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How do I use Lycopodium safely and effectively for chronic conditions?

Hi, all of my symptoms match perfectly with Lycopodium. However, I have read that Lycopodium is a very deep acting remedy and must be taken with caution. I have read various frequency of dosages given for different patients, such as Lycopodium 6c daily, or 30x once per week, etc. So I was wondering what would be the most safe and effective way to take it for my chronic conditions. The conditions I would mainly be taking it for would be: fatigue, insecurity, and difficulty speaking.
 
  gnomebuddy on 2016-04-23
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
Start with Lycopodium 200C one dose only (4pills), wait for 7-10 days.

Repeat the dose only if the symptoms relapse.
 
homeodr 4 years ago
Thank you for your advice, I will order Lycopodium 200C today.
 
gnomebuddy 4 years ago
homeodr,

I seem to have responded well to the Lycopodium 200C. It has reduced my restlessness and feelings of insecurity significantly, as well as reduced my fatigue almost completely. However, I still have a deep seated feeling of insecurity to where it is difficult to look into people's eyes when I talk to them, for example. I was wondering would it be ok to increase the potency when the 7 days is up?

Thank you for your attention.
 
gnomebuddy 4 years ago
As you are feeling better in terms of restlessness, feeling of insecurity and fatiguness, I would suggest to wait for a week and see if other symptoms reduces as well.

If you find no improvement in next 7 days or symptoms remains the same, you can take Lycopodium 1M single dose.
 
homeodr 4 years ago
homeodr,

Thank you for your reply and advice. Is it normal to feel relief of symptoms on the first day of remedy, but then a slow return of symptoms the following days? The reason I ask is because I'm on Day 4 now and my symptoms seemed to have returned slightly.

Also on another note, one of the worst chronic problems I have is difficulty speaking due to stiff jaw muscles. It's difficult for me to freely open my mouth when I talk, therefore I always tend to mumble. Also, my voice tends to be very light, and one needs to be within 2-3 feet of me to hear my voice. Yelling across a room is almost impossible because my voice will sound unintelligible to the person across the room. Now, I'm not sure if this is caused by my insecurity and fatigue, or that this is actually causing my insecurity. I know that one of the indications for Lycopodium is "difficulty speaking", but am not sure if this is necessarily related to my problem of speech. So I was wondering if you had any recommendations for this type of issue if the Lycopodium ends up not relieving this issue.

Also I might add that there are many times when I want to say something, but I hold back because I know that I won't be able to deliver it effectively with my voice. This is one of the reasons I suspect that the speech problem is causing my insecurity.

Thank you again for your advice and help.
 
gnomebuddy 4 years ago
Yes it happens many times that you get relief after first dose then symptoms come back. In such cases either the remedy need to be repeated with the same potency or in higher potency.

You can take the next higher potency after few days and see how it works. Or else you can give my your whole case history, I can try to find the right remedy for you.
 
homeodr 4 years ago
homeodr,

Thank you for your help and advice. I will definitely try the higher potency in a few days and see what happens.

Also, I would love to give you my case history and have your opinion. If you could let me know how to do that I would gladly follow through with it.

Thank you again.
 
gnomebuddy 4 years ago
Sounds good.

You can answer the following questions in case you want to proceed ahead.

Questions for case taking

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?
8) How and why does this problem concerns you? How do u manage ur routine with this problem?
9) Describe your general mental set up?Your mental and emotional behavior.
10) Do you have any typical habit or gesture like nail biting, causeless
Weeping, talking to one self etc?
11) How do you get along with your friends, family, your children and especially your husband / wife?
12) What is your profession? Do you love your profession? What is your dream job?
13) What upsets you most in yourself and in others?
14) What are your fears and do you dream of any situation repeatedly?
15) What medications have been taken earlier by you to treat the diseases and do you have any particular symptom surfacing after the medication?
16) What major diseases have run in the family in the last two generations both sides?
 
homeodr 4 years ago
homeodr,

"Questions for case taking"

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

My main suffering is apathy, anhedonia, insecurity (inhibited communication ability), brain fog/sluggish thinking, restlessness, and lack of energy.

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

Restlessness and body tension, particularly in the facial muscles.

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

Due to my facial tension, I am unable to speak clearly and effectively. This causes insecurity and hesitation to interact with others. My restlessness and overall body tension is associated with apathy and boredom.

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

At my worst, I feel very uncomfortable with no interest in anything. I have no emotions. My face muscles will become stiff, and I won't be able to look anyone in the eyes. I walk with my head down because it feels too uncomfortable to look up at anybody.

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? "

For insecurity, it comes from many awkward, embarrassing moments and rejections that happened throughout my childhood and adolescence. Also I have always been restless from when I was a child, and it was difficult for me to stay interested in something that I wasn't interested in (most subjects in school, for example).

However, my loss of feelings happened a few years ago when I discovered that my girlfriend did not love me. I felt my heart close up and since then I haven't been able to feel anything. But even before this point, I was depressed and only really felt sadness. Joy was never a big part of my life after the age of 5, which I attribute to my brother being born, which diverted my family's attention from me to my brother.

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 have always felt more energetic during the night. I was born at midnight (if that helps). All I can say is that it takes me a long time to wake up. Meaning, I will not be fully awake mentally until 6-8 hours after I wake up.

7) "What are the things that aggravate your suffering and those that ameliorate the same?"

Being in public makes my suffering worse. I can immediately feel my jaws tightening when I come into a public space. Also, when people pay attention to me, it can aggravate my symptoms.

Being by myself helps these symptoms. Also talking long walks or riding my bike. Stimulating my mind with new ideas. I like the feeling of being lost or discovering new places. Also listening to ambient or mellow jazz music helps. Caffeine and nicotine helps to alleviate the brain fog/fatigue, but not the jaw tension. Sleeping always appeals to me as well.

8) "How and why does this problem concerns you? How do u manage ur routine with this problem?"

This problem concerns me because it limits my ability to grow as a person. It keeps me from making connections with people and enjoying life. Having no emotions really keeps me from enjoying life. I even miss the feeling of sadness sometimes.

Nicotine really helps me get through the day. it's something that makes me feel good. I also look forward to listening to audio books and podcasts while working.


9) "Describe your general mental set up? Your mental and emotional behavior."

My mental state is very calm. It takes a lot to excite me or to get a reaction out of me. It's very difficult to make me angry or frustrated. Like I was saying before, I hardly have any emotions. Therefore, it is easy for me to remain calm, because nothing triggers me.

10) "Do you have any typical habit or gesture like nail biting, causeless
Weeping, talking to one self etc? "

When I am feeling restless or bored (like if someone is talking to me and I am not interested), I will rub the back of my head or scratch the bottom of my chin.

11) "How do you get along with your friends, family, your children and especially your husband / wife? "

I actually do not have any friends, which is related to my symptoms of not being interested (apathy). I have extreme apathy when it comes to my family as well. When a family member becomes sick or has a misfortune, I have no change in my emotion for them.

I am currently single with no children.

12) "What is your profession? Do you love your profession? What is your dream job?"

I work as a custodian overnight. I don't love my profession, though I don't hate it either. My dream job would be some type of healer, maybe a counselor or psychologist.

13) "What upsets you most in yourself and in others?"

I get upset of how insecure I am. And when I see other people who are insecure I feel disgust for them.

14) "What are your fears and do you dream of any situation repeatedly?"

Though I like to be by myself, I know deep down I have a fear of living my life alone. I also fear that I will have to depend on my family financially.

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

I used to take Zoloft (antidepressant) a few years ago for depression (this was when I still had emotions). But I have been off of medications for 3 years now.

16) "What major diseases have run in the family in the last two generations both sides?"

In my family history there has been breast (ancer (both sides) and blood clotting (grandfather).

Thank you again for helping and taking your time to look deeper into my case.
 
gnomebuddy 4 years ago
homeodr,

I forgot to mention, in the past I took Phosphorus 30C and and it did relieve my symptoms temporarily. However, it did cause me to get hot flashes and I became irritable. Because of this I stopped taking it. But do you think this could have been a necessary aggravation that was working on some deeper levels?

Thank you.
 
gnomebuddy 4 years ago
I will study your case and come up with a remedy in a day or so.
In the meantime , please answer following
1) Age / Sex
2) Country you live
3) Educational background
 
homeodr 4 years ago
1) 29/ male
2) usa
3) aa degree in general studies

thank you.
 
gnomebuddy 4 years ago
Quick questions -

1) How many doses of Phosphorus have you taken till now?
2) Why do you have extreme apathy towards your family?
3) How do you manage with facial stiffness at your work place?
 
homeodr 4 years ago
1) I took 3 doses of Phosphorus 6X for 2 days. Then one week later I took 3 doses of Phosphorus 30C for 1 day.

2) I wouldn't say extreme (as in I hate my family), I just have a disinterest in my family. The reason being is that I don't feel connected to them, and therefore it is difficult for me to relate to them. I think that their personalities frustrate me. Especially on my father's side. I would even say I am embarrassed/ashamed to come from that side of the family.

3) I try to avoid talking to people as much as possible. I only get facial stiffness when I am in the presence of people. I also massage my jawline to release tension. However, it always returns.
 
gnomebuddy 4 years ago
Also, I don't know if this will help, but I am very concerned about my looks. In other words, if I don't feel like I look good when I walk out the door, the entire day I will be insecure.
 
gnomebuddy 4 years ago
Let me study your case, I will get back to you in a day or two.
 
homeodr 4 years ago
Thank you very much for taking your time to look into this case. I will also be taking the repeated dose of Lycopodium 200C from last week and will update with how I respond to it.
 
gnomebuddy 4 years ago
homeodr,

Just wanted to give you an update. After one day of taking the Lycopodium 200C dose I noticed a significant improvement with my self esteem. This was evidenced by having conversations with 2 different people at work. Normally I would try to make a quick "Hi" and "Bye" transaction between these people because of my anxiety. But this time I was able to hold a lucid conversation for 15 minutes with each person. Normally I would not be able to concentrate on a conversation for more than 5 minutes because my mind would be racing with insecurity, but I was able to effectively communicate and respond with full presence. In addition, my fatigue was improved by at least 50%. There were no other side effects present. I will keep updating within the next couple days if I notice any changes.
 
gnomebuddy 4 years ago
homeodr,

Just reporting in. This remedy seems to be working great for me so far :) If anything changes or symptoms return I will let you know, otherwise I believe we found the cure! Thank you again Dr.!
 
gnomebuddy 4 years ago
Great news..
Hope you get completely cured.
 
homeodr 4 years ago

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