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Bronchiectasis & pregnant

Hi,

I suffer with bronchiectasis (a lung condition which causes excessive mucus production).

I have read that Kali mur (6X) (HPUS), Kali sulph (6X) (HPUS), Kali bich (6C)(HPUS) could help in reducing mucus production.

Could you advise if this is correct?

Also is this remedy safe during pregnancy? I am currently pregnant and keen to avoid antibiotics for the time being so need to reduce the amount of mucus produced.

Thanks in advance,
[message edited by Nm94as on Fri, 21 Mar 2014 21:39:23 GMT]
 
  Nm94as on 2014-03-21
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• Weight

• Height

• Body type (Thin, Fat, Medium)

• Any significant feature (e.g. sunken cheeks, stooped shoulders, thin chest etc.)

3. Your profession

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

5. If money was not an issue and you had a month of vacation, what would you do

6. Do you smoke/drink/drugs, if yes, details of why & since when

7. What is your main health problem & its symptoms

8. When did this main problem begin

9. Can you relate any event which caused this problem

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

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

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

13. What other health problems do you have

14. List down all problems and when did they start (approximate month & year)

15. What makes these other health problems better (explain each problem)

16. What makes these other health problems worse (explain each problem)

17. What animals or insects are you afraid of

18. What situations are you afraid of (e.g. heights, closed spaces, ocean, darkness etc)

19. What occupies your mind mostly

20. How do you respond to consolation & sympathy

21. Do you want to stay alone or with people

22. How is your sleep

23. Do you have any recurring dreams

24. Is your complaint affected by weather, if so, which weather affect & how

25. Do you normally feel hot or cold

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

27. Is there any food that you hate and can’t tolerate

28. What taste you crave & love (e.g. sweet, salty, sour, bitter)

29. Is there any taste which you hate and can’t tolerate

30. Do you like warm or cold food

31. Do you want to eat indigestible foods (chalk, lead pencil, mud….)

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

33. Do you have dry lips or mouth or both

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

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• Color of coating

• Where exactly (back, middle, sides etc)

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

36. How is your skin (dry, oily, rough, acne, pustules, boils, psoriasis etc), send me a picture of the skin problem

37. Please upload here or email me a close up picture of your hand nails (without nail polish or any treatment done). Click my username for my email address.

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

39. Any problems with eyes/vision, if yes, since when

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

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

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

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

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

45. How do you feel about masturbation

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

47. 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)

48. What illnesses are running in your family

• Mother’s side

• Father’s side

• Siblings (brother/sister)

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

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

51. Have you had any long term treatment (physical or psychological), if yes, give details (what, when, where, why, the list of medicines used)

52. What homeopathic remedies have you taken in the past (potency, dosage, approx. time frame)
 
fitness 8 years ago
QUESTIONS:
1. Your age & sex
34 Female

2. Describe your appearance i.e. weight, height, body type (thin, medium, chubby, fat etc)
64kg, 165cm, medium build, broad shoulders, narrow hips

• Any significant feature (e.g. sunken cheeks, stooped shoulders, thin chest etc.)
Barrel chest

3. Your profession
Nurse

4. Describe your personality in at least 20 words (e.g. stubborn, lazy, suicidal, don’t want to work, always in a hurry etc.)
Caring, emotional, anxious, conscientious, funny, kind, intelligent, loving, spontaneous, easily bored, easily frustrated, irritable, free spirit, worrisome, don't like to be late, loyal, honest,

5. If money was not an issue and you had a month of vacation, what would you do
Travel round America

6. Do you smoke/drink/drugs, if yes, details of why & since when
None of the above

7. What is your main health problem & its symptoms
Bronchiectasis...over production of thick, tacky mucus in the lungs, difficult to expel

8. When did this main problem begin
2011

9. Can you relate any event which caused this problem
Respiratory infection not treated appropriately by physician lead to permanent lung damage

10. What makes the main problem better (e.g. massage, pressure, warmth, cold, lying down, sitting etc.)
Antibiotics, physiotherapy, steam inhalation

11. What makes it worse (e.g. massage, pressure, warmth, cold, lying down, sitting etc.)
Lying down, cold air, physical exertion

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

13. What other health problems do you have
Asthma

14. List down all problems and when did they start (approximate month & year)
Asthma, diagnosed at 18m of age. Well controlled.

15. What makes these other health problems better (explain each problem)
Inhalers, swimming

16. What makes these other health problems worse (explain each problem)
Viral infection e.g. Cold, cold air

17. What animals or insects are you afraid of
Spiders

18. What situations are you afraid of (e.g. heights, closed spaces, ocean, darkness etc)
Closed spaces, being alone at night

19. What occupies your mind mostly
My baby's well being

20. How do you respond to consolation & sympathy
Shrug it off

21. Do you want to stay alone or with people
With family

22. How is your sleep
Irregular, disturbed by baby,

23. Do you have any recurring dreams
No

24. Is your complaint affected by weather, if so, which weather affect & how
Cold air makes it worse

25. Do you normally feel hot or cold
Cold

26. What foods you crave & love (not what you eat due to health or other reasons, rather what you love)
Carbohydrates; potatoes, rice, crisps, bread

27. Is there any food that you hate and can’t tolerate
Mushrooms, allergic to nuts

28. What taste you crave & love (e.g. sweet, salty, sour, bitter)
Salty

29. Is there any taste which you hate and can’t tolerate
Mushrooms

30. Do you like warm or cold food
Cold

31. Do you want to eat indigestible foods (chalk, lead pencil, mud….)
No

32. How is your thirst (less, moderate, excessive)
Moderate

33. Do you have dry lips or mouth or both
Lips

34. Do you have any coating on tongue first thing in the morning, if yes, details
No

35. Any taste in your mouth first thing in the morning (e.g. bitter, sour)
No

36. How is your skin (dry, oily, rough, acne, pustules, boils, psoriasis etc), send me a picture of the skin problem
Dry on body, oily on face, prone to breakouts on chin

37. Please upload here or email me a close up picture of your hand nails (without nail polish or any treatment done). Click my username for my email address

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

39. Any problems with eyes/vision, if yes, since when
Mild short sightedness for approx 14y

40. Any problems with ears, nose, throat (e.g. nose always blocked, runny, discharge color)
No

41. How is your stool (details of how often, consistency, any blood, any particular smell etc.)
Suffer with IBS

42. How is your urine (details of color, smell, any blood etc.)
Clear, pale yellow, odourless

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

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

45. How do you feel about masturbation
I have no feelings on it, if you like doing it do so, if you don't then don't!

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

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

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

• Flow (low, moderate, high)
High

• Clots (none, some, a lot, huge clots, bright color, dark color)
Lots, some large, dark in colour

• Any discharge (color, consistency, smell)
None

48. What illnesses are running in your family

• Mother’s side
Glaucoma

• Father’s side
None

• Siblings (brother/sister)
None

49. Are you taking any medicines (allopathic, homeopathic, supplements, acupuncture etc.)
Asthma inhalers, pregnancy vitamins, probiotics

50. Have you had any surgeries or implants, if yes, give details
No

51. Have you had any long term treatment (physical or psychological), if yes, give details (what, when, where, why, the list of medicines used)
Asthma

52. What homeopathic remedies have you taken in the past (potency, dosage, approx. time frame)
Ignatia 30c for occasional use
[message edited by Nm94as on Fri, 21 Mar 2014 21:40:56 GMT]
 
Nm94as 8 years ago
Q-15: Your asthma is better with swimming?

What are the symptoms of IBS, what makes it better & worse

When I ask for better & worse, its by non-medicinal means. Please reply accordingly.

Why do you use Ignatia.
 
fitness 8 years ago
Nails picture.
 
fitness 8 years ago
Q-15: Your asthma is better with swimming?
Yes, regular swimming improves my symptoms.

What are the symptoms of IBS, what makes it better & worse
Constipation, bloated, bubbly tummy.
Better - exercise & good diet.
Worse - before menses, poor diet

Why do you use Ignatia.
For emotional upset, it stops me crying
 
Nm94as 8 years ago
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Nm94as 8 years ago
People go through emotional ups & downs as part of normal life, why do you take Ignatia.

Is it for something bigger.
 
fitness 8 years ago
Details of constipation re: urge, fully relieved after, frequency, flatulence details.
 
fitness 8 years ago
Nothing bigger, was upset at work nice, a friend gave me some Ignatia and suddenly I felt better. So use it when I remember I have it!

Occasional constipation, before menses. Little flatulence. Fully relieved.
 
Nm94as 8 years ago
Your remedy is: Silicea 200c.

HOW TO TAKE THE REMEDY:
Please take two doses 12 hrs apart. Just two doses. Not daily.
Report back in 7 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. Eat only when hungry and when eating, don’t overstuff yourself.
9. Focus on food only when you eat i.e. don’t divert your attention by watching tv etc.
10. 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.

NOTE: Yogurt can cause increased mucus generation in some individuals, if you are like that, don’t eat yogurt. Rather start eating roasted black chick peas (also known as Bengal Gram) daily.
 
fitness 8 years ago

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