34weeks pregnant Insomnia and persistent heartburn Page 15 of 16
I've got some interesting things to report.
Just fyi, since we last spoke I have taken two additional doses of Nux V. 30c in the way you instructed. There was about 1-2 weeks in between each dose. The last one I did not notice any improvements or changes.
So I have been sleeping kind of not great again. I feel pretty groggy and stiff/achey in the morning. I have very vivid and emotionally wrought dreams. There have been two nights where in the dream something scary is happening and I feel like it is real and it wakes me up with a jolt.
I've had a couple re-occurrences of extremely sad/emotional/depressed feelings thinking about my horse that I had to give away to a new home last year. I have dreams about trying to find him, and I am on the verge of crying if I let myself think about it too much. I know this is partially a normal grieving of loss process, but the coming and going and the intense emotional upheaval makes me think it could be more of a symptom....at least I could hope that because then something could make it go away.
The other very odd thing is my memory. It is often very fuzzy and disoriented. The strangest thing is in the way that I am remembering things at times. For example,
I will have a conversation with my husband on say, Tuesday night, and then Wednesday morning I will recall the conversation and in replaying what was said in my mind, all of the sudden the thing I told him seems hazy like a dream, and I start to question whether or not I have told him that already, even before the Tuesday night conversation.
As if the memory is double deja-vu. If that makes any sense. It's very weird to me. And I don't like it.
I have had no re occurrences of bleeding or spotting, which is great. I do feel like my hormones are more balanced now. I am no longer needing to take Ashwaghanda or Shativari at all.
I have started taking an appetite suppressant supplement. It has 5HTP, Chromium, L-Theanine, and Caralluma Fimbriata.
The reason being that I have the tendency to feel like I need to be constantly snacking. I have been gaining weight in my mid section. A lot of my snacking is sugary stuff. I never feel satisfied. Full yes, but not satisfied.
I eat out of boredom, and when I am eating I have the tendency to eat very fast, as if I can't get enough, or I need to scarf it down to get it into my system as fast as possible.
The supplement is helping curb that quite a bit. It's also making me feel more relaxed and just kind of laid back attitude.
I've also been working on cleansing my system of toxins and poor food choices. Since I've cleaned up a bit, I have noticed that I have low tolerances for certain foods. Avocados, Bananas, Cashews, Strawberries, and wheat...those are all foods with high histamine levels. My body is reacting to them. they make my throat and mouth feel swollen, and my tongue feels a little prickly like slivers all over my mouth. Then my stomach feels either bloated, or I get gas and diarrhea.
Gluten gives me a sore throat and my ears and sinuses feel like I'm coming down with a bad cold. It goes away in about two days.
That's the jest of it. What do you think?
rom109 4 months agoDid you see any change after Nux second dose? You said after the last dose you didn't see any change. How is the milk situation?
I see Lyc. for what you have described. Or if grief is a big concern Ignatia though LYC also covers grief.
The concern is the symptoms you describe as reaction to certain foods seems like allergic reaction. New problem or has it been there already? If it's new then probably something you used for cleansing the system has not gone well.
♥ maheeru 4 months agoThe second dose of Nux was the last dose.
The one prior to that did seem to get me feeling a little better again. I had been feeling pretty lethargic and down, and the Nux brought me back to good energy levels and motivation etc. also seemed to boost milk supply a bit.
I began to feel down again and so tried a second dose a week later,but with no results.
My milk seems to be ok. It seems like it’s dropping a bit, as are my energy levels.
The food sensitivity is somewhat new. I was only taking a probiotic to cleanse. One specifically targeted for Histamine Intolerance as I have general symptoms in that area. It does help me feel much better, but now I am experiencing specific food reactions instead of general symptoms, if that makes sense. One good thing is I have not had to take hardly any seasonal alergy medicine this summer.
I have never had allergic reactions to these foods before, though. I feel much better if I avoid them.
rom109 4 months agoHere is an article explaining Histamine Intolerance.
I’ve been taking a probiotic to help my body break down and get rid of excess Histamine. It works very well, and I think it’s a good thing.
My naturopathic doctor has explained to me before that when your body is overloaded with a toxin you may experience general symptoms. Once you begin to cleanse, lots of things start to clear up and become more specific. If you reintroduce the toxin your body’s going to react much faster and more precisely. Like the article explains, “an allergic reaction with no actual allergy.”
When I first started taking the probiotic it completely took away the nonspecific groggy feeling I would get whenever I ate. It also took away my constipation. I was tolerating taking two capsules twice a day for a while. Then after about three weeks I needed to take less. I now take one capsule every few days; whenever I feel like I’ve bogged down my system with those trigger foods. (Sorry but I can’t not eat chocolate! LOL)
I have been completely avoiding Avocados(my favorite!) Bananas, strawberries, ....working on cutting things out to see how they affect me once reintroduced.
Sometimes I can handle one meal with the food, other foods it makes my mouth tingle right away, like Pineapple and Dates.
rom109 4 months agoSorry if that was too much unnecessary info.
Don’t know why I felt like I needed to share that....I’m tired.
[Edited by rom109 on 2018-06-14 06:37:28]
rom109 4 months agoTheoretically a lot of things could be said. Even if we say generals have moved to specifics, do you see any advantage one over another? If these reactions come down and you are able to feel better with foods, then well and good. If not it'll be a concern. Why? Because after a point reactions can suddenly turn acute and severe which usually is called as anaphylaxis or shock and one has to be on guard.
I remember you talking about banana but other items are new. I have no experience with these histamine breakdown pro-biotics so i really can not offer idea on how to go about these.
♥ maheeru 4 months ago
rom109 4 months agoThe other day when I read your post I interpreted it with irritation and sarcasm; a reflection of the state I was in.
I was so irritable; I was angry and impatient and even telling my son 'stop touching me'. I was desperate and took another dose of Nux V. I just took a sip straight from the bottle after a few shakes. I felt much better the next morning and have been feeling a lot better since. I guess Nux wasn't through helping me after all.
To answer your questions about the general vs. specific symptoms, I think you're thinking about what I mentioned from a homeopathic "symptom" definition. Not that I blame you, that's what you specialize in.
I shouldn't have said anything about all the histamine stuff to confuse you. There is much benefit to the specific reactions vs the general crappy feeling I have had.
Now I feel much better on a daily basis, and I know when I have eaten something not so great for me--now I know to avoid or limit my intake of that specific food. It is a step towards healing.
When dealing with histamine intolerance it's not the same as an actual allergy, therefore it does not usually lead to anaphylaxis. Like the article I posted the link for describes, histamine intolerance is like filling a sink.
A "full sink" leads to a bunch of general symptoms and constant crappy feelings. A person with this issue has a lessened ability to 'empty the sink'.
The enzyme DAO lives in/is produced by your gut lining. If your gut lining is damaged then your ability to produce DAO is inhibited. DAO is primarily responsible for breaking down and getting rid of histamines that come into your body. That's where leaky gut comes in.
Anyways. Sorry to make a big long irrelevant explanation again, I felt like I needed to clarify.
And further, I have not needed to take the probiotic in a while. Seems my body has benefited from it as much as it will-- just like everything else I suppose-- and on to the next thing.
Also seasonal allergies have hit me. They are very bad this year. For everyone. I'm having to take Zyrtec and Nettles, and I still wake up with a sore throat every morning. It's getting a little better though.
I keep having very scary dreams every night. Dreams about my kids being taken away from me, and about running from bad people who are trying to kill me and my family.
The deja vu memory thing I mentioned a few days ago is still happening, too.
rom109 3 months agoIt's very rare i use irritation and or sarcasm while talking to patients. Most of my posts carry the tone of matter-of-factliness or just my opinion or my thoughts.
Whatever h'pathics or supplements you use, my concern is they work well and you benefit from them and not get awful side or bad effects. It's the same thread of thought that runs in me with respect to every patient or sufferer.
If Nux works, you could try to exhaust this medicine, it'd also be worth to try higher potencies of this medicine.
♥ maheeru 3 months agoHi Maheeru,
Thanks for helping me so much.
Could you suggest something for my daughter please? She is having a really rough time with teething. I have tried Cham a few times and it did not have any affect.
I will mention that I got her one of those Baltic Amber teething necklaces (worn as a securely fastened bracelet for safety) and it cut down her fussiness, drooling, and screaming by at least half, if not more.
Now she is in an overall good mood, but some funny symptoms remain. She now spits up like crazy. Sometimes it's curdled looking/smelling, sometimes its watery, and fresh milk. I guess it depends on when she last nursed. The frequency of it is what is weird. It has never been this much. Not even when she was having goats milk.
I've tried giving her Nat Phos 6x; it seemed to be helpful the first one or two times I gave it to her, but now if I give it to her she spits up within 60 seconds of taking it. (I hope she hasn't inherited my medicinal tolerance trait.)
The last three or four nights she has been going to bed at a normal time, around 8-9pm, and then she wakes up around 10-11pm and is awake and fussy, and chewing on her hands pretty aggressively, and it's difficult to get her back to sleep. She's in pain.
Last night was the worst it's been. She wasn't crying, she just was not wanting to be lying down or resting. She nursed a whole bunch, spit up a TON, and then she started randomly gagging, without anything in her mouth.
My husband woke up from the commotion and told me I should 'give her some Tylenol. if she's gagging for no apparent reason that means she's pretty much at her maximum of pain tolerance.'
So I did, and she fell asleep within two minutes and slept for five hours straight. Poor girl.
I hate giving her Tylenol because it is so bad for her. But there just isn't anything as effective. ...that I know of.
She HATES cold things, she's still ultra sensitive to touch/sensations. Random things scare her and make her cry. For example, when I was brushing my teeth it scared her to see the white suds in my mouth. Lots of little things like that. She loves to look at peoples faces, and is all about making eye contact with you. She's more interested in who you are and what you are about, than what objects are placed in front of her.
rom109 3 months agoon second though, I think I'll try giving her Cham once more. It's been almost a month since I gave it.
I just did some reading and her symptoms fit Cham now more than ever, with the exception of the hating cold in her mouth.
She does enjoy a refrigerated slice of bell pepper to gnaw on, but a fruit Popsicle was too cold and made her scream.
I'd still like your thoughts on this.
rom109 3 months agoSince you also mentioned about seasonal allergies, i was thinking about N. Mur(it's also a grief remedy, interesting it can also follow Nux well) in addition to other symptoms. But since you said NV was working i didn't want to disturb the relief you were getting.
We can try to check the medicinal tolerance you have got, but your sensitivity will be one concern. There are nosodes and there is a remedy Teucrium which will be used when repeated attempts to medicate fail due to sensitivity and irritability. But that would be just an attempt---it may or may not succeed.
About your daughter will come back after analysing.
♥ maheeru 3 months agoOkay, thanks.
I just now took another dose of Nux because I have been feeling the “don’t touch me, get away from me” feeling. With this one I don’t tend to feel any effects +/- until after I have slept. Ironically a cup of chamomile tea just now has helped. Lol
It’s funny it always seems to come back to Nat Mur for me. I have quite a history with it. It has helped me a lot in the past. Never completely, though. I would say my base constitution is Nat Mur.
I have used 30c 200c and 1m potencies in the past.
As for my daughter, chamomilla is a no go. It made her exponentially more irritated and restless. Now she won’t nap and won’t tolerate being set down, and is still spitting up like crazy.
rom109 3 months ago
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