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Rheumatoid Arthritis - Please help

Hi,

I have been suffering for joint pain for a year. 2 months before as per the blood report (RA+ 53) I have diagonised Rheumatoid Arthritis. 3 years before I was diagonised hypothyrodism, I am taking medicine (Synthroid) regularly. My details are as follows. Please help me.

Patient ID: Sex: Age:
Male, 40 yrs

1. Describe your main suffering?

Small joint pain, inflammation specially in the finger joint. It starts from one finger than switch to other, from right hand finger to left hand. Inflammation worse at rest, when I wake up at morning most of the joint of my finger I feel pain. Severe pain ankle joint in my left foot. Most of the time I cannot walk when I wake up due to pain, stiffness in my toes, mostly left.

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

Feel tired easily, can’t do heavy work.

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

Loss interest of doing any fun activities, sometime feel depressed
4. What exactly do you feel when you are at your worst?

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

It started one year ago. I used to go to the gym for light exercise for about 6 months. My trainer suggested me to take Protein power, multivitamin everyday. When I stopped my exercise and taking the multivitamin I first noticed the joint pain.

6. Which time of the day you are worst?
Morning and late night

7. What are the things which aggravate your suffering and which are those which ameliorate the same?
Some foods i.e beef, cake, sweetened drink (Coke, Pepsi), Pizza. When I take turmeric power with hot milk I feel better.


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)?

It could be the cold weather (winter last for 6 months) as I see aggravation during the winter.


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

Hot weather.
10. Describe your general mental set up? Are you Moody, Arrogant, Mild, Agreeable Changeable, Nervous, Suspicious, Easily offended, Quiet, Arguing, Irritating, Lazy etc.
Agreeable, changeable, hard worker
- How do you feel before or during a thunderstorm?
Little fear

- Do you like being consoled during your tough times?
Not really
- Are you sensitive to external stimuli like smell, noise, light etc?
Noise

- Do you have any typical habit or gesture like nail biting, causeless
weeping, talking to one self etc?

no
- How do you feel about your friends, family, your children and especially your husband / wife?
No complain about any of the above

11. What are your fears and do you dream of any situation repeatedly?

I dream I always fail in my math exam. It was before but not now.
12. What do you crave for in food items and what are your aversions?
Fresh food, sweet fruits. Cannot take bitter or sour food, fruits that cause acidity

13. How is your thirst: Less, Normal or Excessive?
Normal

14. How if your hunger: Less, Normal or Excessive?

Normal
15. Is there any kind of food which your body can’t stand?
Spicy, sour

16. Is your sweat normal or less or more? Where does it sweat more: Head, Trunk or Limbs?
Sweat is normal, Head

17. How is your bowel movement and stool type?
Normal bowel movement, 2 times a day, soft

18. How well do you sleep? Do you have a particular posture of sleeping?
sleep well in right side

19. Do you think you are able to satisfy your sexual desires in general?
yes

20. How do you think you are different from others, if at all?
easily make friendship

21. What medications have been taken earlier by you to treat the diseases and do you have any particular symptom surfacing after the medication?
Bryonia CM 2 dose – 10 months before (Stopped)
Rhus tox 10 m – weekly dose 5 months before (stopped)
Actea Spicata 6 – 2 week before (feel better while taking)
Medhoriunum 200 – weekly dose (so far 3 doses have taken)
Biochemic Calc Flour 12X (when I take the cell salt the next day I feel more pain, inflammation than I stopped)

22. What major diseases are running in your family?
My father died heart attack, he had asthma.

23. Describe, how do you look like? Describe your overall appearance

5’8”, slim figure, pale
 
  hedican on 2014-07-24
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
Hmmm...some pretty inappropriate potencies used there - 10M and CM are far too high, and you have been given too many doses. It also looks like they have just been doing superficial prescribing - even using tissue salts alongside other remedies which is prohibited in homoeopathy.

Are you willing to fill in a more complete questionnaire? I am a classical homoeopath and require a lot of information to find a deep acting curative remedy. You can click my name if you want to find out more about me.
 
Evocationer 5 years ago
Hi Evocationer,

Thanks for your response. Feel free to ask the required information in order to find a remedy for me.

In summary the current situation is : Pain with inflammation in the finger joints. Pain appear diagonally as right finger joint and left leg with sensation of touching, worse in the morning before rising, better initial movements. Pain in heels, feets and ankles, specially the left, continuous pain in left ankle, worse while rising from seat.

I started taking raw turmeric, garlic, ginger (4-5 small pieces of each) with the dinner, feel little better when I wake up in the morning.

Regards,

Hedi
 
hedican 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 years ago
Hi,

Sorry for late reply for your question. I tried to anser most of them. I would appreciate if you could reply soon.


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?
Pain with inflammation in the small joints of extremities with swelling in my finger. Pain appear diagonally as right finger joint and left leg with sensation of touching, worse in the morning before rising, better initial movements when continue movement feel better but later part of the day pain comes again. Pain in heels, feets and ankles, specially the left, pain in left ankle, worse while rising from seat. (The above mentioned symptom were on and off for the last 12 months)
At present the pain and inflammation reduced in finger joint but felling continuous pain, inflammation in my left ankle (inner side), feel little better while taking rest and worse in movement. It seems my left feet slowly deforming. I really need to reduce the pain fast, otherwise I will not be able to go for my work. Put ice cube - not worked, feel little relief while put my leg in warm water, feel worse while touching/message, May take pain killer.

• When did the complaint begin?
One year before I first noticed the pain which start in my feet. I thought the pain is due to the nature of my work as it requires to stand most of the time.
• Where is it located?
The pain started in my feet first than I noticed the finger joint, than it is now in left ankle.
• What sort of sensations (and emotions) do you associate with it?
When pain is severe I get angry first.

When does it tend to occur (time/day)
Mostly in the morning and later in evening. I usually wake up 5.00 am, feel pain, stiffness in finger joint, feet, ankle. It takes an hour to two to feel little better to continue my work.
• Does anything make it better or worse?
I feel better during my sleep and worse while wake up.
• How does it bother you? How is it coming in way of your day-to-day life?
Its bother me a lot. I have to force myself to get into the work, sometime dragging my leg to walk, walk slowly, people can easily notice I have some problem in my leg.
• How does it feel like to have this/these problem/s?
I feel I have to come out from this problem soon.
• What is the effect of this/these problem/s on you?
Its slow down my regular activities.
• Did any event happen which caused the complaint? Describe the emotion associated with it.
I think my job is making the problem worse as standing 8-9 hrs a day put the pressure on my feet.
• What are the other symptoms started with it, esp. mental and physical symptoms, which are not directly related to the main complaint.
Getting tired soon, sometime feel depressed, avoid friends, stay alone.
• What are your reactions with it?
I wanted to do a lot of things but can’t do it.

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.
I hate myself to be cheated. When someone cheat me it effects my mind for a long time. I always ask myself if I would have not dealt with him or I could avoid him.

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.
When someone talk about my past failure I feel bad. I feel not to continue my relationship with him/her.

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?
I wanted to be a doctor but my father’s sudden death put family burden on me. Although I did not become a doctor, I continued my study in other field, gained general knowledge of health. I also read lot of homeopathy books to learn more about it.

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.
I cannot speak in front of the public even in my class I get nervous while giving the presentation.

5. What hobbies do you have? Why do you like each of these activities?
Traveling, reading books. I can see lot of natural beauty while traveling.

6. Do you have any persistent thoughts, ideas or beliefs that are difficult to stop or cope with? What are they?
I wish I could go back my earlier days so I could start better prosper my life. But again whatever I am now it is better than a lot who can not achieve.

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?
Due to my pain I cannot walk properly even when I start walking with my friends I really push myself to catch them.

8. When you experience your fears, persistent thoughts, or difficult emotions, what kind of sensation or reactions do you get in your body?
I feel tired and desire to take rest.

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?
6 years before when I completed my higher educational degree that opened lot of opportunities for me to move forward. If I would have not work hard I would have live a average life and can’t fulfill lot of my wishes.

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 am shy type person. I do not start first if someone do not offer to do so.

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.
Since my father died when I was 18, all the family responsibilities come to my shoulder and I tried my best do my job for my families. Now I see they want to help me in return.
I am very romantic person but I feel my wife is opposite. She likes to talk more about family future.
My friends and colleagues expect more from me as they feel I can be more helpful for them.

12. List 5 positive things about yourself. Are there any situations where this positive attribute becomes negative (is a problem)?
I am responsible, punctual.
I am realistic, can coop with the situation
I can make friendship easily, can continue for long.
Try hard to do something who is in trouble. In return sometime I have fallen in bad situation and blame comes to me.
I can criticize myself and can accept any advice easily.

13. List 5 negative things about yourself. Are there any situations where this negative attribute becomes positive (is useful)?
Often I forget to return the call.
Not usually recognize other work
Sometime feel more knowledgeable than my friends/colleagues. But later when their opinion is acceptable I do accept.
Getting easily tempered with my wife without realizing the situation
Feeling jealous when my give preference to her family members.

14. Do you have any reoccurring dreams? Describe them in detail, including any feelings that come while dreaming.
I always fail in my math exam. I looked around don’t see anyone helping me and time got over, examiner took my paper. When I wake up next morning I feel guilty myself, why I didn’t prepare for the exam.

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.
Someone running behind me to kill me. I am trying to hide but wherever I hide he appears.

16. What were you like as a child, your character, your personality, your fears, your dreams, your problems?
I was thin when I was child. I used to dress more to look little better. I feared my friend would ask me or try to see how many cloths I wear. I wished I have some fleshed, gain more weight.

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 grown up with nice environment. I never seen my parent quarreling each other. My mother always respected my father and lesson to him. My brothers and sisters always helped each other as and when required. I got help my teacher from my school. 
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?
I can’t sleep on my back
- do you do anything unusual in your sleep?
- any problems with going to sleep, staying asleep, or waking up?
no problem for sleep, waking up is difficult due to the stiffness

2. Appetite - What foods do you crave/desire strongly?
Sweet, chicken
- What foods do you hate eating (have an aversion to)?
Milk (lactose intolerance), any sour food
- What foods have a negative effect on you or cause symptoms?
Beef, cold drinks, cake, any sweet product
- What foods have a positive effect on you or seem to improve your health or symptoms in some way?
Lactose free milk, chicken, salmon fish

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

3. Thirst - What drinks do you crave/desire strongly?
Carbonated sweet drinks
- What drinks do you hate to take (are averse to)?
Any sour juice
- When are you most thirsty?
evening
- When are you least thirsty?
morning
4. Stool - Do you have any problems with your bowels or passing stool?
- What is the shape, color, odor of the stool?
During my childhood my stomach get upset easily, now its ok. Stool color yellow, firm, not much odor

5. Urine - Do you have any trouble passing or retaining urine?
no
- What is the color, odor of the urine?
White, not much 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?
Normal
- Where do you have the most sweat?
Neck and under arm
- What is the odor?
Light salt
- What color does it stain clothing?
Light yellow, now a days I don’t see any stain.
- Does anything in particular cause you to sweat abnormally?
no

7. Sexuality - Any problems with your sexual desire?
no
- Any problems with your sexual ability or function?
No
- Any history of sexually transmitted diseases?
no
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?
In cold and damp weather my finger joint inflammation more.
- How does the temperature affect you?
Same as above
- How does the season affect you?.
I like summer than winter. I feel dull during the winter.

- What physical activities affect you?
I get tired easilly when I worked fast.

- Is there anything else in the environment you are sensitive to?
No
 
hedican 5 years ago
Thank you for answering my questions. I will endeavour to have a suggestion for you as soon as possible.
 
Evocationer 5 years ago
Just to let you know as the ankle pain was unbearable I took one (Advil -Ibuprophen 200mg)tablet last night but no releif. Today I took Ferrum phos 12X cell salt 4 times. Pain and inflammation reduced a bit, can walk with the pain.
 
hedican 5 years ago
Alright the remedy here I believe you need is Aurum metallicum.

I will give my reasons a little later, as I need to see a new patient. Could you obtain Aurum 30c and 200c, preferably in liquid form.

If you can only obtain 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.

I want you to start with 30c, and take 3 doses, one each day (so for 3 days). STOP if any symptoms appear to worsen.
 
Evocationer 5 years ago
Thank you very much for your reply.

I will try to get Aurum 30C in liquid form. How much water I should put in the small bottle and if I get liquid form of the medicine how many drop of the medicine I should mix in the water.
 
hedican 5 years ago
Follow the same 4 steps regardless of whether you buy a liquid dose or if you make your own liquid dose. You will only need to make your own bottle if you get pillules or pellets.

If you are making your own bottle for dosing, just fill it with water and alcohol to the ration of 5:1.
 
Evocationer 5 years ago
I have collected the Aurum Met 30 CH in pellets. I am going to make the doses as instructed and will start the dose from tomorrow.

Last two days seems the pain, inflammation reduced 70% in my left ankle and can walk properly compare to last week I really had difficulties to move with pain, inflammation.
 
hedican 5 years ago

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