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Side effects of morning after pill

I've had to take Plan B, or the morning after pill, once before, and had horrible symptoms from the excess progesterone (weight gain, irritability, weepiness, breast tenderness, dizziness, muscle tension, water retention, nausea, and abdominal cramps). I know this is because of the efficacy of the hormones, which are synthetic, but I'm hoping to find a treatment for the awful side effects. The dizziness is one of the most intolerable, but all the physical effects are hard to get through.

I'm 33yo female, 5'9, 150 lbs.
 
  sissysmimi on 2015-10-19
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Please answer the following questions in a descriptive manner after careful analysis and recollection of previous experience and happenings.

1. Describe your main suffering? State the correct location of pain or suffering.

2. What other physical sufferings do you have in your body?

3. What mental sufferings / feelings do you have associated with your physical sufferings?

4. What exactly do you feel when you are at your worst? Describe the sensation in your own words.

5. When did it all start? Can you connect it to any past event or disease? What was happening in your life just before these symptoms were noticed?

6. What time of the day do you suffer the most? What time of the day /night do you feel most energetic and happy?

7. What are the things that aggravate your suffering and those that ameliorate the same? Example: time, hot or cold application, pressure, rubbing, washing, eating, tight clothing, sweating, walking, climbing, stool etc.

8. Do you think your sufferings have direct relation to any particular external factor or are it something to do with your own biological changes?
9. When do you feel better, during hot weather or cold weather, humid or dry weather?

10. Describe your general mental set up? Please pick out the adjectives which best describe your personality; (at least 10)
Nervous, Anxious, Shy, Worrying, Paranoid, Proud, Unsocial, Guilty, Depressed, Hypochondriac, Untidy, Weepy, Emotional, Impractical, Confused, Suspicious, Jealous, Timid, Aggressive, Headstrong, Forgetful, Follower, Insecure, Immature, Impulsive, Rigid, Restless, Feminine, Empathetic, Introverted.

- How do you feel before or during a thunderstorm?

- How do you respond to consolation during your tough times?

- Are you sensitive to external stimuli like smell, noise, light etc.?

- Do you have any typical habit or gesture like nail biting, causeless
Weeping, talking to one self etc?
- How do you get along with your friends, family, your children and especially your husband / wife?
-What is your profession? Do you love your profession? What is your dream job?
-Did you have any bereavement in life? How has it affected you?
-Do you have any issues regarding your parenting by guardians?
-Can you remember any unfortunate incident in life that you want to forget?
-How do you respond to music? Do you feel better or worse mentally listening to music?
- What upsets you most in yourself and in others?

11. What are your fears and do you dream of any situation repeatedly?

12. What do you crave in food items and what are your aversions?

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

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

15. Is there any kind of food which your body can’t stand?

16. Is your sweat normal or less or more? Where does it sweat more: Head, Trunk or Limbs?

17. How is your bowel movement and stool type? Do you have any abnormal smell in the urine?

18. How well do you sleep? Do you have a particular posture of sleeping?

19. Do you think you are able to address your libido in general? Would you say your drive is low, normal or high?

20. Do you have any strange, peculiar or unusual sensation, thoughts or feelings? How are you different from others?

21. What medications have been taken earlier by you to treat the diseases and do you have any particular symptom surfacing after the medication?

22. What major diseases have run in the family in the last two generations both sides?

23. Describe your overall appearance with respect to your BMI, skin type, muscular or flabby etc.
24. What major diseases have you had in your life and when. Please write them in a chronological manner.
(For Females)
25. If your menstrual cycles are not normal, please describe all irregularities, like pains, moods, flow type, clots etc. as below:
- Are your periods generally regular, early or delayed? What is the usual cycle duration?
- Describe the sensations and locations of pain before, during and after the flow.
- How do you generally deal with your sufferings during periods? Do you have any non-medical way of relieving your suffering?
- What is the duration of flow? Is it heavy, medium or light?
- Do you observe clots?
- Do you have mid-cycle spotting? What are the days you have spotting?
- Describe changes in your mental condition or any other peculiar symptom that surfaces before, during or after the flow.
- Do your sufferings increase or decrease as soon as the flow begins?
- Did you ever take birth control pills on a regular basis?
- Have you ever been treated earlier or recently for any gynecological irregularity? Please describe.
 
rishimba 4 years ago
Describe your main suffering? State the correct location of pain or suffering. Hormonal irregularities/disturbances caused by emergency contraception pill, including: dizziness, irritability, extreme hunger/food carvings, weight gain, lethargy, water retention.

2. What other physical sufferings do you have in your body? Muscle tension and soreness. Lethargy.

3. What mental sufferings / feelings do you have associated with your physical sufferings? Anxious thoughts, fear of the unknown, fear of abandonment, fear not being able to function because of dizziness and low energy.

4. What exactly do you feel when you are at your worst? Describe the sensation in your own words. I have extreme muscle tension that makes me grind my teeth, pain in my abdomen, dizziness, nausea, and intense food cravings.

5. When did it all start? Can you connect it to any past event or disease? What was happening in your life just before these symptoms were noticed? It started after taking an emergency contraceptive pill, although this is a lot like PMS, which I’ve suffered from for 15+ years. Past event: leaving parents’ house at 15.

6. What time of the day do you suffer the most? What time of the day /night do you feel most energetic and happy? I suffer most in the afternoon, between 1 and 5pm. Best energy is usually after 8pm.

7. What are the things that aggravate your suffering and those that ameliorate the same? Example: time, hot or cold application, pressure, rubbing, washing, eating, tight clothing, sweating, walking, climbing, stool etc. Aggravators: cold application, tight clothing, caffeine/stimulants, lights (sensitivity), being in crowds, being alone. Alleviators: heat, rubbing, warm bath, exercise (walking), rest.

8. Do you think your sufferings have direct relation to any particular external factor or are it something to do with your own biological changes? Reaction to the drug, but also hormonal fluctuations in general (not sure what causes those, other than menses).

9. When do you feel better, during hot weather or cold weather, humid or dry weather? Dry and hot.

10. Describe your general mental set up? Please pick out the adjectives which best describe your personality; (at least 10) Anxious, Worrying, Guilty, Depressed, Hypochondriac, Weepy, Emotional, Suspicious, Jealous, Insecure, Impulsive, Restless, Feminine, Empathetic, Introverted.

- How do you feel before or during a thunderstorm? Calm but excited. Centered.

- How do you respond to consolation during your tough times? I respond well if the person doesn’t discount my feelings and consoles with positivity.

- Are you sensitive to external stimuli like smell, noise, light etc.? Yes, extreme sensitivity to noise and light. Sometimes smell, but sound and light (at night) are most bothersome.

- Do you have any typical habit or gesture like nail biting, causeless
Weeping, talking to one self etc? I touch my face often.
- How do you get along with your friends, family, your children and especially your husband / wife? Positive interactions with my child and family. Good relationship with partner but we currently live far apart, which is painful sometimes.
-What is your profession? Do you love your profession? What is your dream job? I work in communications. I do enjoy it a lot. My dream job is a full-time writer.

-Did you have any bereavement in life? How has it affected you? Yes. Lost my mother at a young age, had a difficult relationship with her as well. Suffered from a sexual trauma at 17. It’s affected me in that I am very afraid of being hurt or attacked, or abandoned.

-Do you have any issues regarding your parenting by guardians? no
-Can you remember any unfortunate incident in life that you want to forget? yes
-How do you respond to music? Do you feel better or worse mentally listening to music? Better

- What upsets you most in yourself and in others? Voyeurism, objectification of people, lack of commitment, lack of stability and security

11. What are your fears and do you dream of any situation repeatedly? Fear of being alone or of things becoming painful, being abandoned. Fear of losing time, time moving too quickly.

12. What do you crave in food items and what are your aversions? Crave chocolate and coffee daily. Bitter, sweet, heavy creamy foods I crave the most. Aversions: red meat, dairy, onions, some mushrooms, heavy condiments

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

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

15. Is there any kind of food which your body can’t stand? Onions

16. Is your sweat normal or less or more? Where does it sweat more: Head, Trunk or Limbs? Less. Limbs.

17. How is your bowel movement and stool type? Do you have any abnormal smell in the urine? No abnormal smell in urine. Bowel movement and stool type: often loose

18. How well do you sleep? Do you have a particular posture of sleeping? Side sleeper. 6-7 hours/ night. Moderately well.

19. Do you think you are able to address your libido in general? Would you say your drive is low, normal or high? High

20. Do you have any strange, peculiar or unusual sensation, thoughts or feelings? How are you different from others? I’m 90% deaf in my left ear and am extremely sensitive to sound.

21. What medications have been taken earlier by you to treat the diseases and do you have any particular symptom surfacing after the medication? Dramamine, drowsiness.

22. What major diseases have run in the family in the last two generations both sides? alcoholism, high blood pressure, diabetes.

23. Describe your overall appearance with respect to your BMI, skin type, muscular or flabby etc. Normal BMI, fair to pink skin (sensitive), bumpy skin. Moderately muscular, some excess skin related to weight loss.

24. What major diseases have you had in your life and when. Please write them in a chronological manner. Meneires Disease, diagnosed at 30.
(For Females)
25. If your menstrual cycles are not normal, please describe all irregularities, like pains, moods, flow type, clots etc. as below:
- Are your periods generally regular, early or delayed? What is the usual cycle duration? Regular, 8 days
- Describe the sensations and locations of pain before, during and after the flow. Pain before: breasts, abdomen, low back. Same during, but severe lower abdomen pain and muscle tension.
- How do you generally deal with your sufferings during periods? Do you have any non-medical way of relieving your suffering? Chaste tree berry. Fish oil
- What is the duration of flow? Is it heavy, medium or light? Heavy
- Do you observe clots? Yes
- Do you have mid-cycle spotting? What are the days you have spotting? No
- Describe changes in your mental condition or any other peculiar symptom that surfaces before, during or after the flow. Before: intense rage, high anxiety and fear, irritability, clumsiness, cloudiness of mind. During: lethargy, sadness, despondency.
- Do your sufferings increase or decrease as soon as the flow begins? decrease
- Did you ever take birth control pills on a regular basis? I have before, but experienced fainting spells and horrible side effects
- Have you ever been treated earlier or recently for any gynecological irregularity? Please describe. No
 
sissysmimi 4 years ago
Please take SEPIA 30C one dose a day for about a week or ten days at a stretch.

As soon as your symptoms seem to reduce, you can take it on alternative days and then stop when most symptoms get relieved.

One dose would be 3 drops of remedy in some 10 ml of water sipped up in empty stomach. No food or water for the next one hour. Take the doses first thing in the morning and then go to sleep for another one hour.
 
rishimba 4 years ago
Thank you. I do have Sepia 200C. Is that too high of a concentration? (Or, rather, low?)
 
sissysmimi 4 years ago
In this case I would prefer you to take 30C potency for some days at a stretch.

In case you want to take 200C, you can take 2 doses on a single day, each dose 30 minutes apart and then once you get a bit of response, repeat it once a week for some 3 to 4 weeks only.

Let me know after a month.
 
rishimba 4 years ago

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