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Dear Sir,
I'm a 44 year old female suffering with depression on and off for since 2000. I take meds but they aren't working effectively. Also, my pms is affecting me badly and have trouble sleeping at night.
My depression stems from my insecurity, not having a good image of myself, and not being able to get along with others. But the event that caused the major crisis was work related. I wasn't getting along with my supervisor who then reported me for my poor work performance (according to her).
Someone had tried to kindly offer assistance in this board but it seems that mental issues are more difficult to address.
I look forward to hearing from one of you. Thank you
 
  ipslon on 2015-08-26
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
I can consider your case but you need to give many answers, copy the questions list in notepad,
write answers in same way with questions and then paste in post reply, NO SHORT answers explain MAXIMUM you can.


1. Age,sex,weight,country,occupation.
ANS.

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.
ANS.
b)What exactly do you feel, Sensation as pain, how pain feels or burn etc.
ANS.
c)What are the factors that causes this trouble according to you.
ANS.
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.
ANS.
e)Condition under which the complaint is increased like,cold or hot application,cold or hot weather,position as standing,walking,rest etc.
ANS.
f)Any other complaint any where in the body.
ANS.
g)Onset time of troubles in detail, i.e which came first, after that what problem and so on.
ANS.
h)Treatment method adopted and its result.
ANS.

3. History of diseases in family.
ANS.

4. Personal History.
a)About childhood.
ANS.
b)Academic performance.
ANS.
c)Any major incidents in life and the effect of it on life.
ANS.
d)How you are satisfied with your sex life, friends, family members, company etc.
ANS.

5. Habits/Addiction.
a)Smoking, Alcohol,Sleeping pills, Laxative etc.
ANS.
b)Masturbation and frequency.
ANS.

6. How is your Appetite and Thirst.
ANS.

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.
ANS.
b)Anything else about like and dislike of any activity with you or surrounding.
ANS.

8. Bowel movements.
a)Nature of stool, frequency, satisfactory or not.
ANS.
b)Any discomforts associated with stool.
ANS.

9. Urine.
a)Frequency, nature, volume.
ANS.
b)Any discomfort before, during or after urination/odour
ANS.

10. For men.
a)Any difference in erection/want of erection/weak erection/Ejaculation early/late.
ANS.
b)Any other trouble in sex.
ANS.

11. For Females.
a)Menses, Regular, Irregular,Early, Late.
ANS.
b)Duration of menses.
ANS.
c)Nature of flow, Scanty, Blood colour, Consistency, Odour, Staining, itching/ when and what makes it worse/better.
ANS.

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.
ANS.

13. Sweat
a)How much, what parts, staining, Odour.
ANS.

14. Weather
a)Tolerance to heat and cold, dryness, humidity, weather changes, sun,
foggy weather, wind drafts, closed rooms, etc.
ANS.

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.
ANS.
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.
ANS.
c)Memory,ability to concentrate/comprehend.
ANS.
d)Are you fearful of anything eg: Animals, people, being alone, darkness, death, disease, robbers, thunder, storm, high places.
ANS.
e)Are you anxious about anything: if yes, give details.
ANS.
f)Are you impatient.
ANS.
g)Are you doubtful or suspicious.
ANS.
h)Are you hurt easily (emotionally)how do you react. Does it cause hatred/revenge.
ANS.
i)Does your pride get hurt easily.
ANS.
j)Are you depressed, if so, reason/circumstances.
ANS.
k)Do you like to share your problems.
ANS.
l)Effect of consolation.
ANS.
m)Do you ever become suicidal when? How.
ANS.
n)Memory- quality if poor, for what ( eg. Names, places, people, what you read).
ANS.
o)Do you weep easily, effect of weeping, ie, does it make you worse or better.
ANS.
p)Are you easily irritated. What makes you angry, how do you express it.
ANS.
q)Are you destructive.
ANS.
r)How good are you in making decisions.
ANS.
s)Do you like company or like to remain alone.
ANS.
t)How seriously are you affected by disorder and uncleanness in your surroundings.
ANS.
u)How does failure appear to you?
ANS.
v)Are there any matters that you deeply dislike?
ANS.
w)What activities you deeply like? How does it affect your mood?
ANS.
x)Are you affectionate? How does others sorrow affect you?
ANS.
y)Any present fears in your life or future.
ANS.
z)Any present life or future life desires.
ANS.

16.Describe your face and tongue by doing FACIAL AND TONGUE DIAGNOSIS by visiting homeomzp.blogspot.com
ANS.

17.For medical astrology tell your birth place,location,timing, date(dd/mm/yyyy format)
ANS.

NOTE-- if proper reporting will not be done by you, then i will close the case, you can take advice from others.

Regards,
antivirus
 
0antivirus0 4 years ago
Hello antivirus,

Thank you very much for considering to take up my case. I have filled out all the questionnaire and have included two photos for tongue and face diagnosis. I hope they can be useful.
I was wondering if you knew how long the cure for a chronic case is roughly.
Lately sleepiness is causing more suffering than depression. I really hope you can help me to feel better.

1. Age,sex,weight,country,occupation.
44, female, 70 kg, 1m70cm, Italy, private language teacher

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.
Chronic depression, anxiety (nail biting), social isolation/avoidance, self-hatred, mastitis with pmdd (or pms), tiredness, lack of energy, cystitis, insomnia, pain around left hip and buttocks (due to hernia and slipped disk caused by unbalanced hip)., and oedema (swelling eyelids upon waking and of ankles).

b)What exactly do you feel, Sensation as pain, how pain feels or burn etc.
Cystitis causes burning and is caused by stress. As for pain, I need to change position

c)What are the factors that causes this trouble according to you.
Anxiety, depression, hernia and pmdd.

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.
- sleep and rest ameliorate (after lunch rest is better)
- fresh/warm dry weather.
- showering (temperature of water according to season)
- eating

e)Condition under which the complaint is increased like, cold or hot application, cold or hot weather, position as standing, walking, rest etc.
-sun (causes headache, palpitation, itching), during perspiration, in stuffy room
- in cold damp weather (especially cold wind)
- hungry and sleepy.

I never know what to expect because my energy levels change constantly, like mood. When I’m very depressed and sleepy the one day, the next day I am well spirited and energetic. It’s crazy and unnerving!!!

f)Any other complaint any where in the body.
Some acne before menses. I believe I have hormonal imbalances. A doctor suggested polycystic ovary but haven’t run tests.
A scan of the liver revealed that it is enlarged and there is hyper trophy of left lobe, perhaps due to accumulation pathology and hypo density, of cystic nature. Also pancreas is enlarged (I had to translate medical terminology in English so it's not precise).

g)Onset time of troubles in detail, i.e which came first, after that what problem and so on.
Anxiety, sleepiness, lack of energy, social avoidance, constipation, tendency to perspire easily= all my life. ------Depression, insomnia=15 years --- Pain around left hip and buttocks=10 years (due to hernia, slipped disk left side back)------Mastitis before menses = 10 years-----Pmdd (or pms) =2 years

h)Treatment method adopted and its result.
Currently taking antidepressants and benzo. I’ve taken many different types of meds but effects were poor. Luckily the last time I was in a psychiatric clinic, the doctors were able to help me more. Unfortunately the beneficial effects seem to be decreasing.
I’ve tried homeopathy but poor results. I can’t remember what I took; they were lots (mainly aurum met., nat mur., ignatia, sepia and others). I’ve tried electroconvulsive therapy, acupuncture, reiki, shiatsu, bio-energy, and bach flowers. I’ve also tried psychotherapy: all these treatments done for nothing!

3. History of diseases in family.
Heart disease (both sides of family), schizophrenia, diabetes, tuberculosis.

4. Personal History.
a)About childhood.
I was born in Africa but parents are European. We moved to 3 countries before settling down in Italy when I was a teen. It was difficult getting used to new culture of each country and making friends due to my reserved-ness. I was very shy, insecure, quiet, obedient, and sulky. I used to curve my shoulders as if to hide myself from others so I developed caved in chest.
As for complaints in childhood, I had German measles (itchy red spots, right?), tendency of ankles to sprain, and I used to wake up in early morning with stomach-ache because I had not urinated during night. A peculiarity is that I never get high fevers but a tendency to colds during cold season.

b)Academic performance.
Results were satisfactory but had to work hard to obtain them. I hated schooling because of low self-confidence/esteem. My heart would beat really hard when the teacher called out my name. I was afraid of making a fool of myself and I didn’t like hearing my voice. I didn’t want to attract attention to myself; I blushed.

c)Any major incidents in life and the effect of it on life.
A work experience caused onset of depression in 2000. I was living in Italy and had no real inclination to any type of job. I liked languages and loved travelling so I wanted to be a tourist guide but I realised I felt too uneasy and insecure when with people. I then decided to study to become a casino croupier because I was starting to feel restless and because it would allow me to travel around the world. I found work on a cruise ship, and although I felt insecure, I was happy. Unfortunately due to my low self-esteem, I started getting depressed. I was frequently tired and wasn’t performing well at work. My supervisor reported me to the headquarters. When she gave me the news I felt like the world had just crashed upon me. I then realized I was clinically depressed.

d)How you are satisfied with your sex life, friends, family members, company etc.
I’m single and unmarried, therefore unsatisfied with sex life. I have a couple of friends but there was romantic involvement in the past. Relationship with family could be a lot better; I’m disappointed and some of them irritate me a lot.

5. Habits/Addiction.
a)Smoking, Alcohol, Sleeping pills, Laxative etc.
Smoking tobacco (yes) alcohol (no, only wine for pleasure), sleeping pills (yes), laxatives (yes)

b)Masturbation and frequency.
No

6. How is your Appetite and Thirst.
Appetite=good, (sometimes I need food to comfort me). Thirst= little (with food only). Normal during hot weather.

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 prefer salty food on the whole but I also like pastries, chocolate and cream.
I enjoy fish and meat (I love it smoked and dried) and fried food (but I am rather health and weight conscious).
I like food and drink to be hot or cold. I prefer hot in winter and cold in summer.
I can’t live without coffee; it wakes me up but I also love taste. I like chocolate around menses but I mainly enjoy potato chips.

b)Anything else about like and dislike of any activity with you or surrounding.
I don’t understand the question.

8. Bowel movements.
a)Nature of stool, frequency, satisfactory or not.
Formed (not same shape), never diarrhoea, constipated so stool once every 7/10 days depending on stress levels, satisfactory when I use laxatives. No particular colour except that I get mucous and gas.

b)Any discomforts associated with stool.
Feel better after stool, worse when constipated. Sometimes I think stool is due but nothing.

9. Urine.
a)Frequency, nature, volume.
Maybe 3 times a day, normal colour, quite scanty.

b)Any discomfort before, during or after urination/odour
Stomach ache if I don’t go after impulse is felt. Burning sensation when cysystis which lasts 2 days. Odour is quite strong but not overly.

11. For Females.
a)Menses, Regular, Irregular, Early, Late.
They started at 15 years of age. They are Early, every 18/25 days.

b)Duration of menses.
4 days (stops on 3rd day).on 4th day hardly any discharge

c)Nature of flow, Scanty, Blood colour, Consistency, Odour, Staining, itching/ when and what makes it worse/better.
Rather scanty, bright red, no clots, some itching, mastitis, leucchorrea after end of period. I feel worse more than a week before it is due. All my mental and physical symptoms are exaggerated; weeping, extra sensitiveness, irritability, hunger and sleepiness Depression is worse before and after, better on onset.

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.
Rather poor. Insomnia, change of position (mostly on left side), waking early at about 3pm , difficulty to fall asleep so eat, Cover all body, never head (no cover not even close), window closed in winter, open in summer.
Common dreams: losing my way and going from room to room or being ignored by people

13. Sweat
a)How much, what parts, staining, Odour.
sweat in cold and in hot weather, mainly head/face, armpits, back and feet. Staining yellow armpits. Some odour armpits and feet, acrid smell

14. Weather
a)Tolerance to heat and cold, dryness, humidity, weather changes, sun, foggy weather, cold wind drafts, closed rooms, etc.
I get headache in heat and in cold weather when humid. Sensitive to weather changes; it seems body can’t adapt. Dislike cold wind drafts, feels it goes through to bones. Can’t stand stuffy rooms, need fresh air.

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.
I like being with people (if well) but I’m a person who likes to be alone too. I limit my social life to work because it involves teaching. I rarely go out. I would love to have a man in my life and friends.
I have little energy, am moody, and get stressed easily.
I want people to notice me (when I feel ok) me because I don’t want to feel invisible but when I feel down I’d like to be invisible, I feel like a worthless person. I sometimes hide away in my room if there are guests in the house.

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.
Look above re: work experience.

c) Memory, ability to concentrate/comprehend.
I underwent electro convulsive therapy and memory has got worse. Short memory is ok. Need time to remember and understand what was read. Concentration is good.

d)Are you fearful of anything eg: Animals, people, being alone, darkness, death, disease, robbers, thunder, storm, high places.
Fear of people and remaining without air to breath. Fear of never healing, fear of remaining alone.

e)Are you anxious about anything: if yes, give details.
Already mentioned

f)Are you impatient.
Yes, because I’m judgemental of others and dislike waiting. I also have high expectations of people and myself.

g)Are you doubtful or suspicious.
Doubtful I will heal, sometimes suspicious of sincerity of people I know. If they are nice to me, I think that they feel pity for me and that makes me angry.

h)Are you hurt easily (emotionally) how do you react. Does it cause hatred/revenge.
Yes, often (more so before period). Sometimes I don’t say anything, other times I confront that person. Often I don’t know if I am right in an argument.
No, but I become distrustful

i)Does your pride get hurt easily.
Fairly. I need to be acknowledged, approved of, and respected by others.

j)Are you depressed, if so, reason/circumstances.
Yes, very. Already mentioned.

k)Do you like to share your problems.
Yes, I like others to ask how I am and what’s wrong. If they don’t I feel hurt and worthless. However when I’m very down, I don’t feel like talking. It’s as if I don’t have the energy to do it.
.
l)Effect of consolation.
Better if person is sincere and cares for me.

m)Do you ever become suicidal when? How.
Yes, before menses.

n)Memory- quality if poor, for what ( eg. Names, places, people, what you read).
Poor for names and what I read.

o)Do you weep easily, effect of weeping, ie, does it make you worse or better.
Sometimes, mostly before period. I feel worse!!!

p)Are you easily irritated. What makes you angry, how do you express it.
Yes, I am. I get angry when I am not capable of doing or obtaining what I want from myself or others. I don’t express it outwards. I just get depressed. Sometimes I feel like screaming but I’m too inhibited.

q)Are you destructive.
No.

r)How good are you in making decisions.
Not good at all. I take time and sometimes I make the wrong decisions. It depends on the situation really.

s)Do you like company or like to remain alone.
Yes, I do if I feel at ease with that person. I need my private space most of the time.

t)How seriously are you affected by disorder and uncleanness in your surroundings.
Dislike untidiness but not obsessed

u)How does failure appear to you?
It affects me badly because my level of self-esteem depends on what happens in my life.

v)Are there any matters that you deeply dislike?
Injustice, exploitment, and selfishness.

w)What activities you deeply like? How does it affect your mood?
Sleeping, watching tv, eating. Feel relaxed, no worries

x)Are you affectionate? How does others sorrow affect you?
Not really. Have difficulty showing I care, I’m reserved, cold (since on start of depression). Others sorrow affects me little because I’m self-centred and apathetic.

y)Any present fears in your life or future.
I won’t have a ‘normal’ life, I’ll be unsatisfied, won’t feel at ease with myself and others, not be able to love and be loved. I’m afraid that I will have to end my life if I’m not able to feel happy with myself. I can’t stand the thought of living my current life for much longer.

z)Any present life or future life desires.
I want to love and accept myself. I want to have lots of energy and be interested in people and activities etc.
Since this negative experience, I have felt the need to live my life fully. I’d rather live a short life but having lived a passionate life than a meaningless long life. I’ve wasted so many years being shy, insecure, depressed, and tired and I’ve had enough!
I wish to teach English in some far away country and then also travel around. I miss travelling, I miss interesting places and people. But I need to feel self confident, optimistic and self dependant.

16.Describe your face and tongue by doing FACIAL AND TONGUE DIAGNOSIS by visiting homeomzp.blogspot.com
See photos included.
As for tongue you will notice that it has crack down middle, it’s pale pink with a bit of white coating and there are teeth marks.
As for face, eyes are sunken, bluish/purple ecchymosis, swollen eyelids in mornings, delicate skin (slight pressure causes reddening), some moles etc.

17.For medical astrology tell your birth place, location, timing, date (dd/mm/yyyy format)
Zimbabwe (ex Rhodesia), Africa, Bulawayo, 8am, 26/07/1971.

If there’s something missing or incomplete, please let me know. I desperately need to feel less sleepy at least.

Regards,
ipslon

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ipslon 4 years ago
PS Photo of face is too large. i will try again tomorrow
 
ipslon 4 years ago
the debilitated MOON in your horoscope seems to be causing problems, when the planet will start giving GOOD RESULTS depends on planet itself, we human beings do not have control over it, but its ill effects can be reduced to some extent,

REMEDY(to be done after sunrise and before sunset)--

1)make sweet(it should have milk as ingredient),daily take small piece of that sweet and flow in running tap water

do above remedy CONTINUOUSLY WITHOUT BREAK FOR 125 DAYS(if break happens report me)

regards.
antivirus
[message edited by 0antivirus0 on Tue, 01 Sep 2015 04:40:18 UTC]
 
0antivirus0 4 years ago
take STANNUM METALLICUM 200c liquid, 2 drops in a tablespoon water, only 2 dose not more than that, not daily, 1st dose before sleep and next dose next morning after wakeup,

{if buying pills then 3 pills as one dose, 2 times, 1st at night and 2nd after wakeup, chew it, do not swallow with water}

do not eat or drink anything 30 minutes before and after medicine,

REPORT FOLLOWING AFTER 20 DAYS

feeling calm=
good sleep=
proper energy level=
self control=
confidence level=
freshness on waking up=
love and affection with others=
mental freedom or freshness=
constipation=
burning cystitis=
any other change you felt=

regards,
antivirus
 
0antivirus0 4 years ago
Hello,
Thank you very much for treatment. Here in local chemists they only carry stannum met 200ch Monodose. Is that ok?
 
ipslon 4 years ago
yes it is ok.
 
0antivirus0 4 years ago
Hello Sir,
I took 1st dose of stannum met. Last night and 2nd this morning. I am feeling very depressed, tired and sleepy. I've been in bed all the time!!! Is that normal? When will I start feeling better?
Thank you in advance
 
ipslon 4 years ago
it can be homeopathic aggravation, that is good sign, you will se effects in 20 days.
 
0antivirus0 4 years ago
Thank you and sorry to disturb you again but can I drink strong coffee in the mornings? I need it to wake me up!!!
 
ipslon 4 years ago
you can.
 
0antivirus0 4 years ago
Hello Doc,
Could you kindly answer these questions?
1) what is the percentage of gravely depressed patients cured via homeopathy?
2)predictions for my case?
3)will a lot of remedies be needed?

Thank you for your patience.
 
ipslon 4 years ago
1) luck works in homeopathy
2) you are on right path till now
3) no
 
0antivirus0 4 years ago
Hello Sir,
I cannot fall asleep at night. I take benzodiazepines (large doses) and I still stay awake until 3 am or later. And I don't rest in the afternoons.
I'm glad I'm not sleepy but know I can't sleep and it seems to be worsening. Please advise me.

Thank you
 
ipslon 4 years ago
try to do some meditation, it can help you out.
 
0antivirus0 4 years ago
I hope that this insomnia is just a temporary phase due to healing crisis. At home i have avena sativa X (liquid form). Can that help me? Thank you
 
ipslon 4 years ago
yes it is temporary, no do not use other homeopathic remedy in between, it will disturb the curing process.
 
0antivirus0 4 years ago
Hello antivirus,
It is day number 15 since the first dose of Stannum met 200ch. Up to now I've had a great reduction of sciatica pain which is fab. Thank you! But I fear this will be the only improvement. Do u reckon 5 days will make THE difference?
 
ipslon 4 years ago
let us see, but since your problem is chronic so it can take months to experience much positive changes.
 
0antivirus0 4 years ago
Hi antivirus,
I'm afraid I don't feel any effects and if it's going to take a long time to cure all symptoms, I'd rather take single remedies to cure single issues. Is that possible?
Perhaps I can take:
1) a remedy for insomnia/ waking up early in the morning/headache upon getting up
2) another remedy around menses period.
If I could I'd take another one to increase energy but I don't think that you can do that with homeopathy.
What do you think antivirus? Thanks
 
ipslon 4 years ago
taking different remedies together is not classical homeopathy, just keep patience all will be fine.
keep doing the astrological remedy also as told.
 
0antivirus0 4 years ago
Thank you antivirus. Very kind of you. Is stannum metallicum my constitutional remedy?
I have a new symptom i.e I get itchy skin after shower. it passes with body
cream. Just as well! Bye
 
ipslon 4 years ago
yes it seems to be but it is more important that how effective it is,
do not worry for itchy skin.
 
0antivirus0 4 years ago
Thanks for reply. Sorry but I have a couple of questions.
What can influence effectiveness?
Will I need to take another dose of stannum even if symptoms haven't changed after 20 days, ie on 22nd?
Thanks in advance
 
ipslon 4 years ago
effectiveness depends on whether the remedy chosen was right and individual self healing capacity.

Repeation will depend on what you report.
 
0antivirus0 4 years ago

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