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knee pain and insomnia- help needed pls

I am a 46 yr male with mild hypertension not on medications. For the past 2-3 years I have been having pain on both knees, which spreads to the shin. the knee pain is worse on walking and climbing and becomes better on continued walking/climbing. there is also restless legs in both calves and this also improves with movement. There is a small click in the joint on stretching. Previously I used to get back ache mild with radiation to left lower limb. this comes on and off if I lift some weight or travel a lot. There is also pain over the neck which radiates to left shoulder, this also on travel or straining. These pains are not severe and do not limit my activity. there is no diurnal variation, no swelling or redness, may be worse in winter. uric acid is normal. no small joint pain.

For many years now I have less sleep. I sleep at 9PM and my sleep gets broken by say 3AM and then I do not get sleep again. I am a light sleeper and get woken up by small sounds. I snore in sleep and sleep separately due to this, there is no sleep apnea. No dreams or nightmares.

I have male pattern alopecia which is genetic. There is forgetfulness especially for names and this has been there for about 20 years now.

I have an anxious personality, worry for small things, but otherwise happy. sexually content.

No diabetes/ mild hypertension on diet alone.

If any more details are required I will update. Thanks
[message edited by starzan on Mon, 18 May 2015 09:00:21 UTC]
  starzan on 2015-05-18
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
Please take three doses of Calcarea Carb 200 as follows and see how that affects over 15 days (only 3 doses in 15 days).

day 1 morning
1st dose

day 1 evening
2nd dose

day 2 morning
3rd dose

One dose means
If the medicine is in pills form 2 pills. Don't touch pills with hand. Use cap of bottle to take pills.
If the medicine is in liquid dilution form, 2 drops in some 20 ml water. Sip up slowly.

Please follow homeo restrictions like no coffee, no raw onion/garlic, no strong perfumes, don't eat or drink anything within 30 minutes before or after taking medicine.
kadwa 7 years ago
thanks, will do so and report.
starzan 7 years ago
dear dr kadwa
I had taken suphur 30 recently about a week back for 2 days. with this my remembering names has improved but stopped taking it since the sleep got disturbed further. should I take calc carb now itself or should i wait for a few days? will calc carb also help in memory or will I need to take something else later? curious also to know why you chose calc carb and not sulphur?
[message edited by starzan on Tue, 19 May 2015 04:32:35 UTC]
starzan 7 years ago
Dr Kadwa seems to be away. Could any other homeopath kindly help?

1. Is a wash out period required before taking any other medicine ( eg I have taken sulphur 30x once daily for 2 days a week back)
2. I have problem getting back to sleep once I awake at any time in the night usually around 1-2am. Is there some medicine which can be taken sos to get back to sleep?

your help and suggestions will be greatly appreciated. If any more inputs required from my side pls ask. thanks
[message edited by starzan on Thu, 21 May 2015 04:02:28 UTC]
starzan 7 years ago
calc follows sulphur well. Please go ahead with calc. This should help with insomnia too.
kadwa 7 years ago
thanks. Any SOS medications for sleep?
[message edited by starzan on Fri, 22 May 2015 08:05:13 UTC]
starzan 7 years ago
I am taking Cal Carb but could get only 30 potency and not 200. is it ok and if so what dose and how many days to take. after 2 doses I feel the pain is better but developed itching in eyes with sneezing. need also to see if sleep improves with it.
starzan 7 years ago
You may take up to 6 doses, then wait and watch.
kadwa 7 years ago
I have taken 6 doses. At present the problems are like this: The knee pain is better while walking and climbing up, some pain is there when climbing down stairs. restlessness in the leg is less. some heaviness around the knees persists.
Sleep remains disturbed, especially after midnight. The allergy in the eyes and sneezing has come down, but newly some itching in the scalp was there yesterday which has come down today. The pain in the neck is also better.

Problem in remembering names is as before. I had some brief improvement in it when I took sulphur, it lasted for about 3 days and wore off.

In summary the knee pain though better still persists about 25-30% still and the disturbed sleep persists, memory issues persist.
Kindly advice what needs to be done next.Thanks.
starzan 7 years ago
Please wait for few days and see whether improvement starts in other areas. If it doesn't repeat calc as you did earlier. If there is still no relief after few days, take three doses of Lycopodium 200 at a gap of 12 hours and see how that affects over 15 days.
kadwa 7 years ago
I have been able to get Calcarea Carb 200. should I take this or Calcarea Carb 30
starzan 7 years ago
sleep is as disturbed as ever and the memory problems persist. the joint pains are also coming back. pls suggest what I need to do now. thanks
starzan 7 years ago
Please take three doses of Calcarea Carb 200 at a gap of 12 hours and see how that affects over 15 days.
kadwa 7 years ago
completed the 3 doses of calc carb 200. knee pain is better. mild back pain has started for no obvious reason. there was new rash over my legs after taking calc carb 30 which disappeared on taking calc carb 200. sleep still gets disturbed for no reason at around 3am and I cannot go back to sleep. memory issues remembering names still persists. pls advice. thanks
starzan 7 years ago
Please take three doses of Lycopodium 200 at a gap of 12 hours and see how that affects over 15 days.
kadwa 7 years ago
knee joint pains are back, should I take calc carb again
starzan 7 years ago
Yes, please.
kadwa 7 years ago
each time I take calc carb 200 the knee pain is better for about a week. with lycopodium the knee pain is not much better but the sleep is about an hour better ie my sleep used to break by about 3am now it breaks by 4 am. memory for names has not improved significantly. pls suggest what I should do next. thanks
starzan 7 years ago
Please take three doses of Nux Vomica 200 at a gap of 12 hours and see how that affects over 15 days.
kadwa 7 years ago
after taking nux vomica 3 doses. for last 3 days I am not able to sleep at all, whole nights I am lying awake; kindly help. thanks
starzan 7 years ago
help me with similar problem
rajeshmehra 7 years ago

More info is needed on your problem to give you the
remedy that will work for you.

Make a new thread for yourself- a treatment thread. Go to
the top of forum , click on the button Post NEW Topic.

If you want Kadwa to help you put his name in your headline
and then fill out http://www.abchomeopathy.com/forum2.php/188925-
Do not post again, wait for him to answer.

Or you can just ask for help and someone else on here
will have their own form.
simone717 7 years ago
Have you taken Nux 3 or 30? Please take belladonna 30 in the evening for few days and see whether it helps.
kadwa 7 years ago
i took nux vomica 200 three doses as adviced.
starzan 7 years ago
Crackling sound severe pain in knees sleep not sound obese weakness
rajeshmehra 7 years ago

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