eczema suffererthis is a heck of a long grid, but i'll post it as per instructions. sulphur is my main remedy, but should i be taking another as well? thanks!
ingridc on 2014-10-19
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 cant 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.
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 8 years ago
50 year old Caucasian female. Professional artist (oil painter)
1. Main suffering is full body eczema. The only unaffected spots are most of my face (except upper forehead) and my feet (right ankle is affected). The worst areas are backs of elbows and knees, sides and back of neck, wrists (encircling) and the tops of forearms and thighs. Between my thighs is also bad.
The eczema is very red and manifests as tiny, insanely-itchy bumps which turn into flaming, burning patches when scratched.
2. I don't have any other sufferings.
3. The eczema embarrasses and depresses me. It makes me feel tense, anxious, helpless and out of control.
4. At my worst I feel hopeless
5. I've always had eczema. It was very bad in childhood; better after adolescence though always appearing on my wrists; and has become prone to full-body attacks since menopause 4 years ago. I'm in my 3rd acute attack in 4 years; all have been in winter or autumn - when the air turns very dry and cold here.
6. I am worst (most itchy) in the morning after getting out of bed, and in the evening after dinner.
7. Scratchy fabrics and warm clothes against the itch make it worse, though I am naturally a chilly body and crave cozy clothing and warm blankets. Tight clothes are worse.
A warm, oiled and oatmeal bath twice a day help enormously. I follow it with moisturizers (aloe and neem oil) and moisturize several times during the day, though this feels unpleasant on unbathed skin.
8. The eczema is related to hormones and weather, though it has been a low-level constant for my whole life. It does clear in warm, humid climates like Hawaii or Mexico. The ocean heals it.
9. Warm, humid weather is best.
10. I love storms and am excited by them. I like to go out in thunderstorms and feel the rain and wind.
-I don't like to be consoled; I'd rather be left alone. Though I am grateful to know there are people who would console me if I needed them to.
- external stimulus is impossible for me to ignore. I notice every sound and have to sleep in total darkness. My sense of smell is acute.
- My biggest habit is scratching, though I do talk to myself - generally not out loud.
- My friends are kept at arms' length because the time spent with them is time that I'd rather spend painting. My children are vital, though I cherish their independence and have never encouraged them to join things that would require me to drive them to activities. I am pleased to see them growing and anticipate the pleasure of being childless again. I will paint constantly.
My feelings for my husband are complex and inconsistent.
11. My fears are huge: climate change; my children's future well being and happiness in a world that is increasingly contaminated and depleted. I worry for the animals whose habitats are vanishing and for every animal abandoned or abused by the people they loved and trusted. I don't worry about myself.
12. I crave chocolate and salty, spicy potato chips.
13. My thirst is normal
14. My hunger is normal.
15. I'm allergic to tree nuts. I dislike slimy veg. like okra, and eat no meat (philosophical reasons)
16. I don't sweat much, tending to turn beet red instead. I do sweat in armpits, neck, and lumbar area.
17. Normal 1 x day bowel movement. Formed and normal
18. I'm a poor sleeper. My brain whirs when I turn out the lights and, if I wake at 3 or 4 am, I struggle to fall back to sleep because my brain is instantly busy. I sleep on my left, holding a pillow.
20. I am healthy in general: strong, robust, capable of hard, physical work and seldom sick. Eczema flares make me useless. I don't want to sweat or get dirt on my skin then as it makes it much worse, so I feel physically weak.
21. I've used topical steroids. They don't help much. Benadryl helps to put me to sleep without scratching or thinking.
22. Heart and colon disease a are in my family.
23. I'm tall, blond, slim, long legged, and fine boned. I have blue eyes
24. I'm post menopause. Periods were heavy, frequent and caused gas and bloating.
25. I have not had any major diseases. I was iron deficient in my 30's.
[message edited by ingridc on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 01:10:00 BST]
ingridc 8 years ago
Since you are getting treated for skin symptoms, you need to start with a very low potency.
I would suggest you take just 5 doses of LACHESIS 12C each dose 12 hours apart.
Take the doses in empty stomach and clean mouth. You can take 3 pellets as one dose. Don't crush or swallow the pellets. Just keep them under the tongue and chew till they dissolve and get absorbed.
Stop after 5 doses and see if you respond in the next 10 days.
In case you feel better after a couple of doses, then taper down the frequency to one a day for the remaining doses. If you get worse all of a sudden and your eczema flares up after a couple of doses, stop the rest of the doses and wait for the aggravation to get over.
Share notes after 10 days.
♡ rishimba 8 years ago
♡ rishimba 8 years ago
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