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Help with Social Anxiety

Hello All,
My name is Matias and I am from Argentina.
I has been reeding your forum and it is very helpful, all you people are really homeopaths.
Today I am seeking for help, I don't know if you can help me.
I am a Male with 25 years old, I feel like anxious when I am surrounded by people, mostly when there are just some that can observe me. Also, I am like phobic to speak, when I am doing so I think I will make a mistake and it will be funny to everyone. I use to take Homeopathic medication, I started with Sulphur 200, then Calcarea Carbonica 200, then 2000, then Ostrearum (I don't know if it is the same as Cal. Carb) 200, 2 thousand, 100 thousand, then 2MM. It was really a long repertory of medicaments, but I can't recall all of them. Always 10 drops at the morning and 10 on the night.
What most helped me was Calcarea Carbonica and Ostrearum.
Last one indicated for me was Calcarea Sulphurica 200 and yesterday I started with Gelsemium 200.

I used to be really closed on me; I mean, I used to not share my problems with anybody, not tell what I think to others and to not say anything that bothered me. I used to have panic attacks and be closed on my room because I was afraid of anything.
That was on the past, and I think that that is OK for my treatment, but today I feel different then when I started (around 2 years ago).

Today I feel more secure, more confident and happy, but some things did't improve as I expected.

I will copy and paste the questionaries from other topics that I think may help you to help me:

Patient ID: Matias Sex: M Age: 25

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

1. Describe your main suffering?
I am anxious while I am with people, It could be friends, family or strangers. I don't like to be outside my home, I live alone and it is the better way to not feel any discomfort, anyway like to have friends and go to parties because anxiety don't stop me. I have the strength to fight with my desease and if there is something funny to do that will cause any anxiety, I will do it anyway (like go to a amusement park).
A serious phobia I have is that I think I will make a mistake while talking. I am afraid of that so I will speak shortly or with anxious with other people. It increases with the amount of people listening to me. It is like I am monitoring what I am saying every single word I say. Sometimes I feel like I have anger localized on my throat. My tongue feels tense, stressed. My mouth feels weak. My thoughts starts to race and think what are others thinking about my speaking and my possible noticeable anxious. I feel better with music that makes hard to others to listen to me.
From time to time I am uncomfortable walking, like somebody is watching how I am doing that and I cannot coordinate. This is related to some problems on my cervical. While other people will take this issue relaxed, I am anxious when it happens to me on the street.
I can hardly see to the eyes of other people. I usually see other points or just do that and feel anxious.
I didn’t have any girlfriend in my life, I think because of my social problems, because I am happy and could make laughs to others, but deep down I am not really confident with myself.
I usually am tired, sleepy and the minimum amount of movement makes me like to rest.

2. What other physical sufferings do you have in your body?
Sometimes I feel pain on my left arm; the elbow to my two finders (pinky one and the other, I don’t know its names). Like some problem with my arm tendon that is worst while weather is wet.
My hands transpire too much.

3. What mental sufferings / feelings do you have associated with your physical sufferings?
- Anxious while watched by others.
- Anxious while surrounded by people (doesn’t matter with whom). Best with too many people that they do not pay attention to me (like a club party). Worst when I am with couple of them, that will notice everything (like a bus or street).
- Anxious while walking.
- Phobic to speak and make mistakes (bad pronunciations). I feel better with music or noise that makes hard to others to listen to me.
- I feel hard to find the correct words
- Anxious to see at the eyes.
- Some time ago I felt dummy while doing my things. Not too much today.
- I feel sleepy all day, don’t care if I slept 8 hours, 10 or 12.
- I like to be lying all day. (sometimes I feel weak but sometimes I do it because I like)
- I am not depressed.
- I use to procrastinate.
- Sometimes I feel dizziness (some time ago it was worst)
- Sometimes I have somnambulism
- I can’t remember dreams
- On social situations, sometimes my anxiety is “localized” on my eyes. Like I feel discomfort there and just need to see to the ground.

4. What exactly do you feel when you are at your worst?
I don’t want to see anybody, just don’t know what to do and feel sad with my situation. I can’t talk or even talk to myself because that will cause me anxiety. I can’t go outside.
I just want to rest until next day.

5. When did it all start? Can you connect it to any past event or disease?
It all started with anxiety at the age of 16 or 17. I was eating a hot dog and some friends started to make jokes with that that caused me to pay attention to others. That was my first social anxiety and the trigger.
I don’t know if it was sometime after or before I smoked weed and caused me my first panic attack.
At that moment I was afraid to have sex and my thought was that I was premature ejaculator (more things that contributed to my social anxiety).
Some time later, at the age of 23, I used to confront my father and hate him (this didn’t start at this age). He told me to leave his house so I wen’t to a hostel.
My social anxiety raced to much to the point that I was having panic attacks and barely could be with people or be outside.
At this crisis moment, I was on a friend house and because of the medication (psychiatric alopatic ones like alprazolam and so) I made mistakes while speaking (bad pronunciations) and everyone started to lough. That triggered my phobia to not speak.

6. Which time of the day you are worst?
Maybe at the middle of the day. 12PM.
Best at night.

7. What are the things which aggravate your suffering and which are those which ameliorate the same?
Aggravate: Being with people. Have to study or do things.
Ameliorate: After body exercise. Eating healthy. With loud music. Eat gum while speaking.

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?
Maybe I feel better with cold weather, but I prefer 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.
Agreeable Changeable, Nervous, Lazy, Pay attention to everything, do jokes and like to laugh. Not too much but I wan’t to be the different to the common person (be distinguished).

- 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?
Maybe light, when I go outside I hardly see if there is too much sunlight

- 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?
I am OK with friends and all, but I don’t care too much of anyone. I like to spent time with friends, but not too much with family. Like if I am not too much involved on relationships.
Anyway if something happens to my family I would be devastated.
I use to hate my father, but not today. We do not have a relationship today, but I don’t care too much about that.

11. What are your fears and do you dream of any situation repeatedly?
My fears are described at the top. Speak, walk and being watched, be in front of people, be evaluated.

12. What do you crave for in food items and what are your aversions?
I am vegetarian. I like too much salads, cheese, milk, mayonnaise, coke and peanut butter.

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

14. How if your hunger: Less, Normal or Excessive?

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?
Sweat more on hands. Normal on all my body.

17. How is your bowel movement and stool type?

18. How well do you sleep? Do you have a particular posture of sleeping?
I only like to sleep with my stomach to bed, because if I do the other side, I have like apnea. Could hardly breath.

19. Do you think you are able to satisfy your sexual desires in general?
I have a lack of sexual desires. My libido is always down. But if I have a partner I will enjoy it.

20. How do you think you are different from others, if at all?
My issues.

21. What medications have been taken earlier by you to treat the diseases and do you have any particular symptom surfacing after the medication?
Sulphur, Calcarea Carbonica, Calcarea Sulphurica, Licopodioum, Ostrearum.
The better one: Ostrearum.

22. What major diseases are running in your family?
High anxiety from my grandma and father.

23. Describe, how do you look like? Describe your overall appearance
Tall, normal body, 1.89 meters, 79 kilos. Brown eyes and black hair. Olive skin.

Please, help me.
Thank you very much to all!
[message edited by trytry on Sat, 28 Mar 2015 01:30:33 GMT]
  trytry on 2015-03-28
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
most of your symptoms point to calcarea Carb. please tell which symptoms were relieved and which were not not relieved by calcarea Carb. calcarea Carb and calcarea ostrearum are same.
telescope 7 years ago
Thank you Telescope.
My worst symptom is not being able to speak fluently. I am always thinking that I will make a bad pronunciation at it makes me feel nervous.
Also, I still don't like to go outside my house.

I have been on Ostrearum at least 1 year. It helped me a lot but lately it didn't make any difference.

Thanks and best regards!
trytry 7 years ago
if calcarea ostrearum gave good results you may still need it. the potency used was probably inappropriate. please tell what potencies were used and at what interval.
telescope 7 years ago
Hello, thanks for reply Telescope.
I can't remember exactly how I proceed because it was near 2 years ago when I started.
I begin with Ostrearum 200, it helped me a lot but when my doctor saw it working he changed to a more 'powerful' one. It was 60cc (near 1 mouth). Always 10 drops behind the tongue. At the morning and at the night.
Changed to Ostrearum 1 thousand. Also 60cc.
Changed to Ostrearum 10 thousand. 150cc. (it is near 3 month)
Changed to Ostrearum 50 thousand. 150cc.
Changed to Ostrearum 100 thousand. 150cc.
Changed to Ostrearum 500 thousand. 150cc.
Changed to Ostrearum 1MM. 150cc.
1MM was the last potency I toke for Ostrearum. Between some of them he use to test some other remedy, but because Ostrearum was the most helpful for me, he use to return to it.
Before Ostrearum 1MM I took Calcarea Sulphurica 200 (150cc) and now I am with Gelsemium 200. (I started 3 days ago). No visible improve yet, maybe a bit aggravation.

I will clarify this because we surely are on different countries:
1cc = 1cm3
60cc = ~2 ounces

Do you think the procedure was OK?

Thanks and best regards!
trytry 7 years ago
let us begin with calcarea ostrearum 1m one dose only at night before going to bed. do not eat or drink sour things. they will antidote medicine. report after 4 days. stop all other medicine.
telescope 7 years ago
Thank you Telescope.
I can only buy it on Apr 5th, that is when I go to the store.
Must I continue with Gelsemium?
How must I take Ostrearum 1M?
10 drops behind the tongue at night?

Thank you very much!
trytry 7 years ago
stop all medicine you are taking now. one dose is if in globules 4 or 5 globules, if liquid 3 or 4 drops. in either case dissolve in half a cup of water and then take .
telescope 7 years ago
Today I am getting my Ostrearum 1M in globules.
I will take it at night 1 hour before eating as indicated. How must I proceed then?

trytry 7 years ago
update every week. the medicine will act for around 30 days.
telescope 7 years ago
Sorry but I don't know too much about the protocol.
Must I take as you described above only one time and wait 30 days, or must I take one dose everyday for 30 days?
trytry 7 years ago
Dear trytry,

ONE dose only. Then wait for 30 days. The 1M potency can
act for 30 days.

You can post as you wish before
then with any questions or
to keep updating your reactions
if you want to.
simone717 7 years ago
Hello all,
I just want to make an update.
I took my unique dose of Ostrearum 1M some days ago (Apr 9).
On the next day I felt slightly better, with sex desire (something that usually doesn't happen).
And next days on, maybe the same (or little worst) as I usually feel.
For example, today I want to stay at home, doing nothing and tired on bed. I feel really sleepy, every movement makes me feel tired and want to rest.
I doesn't feel angry nor sad (maybe a bit worried about my behavior). Outside my home I feel anxious.
I procrastinate a lot.

Please, let me know what you think.
Thank and best regards!
trytry 7 years ago
before we do anything different let me have some information about the major health issues that run in the family specially your father. the vast majority of our health problems are actually inherited. therefore it is essential to go into family medical history.
telescope 7 years ago
Must I sent you a questionnaire or I just can bring you some information about my family, health issues, and possible connections with my problems?

trytry 7 years ago
no need of questionnaire. just give the information.
telescope 7 years ago
My family is constituted by my parents and a sister.
I use to be confortable with my father until the age of ~14 yo. Since then, after a bad behavior with a member of my mother's family (a cousin), I started to hate him and realice the attitude he have toward other people.
He is egocentric, he will care about you in some ways but only in what he think it is important. Never would change his mind, he will always be right, in a pyramid of necessity he will be on the top.
He was really absent in my raising, never play with me nor have a affectionate attitude.
Regarding his health issues, he is phobic of doctors and procedures like surgery or measure blood pressure. He likes to stay at his home (I not longer live with my parents), he do not interact with people and some of them he avoids. He don't have a good social live. He told me that he is not interested in social life (because I told him that I have social anxiety and I asked if he have it too).
Since childhood I never felt that my parents where in love, they just live together. Never fight, never an expression of love. Just like friends or less than that.
He lost his father at the age of ~11 and never would talk about that. He never talk about his past, like stories or friends or anecdotes.
Despite I use to think that all my problems where linked with his raising on me, after some years of psychotherapy, I not longer find it that way. At this moment we have little communication with each other. He is my parent but I don't remember him in a daily basis, maybe my issues where contributed by him but now I am the owner of my life and how I feel. I am OK with that.
Other problems are, he is obese, he have a big hernia in his abdomen that never treated because of his phobia.
My mother is the opposite of my father, she is caring, social with people, and always have a lot of good energy. She likes to go outside and work if possible in anything she is up to at that moment. On my childhood she always cared about me and my sister, maybe in an excessive way.
Health issue of my mother are; phobia of eating meat (because she got traumatized after she choke with meat), Bronchiectasis, and now that she is older, she feels weak at moments causing she to rest.
My sister is a good person, maybe nervous and anxious but I have a good relationship with her. She is healthy.
The only grandparent since I was born is my grandmother (from my father). She is really anxious, always thinking and worrying about anything. Health, social problems,government, family, etc. It is difficult to not see she worrying about something on a daily basis.

Thank you telescope!
trytry 7 years ago
I think we will have to change medicine. can you recollect how sulphur and lycopodium affected you?
telescope 7 years ago
I am pretty sure that Sulphur didn't make any change on me. That's what I think but maybe I am wrong.
I took Lycopodium 1000, around 2 years ago and I can't remember the effect. I think that it didn't work because my doctor changed to a different remedy on the next visit.

trytry 7 years ago
I think sulphur will suit you better but we will have to antidote calcarea ostrearum first. eat or drink any sour food, that will antidote calcarea ostrearum. take one dose sulphur 200 next day morning.
telescope 7 years ago
Thanks, I will drink lemonade.
I will try to get the remedy by today or tomorrow. Then I will post here.

trytry 7 years ago
How I got the remedy. How must a took it? Only one time?

trytry 7 years ago
take it like last time. only one dose.
telescope 7 years ago
Hello Telegraph.
I took the medicine two days ago and I feel slightly better. Better with people, not too much anxious, and better of mood.
Must I continue monitoring myself or I need other doses?

I only took one dose as indicated by you.

Thank you!!
trytry 7 years ago
very good. just give the medicine time to act. do not take any more medicine.
telescope 7 years ago
Hello Telescope.
I took my medicine near 2 weeks ago and I want to give an update for my case. I feel a slightly improvement in my mood, I am not procrastinating as usually do. Studying, cleaned all my house, trying to get better with my tasks at work, started to do sports again.
So in this way, I think Sulphur did a good job. I don't feel like "depressed" or wanted to stay all day long resting.
But on the other hand, I still have fears going outside, talking, and being observed by people. There is none or just little improvement on this area.
Must I let the medicine continue working?

Thanks and best regards!
trytry 7 years ago

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