hypothyroidism or otherHello. I am new to homeopathy and looking for advice. I am female, 31 years old. I wonder whether I may have hypothyroidism. I am overweight and struggle to loose weight/gain weight easily. I find it hard to diet as I do not have the mental energy to remain strong. I crave carbohydrates, salt, cheese, spicy food, coffee and sometimes chocolate. I am prone to water-retention. I feel lethargic and in low mood so I find it hard to be productive. I have been shedding hair recently (hairline and eyebrows). My head feels cluttered and I feel overloaded and forgetful. I have pale, sensitive skin prone to dryness. I have low self-esteem and feel underlying sadness which I do my best to hide from the world. I have aspects of unhappiness and hurt (past and present) in my relationship with my partner of 14 years. I have three wonderful children and they are a source of joy to me. I feel mood fluctuations throughout my menstrual cycle, feeling at my best (more positive and alive) the week leading up to ovulation and it goes downhill from that point until I have had my period. I am sure these issues are all intertwined and I do not know where to begin. Any advice or help would be greatly appreciated!
gvc31 on 2015-07-03
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2. Male or Female or other
Not married but living with partner for 14 years.
8. List of your complaints
Brittle, weak nails.
Fatigue – low energy
Low self esteem
9. Since how long are you suffering from each complaint
Overweight – always struggled with weight, never fat as a child, but rounded and gained weight easily. Increasingly bigger after pregnancy – first 12 years ago, second 7 years ago, third 7 months ago. Very difficult to lose weight. Cellulite. Loose skin and stretch marks on stomach from pregnancies. Used to gain weight mainly on thighs but now overweight on ankles, upper calves, thighs, hips stomach, upper arms and face.
Comfort/binge eating – began as a child. As a teenager I would switch between binge-eating and extreme dieting. Comfort eating increasingly worse as an adult – compulsive.
Dry/sensitive Skin – always. Eczema as a child, still get eczema occasionally now – mostly on ankles and palms of hands/fingers. Fair skin with lots of moles.
Water retention – started in late teen, worse in last few years.
Hair loss – since pregnancy.
Brittle/weak nails – always. Worse in past few months.
Fatigue – low energy – on and off for the past ten years
Lethargic – on and off for the past ten years.
Low motivation – for the past fifteen years. Tendency to start things and not finish them.
Low self esteem – slight tendencies as an older child/teen. Much more severe since adulthood (past ten years especially).
Sadness – not always apparent but more a deep inner sadness which I keep buried for most of the time. For the past fourteen years. Very good at hiding emotions from the world. Always have to appear in control and together. Afraid to show weakness. Find it hard to open up to people due to lack of trust and worry of being judged/disliked/betrayed. I have been referred to as “aloof”, a “dark horse” and a “closed book”.
Feel overwhelmed – past year.
Preoccupied – past few years.
Forgetful/easily distracted – past year.
PMS – worse in past few years. Very aware of fluctuations of mood throughout cycle.
Anxiety – Past twelve or so years, worse in past ten years. Feel insecure. Worry mostly about future financial security of myself and my children.
10. Diabetic or non-Diabetic
11. Desire sweets/sour/salt
Cravings: Carbohydrates – especially pasta; salty foods; very spicy foods; coffee; peanut butter; cheese. Sometimes chocolate; cooked tomatoes, garlic.
Dislikes: Fruit, cold food, seafood.
Not very thirsty. Mostly drink coffee and tea.
13. Tongue and Taste
14. Current Blood Pressure (without medicine and with medicine)
Blood pressure normal.
15. One situation that had a
big effect on you?
My relationship with my partner of 14 years has been very tumultuous. I was very young (17) and he is 20 years older. I feel as though I have invested everything in our relationship, but not had the same level of commitment given back. I was proposed marriage when I was 18 but we have never married. I was almost 20 when I had our first child and we were arguing lots at the time. I had a very prolonged and traumatic labour and my partner left me for a few hours as he was tired – I felt totally abandoned and alone. The arguments continued after the birth until I made a decision to stop fighting for what I believed to be right and to stop standing up for myself and what I believed. I suppressed all my emotions in order to save our relationship for the sake of our baby. I thought perhaps I had been wrong all along and it was all my fault. Things improved for several years, because I was keeping things on an even keel by turning a blind eye and bottling things up. I gave birth to our second child when I was 24 and still things were ok. Still no marriage – I felt that I obviously hadn’t proved myself worthy yet. Things started to deteriorate again as I struggled to continue turning a blind eye. I started speaking my mind more when I felt things were not right. I became aware that my partner was not being faithful to me and he was having emotional affairs with other women – maybe more, but I didn’t know for sure. Things became so bad that I finally got the strength to say enough was enough – I couldn’t go on living like that. I went to stay with my parents (with the two children too). My partner then fell to pieces and said he was devastated and sorry and he begged me to return. He promised things would be different. This was three years ago now. Things did become better, he started to be open and not secretive and he made efforts to control his anger. Just over a year ago, he proposed to me again and I accepted. We planned to marry that following year, but my eldest child became ill and once again it was put off. Our third child was born seven months ago. Physically I had a very good pregnancy and felt better than I do normally – lots of energy, glowing skin and hair, high sex drive. However, my partner seemed to withdraw from me during that time and I did my best to ignore the nagging feeling that things were not right. A month ago, I felt I had to voice my concerns because I did not want us to slip back into the destructive patterns of the past. Once again I found that he wasn’t being faithful to me and was having emotional relationships with other women and keeping them secret from me. Not to the extent that they were before, but then I feel that I spoke up a lot earlier this time. He dismissed the issues as being meaningless and unimportant and he was angry that I did not allow him autonomy. After discussing the matter and not really resolving anything, we have gone back to behaving as though nothing has happened at all.
16. Important Question.
Current and previous remedies/medicines you are taking or took in the past?
I have never taken homeopathic remedies before. I am not on any medication.
17. Educational Qualifications of the patient
I have a diploma in Fine Art and a diploma in Interior Design.
18. Nature of work, what do you do for living?
My partner works away from home five days a week and I stay at home to look after the children and the house.
I am a part-time self-employed legal typist and I work from home.
19. Important Question.
Mind-behavior, anger, irritability, hurry,
impatient…and so on.. How are you different from other persons, public speaking or not, you can describe all of the details about your behavior, love and affections.
Intelligent, kind-hearted, very loyal, proud, a little stubborn, sharp witted, analytical, suspicious, wary, guarded.
Good sense of humour, smiley (on the outside).
I value trust so highly. It takes me a long time to trust someone.
I am quite shy but do my best to hide it as I feel it is a sign of weakness. I hate to be centre of attention and can’t bear public speaking. I find social events where I do not know many people very difficult – although I think a lot of this is due to being unhappy about my physical appearance since gaining weight.
I would rather cope by myself than ask for help. I do not like to rely on other people for fear of being let down or of being an imposition.
Very strong sense of family values. Come from a happy home, parents happily married – high expectations in that respect.
I am a devoted mother and have thrown myself into motherhood wholeheartedly. Everything I do is for my children and I put their needs before my own. People frequently comment on how wonderful my children are and I do take some pride in that – I feel as though I am doing a good job of being a mother. I am very loving and affectionate towards them.
I am also very devoted to my partner and feel that I made a commitment to him fourteen years ago, when I accepted his marriage proposal. I have always been true and faithful to him. As the years have passed I have become resentful of the fact that he has not kept his side of the bargain. I feel bitterness.
Normally very patient, but less so of late due to tiredness and low mood.
20. Color of the secretions/discharges e.g
Pus, urine, stool, sputum, Saliva etc.
Urine normal (pale yellow).
Stools mostly normal but sometimes constipated.
Lots of saliva – sometimes metallic taste.
For Females Only
21. When is the period during the month approx. date?
Any monthly cycle issues? Regular, early, late, before problems, after problems,
pain, any other discharges?
Bloating, mood swings, water retention week/two weeks before period. Better towards end of period and week after.
22. Are you pregnant? If yes, please give pregnancy start date? Any current issues?
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