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Hair thinning, weight gain in female

Patient ID: Sex: Age: Female: 44

Please answer the following questions in a descriptive manner after careful analysis and recollection of previous experiences and happenings.

1. Describe your main suffering?

I have a few things that are equal in suffering:
a-I have no thyroid (had a total thyroidectomy in 2009), so feel very tired very frequently (seem to be very sleepy even after a full day of resting/sleeping)
b-Loss of hair/thinning (thinned so you can see scalp under hair) – have dark hair so it’s noticeable, also it has almost turned completely white, so have to color it every two to three weeks.
c-Weight gain – no matter what I have done, I cannot seem to lose weight. I may lose a pound or two but will gain it back quickly. I tend to gain all over, but my stomach has gotten wider and more flabby.

2. What other physical sufferings do you have in your body?

I have frequent migraines, I have frequent muscle aches throughout my body – mainly in my joints, my back usually hurts, so it hurts to stand up completely straight. I also have PCOS and have insulin related issues with this, so recently I have been getting dark patches on my torso and on my underarms, which look horrible.

3. What mental sufferings / feelings do you have associated with your physical sufferings?

My mind is usually very active, even though my body is very tired. I tend to forget things easily and have a hard time concentrating. I am always doing more than one thing at a time. I tend to be a little obsessive compulsive (count items in 6’es all the time) – no one can probably tell what’s going on, as it’s all internal in my head, but I do feel that it makes me tired or drains me because I feel that I can’t stop myself from doing it, unless I am concentrating on something else.

4. What exactly do you feel when you are at your worst?

I feel like sleeping, my legs feel very heavy and I feel weak as though I have done much exercise or work. I will be irritated with everything and won’t feel like talking at all.

5. When did it all start? Can you connect it to any past event or disease?

In 2009, I had my total thyroidectomy. In 2010, I broke my foot, had surgery and had a screw implanted into my foot. About 2 to 3 months after the screw was put into my foot, I started seeing my hair was shedding a lot and my part in my hair was very wide. About a year later, I noticed that no matter what I tried I couldn’t lose any weight but was gradually putting on the pounds. I am now about 20 pounds more than I was in 2009.

6. Which time of the day you are worst?

It varies. Sometimes, it’s the mornings and I just can’t make it into work because I am too tired and I have to have my husband help out with everything (kids, etc.). Sometimes, it’s the evenings and I can only do the basics (taking care of my kids, doing minor household chores, driving my kids to their activities and my mom to work, etc.) then I would go home and lay down. It can be in the afternoon as well, where I could take a nap if I allow myself to just relax a little.

7. What are the things which aggravate your suffering and which are those which ameliorate the same?

Again, this varies. Sometimes, walking will make my legs weak and I feel so tired I have to rest for a while (this is for general walking, but mainly exercise). Sometimes, sitting at my desk will make me sleepy. Sometimes, I feel tired after I eat. A lot of times I am tired in the late afternoon 3pm-4pm; this is usually when I am done with my work day (I sit at a computer) and I have to pick up my kids from school.

Sometimes, I can take a nap and that helps (sometimes it does not). I can walk and that invigorates me, sometimes it does not. I can be out in the sun and feel refreshed and other times as soon as I get out of the sun, I want to go home and sleep or just not do anything. Many times, it’s not just sleep I need but my body just feels lethargic and I need to sit down.

8. Do your think your sufferings have relation to any external stimuli (like, change of place) or any internal biological changes in the body, like, menses (in females)?

Sometimes, yes – mainly from inside to outside. My menses is very irregular, so it’s hard to say. I think my body goes through some of the feelings that I get before it begins but then it just won’t begin.

9. When do you feel better, during hot weather or cold weather, humid or dry weather?

I am much happier in warm weather with a breeze – that is when I am happiest.

10. Describe your general mental set up? Are you Moody, Arrogant, Mild, Agreeable Changeable, Nervous, Suspicious, Easily offended, Quiet, Arguing, Irritating, Lazy etc.

I am pretty reasonable, I can get anxious if I am not in control of things, I tend to be quiet but then can be very lively, talkative and playful. I feel lazy because of these things that have happened to me, so when I feel a little energetic, I try to do a lot at once (laundry, cleaning, kids help, driving, talking, organizing, and then I get wiped out again).

- How do you feel before or during a thunderstorm? I love thunderstorms. I enjoy watching them. In general rainy weather, I get very tired and want to nap.

- Do you like being consoled during your tough times? I feel uncomfortable because it would make me cry more. Once I have got myself together, I am able to handle being consoled and appreciate it when it happens.

- Are you sensitive to external stimuli like smell, noise, light etc? Bright lights (the sun, a lot of clouds causing the sky to look bright) will be bother my eyes. I don’t like certain noises (scraping of metal against metal, constant chewing of gum with mouth open, etc.)

- Do you have any typical habit or gesture like nail biting, causeless weeping, talking to one self etc? I tend to talk to myself, but only when I am alone. I daydream a lot. I count things in 6’es a lot.

- How do you feel about your friends, family, your children and especially your husband / wife? I love them all. I am happy when I am around them. I like to please others and like to be helpful.

11. What are your fears and do you dream of any situation repeatedly? I tend to have odd nightmares of horrible people doing things that they shouldn’t do. I fear being alone in the dark, especially after a scary movie.

12. What do you crave for in food items and what are your aversions? I love sweet and salty. I love peanut butter and jelly. I love spicy (Indian) foods. I tend to put hot sauce on a lot of things. I don’t eat venison, rabbits, any game animals or pork.

13. How is your thirst: Less, Normal or Excessive? I tend to have dry mouth and feel dehydrated but I don’t drink as much as I should.

14. How if your hunger: Less, Normal or Excessive? I don’t eat too much (2-3 meals a day), but when I really enjoy something it’s easy for me to overeat that one dish. I typically don’t ever feel completely full. If I do feel full, I can wait about 5-10 minutes and can eat some more. I have always felt this way. I have to consciously stop eating and I am able to do this, so it’s never been an issue for me – just now with the issues I have, it seems whether I eat a little or a lot nothing changes with my weight, except over time I can put about 5 pounds on without realizing it – this probably happens when I am not conscious of my weight at all. For the most part, I feel I am able to maintain it most of the time but just when I want to actually try to lose it, nothing happens.

15. Is there any kind of food which your body can’t stand? I have many intolerances, I did an allergy test and almost everything on my skin popped up which made it seem that I have an intolerance to almost everything! I notice it the most when I eat dairy, sometimes wheat. Many foods make me very gassy.

16. Is your sweat normal or less or more? Where does it sweat more: Head, Trunk or Limbs? I have definitely noticed that I sweat more in the past 2 years. I don’t have much of an odor, but my head sweats, my joint areas, underarms, behind my knees sweat. I am also constantly sweating on my back. It seems that I sweat and feel hot when everyone else feels normal.

17. How is your bowel movement and stool type? I make a green smoothie every day and that helps me have a movement once a day to every other day. Otherwise, my main disposition is constipation.

18. How well do you sleep? Do you have a particular posture of sleeping? I sleep on my side but rarely end up in the morning in that same position. I get sleepy by 12 am and get up at 5 am for work. Sometimes I can stay up all night and feel fine the next day while other times I need to take a nap.

19. Do you think you are able to satisfy your sexual desires in general? No, I have not been interested in more than a year.

20. How do you think you are different from others, if at all? My sleepiness is not normal for my age. I am 44, I don’t feel like myself anymore. My hair, my sleep, my weight, everything is just destroying how I feel about myself. I had a bout of mono 3 years ago – and although I may not get colds or the flu like normal people, I always seem to get these immune related issues. I just want to feel normal and energetic as I used to be.

21. What medications have been taken earlier by you to treat the diseases and do you have any particular symptom surfacing after the medication? I need to take my synthroid. I was on 112 mcg but have been on 137 mcg for about 4 weeks now – the first week I felt great but then went back to normal (tired, etc.) after that. I also take biotin, viviscal for my hair – not sure if I have seen improvement yet (taken for about 2 months) only my nails are growing faster. Also, this may mean nothing but my index fingernail always breaks, everything else will be long and strong but my right hand index fingernail always cracks and won’t stay long. Also, about 4 weeks ago, I was prescribed spironolactone for my hair but I have shed a lot of hair since taking it. I have read that this was side effect but will eventually go away (this does not help when you are already losing hair)

22. What major diseases are running in your family? My mom has hypothyroidism, diabetes; my dad (passed away) had heart disease, diabetes, strokes.

23. Describe, how do you look like? Describe your overall appearance. I am short (5’3”), 149 pounds, Indian descent, long dark hair, brown skin. I gain weight all over, so although I am bigger I am not noticeably overweight – I am only overweight due to what I know I was before.

24. (ONLY FOR FEMALES)

Please answer the following questions:
(Please give details of your past menstruation if you have attained menopause.)
- Are the periods early, regular or late in general? How long do they last? They are usually late; sometimes I can skip a month; they last for 5-7 days.
- Do you suffer from any kind of physical or mental discomfort before, during or after the periods? I get very gassy and sometimes have diarrhea right before it happens. Mild stomach cramps occur.
- Is the flow scanty, normal or excessive? Excessive the first few days and then normal.
- Is the blood thick bright red or pale watery? Thick bright red for few days then dark.
- Do you notice any clots in the flow? Clots seen during first few days.
 
  Mo619 on 2014-06-24
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
I can have a look at this if you like. The questionnaire you have used isn't the best, but I might still be able to glean enough information from it to suggest a homoeopathic medicine.

Because of the flawed structure of the questions though, I may need to ask some further questions if that is alright.
 
Evocationer 8 years ago
Yes, of course. Thank you. If there is a better set of questions, let me know and I can answer them.
 
Mo619 8 years ago
HOW TO DESCRIBE YOUR COMPLAINTS (Physical Components)

In homoeopathy, prescription is based on precise details of various symptoms from which you suffer. To tell or write to a homoeopathic physician 'I have a headache ', ' an eruption ' or “a cough” would not be enough. If you inform him 'I have headache with sharp shooting pains in the left side of the head and temple, these pains always come on when the slightest cold air strikes the head. I feel better by pressing the head very hard.” Then only you have given all the information required for making a good homoeopathic prescription. The success of the prescription depends; largely on how detailed your description of the symptoms is.
We require the following details about your symptoms.

LOCATION: Please give the exact location of sensation, pain or eruption. Also describe where the pain or sensation spreads.

SENSATION: Express the type of sensation or the pain that you get in your own words however simple or funny it may seem. You may have a sensation that a mouse is crawling or the heart was grasped by an iron hand or you may have a pain that is cutting, burning jerking, pressing. Express the sensation or pain as it feels to you. Try to explain the whole sensation in the exact way it is happening and not just the word. We need to understand the whole process of the sensation as it is happening to you.

WHAT MAKES YOU WORSE OR BETTER:

Many factors are likely to influence your complaint. Some factors may intensify it and some factors may relieve the trouble. A detailed list of the factors is given at the end. Please refer it while describing each of your troubles and indicate which factors make the complaint better or worse.

DISCHARGES: You may have a discharge from nose, ears, mouth, eyes, ulcers, fistula, eruptions on skin, private parts, etc. Please describe your discharge in detail including colour, consistency, appearance, odour etc.

1] Your Complaint:

(Use your own words as far as possible, but if you have recognized or diagnosed the condition, give this information also.) By answering as many of these questions as fully as possible, you are helping me to understand what your body and unconscious mind is conveying. This can help me find a remedy for you.)
• What is your complaint?
• When did the complaint begin?
• Where is it located?
• What sort of sensations (and emotions) do you associate with it?

• Does anything make it better or worse?
• How does it bother you? How is it coming in way of your day-to-day life?
• How does it feel like to have this/these problem/s?
• What is the effect of this/these problem/s on you?
• Did any event happen which caused the complaint? Describe the emotion associated with it.
• What are the other symptoms started with it, esp. mental and physical symptoms, which are not directly related to the main complaint.
• What are your reactions with it?

PLEASE ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS FOR EACH SYMPTOM/COMPLAINT SEPARATELY. DO NOT INCLUDE ALL OF YOUR COMPLAINTS TOGETHER IN EACH QUESTION.
 
Evocationer 8 years ago
Mental and Emotional State Description

1. What are the issues in your life that bother you the most. Not physical issues but mental or emotional ones. List each one separately and describe why each one bothers you so much.

2. What emotions are the most troublesome for you? What situations provoke these emotions. How do these emotions make you act? Do you feel any ill effects from expressing or not expressing these emotions.

3. What incidents in your life have had a deep impact on you? Describe each incident in detail and how they made you feel? What did you do in those situations? What effect have they had on your life?

4. What are you afraid of? Especially important are phobias, but it might be objects, situations or events that just produce a high level of anxiety. How do you manage your fears? How do you react when confronted with these fears? What would be the worst situation for you to be put in that would provoke these fears? You may need to talk about each fear/anxiety separately.

5. What hobbies do you have? Why do you like each of these activities?

6. Do you have any persistent thoughts, ideas or beliefs that are difficult to stop or cope with? What are they?

7. Do you have any unusual gestures or movements of the body? Do you feel any unusual sensation or pain throughout your body? What exactly does it feel like is happening in your body?

8. When you experience your fears, persistent thoughts, or difficult emotions, what kind of sensation or reactions do you get in your body?

9. When did you feel at your best in your life? What was that like for you? If you imagine the complete opposite of this feeling or moment, what would that be like?

10. Do you feel like you are stuck in a pattern of behavior, especially when trying to deal with your problems? What is this pattern?

11. What difficulties or problems do you have in relationships? Talk about your family, your romantic relationships, your spouse or partner, your friends, and your work colleagues. You may need to talk about all of these separately.

12. List 5 positive things about yourself. Are there any situations where this positive attribute becomes negative (is a problem)?

13. List 5 negative things about yourself. Are there any situations where this negative attribute becomes positive (is useful)?

14. Do you have any reoccurring dreams? Describe them in detail, including any feelings that come while dreaming.

15. Did you have any reoccurring dreams as a child, or earlier in your life? Describe those in detail including any feelings that came with them.

16. What were you like as a child, your character, your personality, your fears, your dreams, your problems?

17. What kind of environment did you grow up in? What problems where there at home, with your family, with your parents, with your siblings, with school?
 
Evocationer 8 years ago
GENERAL SYMPTOMS

1. Sleep - what position do you tend to sleep in?
- what position can you not sleep in?
- do you do anything unusual in your sleep?
- any problems with going to sleep, staying asleep, or waking up?

2. Appetite - What foods do you crave/desire strongly?
- What foods do you hate eating (have an aversion to)?
- What foods have a negative effect on you or cause symptoms?
- What foods have a positive effect on you or seem to improve your health or symptoms in some way?

- What is the effect of hunger or fasting on you?

3. Thirst - What drinks do you crave/desire strongly?
- What drinks do you hate to take (are averse to)?
- When are you most thirsty?
- When are you least thirsty?

4. Stool - Do you have any problems with your bowels or passing stool?
- What is the shape, color, odor of the stool?

5. Urine - Do you have any trouble passing or retaining urine?
- What is the color, odor of the urine?
- Do you have any sediment or debris in the urine?

6. Sweat - How do you feel about the amount of perspiration you have?
- Where do you have the most sweat?
- What is the odor?
- What color does it stain clothing?
- Does anything in particular cause you to sweat abnormally?

7. Sexuality - Any problems with your sexual desire?
- Any problems with your sexual ability or function?
- Any history of sexually transmitted diseases?

8. Menses (Women)
- How many days is your cycle?
- How many days does the flow go for?
- What is the appearance of the flow?
- What is the odor of the flow?
- What kind of stain does the flow leave?
- Any discharge before, during or after?
- Any pain before, during or after the flow?
- What symptoms come before the flow?
- What symptoms come after the flow?

9. Environment – How does the weather affect you?
- How does the temperature affect you?
- How does the season affect you?
- What physical activities affect you?
- Is there anything else in the environment you are sensitive to?
 
Evocationer 8 years ago
Here is the first set of answers. I am working on the other sets and will send when done.

First complaint
• What is your complaint? I have no thyroid (had a total thyroidectomy in 2009), so feel very tired very frequently (seem to be very sleepy even after a full day of resting/sleeping but then can have bursts of energy)

• When did the complaint begin? I never had any major issues but in 2007 and 2008, I had started to feel very tired very quickly. I would walk up the steps and would have to catch my breath as though I had ran for miles. I also had some odd feelings of my hands and feet falling asleep (like ants crawling all over me) and it would go numb, but this happened infrequently but still caused me to worry as it was not usual. I would also have a lot of joint pain (achy feeling in my neck, shoulders, knees, elbows), which felt like muscle pain. I also noticed that sometimes breathing in air would go down my throat wrong or drinking or eating would at times do the same thing – this would make me cough uncontrollably and I would be gasping for air as though I had asthma and I wouldn’t be able to talk for at least 5 minutes. I had gone in for physical check-ups in both 2007 and 2008 and the doctors thought I had a multitude of issues which they checked for. I was tested for Multiple sclerosis, tendonitis, lupus, other auto immune diseases but all the tests were negative. They also checked my thyroid and everything seemed fine. Finally one doctor, in 2008, thought what I said sounded like endocrine issues and felt a nodule on my thyroid. I had a biopsy and they had to remove it, which was done in 2009.

• Where is it located? In my joint areas, my throat, all over achy feeling. Main lethargy in my limbs (legs, arms, etc.)
• What sort of sensations (and emotions) do you associate with it? My throat issues – feeling as though I can’t breathe if I take in air or food/water the wrong way, still occurs. I feel as though I am about to die since I can’t catch my breath and it happens when I least expect it. The achy feeling makes me just want to stay in bed, I put on the heating pad, or different ointments. I rarely take pain medicine for anything because they only work sometimes. The lethargy I feel in my arms and legs, feels as though I am in quicksand and get out or I am walking really slowly. Sometimes when my legs feel this way, I feel as though I have been depleted of some vitamin in my body and everything is slowing down or shutting off. When I am this tired, I feel a heaviness in my chest as though it is hard to breathe.

• Does anything make it better or worse? Sometimes rest, heat, creams for pain, muscle relaxer. Exerting myself even more will make me even more tired.
• How does it bother you? How is it coming in way of your day-to-day life? It bothers me because I don’t feel I am always taking advantage of life. I try to still be there for my kids and do things with them, but even though I do things with them, most of the time, I just watch and enjoy what they are doing. I want to be more active.
• How does it feel like to have this/these problem/s? I feel as though I am a lot older than I am.
• What is the effect of this/these problem/s on you? I feel sad that I am not the same person I used to be. I think I don’t try to be active on purpose because I know how I will feel.
• Did any event happen which caused the complaint? Describe the emotion associated with it. Being diagnosed, scared me and made me sad, but through prayer I healed quickly, just these things made me think that maybe I needed to go through this.
• What are the other symptoms started with it, esp. mental and physical symptoms, which are not directly related to the main complaint. Since having it removed, I am very forgetful, I have to write everything down to remember it. I feel as though I am not always in the moment. I drift off with my thoughts. I lost hair and it has thinned and that makes me depressed and sad. I am also conscious that others may see this and what their opinions are. I also get migraines but I always have, so not sure if this came about after this. My headaches are usually on the left side (as most of my pain is as well) and sometimes it’s sharp pain as though someone were stabbing me and sometimes it is very dull and starts to pound)
• What are your reactions with it? I internalize a lot of thoughts and cry sometimes. I am not the person who shares everything, I will share a lot once I am comfortable with the situation myself.

Second complaint
• What is your complaint? Loss of hair/thinning (thinned so you can see scalp under hair) – have dark hair so it’s noticeable, also it has almost turned completely white, so have to color it every two to three weeks.
• When did the complaint begin? In 2010 I noticed my hair had reduced and my part was very wide. My gray/white hair – I had the first one when I was 12 years old, and then by my 20’s I had a lot of strands that were gray/white.
• Where is it located? On my scalp
• What sort of sensations (and emotions) do you associate with it? I am very depressed over my hair. My hair grows very long and I have a lot of it, but it’s just not thick in the top portion. It bothers me a lot and I feel very conscious of it and I cry when I see pictures that I didn’t style it correctly so people can’t see it and I wonder what others think. My scalp can be itchy, I see bumps on it, and I have noticed it flake (although I don’t think I have dandruff as it is not constant)
• Does anything make it better or worse? Sweat, right after a shower, heat from the sun, wind, rain, oils will make it worse as it looks flatter on my head and you can see my scalp more.
• How does it bother you? How is it coming in way of your day-to-day life? It bothers me because I don’t always want to go out as I have to make it sure it looks good. I am always worried about pictures being taken because I don’t know how it will look. • How does it feel like to have this/these problem/s? I feel as though I am a lot older than I am, I feel unattractive, I feel embarrassed, I feel depressed, I wonder what is wrong with me in order for this to happen, what am I missing (vitamins or nutrients) in my body.
• What is the effect of this/these problem/s on you? I feel sad and I avoid situations where my hair will be sweaty, wet, etc. I avoid being in bright lights for pictures or even when it’s windy.
• Did any event happen which caused the complaint? Describe the emotion associated with it. The thyroid being removed and then the next year breaking my foot and having a screw put in it started the demise of my hair. Once the thyroid was removed I felt fine, I wasn’t sad. Breaking my foot, when it originally happened, I felt as though I had someone put a curse on me and that there was something evil associated with it – because it was injury after injury every year and it was a little scary. However, I also healed within weeks after the surgery, so for that I felt good and brave. I was happy my body healed so quickly in both incidents. I also used to exercise and I couldn’t exercise after my foot and then soon after I was getting tired quickly, so my exercising had to stop for a while (I didn’t exercise a lot but maybe a few times a week, I enjoyed walking)
• What are the other symptoms started with it, esp. mental and physical symptoms, which are not directly related to the main complaint. Since having surgery, I could feel the screw in my foot. I didn’t want to run for a while as I was conscious of it. I don’t feel much about it now at all since it only bothers me a little (meaning I feel it there, no pain though).
• What are your reactions with it? Even though I thought I was cursed with the issues occurring, I felt that God protected me so that it didn’t get worse and that gave me a reassurance that I needed.

Third complaint
• What is your complaint? Weight gain – no matter what I have done, I cannot seem to lose weight. I may lose a pound or two but will gain it back quickly. I tend to gain all over, but my stomach has gotten wider and more flabby
• When did the complaint begin? In 2011, I noticed my exercising didn’t make the numbers on the scale budge.
• Where is it located? All over weight gain
• What sort of sensations (and emotions) do you associate with it? I get sad that I have gained weight and that nothing I try really works effectively.
• Does anything make it better or worse? I have done a two week smoothie diet and lost 3 pounds, that was not much to lose but I was happy. I have not gained it back but that was so restrictive that I wouldn’t be able to keep that going. Eating things that make me gassy I think makes it worse (milk, dairy products).
• How does it bother you? How is it coming in way of your day-to-day life? It bothers me because I don’t always want to go out because I don’t want pictures taken.
• How does it feel like to have this/these problem/s? I feel fat and that I am not attractive.
• What is the effect of this/these problem/s on you? I feel sad and I avoid sex with my husband
• Did any event happen which caused the complaint? Describe the emotion associated with it. The thyroid being removed and then the next year breaking my foot and not working out I think added to the weight gain. Once the thyroid was removed, I think I just couldn’t really get the energy I needed to be more active.
• What are the other symptoms started with it, esp. mental and physical symptoms, which are not directly related to the main complaint. The weight gain may have caused the insulin issues which has caused the dark patches on my skin (under arms, torso). All of this makes me sad and I get depressed that I can’t wear a bathing suit or feel comfortable in one, because it looks like I have some disease.
• What are your reactions with it? I’m embarrassed. No one will be able to tell and I still get compliments but they don’t know that I feel sad inside. I hold most of those emotions inside.
 
Mo619 8 years ago
OK, last set:

Mental and Emotional State Description

1. What are the issues in your life that bother you the most. Not physical issues but mental or emotional ones. List each one separately and describe why each one bothers you so much.
-Talking in front of a crowd where all the focus is on me – I feel that I won’t know enough or I will look foolish, so I don’t do public speaking
-I don’t always speak up because I think I will get told no and that makes me feel uncomfortable
-I don’t like to cry (if I can control it I will) in front of others because I will feel that I am not in control
-control issues-I think that I just need to feel that I have everything under control which is why the other issues noted happen because I can’t be in control of those things

2. What emotions are the most troublesome for you? What situations provoke these emotions. How do these emotions make you act? Do you feel any ill effects from expressing or not expressing these emotions.
-crying bothers me the most, I don’t like doing that in front of others because I don’t like to open up and feel that vulnerable
-being in a position where I cry and someone could judge that and take those feelings for granted would be something that I would hate to be in
-I have gotten to the point that I just wanted to die before, so I never want to be that out of control again
-by not expressing some of my feelings, it definitely makes me more reluctant to show the real me; it’s not that I never express it, I do, but I would just prefer not to (again my control issues)

3. What incidents in your life have had a deep impact on you? Describe each incident in detail and how they made you feel? What did you do in those situations? What effect have they had on your life?
-my sister-in-law changed things in our family – she changed my brother and the close relationship I had with him changed. She wanted all the attention and took away the normalcy of our family. I was hurt that no one spoke up to change the situation. Everyone agreed what she was doing was not right but no one wanted to make the situation worse by talking about it (I guess I learned this behavior somewhat, although I do try); her and I argued about it and although my family agreed with me, no one vocally spoke up and just tried to make it go away by being quiet. I felt that I couldn’t speak up and that my thoughts and feelings were not important, so I repressed my feelings and would cry alone. My husband did try to console me but he, himself, also didn’t know how to make it better.
-my father passed in 2012 – I was so hurt and depressed, I felt alone. I did express my sorrow and I wished my husband and close friends would have been more supportive and asked more questions, but they didn’t because they thought I didn’t want that. When I said I did want that, I still did not get it. It hurt and I just would go home and I would cry loudly in the shower. I felt alone in my grief, since no one wanted to talk about it. I like to talk things out but many don’t. I felt alone and again internalized everything.
-I do recall many times when I had to speak in front of a class and how horrible I felt, even though they were my friends, I felt embarrassed and unsure of myself.

4. What are you afraid of? Especially important are phobias, but it might be objects, situations or events that just produce a high level of anxiety. How do you manage your fears? How do you react when confronted with these fears? What would be the worst situation for you to be put in that would provoke these fears? You may need to talk about each fear/anxiety separately.
-fear of the dark, while I am alone – I manage the fear by watching tv (something funny), reading or talking on the phone. Sometimes if I am frightened because I hear a noise, I try to manage with the ways noted but my initial reaction maybe to hide under the covers and pray (my heart would be racing and all kinds of horrible ideas may come into mind). My worst fear, which happened was watching a scary movie and then the lights get shut off, I ran to the bed and went under the covers and just prayed/wished it away. I didn’t calm down until I spoke with someone, but at first I am motionless.
-fear of speaking in public – I usually just don’t do it. At work, I will never be the lead speaker, I don’t mind assisting but I never want to be the center of attraction. The way I have reacted would be (if I couldn’t get out of it) a lot of physical things (nervousness, monotone voice, talk softly, talk quickly, heart racing) to just do it, if I felt I had no choice. Worst situation, happened in college, I had to talk about a paper, I was so uncomfortable and I ended up stammering – I was so embarrassed.

5. What hobbies do you have? Why do you like each of these activities?
-I paint-this is relaxing and I enjoy creating something beautiful out of nothing
-I do creative things-this calms my mind and I can focus on something like this and express myself
-I read-this helps me escape into a realm not my own and allows myself to be creative in thinking

6. Do you have any persistent thoughts, ideas or beliefs that are difficult to stop or cope with? What are they?
-yes, I feel a need to count things in the number 6. I will count 6 dots, I will add up 6 numbers, I will keep adding license plates until I get close to the number 6. Once I start counting, I will keep on counting until my brain will focus on something else. When I am looking at a magazine, I will look at the first 6 pages and count 6 things I like, it’s endless and very tiring.

7. Do you have any unusual gestures or movements of the body? Do you feel any unusual sensation or pain throughout your body? What exactly does it feel like is happening in your body?
-I don’t think I do anything unusual. I have pains that I mentioned earlier (joint/muscle pains). I feel that I have worked out and my body is sore, although I have not worked out.

8. When you experience your fears, persistent thoughts, or difficult emotions, what kind of sensation or reactions do you get in your body?
-I get anxious, nervous, scared, wishing that I would just collapse on the spot so I wouldn’t have to experience it

9. When did you feel at your best in your life? What was that like for you? If you imagine the complete opposite of this feeling or moment, what would that be like?
-when I was younger, in my 20’s – I felt happy, carefree, active, going out a lot
-complete opposite sounds like how it would be now by all accounts but I am not unhappy, I love being with my kids and doing things for them and being with them and my husband and doing family things. I also love being with my mom, laughing. So what I would hate and would be really the opposite is to be sad, lonely, constricted and confined to one area.

10. Do you feel like you are stuck in a pattern of behavior, especially when trying to deal with your problems? What is this pattern?
-I’m sure I am stuck since I feel as though I can’t speak up with family related items, which makes me feel that I should not speak up at all.

11. What difficulties or problems do you have in relationships? Talk about your family, your romantic relationships, your spouse or partner, your friends, and your work colleagues. You may need to talk about all of these separately.
-family – being myself makes some angry, which means I make jokes and some are sarcastic most everyone gets it and laughs but some don’t, so I always have to watch what I say around some of them
-husband – I expect a lot and although most of it is given, I always feel that I want more – think that it’s because what I really want is to feel secure and when my emotions are expressed I want to be secure in that but am not
-friends – I speak up with them because I am honest, if you want an honest answer I give it; i think a problem area there is that I may not give as much of my time as I can, I give a lot of advice but not physical time
-work – I am quiet and do my job, I may not go out of my way to talk to all of them but do make attempts as I am not always physically there (I see that I wait for others to come to me, I think I do this all around, I don’t always initiate the first interaction although I am friendly, I just don’t put a lot of effort into this)

12. List 5 positive things about yourself. Are there any situations where this positive attribute becomes negative (is a problem)?
-honest – my honesty is probably not always appreciated if it hurts someone (no matter how politely said)
-friendly – I tend to smile a lot, so it’s easy for people to interact with me (I may not go to them but they come to me)
-helpful – if I see something that needs help, I help even if it affects me (being tired); I give advice a lot
-caring – I care a lot about others and I pray for people, even those I don’t know all of the time
-considerate – I try my best to comply and be considerate of others feelings

13. List 5 negative things about yourself. Are there any situations where this negative attribute becomes positive (is useful)?
-honest – although sometimes it is brutal to hear, I think many appreciate that I can be truthful with them
-lazy-I feel I have become lazy with all the weird issues I have (sometimes I feel very active but a lot of times I feel lazy)
-stuck in my opinions – sometimes once I believe something, it’s hard for me to not stay in that opinion
-moody – when I don’t feel well, my mind will switch and I won’t be so nice
-impatient – when I want something right away, I want it right away…it’s hard for me to wait

14. Do you have any reoccurring dreams? Describe them in detail, including any feelings that come while dreaming.
I have nightmares. I tend to have thoughts of people chasing me and being attacked. They are not the same dreams, but the feeling I get at the end when I wake up is being out of breath, scared and in the dark.

15. Did you have any reoccurring dreams as a child, or earlier in your life? Describe those in detail including any feelings that came with them.
Yes, I had one reoccurring dream for many, many years. I don’t know why it stopped, but I don’t have that one anymore. I was being chased, it was dark, many men were chasing me, i would go down an alley way and then on to a bigger street. These men would be attacking me and were going to rape me. At the point that they were going to kill me/rape me, I would wake up sweating, anxious and scared.

16. What were you like as a child, your character, your personality, your fears, your dreams, your problems?
-my mom told me when I was very little I would be a bully, you couldn’t sit in my seat, I was very opinionated. I recall telling my parents when I was a teenager, exactly how I felt if I didn’t agree with them. I was carefree and never worried. I was quiet if didn’t know you but very talkative if I did know you. I was never afraid of anything and was willing to try anything once. I don’t recall being fearful. I would wake up in the middle of the night, because I couldn’t sleep and would sneak out of the house in the middle of the night and go for a walk. I was never afraid of much. I don’t recall my dreams, maybe of boys that I liked but nothing comes to mind. The only problems I had were fights with my brothers. School testing maybe, but not really any other major problems.

17. What kind of environment did you grow up in? What problems where there at home, with your family, with your parents, with your siblings, with school?
- I was born in India, but came here to the US when I was 5 years old. We were upper middle class. Although there were problems at home, I never knew anything was happening with my parents until I was done with college. My father cheated on my mother. My brothers and I physically fought and there were other behavioral issues with one brother. My dad had health issues we had to deal with. School was normal, nothing too hard or too easy, it was fine.

GENERAL SYMPTOMS

1. Sleep - what position do you tend to sleep in? on my left side
- what position can you not sleep in? I can sleep in almost any position
- do you do anything unusual in your sleep? I turn completely around and cuddle up with whatever is there (my husband, the pillow, my child, etc.)
- any problems with going to sleep, staying asleep, or waking up? I was an insomniac for many years and can still be but if I shut the computer off and lay there, I can fall asleep easily. I used to get up more than once after sleeping but recently I seem to be getting straight sleep without waking up in the middle.

2. Appetite - What foods do you crave/desire strongly? Salty/sweet, peanut butter and jelly
- What foods do you hate eating (have an aversion to)? pork
- What foods have a negative effect on you or cause symptoms? dairy
- What foods have a positive effect on you or seem to improve your health or symptoms in some way? Green smoothies in the morning, gives me some energy to begin the day (green powder, protein powder, almond milk, fruit – usually a banana)

- What is the effect of hunger or fasting on you? I feel ravenously hungry and then will be cranky. My stomach will be burning and I will eat anything in sight, usually something bad and fatty and filled with calories. I will also eat a lot of whatever it is.

3. Thirst - What drinks do you crave/desire strongly? I used to crave diet pepsi, but I stopped drinking that, so I don’t really crave anything. Sometimes I do seem to crave orange juice but not all the time.
- What drinks do you hate to take (are averse to)? Regular milk
- When are you most thirsty? While eating and in the mornings
- When are you least thirsty? Mid morning

4. Stool - Do you have any problems with your bowels or passing stool? I can be constipated but when I drink my smoothies I am pretty regular – every day to every other day
- What is the shape, color, odor of the stool? In shape of banana, sometimes broken, dark green, sometimes medium to dark brown, can’t explain odor (there is odor)

5. Urine - Do you have any trouble passing or retaining urine? no
- What is the color, odor of the urine? Clear, to light yellow. No odor
- Do you have any sediment or debris in the urine? no

6. Sweat - How do you feel about the amount of perspiration you have? I tend to sweat a lot; I didn’t use to until the past two years (maybe closer to menopause?)
- Where do you have the most sweat? Under arms, on my back, head gets hot and sweat goes to back of head onto neck
- What is the odor? No odor
- What color does it stain clothing? You can see a clear, water like stain on silk clothing; other clothing no stain
- Does anything in particular cause you to sweat abnormally? Just excessive heat

7. Sexuality - Any problems with your sexual desire? I have the desire but not the actual desire to do it (desire is in my head)
- Any problems with your sexual ability or function? Just not really interested
- Any history of sexually transmitted diseases? no

8. Menses (Women)
- How many days is your cycle? Varies, irregular
- How many days does the flow go for? 5-7
- What is the appearance of the flow? Bright red, with clots for a few days then really dark/almost black and then pale red
- What is the odor of the flow? I don’t know how to explain
- What kind of stain does the flow leave? Dark red/black
- Any discharge before, during or after? no
- Any pain before, during or after the flow? No (sometimes get stomach ache before it occurs)
- What symptoms come before the flow? Gas, stomach ache, diarrhea, bloated
- What symptoms come after the flow? Gas continues, bloated

9. Environment – How does the weather affect you? Too hot and rainy weather makes me want to sleep or lay down
- How does the temperature affect you? Extreme temperatures make me tired (too hot, too cold). Prefer warm weather with a breeze
- How does the season affect you? Seasonal changes don’t really affect me
- What physical activities affect you? Walking sometimes can be good or bad. Walking outside most of the time makes me feel invigorated. Sometimes I feel the same on a treadmill, sometimes when I have gotten off of the treadmill my legs have the walking in quicksand feeling. When I am done walking outside, my legs will feel heavy but not as bad as walking in quicksand.
- Is there anything else in the environment you are sensitive to? I was told I was allergic to dust, but I’m sure everyone is. I do notice that dairy and sometimes being outside my nose will get stuffy and my nose stays somewhat stuffed up the whole year (I do also have a deviated septum)

Hope this helps. Thanks for your help!
 
Mo619 8 years ago
Alright I will get to work on this today.
 
Evocationer 8 years ago
Any update?
 
Mo619 8 years ago
There are a lot of symptoms here. I am working through it carefully. On busy clinic days this can take me a little longer. I should be able to suggest a remedy today.
 
Evocationer 8 years ago
Alright, this seems like a complex case. However, the way I would like to start is with the remedy Ignatia. If you can obtain Ignatia 30c in a liquid dose, I will advise you of dosage when you have it.
 
Evocationer 8 years ago
Ok, I will order and let you know when I get it.
 
Mo619 8 years ago
If you are ordering it, can you first see if you can get the LM potencies of Ignatia - because of the constant medication I would prefer you use 0/1. Let me know if that is an option.
 
Evocationer 8 years ago
Sorry I had already ordered it. The ignatia amara from this site.
 
Mo619 8 years ago
Alright, we can try centesimal potencies and see how that goes. Your regular medication may interfere with the treatment, so if there is a problem in maintaining improvement we may need to try and move to the LM potency range.
 
Evocationer 8 years ago
I didn't have time to outline the analysis I did, but I wanted you to have the prescription as soon as I could give it to you. What follows are the rubrics I used to arrive at Ignatia:

Company, aversion to, when she has to weep
Emotions suppressed
Ailments from discords/quarrelling
Anger with taciturnity
Ailments from suppressed anger
Ailments from suppressed anger with silent grief
Ailments from being neglected
Ailments from death of parents
Anticipation, stage fright
Ailments from embarrassment
Monomania
Laziness
Thoughts wandering
Forgetful

Respiration, impeded, from heaviness of chest
Throat, choking, drinking aggravates
Vision, sunlight aggravates
Female, sexual desire wanting
Menses, clotted

The other remedies that I found interesting were Nat-phos, Iodum, and Lachesis. However the mental state seemed to point much more strongly to Ignatia.
 
Evocationer 8 years ago
I have it. Please tell me what the dosage should be. Thanks.
 
Mo619 8 years ago
Alright, assuming you have the liquid dose, follow these instructions exactly for each dose.

1. Hit the bottle firmly against the palm of the hand 5 times.

2. Place 3 drops into 100mls of clean water (preferably not tap water if you can help it).

3. Stir very thoroughly.

4. Take 2 teaspoons out and place in the mouth.

5. Hold there for 20 seconds and swallow.

6. Do this once each day for 3 days and let me know what the initial response is.

NOTE: Stop immediately if any symptom appears to worsen. Also stop if there is a very significant improvement of the symptoms.

I would not expect improvement to really be noticeable till the end of a week, and how much will depend on a lot of other factors. The first assessment is done after 7 days.
 
Evocationer 8 years ago
I felt clear headed and energetic, did not need to take a nap at all the 3 days I took it. The 4th day, did not take the dosage as I was told to only take 3 times; I felt tired and got into an argument with my mom and brother and since then have been an emotional mess. Crying outwardly, unable to control my tears. Feeling miserable for myself and just want to be alone. I also feel embarrassed that I can't control it (the crying) in front of anyone so another reason I want to be alone.
 
Mo619 8 years ago
Alright there are a few possibilities here.

One is that you have now entered the aggravation stage, and once you have passed through it you will be better and more stable.

The other is that the remedy was only palliating your symptoms. I am concerned that this could be a possibility because it appears improvement was immediate without any prior aggravation, but then was followed by a reoccurrence of symptoms.

The other possibility is that the potency was too low. 30c isn't very high, so perhaps it has been unable to get deep enough to relieve the internal imbalance. 200c might be more appropriate.

However, we will only know what has happened by watching and waiting for a few days.
[message edited by Evocationer on Tue, 08 Jul 2014 01:47:30 BST]
 
Evocationer 8 years ago
Ok, I will report back on Friday.
 
Mo619 8 years ago
I'm finally willing to handle emotions better meaning I'm not crying. I still dont feel like talking to the ones I'm upset with but am willing to try to move on. I'm also not napping, not energetic but not sleepy as I was before.
 
Mo619 8 years ago
So seems like an improvement.

Can you go through your symptoms one at a time, and next to each one write Better, Worse or Same. If better or worse write a % to represent how much.
 
Evocationer 8 years ago
Sir plz take my case of premature hair grey and low energy level . I despirately need your guidance. Kind of emergency. here is the link
http://abchomeopathy.com/forum2.php/435617/
 
abhimanyu14 8 years ago
main issues

I have a few things that are equal in suffering:

Better-60%-I have no thyroid (had a total thyroidectomy in 2009), so feel very tired very frequently (seem to be very sleepy even after a full day of resting/sleeping)

Same-no change yet-Loss of hair/thinning (thinned so you can see scalp under hair) – have dark hair so it’s noticeable, also it has almost turned completely white, so have to color it every two to three weeks.

Same-no change yet-Weight gain – no matter what I have done, I cannot seem to lose weight. I may lose a pound or two but will gain it back quickly. I tend to gain all over, but my stomach has gotten wider and more flabby.
 
Mo619 8 years ago

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