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Bartholin cyst is tender, swollen, and hard

I have been suffering with a bartholin cyst for 16 years. The first episode was an abscess, I had it drained by my ob/gyn. The next two swollen cyst happen in both of my pregnancies. My midwives told me to do hot compresses and the cysts went away a month before both births. The cyst is located on the right labia and is the size of a lime. It's tender to touch and very hard. My husband and I have been having a rough time in our marriage and have been arguing. I have lost trust in him. The pain is worse at night and has been going on for 3 weeks. I sleep on my side and have been having weird dreams about marriage and ghosts. I am alway cold, stressed out, and try to be supermom. I am moody, irritated, then over happily, and then depressed. My fear is that my hubby is having an affair or is going to. My thoughts have been really negative and sullen. I am craving fried foods and chocolate. I have had the chickenpox, scarlet fever, bartholin abscess, and a miscarriage two years ago. I am allergic to penicillin.
I have been taking silicea 30 (10 pellets) x 3 day for the past two days.
And calc. Flour 6x 5 pellets, sipping it in water the whole day for 3 days .
When the cyst started to swell I had sepia 30x for a day 5 pellets X 4, but I felt like I was going crazy. So I stopped taking it.
The cyst is really hard, and I don't know what to do.

Thank you for your help.
 
  Keely3 on 2014-02-18
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1. Your age & sex

2. Describe your appearance i.e. weight, height, body type (thin, medium, chubby, fat etc)

• Weight

• Height

• Body type (Thin, Fat, Medium)

3. Your profession

4. Describe your personality in at least 20 words (e.g. stubborn, lazy, don’t want to work, always in a hurry etc.)

5. What is your main health problem & its symptoms

6. When did this main problem begin

7. Can you relate any event which caused this problem

8. What makes the main problem better (e.g. massage, pressure, warmth, cold, lying down, sitting etc.)

9. What makes it worse (e.g. massage, pressure, warmth, cold, lying down, sitting etc.)

10. How do you feel mentally & emotionally during this problem (e.g. weepy, irritable, restless, sad, hopeless, fear of death etc.)

11. What other health problems do you have

12. What makes these other health problems better or worse (explain each problem)

13. What animals or insects are you afraid of

14. What situations are you afraid of (e.g. heights, closed spaces, ocean, darkness 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. Is your complaint affected by weather, if so, which weather affect & how

21. Do you normally feel hot or cold

22. What type of clothes you wear (e.g. tight, loose, around neck etc)

23. What foods you crave & love (not what you eat due to health or other reasons, rather what you love)

24. What foods you hate a lot

25. What taste you love a lot (e.g. sweet, salty, sour, bitter)

26. What taste you hate

27. Do you like warm or cold food

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

29. How is your thirst (less, moderate, excessive)

30. Do you have dry lips or mouth or both

31. Do you have any coating on tongue first thing in the morning, if yes, details

• Color of coating

• Where exactly

32. Any taste in your mouth first thing in the morning (e.g. bitter, sour)

33. How is your skin (dry, oily, rough, acne, pustules, boils, psoriasis etc)

34. Please upload here or email me a picture of your skin, nails, teeth, hair problems, if any. Click on my username for details.

35. Details about your sweat (where mostly, how much, smell, does it stain, color)

36. Any problems with eyes/vision

37. Any problems with ears, nose, throat (e.g. nose always blocked, runny, discharge color)

38. How is your stool (details of how often, consistency, any blood, any particular smell etc.)

39. How is your urine (details of color, smell, any blood etc.)

40. How is your sex desire (e.g. no desire, low, moderate, high, very high)

41. Are you satisfied with your sex life, if no, why not

42. Males genitals (any problems with erection, any pain, any itching etc.)

43. Females menses details (reply to all these points)

• Regularity (early, late, irregular, duration of cycle)

• Flow (low, moderate, high)

• Clots (none, some, a lot, huge clots, bright color, dark color)

• Any discharge (color, consistency, smell)

44. What illnesses are running in your family

• Mother’s side

• Father’s side

• Siblings (brother/sister)

45. Are you taking any medicines (allopathic, homeopathic, supplements, acupuncture etc.)

46. Have you had any surgeries or implants, if yes, give details

47. Have you had any long term treatment (physical or psychological)

48. What homeopathic remedies have you taken in the past (potency, dosage, approx. time frame)
 
fitness 8 years ago
Thank you!

1. 38 female
2. 118lb,
5'7
Blood O pos.
3. Mother, yogi, homemaker
4. I am an over achiever, worrisome, anxious, kind hearted
5. Bartholin cyst, it's swollen about a size of a lime, little sensations of heat
6. Began 16 years ago
7. started birth control ? If long term relationship
8. Warm compress, and rest
9.sitting and stress
10. I feel uneasy, stressed, and useless, short tempered
11. I am always cold, and have anxiety when driving
12. Having a daily practice of yoga helps, but when on my moon cycle things it's challenging
13. Snakes
14.heights, swimming in the oceans, driving
15. Death, the state of my marriage
16. I am a helper, try to be there for friends
17. Alone
18. Sleep varies, depending on the children's nightmares or thirst
19. Yes. Visiting my old college and putting on a play
20. No weather
21, cold
22. Yoga pants and loose shirts, sometimes jeans
23. Junk food, chocolate cake
24. Pickles, salami, sardines
25. Sweet
26. Sour
27. Warm
28. No
29. Less, I lucky to drink 2 glasses of water, but I drink tea and juice
30. Dry lips
31. Yes
White
All over
32. Dry
33. oily with some dry patches
34. Ails can be brittle
36. No
37. Removal of tonsils when I was 16, abscess
38. I go every day, easy to go, sometimes a little mucous
39. Yellow dull, a little smelly
40. Low
41. Not satisfied. Hardly have sex drive,and when I have sex, my bartholin cyst swells
42.
43. I had a long cycle 33 days with 10 day period, started to do ashtanga yoga practice for 3 years and now period is 5 days. Pain with cyst. 3 yeast infections during pregnancy
Discharge white or clear
44. Mother side- diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke
father side- diabetes, obesity
45. Calc flour 5 tablets in water a all day, silicea 10 tablets 3x a day for cyst. Been taking it for 3 days. Cysts turned hard
46. Removal of tonsils
47. No
48. Three weeks ago sepia 30 (15-20) a day for cyst, think it was too much, I felt like a crazy person. Stopped taking it the third day.


Also a sitz bath everyday
 
Keely3 8 years ago
Please leave the questions in place and give your answers under each of them.
 
fitness 8 years ago
QUESTIONS:
1. Your age & sex
38 female

2. Describe your appearance i.e. weight, height, body type (thin, medium, chubby, fat etc)
Thin and athletic

• Weight 118

• Height 5'7


• Body type (Thin, Fat, Medium)
Thin
O positive
3. Your profession
Yogi, mother, homemaker

4. Describe your personality in at least 20 words (e.g. stubborn, lazy, don’t want to work, always in a hurry etc.)
I am an over achiever, worrisome, anxious, kind hearted

5. What is your main health problem & its symptoms
Bartholin cyst, it's swollen about a size of a lime, little sensations of heat

6. When did this main problem
begin
16 years ago

7. Can you relate any event which caused this problem

started birth control ? First long term relationship

8. What makes the main problem better (e.g. massage, pressure, warmth, cold, lying down, sitting etc.)
Warm compress, and rest

9. What makes it worse (e.g. massage, pressure, warmth, cold, lying down, sitting etc.)
sitting and stress

10. How do you feel mentally & emotionally during this problem (e.g. weepy, irritable, restless, sad, hopeless, fear of death etc.)
I feel uneasy, stressed, and useless, short tempered


11. What other health problems do you have
I am always cold, and have anxiety when driving

12. What makes these other health problems better or worse (explain each problem)
Having a daily practice of yoga helps, but when on my moon cycle things it's challenging

13. What animals or insects are you afraid of
Snakes

14. What situations are you afraid of (e.g. heights, closed spaces, ocean, darkness etc)
heights, swimming in the oceans, driving

15. What occupies your mind mostly
State of marriage, death

16. How do you respond to consolation & sympathy
I am a helper, try to be there for friends

17. Do you want to stay alone or with people
Alone

18. How is your sleep
Sleep varies, depending on the children's nightmares or thirst

19. Do you have any recurring dreams
Yes. Visiting my old college and putting on a play

20. Is your complaint affected by weather, if so, which weather affect & how
No

21. Do you normally feel hot or cold
Cold

22. What type of clothes you wear (e.g. tight, loose, around neck etc)
Yoga pants and loose shirts, sometimes jeans

23. What foods you crave & love (not what you eat due to health or other reasons, rather what you love) Junk food, chocolate cake

24. What foods you hate a lot
Pickles, salami, sardines

25. What taste you love a lot (e.g. sweet, salty, sour, bitter)
Sweet

26. What taste you hate
Sour

27. Do you like warm or cold food
Warm, spicy

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

29. How is your thirst (less, moderate, excessive)
Less, I lucky to drink 2 glasses of water, but I drink tea and juice

30. Do you have dry lips or mouth or both
Dry lips

31. Do you have any coating on tongue first thing in the morning, if yes, details

• Color of coating -white

• Where exactly -all over

32. Any taste in your mouth first thing in the morning (e.g. bitter, sour)
Dry

33. How is your skin (dry, oily, rough, acne, pustules, boils, psoriasis etc)
Oily with dry patches

34. Please upload here or email me a picture of your skin, nails, teeth, hair problems, if any. Click on my username for details.

35. Details about your sweat (where mostly, how much, smell, does it stain, color) it takes a hot day or a hard work out for me to sweat

36. Any problems with eyes/vision
No

37. Any problems with ears, nose, throat (e.g. nose always blocked, runny, discharge color)
Sinus issues with the change of seasons, tonsils removed because of abscess

38. How is your stool (details of how often, consistency, any blood, any particular smell etc.)
I go every day, easy to go, sometimes a little mucous

39. How is your urine (details of color, smell, any blood etc.)
Yellow dull, a little smelly

40. How is your sex desire (e.g. no desire, low, moderate, high, very high)
Low

41. Are you satisfied with your sex life, if no, why not
Not satisfied .Hardly have sex drive,and when I have sex, my bartholin cyst swells

42. Males genitals (any problems with erection, any pain, any itching etc.)

43. Females menses details (reply to all these points)

• Regularity (early, late, irregular, duration of cycle) always on time, I had 33 day cycle with 10 day period until I committed myself to an astanga yoga practice. Then went to 30 days with 5 day period and easy flow.

• Flow (low, moderate, high) low

• Clots (none, some, a lot, huge clots, bright color, dark color)
No
• Any discharge (color, consistency, smell) no

44. What illnesses are running in your family

• Mother’s side
Mother side- diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke


• Father’s side
Diabetes, obesity

• Siblings (brother/sister) none

45. Are you taking any medicines (allopathic, homeopathic, supplements, acupuncture etc.)
Calc flour 5 tablets in water a all day, silicea 10 tablets 3x a day for cyst. Been taking it for 3 days. Cysts turned hard

46. Have you had any surgeries or implants, if yes, give details
Removal of tonsils

47. Have you had any long term treatment (physical or psychological)
No

48. What homeopathic remedies have you taken in the past (potency, dosage, approx. time frame)
4pThree weeks ago sepia 30 (15-20) a day for cyst, think it was too much, I felt like a crazy person. Stopped taking it the third day.


After 2 home births and miscarriage arnica Montana 2x 5 pellets a day for two weeks
 
Keely3 8 years ago
Your remedy is: Pulsatilla 200c.

HOW TO TAKE THE REMEDY:
Please take two doses 12 hrs apart. Just two doses. Not daily.
Report back in 5 days with changes observed.

TIME OF DOSE:
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.

PILLS/PELLETS:
If your remedy is in the form of pills:
One dose is one pill.
Dissolve the pill in mouth.

LIQUID REMEDY:
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.

PRECAUTIONS:
If there is significant worsening of symptoms (called homeopathic aggravation) after the first dose, then don’t take the second dose.
Don’t take any other homeopathic remedy during this treatment.
Give a break of at least 10 minutes before eating/drinking anything before or after taking the remedy.
During the treatment, don’t eat anything which you have never had all your life.

HOW TO GIVE FEEDBACK:
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.

GENERAL INFO ABOUT HOMEOPATHIC PRESCRIBING:
If someone is giving several remedies, without waiting to see the effect of one remedy, then it is totally against the core principles of homeopathy. Such an approach is unlikely to give permanent cure, rather it may distort actual symptoms making subsequent cure even more difficult.

DIETARY GUIDELINES:
Homeopathy is not magic and it can only work when all other supportive strategies are also used. To make sure you are cured as fast as possible and stay that way please change your lifestyle to include the following:

1. Start eating half cup of low fat, plain, non-flavored yogurt with live cultures daily in the morning or with lunch. If you have homemade yogurt that’s the best.
2. Stop all processed foods e.g. white bread, white rice, white burgers etc.
3. Eat whole foods only i.e. whole grain bread, brown rice, brown burgers etc.
4. The bread should be high in bran content & the flour should be coarse ground.
5. Start eating a small bowl of salad at least once a day e.g. it should contain cucumber, carrots, salad leaves, tomato and any vegetable you like. Put a dressing of olive oil & raw apple cider vinegar and put some salt & black pepper to your liking.
6. Eat at least 1-2 fruits per day e.g. apple, orange etc.
7. Drink enough water so that your urine is clear. Yellow colored urine is a good indication that you are dehydrated.
8. Exercise:
• Aerobic activity e.g. Start walking at least 30 minutes a day for 5 days a week with your spouse/friend and achieve your target heart rate.
• Strength training e.g. Start weight training at least 20 minutes 3 days a week.
 
fitness 8 years ago
Than you ! I will get the remedy today.
 
Keely3 8 years ago
Hello Fitness. It's been five days since we last communicated.
Here is the update :
Pain in the cyst- 20% better
Size if the cyst-10% better (size of a Ping pong ball)
My energy -30% better
Thirst, taking in more water-100% better
Sweating-100% better

The cyst is really painful with sharp stabbing sensations. And the size is still big and hard. However, for the first time I have thick white discharge from vagina. And my body is producing mucus in the throat. I have been doing sitz bath and heating pads on cyst.
Oddly, I have five irritations on my arms and torso. I thought they were spider bites, however they have multiple little scabs. Is that a part of the healing process?
I am still in tons of pain, I can walk with a limp today, but sitting is difficult. There's burning sensations in the cyst. What is my next step? I really want to avoid lancing, etc.

Thank you so much!
 
Keely3 8 years ago
Good progress. Let your body do the healing which it is doing as fast as possible and these are manifestations of healing.

For now just follow the dietary guidelines and observe. No more doses.

Report back in 5 days.
 
fitness 8 years ago
I will. Thank you!!!!!
 
Keely3 8 years ago
Report earlier if there is a stall in improvement.
 
fitness 8 years ago
Hello fitness. The past few days were full of pain, deep surrender, and more pain. There were many times I wanted to visit the urgent care or the doctors office for immediate relief, but not healing. I call my midwife and she told me to do baths for hours on end until the cyst created a head. I was so torn and felt broken. I took her advice, but booked an appointment with an Ob/gyn for the next day. My husband had to carry me to bed because of the intense pressure of the cyst. As soon as I exhaled, I felt immediate relief and the cyst opened and drained. I was shocked, relieved, and so surprised from the release of the cyst. For two hours it drain, and went down in size. I visited the doctor today, and I was put on light antibiotics , because of my sensitivity to penicillin.
Thank you for your time and skill. The cyst is still draining and hopefully will heal soon. Do you have any tips on how to permanently heal a bartholin's cyst? And should I be taking anything with the antibiotics? I haven't had antibiotics in 20 years !!!! This experience was absolutely intense!
 
Keely3 8 years ago
Once you are off of the antibiotics, please report back.

If the cysts had drained just by the baths then antibiotics were not needed.

The midwife gave good advise though.
 
fitness 8 years ago
I haven't taking the antibiotics, I feel weird about ingesting them. Any suggestions on boosting my immunity ? I am truly grateful for your advice.
 
Keely3 8 years ago
If you are seeing continuous improvement then no need to do anything else.

If the improvement has stalled, then take just one more dose of Puls. This strategy will complete the cure.

Puls is your constitutional, it will not only cure but boost immunity too.
 
fitness 8 years ago
Thank you so much for your help and advice!!!!!
 
Keely3 8 years ago
You are welcome.
 
fitness 8 years ago

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