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Anxiety, depression, adjusting to major life change

Seeking assistance to find balance in a big transition.

Just ended a five year dysfunctional relationship with my child's father, and moved (with my child) thousands of miles to be with family. Went from living on a farm on a beautiful mild tropical island to living in a densely populated northeast city.

I'm overwhelmed by worries. I fear what others think of me and my daughter. I worry about being accepted/rejected. I tend toward fanatical about our diet, and my child's exposure to "toxins" or harmful stimuli.

I stay up too late looking for solutions and information on the Internet, feeling that I have to figure everything out for myself. It has been very difficult for me to ask for help, strong sense that I must take care of everything and not let others know how much I'm struggling.

My low mood ranges from nervous/fearful to sad, often overcome by tears, to angry/irritable especially with my child who is 3 years old, strong-willed, and going through her own difficult adjustment to this transition.

Physically I am 5' 6", weigh 105 lb (for a few years I've been about 10 lb under my ideal or normal weight, always have been thin). Pale skin, light colored eyes. Not sure if this is helpful for the homeopathy forum... in Ayurvedic terms, I have always been assessed as vata/pitta constitution, with an overwhelming tendency toward deranged vata.

I often express my mental/emotional state in digestive disturbance, with a tendency toward nausea, diarrhea, poor digestion/assimilation. I've had a sensitive stomach my whole life.

In the past year I've experienced numerous injuries and back issues, which is new for me. I twisted my ankle 4 months ago and still experience pain and limited range of motion. A couple months ago, I experienced severe low back pain that came out of nowhere and had me in bed for a day or two, then resolved on its own. A couple weeks ago, in the process of packing for our move, I pulled my back and was in extreme pain (exacerbating my anxiety and stress over the move)... I received massage and help from friends with packing, and the pain was greatly reduced.

I have always experienced irregular periods, with cycles ranging from 25 days to 45 or longer. Tendency toward longer cycles, like 35-40 days, particularly in times of stress.

In the last five years I started experiencing acne breakouts on my jawline, obviously related to hormones and my cycle though I never quite figured out the pattern. This issue came and went over the years, was probably at its worst during my pregnancy. Took the herb vitex (chaste berry) for about a year and the acne stopped. It's been coming back the last couple cycles, especially this past month with our move. I'm very distressed by the acne breakouts. I've resumed the vitex, 20 drops tincture first thing each morning, with five days off each month.

6 months ago I felt a lump in my breast. It is more noticeable in the week before my period, and is slightly painful when pressed. My midwife felt it and recommended an ultrasound, which found absolutely nothing noteworthy.

Most all of these physical symptoms (breast lump, most recent acne cyst, severe sudden back pain, sprained ankle) have been showing up on the RIGHT side of my body, which seems significant though I'm not sure why.

I feel like I've written way more than necessary in an attempt to be thorough, and also have the sense that I've left out a lot of information. Like I said, my main complaint is anxiety, endless mental chatter. My goal is to find balance and the ability to relax and navigate this transition smoothly.

I'd also like to seek an opinion on my child's treatment, which I may do on another thread.

I am so grateful to the caring posters on this site for so generously sharing your knowledge.
 
  Xochil on 2017-05-14
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1. Age:
2. Sex:
3. Built up:obese/moderate/slim
4. Complexion: fair,dark
5. Occupation:
6. Single/married:
7. Country:
8. List out all your PROBLEMS with its since how long,which part is affected,which side,what you feel during complaint etc:in an order(which came first then which came?
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a)Worsening factors for each complaint (eg:-by pressure,what time,heat,cold,season,food,eating,after
sleep,by sweat,,by stooping,after stool & urine,after bathing etc.?)
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b)When Its Better,for each complaint (eg: by pressure,what time,by heat, by cold, any season,any food, eating,after sleep,by sweat,after stool & urine ,after bathing etc.?)
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c) In your opinion, What is the expected cause for your problem?From injury,fall,cold exposure,sun exposure ,physical and mental exertion etc.?
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9. Mind:sensitive/angry/sad/weeping/fear of/anxiety/shy etc.,memory,desire company,grief,lewd etc.
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10. Thermal:which weather do you prefer hot or cold? Which one you can tolerate well?
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11. Do you have Frequent or occasional nausea,vomiting to any food,headache,mouth ulcer,,allergy sneezing,gas trouble,leucorrhea(white discharge-females) ,dandruff,hairfall etc.explain if any
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12. Stool:regular/quantity/frequent desire/satisfied/bleeding?
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13. Urine: regular/quantity/frequent desire/satisfied
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14. Menses: regular?scanty or profuse?early or late?how many days?frequency of cycle?any complaints before or during menses like pimples,backache,white discharge,pain in abdomen,legs etc.,irritability,constipation,diarrhea,nausea etc?
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15. Sweat:profuse,scanty,offensive,stains
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16. Sleep:satisfied/disturbed?particular dreams?usual sleeping positon?
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17. Appetite: how often,quantity,satisfied?
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18. Thirst: how many glasses ?how often?
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19. Cravings:salt/sweet/sour /milk/egg/meat/veg/fruit/vinegar etc.
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20. Aversion: salt/sweet/sour /milk/egg/meat/veg/fruit/vinegar etc.
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21. Intolerant foods if any which might be your favorite or not.
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22. How is your sex life?no desire/premature ejaculation/no erection/painful sex?
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23. Do you have diabetes/BP/Cholestrol/thyroid(Hypo/Hyper) etc Done any surgey ?
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24. Do you have any skin complaints-itching, warts, rashes, discoloration etc.?
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25.Your skin type: oily or dry?
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26.Do you have any bad habits or addictions? coffee,masturbation, smoking,tobacco, alcohol etc.
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27.List out all medicines you have taken till now and its result
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28.Any other things which you think it make you unique from others ..
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Please attach images of any relevant test reports if any

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drthoufeequebhms 3 years ago
1. Age: 31
2. Sex: F
3. Built up: slim
4. Complexion: fair
5. Occupation: farmer (currently unemployed)... Full-time mother to 3 year old
6. Single/married: single, recently separated
7. Country: US
8. List out all your PROBLEMS with its since how long,which part is affected,which side,what you feel during complaint etc:in an order(which came first then which came?
ANS:
*Sensitive digestion, tendency to nausea, diarrhea, since childhood (as long as I can remember) with strong aversion to (fear of) vomiting
*Irregular menstrual cycle since started menstruating ~14 years old
*Cystic acne flare-ups at age 15, 18, and 26 (respectively: high school year studying abroad, 1st year of college, and after moving to Hawaii... Clear pattern of stress/hormone disruption adapting to a new location)
Most recent bout with acne going on and off for the last five years, with a new flare-up in the past few weeks (since leaving Hawaii, another big move)
*Sought treatment for depression ~19 years old, used medication for a couple years then made lifestyle changes and stopped medication. Began experiencing major depression 4 years ago in the months before pregnancy, throughout pregnancy, and major post-partum depression and anxiety, most pronounced symptoms lasting two years. Did not treat with medication
Lingering depression and anxiety
*Twisted ankle January 2017, still painful. Right ankle. Worse with use, especially climbing stairs, bending, jumping, running...
*Two separate instances of extreme back pain, April and May 2017. Right side low back. Worse with stress, lifting. Both episodes lasting ~24-48 hours

a)Worsening factors for each complaint (eg:-by pressure,what time,heat,cold,season,food,eating,after
sleep,by sweat,,by stooping,after stool & urine,after bathing etc.?)
ANS: Stress in my relationships being the single most significant irritant, or even cause, of these conditions. Digestive issues worse after eating rich foods. Anxiety/depression seemingly worse in winter. Worse with cold, dry. Worse at night.

b)When Its Better,for each complaint (eg: by pressure,what time,by heat, by cold, any season,any food, eating,after sleep,by sweat,after stool & urine ,after bathing etc.?)
ANS: Better with heat and humidity. Better in summer. Better after sleep. Better with routine, yoga practice, regular & meaningful social interactions. Better after a hot bath.

c) In your opinion, What is the expected cause for your problem?From injury,fall,cold exposure,sun exposure ,physical and mental exertion etc.?
ANS: Stress. Not being grounded-- too much travel, too many changes and stimuli. Not listening to my inner wisdom and instincts to move on from certain situations, jobs, relationships, etc.


9. Mind:sensitive/angry/sad/weeping/fear of/anxiety/shy etc.,memory,desire company,grief,lewd etc.
ANS: Very sensitive. Extreme attention to detail and aware of others' moods and feelings. Sometimes sad and weeping. Fear of future, and tendency to dwell on past hurts.

10. Thermal:which weather do you prefer hot or cold? Which one you can tolerate well?
ANS: Prefer hot weather.

11. Do you have Frequent or occasional nausea,vomiting to any food,headache,mouth ulcer,,allergy sneezing,gas trouble,leucorrhea(white discharge-females) ,dandruff,hairfall etc.explain if any
ANS: Yes, sensitive digestion since childhood. As an adult I have learned to avoid rich foods, dairy, alcohol. Yes, leucorrhea.

12. Stool:regular/quantity/frequent desire/satisfied/bleeding?
ANS: Regular at least once daily, often urgent first thing in AM. Loose, not well formed, large quantity... Though this can vary at times..

13. Urine: regular/quantity/frequent desire/satisfied
ANS: More frequent at night

14. Menses: regular?scanty or profuse?early or late?how many days?frequency of cycle?any complaints before or during menses like pimples,backache,white discharge,pain in abdomen,legs etc.,irritability,constipation,diarrhea,nausea etc?
ANS: Irregular as mentioned above. Anywhere from 25-45+ days, tendency toward longer cycles. Usually ~5 days bleed, with heaviest bleeding day 2-3. Since December 2016 noticed lump in right breast, more pronounced and slightly painful when pressed, the week or so before menstruating. No other complaints with menses

15. Sweat:profuse,scanty,offensive,stains
ANS: No complaints


16. Sleep:satisfied/disturbed?particular dreams?usual sleeping positon?
ANS: Disrupted since sharing a bed with my child since birth, 3+ years now. Usual sleeping position on side, left side maybe slightly more often than right, occasionally on my back. Dreams vivid, sometimes anxiety provoking like intruders in my home, occasionally waking up fearful and panicked.

17. Appetite: how often,quantity,satisfied?
ANS: Low appetite in the morning. Often skipping breakfast. Increasing appetite through the day, tendency to graze/snack and large appetite in the evening.

18. Thirst: how many glasses ?how often?
ANS: Low thirst. Have to make a conscious effort to drink water or tea (herbal), perhaps 3-4 glasses per day.

19. Cravings:salt/sweet/sour /milk/egg/meat/veg/fruit/vinegar etc.
ANS: Main craving is for salty crunchy foods like crackers. Sour/salty like sauerkraut & pickles. I also crave and can eat huge quantities of starch like potatoes or rice. Though I try to avoid grains especially gluten. I don't take any dairy (since 2014) but do crave creamy nut milks, coconut. Finding myself craving more meat especially beef and lamb at least once a week. Occasionally craving sweet, certain fruits, more so at night. (I do not eat refined sugar and have on a few occasions gone months without all sweets)

20. Aversion: salt/sweet/sour /milk/egg/meat/veg/fruit/vinegar etc.
ANS: Aversion to extremely sweet taste. Aversion to egg whites though I love the yolks.

21. Intolerant foods if any which might be your favorite or not.
ANS: Anything too rich, fried foods, cream butter and cheese. Egg whites especially when fried seem hard to digest.

22. How is your sex life?no desire/premature ejaculation/no erection/painful sex?
ANS: Nonexistent sex life. No partner. Low desire

23. Do you have diabetes/BP/Cholestrol/thyroid(Hypo/Hyper) etc Done any surgey ?
ANS: No known conditions. Family history of hypothyroid

24. Do you have any skin complaints-itching, warts, rashes, discoloration etc.?
ANS: Acne as previously mentioned

25.Your skin type: oily or dry?
ANS: Mixed... But I think more dry than oily
26.Do you have any bad habits or addictions? coffee,masturbation, smoking,tobacco, alcohol etc.
ANS: No

27.List out all medicines you have taken till now and its result
ANS: Vitex tincture, used in 2015-16 for hormonal acne, which seemed helpful long-term. Stopped about a year ago, but started again last month with resurgence in symptoms. This herb has a gradual affect so I have not experienced any definite "results" yet

28.Any other things which you think it make you unique from others ..
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Xochil 3 years ago
few more questions:

1.are youu secretive?
2.headache on exposure to sun heat?
3.do you want to be alone or want company?
4.when you are sad,do you like or hate to be consoled?
5.thirstless though tongue os dry?


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drthoufeequebhms 3 years ago
1.are youu secretive? Yes somewhat
2.headache on exposure to sun heat? No
3.do you want to be alone or want company? Usually want company though I find myself "hiding" often due to anxiety/depression
4.when you are sad,do you like or hate to be consoled? I like to be consoled
5.thirstless though tongue os dry? No
 
Xochil 3 years ago
take aconite 200c 3pills only once in morning on first day

from second day :

take pulsatilla 200c 3pills 3pills at night for 3 consecutive nights

remaining days:
take kali phos 6x 3tablets 3 times daily
and natrum phos 6x 3tablets thrice daily

report after 7-10days of medicine

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drthoufeequebhms 3 years ago
Many thanks. A few questions as I go about acquiring these remedies... The store where I can buy them locally only stocks 6c and 30c preparations, can these be used in any of the remedies you prescribed? Otherwise I will order online... Is 200ck interchangeable with 200c?
 
Xochil 3 years ago
you will get 200c in nearby homoeopathic clinic or pharmacy.donnt worry..200c is what you needed

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drthoufeequebhms 3 years ago
Hi- since you are USA just order off this site. Click remedies shop at top of forum. 200c and ck are the same. The 6x are cell salts you can get at Whole Foods or vitacost online-they are in tablet form.

Dr thoufeeque- in USA/Canada we do not have homeo pharmacies or shops. Some stores have 6c and 30c
Of common remedies only. One has to order online, or get from a homeopath and some remedies and nosodes have to be ordered from the U.K.
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simone717 3 years ago
at simone717:
i am not aware of these.i thought she live in india.ok .you can give her instruction.thank you..
 
drthoufeequebhms 3 years ago
Hi- you have country as question 7.
That is good to have on your form.
Many people come on here from
All over and in some countries it is almost impossible to get remedies.

Thanks for your good work helping people.
 
simone717 3 years ago
At simone:

Yes..As i quickly replied ..i ddnt pay attention to it..

Thank you for your appreciation...
May god bless you...
[message edited by drthoufeequebhms on Mon, 22 May 2017 01:03:03 UTC]
 
drthoufeequebhms 3 years ago

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