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Message to Dr. Rishimba - Hypothyroid Mom

Hi, I'm a 41 yr old female and found out that I have hypothyroid. I have all the general symptoms: no weight loss, joint pain, general fatigue all the time, nail fungus and degeneration, loss of eye brow hair, joint pain, sleep quality is very bad, constipated .... Etc., my lab tests show I'm definitely below normal ranges. I didn't take any allopathy medicine for my thyroid and I really want to get back to my normal life. I'm down most of the time ....laughing is not easy and tears are always close! What do you suggest I take to heal my hypothyroid and for how long?

Thanks a lot!

1. Age: 42
Sex: female
Weight: 68
Country: Egypt
Occupation: Vice President – Human Resources, have quit for a year now to work on my masters and take care of yourself.

2. Main complaints and other associated troubles.

a)Where is the trouble; The exact locality of the complaint like hands, legs etc; duration of trouble.
The main issue is with my thyroid (hypo) and of course all the accompanying symptoms.

1. In general the most important one remains to be the general sluggishness and fatigue. Some days I don’t even feel that I want to get out of bed and yet, I get up because I have kids and I used to have a full time job till last February so I had to go to work. Nowadays, if I can stay in bed longer, I do.
2. Always constipated unless I take a laxative or use suppositories although I drink a lot of water and eat veggies.
3. An alarming symptom was trying to lose weight and dieting and yet, I went on a diet for 2 weeks and I usually push myself to workout and I didn’t lose single kilogram. 4 or 5 years ago, if I had gone on a diet and exercised, I’d lose weight immediately.
4. It is difficult to sleep sometimes and when I do, I never go into the deep slumber – sometimes I sleep well and these times are rare
5. Joint pain in back, neck, knees and feet
6. I have noticed less hair under my arms and pubic area and lost the ends of my eyebrows as well. My hair is coarser than the usual and I was thinking it is the hair dye but I am not sure.
7. Dry skin especially my heels, rough nails
8. Slight under eyes swelling
9. A bit of face swelling as well
10. Pale skin – face is not as vibrant and skin breakouts which I never had even as girl going through puberty
11. Numbness in hands and shoulders sometimes
12. Short of breath and less energy when exercising … I used to exercise and was never tired this fast (I struggle to do a full lap of running which was a piece of cake for me)
13. I sometimes double time doing things …
14. When I sit, it takes me a long time to want to get up; general laziness and sometimes when I stand all of a sudden, I feel dizzy
15. Mood swings
16. Fungus in two nails and two toes
17. Some brain fogginess and forgetting names of people / actors / actresses / books / short term memory / sometimes I feel that I am not as sharp in my head as I used to be
18. Lower sex drive – I think about it but I do not initiate it
19. Sometimes inflammation of the sciatic nerve
20. Sometimes there is swelling in hands or feet and sometimes my face too


b)What exactly do you feel, Sensation as pain, how pain feels or burn etc.
Mostly tired and if I get a headache it is terrible throbbing pain. If I get pain in my legs, toes or knees, it feels like an inflammation.

c)What are the factors that causes this trouble according to you.
I am not sure, I have worked all my life and maybe I needed some time off. I know that I don’t want so much responsibility as I used to.

d)Condition under which the complaint is reduced or you feel better like,cold or hot application,cold or hot weather,position as standing,walking,rest etc.
I feel better in general if I lie down and rest. Standing for long time working in the kitchen can be bad, it is usually better if I am walking. I prefer moderate weather, it hurts when I am cold especially my bones. I also do not like too much heat. I feel good in the sun though on the beach near the sea.

e)Condition under which the complaint is increased like,cold or hot application,cold or hot weather,position as standing,walking,rest etc.
Cold weather, dirty weather, polluted environement, standing for some time

f)Any other complaint any where in the body.
• I have had severe neck and back pain this summer – will see if I can attach the reports. I have been diagnosed with 2 discs in my neck and one in my lower back after an MRI that was done two years ago. The relapse this summer was bad and kept me in bed for a while. I was asked to wear a cervical collar for a while and I decided I do not want to weaken my neck muscles. I was also asked to take a lot of medication and I hate swallowing the chemical stuff so I stopped if I can bear the pain.
• I have issues as well with both knees – and because of my back, neck and knees, I have been asked to refrain from high impact exercising

• I was treated me from Lichen back in 2002, which started when I was very young - appeared as a legion, and then some spots at the age of 7yrs or 9yrs. I still have the skin atrophy and the scars didn’t leave my legs from the legion and yet, it has seized to continue to appear in my body which was a milestone for me.

• In 2009, I had some pain in my side and I saw my gynecologist who asked for a vaginal ultrasound. It appeared that I had a cyst 7 cm in diameter. When we checked it further, it turns out that it was functional cyst that appeared because in every period I had two eggs, one goes into my period and the other one doesn’t know where to go so it created a functional cyst. After this, we found out why I had fraternal twins and I how I conceived my 3 daughters on the 6th day from the start of the period (although it was the safe period) because I obviously always had two eggs. Gynecologist suggested surgical interference and yet, it opened on its own, leaving me with bleeding that was so severe for a few days.

• My knees are very rough in movement and sometimes jerking knees when I am going down the stairs.

• My question is: if I have always had 2 eggs all my life, does this affect my menopause? Will it be early? How does that work? What do you think of the lab tests that touch upon this area?

• I sometimes wake up with a lot of sneezing and then it stops after half an hour or so.

• My eyes white are not as bright as they used to be.

g)Onset time of troubles in detail, i.e which came first, after that what problem and so on.
Some of the symptoms are recent but the major ones have been around for over 4 years now.
h)Treatment method adopted and its result.
I have been Calc Silkate for 4 months now and I don’t feel much of an improvement (4 balls, 3 times a day) I used to suck on them and now I dilute them in water.

3. History of diseases in family.
High Blood pressure – I have been on the lower side
Diabetes
Arthritis
Cardiac problems

4. Personal History.
a)About childhood.
ANS.
b)Academic performance.
I have always been an A student and have always done well academically.

c)Any major incidents in life and the effect of it on life.
The sight of the Lichen planus was bad and has emabarrassed me all my life. Even now I have a scar on my leg, I try not to show it.
Giving birth to the twins was overwhelming and at times, I wished I would die. I never felt suicidal and yet, I wished that all this would end. I was so tired.

d)How you are satisfied with your sex life, friends, family members, company etc.
My sex life is good and yet, I have low drive.

We are a family of 5, my husband and the three girls. The twins are 15 years old and the little one is 8 years old. I am 41 and my husband is 43 and we have been married for 17 years now.

My dad was a General in the Air Force, my mom is an interior designer, my older brother works for the riot police and my younger sister works as a manager in a hotel. I have had a normal childhood and close relationships with my family. I have promised myself not to get married to an officer and I got married to one ☺ funnily enough! My husband works for the Egyptian Navy and yet, he decided to retire early this year so that we can start a consultancy business together.

I have been working all my life, even as a student on part-time jobs and I have always been independent in making my money. My total years of experience have been around 18+ in the field of human resources and marketing communications. I resigned from being vice president last February because I didn’t see myself working in this company and after trying to introduce change within the company along 5 years; I couldn’t tolerate their value level and decided to leave even though I have always been the breadwinner in the family.

I have a good relationship with my husband with the usual friction of course of the daily demanding fast past life. My kids go to an international German school in Cairo and the whole family speaks Arabic, English, and the kids and myself have some knowledge in French. I speak some German as well. We are a very open modern family who likes exercising, playing on the beach, swimming, diving and enjoy traveling. The twins are giving us a hard time because of the puberty issues and yet, we have an open relationship and they talk about their issues. One of the twins however is more troublesome than the other.

What is your family origin? Are you a resident of this country or you belong to a migrated family? Do you face difficulties due to cultural differences? Other relevant information.
We are Egyptian and we have been residents of this country since our birth. In terms of cultural differences, we are considered a modern family for most Egyptians having been educated in private schools and have been traveling abroad. Society pressure is tough in Egypt and one has to live up to social standards considering the kind of social distinctions we have in Egypt. I used to other but now I don’t. I am going out at night less and less and mingle with friends at the club. I would be considered progressive in my society / community.


5. Habits/Addiction.
a)Smoking, Alcohol, Sleeping pills, Laxative etc.
I used to be a smoker till yesterday and I quit today. I don’t take sleeping pills unless I am really tired and didn’t sleep for days so maybe twice a month or so. I try not to take laxative, so I use glycerin suppositories.
I like drinking wine so probably 2 to 3 times a week.

b)Masturbation and frequency.
I have never masturbated in my life.

6. How is your Appetite and Thirst.
I get hunger attacks and crave sweet things. My thirst is normal so I drink 1.5 to 2 liters water per day.

7. Likes and Dislikes.
a)Alcohol Bread Butter Bitter Salt Sweet Sour Fats Milk Mud Chalk Egg Spicy food Meat Fish Fruits Fried Food
Warm food-drink Cold food-drink Ice Ice cream Chocolates Tea Coffee.
I like wine and champagne, bread, chocolates, ice cream, coffee, spicy food, fish, fruits and veggies.
a. Appetite: Average/ Reduced/ Increased
I have been shifting between all 3 slots from not wanting to eat, to wanting to eat so much to average. I have my days …. In general, I try to stay balanced to maintain my weight.
b. Strong likes and dislikes about food: (e.g.: sweet, sour, meat, fish, etc.)
No strong dislikes except to pungent stuff sometimes. I crave chocolate or something sweet all the time and sometimes I just want to have something salty
c. Thirst: Average / less / more
I think it is more and yet, sometimes I am thirsty and I couldn’t be bothered
d. Sweat: Average / less / more
Between average to more
e. Temperature tolerance:
More tolerant to heat for sure and I become colder faster than anyone in the room sometimes even when sitting in air in the middle of August in a hot country like Egypt.
f. Your physical appearance: Lean, thin, flabby, tall, short
I am average in height 163 cm and I weigh 68 kg. I never crossed 60kg before the past 3 years so I was always less. My upper body is absolutely lean – I am pear shaped. I have problems in my lower body so flabby buttocks and thighs and some fat on the sides at the end of my back – not a muffin top though. Flat stomach. Breasts not as firm as they used to be after breastfeeding 3 kids.


b)Anything else about like and dislike of any activity with you or surrounding.
I am unhappy with my house, I don’t feel it is mine. I am also tired of taking care of my teenage twin girls, they have been giving me a hard time

8. Bowel movements.
a)Nature of stool, frequency, satisfactory or not.
Hard, not frequent, and unsatisfactory. Sometimes it is softer. I am trying a different diet of no grains and simple carbs so no bread or pasta or rice and more water to get my bowel movement to be better. I am also cutting massively on the dairy.


b)Any discomforts associated with stool.
When I take a laxative, sometimes, I sweat, get gripping pains and feel that I am about to faint.
9. Urine.
a)Frequency, nature, volume.
Normal to more depending on the coffee and water intake. Yellowish in color

b)Any discomfort before, during or after urination/odour
no – sometimes if my bladder is full my stomach really hearts.


11. For Females.
a)Menses, Regular, Irregular,Early, Late.
My period has been always regular every 26 or 27 days and yet the flow was is less. My husband thinks I become edgy when my period is coming and he says that I go through some of those mood swings. I think that I feel bad when I am pmsing.

b)Duration of menses.
Before it used to be 6 days and now have lowered to 3 - 5 days
c)Nature of flow, Scanty, Blood colour, Consistency, Odour, Staining, itching/ when and what makes it worse/better.
It used to be of a huge flow and now scanty, with odour and lighter red than the darker one I used to get. Sometimes itching!

12. Sleep.
a)The quality of sleep, the quietness or restlessness of sleep,
position of sleep, times of waking and reasons for waking,
need for cover over various parts of the body,
whether the window must be open or closed etc.
common dreams, peculiar sounds or gestures during sleep, etc.
My sleep quality is very bad … dreams are vivid and sometimes extremely real. I need to cover if I am sleeping in the AC, I sometimes stick my feet out from heat in summer and in winter I must wear socks and have a warm water bottle under my feet.
I sleep on my side mostly and if I wake up it is because I need to urinate. I am fine with a closed or open window depending on the weather.
One peculiar dream of a girl lost in our house and when I went to help her she looked spooky and was opening my mouth from the side and it was painful to an extent that I woke up.

13. Sweat
a)How much, what parts, staining, Odour.
I sweat a lot under my arms but not enough to wet my clothes. I don’t like the odour and yet, compared to others it is absolutely not bad smelling.

14. Weather
a) Tolerance to heat and cold, dryness, humidity, weather changes, sun,
foggy weather, wind drafts, closed rooms, etc.
I am Ok with moderate weather and yet I can stand the heat more than the cold. Dry weather is definitely good, too much humidity is tough on me. I love the sun, wind drafts are tolerable. I am OK in closed rooms. I am mostly fine with everything except if it is really cold

15. 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.


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.

I have been wronged at work in 2009, I was a top performer and due for promotion but a dispute led to the company ending my contract and sending me home. I had 4 bad months and got another job and yet the feeling of unjust acts and suffering from not knowing if I would be able to win bread for my family was bad. I cried myself to sleep every night …

c)Memory,ability to concentrate/comprehend.
I used to be very sharp and after hypothyroid I must admit that I get some brain fogginess sometimes. I am not as sharp as I used to be. I can concentrate well when I try hard to stay focused.

d)Are you fearful of anything eg: Animals, people, being alone, darkness, death, disease, robbers, thunder, storm, high places.
None – I have no fears really.

e)Are you anxious about anything: if yes, give details.
I m anxious about getting things done and finished. One of the most irritating ones is my house

f)Are you impatient.
When I have grade that I am waiting for or when I have trained others to do their jobs and then they don’t. In general I am very patient.

g)Are you doubtful or suspicious.
Not really …. People are usually trusted unless proven otherwise

h)Are you hurt easily (emotionally)how do you react. Does it cause hatred/revenge.
I am not hurt easily and yet, I think I am sensitive and I try to take care of others surrounding me. I don’t reach the hatred level at all and I am never vengeful even with those who have wronged me.

i)Does your pride get hurt easily.
I have dignity and I try to keep it this way at work or amongst people.

j)Are you depressed, if so, reason/circumstances.
I am and I think it is heightened because of my current physical imbalance. Weight gain is depressing me, not being my self also. The thyroid imbalance is also increasing this. I am depressed because I don’t have my previous energy even if I try hard … I am depressed because I have no control over things now …

k)Do you like to share your problems.
I talk with a few of my friends and my husband.

l)Effect of consolation.
Sometimes it feels good and others neutral

m)Do you ever become suicidal when? How.
I have never been suicidal and yet, I wanted to die at times of trouble. I would never take my life but I would pray to God to take me

n)Memory- quality if poor, for what ( eg. Names, places, people, what you read).
Long term memory is good, medium to short can suffer from remembering people’s names. I remember what I read in general and the places I have been too.

o)Do you weep easily, effect of weeping, ie, does it make you worse or better.
I would say that I weep easily even in front of movies and most of the time I feel better after weeping. Few times I didn’t …

p)Are you easily irritated. What makes you angry, how do you express it.
I am usually patient and managing the house and working with the maid drives me angry when I have to say things more than 10 times. I am also irritated by my husband’s absent mind all the time – I feel that I am the computer of the house and then I need to get some shut down time to be able to function. My twins lack of studying also drives me crazy and when I am angry, I shout.

q)Are you destructive.
No – not remotely

r)How good are you in making decisions.
Generally I am good at taking decisions and this has worked for my family really well in the past 17 years. I am also good at taking business ones at work. I am very decisive.

s)Do you like company or like to remain alone.
Sometimes I prefer to be alone and other times I like to be amongst people.

t)How seriously are you affected by disorder and uncleanness in your surroundings.
I cant bear it or stand it and can drive me crazy. I have learned to lower my expectations with the household help.

u)How does failure appear to you?
I am not sure, I have never failed at school or work. My failure was with my teenage kids – I feel like a total failure as a mother. No matter how we try as parents, we have not succeeded as parents since they don’t follow their studies, are not responsible and do not know the consequences of their actions.

v)Are there any matters that you deeply dislike?
Lack of respect, injustice, lack of integrity and lack of common sense.

w)What activities you deeply like? How does it affect your mood?
Photography, listening to music, exercising, diving and sitting on the beach reading … anything artistic. I feel good immediately when I engage in any of the past stuff.

x)Are you affectionate? How does others sorrow affect you?
I am and if others are in pain and sorrowful I deeply sympathize, I might actually cry.

y)Any present fears in your life or future.
I have lost my fears I think …I used to fear losing the paycheck to take care of my kids. Maybe I fear not being able to be a happier person.

z)Any present life or future life desires.
I want a new house, a bigger one and a nicer one. I feel as though this is not my house. At the minimum, I would like to renovate it.

16.Describe your face and tongue by doing FACIAL AND TONGUE DIAGNOSIS by visiting
Face:
Some darkness under eyes but not so bad
A few wrinkles as well.
Sunken temple and cheeks
Occasional breakouts

Tongue:
Purple body
Bad taste in the morning
Dry throat

17.For medical astrology tell your birth place,location,timing(dd/mm/yyyy format)
Cairo, Egypt
Manial district
January 7th, 1974
Between 7 and 9 pm
[message edited by Wizzo on Tue, 05 May 2015 20:34:35 BST]
 
  Wizzo on 2015-05-05
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
2. Detailed information about the chief ailment.

1. What is the diagnosis made by your local physician?
According to the Endocrinologist, general fatigue and tiredness could be attributed to being depressed (which I am not) and I am convinced that I have a thyroid disorder. Lab tests show that the T3 is under normal ranges and clinical pathologist confirmed lab results. Having said that, I could be feeling low or depressed due to the low thyroid dysfunction.

b) Please specify your chief disease symptoms in detail. Please describe each and every major symptom pertaining to your major disease.
1. In general the most important one remains to be the general sluggishness and fatigue. Some days I don’t even feel that I want to get out of bed and yet, I get up because I have kids and I used to have a full time job till last February so I had to go to work. Nowadays, if I can stay in bed longer, I do.
2. Always constipated unless I take a laxative at night although I drink a lot of water and eat veggies.
3. An alarming symptom was trying to lose weight and dieting and yet, I went on a diet for 2 weeks and I usually push myself to workout and I didn’t lose single kilogram. 4 or 5 years ago, if I had gone on a diet and exercised, I’d lose weight immediately.
4. It is difficult to sleep sometimes and when I do, I never go into the deep slumber – sometimes I sleep well and these times are rare
5. Joint pain in back, neck, knees and feet
6. I have noticed less hair under my arms and pubic area and lost the ends of my eyebrows as well. My hair is coarser than the usual and I was thinking it is the hair dye but I am not sure.
7. Dry skin especially my heels, rough nails
8. Slight under eyes swelling
9. A bit of face swelling as well
10. Pale skin – face is not as vibrant and skin breakouts which I never had even as girl going through puberty
11. Numbness in hands and shoulders sometimes
12. Short of breath and less energy when exercising … I used to exercise and was never tired this fast (I struggle to do a full lap of running which was a piece of cake for me)
13. I sometimes double time doing things …
14. When I sit, it takes me a long time to want to get up; general laziness and sometimes when I stand all of a sudden, I feel dizzy
15. Mood swings
16. Fungus in two nails and two toes
17. Some brain fogginess and forgetting names of people / actors / actresses / books / short term memory / sometimes I feel that I am not as sharp in my head as I used to be
18. Lower sex drive – I think about it but I do not initiate it


Please state since how long do you have your problem?
Some of the symptoms are recent but the major ones have been around for over 4 years now.

What is the probable cause (if you could figure out)?
I am not sure, I have worked all my life and maybe I needed some time off. I know that I don’t want so much responsibility as I used to.

What are the factors, which make your problem worse or better?
I am not sure … sometimes a routine is good for me and sometimes it isn’t!

Please attach or send major findings of your medical reports. You may scan the reports and email to us.
I already have.


3. Information about other associated diseases:
In this section, please describe if you have any other complaints other than described above.

• I have had severe neck and back pain this summer – will see if I can attach the reports. I have been diagnosed with 2 discs in my neck and one in my lower back after an MRI that was done two years ago. The relapse this summer was bad and kept me in bed for a while. I was asked to wear a cervical collar for a while and I decided I do not want to weaken my neck muscles. I was also asked to take a lot of medication and I hate swallowing the chemical stuff so I stopped if I can bear the pain.
• I have issues as well with both knees – and because of my back, neck and knees, I have been asked to refrain from high impact exercising

• Dr. Shah treated me from Lichen back in 2002, which started when I was very young - appeared as a legion, and then some spots at the age of 7yrs or 9yrs. I still have the skin atrophy and the scars didn’t leave my legs from the legion and yet, it has seized to continue to appear in my body which was a milestone for me.

• In 2009, I had some pain in my side and I saw my gynecologist who asked for a vaginal ultrasound. It appeared that I had a cyst 7 cm in diameter. When we checked it further, it turns out that it was functional cyst that appeared because in every period I had two eggs, one goes into my period and the other one doesn’t know where to go so it created a functional cyst. After this, we found out why I had fraternal twins and I how I conceived my 3 daughters on the 6th day from the start of the period (although it was the safe period) because I obviously always had two eggs. Gynecologist suggested surgical interference and yet, it opened on its own, leaving me with bleeding that was so severe for a few days.

• My question is: if I have always had 2 eggs all my life, does this affect my menopause? Will it be early? How does that work? What do you think of the lab tests that touch upon this area?

• I sometimes wake up with a lot of sneezing and then it stops after half an hour or so.

• My eyes white are not as bright as they used to be.


4. General information about you (other than the disease):

a. Appetite: Average/ Reduced/ Increased
I have been shifting between all 3 slots from not wanting to eat, to wanting to eat so much to average. I have my days …. In general, I try to stay balanced to maintain my weight.
b. Strong likes and dislikes about food: (e.g.: sweet, sour, meat, fish, etc.)
No strong dislikes except to pungent stuff sometimes. I crave chocolate or something sweet all the time and sometimes I just want to have something salty
c. Thirst: Average / less / more
I think it is more and yet, sometimes I am thirsty and I couldn’t be bothered
d. Sweat: Average / less / more
Between average to more
e. Temperature tolerance:
More tolerant to heat for sure and I become colder faster than anyone in the room sometimes even when sitting in air in the middle of August in a hot country like Egypt.
f. Your physical appearance: Lean, thin, flabby, tall, short
I am average in height 163 cm and I weigh between 63 and 65 kg. I never crossed 60kg before the past 2 years so I was always less. My upper body is absolutely lean – I am pear shaped. I have problems in my lower body so flabby buttocks and thighs and some fat on the sides at the end of my back – not a muffin top though. Flat stomach. Breasts not as firm as they used to be after breastfeeding 3 kids.
g. Urination: Normal / others
Normal to more
h. Menses: (In females)
Regular / Irregular / Average flow / Scanty flow / Profuse flow
My period has been always regular every 26 or 27 days and yet the flow was is less. My husband thinks I become edgy when my period is coming and he says that I go through some of those mood swings. I think that I feel bad when I am pmsing

Others

i. For Children:
Birth: Normal / Assisted
• Tried to go into normal birth during the delivery of the twins, uterus opened to 8 cm and couldn’t dilate more so went for a C-section.
• Second birth, the baby was overdue by 2 weeks and I have agreed with gynecologist that we try to go for normal labour and yet, uterus didn’t open at all. Had a spinal and epidural with C-section while awake to be able to see the baby come out.

i. Sleep: Normal / refreshing / disturbed / dreamy / others
Sleep is not refreshing at all – recently I maybe started getting some quality sleep sometimes. In general it is disturbed and if I wake up to use the toilet, I find it hard to go back to sleep. Sometimes I dream and find it hard to remember the dream when I wake up and yet, I know that I have dreamt …
j. Dreams: Please state if you see some specific and repetitive dreams
I am not sure if there are repetitive dreams, there are repetitive people that I see in my dreams though – sometimes my ex finance, ex boss, myself in my childhood. There are days when I don’t remember my dreams and there are days when everything is so vivid.

5. Your Family set up:
Who consist of your current family?
Please provide some information about your family background, as well as your occupation and activities. Are you staying with your parents, spouse, partner, others, etc. Please write in brief about your relation and connection with your immediate family members.

We are a family of 5, my husband and the three girls. The twins are 15 years old and the little one is 8 years old. I am 40 and my husband is 43 and we have been married for 16 years now.

My dad is fighter plane officer who was a General in the Egyptian Air Force, my mom is an interior designer, my older brother works for the riot police and my younger sister works as a manager in a hotel. I have had a normal childhood and close relationships with my family. I have promised myself not to get married to an officer and I got married to one ☺ funnily enough! My husband works for the Egyptian Navy and yet, he decided to retire early this year so that we can start a consultancy business together.

I have been working all my life, even as a student on part-time jobs and I have always been independent in making my money. My total years of experience have been around 18+ in the field of human resources and marketing communications. I resigned from being vice president last February because I didn’t see myself working in this company and after trying to introduce change within the company along 5 years; I couldn’t tolerate their value level and decided to leave even though I have always been the breadwinner in the family.

I have a good relationship with my husband with the usual friction of course of the daily demanding fast past life. My kids go to an international German school in Cairo and the whole family speaks Arabic, English, and the kids and myself have some knowledge in French. I speak some German as well. We are a very open modern family who likes exercising, playing on the beach, swimming, diving and enjoy traveling. The twins are giving us a hard time because of the puberty issues and yet, we have an open relationship and they talk about their issues. One of the twins however is more troublesome than the other.

What is your family origin? Are you a resident of this country or you belong to a migrated family? Do you face difficulties due to cultural differences? Other relevant information.
We are Egyptian and we have been residents of this country since our birth. In terms of cultural differences, we are considered a modern family for most Egyptians having been educated in private schools and have been traveling abroad. Society pressure is tough in Egypt and one has to live up to social standards considering the kind of social distinctions we have in Egypt. I used to other but now I don’t. I am going out at night less and less and mingle with friends at the club. I would be considered progressive in my society / community.

6. About your background:
Major highlights of your life since early childhood, if you think are relevant to your health issues.
My childhood ailment has been lichen and I was treated by doctor Shah when I was 24 or so. The problem is that I always lived with the ugly legion on my leg, which prevented me from wearing skirts and short dresses. I always had to hide my leg.
The dermatologist who saw me told my parents at the age of 7 or 9 yrs. that I was depressed and my parents did not believe it.
I have always been an A student so I came in the first four ranks and yet it was never good enough.
I started from scratch and made it to Vice President
I gave birth to twins when I was 24 and didn’t plan for the third child and yet, she came ☺ it was very hard to bond with the twins because I had a C-section but with the little one, I had an epidural with the C-section and I saw her come out. It was a changing moment in my life.
I went back to exercise at the age of 23 and got certified as an Aerobics instructor. I taught but not as frequent as I would have liked until 2009. It was very difficult to teach, take care of the kids and have a full time job
I have supported my family for the past 16 years so I am the breadwinner and now I am not working – I am currently freelancing as a consultant. I can no longer do the 9 – 5 job.
I wanted to get divorced several times and I decided to work out my marriage for sake of the kids initially and then for sake of myself and my husband later.
I rediscovered myself in 2013 after an NLP practitioner certification in Cairo and then I traveled to attend my master certification in Sri Lanka, which changed a lot of my thinking – eventually, I quit the 9-5 job!
I am not comfortable in my surroundings, I hate the house I am in and we currently can’t move because of the expenses. I feel energy drain in this little house.

7. About your Mind:
(In case of a child, parents may describe after discussion with the child.)

For correct homeopathic treatment, the study of mind is essential. Please write about your emotions, feelings in general.

Please state which of the emotions are more dominant in you: Happy / sad / depressed / anxious / jealous / guilty / angry / fear / others
I am happy when I exercise which I try to do 3 – 4 times a week. In general, I am not a very happy person – I am mostly sad. Depression is a process so I used to do it and I think that now it is mostly sadness and anger. I am anxious before important presentations. Sometimes the feelings I have are worse than being sad ..

If there are negative emotions (prolonged and / or intense) dominating your mind on many occasions, such as anger, sadness, jealousy, fear, insecurity, anxiety, guilt, frustration, etc.; please state the probable causes, which lead to those negative emotions
I think that I sadness came from childhood and my husband was not supportive enough at the beginning of our marriage so I felt sad and alone a lot. I still carry the baggage of his lack of support because I have assumed his role when he was not around because of his duty at the base. And I continued to take on responsibilities that are not mine even when he was back because he didn’t step up. I am angry that I still do not live in my comfortable surroundings so I have been in this house for 14 years and never felt that it was home. I am frustrated from the house and sometimes from the relationship because he doesn’t listen sometimes. I am scared that this has affected my children as well.

Please state how you express those negative emotions (if any). For example, if there is intense anger, how do you express your anger?
When I am sad, I pour it out and I cry. I talk about my issues with my husband and sometimes he is understanding and other times he is not. When I am angry I sometimes scream and other times, I go into my cave. There are days when I do not want to get out of bed and yet I do to get the kids to their schools. There are days when I just don’t care and yet I push myself. I do not want to feel this way anymore.

Please describe, if some major events in your life have occurred which could have triggered ill health.
I think this was covered before. And yet, being the breadwinner meant that I had no time for myself at all to do whatever I wanted. I was always conscious that I must work even when I am sick of tired to make money for my kid’s schools and to be able to finance them. I have to work to pay for car loans and live up to the expectations of my family. I feel sometimes that I could have been an artist – I was a talented piano player as a child and yet, I never received any formal training so I gave up because no one was interested to support me learn how to read musical notes.

Please describe, What is your occupation, what is the nature of your work; do you have any stress related to your job?
All my jobs have been very stressful – in an office environment and the bigger you grow, the more stressful my job became.

Anything else that you would like to say about yourself which is important for the doctor to evaluate.
Sometimes I am not sure about how am I supposed to feel ….

8. Past history of disease:
(e.g.: Skin disease, Tuberculosis, typhoid, allergy, pneumonia, surgery, etc.)
None other than what was previously mentioned.

9. Family history of diseases:
(Diseases similar to yours, skin diseases, tuberculosis, diabetes, heart disease, allergy, etc.)
Family diseases:
High Blood pressure – I have been on the lower side
Diabetes
Arthritis
Cardiac problems

10. Past treatments:
Please write what major medications/ medicines have you taken in the past for the current or other ailments.
For the lichen, as a child I was on corticosteroids in the form of injections or ointments.
For the back pain, it was massive painkillers and probably the hardest one was Lyrica.
I am not on any medication now – I don’t like conventional medicine in general

11. Current treatment (if any):
Calc Silicata 30 4 pills, 3 times daily
 
Wizzo 5 years ago
Will get back to you.
 
rishimba 5 years ago
Please answer the following questions...

1. What is the color of the nails that are affected by fungus?

2. What is the color of the scar that has remained due to lichen planus?

3.Do most of your mental and physical sufferings are felt as soon as you wake up in the morning?

4. At what time or under what conditions do you generally start having those throbbing headaches?

5. During your periods, do you feel better or worse as soon as the flow begins?

6. At what time do you go to bed? How much time do you generally take to fall asleep?

7. Do you prefer /feel good wearing tight or loose clothing around your waist and bust? Do you have any problems wearing tight clothes?

8. Is the skin on your face oily or dry? Do you sweat on your face too? Under what circumstances?

9. Do you feel jealous of your friends and colleagues who you think are richer or well-to-do?

10. How do you react to noisy environments? Can you generally tolerate noise in your surroundings?
 
rishimba 5 years ago
1. What is the color of the nails that are affected by fungus?
It goes pinkish / white – as if the nail is no longer stuck to the flesh underneath it. Photo attached.

2. What is the color of the scar that has remained due to lichen planus?
It is hard to describe, pinkish, purple and white … I think. There is atrophy from the use of corticosteroids

3.Do most of your mental and physical sufferings are felt as soon as you wake up in the morning?
Not really, sometimes after considerable effort like standing in the kitchen to fix food, standing for long, exerting too much effort while exercising. It is worth noting that I have a bunion bone issue. The mental happens anytime, anywhere depending on what memory comes to my mind or what I am currently thinking of or even while watching a movie …. I could be in tears when I watch something that reminds me of my own suffering. Mental is at night as well, sometimes before or in the process of sleeping.

4. At what time or under what conditions do you generally start having those throbbing headaches?
After having not slept well, or having heated discussions with my husband and sometimes, when I used to smoke from smoking too many cigarettes. Sometimes, if it is too windy and it hurts my eyes, I start having a headache.

5. During your periods, do you feel better or worse as soon as the flow begins?
I normally feel better as the flow begins and yet, the flow has changed considerably in the last 6 or 7 years. It is much little than what it used to be.

6. At what time do you go to bed? How much time do you generally take to fall asleep?
I normally sleep around 12 am unless I have to work in the morning. I currently take some consultancy jobs and when I do, I sleep around 10:30 or so. Sometimes, I’d sit with my husband, have drink and watch a movie and sleep at 1 or 2. Falling asleep is relevant to when I go to bed so when I go late, I generally fall asleep faster than when I go early and also depending on the amount of effort done throughout a particular day.

7. Do you prefer /feel good wearing tight or loose clothing around your waist and bust? Do you have any problems wearing tight clothes?
Both are fine by me, I am used to wearing tight clothing because of exercise so tight clothing around the bust is a must. I also wear tight pants when I exercise. I have lately become conscious on wearing tight jeans because I have put on around 8 or 9 kilos of weight so I feel that I have to cover my butt.

8. Is the skin on your face oily or dry? Do you sweat on your face too? Under what circumstances?
Combination – dry all over and oily in the T-zone. If I sweat on my it is when I am exercising severely like in an aerobics class or jogging and it normally the first line of hair really rather than the face. Faces goes red and humid.

I remembered something about sweat, under my arms doesn’t smell as good as before so there is little odor even if I use deodorant and I always remove the hair.

9. Do you feel jealous of your friends and colleagues who you think are richer or well-to-do?
I used to feel jealous of how some women who never had to work to provide for their families and get all the support needed from their husbands or family. I am not really jealous anymore and yet, it is customary for example in my country that women and men furnish their houses really well with good interiors prior to moving in together as a couple. I haven’t had the chance, I compromised and got married in room with my mother-in-law and then stayed their until I had the twins. I then stayed with my mom for 4 months or so and then had to move to a furnished apartment for a year and then another one and then we came to the house we are in. I moved alone twice, my husband was not supportive then and was based in a different town and I had to take care of the twins, work, drive them to nursery and pick them up and move. He came every 25 days for 10 days wanting no responsibility what so ever with them. It stayed like this until he was able to be based in the capital with us.

Everything I have and own, is everything I worked hard for so the cars we have, I had to pay for them, kids tuition, their clothing, my clothing, vacations, …. Until 2 years ago when his financial situation starting getting better. I spent all my money on kids education sending them to international schools and if I received assistance from him, it was between 10 – 20%. It was hard. At times, I wanted to buy myself beautiful things with my own money and then, I would say that my kids need the money more so I will not. In the past 6 years, I would have some emotional shopping to make myself feel good – buy gifts to myself.

Did I feel jealous of others – maybe yes and maybe I questioned the fact that I decided to act differently than women of my country and take the westernized model of couple doing things together rather than getting everything ready prior to moving in together. In retrospect, I carried the load and he didn’t. At times, he was my 4th child really. Therefore, I decided to quit after 20 years of work to allow him to lead.



10. How do you react to noisy environments? Can you generally tolerate noise in your surroundings?

I used to tolerate noisy environments, lately, not so much. It also depends on the noise level and the setting so if we are at a concert, it is fine. Having dinner at a restaurant, that is fine too. I just cant tolerate loud voices on the phone or screaming or shouting during arguments.

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Wizzo 5 years ago
Lichen

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Wizzo 5 years ago
Sometimes I feel so sorry for myself and then I remember all the things I have done like kids schooling, achievements at work and becoming VP or being able to pay for their traveling or getting married and having kids young or buying myself a car and I think that I have done really well. I have been fully independent and therefore, do not need anyone to take care of me and that is a good thing. I encourage myself by counting my blessings and how God was kind to me with so many things, ability to see things and travel, have an open mind and heart ...
I feel sometimes that I have been tired by the years of work and often wonder how did I ever work, take care of kids, cook, manage a house, travel on business, drive kids .. you know, do it all and yet, now I don't seem to have this kind of energy anymore. I feel so tired and therefore, I procrastinate a lot lately or at least there is reluctance in doing things
 
Wizzo 5 years ago
On second thoughts, I cant bear hearing the fights of my kids or anyone for that matter.

I might have forgotten to tell you that I used to get sick a lot with tonsilitis or soar throat.

One major injury that happened in 2002, was back related. We were moving and I carried a closet while someone else pushed and then the diagnosis was tail bone was not in place and had to do physiotherapy for 9 months, 3 times a week and I slept on the wood flooring for some time. I lived on pain killers and muscle relaxants and my hips, butt and thighs were completely numb from below the waist to right before my knees. Had someone stabbed me, I wouldnt have felt it.
 
Wizzo 5 years ago
I have also done the adrenal fatigue test and my retina keeps opening and closing fast to an extent that once we were sitting and my youngest daughter noticed on her own.
 
Wizzo 5 years ago
Originally you are a Sepia lady but for the last few years you are in the Lachesis state. Don't take the two remedies together as they are inimical to each other.

Try LACHESIS 30C some four doses on a single day, each dose 4 hours apart. That's all.

Let me know if you felt better in the next 15 days. If you feel a sense of well being and higher energy levels, this remedy will cure you in the long run.
 
rishimba 5 years ago
Thanks Dr. Rishimba! I will take the remedy as required and will report in 15 days.

Any analysis that I need to bring into my awareness?

do I need to take anything for the fungus in my fingers and my Thyroid?
 
Wizzo 5 years ago
No, you shouldn't take anything else now. I hope Lachesis will act on it as well. If not, you can take Sepia later.

Lachesis state is mainly due to your pre-menopausal state especially due to gradual decrease in the flow.

Let me know after 15 days of taking the doses.
 
rishimba 5 years ago
Apologies - I am unclear on the dose

How many pills per time?

Thanks!
 
Wizzo 5 years ago
I would suggest you buy the liquid form of the remedy of a reputed Make, like Reckeweg, Helios, Boiron etc.

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

Dose has to be taken on ONE DAY ONLY.

Keep notes and share with me after 15 days.
 
rishimba 5 years ago
I am not sure if this is useful or not, I have a lot of moles on my neck and a few little warts that appeared when I was pregnant
 
Wizzo 5 years ago
This won't change the remedy for now but it provides information on your miasms.

Does your husband also have warts?
 
rishimba 5 years ago
Yes! Why? He developed them at a later stage as well - his are on his face ... Very little and almost flat.

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Wizzo 5 years ago
In most cases these warts are a result of HPV, a kind of virus which can be passed through sexual contacts, especially the genital ones. In homeopathy, they indicate presence of sycotic miasm in an individual.
However, you don't need to worry. Its common. Only when warts tend to create problem with looks or if they tend to rupture and bleed frequently, they need to be treated.
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rishimba 5 years ago
Morning Dr. Rishimba,

I started my remedy today - I got it from a local homeopath, I couldn't wait until I order the brands you recommended and such meds may have issues to be cleared at customs.

At any rate, do you think the Lachesis will help in weight loss as well? My metabolism is really low and even if I diet and exercise, I dont lose weight.

Thanks!
 
Wizzo 5 years ago
Wizzo,

Lachesis will not directly help you to lose weight. Increase of weight is not an ailment or irregularity by itself. It is mainly because of your hypothyroid affection.

Hypothyroid affection has implications like irritability, constipation and weight gain.

Lachesis will raise your vitality for sure. You will feel better, more energetic and many of your mental and physical symptoms will be addressed by it.

However, it remains to be seen, how does your raised vitality reduce your thyroid problem. If things keep on getting worse, you need to go to an endocrinologist, check your TSH levels and start taking thyroxin. That's not a cure but a sure shot palliation of symptoms.
 
rishimba 5 years ago
Hi Dr. Rishimba,

I took my remedy last Thursday 14/5/2015 and decided to help my body heal by doing a 7 day water fast.

I will break my fast and start the refeeding process next Thursday with green juices.

I will keep you posted.

All the best!
 
Wizzo 5 years ago
Let me know if quality of your sleep has improved after taking the dose set.
 
rishimba 5 years ago
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sohail2015 5 years ago
Hi dr.Rishimba,

My sleep patterns for worse! I can barely sleep, or even fall asleep! Mind racing for 2 hours and then I had to leave the bedroom, read or do anything ... Went back to bed at 4 am. This has happened for two nights in a row and I feel very tired now. I tried to sleep in the morning but it was not good and I kept waking up. There's heightened pain in my back and legs and sciatica inflammation. I took arnica 30 in liquid form and I'm practically dying from the lack of sleep. Please help!
 
Wizzo 5 years ago
Please don't get panicked. We can get over this. Let me know the following.

These symptoms could be your response to Lachesis, which is a temporary phase before healing can begin.

1. When did you take the dose set of Lachesis 30C? How many days back?

2. Did you ever experience such worse symptoms earlier in your life?

3. Can you describe all symptoms that got worse.

I should tell you that Lachesis takes time to act and it is a very deep acting remedy. If you are feeling this for the first time in your life, it is your vital forces that are aligning gradually.
 
rishimba 5 years ago
I am not panicking - I am just very tired and in pain. I trust you very much and have no doubt that you are doing your best.

1. When did you take the dose set of Lachesis 30C? How many days back?

I started taking it on Thursday and the lack of sleep happened on Sunday night and then Monday night

2. Did you ever experience such worse symptoms earlier in your life?
Maybe once or so but not two days in a row, if I couldn't sleep and I am restless, then there comes a time when I collapse and fall asleep. If it doesnt happen naturally, I would take a pill then but that was not a habit. The point is the pain in hips and going down on the rest of my leg in addition to the lack of sleep is bit overwhelming because I cant take any pain killers. I think the hip/leg pain started either Friday or Saturday and then Sunday the insomnia and mind racing.

3. Can you describe all symptoms that got worse.
It is basically the pain level hip and below and lack of sleep. I am not eating as you know and tomorrow is the last day with the water fast. I think my skin is clearer, I lost some weight due to this cleanse and lack of food and my body having to search for fat to burn because there is no food intake. I did an enema since last sunday to clean my gut and that stops tomorrow.

One would expect that without food, you would like to sleep more often but I couldn't sleep much and by body needs this sleep in order to repair the cells and renew them for this cleanse to work.

Do can I take any remedy to sleep?

Thanks again Dr. Rishimba!
 
Wizzo 5 years ago

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