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Penile Lichen Sclerosus - treatment advice wanted

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?
Thick, wrinkled, white skin around the inner prepuce (foreskin) and on glans penis. While not diagnosed as such, I’m 99% certain it is Lichen Sclerosus, or Balanitis Xerotica Obliterans (BXO).

• When did the complaint begin?
It’s difficult to be certain about this, as the disease crept in so slowly that there was no ‘moment’ when I realised I had it until very recently. That being said, I first noticed beginnings of a tightening white phimotic ring in 2012,

• Where is it located?
Already answered

• What sort of sensations (and emotions) do you associate with it?
Negativity, obviously. Other than that, I simply think of the lack of skin elasticity, loss of sensation, and associated pain that comes when the area is injured for whatever reason. Understandably, it is resulting in a reduction in my overall sexual desire, due to the fact I don’t feel very ‘sexy’ or attractive at the moment.

When does it tend to occur (time/day)
It has taken years to reach the point it is at, and doesn’t really fluctuate (other than in response to natural treatments, but even this takes weeks to notice significant change)

• Does anything make it better or worse?
Keeping the area dry and wiping myself after urination appears to be essential to progress. I think the condition developed due to urine being trapped under the foreskin.

• How does it bother you? How is it coming in way of your day-to-day life?
It stops me from having a sex life. It bothers me tremendously. I’ve spent years trying to understand the problem, and only in the last few months have I actually understood what the problem is and been able to start treating it accordingly. Improvements are coming, but are excruciatingly slow.

• How does it feel like to have this/these problem/s?
Like my life is on hold. It’s fair to say I have stopped taking pleasure from many of the activities that used to bring me pleasure because I’m focusing nearly 100% of my energy on treating this.

• What is the effect of this/these problem/s on you?
As mentioned, I have no sex life, and thanks to this condition, I can’t attempt to start one.

• Did any event happen which caused the complaint? Describe the emotion associated with it.
It's hard to be sure, but I'll take a stab at it. At the time it became an issue, my marriage was extremely bad and my wife and I had very little respect for each other. The marriage was this way for a long time, before my wife eventually had an affair. We were not connecting, and life for me was very lonely and fulfilling. We have since made some massive improvements in reconciling our marriage, however, the physical component is still missing. It’s probably the one thing left for me to work on in our marriage, but I can’t do a thing about it until I can remedy this disease. Hence why I say it feels like my life is on hold. There are many emotions involved. Loneliness, jealousy (at those who have a good sex life), helplessness, frustration, fear, anxiety, inferiority. Although I should quantify this and say I feel these emotions because of the effect the disease is having on me, rather than because of the disease itself..

• What are the other symptoms started with it, esp. mental and physical symptoms, which are not directly related to the main complaint.
I’ve probably already described these.

• What are your reactions with it?
unclear on this question

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.

(Please spend the most time on this section and give detailed answers - 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.

My relationship. This has been an area of concern of mine for years now. Although it is considerably better than it has been in the past, I am still dissatisfied that there is no physical interaction of any sort. I would like to discuss this with my wife, but I can’t do anything about it until my body can actually withstand sexual activity. As a result, I’m literally waiting on this condition to heal to a manageable stage before attempting to address these issues.

Anxiety is something I’ve suffered from almost my entire life. It is caused by me feeling like I an inferior in the eyes of others, and have to somehow cover this up. This is something I’ve made some tremendous progress on in the past couple of years. I am also learning to accept that I will always have it to some degree, but to see it for what it is and not act on it.

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.

Anxiety is the biggest issue for me. I often find myself deliberately avoiding situations simply because they may provoke anxiety. Anxiety-provoking situations for me almost always involve interactions with other people, and me believing I am somehow inferior. It has taken me a long time to learn that it’s ok to talk about things I like, even if they might be a little ‘unusual’ to some people. I used to say nothing, and quietly hold shame inside my head for having such an unusual interest. Now, I find it more authentic to tell people that I am interested in xyz, and in all cases it receives a positive response.

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?

In 2009, my wife and I delivered a still born child at 21 weeks. The grief caused by that was nearly enough to destroy our relationship, and it has taken considerable effort from both of us to build our communication back to the stage it was at before that happened. I spent several months on weak antidepressants to take the edge off the grief and help me sleep better. Ever since then, I have found I am a more emotional person and more prone to crying when watching moving scenes on movies.

In 2012, I discovered my wife was having an affair, after having spent years turning down any kind of sexual advance from me, but never telling me she wasn’t attracted to me. For a while, post-discovery, I made it all about how to make her happy, rather than making it all about me. It was only through reading self-help books that I realised I had a right to feel the way I did, I had a right to be angry, and I had a right to be treated better. It still hurts me to think about it, but I do accept that her affair forced me to do a lot of self examination and helped me get to the bottom of my anxiety issues.

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.

Needles. To be fair, since working on my anxiety issues, I feel like I’m probably better able to cope with this. I go into a textbook vasovagal response after having hypodermic needles. The worst situation to be in would be to have a needle put in me so deep it goes right to the bone.

Confrontations - specifically, I’m afraid of running out of things to say during confrontations, and/or being made to look like I am the weaker person who has no idea what I am doing.
The worst situation to be in is probably the equivalent of being hauled into the principal’s office and asked to explain something really bad I have done, where I knew the consequences would be very bad. I can see I would just cave in that situation, and try me best to suck up to them and try to make them like me.

I manage this fear by reinforcing my ability to cope with these kind of situations. This is part of how I deal with my anxiety now.

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

I particularly enjoy the ‘discovery’ aspect of most of these. Most are so broad that they allow me to focus on specific aspects of each. Astronomy gives me a sense of perspective in the universe. Aviation has been a lifelong interest of mine, and while I was not able to fly commercially because of my eyesight, I have found a way to belong to the industry through writing for it. Fitness is a relatively recent development, and one I largely started following my wife’s affair as a way of dealing with the stress the reconciliation was causing me. However, it has now reached the point where the social aspect of it and the positive endorphins I get from exercising are compelling reasons to continue. I find it hard to exercise on my own, and am exclusively a group fitness participant. The energy of others around me is something I need to keep going. Music is another lifelong interest. I play, write, produce and mix. I almost don’t consider it an interest anymore. It’s just a way of life.

6. Do you have any persistent thoughts, ideas or beliefs that are difficult to stop or cope with? What are they?
I have had a lifelong struggle to overcome the inherent belief that I am inferior to other people. I have only recently understood why this is, and it is due to shame I developed during my childhood.

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?
The thing I’m most aware of is that I tense my calf muscles and hamstrings when I am feeling uneasy in a potentially confrontational conversation. Needles often cause a textbook vasovagal response with low blood pressure, faintness, nausea, sweats and trembling.

When I get into particularly threatening sensations, I can feel a sharp pain in either my neck or my back. It creeps up gradually.

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?
There have been several points in my life where I would say I felt I was at my best. Usually, this happens when I feel that everything in all aspects of my life is in order and working well for me. I’ve battled with the issue of ‘control’ in my life for a long time and generally have tried to control everything about my life. So when it feels like everything in my life is working well, it’s very freeing as it feels like I no longer have to work to ‘bring something back into line’.

The exact opposite of this is probably the beginnings of depression, which is where all the things I’m usually enthusiastic about no longer have any real attraction to me.

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 really good at starting things, and understanding them really well so I can be effective at completing them to a very high standard. However, I’m also very inclined to try something for a while, but give up too soon if I don’t see results. Following this, I might then look for another strategy to achieve the same outcome, rather than simply doing the first properly.

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.

You can sum up my problems in all these relationships by describing the same root cause. I have been a textbook ‘nice guy’ for far too long. A nice guy is one who acts as though it is his duty to make and keep everyone else in the world happy all the time. A people-pleaser, in other words. This has seen me withholding my true feelings, giving myself up, putting others’ needs ahead of my own, doing things I don’t want to do, not doing things I do want to do etc more times than I’d ever want to count. It also sees me avoiding situations that might create conflict or confrontation, as this violates the ‘nice guy’ paradigm I’ve spent my life trying to portray. In the last couple of years, I have become acutely aware of this and have done some very hard work facing these demons and working on becoming more authentic.

12. List 5 positive things about yourself. Are there any situations where this positive attribute becomes negative (is a problem)?
I am very aware of the feelings of others - can cause me to be too nice in some cases
I am very self-aware - can be a problem that creates anxiety and makes me too hard on myself
I am very good at understanding how things work and figuring things out
I am very good at writing
If I do something, I tend to do it to a high standard

13. List 5 negative things about yourself. Are there any situations where this negative attribute becomes positive (is useful)?
I can be lazy when it comes to doing things I don’t like
I am sometimes a people-pleaser
I sometimes take negative comments or suggestions personally - but this can lead to a positive change
I can be too anxious and sensitive as a person - the positive in this is that, if I dial it down a little and learn to work with it, it can help me sense the feelings of others
I have trouble sticking at things once I have started doing them

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

I go through phases in my life where I have recurring dreams. I have noticed that this tends to occur when I’m feeling like part of my life is missing, and the dreams are usually variations of a time in my life when this part of my life was not missing.

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.

My dreams were often of flying aircraft, as despite having poor eyesight in one eye, this was something I wanted to do from a very young age.

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

I guess I was not that different from what I am like now. I had a very vivid imagination, I liked doing things to a high standard, I liked challenging myself, didn’t enjoy mundane tasks, was a people-pleaser etc. I didn’t really have many irrational fears I recall, other than needles.

I also had an overly developed sense of what was ‘fair’ and ‘unfair’. I would get unhappy in cases where I saw someone being bullied, where one badly behaved child received all the attention from the teacher, where there were were obvious double standards in how teachers expected certain children to behave, or just in cases where children were unkind to each other (because that’s what children do).

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 grew up in a very solid, loving family. I got on well with my only other sibling (my older brother) and generally did well at school. I had trouble making friends early in life and had to learn how to interact socially with other children. Looking back now, this was probably because of my shame and anxiety, which I didn’t recognise at the time. Because of this, I tended to associate with children who nobody else wanted to be friends with. I think that was probably the biggest problem I had to cope with when I was younger.


(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 side
- what position can you not sleep in?
Sitting down. I can’t sleep in public places such as buses, aircraft, trains etc, unless I’m exceptionally tired.

- do you do anything unusual in your sleep?
Not that I’m aware.

- any problems with going to sleep, staying asleep, or waking up?
When I’m chronically stressed, I tend to wake up at 3am and struggle to get back to sleep. Since I have learned to cope with and avoid stress better, I haven’t had this happen for a number of years.

2. Appetite - What foods do you crave/desire strongly?
Sweet, strong-flavoured, spicy foods are my favourites.

- What foods do you hate eating (have an aversion to)?
Anything to do with internal organs (liver, kidneys etc)’

- What foods have a negative effect on you or cause symptoms?
I have a feeling I have a light allergy to dairy, or some degree of lactose intolerance. If I consume significant amounts of dairy, I will end up with internal discomfort

- What foods have a positive effect on you or seem to improve your health or symptoms in some way?
No specific food, although I do notice that eating a healthy diet tends to make me feel healthier.

- What is the effect of hunger or fasting on you?
Hunger isn’t something I can cope with. My stomach feels as though it is digesting itself, and almost as though it is feeding on my brain in order to balance the shortfall. I find it really difficult to think or to care about anything other than getting food when I am very hungry.

3. Thirst - What drinks do you crave/desire strongly?
Water, electrolyte drinks (eg gatorade), carbonated fruit-based drinks

- What drinks do you hate to take (are averse to)?
Coca-cola gives me a sore stomach, probably due to the acidity. I do my best to avoid anything with caffeine, as I’m very caffeine sensitive.

- When are you most thirsty?
In the morning after sleeping I can be quite thirsty. Also, after eating foods high in salt.

- When are you least thirsty?
At night, although that could be because I’m trying to avoid sleeping on a full bladder too.

4. Stool - Do you have any problems with your bowels or passing stool?
Not usually.

- What is the shape, color, odor of the stool?
Usually a medium brown colour, about 2cm wide and breaks as it comes out. They can be a lot thicker if I haven’t been drinking enough water. Odours are hard to describe.

5. Urine - Do you have any trouble passing or retaining urine?
I find using public urinals difficult when standing next to others. This is a mental issue, rather than a urinary issue.

I have noticed in the past 2 years that I have a slight amount of dribbling after urination. I actually believe this may be what created the conditions allowing the BXO to thrive on my penis. Having this issue meant that the underside of my foreskin was almost always slightly wet. I’ve now taken to squeezing the last drop of urine out several times and drying the area when finished.

- What is the color, odor of the urine?
Varies depending on how much water I’ve been drinking. It varies from almost entirely colourless to a very bright yellow, if I’ve had excessive B vitamins. Typically it’s somewhere in between.

- Do you have any sediment or debris in the urine?
No, but semen can be an issue, as will be discussed shortly.

6. Sweat - How do you feel about the amount of perspiration you have?
It’s about normal for a male I think.
- Where do you have the most sweat?
On my forehead, the back of my neck, on my back and my chest are the places I get the most sweat during exercise.

- What is the odor?
Difficult to describe. It’s not an odour I particularly enjoy smelling, particularly from my underarms.

- What color does it stain clothing?
White shirts can go slightly light brown in areas (underarms) where I can sweat a lot.

- Does anything in particular cause you to sweat abnormally?
Anxiety and nervousness causes an abnormal amount of sweat from my underarms.

7. Sexuality - Any problems with your sexual desire?
As I mentioned earlier, living with a chronic skin condition that affects my genital area has lowered my desire.

- Any problems with your sexual ability or function?
Yes. If I were to have sex, the thrusting motion would most probably cause the inelastic skin on my penis to tear at the moment.

If I ejaculate, I find I will have traces of semen in my urine for the next 12 hours. Also, if I abstain from ejaculation for a couple of days, any level of arousal will result in sexual fluid in my urine. If I abstain for 10 days or more, I often notice a small amount of sexual fluid come out if I need to strain when defecating.

- Any history of sexually transmitted diseases?

9. Environment – How does the weather affect you?
No more or less than any other person. Prolonged days of rain, wind or cold can get me down. Long periods without sunlight can lower my mood. The biggest issue I have is that wind blows pollen around which can affect my hayfever.

- How does the temperature affect you?
Cold makes me feel cold, but hot can make me quite carefree and prone to being a little more lighthearted and silly.

- How does the season affect you?
Like most people, I think spring and summer are my two favourite seasons. The amount of sunlight and warmth makes me much happier in general.

- What physical activities affect you?
I need strenuous exercise several times a week to keep positive and motivated in life.

- Is there anything else in the environment you are sensitive to?
There is something in the environment that gives me a slightly blocked nose for most of the year. I’m not sure what it is. I’ve had allergy tests done but the allergens I was tested for didn’t show a positive result.
  gitch on 2014-08-13
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
I see you have used my questionnaire, so I am happy to see if I can find a remedy for you. Let me work on this and get back to you.
Evocationer 9 years ago
Ok I have spent a few hours working on this today.

When I look at this case from the wide view, I believe you specifically require a Mineral remedy. People needing mineral remedies describe their problem in terms of 'something missing' and often talk about 'components'. The mineral way of looking at things is that something is broken, malfunctioning, and it needs to be fixed. Fixing a problem often means getting something and putting it back in to create a sense of completeness. There is often a strong feeling of being incomplete.

I then looked at the following rubrics to establish a totality for you:

Ailments from shame
Ailments from death of a child
Ailments from silent grief
Ailments from rejection
Ailments from disappointment
Ailments from disappointed love
Fear of pins
Ailments from reproaches
Aversion to quarrelling
Emotions, suppressed
Sensitive to criticism
Sensitive to the opinion of others
Injustice, cannot support, in children
Hunger aggravates
Aversion to the presence of strangers during urination

This leads me to the remedy NATRUM MURIATICUM. I would suggest starting with 200c, preferably in liquid form.

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.

If you already have a liquid dose just start from step 1.

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 will only ask you to do a single dose to begin with.
Evocationer 9 years ago
Thank you very much.

In my search about Natrum Muriaticum, I came across this description of symptoms: 'Allergy attacks with sneezing, watery eyes, clear nasal discharge that resembles egg white, and a loss of taste and smell will all suggest a need for this remedy. The person may have dark circles under the eyes, be thirsty and feel withdrawn and sad.'

This describes me very well I think.

Are the pellets made to a standard dosage? I can find Nat Mur in liquid form, but only in 30c. They have it in tablets, but i'm unsure of the concentration.

gitch 9 years ago
Don't get tablets. Get pellets or pillules (these dissolve and tablets do not). If you get those instead of a liquid dose, you must make your own liquid dose as I instructed. You should not take the dry pellets/pillules directly.
Evocationer 9 years ago
I managed to track down a supplier who stock various potencies, so have ordered 10ml of 200c Nat Mur. Will follow your dosage instructions once it arrives and report back.

How long after the dose should I wait before I can determine what changes I am experiencing?
gitch 9 years ago
I usually get people to follow up with me 7 days after the dose is taken. I would expect by that time to see a marked effect from the remedy. We can then decide what further steps to take.
Evocationer 9 years ago
Ok. I took my first dose as instructed today. I'll see how the next week goes and try and note any differences. I get the feeling that recovery from this is, by it's very nature, a slow-healing process, so I'm not sure what change I will notice over just one week. However, I'll try to pay attention to other changes in my overall wellbeing too.
gitch 9 years ago

It's only been 4 days since I took my dose, and while you said to wait until 7 days, by that time I'll be travelling overseas. I thought maybe if I gave an indication of how things have been, it might make it easier for you to advise where to from here so I know what I need to bring with me.

I did this exercise not really expecting anything. My past experience with homeopathy hasn't yielded great results, but I tried it thinking it wasn't a particularly expensive experiment. At the time I gave myself a dose as you suggested, I had been sick off work all day with a cold, so was feeling quite lousy. The following morning just after 10am, I felt a surge of energy run through me. I wondered if it was related to my recovery from the cold. It was a really 'excited' kind of feeling, almost like I was a little kid ready who needed to run around outside and burn off energy. That feeling has more or less stayed with me ever since. Even though I am still suffering from a cold, I feel like my recovery has been considerably faster than it otherwise would have been, and I've had not only the energy to exercise but, perhaps more importantly, the motivation.

Motivation is a really big thing that feels like it has changed, as is my anxiety. I'm charged with energy, feel like using it, but it's not working against me in the form of nervous tension or anxiety.

Perhaps the only 'downside' to this is that I'm finding I get hungry earlier in the afternoon/evening. I guess all this extra energy has to come from somewhere.

In terms of the Lichen Sclerosus/BXO, there's nothing new to report there as yet. It's still peeling away very slowly. I do realise, however, that you can't change the laws of physics and no treatment is going to make that stuff peel away in one fell swoop.

Hopefully, this extra energy and positive outlook is both what you hoped I would experience in the remedy, and going to be useful to help my body recover from LS.
gitch 9 years ago
Hi there

So 7 days is tomorrow, and I'd like to know what you think I should do treatment-wise from here. The high energy levels I talked about have been gradually fading, and I'm feeling more like I used to. It was the first 3-4 days where they were most pronounced.

I do think, on balance, that the peeling of my Lichen Sclerosus skin (necessary for recovery) is occurring faster since taking the treatment you prescribed. I have, however, only taken one dose as you suggested.

What do you suggest I do from here?
gitch 9 years ago
Alright that is actually quite a good result from the first dose. According to the homoeopathic principle we call the Direction of Cure, improvement will usually start within the person themselves before flowing towards the more physical symptoms. I am actually very happy with this reaction.

It is typical for people to need to eat, drink or sleep more as the body begins its healing process, so that is to be expected as well.

It would also be normal to see an aggravation in the physical symptoms before you see improvement. You are not suppressing those symptoms with anything are you (topical applications?).
Evocationer 9 years ago
I have been quite tired (sleepy) these last few days, now you mention it.

In terms of topical treatments, I have been continuing the same treatments as I have always been using. Do you think I should stop them altogether?
gitch 9 years ago
Removed and banned. Every single post from this user is promoting his site.
muntadev2in 9 years ago
It is better not to use ANY topical treatments for complaints while under homoeopathy treatment, as they will block the action of the remedies. You could use anything that moisturizes though, as long as it does not contain any petroleum products.
Evocationer 9 years ago
I had been using just Perrin creme complete for the last couple of weeks. It's an all natural treatment that seems to be more of a 'healing' than an 'attacking' treatment. That said, having stopped it over the past few days, I am still seeing a lot of peeling. No worsening of symptoms, but due to a) the slow rate of progress and b) the fact I am almost certain urine was the cause (I have still been keeping the area dry) I wasn't expecting to notice symptoms worsening.

Shall I just continue like this? No more dose of the Nat Mur yet?
gitch 9 years ago
Being 'natural' doesn't stop something being suppressive though. Topical treatments generally are suppressive, assuming they do anything at all.

I am happy for you to repeat the Nat-mur at this stage, exactly as before except I want you to hit the bottle 8 times.
Evocationer 9 years ago
I had to go to the doctor today, as I had a small tear on my foreskin that had become infected.

I stopped all topicals this time. This dose has had a different effect. I got the energy rush for the first few days, but not as pronounced and it faded quite quickly. One thing I didn't mention in my first post was that I have struggled with rosacea/seborrheic dermatitis (I'm not sure which) on my face, and yet I had noticed after the first dose that that had improved significantly, as had my dandruff. This continued after the second dose, but then it all stopped quite abruptly and it's now back where it was. it needs moisturiser to manage.

Another thing I've noticed, as I get tiny cuts just behind the fingernails, these are getting a little inflamed. One had a tiny white dot almost like a pimple. They get better by themselves, but it's unexpected.

So this time I've had a worsening of my rosacea symptoms, a slight worsening of the lichen sclerosus, and what appears to be a heavily decreased immunity to infections. I was working so hard to keep the area clean and dry, and yet it still got infected.

Not really sure what to do from here. I'm taking the antibiotics because I'm in agony with the pain a lot of the time so that needs to heal. I do know that if I'm going to have an increased risk of infection, that's really not a good thing.
[message edited by gitch on Tue, 09 Sep 2014 09:47:16 BST]
gitch 9 years ago
We need to do a proper assessment now to see how the remedy has affected you overall.

I will post a list of your symptoms. Next to each one can you write Better, Worse, Same. If better or worse please also write a percentage % to represent how much.

If there are any new symptoms, can you add those to the bottom of the list.

Also, can you give me your own impression of your general state of well-being, independent of the specific symptoms.

Lack of skin elasticity
Loss of sensation
Reduction is sexual desire
Feeling of being inferior
Avoiding situations
Anxiety interacting with people
Being more emotional
Crying watching movies
Hurt thinking about affair
Fear of needles
Fear of confrontation
Tension in muscles when uneasy
Sharp pain in neck or back when threatened
Feeling it is your duty to make everyone happy
Withholding true feelings
Maintaining 'nice guy' paradigm
Being too aware of others' feelings
Taking things too personally
Not sticking to things once you start them
Craving sweets
Craving spicy
Allergy to dairy
Intolerance of hunger
Craving for carbonated drinks
Sensitivity to caffeine
Thirst in the morning on waking
Lack of thirst at night
Unable to use public urinals
Dribbling after urination
Disagreeable odour from underarms
Staining from sweat
Sweating from anxiety
Traces of semen in urine
Seminal fluid discharged when straining at stool
Hayfever from pollens
Moods affected by weather
Blocked nose
Evocationer 9 years ago
Lack of skin elasticity - better (roughly 5-10%)
Loss of sensation - better (5-10%)
Reduction is sexual desire - better (20%)
Anxiety - better (25%)
Feeling of being inferior - better (40%)
Avoiding situations - better (15%)
Anxiety interacting with people - better (20%)
Being more emotional - better (20%)
Crying watching movies - better (40%)
Hurt thinking about affair - better (40%)
Fear of needles - better (20%)
Fear of confrontation - better (15%)
Tension in muscles when uneasy - better (15%)
Sharp pain in neck or back when threatened - no change (i've simply not been in this situation to be able to compare. I only used to get this when under heavy threat in particularly vulnerable situations)
Feeling it is your duty to make everyone happy - better (10%)
Withholding true feelings - better (15%)
Maintaining 'nice guy' paradigm - better (10%)
Being too aware of others' feelings - better (30%)
Laziness - no change
Taking things too personally - better (5-10%)
Not sticking to things once you start them - better (5%)
Craving sweets - better (5%)
Craving spicy - better (5%)
Allergy to dairy - worse (10%) although I've tried where possible to remove dairy from my diet, so now I notice the effects of it much more any time I do have it. i don't believe the remedy is responsible for this)
Intolerance of hunger - no change
Craving for carbonated drinks - no change (this wasn't a particularly heavy craving before)
Sensitivity to caffeine - difficult to tell as I don't really drink caffeine, apart from in black tea where it's difficult to notice. I'd say better by 1-4%
Thirst in the morning on waking - better (5%)
Lack of thirst at night - no change
Unable to use public urinals - no change
Dribbling after urination - no change
Disagreeable odour from underarms - better (5%)
Staining from sweat - no change (haven't really noticed one)
Sweating from anxiety - better (10%) due to lack of anxiety
Traces of semen in urine - no change. Only notice after long periods of abstinence from ejaculation
Seminal fluid discharged when straining at stool - as above
Hayfever from pollens - better (10%) although this isn't a particularly bad time of the year for hayfever here
Moods affected by weather - better (5%)
Blocked nose - better (5-10%)

On the whole, I feel like I have been much better. The remedy has not affected me negatively in any way. The most noticeable change was an increase in overall energy, enthusiasm, and in my sense of being capable of achieving things. I have once again had an illness during treatment, making it difficult to assess the real impact, as I've been tired because of that. But overall I feel less anxious, more calm, and more energised.
gitch 9 years ago
Excellent. This is an appropriate initial response. The best response to a remedy is always an overall general feeling of being better, which eventually will translate down into the physical symptoms as well.

Many things are better. Some marked, some only slightly, but overall you can see the movement has been towards a more healthy state.

It has been almost 2 weeks since the last dose. As the improvement is not quite as widespread as I would like, I will get you to take another dose. It doesn't appear there is much aggravation so just take the dose exactly as before.

It is possible you will need 1M. How easily can you get hold of this for possible use at a later date?
Evocationer 9 years ago
There were virtually no 'symptoms' that were worse after the doses. I have to be fair to the remedy and admit that a lot of the issues (anxiety, people pleasing, avoiding confrontations etc) all stem from the same root cause, and I've done a lot of work on myself in that area over the last couple of years. A lot of that work has fallen into place recently, so I had already made a lot of improvements before taking it. Perhaps if I hadn't, but had improved to the level I'm at now after taking the remedy, I would have given some of those things a significant improvement. However, because I was already doing much better, I didn't improve so much due to the remedy.

In other words, had I done nothing at all and just taken the remedy, my ratings would probably have been higher.

I can easily buy 1M potency nat mur if that's needed. I'd obviously rather wait until I know it's needed. I'll take another dose tonight as before and observe for any changes.
gitch 9 years ago

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