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If this doesn’t keep working, what are your thoughts on Urtica, or Ricinus? Im reading that Ric at third potency increases flow of milk.
Nettles has been suggested to me before; and my ND told me to drink up to a qt of very strong tea (steeped for 4 hours) per day. I tried and it was pretty gross, and fairly certain it was giving me an odd dry feeling in the back of my throat with a dull headache.

Just want to be prepared Incase this stops working. I have known my body to quickly adapt and readjust(stop responding) to a supplement in the past....

Today has gone pretty well. I did not need to give baby a bottle of formula at all. I did feel depleted even after a repeated dose at the end of the day, however.
We’ll see how tomorrow goes. Here’s hoping!!
[Edited by rom109 on 2018-05-02 04:40:42]
rom109 2 years ago
rom109 said I have known my body to quickly adapt and readjust(stop responding) to a supplement in the past....

Yes this is somewhat odd. Not only supplements, medicines also meet the same fate.

When you think you are depleted even after taking a dose, may be that day you can increase the dose to 8 or 10 drops or take one more dose.

Among the three-- alfalfa was the closest to your symptoms. We might try and see ricinus 3c or Urtica MT but would be a shame if alfalfa can not work for long. Remember your nurse said the baby requires fatty milk, which alfalfa can help make.

Having periods while nursing is a guiding symptom and an unique one---suspecting that some mishmash of harmones is causing this and depletion of milk. I have been thinking of advicing a potency medicine on this theme. Before that we can explore these milk related lower dilution medicines.
[Edited by maheeru on 2018-05-02 18:45:31]
maheeru 2 years ago
On the fatty milk thing, my midwife (a much older woman who does not seem to be up to date on a lot of things,ie continued education) is the one who told me that it may not contain enough fat cells. I also met with a lactation consultant who is specifically trained in the area of breastfeeding and she told me that is simply not possible. It is simply that I’m not producing enough milk in general.

Yes I had my regular period return around 8 weeks post partum with my first child too. However this time I had three days of very light bleeding and then the other day I thought it would return, but all period-like symptoms subsided when I took Shativari.
This tells me my hormones are all whacked up. I did some teaser he last night regarding that. So prolactin is the milk making hormone, and your levels are naturally high at night while asleep. Which is what I am experiencing with high milk production during the night.
Problem is my levels drop significantly during the day, it seems. I know that I was considered slightly hypothyroid before I became pregnant with my second. This could be a contributing factor. Also the cortisol hormone plays a big role in depleting prolactin, which could also explain it since I am experiencing high levels of stress and anxiety.

Just some thoughts on it all. Don’t know if it helps you.
Im continuing the Alfalfa, whenever I feel depleated, but I’m a little worried it’s not working. :(
rom109 2 years ago
This is seriously the most frustrating thing to me in trying to take care of my health. I have spent more money on supplements and vitamins and remedies in the last five years than I have on shoes probably all my life. :( :(
Something helps momentarily and then it stops. There has never been one thing that is a staple for me.
rom109 2 years ago
Yes this is worse than sensitivity. Sensitivity could be managed, but medicine not working after one or a few doses is a problem.

Since when do you have this problem? Does this happen only with supplements and homeopathic remedies or this extends to whichever medicine you take including allopathic/modern medicine? Any known cause behind this?
maheeru 2 years ago
I’ve always had this happen. It happens with just about all medicines. Sometimes it’s a matter of waiting long enough then trying it again. Like ibuprofen for example. If I haven’t used it in a very long time, it will work again for a headache. (I try not to use stuff like that though)

When I was still pregnant I tried getting a magnesium supplement to help me sleep, it worked the first night, the second night it had the opposite affect.
The one supplement I have not had any issue with is Vitamin C. I’ve also taken Maca root for up to a year and it continued to benefit. And Nettles capsules kept my seasonal allergies at bay for three years. I am not sure it still works. The tea gives me a headache, but the capsules never did.

All I know is that I have a genetic mutation called the MTHFR mutation. I can’t process folic acid properly, and my bodys general detox ability is decreased by at least 30%. This must have something to do with my building tolerances to medicines.
rom109 2 years ago
Quick side question, my son just got up onto my kitchen counter and opened the bottle of alfalfa q and dumped over half of it into my fish tank. Do you think that it’s going to harm my fish?
[Edited by rom109 on 2018-05-03 18:27:37]
rom109 2 years ago
No its not harmful. In many places they give alfalfa as protein supplement to fishes. But if tank was small and water got saturated with this there could be trouble as they can not get sufficient breath.
maheeru 2 years ago
Huh. That’s interesting. Well they’ll be super healthy little fishies I guess. I’ll do a water change though because it’s only 2 gallons —that was probably a lot lol
rom109 2 years ago
Speaking of my two year old son, he had a 24hr flu about three months ago and I gave him a dose of Gelsemium 30 which basically cured him, I gave him a second dose on bad advice(and against my better judgement), and it made him a little crazy. I was told not to worry and it would wear off; well it didn’t.
Ever since then he’s been super hyperactive, defiant, and his once ravenous appetite is diminished to peckish at best. He also gets very emotional when he is told no.
The appetite thing is really boggling to me because ever since he has been eating solid food he has eaten so much— he’d happily eat, and quickly...basically shovel it down. Now he hardly eats a few bites and after that it’s a fight for him to eat every bite thereafter. But of course fruit and sweet treats aren’t refused. His favorites are bananas, avocados, and chocolate.
He loves to drink water though. Like an insane amount. No question on his level of hydration! Lol

I had asked for help a while ago on this and the person who responded got weird on me and asked to communicate via email, and then all the sudden wouldn’t answer any more questions unless we were on some wechat app or something. Creepy.
Anyways, I digress. What can be done for him?
[Edited by rom109 on 2018-05-03 18:46:03]
rom109 2 years ago
Is he sensitive to h'pathic medicines as well? Has he always reacted a bit more to h'pathic medicines?

How does he do with heat/cold?

Any other miscellaneous or other information on him or his ailments?


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maheeru 2 years ago
AH, good to know about reporting! Thanks.

My son does not like to be too hot. The cold doesnt bother him. He always kicks off the blankets in bed, even if it’s chilly. He is fairly sensitive, I think. Average I would say. I have not given him many.
He is very tough, if he gets injured he usually shakes it off pretty quickly, as in, is not upset by it. He doesn’t have many other ailments. He has multiple bowel movements per day, very soft, almost diarrhea status. Especially after he eats anything sweet.
That’s all I can think of ...
rom109 2 years ago
Ok give him a dose of Sulph. 200c. Just one pill/drop as a dose.
maheeru 2 years ago
Okay thanks. I have Sulph in 6c, 30c, and 1M. So I gave him 30. He was super extra hyper that evening. Two nights ago. Since then his appetite seems to be coming up a little. And he’s not having AS many bowel movements.

So I think my body is finally getting the message to make the appropriate amount of milk! I used up the last of the Alfalfa Q and began using my 6x that I have. I just put about 10 drops in my 30oz water bottle every time I fill it up, and drink it through the day.
Two days ago my daughter looked up at me with a milk-drunk smile after nursing ....FINALLY. I have not seen her look like that after nursing ...ever. So that is a huge relief, I can feel confident again that I am meeting her needs. She is much more content after feedings and in between naps.
My hormones are still wonky, though. I thought I was going to have a period again but it was just three days of extremely light spotting.

I think I’d like to give it a bit more time to see if things level out and can become consistent in some pattern before any more medicines. I will update you in a week or two :)
rom109 2 years ago
Ok, good.
maheeru 2 years ago
This is normal, the whole pregnancy was with heartburn.
Adele2 2 years ago
This is normal, the whole pregnancy was with heartburn.
Adele2 2 years ago
Yeah I know it is a common pregnancy symptom. This wasn’t my first rodeo. Doesn’t mean it’s right or healthy. Homeopathy can help.
Some women don’t experience heartburn during pregnancy. That tells me there is hope.
rom109 2 years ago
Hi Maheeru,

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 2 years ago
Did 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 2 years ago
The 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 2 years ago
Here 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 2 years ago
Sorry 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 2 years ago
Theoretically 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 2 years ago
[Edited by rom109 on 2018-06-19 16:09:05]
rom109 2 years ago
The 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 2 years ago

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