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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 last year
It'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 last year
Hi 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.

Any suggestions?

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 last year
on 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.

Thanks.
 
rom109 last year
Since 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 last year
Okay, 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 last year
Some things ive been experiencing... consistent bad dreams every morning between 6-7AM and 10AM.
My hair is falling out like CRAZY. I know it’s normal for post pardum around 3-6 months. But it’s like really a lot.
Irritating bumps on my hands and fingers they hurt when touched, somewhat itchy/sore sensation when touched. Otherwise no sensation.
They come and go. Never more than one or two appearing at once.
 
rom109 last year
You might try Aethusa 30c for her. If it helps partially or does not work, Calc. carb is an option.
 
maheeru last year
Okay.

I ended up giving her a dose of Coffea last night out of desperation due to the extreme aggravation from Chamomilla. She did calm down a little, but then she was awake from 9pm-1AM. :( lol
Today she’s been MUCH better. She took two VERY long naps and has spit up only two or three times in very small amounts. More reasonable.
I’ll keep watching to see how she continues.
At the very least it antidoted the bad effects of Cham, maybe even improved her situation a tiny bit.
 
rom109 last year
So yesterday I went out and did some yard work with my husband; I mowed the lawn.
This morning my throat is swollen feeling and my neck is a bit tight as well. Most prominent symptom is these pustules on my hand. The same as I told you about a few days ago that have been happening occasionally. Except there is now an explosion of them all over my palm and fingers. They have gone down in inflammation since I woke up and began doing things around the house, but first thing in the morning they were very prominent and looked like little blisters filled with clear fluid. They were/are painful and itchy, especially when touched. which is hard not to do when it's on my palm.
So that's more of an acute situation.

Since my last dose of Nux, the nightmares have gone away, but now I am having great difficulty waking up in the morning at all. I cannot get myself to wake up before 9:30-10AM. I feel so intensely sleepy, it's just not even in the cards to force myself to get up.
I feel like my overall emotional state is improving; I have been - for the first time in my life- feeling like I can go about my business without worrying every step of the way what the people around me are feeling about what I do. And by that I mean that my emotional state is not so influenced by someone elses. I don't take someones mood as personally as I used to. So that's good. Definitely a relief.

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And my daughter-
I tried giving her a dose of Kali Phos 6x the other day and she immediately started spitting up a whole bunch again. It lasted for the rest of the day. Now she's not spitting up like that anymore.
I think that she really is very lactose intolerant.
She is now having a hard time sleeping. Her tooth is about to cut through the gums; I can feel it underneath when she chews on my finger.
She is extremely restless all night long,and wanting to nurse every hour. Her normal sleep pattern is to sleep at least 4-5 hours through the night before she wants to nurse again. And she usually is OK with sleeping in her crib, too. But not the past few nights.
She's also taking very short naps during the day. which is unusual for her. I know this is all because she is in pain.

During her awake times she is fairly happy. She wants to chew on her teething toys, and cool washcloths. I've tried Clove oil on her gums, and it seems to help but it is very temporary.

I've never heard of the remedy Aethusa, I'm not sure that my local Supplement store would carry it- if it's in the basic Boiron kit they carry. Which means I will have to order it (a week out) if you still think that I should try it?
 
rom109 last year
Did you touch any plant(that has the ability to create reaction) that could have brought this episode of blisters?

Rhustox may be a choice. But if they are going away on their own, medicine won't be needed.

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For your daughter, you could give her Calc. phos. 6x tissue salt.

It's a remedy called Aethusa cynapium. It's somewhat a common remedy for children but not so common like polycrests.

You said you gave coffea, it is also a remedy for teething troubles, didn't it go well?
 
maheeru last year
I told you about those bumps on my hands...they've been happening for the last month ish in coordination with my seasonal allergies.
The common allergy around here is grass pollen...I mowed the grass yesterday, therefore my allergies flared up. Yes I touched the grass. But I got grass all over my arms and probably my face too, but the bumps are only on my hand.

they're not going away. they're just not as angry as they were first thing in the morning. this is an ongoing symptom concurrent with my allergies.

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I'm not giving my daughter any more cell salts because they are in MILK POWDER....hence my thoughts that she is very lactose intolerant...she starts the excessive spitting up every time I give her a cell salt. I don't have it in an alcohol suspension.
I have all of the cell salts 1-12, and I have tried giving her Calc Phos., as well.

Coffea; yes it seemed to counteract the negative effects of Cham.

I'm asking if you think the Aethusa is still a good choice for her or not, based on current symptoms?
 
rom109 last year
Yes it(Aethusa) seems a good choice. And the idea was to give c phos until you get it. But you say she is reacting to lactose and you haven't got liquid bio-chemics.
 
maheeru last year
Okay.
Yes that’s correct.
Do Cell salts work dissolved in water like remedies?
I’ve been told they don’t. What’s your opinion? If they do I will try calc Phos again for sure.
 
rom109 last year
Tissue salts do work in water. But we can not expect the dilution+succussion effect that we generally come to expect with potency medicines. So tissue salts when given in water they are very much the same dilution 6x even after nth dose so to speak and we do not try to prepare a next solution either by taking a little bit of old solution or keep up with the number of succussions gone by with the previous solution by re-doing all the succussions with the new preparation.

Calc. phos is the raw material for new teeth; so during teething taking this tissue salt will not only reduce the pain/discomfort it'd also make the work easier by making calcium available for new teeth.
 
maheeru last year
okay. Yeah I was just hoping to dilute the milk base with dissolving it in a little water.
I’ll try that.
 
rom109 last year
Hi Maheeru,

How are you?

I have been meaning to update for a long time now! Life just got extra busy, it seems like.

The Aethusa helped my daughter a lot :). I ended up giving her two doses over the course of 2-3 weeks, the last one didn't seem to do much. I just left it alone for a while after that. I think the second dose I gave because she started spitting up a lot, even very forcefully, again. She hasn't spit up at all since.

She now has her two bottom front teeth, and about a week after the second bottom tooth came through she started showing signs of her top front teeth beginning to bother her. This came with a whole new set of symptoms.
She's been extremely agitated, restless again, feisty, and very vocal about it. It has progressively gotten worse from there.
The other day she had the classic one red cheek after waking from a nap. I thought it might have been just how she was laying in her bed, and i waited for it to go away, but it persisted for at least 12 hours.
She also was demanding to nurse, and then would either very dramatically refuse when I offered, or she would begin to nurse, and then very maliciously bite down with her two fresh teeth.
So I thought I'd give Cham. another try :D.
It did wonders this time! During the day she seems a lot more calm and doesn't try to bite me anymore.
Her sleep seemed a bit more disturbed though, and naps all the sudden became a struggle. I have tried a second and further succussed dose of Cham as of last night. She slept really well last night, and her first nap of the day seems to be going well, although getting her to sleep was a little tricky.
So that's how it's going with her.

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As for myself, I have been doing really well. The Nux- I am very surprised at how it has been helping me. I have more mental and emotional clarity than I have ever had in my life, I feel like.
I have been more and more amazed at how easily I have been able to express myself to others lately. I do not feel like my emotions are so bottled up without words to give them freedom, as I have felt in the past. I can more easily respond in the moment, even in the heat of conflict (somewhat) instead of freezing up and my mind shutting down.
So that's a celebration for me.

I have however, on the downside, been having persistent pains in my back, and my feet. Particularly my left foot. I injured it about 10 years ago- my horse stomped right on top of it. It's never really given me much issue, except for being a little more stiff.
My feet ache really badly at night. Sometimes the left one hurts when I walk on it, but mostly it hurts at night, when I'm not walking on it, or when I'm laying in bed its the worst.
Both my feet feel very stiff and the joints and muscles both feel stiff. Sometimes there's sharp pain on the top of my foot, or near my little toe.

Ive also been having very light spotting lasting only one day, about every other week or so. Preceded by light menstrual like cramps and a short-temper with emotional sensitivity. This has happened maybe three times now. The last time there was a decidedly heavy sensation in my low back. It was very achy. Made me feel very squirmy.
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another thing, I've been drinking Nettles tea to help with milk supply, and I believe I have correlated the itchy bumps on my hands to the drinking of the tea. It's weird because it's supposed to help with allergies, not cause them. It is definitely helping my milk supply though. Would the Urtica remedy undo the symptoms of basically Nettles overdose? Lol
Or what do you suggest ?

Thanks
[Edited by rom109 on 2018-08-23 18:25:27]
 
rom109 last year
Bumping up for Maheeru :)
 
rom109 last year
Hi Rom

I've not been available for a couple of weeks now and this will continue for a few weeks more due to some unavoidable circumstances.

Can't say with certainty if urtica will undo the nettle tea's effects in full or part. Some medicines you can look up for milk situation are: Urtica urens, agnus castus, lecithininum, Galega officinalis.
 
maheeru last year
Okay :)
Thanks! I appreciate the response. Hope all is well with you.
 
rom109 last year
Hi,

Is Maheeru is still unavailable??

********I'm needing some help, if either maheeru or homeodr are available, I would really appreciate it.********

I have been taking Nux vomica whenever I feel low again, but it seems to not be helping anymore. At least not with this one issue that has all the sudden come up. I say all the sudden but it's been happening over the last 2 ish weeks. And slowly getting worse.

I have been having a VERY hard time waking up in the morning. Like REALLY hard. I am somewhat clear headed around 4-5 AM (when my husband leaves for work and says goodbye to me) but that's too early to get up, so I go back to sleep and groggily wake up around 9 to 9:30 AM and it is a fight to get myself to not fall back asleep into this very heavy sluggish ugly coma-like sleep. My head- especially my forehead- feels warm and feverish, and my brain is so foggy. I'm even a little bit unbalanced.
by body is a little bit stiff and I feel weak and so heavy.

It's weird, my forehead feels heavy, and there's booring dull pain in my eyebrow bones. I just want to go back to sleep.

I did take Nat mur about 3, maybe 4 weeks ago, the response was not positive in the least.

Also ever since my second pregnancy my eyesight has gotten much worse. I used to be able to see things in the distance very well, very detailed. Now i have to squint/strain to see things like a road sign, that is maybe only 4-5 yards away. My focus is lazy- it takes a long time to focus on something that's far away after looking at things up close. I don't know if it is relevant but my dad also has this issue. He actually has a prescription for glasses to help with seeing things in the distance.

The reason I mention the vision is because it is MUCH worse as I am feeling this foggy-lethargy.

I have also had to start supplementing my daughter with milk formula again as of early last week, my breast milk supply has taken a dip and I don't know how to recover it. I was maintaining at least I think just barely enough for her, but now it's not. I kind of feel like just letting it go this time.

Today I am trying very hard to get ready to go on a much needed grocery outing with my two children, but I haven't a clue how to get my head clear so I can manage. I really want this gone!! :(

Maybe i should also mention that I recently took up my hobby of knitting as the season changed in this part of the world. One day my husband took my three year old son out for the day and left me home with my 9 month daughter to relax. So I did. When she we went down for her nap, I sat down to get some knitting done and maybe sat for 2-3 hours. I noticed that my breasts were very full of milk; unusually so for the amount of time that passed.
My conclusion was that the type of relaxation that happened with my very high energy toddler being out of the house, and the ability to work on a craft was a very positive affect on my stress levels.
I felt like a horrible person because I realized that my toddler causes me so much anxiety and stress that it affects my milk supply, and I didn't even realize it.
there's other factors in my stress, things I don't talk about or try not to think about because there's nothing I can do about them.
Anyways, the knitting doesn't have that effect consistently. It was just that one occasion.
 
rom109 last year

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