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Sleepless resulting into anxiety

Dear Sir

I am 39 year old male married for last 14 years. About a month ago i suddenly got sleeplessness. After a few days of sleeplessness i started feeling anxiety and i developed fear of going to bed and having another sleepless night. and When i lay in the bed my heartbeat raises and i could not sleep in the whole night and in the day as well. i consulted to physician and he advised me Tab Axal (Alprazolam), i used 1bout 10 tablets. They made me sleep but due to the habit formation of these drugs i stopped their use. Some homeo Dr. advised me Kali Phosphoricum 200x tablets, 8 tablets in water for four times a day. i am taking this for a week. my sleep didn't improved however anxiety level reduced. Now i request U to suggest some proper medication for my problem.
My previous medical history is that i am a patient of sinusitis for last 18 years. Whenever ENT specialist advised me Panadol CF type tablets, they disturbed my sleep while i used them. Otherwise i used to take a nap in the summer noons and good sleep in the night. I am worried that how suddenly my sleep has flown away. No i keep laying in the bed and hardly fall asleep for 1 or 2 hours. Plz Help
 
  AbuWael on 2014-08-11
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Patient ID: Sex: Age: Nature of work: Habits:


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

1. Describe your main suffering? State the correct location.

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

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

4. What exactly do you feel when you are at your worst? Describe the sensation in your own words.

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

6. Which time of the day you are worst?

7. What are the things that aggravate your suffering and those that ameliorate the same? Example: time, temperature, pressure, rubbing, washing, eating, tight clothing etc.


8. Do you 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)?

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

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

- How do you feel before or during a thunderstorm?
- Do you like being consoled during your tough times?
- Are you sensitive to external stimuli like smell, noise, light etc?
- Do you have any typical habit or gesture like nail biting, causeless
Weeping, talking to one self etc?
- How do you feel about your friends, family, your children and especially your husband / wife?

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

12. What do you crave in food items and what are your aversions?

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

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

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

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

17. How is your bowel movement and stool type?

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

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

20. Do you have any strange, peculiar or unusual symptom or feelings? How are you different from others?

21. What medications have been taken earlier by you to treat the diseases and do you have any particular symptom surfacing after the medication?

22. What major diseases are running in your family?

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

(For Females)
24. If your menstrual cycles are not normal, please describe the irregularities, like pains, moods, flow type, clots etc.

25. What major diseases have you had in your life and when. Please write them in a chronological manner.
 
rishimba 7 years ago
Thank you rishimba
Patient ID: Sex: Age: Nature of work: Habits:
Kalimullah, Male, 39, Working as Librarian in a Hospital Library, Friendly

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

1. Describe your main suffering? State the correct location.
It all started a month ago when after a few sleepless nights I started having anxiety due to sleeplessness, feels down. And when it started I didn’t have any tension.

2. What other physical sufferings do you have in your body?
I am patient of sinusitis for last 18 years. Phlegm always dropping in throat.
3. What mental sufferings / feelings do you have associated with your physical sufferings?
But I never got depressed with my sinusitis and I was coping well with it. No anxiety or tension. Everything started with sleeplessness.

4. What exactly do you feel when you are at your worst? Describe the sensation in your own words.
During this month of insomnia I feel very down and every time thinking about my sleep. All the routines of life disturbed. Don’t feel happy.
5. When did it all start? Can you connect it to any past event or disease?
it all started a month ago. During my treatment of sinusitis, whenever ENT specialist advised me Panadol CF type tablets, they disturbed my sleep but it was only for that specific period of treatment. In addition whenever I leave home and go some other place my sleep also got disturbed (can sleep but less than that I sleep at home)during that period. But when back at home my sleep was alright.
6. Which time of the day you are worst?
In the noon when I come back from office and as it is summer, everybody goes to sleep and it was also my habit to take rest before this problem started, so in the afternoon I don’t feel well. In the night when I am tired of all day and the fear of sleepless night makes me worse.
7. What are the things that aggravate your suffering and those that ameliorate the same? Example: time, temperature, pressure, rubbing, washing, eating, tight clothing etc.
Previously when I was normal, I generally liked cold weather. But now when I am down I don’t like rain, extreme hot, sometimes I feel cold, sometimes I feel heat.
8. Do you 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)?
As previously told before this problem I find my sleep disturbed when I change my place and away from home. Before starting this problem I went out of home for 3 nights and it was the first time that during those days I used sleeping pill first time in my life. After coming home I was normal but after 3/4 days this problem started.
9. When do you feel better, during hot weather or cold weather, humid or dry weather?
normally I liked cold weather. But as its only a month in this disorder and it is summer and rainy season here, so I don’t know what I will feel in winter.
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 generally a mild person, get nervous in pressure conditions. My life is quite easy. Jobs is quite comfortable. No tension at home.
- How do you feel before or during a thunderstorm?
A bit afraid of thunderstorms in general.
- Do you like being consoled during your tough times?
Yes consolation helps me. During this month my wife stood with me and encouraged me.
- Are you sensitive to external stimuli like smell, noise, light etc?
Yes I am sensitive to external stimuli.
- Do you have any typical habit or gesture like nail biting, causeless
Weeping, talking to one self etc?
No such habit.
- How do you feel about your friends, family, your children and especially your husband / wife?
I am good with my friends and family. My wife is very caring and I love her.
11. What are your fears and do you dream of any situation repeatedly?
I have just having this fear that wether I am going to recover out of this problem or not. Normally I don’t have any dreams.
12. What do you crave in food items and what are your aversions?
I like rice and meat. Also good with pulses. Like some selected vegetables too.
13. How is your thirst: Less, Normal or Excessive?
I have very less thirst. I cannot drink a glass of water without thirst. In summer too as most of the times in office I am at AC so don’t feel urge to drink water.
14. How is your hunger: Less, Normal or Excessive?
I have normal hunger
15. Is there any kind of food which your body can’t stand?
no such food
16. Is your sweat normal or less or more? Where does it sweat more: Head, Trunk or Limbs?
as I am in the habit of living in AC, so I seat a lot when I am exposed to heat or sun.
17. How is your bowel movement and stool type?
I don’t feel any digestive problem but for stool I have sit for a long time. Although stool is not hard but it is episodes and I have to wait till I feel being empty.
18. How well do you sleep? Do you have a particular posture of sleeping?
1 month back my sleep was normal. Initially I sleep on side posture but changes in sleep. Sometimes sleep with face downwards. But now keep tossing and no sleep.
19. Do you think you are able to satisfy your sexual desires in general?
Yes
20. Do you have any strange, peculiar or unusual symptom or feelings? How are you different from others?
don’t know
21. What medications have been taken earlier by you to treat the diseases and do you have any particular symptom surfacing after the medication?
initially used antihistamine and sleeping pills, they worked. But due to fear of their habit formation after 1-12 days I switched to Homeopathic Medicine. Now I am using Kali Phosphoricum 200x tablets, 8 tablets in water for four times a day. i am taking this for a week. my sleep didn't improved however anxiety level reduced.
22. What major diseases are running in your family?
no such diseases. My mother is IHD patient. Other family is normal.
23. Describe, how do you look like? Describe your overall appearance.
I am 5’7’’. 72 Kg weight. Normal slim body neither too thin nor bulky
(For Females)
24. If your menstrual cycles are not normal, please describe the irregularities, like pains, moods, flow type, clots etc.

25. What major diseases have you had in your life and when. Please write them in a chronological manner.
1. Sinusitis for last 18 years
2. A mild asthma in wheat threshing season (May) for last 5 years
[message edited by AbuWael on Mon, 11 Aug 2014 09:12:19 BST]
 
AbuWael 7 years ago
Please stop taking Kali Phos 200. You need to stop all remedies you are taking on a regular basis.

To neutralize the bad effects of overdosing, please take NUX VOM 30C one dose just before sleep at night for three nights.

Come back to me after 7 days and then if the problem continues, we will go for a constitutional treatment.
 
rishimba 7 years ago
Dear rishimba

What is the dose of NUX VOM 30C?

As i told you some Homeo doctor suggested me Kali Phos 200x. now he has suggested 4 medicines.
Alfalfa q 10 derops before each meal
Thuja 30 5 drops at 6p.m. and 8p.m.
Avena Sativa 20 drops at 8 am, 1 p.m. and before going to bed
Ferrum Phos 200 5 drops before going to bed
 
AbuWael 7 years ago
You first need to make sure which prescriber to stick to.

I had a feeling you were given too many doses of Kali Phos 200C as you were taking it on a regular basis. That's the reason I wanted to see your original presenting symptoms without any aggravation or proving effects.

Also, if you want to follow your homeo doctor, its better to ignore my suggestion.
Let him treat you as he wants.
 
rishimba 7 years ago

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