first three days. Shoulder feels better but ribs feel the same. It gets worse during the day when I am sitting at my computer. The doctor said that my results showed there is inflammation happening.
 
HumairaS 8 years ago
Please take three doses of Arsenicum Album 200 as follows and see how that affects in next 15 days (only 3 doses in 15 days).

day 1 morning
1st dose

day 1 evening
2nd dose

day 2 morning
3rd dose

One dose means
If the medicine is in pills form 2 pills. Don't touch pills with hand. Use cap of bottle to take pills.
If the medicine is in liquid dilution form, 2 drops in some 20 ml water. Sip up slowly.

Please follow homeo restrictions like no coffee, no raw onion/garlic, no strong perfumes, don't eat or drink anything within 30 minutes before or after taking medicine.
 
kadwa 8 years ago

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