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34weeks pregnant Insomnia and persistent heartburn

Hi,

I was wondering if there is anybody more classically-minded in the ways of homeopathy who would be available to suggest a remedy for me?

As my title says, I am 34 weeks pregnant and suffering from insomnia every night, and awful heartburn induced by eating anything sugary. Even a single bite of banana will send the heartburn shooting up ALL DAY LONG. I have not been able to find a single thing to alleviate it.
It makes me feel incapacitated, and very grouchy/short tempered.

The insomnia is ridiculous-- I have a hard time getting comfortable, much like restless leg, but it's my whole body. Causing me to toss and turn all night. I rarely get into a deep sleep. I spend the whole night feeling like I never really fell asleep, and wake up exhausted.
I've tried a body pillow to help with the physical discomfort, but it only makes me feel claustrophobic with that extra large object crowding me in bed.
Some of it is mental--my mind is just "turned on". I would NOT say that I can't fall asleep because of my thoughts, but it's more like my brain has just decided it's time to be awake.

I would very much appreciate some help! I'm starting to stress about the birth of my baby, and getting enough rest before the big day...especially since I also have a 2 year old to care for and I'm afraid I won't have what it takes to do it all.

Please please help!!-- except please no meditation or any "prescriptions" other than a single homeopathic remedy at a time.
THANK YOU SO MUCH.
 
  rom109 on 2018-01-10
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
A very gentle remedy during pregnancy is Bellis Per and your need falls within the spectrum of this remedy

You can take Bellis Per 6 only once and write back. Very few repetitions needed.
 
Reva V last year
Hello :) thank you for your response!
Just to be clear, you are suggesting 6c potency?

I will try this and let you know.
 
rom109 last year
Yes it is 6c
 
Reva V last year
I got it in the mail yesterday and took a dose. Last night I slept a lot better—no tossing and turning, and my mind was more calm. But I woke up feeling very groggy and like I needed to sleep a lot more. Today was pretty difficult to get through being so very tired.
My heartburn is still at maximum. And this morning I was slightly nauseous for an hour or so.
I do feel like it is a little easier to walk; my hips don’t feel so stiff and sore, so that is good.

I will give it a few more days and see how this progresses.
[Edited by rom109 on 2018-01-16 02:28:29]
 
rom109 last year
Ok. Let us wait for a few more days. Sleep if sleepy, as possible
 
Reva V last year
Okay so my sleep has been better...the tossing and turning is somewhat back. I have had a few nights of waking up early(various times) to bad dreams and unable to get back to sleep. This was happening a LOT, earlier in my pregnancy, but seemed to stop for a little...comes back occasionally.
I’m pretty tired during the day, a bit of energy when I first get up that quickly tapers off to feeling like I need a nap around noon ish. But I can never actually fall asleep.
I have pretty uncomfortable Braxton Hicks contractions that make my whole midsection stiff and it is difficult and somewhat painful to move, unless I lie down on my left side. They get worse when my bladder is full...almost as if my uterus is irritable- Once I have ignored the urge to go pee for too long then it sets off a whole lot of BH contractions.

That’s about it for what’s going on.
 
rom109 last year
New development:
Yesterday I started coughing due to an irritating gathering of phlegm in my throat, I thought it was just from acid reflux and didn’t think much more of it. But through the night I slept horribly. My muscles in the back of my legs running all the way up to my low back is tight and sore, making it difficult to get comfortable.
My throat feels dry and irritated and I woke up with a rattly lung, which I coughed up the phlegm. I feel like there’s a weight on my chest and it’s difficult to breathe. I have a very slightly elevated temperature.
A dull headache, and I’m a tiny bit shaky and weak feeling.
 
rom109 last year
Sounds like the Aussie flu- go to urgent care where
They take a chest x ray and confirm it is bronchial-
Usually they want you back next day. Or the ER
Where they give breathing treatments if needed.

All they have for this is anti viral tami flu which help s only in first 48 hours and they gave be anti nausea meds with it- however
Most places are out of this med.

This is a very bad flu- many thought they were doing ok,
Day one or two- then sudden pneumonia.
 
simone717 last year
I’m not in Australia....you’re not a doctor...and I wasn’t talking to you.
And I don’t have the money to get xrays.

it always seems that symptoms sound much worse when written out for a homeopath. Many details given in order to diagnose for a remedy.
 
rom109 last year
H2N3 flu- epidemic 😷 in USA. Also called Aussie flu. Many so cal hospitals
Are over run- have tents set up in parking lots.

do what you want with the info, good luck.
 
simone717 last year
Do you have access to Homeopathic medicines from local stores or do you have to order medicines online?

Simone's intentions are to help you

Please note that you should always consult a local doctor as he can see you and monitor you. We are here to supplement your doctor and to heal in the gentle ways.

I can suggest an effective medicine but want to know first how soon you can get it
[Edited by Reva V on 2018-01-21 00:27:07]
 
Reva V last year
As suggested you must meet with your doctor and take his advice when necessary.

Please take one dose of IPECA 30 and one dose of BRYONIA 30. Each one dose, with an interval of 1 to 4 hours, both doses taken on the same day. You can repeat if they are helping and more is needed
 
Reva V last year
I know she’s just trying to help. However I’ve made it clear to her in the past that I do not like my homeopathic discussions interrupted by someone assuming I am just sitting on my keister waiting for an internet response only.
I employ many different methods of healing in my life, including my local doctor when necessary. Homeopathy is just one avenue.

I can get some remedies at my local supplement store. Others I have to order. I may have bryonia but not sure.

Just to be clear I do not have nausea, and barely have any congestion to speak of. Just a fever around 99-100 and body aches, headache, and hot/cold chills. An extremely painful and dry throat, which the occasional cough is provoked by.
Kind of an odd thing—when I cough the underside of my chin itches.
Also it feels like there is air bubbles trapped in my esophagus...when I lie down I feel them gurgling up but I can’t seem to burp. It’s extremely uncomfortable.
[Edited by rom109 on 2018-01-21 17:11:26]
 
rom109 last year
Ipeca is very beyond nausea. Please try Ipeca and Bryonia alternately and you will be benefited. They are almost inert individually but when alternated they are effective.
 
Reva V last year
Well, as I said from the beginning, I do not feel comfortable taking more than one remedy and one dose at a time.
So which ever one fits my symptoms most completely I will take.

I haven’t been able to make it to the store yet, unfortunately.
 
rom109 last year
Understandable. Please repeat one dose of Bellis Per 6c again
 
Reva V last year
...??? That doesn’t make sense....I don’t have those symptoms any more. Can you explain your reasoning, please?
 
rom109 last year
rom109

Have you considered taking Arg. Nit.?

Take it as another opinion and if you don't think it's a fit, feel free to not take it.
 
maheeru last year
Maheeru-
Thank you for the thoughtful suggestion.
Arg. Nit actually fits pretty well for all of the physical symptoms. The mentals, not so much however.
Is that a concern if the physicals are so spot on?
What do you think about this?
 
rom109 last year
A person will find it difficult to filter his/her mental symptoms to put them in comparison with the remedy's mentals. But for an observer it'd not be as hard.

When i read your posts i thought about Arg.N, Lyc., Merc. But the way you continue to question Dr. Reva's suggestions i felt it would be Arg. Nit. It's nothing like a judgement call whether it's right or wrong so do not worry. Arg. Nit. patients have this queer characteristic of counter questioning when any proposal is brought to them. It also has anticipatory anxiety/nerves which in one of your posts you mentioned how you were anxious about the upcoming delivery.
 
maheeru last year
NO concern on physicals being spot on. We always strive for a close match of symptoms whichever plane they are on.
 
maheeru last year
Thank you Maheeru for sharing your suggestions

Hi ROM,

Bellis Per 6 is a blessing during pregnancy and prepares for the delivery. Your back getting better is the first sign. repeated doses only gets better.
 
Reva V last year
Reva,

I’m still not sure where you’re coming from with bellis. I’m sure bellis is a great remedy....as are all remedies —when symptoms fit for the individual.

I just picked up Arg Nit. This evening and took a single dose. I’ll update in a few days as to how it’s going with that.

Thanks
 
rom109 last year
I’ve got a doctors appointment tomorrow morning since I can’t kick this phlegmy cough that seems to be coming from my lungs.

MEANWHILE— I thought I’d put my current symptoms up in case there was a remedy I could take to augment treatment.

After taking Arg N. I woke up feeling very groggy, and the stuffy nose continues.
I’ve been sleeping hard through the night, which is good, but the sleep seems to never be enough. I am exhausted all day and end up needing a nap around 2-3pm and I sleep for a couple hours. Just in time to eat dinner and go to bed. No trouble going to sleep after such a long nap either.
I continue to be all but repulsed by hot food and drinks, very much preferring ice water, or very cold beverages. Still have a sore throat, especially after sleeping.
I feel very tired and weak after taking a hot shower; normally I really enjoy a hot shower, but I can’t right now since it makes me feel so lethargic.
This cough starts with a tickle kind of in my throat and I cough hard until I can’t breathe anymore, or there’s a bit of movement of the phlegm...it seems to move up and out but not significantly.
I still don’t really want to be touched, I don’t even really have the patience to allow the poor cat to sit on my lap. I just feel claustrophobic and agitated whenever he tries...or when my son tries to climb on me, too. :(
 
rom109 last year
Good news—I do not have congestion/phlegm in my lungs.
 
rom109 last year

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