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Chronic Sinusitis & GI Disturbance

Male 55 years, thin-to-medium built

HISTORY
1. Sinusitis for the last 3 years.

2. Severe congestion in the sinuses causes inflammation & discomfort neck upwards.

3. Cannot tolerate loud sounds like car horns when sinuses inflamed.

4. Tightness around ears & burning in eyes when sinuses inflamed.

5. GI Disturbance - sometimes stools are constipated, other times loose.

6. Burping, gas, indigestion and bad taste in mouth.

7. Sinusitis becomes worse in cold & rainy weather.

8. Extremities cold in winters.

9. NO hypertension or diabetes.

PERSONALITY

1. Hypersensitive
2. Fearful
3. Negative thoughts
4. Does not like criticism
5. Suffered financial losses
6. Sleep is normal
7. Eats less and only very selective types (2-3)of vegetables

EARLIER MEDICATION

1. Took antibiotics for fungal infection of ear 3 years back.

2. Taking various homeopathic drugs from time to time on advice from different doctors.

3. Last known homeopathic medicine taken was Kali Bichromicum 200 morning & evening daily for 1 month with no relief - this course ended 3 weeks back.

Shall be grateful for valuable advice.

Regards
 
  sanjeeevbatra on 2014-03-29
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
I can try to find a suitable remedy for you if you can answer the below questions.

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• Please reply to all that is being asked and give details.
• Short answers such as Yes/No/Normal are not helpful.
• I want answers which explain the What, When, Where, Why, Better by & Worse by.
• Example: I have a sore throat (it explains the “what”), since 3 days (it explains “when”), on the left side of my throat (explains “where”), due to eating sour food (explains “why”), the pain is better when I drink warm tea (explains “Better by”), the pain is worse when I swallow food (explains “worse by”)
• Please leave the questions in place and give your answers under each of them.
• I can’t prescribe if these directions are not fully adhered to.
• You can check out my profile by clicking my username.

QUESTIONS:
1. Your age & sex

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

• Weight

• Height

• Body type (Very thin, Thin, Medium, Chubby, Fat, Obese)

• 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. How is your relationship with your parents, spouse, siblings, children etc.

7. If not ok, what’s wrong and how is it affecting you

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

9. What is your main health problem & its symptoms

10. When did this main problem begin

11. What is the cause of this problem in your view

12. What non-medicinal actions make the main problem better (e.g. massage, warmth, cold, lying down, sitting etc.)

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

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

15. What other health problems do you have

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

17. What non-medicinal actions make these other health problems better (explain each problem)

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

19. What animals or insects are you afraid of

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

21. What occupies your mind mostly

22. How do you respond to consolation & sympathy

23. Do you want to stay alone or with people

24. How is your sleep, if not good, why

25. Do you have any recurring dreams

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

27. Do you normally feel hot or cold

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

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

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

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

32. Do you like warm or cold food

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

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

35. Do you have excessively dry lips or mouth or both

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

• Is coating thick

• Color of coating

• Where exactly (back, middle, sides etc)

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

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

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

40. Details about your sweat, answer all these points: where mostly, how much, smell, does it stain, if yes what color

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

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

43. How is your stool, answer all these points: how often, consistency, any blood, any particular smell etc.

44. How is your urine, answer all these points: color, smell, any blood etc.

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

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

47. Do you masturbate, if yes, how frequently

48. Are you satisfied after that or want more

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

50. 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)

51. What illnesses are running in your family

• Mother’s side

• Father’s side

• Siblings (brother/sister)

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

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

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

55. What homeopathic remedies have you taken in the past (potency, dosage, approx. time frame)
 
fitness 8 years ago
QUESTIONS:
1. Your age & sex
Male – 56 years

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

• Weight 59 kg
• Height 5’7”
• Body type: Medium
• Any significant feature (e.g. sunken cheeks, stooped shoulders, thin chest etc.) None

3. Your profession:
Hospital Administration

4. Describe your personality in at least 20 words (e.g. stubborn, lazy, suicidal, don’t want to work, always in a hurry etc.)
• Sentimental
• Helpful
• Short-tempered
• Always in a hurry
• Stubborn
• Aggressive
• Sudden outburst of emotion – especially anger
• God-fearing
• Forgetful
• Love sleeping in the afternoon
• Disciplined
• Like to adhere to time schedule

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

Spend time with friends, colleagues & family

6. How is your relationship with your parents, spouse, siblings, children etc.

• Parents deceased
• Relations with only brother strained
• With wife and children relationship is normal
• With children it’s a mix of being a disciplinarian and friend

7. If not ok, what’s wrong and how is it affecting you

Bad relationship with brother affects negatively, feel bad about it
8. Do you smoke/drink/drugs, if yes, details of why & since when

• Smoking given up 6 months back
• No drinking / drugs

9. What is your main health problem & its symptoms
• Sinusitis
• Severe congestion in the sinuses causes inflammation & discomfort neck upwards.
• Cannot tolerate loud sounds like car horns when sinuses inflamed.
• Tightness around ears & burning in eyes when sinuses inflamed.
• Sinusitis becomes worse in cold & rainy weather
• During sneezing, nose always feels blocked
• During cold, mucus drops in the back of the throat (does not come out through the nose)

10. When did this main problem begin

• Off & on for the last 20 years but severe and continuous for the last 3 years

11. What is the cause of this problem in your view

• Suffered heavy financial losses 14 years back
• Perhaps Deflected Nasal Septum triggered sinusitis

12. What non-medicinal actions make the main problem better (e.g. massage, warmth, cold, lying down, sitting etc.)

• Lying down
• Night time

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

• Hot or cold temperature
• Massage worsens tension

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

• Negative
• Thoughts of suicide
• Irritable
• Tense
• Restless
• Sad

15. What other health problems do you have

• GI Disturbance - sometimes stools are constipated, other times loose.
• Burping, gas, indigestion and bad taste in mouth.
• Spondylitis – C6/C7 intervertebral slip disc
• Extremities cold in winters
• NO hypertension or diabetes

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

• Sinusitis – off & on for the last 20 years but severe and continuous for the last 3 years
• GI Disturbances – last 8 to 10 years
• Spondylitis – 7 years ago


17. What non-medicinal actions make these other health problems better (explain each problem)

• Sinusitis – Lying down
• GI Disturbances – Control over food
• Spondylitis – Heat gives relief

18. What makes these other health problems worse (explain each problem)
• Any wrong food - have been taking only daal and roti for the last 8 years (no vegetables, fruit or salad because of belief that these aggravate symptoms of sinusitis & GI)
• Any Noise

19. What animals or insects are you afraid of

• Lizard

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

• Heights
• Water

21. What occupies your mind mostly

• Thoughts of the future

22. How do you respond to consolation & sympathy

• Irritating – as mostly it is false and superficial

23. Do you want to stay alone or with people

• With people

24. How is your sleep, if not good, why

• Normal (6-7 hours)

25. Do you have any recurring dreams

• Yes – about temples / gods

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

• Heat, rain & cold all aggravate the complaints

27. Do you normally feel hot or cold

• Normal

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

• Rice, curd & kadi (but not taken these for years because of belief that these aggravate symptoms of sinusitis & GI)

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

• Non-vegetarian food

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

• Spicy

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

• None

32. Do you like warm or cold food

• Warm

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

• No

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

• Normal

35. Do you have excessively dry lips or mouth or both

• Yes – both lips & mouth feel dry

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

• Is coating thick - Thick

• Color of coating - Creamish

• Where exactly (back, middle, sides etc) – Center & Back

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

• Sour

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

• Oily

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

• Pictures attached


40. Details about your sweat, answer all these points: where mostly, how much, smell, does it stain, if yes what color

• Profuse sweating
• Mild smell
• Stains yellow


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

• Using specs
• When sinus congested, blurring of vision happens

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

• Roughness in throat - increases with talking for long
• Blockage in ear - increases with talking for long
• Nose always feels partly blocked


43. How is your stool, answer all these points: how often, consistency, any blood, any particular smell etc.

• Stools once-a-day
• Consistency mostly towards constipation or loose
• No blood or mucus
• No unusual smell

44. How is your urine, answer all these points: color, smell, any blood etc.

• Urine slightly yellowish
• No smell
• No blood

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

• Normal

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

• Yes

47. Do you masturbate, if yes, how frequently

• No

48. Are you satisfied after that or want more

• Not applicable





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

• Normal

50. 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)

• Not applicable

51. What illnesses are running in your family

• Mother’s side : Mother had asthma

• Father’s side: Died of heart attack

• Siblings (brother/sister): None

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

• Diclofenac + Paracetamol: 2 tabs / week for pain & inflammation in the neck / head region
• Antibiotics: Levofloxacin : once in 3-4 months for sinusitis

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

• Not applicable

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

• Not applicable

55. What homeopathic remedies have you taken in the past (potency, dosage, approx. time frame)

• Kali Bichromicum 200 morning & evening daily for 1 month - this course ended 3 weeks back with no relief

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sanjeeevbatra 8 years ago
Q-11: How did the financial loss effect you emotionally
 
fitness 8 years ago
Explain where exactly do you feel sinus pain

What type of pain (dull, throbbing, shooting etc)
 
fitness 8 years ago
Thanks for further queries:

Q-11: How did the financial loss effect you emotionally

At that time Depressed, withdrawn, fear & worry about future, feeling of hopelessness, despair, pessimistic.

After so many years, life is still not on track financially, but the emotional feeling now is of negativity in general.


Explain where exactly do you feel sinus pain

What type of pain (dull, throbbing, shooting etc)

The entire head, front & back, feels tight and painful, especially in the sinus areas, around the ears and eyes and the forehead.

There is tinnitus in both ears, with a dull ache all the time. When the inflammation increases, the pain becomes throbbing.

Thanks for your time & attention.

Regards.
 
sanjeeevbatra 8 years ago
Your remedy is: Natrum Muriaticum 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
Sir,

Many thanks for your valuable advice and guidance.

Will start from tonight and report back after 7 days, as advised.

Thanks a lot once again & God bless.
 
sanjeeevbatra 8 years ago
Welcome.
 
fitness 8 years ago
Sir,

As advised, took first dose of the prescribed medicine on Sunday night.

Observations:
1. Disturbed sleep on Sun-Mon night
2. Severe heaviness, congestion in entire head on Monday morning
3. Feeling of disorientation & irritation throughout Monday

Seeing the reaction, did not take the second dose.

Now, by Monday evening, congestion continues, although the intensity has reduced.

No other homoeopathic or allopathic medicine taken for the last week.

Please advise further course of action.

Regards.
 
sanjeeevbatra 8 years ago
No more doses. Just observe and report back in one week.
 
fitness 8 years ago
Right Sir - Will revert after a week. Thanks
 
sanjeeevbatra 8 years ago
Sir,

Status after 1 week

Aggravation after a single dose of Nat muraticim 200 has subsided by about 75%.

Symptoms now are:
1. Congestion around ears
2. Tinnitus
3. Dryness of mouth, lips & throat
4. Heaviness inthe forehead area
5. Sleep disturbed

Above symptoms are about 25% more than before the single dose was taken.

Shall be grateful for advice on further course of action.

Regards
 
sanjeeevbatra 8 years ago
Seeing your body's response, nothing more required now. Please report back in two weeks. No more doses.
 
fitness 8 years ago
Many thanks, Sir.

Will revert after 2 weeks.
God bless.
 
sanjeeevbatra 8 years ago
Sir,

You had advised a waiting period of 2 weeks after the single dose.

Net result is that the aggravation caused by the single dose is almost over, except for a little congestion in the temples, forehead and back of the head.

Overall, the situation remains the same as it was prior to the single dose of Nat muraticim 200.

Shall eagerly your advice on the further course of action.

Regards.
 
sanjeeevbatra 8 years ago
Your body is slow to respond so we have to wait more.

No more doses, report back in 15 days.

Are you following ALL the guidelines given when I told you the remedy.
 
fitness 8 years ago
Right Sir,

Thanks a lot- all instructions being followed.

Will revert after 2 weeks.

Regards
 
sanjeeevbatra 8 years ago
Sir,

Status after 2 weeks:

The aggravation caused by the single dose is over, except for a little congestion in the temples, forehead and back of the head. Some acidity & bad taste in the mouth is there.

Overall, the situation remains the same as it was prior to the single dose of Nat muraticim 200.

Shall eagerly your advice on the further course of action.

Regards.
 
sanjeeevbatra 8 years ago
Are you following the general eating & exercise guidelines I had mentioned.
 
fitness 8 years ago
Sir,

Thanks for the concern. There was an increase of severity of the symptoms, hence the delay in reverting to you.

Regarding adherence to the general guidelines, i state as follows:

1. Daily morning walk of 30 minutes has been going on.

2. Regarding eating fruits, salads, yogurt - whenever there is an attempt to add any item from these categories, the very next day, there is distinct increase in congestion around back of head, forehead and temple area (even today morning diclofenac+paracetamol combination had to be taken, after cauliflower was consumed yesterday).

3. Water intake is adequate - around 10 glasses a day.

4. Urine is clear

5. As of now, the degree of congestion is just the same, as was prior to taking the single dose of Nat muriaticum 200.

There is an increased dryness of mouth and nasal passage.


Sir, any ray of hope?

Pl do use your experience & skills to guide.

Regards
 
sanjeeevbatra 8 years ago
Have a dose of Sulfur 200c and report back in 15 days.
 
fitness 8 years ago
Thanks so much.

Will take the prescribed medicine in a day or so & revert to you after 2 weeks.

Regards
 
sanjeeevbatra 8 years ago

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