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post nasal drip

Hello,

I have had phlegm in the back of my throat that will not go away. Sometimes throat feels swollen and dries up at night. Shortness of breath, anxiety. I have taken two doses of nux vomica c30 which hasn't provided any relief.

Thanks for your help.

Anja
 
  ignite on 2013-09-09
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anuj srivastava 7 years ago
GENDER AND AGE-. Female - 42
-OCCUPATION- Global Tech Consultant
-USING BIRTH CONTROL PILLS IF SO, FOR HOW LONG? None

What is your chief complaint? Mucus in the back of my throat

When did this complaint start? Two weeks ago after strep throat

What was going on at this time? ( examples: emotional upsets, disappointments, illness of others, accidents, injuries, travel, new foods or
exercises) strep throat
What is your opinion of the cause of the complaint?

List other main complaints after this and give the same information.

HISTORY OF MEDICATIONS

Please list what medications you have taken for your complaints, Allopathic or homeopathic.
symptoms for the choice you made? Nux Vomica C30

If you have or are under the care of an MD or other homeopath, please list the tests you have had if any, and what advice you have been given. -IF YOU ARE TAKING TREATMENT FROM ANY ONE ELSE IN THE FORUM,THEN PLEASE LINK WITH THREAD.


write yes or no in capitals in front of the u/m symptoms.will review the case.

Sudden, intense ailments from fright. YES
Anxiety and restlessness with complaints. YES
Fears that do not subside.
Faintness or dizziness upon waking up. NO
Sudden fever with one cheek red, the other pale NO
Intolerance of pain.
Painful urination with anxiety NO
Pains followed by numbness and tingling. NO
Eye pain and injuries NO
Throbbing headache. NO
Unquenchable thirst. YES


Emotional upset
Fear SOMETIMES
Anxiety YES
Extended period of unusual or continued mental exertion NO
Dizziness NO
Diarrhea NO
Craving for sweets and salt. Craving for strong flavors. NO
Enthusiastic and suggestible, with a tendency toward peculiar thoughts and impulses. YES


Anxious YES
Anxiety associated with later stages of head cold, with sneezing YES
Asthma worse after midnight, fears suffocation while lying down SOMETIMES
Fearful NO
Irritable YES
Restless YES
Sleepiness but insomnia NO
Thirsty for frequent small drinks YES
Weak and exhausted NO
Desires air but sensitive to cold NO
Vomiting with or without diarrhea after eating and drinking NO


Increased perspiration YES
Night sweats YES
Cold hands and feet COLD FEET
Dizziness NO
Nausea NO
Ravenous hunger NO
Aversion to fats NO
Craving for eggs NO
Eyes sensitive to light NO
Pale face NO
Large appetite with slow digestion NO


Nervousness YES
Apprehension YES
Anxiety prior to an examination or public performance YES
Fatigue and aching of whole body NO
Limbs, head, eyelids heavy NO
Headache NO
Scalp sore to touch NO
Sore throat YES
Lack of thirst NO
Dizziness, trembling, fatigue, dullness NO


Vomiting NO
Sensation of a lump in the throat YES
Chills with fever NO
Thirst during chills NO
Chills relieved by warmth NO
Cramping pains in the abdomen or back NO
Headaches that feel like a nail driven into the side of the head NO
Skin very sensitive to drafts NO
Introspective NO
Sad YES
Brooding YES
Tearful YES
Rejects company SOMETIMES
Disappointed YES
Grieving YES
Insomnia from emotional distress YES
Nausea relieved by eating N/A
Eating intensifies hunger NO


Exhaustion NO
Deep anxiety and inability to cope SOMETIMES
Headaches NO
Jumpy and oversensitive YES
Startled by ordinary sounds YES
Backaches YES
Nervous digestive upsets NO

Shakes head without any apparent cause NO
Facial contortions NO
Gassy, constipation or diarrhea NO
Sour belching NO
Claustrophobia NO
Irritability YES
Digestive upsets with gas and bloating NO
Craves sweets, warm food and drink NO
Night cough YES
Wants to be alone SOMETIMES
Cranky on waking YES
Bullying tendency YES
Fear of failure YES
Breaking down under stress Sometimes

Tongue feels dry YES
Mucous membranes dry AT NIGHT
Nausea NO
Insomnia YES
Claustrophobia NO
Migraine headache NO
Vomiting NO
Pains around eyes NO
Craves salt and dry foods NO
Weepy but won't let others see it. (Wants to be alone to cry.) YES
Consolation aggravates them YES
Angry from isolation YES
Fright, grief, anger YES
Nervous, discouraged, broken down YES
Depressed YES

Anxious YES
Fearful NO
Weak NO
Associated with hoarseness YES
Tight heavy chest AT NIGHT
Dry rasping cough AT NIGHT
Burning pains in stomach, abdomen, between shoulder blades NO
Thirst for cold drinks that are vomited NO
Nausea NO
Night sweats YES

Sensitive YES
Weepy YES
Wants attention and sympathy NO
Changeable symptoms and moods YES
Craves open air YES
Sensitive to heat YES
Dry mouth with lack of thirst DRY MOUTH BUT NOT LACK OF THIRST
Rich food upsets stomach NO
Insomnia from recurring thought YES
Head colds YES
Loose cough, worse at night NO
Delayed menstrual period with scanty flow NO


Worry YES
Overwork SOMETIMES
Headaches NO
Difficulty concentrating YES
Exhaustion, NO
Over sensitivity YES
Overreact and devote attention to tiny details YES
Low stamina YES

do you have a mind which you feel is perverted? NO
are you arrogant? NO
do you over estimate yourself? NO
do you feel that you are from A SUPERIOR FAMILY AND YOUR FRIENDS FROM LOW FAMILY AND YOU LOOK DOWN UPON THEM? NO
DO YOU IMAGINE YOUR BODY IS LARGE AND THOSE OF OTHERS SMALLER? NO
ARE YOU SERIOUS ABOUT NON SERIOUS MATTERS? YES
palpitation AND TREMBLING ABOUT THE LIMBS DURING EXCITEMENTS? YES
DO YOU IMAGINE THAT YOU DO NOT BELONG TO THIS RACE? SOMETIMES
NUMBNESS IN WHICH PART OF THE BODY? NONE
MUCH FLATULENCE AND FERMENTATION IN THE STOMACH? NO
SENSATION AS IF THE WHOLE ABDOMEN WAS TIGHTLY CONSTRICTED? NO
HALF DIGESTED STOOL,ADHERES TO THE ANUS AS IF CLAY? NO
UNBEARABLE SEXUAL EXCITEMENT AND VOLUPTUOUS CRAWLING IN THE GENITALS?
PERIODS EVERY 14 DAYS? EVERY 19 DAYS


feeling of being controlled by another YES
out of sorts with your rhythms YES
feeling of living out someone else's expectations YES
feeling as if you are being fed off emotionally or psychologically YES
feeling of losing your will YES
over estimatimation of energy reserves YES
full of self-denial
you become a rescuer, addicted to rescuing people YES
drained
feeling of becoming a doormat
you have forgotten who you are YES
let me know the color of your .

CUT PASTE THE SYMPTOM APPLICABLE TO YOU

1.Cracked appearance of the tongue with or without pain, hardening and inflammation.



2. Swollen,numb ,stiff,with pimples on it,white ,furred,.Bitter taste in morning with headache. NO HEADACH



3.Flabby,resembling a layer of dried clay.Yellow coating at the base/clay colored coating.Taste sour ,soapy. YES



4.Clean red/furred,with headache.Dark red swelling. NO



5.Mapped.Swelling of tongue,appearance,grayish white,dryish,/slimy. YES BUT NOT SLIMISH – MORE DRY



6.White/slimy/brownish.Seems as if it would cleave to the roof of the mouth due to dryness YES



7Yellow and slimy coating.Witish edges(sometimes),Insipid taste or taste lost.Lips , tongue and gums white

.

8.Clean with pain in the stomach. /Coated white with loose motions/bright red with rawness in the mouth.Left side sore,eating painful. NO

9.Mapped/numb/stiff.Coating slimy/clear/watery,with small bubbles of frothy saliva covering the sides.Taste lost.Vesicles on the tip.Sensation of hair/dryness of mouth and tongue.



10. Yellow creamy coating at the back part of the roof of the mouth./ Moist, creamy or Golden yellow coating at the back part of the tongue.Blisters and sensation of hairs at the tip.Coppery /Acid taste

.

11.Dirty ,brownish green/grayish-green.Taste bitter.Palate very sensitive- Better taking cold things.Burning blisters on the tip.Bitter taste.Blisters on the cheek or inside of the lips, rather than the tongue.

12.Ulcers on the tongue,sensation of hair on the tongue

13.Flabby, toneless, with visid mucus in mouth. Bitter taste.

14.Sensitive, slightly inflamed, small blisters on margins, bright red tip. Burning in mouth.




ANY OTHER CONDITION OF THE TONGUE.

BODY ODOR? NO

SWEATING FROM FEET AND ODOR? NO

feeling of suffocation when wearing a tie. AT NIGHT THROAT FEELS TIGHT

any funny sensation in the body,delusions etc NO

YOUR PAST TURMOILS?

sleeping habits,and any other peculiarity under the sun your body and mind is experiencing which is not normal.

CUT PASTE THE U/M SYMPTOM APPLICABLE TO YOU

SENSATIONS
-Sensation of coldness in the back between the shoulders. NO

-Part of the body being separated from the rest of the limbs. NO

-Sensation of a ball in rectum like an apple or potato. Diarrhoea and constipation are also cured with this symptom. Sensation of sand in the eyes. NO
NO
-Something alive moving about in the abdomen or chest. (Remedy for violent foetal movements as well as in cases of imaginary pregnancy). NO

-Burning sensation as if sparks or burning coal were falling on parts which are cold to touch. Cannot bear to be covered. NO

-As if teeth too long. NO

-Feels as if two noses. NO

-As if insects crawling on face. NO

-As if bone in throat. YES

-Downward dragging from shoulder. As if tied up in knots. NO

-As if something passing out of rectum. SOMETIMES

-As if flies and spider crawling all over body. NO

-Burning sensation as if pepper were sprinkled. NO

-Burning sensation relieved by heat. NO

-Head remedy for burning sensation in any part. Sensation of tight band round the head. Lump of hair in throat. Lump of ice in chest. Mouse running up arms and chest.

-Burning sensation. NO

-Sensation of cobwebs, bugs or insects crawling on face. NO

-Sensation as if cold air is blowing on him. Sensation of dust in the air passages causing cough. YES

-Sensation of sinking. NO

-Sensation of emptiness. YES

-Sensation as if he had swallowed a small ball which remained at the pit of the stomach; as if intestines are being drawn towards spine. NO

-Distressing sensation of damp clothes on the spine. NO

-Sensation of nail driven into the brain; as if boiling lead were passing through the rectum; as if anus would fly to pieces during stool; as if legs were made of wood; as if body was made of glass and would break: as if something alive is bounding about inside the body.
-Sensation of something alive bounding about inside the body. NO

-Sensation as if walking on the ends of the bones of the legs and did not have any feet. NO

-Sensation of cobweb on face; tries hard to brush it off. NO

-Sensation of great coldness of the surface of the body with a desire to uncover. Great heat or sweat with desire to cover. Sensation as if cold air was blowing on covered parts. SOMETIMES

-Sensation of a rat running up the legs. Sensation of passing electric current from head to limbs. NO

-Sensation as if something alive were walking about in head in circles. Sensation of red hot iron in vertex. Sensation of an opening in abdomen through which air passes. Sensation of coldness in stomach after eating. Sensation as if heart is dipped in water or there is water in chest. Sensation of shortening of right limb. NO

-Sensation of a cap on head. Sensation as if her head was on the pillow but knows not where the rest of the body is. NO

-Sensation as if the head is in a vice from ear to ear over vertex. Sensation of sticks in the throat like fish bone. NO

-Sensation of face growing large. NO

-Sensation of bandages about the limbs and body. Fish bone sensation in the throat. Sensation of constriction in esophagus down to stomach every time he swallows a morsel of food. Sensation of creeping as of ants in the back and legs. Sensation of cobweb or dried white of egg or dried blood on the face. NO

-Sensation as if a black cloud has settled all over her and enveloped her head, so that all is darkness and confusion; it weighed like lead on the head. Waving sensation in the brain. Sensation as of a bolt through neck to vertex. NO

-Sensation of coldness in all the parts of the body, e.g. stomach, throat, chest, tips of fingers etc. Sensation as if ants were running through the whole body when lying down with anxious and difficult breathing. Obliged to get up and open windows for fresh air which relieves. Immediately on lying down again these sensations return. NO

-Sensation of weak, hollow and gone feeling in head. NO

-Sensation as if the chin were elongated to knee. NO

-Sensation as if head and nose would burst; as if loose bones rubbed against each other in the nose; as if a hair high up in the nostril; a hair on back of tongue. Sensation of a drop of urine remaining in urethra. Sensation of choking on lying down. NO

-Sensation of a hole close by into which he was in danger of falling. Of a weight between the scapulae compelling her to bend forward. NO

-Any bang, shock or bad news is felt in the stomach. Sensation or fish bone or splinter in the throat. Stubborn sensation of chilliness at noon.NO

-Fish-bone sensation in the throat. Sensation as if lice were crawling over surface; worse from heat, motion and at night. NO

-Sensation as if a worm crawls in right ear, and commences boring anterior wall of auditory canal. Sensation as if paper or pin is forcing through the pit of stomach causing her to rise and double up with screaming; pins seem to come from each side; sensation of sand under lids. NO

-Sensation of apple core stitching in throat. YES

-Absence of sensations points to this remedy in any ailment. NO

-Sensation of hair in the throat. YES

-Sensation as if treading on cotton. NO

-sensation that if he drank water he felt as if it did not go down the esophagus. Sensation of coldness in vertex. Sensation of cold water running through the veins. As if pregnant; as if he had committed a crime; as if peppermint has been eaten, coldness in the mouth and throat;, as if something alive were rising from stomach to throat; as if knives were cutting bowels; as if hot coals in abdomen and intestines. NO

-Sensation as if feet are rising until he stood on his feet. NO

-Sensation as if a thread were hanging down the throat. NO

=Sensation as if a thread were hanging on tongue. NO

=Sensation as if gentle shocks of electricity were passing through h the body. NO

=Sensation as if an animal were snapping and tearing off small portions inside the abdomen. Crawling as from fleas on back, arms, abdomen, thighs and ankles; actual spots like flea-bites appear on various places, lips, nostrils; etc. It has violent itching. NO

=Sensation ass if heart were cold. Coldness in spots NO

=Sensation as if thighs are too tightly wrapped; of water in forehead! of coldness, crawling; numbness in legs. Sensation off retraction of the abdomen. NO

=Sensation of a nail driven into brain. NO

=Sensation as if wet cloth were applied to body on going out of doors.

=Sensation of heat and fire in the eyes. Sensation of coldness of spine downwards. NO

=Sensation as if foot is perspiring. NO

=Sensation that head was open and wind went through it. Sensation of cold cloth round brain. Sensation that the back is in two pieces. On swallowing sensation of hard substance in trachea. NO

=Sensation of hair lying on fore-part of the tongue. SOMETIMES

=Sensation as if abdomen and stomach were hanging down relaxed. NO

=Sensation as if something is dragging her down from the waist and immediately thereafter feels as if upper part of the body were floating in the air. NO

=Sensation of crawling of ants in the brain which travels down the body and leaves at the toes. She wants the body wrapped up but wants head in cold air. NO

=Sensation of motions in the head; feeling of looseness of the brain. NO

=Sensation of heaviness of lower limbs and feet. Numbness and jerking of limbs. NO

=Sensation as if lifted up by hair. NO

=Sensation of closely fitted cap on head. NO

=Sensation as though drops of water were tickling from heart. NO

=Cold sensation about the heart. NO

=As if he had swallowed broken stones. As if insects crawling on back and shoulders. As if a hand round head. NO

=Sensation of ants crawling round in the abdomen. NO

=In the morning sensation of not having slept enough. NO

=Sensation as though the stomach was turned upside down, accompanied by burning feeling in the chest. NO

=As if head with ears not his own. NO
=Sensation of a cord or band around the limbs, especially round the leg under the knee. Soles sensitive to pressure when walking. NO

=Sensation of sticks or fish bone in the throat. The patient wants every thing cold. COLD FLUIDS BUT WARM FOOD

=Stick in the throat when swallowing, patient wants warm things. COLD FLUIDS BUT WARM FOOD

=Sensation of sand in the eyes. NO

=Sensation as if the hair were pulled. Soreness of the hair follicles. Better by wrapping the head tightly. NO

=Fish-bone sensation in the throat. NO
=Sensation of quivering all over the body and in the limbs without visible trembling. NO

=Sensation as if stomach hanging or swimming in water. NO

=Sensation of hair on tongue; worse when reading. NO

=Sensation as if teeth are too long. NO


(Note: - These are merely illustrations, a few which have occurred to other person, and are given that you may understand what is meant by sensations. Always give the locations as well of the sensations.)

BETTER OR WORSE
(Note 1 :- This section refers to each disease, each sickness and to every symptom. No matter what the trouble may be it is necessary to be refer to this section. Be sure that the aggravation or amelioration you notice is from the course given.)
(Note 2 :- The time of an aggravation or amelioration refers to the year, the month, the week, the day, the night, or the hour.)
State at what time your troubles or any single symptoms, is made better or worse.
- State what season of the year, what time in the month, whether the phases of the moon cause either, what part of the week, what hour of the day or night the trouble or single symptom comes on or is made better or worse.
WORSE AT NIGHT. SOMETIMES FEELS AS IF I AM SUFFOCATING AND I WAKE UP GASPING FOR AIR. LUNGS FEEL EMPTY AS IF OUTSIDE OF MY BODY

- Is there any position which you may assume that causes a particular trouble or any single symptom to be better or worse? It may be when you first lie down; or after lying down awhile or rising after sitting or on sitting after standing, walking; walking much; walking in the house or in the open air, or in the cold air ; or at night; running, running rapidly or slowly; when stooping over, after
stopping, or on rising from stooping; leaning the head backwards, forwards; to one side or leaning the head on the table or the hand; lying with head high or low; lying in some particular position ; crawling on the hand + knees or some other or many possible positions. I HAVE TO LAY ON MY SIDE TO MAKE IT BETTER

- Does anything cause the trouble or a single symptom to be better or worse ? It may be reading ,writing , music ascending or descending the stirs or a hill, biting the teeth together ,blowing the nose , before or after one of the meals, breathing, breathing deeply, when chewing food, when eating or drinking, closing or opening the eyes , looking up, down or sideways, from heat, cold, from warm or cold air heat of stove or sun, dry or moist air going into the air or going into the warm, sunlight or lamplight from excitement, fight, grief, grief, sorrow fasting, some kind of food or drink
motion or quiet, when nose is discharging or is dry, from gratification of passions , scratching, rubbing, beginning of sleep, during a storm, thunder storm, snow storm, swallowing food, drinking of saliva, talking, singing, hearing other talk or sing, music touch, turning over in bed, covering up or uncovering, wet dry, windy or cloudy weather.
AT NIGHT I HAVE TO DRINK A LOT OF WATER TO STOP THROAT FROM BEING DRY. HAVE TO REMIND MYSELF TO BREATH AND SOMETIMES IT FEELS THAT I AM NOT ABLE GET ENOUGH AIR UNTIL I STAND UP
(Note 3:- The above is given to impress on the mind the great importance of noticing what may seem to be little things.)
PERIODS.
At what age did you have your first menses? 13
- Had you any trouble before or during the first period? NO

- Have you, at any time, had you menses stopped or decreased by getting feet wet, from a general wetting, from cold, fright weakness, sickness or any other cause? NO

- Have menses been irregular or painful at /since a particular time? NO
- Are your menses too frequent, too seldom, delayed, regular, early, and late? If so how often do they come? TOO FREQUENT – ALSO INFERTILITY (NEVER BEEN PREGNANT)
-
- Do you have menses during the nursing of your child? N/A

- Do you have the whites or nose bleed during menses? NO

- How long do menses last? 5 DAYS

- Do excitement of exertion bring menses on? NO

- When does the flow increase, decrease or cease? Afternoon, day only, evening, lying down, morning, motion, at night only, walking? Mention only things that affect the flow? SECOND DAY..NO SPECIFIC EVENT

- Character of the flow, describe the flow very carefully acrid, black, bright red, brown, changeable, clotted, lumpy, conspicuous, dark excoriating ( making parts sore) , fetid or foul ,greenish , gushing hot ( unduly so),membranous (shreds), milky, mucus? RED INITIALLY THEN TURNS BLACK AND LUMPY

- What is the odour? SMELLS LIKE BLOOD

- Is it pale, profuse, protracted (lasts two long) scanty, stingy, tenacious, thick, too thin, viscid, watery, dark clots to bright blood, etc. Give exact appearance and odour of the flow? VARIOUS

Before the menses
- Various troubles of the abdomen. Loss of a very great appetite. Troubles of the back. Difficulty in breathing. Troubles of the chest. Chill, chilliness, costiveness, cough, delirium, diarrhea, ear trouble, eructation, eruptions, eye troubles, face trouble, fainting, cold feet

-head troubles, headache, Leucorrhoea, pain in arms or legs, swelling, itching and soreness of the breasts, mental changes Nausea or vomiting, bleeding of nose, ovarian troubles, pain restlessness, sexual excitement, urinary trouble, great weakness or weakness, Describe all such troubles, and others as directed in various sections.
CRAVING OF ANY TYPE OF FOOD. DEPRESSION AND NEGATIVE THOUGHTS PRIOR. SORE BREASTS.

During Menses; - This refer to the time from the starting to the ending of the flow.

After The Menses: - Many of the troubles referred to above may occur after the menses. Give all the complaints carefully as above
.
Leucorrhoea (the whites ) :- Aluminous (like white of an egg ), biting, black bloody , brown, burning, clear, cold, cream like, dark, foetid or foul, like jelly, greenish, in gushes, honey colour, lumpy, mild or bland , milky, mucous, opaque, profuse purulent (matters) ropy, scalding, scanty, smarting, causing soreness, starchy, sticky, stiffening the lines, suddenly coming & going, tenacious, thick, thin, thready, transparent, watery, white, yellow
ODER AFTER MENSES..SMELLS FOUL

COLOR OF PHLEGM. CLEAR/WHITE

FOR DESCRIPTION OF STOOL CHECK OUT AFTER CLICKING ON MY NAME 'POST STARTED BY THE USER'
 
ignite 7 years ago
1 Calc Sulph 6x,5 tablets ,three times a day ie 15 tablets .

2.arsenic alb 30 ,5 pills ,three times a day

feed back after every 4 days.
 
anuj srivastava 7 years ago

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