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sacrum showing spina bifida, some other gud homeopath plz rely

hi, my brother is a 28 yrs old married asian.
almost 2 weeks back he started complaining of legs and lower back pain
which was suddenly aggravated a week before at night wen he complaint of severe pain in his legs and he was even unable to walk
the condition prevailed for the next few days and he used to walk with difficulty
but pain killers worked a bit
the doctor advised him few blood tests and lumbo saral x ray
the blood result showed elevated esr values i.e 30 mm per 1st hr
x ray showed normal disc spaces, all discs intact, normal alignment and joints BUT
the sacrum showed spina bifida
moreover , we have noticed that he has lost his weight significantly
doctor has put him on tablet Duloxetine M.S 30 mg for 3 weeks n has told nothing else. please tell me in detail about the ridks of this problem, i have read very bad of spina bifida. is it treatable? if so please suggest treatment, also letme know the chanves of recovery
[message edited by uzma aqeel on Fri, 21 Feb 2014 04:31:30 GMT]
 
  uzma aqeel on 2014-02-20
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QUESTIONS:
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

• Is coating thick

• 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 hand nails (without nail polish or any treatment done). Click my username for email.

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 6 years ago
how can i copy ur questions in reply post ? there is no option to edit ur post
 
uzma aqeel 6 years ago
Hi

just click post reply button.
Then copy and paste the questions into the box and you can
answer under them.

Please take a look at this Spina Bifida Forum. When adults are
diagnosed with this it is called Spina Bifida Occulta. You can
get help on here from Fitness, but you should see a Neurosurgeon
who can explain all the fine points about this specifically when
he looks at an MRI of the spine.http://spinabifidaconnection.com/showthread.php?1775-Don-t-k...
 
simone717 6 years ago
QUESTIONS:
1. Your age & sex
28 yrs male
2. Describe your appearance i.e. weight, height, body type (thin, medium, chubby, fat etc)

• Weight 65 kg

• Height 5ft 9 in

• Body type (Thin, Fat, Medium)
medium, was chubby a month back wt was nearly 78 kg but he has lost wt in the last one month
3. Your profession
accountant in a bank
4. Describe your personality in at least 20 words (e.g. stubborn, lazy, don’t want to work, always in a hurry etc.)
work with interest and responsibility but a bit short tempered, wat i decide i want it yo be done, cant yolerate arguments, spend my time according to my own will n wish after work, mostly hang out with friends or play online games, fond of eating, want yo give my family all comforts, i m stubborn

5. What is your main health problem & its symptoms
i had developed problem of high bp almost a year back but that is settled now, no specific jealth issues i sometime have headache but that is occasional, stomach pain and loose motions occasional, but from the last one month i m having lower back and leg pain which distirbs my work. it started a month back with sudden onset of pain that even restricted me from walking for that day, but with pain killers ot gradually improved, experienced weight loss in the last one month

6. When did this main problem begin
a month before
7. Can you relate any event which caused this problem
might be i sit for long or i stopped going to gym two months back, i used to go to gym for exercise for the last six months
8. What makes the main problem better (e.g. massage, pressure, warmth, cold, lying down, sitting etc.)
massage, lying down and pain killers

9. What makes it worse (e.g. massage, pressure, warmth, cold, lying down, sitting etc.)
sitting
10. How do you feel mentally & emotionally during this problem (e.g. weepy, irritable, restless, sad, hopeless, fear of death etc.)
sad and irritable
11. What other health problems do you have
i explained in detail above

12. What makes these other health problems better or worse (explain each problem)
massage and proper rest makes it better. movement n sitting for long aggravates it
13. What animals or insects are you afraid of
not any

14. What situations are you afraid of (e.g. heights, closed spaces, ocean, darkness etc)
darkness
15. What occupies your mind mostly
i believe in God strongly n i believe He will alwys do the best for us all

16. How do you respond to consolation & sympathy
i appreciate it

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

18. How is your sleep
i sleep late at nite and get up by 10 in the morning, i feel difficulty to sleep wen i go to bed early
19. Do you have any recurring dreams
not really
20. Is your complaint affected by weather, if so, which weather affect & how
this is the first time i have developed this ptoblem and it is the winter season going on

21. Do you normally feel hot or cold
hot sometimes very hot

22. What type of clothes you wear (e.g. tight, loose, around neck etc)
loose
23. What foods you crave & love (not what you eat due to health or other reasons, rather what you love) meats cooked with proper spices, burgers sandwiches etc, i also love bakery items

24. What foods you hate a lot
nothimg specific
25. What taste you love a lot (e.g. sweet, salty, sour, bitter)
spicy
26. What taste you hate
sour and bitter
27. Do you like warm or cold food
warm food
28. Do you want to eat indigestible foods (chalk, mud….)
no
29. How is your thirst (less, moderate, excessive)
sometimes excessive
30. Do you have dry lips or mouth or both
dry mouth
31. Do you have any coating on tongue first thing in the morning, if yes, details

• Is coating thick

• Color of coating

• Where exactly
white coating, noy very thick
32. Any taste in your mouth first thing in the morning (e.g. bitter, sour)
i havent noticed
33. How is your skin (dry, oily, rough, acne, pustules, boils, psoriasis etc)
mostly oily
34. Please upload here or email me a picture of your hand nails (without nail polish or any treatment done). Click my username for email.

35. Details about your sweat (where mostly, how much, smell, does it stain, color)
its normal in winters bt i sweat alot in summers, it smells under arms, doesnot stain
36. Any problems with eyes/vision
no its ok
37. Any problems with ears, nose, throat (e.g. nose always blocked, runny, discharge color)
normal
38. How is your stool (details of how often, consistency, any blood, any particular smell etc.)
normal but i often have loose stools
39. How is your urine (details of color, smell, any blood etc.)
no blood, colourless urine
40. How is your sex desire (e.g. no desire, low, moderate, high, very high)
moderate

41. Are you satisfied with your sex life, if no, why not
i m satisfied
42. Males genitals (any problems with erection, any pain, any itching etc.)
normal

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 , my mother is sufferin from renal parenchymal disease and high bp, one of my uncle died of brain tumour, my aunt also died of some problem of brain she used yo loose her memoty

• Father’s side
my father died of heart attack
• Siblings (brother/sister)
my sister is young and healthy , have headached occasionally
45. Are you taking any medicines (allopathic, homeopathic, supplements, a
acupuncture etc.) yes allopathic medicine Duloxetine M.S (as HCL) 30 mg at nite for the last 3 days, it was prescribed by a nerosurgeon whom i visited few days back, i have to go and show him my lumbo sacral xray which says that my sacrum shows spina bifida. all else fine. but i feel improvement in my leg pain since i started uding the medicine

46. Have you had any surgeries or implants, if yes, give details
no

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) i have not taken any homeopathic medicine before
 
uzma aqeel 6 years ago
Has the questionnaire been filled by the patient himself or by someone else on his own or after asking the patient all questions.
 
fitness 6 years ago
patient is my brother, i have asked him the questions and have answered accordingly. plz let me know about the detail of this disease 'sacrum spina bifida' . his significant weight loss is also very much disturbing for us. plz reply soon
 
uzma aqeel 6 years ago
Simone has posted above about this disease. Have a look at that.
 
fitness 6 years ago
The problem with someone else filling the questionnaire is that many important aspects are skipped due to inhibition of the patient as they are not comfortable in disclosing personal details to family or friends.

Assuming this case is an exception, I will prescribe based on available symptoms.
 
fitness 6 years ago
What was happening a year ago which caused BP spike.

How was the BP controlled.

Explain the back & leg pain in detail e.g. the pain is shooting from back to leg or throbbing or burning etc. Going to both legs or just one, which side is more effected.

Has it ever been experienced before.

What was going on in your life (emotionally & work) when this pain begin.

Any changes in your erection, desire etc. before or during this pain.
 
fitness 6 years ago
i consider my diet habit the reason of my high bp, as i used to eat lots of oily food, mostly spicy cooked asian type meat and mince meat. as a result i had gained a lot of weight, i visited a doctor to know the cause of my high bp who suggested me meficine for it, i took the medicines for a week n then i left it, i didnt go to the doc again neither did i monitor my bp. now that the doc has checked it, it was normal.
the pain in my back is throbbing pain and that too wen i sit for long, as a result of sitting for long i feel my leg numb, the side of hip on which more predsure is built white sitting causes that leg numb, wen i change the pressure and pit it on the other hip more releases the numbness of previous leg
while walking i dont feel the back pain its mostly wen i sit. its not one specific side.
my sexual desire has been decreased a bit since the last one month, erection etc are normal. experiency weightloss day by day, even ppl who meet me feel the differnce
i had started going to gym six months back due to my increasing weight. with other exercises i had also done wt lifting but 2 months ago i left all the exercises and and after one month of leaving the exercises i devloped this problem, life was normal as usual
i havent experienced this sort of pain before its type and long duration is new and quite depressing for me, i m afraid that wat is going on with me
[message edited by uzma aqeel on Sat, 22 Feb 2014 18:05:34 GMT]
 
uzma aqeel 6 years ago
You should tell Fitness the results of whatever blood test were
given.

High esr means inflammation in the body. The prescription you
were given is an Anti- depressant, which can also help with
nerve pain.

People with spina bifida have a problem with too much weight
not too little weight. As far as the weight loss something else is
going on here- unless you lost weight after you found out
about the spina Bifida and got depressed and stopped eating
your normal amount of food.

Could that be the reason for the weight loss?
 
simone717 6 years ago
Your remedy is: Rhus Toxicodendron 30c.

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:
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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.
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If there is significant worsening of symptoms (called homeopathic aggravation) after the first dose, then don’t take the second dose.
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HOW TO GIVE FEEDBACK:
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Headache: 30% better
Low energy level: 50% better
Anxiety: 40% better
Sadness: No change
Depression: Worse
And so on list all your complaints.

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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 6 years ago
the tests prrformed were
1. Haematology in which hb, rbcs, wbcs. platelets, leucocytes count all were normal except esr that was 30mm/1st hr
2. Biochemistry in which glucose random, uric acid were normal
3. LFTs in which bilirubin total and alkaline phosphates were normal while ALT was slightly raised i.e 49u/l (normal range 10-43)
4. ASOT and RA factor both ok
5. hepititus B and C were negative
6. lumbo sacral spine xray, sjows normal alignment, sacrum shows spina bifida,other vertrbra are normal in size and shape, disc spaces are intact, both sacro-iliac joints are normal.
 
uzma aqeel 6 years ago
fitness i have sent u the detail of all the tests performed, plz tell me that whether ur prescription is still valid. i want yo add that wt loss is not because of change in diet or depression due ti spina bifida as it was diagnosed only a week ago.
fitness i also want to tell u todays confition of my bro. he said he is feeling more pain and numbness in his legs today, he is feeling much weak and as if the whole body specially the hands and legs are shivering, he says my legs shiver wen i walk, he is very much disappointed n sayng that wat hapened to me all of a sudden.
fitness plz tell me i have heard that in spina bifida ooculta in adults these type of pain and numbness is caused due to tethering of nerve from the plac it is not covered with the bone, is it so? if yes will homeopathy work to cure it, may i know that the medicine u have prescribed is for wat? wil it treat the nerve or wat, i m curious to know the succes rate of homeopathic medicine in this disease? plz reply in detail
 
uzma aqeel 6 years ago
The remedy stays the same.

Everyone is unique so I have no way of knowing how soon or whether your brother will be cured. But I am hopeful.

Give him the dose and we will find out the answer to your questions within short time.

Btw, you have added this new symptom of hands/legs shivering which was never mentioned before.
 
fitness 6 years ago
as i have mentioned this thing happened to him todaywen he was complaining of aggravated leg pain and numbness,
he is still taking the allopathic medicine i.e the antidepressant Duloxitine, can he continue taking it with ur medicine?
he is also thinking yo have his MRI done, would its report be helpful for u to prscribe medicines more precisely?
 
uzma aqeel 6 years ago
I am extremely against antidepressants as they are a huge menace. Once started you can't stop easily.

I'd say to give the remedy I have suggested asap without any delay.

I don't think a MRI is required right away.
 
fitness 6 years ago
ok thanx alot, i ll ask him to take the medicine u prescribed and will update u the condition.
also tell me wat more lab tests should be performed to know the cause of sudden weight loss?
and wat would be the supporying tests to know the reason of elevated esr? actually he want to perform all the necessary tests to rule out any other complication going on in his body.
at last i guess the slightly elevated ALT that i mentioned before i.e 49 u/l is not point of worry?
 
uzma aqeel 6 years ago
ESR is a non-specific test which tells that something is not right.

I'd start off with a CBC profile. Other than that, nothing else is needed at this time.

People loose or gain weight when depressed, so let's not hurry ourselves into too much testing. ALT is fine.
 
fitness 6 years ago
hi, fitness i wanted to give u feed back after my bro has used rhus tox, although its after four days
he started feeling better right from the next day he used rhus tox
legs and arms muscle pain got improved by 90%
hip muscle improved by 90%, even after sitting in chair for few hrs,
anxiety and depression improved by 50%
legs and arms tremor/ shievering improved by 60%
skin irritation is still there( i think i had not mentioned this before as he forgot to tell me) muscle stretchness 50 % improved,
excessive feeling of being thirsty is still there, urine colour yellow.
has discontinued taking anti depressant.
ANOTHER IMPORTANT THING OS THAT HE HAS PERFORMED THYROID PROFILE TEST , THE RESULTS ARE AS UNDER
T3-3.11 (normal rnge 1-2.5ng/ml)
T4-20.88(range 5-10 ug/dl)
TSH-0.23 (range 0.4-7 ul/Uml)
what does this report say?
if it is showing some type of thyroid disorder, does it rule out the possibility of some problem due to spina bifida?
wat further step would u suggest now
waiting for ur reply
 
uzma aqeel 6 years ago
Good progress. No more dosing, report back in 5 days unless something significant changes.

The test report is nothing to worry about, its mildly out of range. I'd repeat the tests in 6 months if required.

It doesn't eliminate spina bifida.
 
fitness 6 years ago

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drjitesh 6 years ago

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