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Transverse myelitis due to viral infection in spinal cord

1. Describe your main suffering?

I fell sick very rapidly in Dec 2015 and was hospitalized for 2 months. It started with mild fever and bladder retention. There was no positive diagnosis of what caused the issue but I had an infection in the spinal cord that attacked my nervous system. I was paralyzed neck down. But my body fought back the infection and I completely regained function above the waist within 10 days. I remained in ICU for 2 months. I had to undergo acute physical rehabilitation for 2 months and after that, I am able to walk, run and do most of things normally. I still however have the following issues:
1. Reduced sensation waist below (can't feel hot/cold, less pain, tingling and needle pricking feeling in sole of the feet)
2. Neurogenic bladder. I cannot void completely and also have incontinence
3. I don't get erections when I try to, even after stimulation.
4. Stiffness in knee joints after getting up from sleep.

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

3. What mental sufferings / feelings do you have associated with your physical sufferings?
I believe I don't have any mental problems

4. What exactly do you feel when you are at your worst?
I don't have any pain except my knees feel very stiff when I get up after sitting oor laying still. The biggest problem is bladder control and erectile dysfunction.

5. When did it all start? Can you connect it to any past event or disease?
It stared in early Dec 2015. I was very healthy and active before this.

6. Which time of the day you are worst?
The problem is throughout the day and night

7. What are the things which aggravate your suffering and which are those which ameliorate the same?
No such thing I have observed

8. Do your think your sufferings have relation to any external stimuli (like, change of place) or any internal biological changes in the body, like, menses (in females)?

9. When do you feel better, during hot weather or cold weather, humid or dry weather?
It has been only hot since I got sick.

10. Describe your general mental set up? Are you Moody, Arrogant, Mild, Agreeable Changeable, Nervous, Suspicious, Easily offended, Quiet, Arguing, Irritating, Lazy etc.

- How do you feel before or during a thunderstorm?
No different

- Do you like being consoled during your tough times?

- Are you sensitive to external stimuli like smell, noise, light etc?
I do have a heightened sense of smell

- Do you have any typical habit or gesture like nail biting, causeless
weeping, talking to one self etc?

- How do you feel about your friends, family, your children and especially your husband / wife?
Feel good

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

12. What do you crave for in food items and what are your aversions?
I like sweets. No aversions

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

14. How if 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?
I always used to sweat a bit more than normal but after sickness I sweat excessively. Sometimes, the bed is soaked when I get up at night to go to the toilet.

17. How is your bowel movement and stool type?
1 Bowel movement but not regular. Formed. But when urgency happens, I have to go and cannot control.

18. How well do you sleep? Do you have a particular posture of sleeping?
I sleep fine. I usually sleep on the back or side

19. Do you think you are able to satisfy your sexual desires in general?

20. How do you think you are different from others, if at all?
Don't know

21. What medications have been taken earlier by you to treat the diseases and do you have any particular symptom surfacing after the medication?
I was given many antibiotics, antiviral drugs, pain killers at the hospital. After discharge, I was given medications to help with bladder control (to relax sphincter and also to squeeze the bladder) I do not take any medications now.

22. What major diseases are running in your family?
High blood pressure in father side and high blood sugar in mothers side. Mother doesn't have it however.

23. Describe, how do you look like? Describe your overall appearance
5' 11" relatively slim and mild built.
  Cricketislife on 2016-07-27
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nux vom 200
15 drops in a cup containing an ounce of water, sip one third of it, 15 minutes later sip the next third of it, and 15 minutes later take the last third of it.half an hr before dinner. dont repeat.

conium m 30, and kali phos 6x,5 pills/tabs three times a day from day 2.

feed back after 4 days
anuj srivastava 7 years ago
Thanks a lot for prompt response. I live in US and will get these medicines from India as homeopathic medicines are hard to get here. In case these don't work the way you intend them, can you please tell me what else I can get. I can stock the medicines you might try so I have them available.
Cricketislife 7 years ago
anuj srivastava 7 years ago

I finally got all the medications. I started with your first recommendation. I have taken the medicines for 5 days now with nux vom on day one followed by conium m30 kali phos 6x three times a day for next 4 days.

Since I posted my questions and before I took the medicines I had these updates:
1. My frequency and urge to pee had increased a lot but I was voiding the same amount. I was retaining anywhere between 150ml to 250ml even after voiding. I had eurodynamic study done which revealed that I am having frequent bladder spasms and I have an inherent high pressure bladder. The doctors were concerned about back pressure to the kidneys since I retain some fluids and asked me to self catheterize. The incontinence was also increased.
2. Rest of the symptoms (pain in knees, tingling in legs, night sweats) remained the same.

Since I have taken the homeopathic medicine:
1. I feel the urgency has reduced a little
2. Amount I void is about the same. Some days are better and some days are not so good.
3. I have slightly lesser tingling in the legs.
4. Rest of the symptoms are the same.

My biggest issue still remains the bladder function. Please advice
Cricketislife 7 years ago
in addition take mag phos 6x three times a day.

stop kali phos for a week.

feedback after 4 days of having mag phos
anuj srivastava 7 years ago
Thanks for the response. I needed one clarification about Conium m30. I didn't get pills but liquid and sugar balls. I put about 10 drops in a veil of sugar balls. Is this dosage correct? Can you please advice on the correct dossage with liquid.
Cricketislife 7 years ago
3 drops in an ounce of water three times a day
anuj srivastava 7 years ago

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