5 year old adhd sympthomsI have little experience with homeopathy (I have only used a couple of things for myself for heart burn). My 5 year old daughter is having a very hard time with focus (this has been present since she was very, very young), also, she is extremely impulsive to the point where I will be telling her to please not touch something and she looks at me and immediately touches it as if not able to control herself. Taking her to the grocery store (or any store, really) is extremely difficult. She does not listen, not because she wants to be naughty, but because her mind seems to be racing and over stimmated. She can't help her self not to touch things no matter how many times she is asked nicely not to, or given appropriate consequences. She is destructive and very hard on her toys (always has been). She is not violent, but can throw one hell on a tantrum-screaming, stomping and the whole but. Anything can set her off if she is in a 'wild mood'. Evenings are tough- this is her 'witching hour'. She gets very silly and seems to be on an emotional roller coaster (from frustrated and upset to being super silly within 5 minutes). Poor thing gets frustrated very easily. She has a very hard time listening and retaining information. She is gluten free, lots of veggies, no juice, occasional chocolate, no artificial dyes etc.
I would like to try something else to help her! I'm feeling so frustrated and she is as well! She is very intelligent and had an enormous heart. I want to help her focus her energy in an appropriate and less destructive way. Thank you for reading this!!
gglight on 2015-03-04
Sugar and processed foods make her sympthoms worse. She does have Beckwith Weidemann syndrome, which is an over growth disorder. (In her case, it's Affects her kidneys, liver, and tongue. Making them functional but larger than normal.)
Her stools are on the softer side and occasionally will have diarrhea with no obvious cause. Her skin is very sensitive and we can only use a certain cream and chapstick. Something at school is triggering her upper lip/under her nose to become extremely chapped, like a topical allergic reaction to something. We have not figured out the cause yet and have her teachers keeping an eye out. She knows not to use other friends' chap sticks (she has in the past and gotten the same allergic-like reaction to the point her lips were bleeding).
When I read the indications for Tarentula Hispanica and Veratrum album, they sounded very much like my daughter. Does that sound like it would be on the right track?
gglight 4 years ago
♥ Evocationer 4 years ago
1. Try to be as descriptive as possible. When describing pains or sensations use descriptions along the lines of feels as if someone is squeezing it with their hand or it is like an insect crawling around inside or it is as if someone is standing over me threatening to kill me. Long descriptions are always better than short ones. One word answers are difficult to use successfully.
2. Another important part of symptom description for homoeopathy are the modalities. These are situations, events, activities or conditions which modify the symptom in some way. We usually refer to this as what makes them better or worse (amelioration/aggravation). The situation may actually provoke the symptom into appearing, make it vanish altogether, or just increase or decrease it in some way. Modalities are vital information for prescribing.
Modalities are typically related to (but not exclusively) the following situations:
A. Temperature, weather
B. Time (day, night, specific times, frequency, periodicity, season)
C. Position, activity
D. Emotions, thoughts
E. Food and drink
F. Drugs, medication
3. How the symptom is perceived is important too odour, appearance, sound, touch. What colour is it, what is its texture? For gestures, describe what it looks like the patient is doing, or what you feel you are doing while making the movement eg. they look like they are swatting flies or I feel like something is pushing my hand upwards or it is like I stick a fork in an electrical outlet which throws my body backwards. Description it is key to accurate prescriptions.
4. When did the symptom or set of symptoms start? The apparent cause can be useful in determining the remedy, although it is not of the same importance as the previous factors. It may have been a specific event, a disease, an accident or even an emotional experience.
5. Use your own words. Do not copy phrases or descriptions found in our various remedy pictures. Try not to use other peoples ideas or thoughts or words. If you are reporting on behalf of someone else, report their exact words, however you can also report your own observations of them (not opinions).
6. Does the symptom occur alongside another specific symptom? Do particular symptoms only occur together? Does a particular symptom occur with a particular thought or emotion? For example, a headache that always comes with visual disturbances, or stomach pain that appears alongside anger, or anxiety that makes you feel like running down the street screaming.
7. Each complaint should be described fully before going on to describe another complaint. Try not to mix different symptoms or complaints together. Each modifying feature must be clearly attached to a particular symptom/set of symptoms. Any mistake you make here is a mistake the homoeopath will also then make.
BEFORE MOVING ON TO THE NEXT SET OF QUESTIONS, DO THIS NOW FOR EACH PHYSICAL PROBLEM YOU HAVE. LOOK AT ANY POSSIBLE SYMPTOM YOU HAVE, NOT JUST THE ONE YOU ARE ASKING FOR HELP IN RESOLVING.
♥ Evocationer 4 years ago
2. Sensation or pain
3. Situations/events/triggers for making it worse
4. Situations/events/triggers for making it better
5. Event that seemed to start the complaint
6. Other sensory features smell, sound, taste, tactile etc of the symptom
Make sure each complaint is done separately. Do not group them together. This is for physical complaints/diseases rather than mental or emotional problems.
Symptoms may be divided into three categories:
1. Symptoms which they more or less have all the time
2. Symptoms which appear as acute things but have appeared more than once
3. Symptoms which have appeared for the first time.
Make sure you clearly divide the symptoms into these three groups.
MENTAL STATE OF THE CHILD (IMPORTANT)
1. When the physical complaint is active, what is his/her emotional state like? What does he/she do? What does she/he want you to do?
2. Does he/she describe any unusual sensation or pain in the body, especially when they are complaining of something?
3. What fears does he/she have? How does she/he react?
4. Was there any incident in the past that had a great impact? What happened at the time? Is there any ongoing reaction to this event? How does he/she talk about it?
5. Is there any story (book, fairytale, cartoon, movie etc) that seems to really resonate with her/him? What does he/she say about it?
6. What kind of fantasies does she/he describe to you? How does this translate down into play, games, toys? Does he/she tend to draw particular things over and over? If so what are they? If you point to these images, what does she/he say about them?
7. Does he/she describe any dreams or nightmares to you, and what are they? How does she/he react on waking from them?
8. How is he/she when interacting with other children? What about sports or games? How about obeying rules or social conventions?
9. How is she/he when interacting with older people? Is there any difference between family or friends and strangers in terms of reactions and behavior?
10. What kind of activities does he/she enjoy doing? Which of these do she/he spend the most time at?
11. What qualities seem to make your child different from other children?
12. How does your child cope with school, school work, study, deadlines, speaking in front of others, following directions etc?
13. What kind of questions does he/she tend to ask you or other adults?
14. What makes her/him laugh? What makes him/her cry?
15. What makes him/her angry or irritable?
16. What does your child do when alone?
17. Is there a particular person or type of person that he/she reacts to, and what kind of reaction?
GENERAL STATE OF YOUR CHILD
1. What position does he/she sleep in?
2. Is there any position he/she seems unable to sleep in?
3. Any unusual behaviour during sleep?
4. Any problems with sleep?
5. What foods are craved (cravings are strong desires) What foods are hated?
6. What drinks are craved? What drinks are hated?
7. How does he/she react when hungry, or hunger is prolonged?
8. How does the weather affect?
9. How does the temperature affect?
10. Are there any other environmental influences negative or positive (season, noise, music, moon, light, dark, day, night, time, smells etc.)
11. Problems with stool or bowel habit?
Problems with urine or bladder habit?
12. Where does he/she sweat most? Does it stain or smell unusual?
13. Has she/he reacted to any medical treatment in the past in a strong or negative way?
PREGNANCY AND BIRTH
1. What kind of health problems occurred while you were pregnant with your child?
2. Were there any other stresses or traumas that occurred?
3. Did the birth itself have any problems?
4. Do you remember if any symptoms occurred suddenly during pregnancy that then vanished after your child was born? Especially important are any emotional or mental changes during this time.
♥ Evocationer 4 years ago
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