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Nasal Polyps Getting Worse Day by Day

Sex: Male
Age: 23

1. Describe your main suffering?

Ans. I am suffering from nasal polyps for more than 5 years now and it’s increasing as days are passing. My nose is completely blocked during most hours of the day especially when I am sitting and lying/sleeping.

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

Ans. Nothing but encounter low back (right side) pain sometimes as mine is a sitting job. But it goes as I do some workout. And also headache as a result of blocked nose.

3. What mental sufferings / feelings do you have associated with your physical sufferings?
Ans. I feel mentally tired when the condition (of blocked nose) gets extreme. I forget things a lot. Not sure if it's related to tiredness caused by nasal blockage or not.

4. What exactly do you feel when you are at your worst?
Ans. My nose gets blocked completely and I start breathing from mouth and as a result my mouth runs dry. Some very common symptoms I encounter daily: no proper sleep (wake up 4-5 times daily to have some water), no sense of smell, no sense of taste, severe headache sometimes and pain in face especially around eyes. I even get tired and feel difficult to breathe after climbing stairs. As long as I am walking, standing or doing any activity, my nose functions well, but as soon as I sit and lie, it gets blocked COMPLETELY. When it's completely blocked and I try to blow the nose, it's really paining and the mucus is sometimes thick and sometimes normal but it doesn't come out easily. I apply a lot of pressure which results in pain in eyes and ears as well sometimes.

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

Ans. It started around 2007 and I came to know about the actual problem in 2008. Any event or disease is not directly related to me. Instead, my father used to have nasal problems (not sure if it was polyps or not) during his 20s to 40s. As far as I am concerned, I can relate this problem of mine to the dust and allergens I come in contact with where I live.

6. Which time of the day you are worst?
Ans. Any time when I sit and lie. But the problem is on its high when I sleep.

7. What are the things which aggravate your suffering and which are those which ameliorate the same?
Ans. Sudden change in weather/atmosphere is culprit. However, it’s high in cold atmosphere. I sit with even my fan off in my room if I want to feel better. Anywhere, anytime I am in warm atmosphere, I feel better. Sometimes I even go out under the sun to 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)?

Ans. I think I already explained this in question just above.

9. When do you feel better, during hot weather or cold weather, humid or dry weather?
Ans. I generally feel better during 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.
Ans. I am moody, changeable, quiet, lazy and patient.

- How do you feel before or during a thunderstorm?
Ans. Never noticed.

- Do you like being consoled during your tough times?
Ans. Everyone wants this. But I don’t feel bad if this doesn’t happen.

- Are you sensitive to external stimuli like smell, noise, light etc?
Ans. No.

- Do you have any typical habit or gesture like nail biting, causeless
weeping, talking to one self etc?
Ans. I sometimes talk to myself but that’s to sort of motivating myself.

- How do you feel about your friends, family, your children and especially your husband / wife?
Ans. I am not married. Family and friends are obviously very important. But I am reserved and introvert kinda guy who keeps secrets. I am open to very less people. I value relations but if someone doesn’t want to be in touch with me then even I won’t bother.

11. What are your fears and do you dream of any situation repeatedly?
Ans. Cockroaches scare me. Not in dreams though.

12. What do you crave for in food items and what are your aversions?
Ans. I am a foodie and love to have everything except pork and alcohol.

13. How is your thirst: Less, Normal or Excessive?
Ans. It’s normal.

14. How if your hunger: Less, Normal or Excessive?
Ans. It’s normal but I can’t stay hungry for long.

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

16. Is your sweat normal or less or more? Where does it sweat more: Head, Trunk or Limbs?
Ans. It’s normal but I never noticed where is it more.

17. How is your bowel movement and stool type?
Ans. It’s normal.

18. How well do you sleep? Do you have a particular posture of sleeping?
Ans. That’s the reason I am answering these questions. I am simply not able to sleep properly. Forget about postures!


19. Do you think you are able to satisfy your sexual desires in general?
Ans. I haven’t had a chance but I think I’ll rock.

20. How do you think you are different from others, if at all?
Ans. A bit confused here!

21. What medications have been taken earlier by you to treat the diseases and do you have any particular symptom surfacing after the medication?
Ans. I tried allopathic in which I used some nasal sprays like flutiflo, Aziflo, nasal drop like otrivin, nasogest and Lecope-AD tablets. I also tried some powdered herbs given by a BUMS physician. Lastly, I tried some homeopathic medicine as well. Not sure what that was. All I can say is my problem got worse even after having any or everything.

22. What major diseases are running in your family?
Ans. My mother has stones in bladder and high blood pressure resulting in severe headache at times. My father is prone to common cold and other nasal problems. My grandfather has diabetes. I don’t remember anymore.

23. Describe, how do you look like? Describe your overall appearance
Ans. I like to be fit and healthy so I workout regularly and so have an average (if not ripped) physique. I am 5’9 weighing around 80 Kg.
 
  simplyhumayun on 2014-10-30
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
Will come back with some questions.
 
rishimba 6 years ago
1. Which side is most affected, right or left?

2. Did you ever see bleeding of nose on trying to blow hard?

3. Which side do you tend to sleep in order to reduce the sufferings? Right or left?

4. What ailments have you suffered from since childhood?

5. Can you write down around 10 adjectives describing you as a person showing some positive and negatives shades in your personality and thought process?

6.What is the color of the sputum, if it comes out at all?

7. What is the aggravating factor? Lying or sitting posture or Sleep?

8. As a person ( if you didn't have this problem), what is your thermal preference? Do you like warm or cool environment?

9. What are your cravings in food and drinks? Do you like hot or cold drinks?

10. When you suffer from headaches, what do you do to reduce the pain? Can you describe the pain?
 
rishimba 6 years ago
Thanks again for turning back this promptly. I really appreciate it.

1. Which side is most affected, right or left?
Ans. Right

2. Did you ever see bleeding of nose on trying to blow hard?
Ans. Yes. But it didn't happen recently (not in last 1-1.5 years).

3. Which side do you tend to sleep in order to reduce the sufferings? Right or left?
Ans. Right so that the left nostril is faced towards ceiling.

4. What ailments have you suffered from since childhood?
Ans. There's nothing for long periods. However, I used to have cough usually during childhood but this doesn't happen now for last 7-8 years.

5. Can you write down around 10 adjectives describing you as a person showing some positive and negatives shades in your personality and thought process?
Ans. Shy, quiet, patient, protective, understanding, loyal, introvert, angry (sometimes), emotional, wild (rare).

6.What is the color of the sputum, if it comes out at all?
Ans. White. Green rarely.

7. What is the aggravating factor? Lying or sitting posture or Sleep?
Ans. Both lying, sitting and sleeping but lying and sleeping are most aggravating.

8. As a person ( if you didn't have this problem), what is your thermal preference? Do you like warm or cool environment?
Ans. Cool. Extreme cold actually.

9. What are your cravings in food and drinks? Do you like hot or cold drinks?
Ans. It depends on mood. I like both hot and cold. But keeping in mind my problem, I prefer hot over cold as it helps relieve the condition a bit. But I go for cold when I want to.

10. When you suffer from headaches, what do you do to reduce the pain? Can you describe the pain?
Ans. When it starts, I take tea and have some rest. I go with taking steam as well as it relieves/reduces the pain (remember, I encounter facial pain as well). But when it's extreme, I take one Crocin Advanced tablet. I ultimately have to sleep to get over it. At it's most extreme, the pain persist even in-between and after sleep.

The pain is usually at it's extreme and happens to be on both right and left side. Sometimes it's at back side as well.

Thanks,
Humayun.
 
simplyhumayun 6 years ago
Sounds gross but does picking of nose or boring finger into the nose help to unclog the passage?

Did you ever feel the need to bore finger into your nose?
 
rishimba 6 years ago
I do sometimes bore finger to unclog. It helps but not much as it gets blocked again in some time.
 
simplyhumayun 6 years ago
Your remedy to overcome these acute symptoms is ARUM TRIPHYLLUM. You may try it in 12C potency three times a day for some 2 to 3 days. This is only an acute remedy and should be taken in low potencies whenever your symptoms are intense.

Once this blockage is reduced, take PHOSPHORUS 200C once in a week for three weeks initially. I expect phosphorus will act on the polyp in the long run and cure you completely.

Come back once in 15 days to share your condition.
 
rishimba 6 years ago
Thanks for this. Can you please tell me how to consume these medicines i.e. in how much amount every time and in which form? I'll get these by tomorrow and start having them.

Also, can you tell me if I have to avoid any food?
[message edited by simplyhumayun on Sun, 02 Nov 2014 10:57:41 GMT]
 
simplyhumayun 6 years ago
Buy the remedies from a reputed manufacturer preferably in the liquid form.

One dose would be 3 drops of remedy in some 10 ml of water sipped up in empty stomach and clean mouth. Don't take any food or water one hour before or after taking the dose.

Try to have a simple diet and avoid taking raw onions, garlic or wearing deos at least on the day you take phosphorus.
 
rishimba 6 years ago
Hi, thanks a lot for the clarification. However, potency 12C of Arum Tryphyllum is not available anywhere where I live. Instead, 30C is available everywhere so I bought it. Is it okay?

Also, C is not mentioned on the pack. For example it's only 30 and not 30C. Does that make any difference?

It would be helpful if you could reply today itself.

Thanks,
Humayun.
 
simplyhumayun 6 years ago
You can take 30 potency. Take it once in 6 hours initially for 2 days maximum. Once you see your symptoms getting relieved, taper the dose down to once or twice a day for some days more.
 
rishimba 6 years ago
Thanks a ton! I really appreciate it 😊! Will get back in a week or two with improvement hopefully.
[message edited by simplyhumayun on Mon, 03 Nov 2014 08:27:24 GMT]
 
simplyhumayun 6 years ago
Hi, it's almost two weeks but I don't see any improvement. I took Arum Triphyllum twice a day for 2 days in a week. I also took Sulphur 2 times in 2 weeks as you suggested.

What do you suggest??
 
simplyhumayun 6 years ago
Did you really take Sulphur?

Where did you see me suggesting you to take Sulphur!!

Sulphur might have interacted negatively with Arum T. We should not mix remedies.

Please go through my previous posts. My second prescription was PHOSPHORUS.
 
rishimba 6 years ago
So I don't have to take Sulphur for now and ONLY TAKE Arum Triphyllum?
 
simplyhumayun 6 years ago
Arum T was given to reduce the acute symptoms based on your modality. It is not a long lasting or curing remedy.

Your curing remedy is most probably Phosphorus.

So, you may try Arum T only for now and see if it works on your acute symptoms to reduce your sufferings immediately.

Let me know if this works on your acute symptoms.
 
rishimba 6 years ago
Arum didn't help much. However, I can try it for 2-3 more days.
 
simplyhumayun 6 years ago
I felt slight improvement taking Arum T. I could sleep with less disturbance and woke up only 2-3 times due to dry mouth (I wake up at least 6-7 times otherwise). However, congestion is still there.
 
simplyhumayun 6 years ago
Good to know that. Improvement will be slow and continual as the symptoms have been around for long.

Taper down the frequency of the dose gradually based on the intensity of nasal congestion.

Meanwhile source Phosphorus as suggested before.
 
rishimba 6 years ago
What did you mean here: 'Meanwhile source Phosphorus as suggested before'? I didn't get it :-/
 
simplyhumayun 6 years ago
Phosphorus seems to be your constitutional remedy. Keep it handy. You may need Phosphorus later in case Arum T doesn't cure you fully.
 
rishimba 6 years ago
Hello! Here's my current condition. I have been taking Arum T twice a day. I don't see much improvement. Blockage has reduced only to some extent.

Now when I blow the nose, I encounter some effect(pain) on ears as well especially on right ear.
 
simplyhumayun 6 years ago
OK, Please stop Arum T.

Wait for a few days and let me know when the pain in ears stops while blowing nose.

Next you may try Phosphorus.
 
rishimba 6 years ago
I don't feel pain while blowing nose now. I do however feel some sort of pressure on ears while blowing nose.
 
simplyhumayun 6 years ago
Have you taken a few doses of Phosphorus?

How many doses have you taken of Phosphorus and of what potency and what frequency?
 
rishimba 6 years ago
I took it in very starting days. I took one dose (3 drops) in a week for 3 weeks but stopped taking it as per your instructions and only took Arum T. then.
 
simplyhumayun 6 years ago

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