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Can experienced Dr help difficult mental case?

Hello,
I am sincerely troubled and hope someone who has knowledge of a vast number of remedies is willing to help.

1.Age,sex,weight
43, female, single, 71kg, 1.69cm

2. Main complaints.
Depression
Feel do not fit in,
Have no roots,
Do not feel normal,
Lack of energy
Insomnia
Over sensitive (also pain , odours, light etc.)
Insecure
Feel inferior
social isolation
over self-conscious
Feel judged, observed or followed (sometimes)
shy


b)What do you feel?
Hopeless to recover

d) Condition when complaint is reduced
- sleep and rest
- fresh/warm dry weather.
- hot showering
- eating
- change position

e) Condition when complaint is increased
-sun, perspiration, stuffy room
- cold damp weather
- hungry and sleepy.


f) Any other complaint.
A scan of the liver and pancreas showed enlargement.

h)Treatment method adopted and its result.
Taking antidepressants, benzo and have psychotherapist. Help little.


3. History of diseases in family.
Heart disease, schizophrenia, diabetes, tuberculosis, OCD.

4. Personal History.
a)About childhood.
I was born in Africa but parents are European. We moved to 3 countries. It was difficult getting used to new cultures and making friends
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. I did not want to attract attention to myself; I blushed.

c)Any major incidents in life and the effect of it on life.
A love disappointment and then a work experience caused onset of depression in 2000. I was frequently tired and was not performing well. My supervisor reported me to the headquarters. When she gave me the news I was speechless. I then realized I was depressed.

d)How you are satisfied with your sex life, friends, family members, company etc.
I am single and unmarried. Relationship with family could be a lot better; I am disappointed by their poor support

5. Habits/Addiction.
Smoking tobacco

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

7. Likes and Dislikes.
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. I like food and drink to be hot (coffee) or cold. I prefer hot in winter and cold in summer. I cannot live without coffee.


8. Bowel movements.
Formed (not same shape), never diarrhoea, constipated so stool once every 7/10 days and feel better afterwards.

9.Urine
Maybe 3 times a day, normal colour, quite scanty.

b)Any discomfort
Stomach ache if I do not go after impulse is felt. Odour is quite strong in morning but not overly.

11. For Females. Menses
They started at 15 years of age. They arrive every 18 to 25 days.

b)Duration of menses.
Spotting 2 days before, 4 days (stops on 3rd day) on 4th day hardly any discharge

c)Nature of flow
Rather scanty, leuchorrhea (stains underwear yellow) after end of period. I feel worse more than a week before it is due. All my mental and physical symptoms are exaggerated. Depression is worse before, better on onset.

12. Sleep.
a)The quality of sleep
Insomnia, change of position (sleep mostly on left side), waking early. Cover all body, never head (no cover not even close),
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. Some odour armpits (acrid) and feet.

14. Weather
a) I get headache in heat and in cold weather when humid. Sensitive to weather changes; it seems body cannot adapt. Dislike cold wind drafts, feels it goes through to bones. Cannot 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.
I used to like being with people but I am a person who likes to be alone too. Now I limit my social life to my job. I often stay in my room all day..

c) Memory, ability to concentrate/comprehend.
Poor memory and concentration/comprehension.

d)Are you fearful of anything?
Fear of people, suffocation and remaining alone.

f)Are you impatient?
Yes, because I am 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?
Yes, often (more so before period). Sometimes I do not say anything, other times I confront that person. Often I do not know if I am right in an argument.

i)Does your pride get hurt easily?
Somewhat. I do not like to be walked over.

k)Do you like to share your problems?
I avoid because I dislike burdening people with my problems because they are always the same.
.
l)Effect of consolation.
Better if person is sincere and cares for me.

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

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, disrespect, dishonesty, and selfishness.

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

x)Are you affectionate? How does others sorrow affect you?
No. I am self-centred and apathetic. Do not miss family even if I live alone.

y)Any present fears in your life or future?
I will not feel at ease with myself and others, not be balanced.

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. I hope to meet someone special. I hope to travel again, visit some far away countries.

16.Describe your face and tongue
As for tongue it has crack down middle, it is pale pink with a bit of white coating and teeth marks.
As for face, eyes are sunken, bluish/purple ecchymosis, some moles and acne.
[message edited by ipslon on Fri, 27 Nov 2015 22:43:57 UTC]
 
  ipslon on 2015-11-27
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
How long have you been taking benzodiazepine ? What is the daily dose ?
 
telescope 3 years ago
Hello, I've been taking them for about 15 years. I can't sleep without them. Why? What are their effects?
 
ipslon 3 years ago
Benzodiazepine has serious side effects . You have to gradually reduce it and ultimately stop it. It has severe withdrawal symptoms.
What is your daily dose ?
 
telescope 3 years ago
Thank you for your reply.
I take minias, lormetazepam 2,5mg, 10-15 drops. I hope to be able to find a substitute.
Quite a few members on this forum Drs and non have suggested remedies but no luck. I have tried a lot of the most commonly prescribed ones.
 
ipslon 3 years ago
You have to first learn how to reduce the dose. It can be painful if you do it wrongly. Which country do you live in ?
 
telescope 3 years ago
The thing is that the antidepressants I take cause insomnia but I need them to stabilize my mood. I want to get off them thanks to homeopathy. I can reduce benzo dosage only with suitable remedy for my symptoms. I try taking less but i don't fall asleep and then I always wake up early morning. I try to fall asleep but can't unless I take benzo again.
Do you have any idea of the right remedy?
 
ipslon 3 years ago
PS I live in Italy.
 
ipslon 3 years ago
Can you procure Tuberculinum 10 m ?
Do you know how to reduce benzo dosage ?
 
telescope 3 years ago
I can try. Is it because the benzo interfere with remedy? Thank you for remedy. Never taken it before. Yes, I can get it. In granules or monodose? I hope it won't upset me too much since the dose is high.
 
ipslon 3 years ago
Benzo will not allow you to get well. It has to be stopped but very slowly.
The dose is very high because it does not act very well below 10 m in case of adults.
Buy granules. Dissolve 4 globules in half a cup of mineral water, stir well and drink it.
Do not eat or drink anything 30 .minutes before and after taking medicine.
Visit some forums of benzo users to know how to reduce benzo dosage.
 
telescope 3 years ago
Hello,
If you are taking benzodiazepine you may taper the following way.

If you are taking once a day, in one month time gradually take two times a day, to do that mix your daily dosage in water . Then start taking every 20 hours, then every 18 hours >>> this way >>> every 12 hours. Please do that in minimum of 30 days. Total dosage per day should remain same. This way take the same total daily dosage 4 times a day. If you are taking 2mg / day now. Before starting your taper you may take 0.5mg 0.5mg 0.5mg 0.5mg for 4 times in 24 hours. All this has to be done before taper starts. Taper should be between 5% and 10%, not more than 10%. please check benzobuddies dot com for details. Every step of 10% taper should not change before 30 days. Homeopathy treatment should start now. When homeopathy works it will be very easy to taper benzodiazepine. Good luck. Happy to answer any questions regarding taper. I am saying what I did for my successful taper. vital signs should be checked hourly basis. Heart should be protected. And be careful of seizures. Keeping in touch with general physician is a good idea. Making wrong decisions during taper can be life threatening.
 
yogiram 3 years ago
Hello,
Thank you very much. Very kind of you. The benzo I take is less addictive than others and I was taking a histamine to help me sleep until not long ago. I've already gone down by 2 drops.
Sorry to ask this but, how sure you are out of 100% that Tub. is the right remedy? I've tried a series of remedies and been disappointed.
And as for felt effects, how long after dose? When I take 200ch I feel the remedy is acting after 1 wk. thanks
 
ipslon 3 years ago
Since I'm fascinated by homeopathy, I read that symptoms written in bold for tuberculinums is fear of cats and dogs. I don't . Other than that I relate to being very Dissatisfied, looking constantly for something or someone and not knowing what or who.
 
ipslon 3 years ago
People who have tubercular family history require Tuberculinum.
Dissatisfaction, looking constantly for change are very important symptoms of Tuberculinum. Of course you may need other remedies later.
You will feel the effects within 3 days.
 
telescope 3 years ago
Hi telescope, I'm having really bad insomnia. You see I took Lachesis 200ch over 3 weeks ago. My menses didn't appear and i can hardly sleep As for antidotes at home I only have nux vom 30ch and merc sol 30ch.
Can I use one of these? I've spent enough on remedies. Thanks

PS I just wanted to let you know I've ordered tub bov 10m. Will take about 7 days to arrive.
 
ipslon 3 years ago
Take Nux vomica 30. You can take up to 3 doses. After that try one dose Sepia 200 till the Tuberculinum arrives. Sepia and lachesis are very similar .
 
telescope 3 years ago
make sure you need Tuberculinum (Koch)or Tuberculinum Bov.one is from human other one from bovine
[message edited by yogiram on Wed, 02 Dec 2015 05:29:01 UTC]
 
yogiram 3 years ago
Tuberculinum, Tuberculinum Bovinum and Bacillinum are interchangeable remedies. Any of them may be used.
 
telescope 3 years ago
Hello telescope, thanks for reply.
I just wanted to tell you that I am impressed by your knowledge of homeopathy. So I'm very grateful you are helping me.
I took nux vom because I read that it can be useful for insomnia. It helped.
I ordered Tuberculinum Bovinum 10M. I'll let you know when I've taken 1st dose. Thank you!
 
ipslon 3 years ago
Hello,
I'm still waiting for Tuberculinum 10mk to arrive.

I'm very worried about my father, 80 years old.
Would you mind taking his case? i wouldn't ask you unless it weren't a serious matter.
He has very bad case of bronchitis. His breathing is irregular when asleep. When he gets a cold, his cough is very insistent putting under pressure heart. 10 years ago he underwent heart operation for 2 by-passes.
Furthemore, quite recently he has had skin C (leg and arm) treated via operation.
Also his feet are icy cold due to bad circulation.

I hope you can find the time to suggest a remedy.
i hope to hear from you.
Kind regards
 
ipslon 3 years ago
Please start a new thread or things will get mixed up. You can give him Thuja 30 one dose to begin treatment.
 
telescope 3 years ago
Hello Telescope, I took Tuberculinum bov. 10 mk but in naturally sparkling water. I hope it's ok anyway. Thanks
 
ipslon 3 years ago
It is alright. Update in a week.
 
telescope 3 years ago
Hello Telescope,sorry to bother you but i haven't felt any effects at all on 3rd day.I'm worried because i'm always tired. I'm a teacher so as you know yourself, you need physical and mental energy. I have to support myself too.
 
ipslon 3 years ago
Please take thuja 30 one dose daily at night for three days.
 
telescope 3 years ago

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