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breast lump/scar after surgery

Hello,

Can someone please help with a recommendation. It's been a long while since my last post.

I have a lump in left breast that has been forming for about 7 yrs. It developed after surgery for removing a malignant tumor. It's been getting larger and now the breast is itchy around the scar and allover, with itching spreading to both arms. The scar/lump is at the surface as well as within the breast. Color is darkened & reddish. There is also swelling. The scar/lump is broken a little at the center surface.

I've tried many remedies as shown in previous post but have not gotten any result.

I've read about Graphites & Flouric Acidum. I've tried Graphites for a couple weeks, not noticing any change. I have not tried Flouric Acidum.

I've taken Sulfur and Histamin Hydochloricum for the itching, which don't seem to work. I think if I resolve the lump/scar then that will get rid of the itching.

I would appreciate recommendations and/or information.

Thank you.
 
  tweety on 2013-11-24
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1. Your age & sex

2. Describe your appearance i.e. weight, height, body type

3. What is your main health problem & its symptoms

4. When did this main problem begin

5. Can you relate any event or events which triggered this problem

6. What makes the main problem better

7. What makes it worse

8. What other health problems do you have

9. How do you feel mentally & emotionally (weepy, irritable, restless etc.)

10. Describe your personality (stubborn, easy going, always in a hurry etc.)

11. How do you relax

12. Do you normally fight or flight

13. What animals are you afraid of

14. What situations are you afraid of (heights, closed spaces, ocean etc)

15. What occupies your mind mostly

16. How do you respond to consolation & sympathy

17. Do you want to stay alone or with people

18. How is your sleep

19. Do you have any recurring dreams

20. What type of weather do you like and how it affects your complaints

21. Do you normally feel hot or cold

22. What type of clothes you wear

23. What foods you love

24. What foods you hate

25. What taste you love (sweet, salty, sour, bitter)

26. What taste you hate

27. Do you want to eat indigestible foods (chalk, mud….)

28. How is your thirst

29. Do you have dry lips & mouth

30. Any coating on tongue first thing in the morning

31. Any taste or smell from your mouth first thing in the morning

32. How is your skin

33. Details about your sweat (perspiration)

34. Any problems with ears, nose, chest, throat

35. How is your stool & urine

36. How is your sexual life & desire

37. Males genitals (erection, pain etc.)

38. Females menses details for regularity, flow, clots, discharge other than menses (reply to all these points)

39. What illnesses are running in your family, mother’s side & father’s side & brothers/sisters

40. Are you taking any medicines (allopathic or homeopathic)

41. What homeopathic remedies have you taken in the past (potency, dose, approx. time frame)
 
fitness 5 years ago
Hello Fitness,
Thank you for your reply.
I hope that I provided enough information.

1. Your age & sex
44, female

2. Describe your appearance i.e. weight, height, body type
Long, dark brown hair; brown eyes; full lips; pale complexion; 128 lbs, 5' 7'; slender

3. What is your main health problem & its symptoms
Scar tissue and lump in left breast as result of surgery to remove malignant lump. Itching skin on chest, back, arms, wrists, above knees, sides of thighs. Itching sensation comes and goes. Skin is only bumpy after scratching, otherwise there is nothing to be seen. Surface of scar is sometimes broken. Edges of scar are reddish and dark in color, also itchy. Scar is lumpy. Scar/lump also causes some pain & pulling sensation. I keloid scar very easily. Scar/lump has been developing for the last 8 years. The itching around the scar/lump started about 2 yrs ago. The allover body itching only started about 1 month ago.

4. When did this main problem begin
Scar tissue/lump started forming after needle biopsy and surgery in Oct 2005. Scar tissue/lump slowly increased in size over the last 8 yrs. Started as a very small lump under the skin from repeated needle puncture wound from needle biopsy. Originally was not able to see it on the surface. The needle biopsy wound eventually connected w/ the surgery wound, filling in the empty space from the lump/tissue that was removed.

5. Can you relate any event or events which triggered this problem
Surgery.

6. What makes the main problem better
Nothing has made it better.

7. What makes it worse
Hot shower seems to make my skin itch more. Bra straps irritate it a little.

8. What other health problems do you have
Heavy periods that last approximately 7 days, w/ some clotting. Occasionally very large clots.

9. How do you feel mentally & emotionally (weepy, irritable, restless etc.)
Usually very calm, some anxiety about the future, trying to figure out my purpose. Also anxiety because I want to help family members. I worry about family members.

10. Describe your personality (stubborn, easy going, always in a hurry etc.)
I am accepting of others for who they are. I am usually private & reserved, calm & collected. Stubborn after I make up my mind or when I am challenged. Prefer open spaces, no crowds, quiet, & alone time.

11. How do you relax
When home, I sit in bed & read, or watch a movie.

12. Do you normally fight or flight
Fight more often than flight

13. What animals are you afraid of
I love animals, all kinds, but if I was caught alone with anything that could kill me, I would be afraid, none specifically.

14. What situations are you afraid of (heights, closed spaces, ocean etc)
The vastness of the ocean scares me, not a good swimmer.

15. What occupies your mind mostly
At the moment, correcting my health issues.

16. How do you respond to consolation & sympathy
If directed toward me, I don't really want it. I don't want anyone to feel sorry for me, I don't feel sorry for me.

17. Do you want to stay alone or with people
I value my alone time, but do like to spend time w/ a few people.

18. How is your sleep
I fall asleep very quickly & sleep soundly. Prefer weekends with 8-9 hours sleep, but usually only get around 6-7 during the week.

19. Do you have any recurring dreams
A long time ago I used to dream about fish swimming through the air, or when it would rain really hard, there would be fish in the puddles. Have not had that dream in 10 yrs or more. Occasionally I dream that I can’t find my car.

20. What type of weather do you like and how it affects your complaints
I like light sweater/jacket weather

21. Do you normally feel hot or cold
I am often cold, which seems to have started earlier this year.

22. What type of clothes you wear
Skinny jeans, boots, drapey sweaters, tunics, tailored jackets. I like to keep my neck warm with light weight scarves. Over the summer I’m always in flip flops.

23. What foods you love
I love many kinds foods. Prefer light and fresh vegetables, salads, things that seem healthy. I also like all the bad for you foods, like french fries, fried foods, pizza, pastries and cakes, which I eat in moderation. I do not have a sweet tooth. I drink green tea, ginger tea, and hot water all the time. I like dairy as in whipped cream, butter, cream cheese, yogurt, but I do not like milk.

24. What foods you hate
I don’t like eating too much meat. I don’t like to eat baby animals, like veal, and I don’t like gamey meats like lamb. Although I like dairy products, I am not be able to drink a glass of milk.

25. What taste you love (sweet, salty, sour, bitter)
All of them. But I do not like things that are too extreme.

26. What taste you hate
I don’t hate any tastes.

27. Do you want to eat indigestible foods (chalk, mud….)
No.

28. How is your thirst
I’m rarely thirsty. I drink green tea in the morning & hot water the rest of the day. In the evening I drink ginger tea. I drink cold drinks only when it’s hot out.

29. Do you have dry lips & mouth
No.

30. Any coating on tongue first thing in the morning
No.

31. Any taste or smell from your mouth first thing in the morning
Nothing unusual.

32. How is your skin
Face is fine. Itching on body as described in question 3.

33. Details about your sweat (perspiration)
I do not use deodorant except on very hot days. I do not smell when I perspire.

34. Any problems with ears, nose, chest, throat
No.

35. How is your stool & urine
Seems fine.

36. How is your sexual life & desire
Good.

37. Males genitals (erection, pain etc.)

38. Females menses details for regularity, flow, clots, discharge other than menses (reply to all these points)
Periods are regular, approximately every 28 days
Flow is very heavy on days 2-5. Flow has been heavy for about the last 7 yrs.
Lasts very long, approximately 7 days
Cramps & discomfort for the first 2 days
Clotting started about 2 yrs ago. Had an episode of heavy bleeding & clotting that would not stop. Needed to take birth control pills to stop it. Now I still have some large clotting but have not had the uncontrolled bleeding since then.
Discharge is normal.

39. What illnesses are running in your family, mother’s side & father’s side & brothers/sisters
None

40. Are you taking any medicines (allopathic or homeopathic)
Sulfur 30c --- 3 times per day
Graphites 30c --- 3 times per day
Oxy E --- pH balancing supplement, 4-5 times per day

41. What homeopathic remedies have you taken in the past (potency, dose, approx. time frame)
Started trying remedies in March 2007.
Kali Iod 30c --- 3 times per day, for about 5 months
Thios 6x --- 3 times per day, 2 months
Calc floor 6x, silicea 6x, thios 6x --- in tandem, 3 times per day, 4 months
No changes with any of these remedies/combination. Still lookin
 
tweety 5 years ago
Please STOP all remedies.

Can you relate the itchiness with Sulfur intake?
 
fitness 5 years ago
Hello.
I am taking graphites for scar tissue and sulfur for itching. Itching was not caused by sulphur, but has not resolved it either. I can stop taking these.
I am interested in your recommendations.
Thank you.
 
tweety 5 years ago
I will review the case and revert.

If the remedies (Sulf & Graph) are not helping, why are you continuing them.
 
fitness 5 years ago
Did you undergo chemo or radiation after surgery.

When was your last follow up visit.

How big is the scar lump and how does it feel to pressure/warmth/massage.

Does scratching relieve itching or makes it worse.

Bumpy skin after itching looks like warts or goosebumps?

What changes, if any, have you noticed since taking these remedies.
 
fitness 5 years ago
I have read that Graphites could take a long time to resolve scar tissue. I have been taking it for 4 weeks. It's hard to tell if it's working. If so, it must be working slowly.

I have been taking Sulfur for the same amount of time. Sometimes the itching is severe and other times I don't notice it as much. So again, I'm not sure if it's working.

I did not have chemo or radiation, as I believe that those do more harm than good. I have not had any follow up with the surgeon since the procedure followup many years ago.

The scar/lump is a bit hard & rubbery feeling. It's internal & on the skin surface so the size is hard to estimate. It is about 2.5 inches wide by 1.75 inches high. The depth is maybe an inch. It basically filled in the empty space from where the original lump was removed. It feels fine when I press on it or massage it. Warmth makes no difference.

I avoid scratching the scar/lump. The itching skin everywhere else get itchier and bumpy when I scratch it. Bumps look more like goosebumps.

For the current remedies, Graphites & Sulfur, I was hopeful that something would help. If there are any changes in the scar/lump, it's to small to see. The Sulfur may have helped, but the itching is on and off.

Thank you for your help.
 
tweety 5 years ago
I'd very strongly advise to have a follow up visit. Itching all over is usually not a good sign.

Since you never had chemo or radiation (good choice on your part) I think we can prescribe to remove underlying susceptibility which caused the malignant growth in the first place.

It would have been great if you had opted for homeopathic treatment soon after surgery.

I will prescribe but will again emphasize a follow up visit.
 
fitness 5 years ago
Hi Fitness,
I wanted to report back that the rash has gone away. I'm not sure if it was the vitamin c & oxygen supplements that helped it. But, I'm certain it was not the Sulphur, since I stopped using it.
The scar/lump is still the same.
Thank you.
 
tweety 5 years ago
Good.

What supplements or remedies are you still using.
 
fitness 5 years ago
Hi.
I'm taking vitamin c, a multi vitamin, and an oxygen supplement that helps to raise the body ph.
I am not taking any homeopathic remedies.
Thanks.
 
tweety 5 years ago

[message deleted by fitness on Mon, 16 Dec 2013 15:59:32 GMT]
 
fitness 5 years ago
Your remedy is: Phosphorus 200c.

How to take the remedy:
Please take two doses 12 hrs apart. Just two doses. Not daily.
Report back with changes observed.
First dose: At night before sleeping.
Second dose: 12 hrs after the first dose.
Don’t take any more dose or any other remedy unless I tell you!

If your remedy is in the form of pills:
One dose is one pill.
Dissolve the pill under the tongue.

If your remedy is in liquid form:
Put one drop of the remedy in half glass of water, stir and take one tea spoon from it.
That’s one dose.
Use the same mixture for subsequent doses, if required.
Don’t refrigerate the mixture. Put it anywhere covered, away from direct sunlight.

How to give feedback during treatment:
A good example of how to report your progress is by giving %age improvement for all your health problems e.g.
Headache: 30% better
Low energy level: 50% better
Anxiety: 40% better
Sadness: No change
Depression: Worse
And so on list all your complaints.

I think you should stop all supplements for now and focus on a balanced diet.
 
fitness 5 years ago
Fitness,
What is the reason you recommended phosphorous then deleted your post? Was this remedy for underlying cause of orig tumor or was it for the scar tissue lump now?
Thank you.
 
tweety 5 years ago
It was a duplicate post.
 
fitness 5 years ago
Thank you for the clarification.
My local store sells Boiron Phosphorus 200ck. I can't find one that is just 'c'. Could you please let me know if the 'ck' is what I should use?
 
tweety 5 years ago
Both are same.
 
fitness 5 years ago
Fitness,

I received the remedy & took it as you instructed. I took dose 2 yesterday at noon. It's been over 24 hrs since that dose.

I have not noticed any changes. As stated in earlier posts, the itching had already stopped before taking any remedy. My focus only the breast lump/ scar tissue.

Please let me know if I should notice anything now or if it takes time.

Thank you.
 
tweety 5 years ago
Please observe for 15 days and then report back. Such things take time to resolve.
 
fitness 5 years ago
Hello Fitness.
It has been 15 days since taking the remedy. I have not noticed any change. Please let me know what you recommend.
Thank you.
 
tweety 5 years ago
Please start Thiosinaminum 3x. One pellet/pill, twice a day. Report back in 15 days.
 
fitness 5 years ago
Hi Fitness,
I'm having trouble finding Thios 3x locally. I am able to find 6x. Is this an option or does it have to be 3x?
Thank you.
 
tweety 5 years ago
6x is fine.
 
fitness 5 years ago
Hi Fitness,
I've used thios for 2 wks and have no change. Could you please make a recommendation for next step.
Thank you.
 
tweety 5 years ago
Don't expect a change before a month.
 
fitness 5 years ago

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