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Social anxiety and body dysmorphia

Hello, i hope you can help me out with this. I'm posting here the questionaire that you always point out in the forum, explaining my current issue.

Thank you.

Patient ID: Sex: Female Age: 34

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

1. Describe your main suffering?
Social anxiety and body dysmorphia issues. I am very self conscious while doing things in front of other people. Afraid of social gatherings, meeting new people. I isolate myself, try to not go out and avoid social occasions. I can go out and do errands if I have to, but if it’s not necessary, I simply make up excuses. I feel very conscious about the way I look. My face is a huge problem for me. I perceive myself as ugly and I cannot tolerate my picture be taken. I find myself avoiding going out mainly because of the way I look. When I’m outside I feel like a look weird and ugly and people stare, though I intellectually know they don’t. I have the recurrent fear that people are going to mock me or humiliate me in public. Now days I have reached the point where I really have no friends because of this tendency to avoid anything outside my comfort zone. I procrastinate I lot.


2. What other physical sufferings do you have in your body?
I’m currently recovering from a pudendal neuropathy on the left side of my body, I treated the whole thing with homeopathy and has worked out amazingly well. While recovering I found out that most of my sufferings are manifested on the left side of my body. I tend to have cold feet and hands. Headaches, tension in jaw, bad sleep. Sometimes stomach issues like constipation and distention.


3. What mental sufferings / feelings do you have associated with your physical sufferings?
The fear of doing stuff in front of others. Afraid of being alone and yet I fear people. Afraid of being mock at, played at; what other may think of me. Afraid of the dark and irrational fears, like making a phone call. Feelings of abandonment, lost. And pretty much all the things that I stated in the first question.


4. What exactly do you feel when you are at your worst?
I feel hopeless, like I’m never going to feel at ease. Very depressed and cry a lot. No energy, apathy towards everything. Suicidal fantasies, although I have to make clear that I have never try to harm myself. Alone, dislocated from the rest and very ashamed of myself.

5. When did it all start? Can you connect it to any past event or disease?
Very early in my life. I think the very first time I felt afraid of people and social occasions I was in basic school. 6, maybe 7 years old. That was the time when I new that my now late father was an alcoholic. Then in junior high I got bullied for three years in a row. Kids calling me ugly, stupid, putting very harmful nicknames on me. I was always very afraid that someone would find out about my dad’s alcoholism. I got bullied in everyday basis and that was the very first time that I started thinking about suicide, but never doing anything. By high school got a little better, I wasn’t bullied anymore, but started to feel very insecure and couldn’t be by my own. College was pretty much the same. I had friends, dated, etc, but always this crippling fear of people and new situations.

6. Which time of the day you are worst?
Afternoons and nights. Mostly nights.

7. What are the things which aggravate your suffering and which are those which ameliorate the same?
Aggravate: seeing other people have real lives, doing stuff, getting ahead in life. Cold days are the worse for me, especially with rain. Anything that makes me be conscious about my current situation makes me feel worse. It also aggravates when I have my periods. Ameliorate: sunny days, but not to hot because I cannot tolerate very hot climate well. Doing physical stuff like cleaning the house or running errands that require physical work.


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)?
When I’m working on anything physical it does get better, but not always. Bad weather makes it worse too and also menses but, I don’t believe my main issues are a byproduct of all these.


9. When do you feel better, during hot weather or cold weather, humid or dry weather?
Dry semihot weather. I don’t like humidity.


10. Describe your general mental set up? Are you Moody, Arrogant, Mild, Agreeable Changeable, Nervous, Suspicious, Easily offended, Quiet, Arguing, Irritating, Lazy etc.
Moody, changeable, nervous, easily offended, very sensitive to other people remarks, aloof, shy.

- How do you feel before or during a thunderstorm?
I feel ok .

- Do you like being consoled during your tough times?
Not really, because I feel that the other person is not really getting what I say. I avoid sharing what bothers me and makes me sad or worry. I don’t share this with others.

- Are you sensitive to external stimuli like smell, noise, light etc?
Yes. Keen smells, loud noises, extremely bright light.

- Do you have any typical habit or gesture like nail biting, causeless
weeping, talking to one self etc?
Talking to myself, fantasizing, day dreaming.

- How do you feel about your friends, family, your children and especially your husband / wife?
I’m very changeable towards them. Sometimes I feel ok, but not really close. Other times, I cannot seem to find anything in common that makes me feel appreciated or like part of the group. I have no partner and no children.

11. What are your fears and do you dream of any situation repeatedly?
End up alone. No life partner and no children. Not having a family of my own.

12. What do you crave for in food items and what are your aversions?
Full substantial meals. Meat, vegetables, legumes with rich flavors, recently I’ve found myself eating a lot of raw onion with my meals. Aversion to things that are too sweet or too spicy.


13. How is your thirst: Less, Normal or Excessive?
Normal during the day. Every now and then, I get thirsty at night.

14. How if your hunger: Less, Normal or Excessive?
Usually is normal but every now and then I feel that it changes to a little bit more than normal.

15. Is there any kind of food which your body can’t stand?
Too greasy and oily foods.

16. Is your sweat normal or less or more? Where does it sweat more: Head, Trunk or Limbs?
My feet. More in trunk and limbs

17. How is your bowel movement and stool type?
Normal, usually once a day sometimes skips a day.

18. How well do you sleep? Do you have a particular posture of sleeping?
Not good. Wake up too early in the morning even if I only had a few hours of sleep. I find it hard to go to sleep again. Usually sleep on one side, predominately on my right side but tend to move straight on my back facing the ceiling.

19. Do you think you are able to satisfy your sexual desires in general?
No

20. How do you think you are different from others, if at all?
I think my way of analyzing and structuring things and situations.

21. What medications have been taken earlier by you to treat the diseases and do you have any particular symptom surfacing after the medication?
I am currently taking Pulsatilla 30c three times a day recommended by my doctor because of a deep feeling of void and sadness during my periods. I think is working in my menstrual moods and some other emotional issues, but not in my social anxiety and body dysmorphia. I have not seen any other symptoms surfacing because of the use of the pulsatilla.


22. What major diseases are running in your family?
Some of my relatives have diabetes type one and two.

23. Describe, how do you look like? Describe your overall appearance
1.60 mts height, skinny, broad hips, brown hair and eyes. Light brown skin, thin fine hair.

24. (ONLY FOR FEMALES)

Please answer the following questions:
(Please give details of your past menstruation if you have attained menopause.)
- Are the periods early, regular or late in general? How long do they last?
Regular in general, they last usually 6 -7 days

- Do you suffer from any kind of physical or mental discomfort before, during or after the periods?
I get very depressed, low energy, sad and sometimes I feel the need to cry. This however has change since I’m using the pulsatilla. Physical discomforts: Pain in lower back, belly, and in the genital area, like pressure. Accumulation of heat. Sometimes I get discomfort on the pudendal nerve (on left side) but very little. These are more intense the first two days, then they start to subside.

- Is the flow scanty, normal or excessive?
Normal. If I’m physical inactive it tends to be very scanty.

- Is the blood thick bright red or pale watery?
Bright clean red

- Do you notice any clots in the flow?
No
 
  Bambara on 2015-01-04
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
plz fill these also,

Mental Status
a)The quality of the patient's life in relationship to loved ones, family, friends and colleagues. Overall quality of energy available to function in daily life, and under various circumstances.
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b)Any mental/emotional shocks occurring in the patient's life-grief, major financial losses separation from loved ones, death, identity crisis and other stress in life.
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c)Memory,ability to concentrate/comprehend.
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d)Are you fearful of anything eg: Animals, people, being alone, darkness, death, disease, robbers, thunder, storm, high places.
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e)Are you anxious about anything: if yes, give details.
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f)Are you impatient.
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g)Are you doubtful or suspicious.
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h)Are you hurt easily (emotionally)how do you react. Does it cause hatred/revenge.
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i)Does your pride get hurt easily.
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j)Are you depressed, if so, reason/circumstances.
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k)Do you like to share your problems.
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l)Effect of consolation.
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m)Do you ever become suicidal when? How.
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n)Memory- quality if poor, for what ( eg. Names, places, people, what you read).
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o)Do you weep easily, effect of weeping, ie, does it make you worse or better.
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p)Are you easily irritated. What makes you angry, how do you express it.
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q)Are you destructive.
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r)How good are you in making decisions.
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s)Do you like company or like to remain alone.
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t)How seriously are you affected by disorder and uncleanness in your surroundings.
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u)How does failure appear to you?
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v)Are there any matters that you deeply dislike?
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w)What activities you deeply like? How does it affect your mood?
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x)Are you affectionate? How does others sorrow affect you?
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y)Any present fears in your life or future.
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z)Any present life or future life desires.
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thanks..
 
homeo.mzp 6 years ago
Thank you for your reply. Here's what you requested:

Mental Status
a)The quality of the patient's life in relationship to loved ones, family, friends and colleagues. Overall quality of energy available to function in daily life, and under various circumstances.
My relationships are unstable. I get along just fine with my family in regular basis, but I avoid sharing intimate details with them. Even in the household, I tend to isolate if I don’t feel well. When we have disagreements, usually turns into a fight. I have a complicated relationship with my mother, I have detected a lot of anger and resentment from my behalf towards her. With the few friends that I have I tend to be a little possessive. I have plenty energy to daily life shores and activities. I work from home.

b)Any mental/emotional shocks occurring in the patient's life-grief, major financial losses separation from loved ones, death, identity crisis and other stress in life.
Not really. My main stress is the fear of end up alone I guess. Some money stress.

c)Memory,ability to concentrate/comprehend.
I have good concentration but my memory does fail sometimes. Sometimes I do have problems comprehending but it takes really little effort to fix that, it does depend on my energy and anxiety levels.

d)Are you fearful of anything eg: Animals, people, being alone, darkness, death, disease, robbers, thunder, storm, high places.
Darkness, end up alone, extreme physical pain.

e)Are you anxious about anything: if yes, give details.
End up alone, future.

f)Are you impatient.
In general, yes. But this changes depending on the activity.

g)Are you doubtful or suspicious.
Yes. This worsen after overhearing some of my family members talking behind my back about me and my behavior. They never approach me. I do remember feeling very hurt by this, then feeling a lot of anger. Till this day I do feel resentful and very insecure and suspicious towards them.

h)Are you hurt easily (emotionally)how do you react. Does it cause hatred/revenge.
I am. I tend to take remarks from others very personally. My immediate reaction in a situation like that is to closed up, I guess trying to protect myself. I stop talking. Afterwards, I do get feelings of anger, hatred, pain.

i)Does your pride get hurt easily.
Yes
j)Are you depressed, if so, reason/circumstances.
I think I am. I’m completely functional in my daily life, but it takes a lot of effort for me to be ok with my current life situation. I feel like I’m pretending all the time.

k)Do you like to share your problems.
Not really. I think I would like to, but at the same time, I don’t want to be perceived like that. Also, when I have shared something to a friend… I really don’t feel empathy or that the other person is really listening.

l)Effect of consolation.
Usally non.

m)Do you ever become suicidal when? How.
I have think/fantasized about, but never got any near to plan or trying to hurt myself. Those thoughts come in my lower points. When I’ve been feeling down for few days in a row, let’s say a week. It’s happen before mostly in fall/winter time humid weather. Near my menstrual cycle. When I feel stuck, with no plan for the future. That’s really when the suicidal fantasies appear. Other than those occasions, never.

n)Memory- quality if poor, for what ( eg. Names, places, people, what you read).
What I read.

o)Do you weep easily, effect of weeping, ie, does it make you worse or better.
Yes, very easily. If I get really mad, I usually end up crying. If I get hurt, etc. Most of the times, it makes it worse, I don’t really feel that I am liberating something thru crying, it feels like it has no ending and I get headaches and my eyes get really swollen, like sinus.

p)Are you easily irritated. What makes you angry, how do you express it.
Yes. I’m very intolerant. What makes me the most angry is when I’m not being heard. If I’m talking and someone just interrupts or ignores what I’m saying. I raise my voice, I think I become aggressive (not physically, just verbally) and then I end up isolating myself again.

q)Are you destructive.
When I feel very frustrated and hurt I do tend to throw something around. Hit a pillow, things like that.

r)How good are you in making decisions.
I think I’m good. I do react very good under pressure and tend to analyze situations quickly. I don’t get cold feet if I have to make hard choices.

s)Do you like company or like to remain alone.
I would like company, but I currently feel very dislocated form people, so I tend to remain by myself.

t)How seriously are you affected by disorder and uncleanness in your surroundings.
I don’t like uncleanness. Disorder I can deal with at a certain extent, although I tend to be very annoy by it. Overall I get frustrated and it does annoy me quite a bit.

u)How does failure appear to you?
Horrible. It’s one of the things that gets me the most. Being a failure in life, in front of others. That concept makes me compare myself all the time with others and does worsen my issue.

v)Are there any matters that you deeply dislike?
Loud and intrusive people. Lack of privacy. Hypocrisy.

w)What activities you deeply like? How does it affect your mood?
Long walks. Reading. Manual crafts like paper quilling, origami, etc. Playing videogames. It makes me feel more stable, more in control I guess.

x)Are you affectionate? How does others sorrow affect you?
Yes I am. If it’s someone close, I tend to feel anxiety and worry about their suffering. I worry about them not feeling good or in pain, and I try to make it better if I can. Sometimes I do feel like I feel responsible for them, that I should do something about, although it’s not my job. If it’s not a close person I find myself thinking about them and their situations. For example, years ago I gave some money to an old lady begging on the streets. When I came back home, I kept thinking about her and how hard her situation must be,wishing that I could do something else for her. It’s been years now, but I still think about that, not all the time, of course, but every now and then, over the year, I do.

y)Any present fears in your life or future.
End up alone, not having someone in my life, nor having my own family, not finding my call in life.

z)Any present life or future life desires.
Keep writing, not settling for a job that I don’t want. Having my own family.
 
Bambara 6 years ago
you have social anxiety disorder and fatigue and will take time in treatment, have confidence in yourself and faith in god,

take AMBRA GRISEA 200c liquid, 2 drops in a tablespoon water, only 2 dose not more than that, not daily, 1st dose before sleep and next dose next morning after wakeup,

dnt eat or drink anything 30 minutes before or after medicine,

{if buying pills then 3 pills as one dose, 2 times, 1st at night and 2nd after wakeup, chew it, dnt swallow with water}

report how you felt in nervousness, fatigue, confidence, sleep, anxiety, and mental freshness after 20 days of stopping the course,

also do some exercises like SURYA NAMASKAR (google it or youtube) 5 TIMES DAILY for proper blood flow in whole body,

BHRAMARI PRANAYAM (google it or youtube) 10 TIMES DAILY for mental freshness and anxiety,

thanks..
 
homeo.mzp 6 years ago
Thank you very much for your quick reply. Just to be clear:

I'm taking Ambra Grisea just for one day and then wait 20 days to see any changes? is that right?

I am currently taking Pulsatilla 3 times a day, should I stop this treatment at all when taking ambra?

And are there any food restrictions?
 
Bambara 6 years ago
yes for 1 day ONLY,

stop pulsatilla, take ambra 3 days after stopping it.

No restrictions
 
homeo.mzp 6 years ago
Thank you so much.
I'll give it a try and report back to you.
 
Bambara 6 years ago
hello,
I've finally manage to get de ambra grisea and i'll start to take it. I just want to check with you if I can still drink coffee or should I stop for the rest of the treatment.
Thank you
 
Bambara 6 years ago
i am working on this case,

due to some issues homeo.mzp has left this forum forever and joined a medical trust,

i am his cousin brother and will take over all his cases because he told me to give some time daily to this forum for welfare of people.

Regards,
antivirus
 
0antivirus0 6 years ago
take you diet as usual, report improvement after 15 days.
 
0antivirus0 6 years ago
Hi,
So i took the ambra but had no improvement really. I started to feel more aware of my insecurities and my overall fear of people and experiences. I suddenly had an impulse to change my life, but then again, i wouldn't do anything and procrastinate.

I think maybe ambra was not the right choice for me. My anxiety is deeply rooted in what other people might think of me; on feeling judged, mock at, how I look in front of other people.

Someone suggested Lycopodium, what's your opinio about it?

Thanks
 
Bambara 6 years ago
16.Describe your face and tongue by doing FACIAL AND TONGUE DIAGNOSIS by visiting homeomzp.blogspot.com
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17.(OPTIONAL) For medical astrology tell your birth place,location,timing, date(dd/mm/yyyy format)
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Regards,
antivirus
 
0antivirus0 6 years ago

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