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Explosive headache in my sleep

This is quite odd, and happened now 2 nights in a row. The first night I was woken by an explosive headache that started at the front of my forehead and split all the way to the back of my head, like an axe gone through the centre of my head. Within a minute or two it happened again, then it stopped and I went back to sleep. It happened again last night, the same 2 times, woke me up from my sleep. I do know that last night it happened somewhere between midnight and 6am. Then in the morning I still have a small dull ache across my forehead on waking. I may have bought this on by aggrevating my neck during the week, but I thought Id also try here. Major event going on in my life right now is a marital separation.
 
  AusAlly on 2014-07-23
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This is the kind of peculiar case I enjoy solving. I notice you have given your case previously but no prescription was made. Since I am also treating your child, did you want me to take your own case on as well?
 
Evocationer 6 years ago
I thought this would take someones interest! sure lets try :) I may not be able to respond again until tomorrow.
[message edited by AusAlly on Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:47:48 BST]
 
AusAlly 6 years ago
nothing last night, which is a relief but still had a dull constriction type headache this morning
 
AusAlly 6 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?
When does it tend to occur (time/day)
• 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 eg. all questions answered for Leg Pain, then same questions answered for Migraines, then same questions answered for Panic attacks etc.
 
Evocationer 6 years ago
Mental and Emotional State Description

(the homoeopathic remedy is very often decided on the basis of the mental and emotional state of the patient !)


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 6 years ago
GENERAL SYMPTOMS
(Symptoms that don’t fit anywhere else, but are things that tend to affect all of you as a person, but are not emotions or thoughts)

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 6 years ago
So I have a lot of complaints, but we might just start with the headache. I think the mental and emotional state responses may answer some questions.
 
AusAlly 6 years ago
LOCATION: Starting at the forehead, in the middle then made its way stright through the centre of my head to the back of my heed, like splitting the brain in half. On waking its in my forehead.

SENSATION: felt explosive, came fast and went fast. lots of pressure and burning, not like heat but how you would feel with an explosion. it was fast and I felt it move from the front to the back of my head with detail.

Just stood up fast and my whole brain pulsed, almost like a balloon in my brain pushing things out, about 5 times then I sat down and it went away

WHAT MAKES YOU WORSE OR BETTER:

I had no reaction to grab my head, I just stayed completely still until it was over.

DISCHARGES: nil

1] Your Complaint:

• What is your complaint? Headache
• When did the complaint begin? 3 mights ago
• Where is it located? across my forehead and straight down the centre of my head
• What sort of sensations (and emotions) do you associate with it? NIL
When does it tend to occur (time/day) between midnight and 6am, and on waking
• Does anything make it better or worse? no
• How does it bother you? How is it coming in way of your day-to-day life? NIL
• How does it feel like to have this/these problem/s? NIL
• What is the effect of this/these problem/s on you? NIL just the pain
• Did any event happen which caused the complaint? Describe the emotion associated with it.

The major event in my life right now is a relationship breakdown. I feel I am dealing with this quite well as I wanted this, but money is the main stress right now, how I will survive and feed my kids and keep a roof over their head.
• What are the other symptoms started with it, esp. mental and physical symptoms, which are not directly related to the main complaint. NIL
• What are your reactions with it? Just kept very still until it was over.
[message edited by AusAlly on Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:52:08 BST]
 
AusAlly 6 years ago
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.
I have been controlled for years - ive had my self esteem taken away, im unable to make decisions for myself because for years Ive been told I cant.
I have been accused of having affairs - unjust, I dont deserve this and his claims are ludicris.
Abuse - mental and emotional and physical - Im exhausted.
money - I have concerns on bringing up my children alone
Support - I have concerns on bringing up my children alone.

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.
Anger and frustration - when everyone wants something from me at once, everyones calling my name, kids and partner, I end up yelling at everyone.
When I am accused of things that I didnt do that are rediculous in concept.


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 sibling dying when I was 6 and she 16. I went though depression as a teenager I think this was tightly related as I couldnt understand why I lived past 16 and she didnt. I would sleep all day only get up to eat, a short walk would exhaust me. A homeopath helped me through this with Opium.

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.

Dogs- I wont leave my house if there is a dog in the street, I expect it to be vicious and attack me. This has stopped me from taking my kids to the park. This stems from my brother getting some kind of pig dog to attack me when I was a child, and he held it back from my face by its collar. It was some kind of joke between him and his mates. he was 10 years older than me.

Bees/wasps - I try to stay clam, but I left a childrens party last week because there was a bee in the hall. I pretty much run.

Men - I see all men I dont know as predators.

flying - Just the thought of flying and I see the plane crashing, and my children in the crash, so I put off holidays.

Driving long distances - I think something bad will happen so will put off holidays.

A long time ago I was terrified of leaving my house, it was just so scary. I would drive past a shop 3 times, and not be able to go in, just drive home. This was me somehow thinking I was faulty, that people were looking at me, that I was disfigured. I went through some counselling which helped me.

5. What hobbies do you have? Why do you like each of these activities?
I have no hobbies. I used to draw until I was given a bad grade in school for Art, then I gave up.

6. Do you have any persistent thoughts, ideas or beliefs that are difficult to stop or cope with? What are they? No


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 Pick my lips until they bleed. everyday I just need to pick the skin off them, this feels good to me. I also nite the inside of my cheeks and my nails.

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

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?
Now

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?
Not standing up for myself, being too passive.

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.
Not standing up for myself, being too passive.

12. List 5 positive things about yourself. Are there any situations where this positive attribute becomes negative (is a problem)?
I dont judge people
easy going - yes when im passive its a problem.

13. List 5 negative things about yourself. Are there any situations where this negative attribute becomes positive (is useful)?
I dont finish things, projects, courses.
I dont believe in myself or stand up for myself
I can rarely comprehend instructions.


14. Do you have any reoccurring dreams? Describe them in detail, including any feelings that come while dreaming. No

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. No

16. What were you like as a child, your character, your personality, your fears, your dreams, your problems?
quiet and shy. I would ask my mum before I would take anything from the fridge, as if a child needs to ask to eat!
If I lost sight of my mum in a shop or anywhere I would lose it!, completely break down. If she didnt pick me up on time from a party or school, I would lose it.

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?
parents were alcoholics, there was violence and abuse. This scared me a lot, any type of situation that had anger would scare me. I was scared of my dads reactions to anything. He would just go off at the drop of a hat, and My mum was in the firing line, (not us kids)This was from the first of my memories to when I left home at around 16. This combined with my depression made life pretty hard. I wanted to kill myself as a teenager on many occassions. It also made me grow up pretty quick. I hated alcohol and anyone who drank it, then I turned 18 and drank 5/7 nights for maybe 3 years.
 
AusAlly 6 years ago
GENERAL SYMPTOMS
(Symptoms that don’t fit anywhere else, but are things that tend to affect all of you as a person, but are not emotions or thoughts)

1. Sleep - what position do you tend to sleep in? on my right side
- what position can you not sleep in? on lmy left side
- do you do anything unusual in your sleep? no
- any problems with going to sleep, staying asleep, or waking up? no

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

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

3. Thirst - What drinks do you crave/desire strongly? Coffee, and I often drink hot water becasue I dont like cold water.
- What drinks do you hate to take (are averse to)? milk
- When are you most thirsty? at night
- When are you least thirsty?

4. Stool - Do you have any problems with your bowels or passing stool? no
- What is the shape, color, odor of the stool? between a 3 and 4 on the bristol chart

5. Urine - Do you have any trouble passing or retaining urine? Yes, only slight after having children, hard to stop the flow.
- What is the color, odor of the urine? yellow, no smell
- Do you have any sediment or debris in the urine? no

6. Sweat - How do you feel about the amount of perspiration you have? fine
- Where do you have the most sweat? underarms
- What is the odor? general BO
- What color does it stain clothing? brown
- Does anything in particular cause you to sweat abnormally? no

7. Sexuality - Any problems with your sexual desire? Have none
- Any problems with your sexual ability or function? No
- Any history of sexually transmitted diseases? Yes

8. Menses (Women)
- How many days is your cycle? Have none, been on Depo Provera for years which stops menstruation for me
- 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? I feel much happier when the sun is shining
- How does the temperature affect you? Cold weather I dont like. I shiver very quickly, I cant feel my toes. My feet get so cold.
- How does the season affect you? I feel best in Summer, long days, everything Green, heat.
- What physical activities affect you? unsure?
- Is there anything else in the environment you are sensitive to? No allergies. I dont like Noise.
 
AusAlly 6 years ago
I just updated my sensations but it doesnt show in the forum there has been an edit, so Ill paste it here

SENSATION: felt explosive, came fast and went fast. lots of pressure and burning, not like heat but how you would feel with an explosion. it was fast and I felt it move from the front to the back of my head with detail.

I Just stood up fast and my whole brain pulsed, almost like a balloon in my brain pushing things out, about 5 times then I sat down and it went away
 
AusAlly 6 years ago
This is actually a somewhat complex case - there are a lot of symptoms here (I managed to get 3 full foolscap pages!). I am working now to find an angle to view them all from (find the core of this case).
 
Evocationer 6 years ago
Alright this is how I repertorized the case:

Face, picking, lips
Fear of poverty
Ailments from domination
Ailments from reproaches (accusations)
Ailments from being abused
Ailments from fright
Fear of men
Fear of strangers
Fear something terrible will happen
Biting nails
Undertakes many things perseveres in nothing
Yielding
Irresolution

Desires coffee
Desires hot drinks
Aversion to milk
Menses suppressed

This gave me a group of remedies to consider. The remedies which appeared in the most symptoms were:

Carcinosin
Lachesis
Nat-mur
Nux-vomica
Arsenicum
Nitric acid
Phos-ac
Phosphorous
Stramonium

So I looked at these remedies and the smaller more specialised rubrics which might shift the balance of choice between them.

Nux-v:

Head, shocks, forehead, as with an axe

Carc:

Head, pain, pulsating, deep inside
Ailments from domination for a long time
Ailments after being abused with indignation
Ailments from severe fright
Ailments from long lasting fright
Weakness from grief
Fear something will happen to his family

Stramonium:

Ailments from domination for a long time
Delusion dogs attack him
Delusion people are animals (creative interpretation of 'Men are predators')

Nat-mur:

Fear, because of previous fright
Fear of flying in an airplane

Arsenicum:

Fear of flying in an airplane

Nitric acid:

Delusion dogs will attack him
Mouth, biting, cheeks
Perspiration, staining brown

To me, this brings out a clear swing towards the remedy Carcinosin. Could you obtain 200c, in a liquid dose?
 
Evocationer 6 years ago
I can get it in pillule. Can put in water or alcohol, whichever you suggest. As i was writing it, I can see a real pattern of fear of attack.
 
AusAlly 6 years ago
The fear of attack really stood out for me as well. I didn't pursue it at this point because of the indications for other remedies, but there is a rubric in our repertories 'Fear of being attacked' and Carcinosin is one of the medicines listed.
 
Evocationer 6 years ago
sorry, how would you like me to take it, I have a pillule in 200c. in water?
 
AusAlly 6 years ago
If you have pillules or pellets, you will need a small bottle and a dropper. Mix water and alcohol into this small bottle to the ratio of 5:1. Dissolve 3 pillules/pellets into this bottle. All doses will be made from this bottle.

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

2. Place 3 drops into 100mls of clean fresh water

3. Stir very thoroughly

4. Take 2 teaspoons out into the mouth and hold for 20 seconds, then swallow.

This is one dose and the same steps should be taken for any further doses, unless I ask you to change them in some way.

One dose only to begin with.
 
Evocationer 6 years ago
thank you, I may need to get hold of a bottle, I dont have any spares. Will report back. (btw still need to get hold of Puls 1m for daughter)
 
AusAlly 6 years ago
How have things progressed for you so far?
 
Evocationer 6 years ago

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