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Could that be Adult ADD?

1. Describe your main suffering?

Lethargy, no ambition, intellectually very capable but no drive, give up easily. Slightest effort tires me. Extreme procrastination. No willpower.

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

Slightly overweight. Dull pain in legs after getting up, gets better after walking, pain goes away. Gain weight very easily (whatever gained in past pregnancy, can't lose it. Very slow metabolism.

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

Feel inadequate, like wasting my life, why can I not achieve anything,what is holding me back. Very smart, but not using my talents even 50%. Fear of failure. Difficulty concentrating, can't occupy myself with anything for longer time, lose interest quickly. Get in bad mood quickly, no patience. Critical of others. Even though positive thinker, compassionate inside, but can't express.
Always late for everything, never punctual, no matter how hard I try. Seems like I am a perfectionist, but if I feel I will not be able to do it perfect, don't bother to even start.

4. What exactly do you feel when you are at your worst?
Feel like I have to protect myself from criticism, get offended very easily.
Can hold a grudge for long time

5. When did it all start? Can you connect it to any past event or disease?

Basically since childhood, but was able to cover it up. Force myself to do just enough so I do not get on others radar.

6. Which time of the day you are worst?
Morning until 7 pm, then I know things need! to be done, but then can only do so much.

7. What are the things which aggravate your suffering and which are those which ameliorate the same?

Nothing really helps. Can't concentrate, concentration makes my head spin.

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)?

Extremely irritated before menses, angered easily, easily offended.

9. When do you feel better, during hot weather or cold weather, humid or dry weather?

Warm weather, sun. Like to bundle up, keep warm in winter. Like Spring and Fall, no summer/winter. Like rain, but only if I stay inside, thunderstorm are fascinating, only if I know it will be over soon and no real danger.

10. Describe your general mental set up? Are you Moody, Arrogant, Mild, Agreeable Changeable, Nervous, Suspicious, Easily offended, Quiet, Arguing, Irritating, Lazy etc.

Moody, Changeable, easily offended, lazy, very compassionate, helpful, generous, curious, like to think outside of box, creative, like to stand out, trendsetter but still humble, like to share

- How do you feel before or during a thunderstorm?

see above

- Do you like being consoled during your tough times?
- Are you sensitive to external stimuli like smell, noise, light etc?

Not sensitive to smell, noise, light etc. but love company, like to talk, laugh, being joyful. Like being hugged when I feel down.

- Do you have any typical habit or gesture like nail biting, causeless
weeping, talking to one self etc?

obsessed with looks, vain, but not arrogant. Don't bite nails, but pick at skin around nail if they stick out, needs to be smooth, but actually make it worse. Only stop when it bleeds, can't tolerate pain and don't like blood.

- How do you feel about your friends, family, your children and especially your husband / wife?

Love my parents and siblings, trust them. Terrified my children could die, overprotective, but can't express my love too much, strict with my kids out of fear they might not be successful. More strict mother than loving mother, even though I love them.
Husband gives stability.

11. What are your fears and do you dream of any situation repeatedly?

Fear of failure, humiliation

12. What do you crave for in food items and what are your aversions?

sweets, carbs, cold milk, juices, only lamb meat, apples, mandarins, watermelon

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

Rarely thirsty, but mostly dehydrated, force myself to drink water, hate the taste. Cold milk refreshes.

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

Appetite is normal, mostly for sweets though.

15. Is there any kind of food which your body can’t stand?

Spicy and fatty food.

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

Don't usually sweat, only if working out fast, even then only light sweat, mostly underarms or upper body.

17. How is your bowel movement and stool type?

no issues

18. How well do you sleep? Do you have a particular posture of sleeping?

mostly right side, wake up a lot around 2am and 5am, then get tired until morning deep sleep

19. Do you think you are able to satisfy your sexual desires in general?

not much libido

20. How do you think you are different from others, if at all?

Quick to figure out underlying problems, result oriented, can read people extremely well, seem to figure out other people's thought processes to the point.

21. What medications have been taken earlier by you to treat the diseases and do you have any particular symptom surfacing after the medication?

no medication for it ever, thought its personality issue, no medical help possible

22. What major diseases are running in your family?

Diabetes, high blood pressure

23. Describe, how do you look like? Describe your overall appearance

5'4 height, 180 lb (mostly around tummy and hips), dark brown silky hair, medium olive skin with freckles and get sunspots easily, dark brown eyes. Not much hair on body. Brittle nails. Normal to dry skin, more dry due to dehydration I guess.


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?
- 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?

Regular cycle, light watery in first day, then medium red blood, gets darker after 3 days, some clots, then less towards 5th day.
  Munabashir on 2013-11-14
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
Will anslyze and come back.
Zady101 9 years ago
Lycopodium 200C

Dissolve 2 drops in 3 tablespoons water in a disposable cup. Stir a few times using a spoon. Take 1st tablespoon, wait 15 mins, take 2nd tablespoon, wait 15 mins, take 3rd and last tablespoon.

Update after 1 wk.
Zady101 9 years ago
Dear Zady, thank you for taking time to help.
Before I take this remedy I wanted to let you know that last few months I got some bad reaction to some allopathy, which triggered Anxiety. I put up another thread and Dr. Rahat told me to take arsenic alb for last few days. If you can take a minute and read through it 'Severe Anxiety triggered by Allopathy'. Unfortunately I have not heard back from him/her. What I am trying to say is that I have taken some other remedies since August (Hyoscyamus, Stramonium, Cimicifuga, Aconite, Sepia)because I was so desperate for relief. Anxiety was still present. I took Nux vomica 200 once and no remedies for 10 days. Then I tried Calc Carb 200 for 6 days, that helped, but Anxiety kind of returned after I stopped. So that's when I first posted on this forum and Dr. Rahat suggested Arsenic Alb two days. I feel much better, but now I try to tackle the Lethargy problem. So is it ok to start Lycopodium now, could it lead to problems with having tried so many different remedies in last few months. Your help is much apprecitated. God bless you.
Munabashir 9 years ago
simone717 9 years ago
Please take Lyco.
Zady101 9 years ago
Dear Zady, reporting back after taking Lycopodium.
Not much has changed, only slight improvement of Lethargy, but I think it is due to exercise that I have started, morning walks only, can't do much more. One negative effect is that my anxiety is returning, last night was medium strong anxiety at night. Only get Anxiety when it starts getting dark. Worse around 2 am until 4 am. I noticed gradual increase in anxiety after lycopodium.
Do I take anything for Anxiety or do I wait. I can not tolerate more severe Anxiety Attack, pls advice what to do before it gets worse.
Munabashir 9 years ago
arsenic alb 30C

Dissolve 5 pills in 3 tablespoons water in a disposable cup. Stir using a spoon and drink.

Do this once everyday for 1 wk and update.
Zady101 9 years ago
Dear Zady, reporting back.
Lethargy not as extreme, I get motivated for short periods, feel very energetic like this is my turning point to fix my life, then I lose stamina and feel tired/fatigued.
Anxiety was almost gone the days I took remedy arsenic alb 30 as you said. Only yesterday I forgot in the morning and took at night instead. That day anxiety returned, even today as soon as evening sets in, I feel mild Anxiety , even though I took it today, (try to fight it with will power), I feel a sadness gripping me, feel lonely even though I am with husband and kids. I long for my mother and siblings, get homesick to childhood home. I have to say that I do not have any problems, have everything I can ask for and never in the past had this lonely feeling. I can not seem to enjoy anything.

Physically I developed an agressive vaginal yeast infection two days after starting ars alb. I am not prone to that usually. I am treating it with over the counter medication. I say its an agressive infection because the few times I ever had it in past it was gone within 2-3 days, this time it is taking longer. I also got a cold, mainly runny/stuffy nose, but also stronger than before with some pain in ears. I used homeopathic ear drops and it helped.

I also got my blood test results, thought I might have Vitamin B deficiency which would explain Anxiety. But all was normal, except some Vitamin D deficiency. That might explain pain in feet when I wake up in the morning.

Since I had my baby few months ago, had pregnancy diabetes, my doctor diagnosed pre-diabetes. My sugar levels go up after food, which might aggravate lethargy/fatigue. But regardless of that, I always had this lack of energy and no drive to achieve things.
I believe that is all I noticed, in case I remember anything else, will add. Thanks Zady.
Munabashir 9 years ago
You are trying to suppress what arsenic alb. is brining out.
Zady101 9 years ago
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Munabashir 9 years ago
I don't understand. Do you mean I should not have used the cream for yeast infection? If I had not done something it would have been worse and worse. I did let it go for few days but when it became unbearable I started the cream.
So do I continue with arsenic alb 30 once a day?
And it has been 2 weeks since I took Lycopodium, do I take again or is there need for something else?
Munabashir 9 years ago
Dear Zady, I have stopped using cream for yeast infection, itching is returning mildly but getting worse gradually. Main concern is burning sensation before urinating and also after. Urine has very strong smell, but is very light in color. Amount of Urine not much, maybe I am dehydrated. But I never had anything like this urine problem before. Do I continue arsenic alb. Took it for full seven days now.
Munabashir 9 years ago
No need to use creams or antibiotics. It will all go with Arsenicum. So, please continue Arsenicum 30, one dose a day for 5 more days.
Zady101 9 years ago

have you ever had a urinary tract infection similar to this in
the past?
simone717 9 years ago
Very rarely, the last one I had was in 2001, I remember that because it was particularly painful. I did not have access to a Dr. at that time and it was left untreated, got so bad that I had problems walking straight. Finally found a homeopath who treated it and it went away.
I am surprised I do not get them more frequently since I am chronically dehydrated. I did have a kidney stone though in 2005, Dr. said genetically (dad's side) I am prone to high uric acid levels.
Munabashir 9 years ago
Thanks Muna.

Zady- can you explain the continued dosing here?

If it is an old thing coming back then the norm is to stop
the remedy and let it work.

If it is a new thing- proving symptom from too much of the
remedy- the norm is stop the remedy and let it wear off.
simone717 9 years ago
Simone: The remedy was continued bcoz of 2 reasons:

1) Anxiety returns as soon as she stops Arsenicum 30, even for half a day, and she fears that she will not be able to tolerate it any further. Now this kind of thought process can generate tremendous energy and lead to panic attacks. And i don't know how much of this is actual and how much is psychological, i can't give a placebo to test in this kind online consultation.

2) She took over the counter medication to suppress the infection that had come out.

So considering these 2 factors, I decided to continue Arsenic in 30th potency for 5 more days and at the same time informed her not to use allopathic again.
Zady101 9 years ago
I believe it is mainly psychological. After having had blood tests and all within normal range, especially B-Viamin levels, only deficiency is Vitamin D. Now I do not know if that gives Anxiety, but for sure it gives Depression. Which might be the onset of sadness and hopelessness in evening (I am distracted during day). I believe I am scared beyond anything to go through what I experienced as Side Effects of the weightloss medication that started it all. I have noticed as soon as I have hope that any remedy might bring cure of all problems, I feel revigorated, but somehow fear of uncertainty takes over and doubts arise. Seems like all that is subconscious, as much as I try to convince myself, it's as if my subconscience has me in a tight grip.

What makes it harder to tackle is my lack of discipline, lethargy, forgetfulness and not being able to do day to day tasks. That creates problems and stress and hence Anxiety.
Hope that helps give a better picture.
Munabashir 9 years ago
Ok, please take only one dose of Arsenicum as per below method:

Dissolve 2 drops/5 pills in 3 tablespoon water in a disposable cup, stir a few times using a spoon. Take 1st tablespoon, wait 15mins. Take 2nd tabkespoon, wait 15 mins. Take 3rd and last tablespoon.

only once pls, ok?

Update me tomo.
Zady101 9 years ago
Did you post about the weight loss meds that started it all?

Or am I just not seeing it? If not what was it, and how long
did you take it?

You said earlier this began in childhood, when did this begin
in childhood and what was going on at that time- moving,
a death, something at school??

What is the difference in symptoms now and symptoms in
childhood- what is there that is the same and what is there
that is different.

Zady- thanks for explanation-
btw I am not trying to interfere here, just learning and
curious on these issues.
simone717 9 years ago

You are most welcome!
Zady101 9 years ago
Zady, I did post about the weightloss medication. Unfortunately do not remember how to post the link here, but it's under 'severe anxiety disorder triggered by Allopathy'. Dr. Rahat was treating me but I did not hear back.

So basically I had pregnancy diabetes, baby was born in March. Routine checkup six months later in august, diagnosed with Pre-Diabetes. I was told to change diet and given weightloss medication which is new on market ( phentermine/topiramate were components). Side Effects can be Anxiety, Panic Attacks. I took it seven days, by then Anxiety/panic/depression got so bad I finally stopped. Especially at night was worst. But Medication stays in system for 16 days after stopping. I had to wait it out, but after 16 days I still suffered Anxiety, but no Panic attacks and Depression. Went back to Dr. He did blood test and said nothing of medication left in body. It must have triggered Anxiety Disorder. His guess, I must be prone to it or must be some other underlying problem. I refused to take Anxiety medication, and since then I am trying to find relief through you guys here.

It's definately not post partum, no other personal problems. Anxiety kind of attacks me out of the blue as soon as sun goes down. It's not as strong, but here you can add my above post about my explanation that it is the traumatic experience I had through weightloss medication.
Munabashir 9 years ago
And regarding childhood. I remember a pretty much good childhood, only factor was my father was very strict and unfair. Only parenting he knew was with a firm hand. His way or the highway. I was very scared of him. I was kind of a fun loving kid, free spirited, loved to make others laugh. But always procrastinating. Late, always forgot something in school. Did not do homework on time, basically always in trouble. Teachers said she is very smart, but lazy. Treatment in school ( picked on by teachers, humiliated in front of class) hurt me deep down, I made up by acting extra tough and stubborn. Back then ( 80's /90's) never heard of ADHD, but looking back I feel that was it. I could not concentrate even though I wanted. Only time I succeeded was when deadline was set, then I would work extrahard to pass.
I learned to not get on people's radar, I even made it to University with this tactic.
But this procrastination, lethargy, lazyness is creating sooo many issues until today now that I have children. It is effecting others around me, causes stress in relationships and now paired with this Anxiety I feel like drowning.
Munabashir 9 years ago
Ok, noted. Please update me 2-3 days after Ars dose.
Zady101 9 years ago
Zady, last night I was dreaming all night. Very unpleasant dreams with all kinds of familiar faces in it. No real context. Middle of night started a bad headache and had nightmares, I never have nightmares usually. I woke up, very sensitive to noises, easily scared.
Then since the morning very bad mood, do not wish to talk to anyone or interact in any way. No drive to do any chores. Can't seem to enjoy anything, nothing can cheer me up.
It might sound crazy, but I feel disconnected from the world and it is as if I can visualize my brain working.
Munabashir 9 years ago

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