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Tense, depressed, anxious...

Hi, I'm a female, 29, unmarried, never pregnant, 5'11", 128 pounds, from Poland. Tall and skinny, with thin and long limbs, diamond shaped face, rather pale skin.

- I tend to worry about everything;
- I have very low self-esteem, but I will never admit it to anyone and try not to show it;
- When I'm with other people I'm hardly ever relaxed, I always have my guard up.
- I have anxiety in uncomfortable social situations, with fast heart beat and shaky hands/legs, for example when I have to speak to a group of people; Later when it's over I feel that all my muscles start to ache;
- I fear failure and take it very badly;
- I was a huge perfectionist as a child but it's a bit better now;
- I never do anything spontaneously, even in the morning my routine has always been the same;
- I'm very organized and tidy at work, not so much at home;
- I get irritated when my co-workers don't take work as seriously as I do, I often prefer to do something myself than to rely on other people.
- I often feel tired, I feel it's because I'm always so tense;
- Sometimes I can't fall asleep for hours (when I worry and think about my whole day), when I do, my sleeping is still very light, I wake up frequently due to noise/light. I have a lot of vivid dreams, I sweat when I have nightmares. Even when I sleep 10h+ I still feel tired.
- I have recurring episodes of depression (due to loneliness and thinking my life is empty and worthless) with suicidal thoughts for the last 10 years. Those episodes don't last long, but when I don't feel that way I'm not really happy either, more like indifferent. Those episodes happen more frequent in winter. I feel the worst before falling asleep and usually better in the morning.
- I never cry in front of other people, I hardly ever cry anyway, but when I cry I cry my eyes out;
- I've seen a very good psychiatrist about my anxiety/social phobia, who refused to prescibe me medicine, told me I'm just emotionally oversensitive and need relaxing techniques and maybe psychotherapy.
- I can't form any close relationships with people, which is a huge reason why I get depressed. I can only keep friends on a very shallow level, I feel that people like me and show sympathy towards me but I usually avoid any social gatherings, and can't stay with touch with other people, because I don't want to bother them and I feel I'm not interesting/funny enough to be friend with. I usually reject invitations, but then I feel unhappy about staying home, cause deeply I crave contact with other people, but I would rather avoid the stress that comes with it. I had close friends in the past though, but I've never been in a serious relationship, I'm very reserved around men cause I fear rejection.
- My emotional problems started when I was 10, when my mother ended up in a hospital and barely survived two surgeries. This is when I started to get panic attacks, anxiety and school phobia; I don't have panic attacks right now, I learned to control it.
- I can't gain weight, even though I eat anything I want, but I noticed I get full pretty fast.
- I used to have irritable bowel syndrome, especially before stressful events, I get diarrhea and horrible colon spasms even by thinking about something stressful. Lately it got a lot better and I don't experience it very often.
- I take critique badly, take everything personally.
- I'm afraid to speak by mind and contradict other people;
- I have poor circulation, cold feet and hands, rather low blood pressure.
- I'm on verge of anemia, with low hemoglobin count;
- I often get cold sores on lips;
- I get migraine before my period;
- I have comedonal acne and oily skin, especially on my forehead.
- I'm prone to sinus infection, and I had one episode of kidney stones;
- I'm very stubborn, undecided;
- I love summer and hot weather, I feel cold and bad in winter;
- I fear snakes, open spaces, death of family member, death in a car accident;
- I like thunderstorms, but sometimes I get headaches when the weather changes drastically;
- I get headache when skipping a meal;
- I like warm foods and cold drinks;
- I don't drink coffee;
- I crave sweets, but they are days when I crave salty food too;
- I dislike red meat;
- I don't feel good after eating eggs;
- I love spinach;
- My mood is better when I exercise;

If you have any other questions let me know. Thank You very much.
  sugarbomb on 2015-02-26
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.

Please start off by getting the cell salt Ferrum Phos 6x.(also called
tissue salts or Schuessler salts)
These are small tablets- Take 4 tabs and dissolve under
the tongue 4 times a day. This is for the low hemoglobin-

You mentioned you do not like red meat- do you eat chicken? There are two kinds of iron we get from food.
Heme and non heme- the easiest for the body to absorb
is Heme which is in chicken, red meat, oysters, clams

The other plant based iron is harder to absorb- I will
do another post with diet advice for that.

If you have low hemoglobin you will be tired, you will
be depressed and it makes it hard to function.

So start with the Ferrum Phos for one week and then
please fill out the answers to this form- I know you gave
a lot of info already that is good but the form helps.
Please list the answers on this thread- the link is

List also everything you have taken for this, herbs,
allopathic med, homeopathic med etc. I don't know
how easy it is to get homeopathic meds in Poland but
you can try Homeoforce (UK) put cell salt in the search
box and find out if they ship to your area.

I will look over the form and there will be another
remedy for you overall after more questions and after
taking the Ferrum phos.


[message edited by simone717 on Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:52:13 GMT]
simone717 7 years ago
Non Heme Iron

----------How to maximize your Iron intake------------

Some foods can help your body absorb iron from iron-rich foods; others can hinder it. To absorb the most iron from the foods you eat, avoid drinking coffee or tea or consuming calcium-rich foods or drinks with meals containing iron-rich foods. To improve your absorption of iron, eat it along with a good source of vitamin C -- such as orange juice, broccoli, or strawberries -- or eat nonheme iron foods with a food from the meat, fish, and poultry group

Breakfast cereals enriched with iron
One cup of cooked beans
One-half cup of tofu
1 ounce of pumpkin, sesame, or squash seeds

Good sources of nonheme iron, with 2.1 milligrams or more per serving, include:

One-half cup of canned lima beans, red kidney beans, chickpeas, or split peas
One cup of dried apricots
One medium baked potato
One medium stalk of broccoli
One cup of cooked enriched egg noodles
One-fourth cup of wheat germ

Other sources of nonheme iron, with 0.7 milligrams or more, include:

1 ounce of peanuts, pecans, walnuts, pistachios, roasted almonds, roasted cashews, or sunflower seeds
One-half cup of dried seedless raisins, peaches, or prunes
One cup of spinach
One medium green pepper
One cup of pasta
One slice of bread, pumpernickel bagel, or bran muffin
One cup of rice
simone717 7 years ago
This is another pharmacy in
Austria- here is an image of
the cell salt kit.

Cell salts are a sub system in homeopathy-
there are 12 of them. They work on the cell
metabolism and rebalance the cell function.

In Europe- they use D instead of X- quite often.
You don't need the kit, I just wanted to show
you what it is. http://www.remedia-homeopathy.com/

Put cell salt in the search box.
[message edited by simone717 on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:01:26 GMT]
simone717 7 years ago
Thank you for your answer. I can buy most homeopathic meds, but we only have the C scale potency and the lowest potency I can buy ferrum phos in is 5ch, which would be too high I guess? I think I'm gonna order it from Germany or UK.

Yes, I eat and like chicken. Thank you for the diet advice, I will keep that in mind.
sugarbomb 7 years ago
Hi- yes please order bc the cell salts have a tiny
amount of the minerals in them.
simone717 7 years ago
Hi, sorry it took me so long to answer and finish the form.
I took Ferrum phos for one week. I didn't get a new blood test yet, but I'm getting one tomorrow. I sleep better and I don't get as chilly, but that's it for now.
Anyway, I learned that I have a low bone density and scans pointed out I have osteoporosis. (we were examined for free at my workplace, then I had the same test once again to confirm the result) Funny, I have never had a broken bone in my life, my teeth are also rather strong, I don't know what to think about it. I started taking calcium with vitamin d and I also take lehning rexorubia from time to time.
I had a few tests, and they all came fine (renal function, thyroid function, mineral levels, sex hormones), my doctor is not sure what exactly caused it.
I refuse to treat it allopathically, since I don't have any fractures.

Here are my answers:
1. Describe your main suffering?
Depression, anxiety, avoiding people, lack of energy.

2. What other physical sufferings do you have in your body?
Anemia, low bone density, comedonal acne on my forehead.

3. What mental sufferings / feelings do you have associated with your physical sufferings?
I don't think they're connected, except for anemia which I read can cause both depression and anxiety.

4. What exactly do you feel when you are at your worst?
Shaky hands and legs, or my whole body is shaking, can't seem to think straight while anxious, very tense. As for depression (which comes and goes) general feeling of gloom, despair with compulsive suicidal thoughts.

5. When did it all start? Can you connect it to any past event or disease?
My anxiety and panic attacks started when I was 10 and my mother ended up in a Hospital. Depression started when I was 14-15?. I started avoiding people after being bullied at 16-17.

6. Which time of the day you are worst?
I guess my anxiety is worse from 10-12 AM, and depression around 10PM and later?

7. What are the things which aggravate your suffering and which are those which ameliorate the same?
I get more anxious when I'm tired and not well rested. I can't really tell what makes my depression appear. It just comes with no good reason and it isn't connected to any events in my life. I don't think I'm happy but I'm not that miserable to want to end my life, anyway when I get a depression episode I can't even answer the question why I am suddenly so distraught that I don't see any sense in living. I hate the feeling of depression and sadness but I can't control it.

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)?

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

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

Quiet, nervous, suspicious or other people motives, very stubborn, I never show that someone offended me, but sometimes I will hold a grudge agaist that person.

- How do you feel before or during a thunderstorm?
I'm prone to headache before thunderstorms and weather change in general. I love thunderstorms and feel good during storms.

- Do you like being consoled during your tough times?
No, I'm afraid anyone will learn about my anxiety/depression. As for my parents I don't want to worry them.

- Are you sensitive to external stimuli like smell, noise, light etc?
I'm very sensitive to smell, also smallest noise can wake me up, I have a very good hearing.

- Do you have any typical habit or gesture like nail biting, causeless
weeping, talking to one self etc?
I did bit nails since I was a kid but completely stopped when I was 18.

- How do you feel about your friends, family, your children and especially your husband / wife?
I don't have close friends, but I'm always emphatic and helpful to other people. As for my parents I love them and fear the will pass too soon, and I will end up alone. I don't have husband/children.

11. What are your fears and do you dream of any situation repeatedly?
Death of my parents, snakes, car accident. My worst nightmares are about running on railway tracks and escaping trains, snakes, or being paralyzed and unable to run/scream.

12. What do you crave for in food items and what are your aversions?
I crave green salads, spinach, sweets (often), salty snacks (not so often).
I hate mint, olives, red meat.

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

14. How if your hunger: Less, Normal or Excessive?
When I'm nervous there are days when I have huge appetite, but there are also days when I can't eat too much cause I will get full fast.

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?
I don't sweat a lot. Sometimes my legs sweat at night.

17. How is your bowel movement and stool type?
It's regular once a day, well shaped (mostly type 3-4 in the bristol scale)

18. How well do you sleep? Do you have a particular posture of sleeping?
Now I sleep better than I previously described, I fall asleep faster, but sometimes I will wake up at night with the feeling of anxiety, mostly from bad dreams. I usually fall asleep on my left side, in the yearner position.

19. Do you think you are able to satisfy your sexual desires in general?
No, I'm not in a relationship and casual sex doesn't seem like an option for me.

20. How do you think you are different from others, if at all?
I was always different physically, taller than my peers, I was also always a stay at home introvert while my friends were usually the extrovert types.

21. What medications have been taken earlier by you to treat the diseases and do you have any particular symptom surfacing after the medication?
Mostly herbal remedies for nervousness like melissa, valeriana, but they didn't make that much of a difference, I don't recall any new symptoms.

22. What major diseases are running in your family?
None that I know off.

23. Describe, how do you look like? Describe your overall appearance
Very tall, very skinny, long limbs, long fingers, diamond face, pale skin, big green eyes, small chested, ashy blonde straight thin hair.


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, 5 days.
- Do you suffer from any kind of physical or mental discomfort before, during or after the periods?
I get a bit short-tempered before my period, the first day is painful but not that bad.
- Is the flow scanty, normal or excessive?
Excessive the first day and then normal.
- Is the blood thick bright red or pale watery?
Bright red in the beginning and dark during the end.
- Do you notice any clots in the flow?
sugarbomb 7 years ago

Please continue with Ferrum Phos for another week,
and let me know what the blood test results are.

Meanwhile I will be going over your answers for
another remedy for your overall state and will get
back with you soon.


simone717 7 years ago
I will do that, a huge thank you for your help Simone!
sugarbomb 7 years ago
Dear Sugarbomb,

Can you have your Vitamin D levels tested?
I would like you to google Dr. Mercola Vitamin D testing and optimal levels. Vitamin D has a lot
to do with calcium and bone density. Don't know
how much sun you get on your body in winter?
Vitamin D acts like a hormone and too little makes
people depressed. Getting your levels right, plus
exercise that puts stress on the bones and good
diet with calcium should be enough for the osteoporosis
at your age.

You could also read "The Myth of Osteoporosis" revised edition ( see
Amazon) I have not read it, but Drs don't seem to know what to do
with under 40 women who test positive on this. I do know in USA,
that people consume over the top levels of protein which leads to
this, and then they start taking the Bone drugs, when they really
need to adjust their diet.
[message edited by simone717 on Sun, 05 Apr 2015 00:00:11 BST]
simone717 7 years ago
It turned out my Iron levels are good, but I still have low hemoglobin. I'm still waiting for vitamin D and B12 levels results.
sugarbomb 7 years ago
Hi Sugarbomb,

What were your hemoglobin levels?

Adult women: 12 to 16 gm/dL (normal range)

Has the Dr. Reviewed this with you, as in
ruling out sickle cell anemia, or diabetes
as a cause of this?

How are you doing as of now?

I assume you are still taking Ferrum Phos-
what are you noticing?


simone717 7 years ago
I haven't seen my doctor yet, but I'm going to (when I get all the results back).
My hemoglobin is currently 11,7, so it's not that horrible. I still get tired pretty fast, but as for now I have no symptoms of depression, I also sleep much better. I wish I was more sociable/more assertive though.

I only took Ferrum Phos for one week, should I continue? I had two blood tests and my iron levels were good while taking it and also good one two weeks after I stopped taking it.
My Vitamin B12 level is pretty low though, 244,2pg/ml.

Still waiting for the Vitamin D results.
sugarbomb 7 years ago
Hi- Lets wait till you see the Dr. and have all the
facts. Low levels of B-12 are a cause of low hemoglobin.
He may suggest sub lingual tabs or shots and give
you the reasons for this.

Let me know when you have all that info. Hold off
on the Ferrum Phos for now.


simone717 7 years ago

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