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Multiple Ailments - Help Requested

Hi,

I need a major tuneup to my body, have a few issues, some need more attention than others. The list is as follows:

1. High BP (take a small daily dose of medicine to keep it in check)
2. Snoring / Sleep Apnea (Use CPAP machine)
3. Psoriasis (on ankle, itching & scaling)
4. Frequent Diverticulitis (colon infection)
5. Bloating of the abdomen / gassy
6. Some level of spine degeneration / herniated disc in neck, sometimes mild pain.

I think except for item 6, they all influence or affect each other and may be related. I am 58 yrs old male, professional and not much homeopathic help available locally. So help/homeopathic treatment is appreciated.

I will provide detailed case history as needed, please let me know if I need to complete any particular format.
Thanks
 
  Banjara on 2018-12-18
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Lycopodium Clavatum 200C

HOW TO TAKE THE REMEDY:
Please take three doses. Just 3 doses. Not daily.

WHAT IS A DOSE:
Get the remedy in liquid:
Put five drop of the remedy in 20 ml of mineral water, hit the bottle atleast 6 time (shaking the bottle is not enough). Take it before bedtime. That’s one dose.

TIME OF DOSE:
Morning dose: Early morning as soon as you get up, wash your mouth with plain water (don't brush), take the remedy.
Night dose: 12 hrs after the first dose.

Don't drink water along with the medicine. Don't drink or eat any thing for 30 minutes before the medicine and after the medicine.

Note: don't eat or drink any thing before or after 30 minutes of taking remedy. Avoid Strong smell, Coffee, Raw Garlic, Raw Onion, Hing and Tobacco in any form.

Report back after 15 days with the changes observed during this period.

Regards
 
HealthyWorld last year
Hello,
Based on my past experience, I took Lyco 200C about 10 days ago single dose and then repeated again after a week, i.e. my last dose was about 3 days ago. Liquid remedy taken directly under the tongue.

I think in the past Lyco used to help me to bring my BP down & had helped me in panic attacks. About 2009/2010 I had started to get panic attacks, all the tests were negative & this is when I started the BP medicine. So somebody helped me and Lyco cured if not completely say 95%+.

Another remedy which has helped me in diverticulitis has been Ars. Album 200C but not sure how effective it has been lately due to frequent episodes (almost every 3months).

One thing I have noticed so far after taking Lyco, I used to feel a pull internally on the left side, middle of the abdomen even when not have diverticulitis symptoms, indicating something is not right. It is hard to explain that pull, something not right in one particular spot in the affected area. THIS PULL FEELING IS GONE AFTER TAKING ONE DOSE OF LYCO. My voluminous gas may have reduced. I am also taking some probiotics, started about a month ago, on & off.

One frequent symptom apart from diverticulitis I forgot to mention is that of "Small Bowel Blockage", the abdomen would become like a pressure cooker, filled with gas & would not be able to release the gas, and abdomen would continue to built pressure and with pain would become unbearable. Have ended up in the hospital emergency room a few times. One key aspect is that all small bowel blockages have been observed in the late afternoon/evening and getting worse as the night progresses.

So since I have taken 2 doses of Lyco, please advise how I should proceed forward. Also had taken Rhus Tox 200C about 15 days ago, 2 doses as I had pulled my muscles below the left knee doing yoga stretches (started recently, 3 weeks ago). Still recovering on the knee, still have about 50% of the issue. Do apply heat locally once in a while which helps.

Thanks & Appreciate all the help.
 
Banjara last year
All these details must be submitted before prescribing the medicines. As prescription of a homeopath is based on the details submitted by a patient.

Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of homeopathic medicine for any disease is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach.

This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering.

The aim of homeopathic medicine for a disease is not only to treat the disease but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several well-proved medicines are available for homeopathic treatment of joint pains that can be selected on the basis of cause, location, sensation, modalities and extension of the complaints.
[Edited by HealthyWorld on 2018-12-20 04:35:00]
 
HealthyWorld last year
The Lycopodium & Arsenicum Album were prescribed before, long time ago by some homeopaths and had worked for me. I took those based on past experience on certain symptoms and yes not on totality of the case.

I presume that I am being asked to submit the full case, if yes will work on it and provide it to you very soon.

Appreciate the help

Thanks
 
Banjara last year
OK, seems like I am having another episode of diverticulitis.

I am having pain on the left side in the lower part of the abdomen in the center. I was feeling a pulling mild feeling. I pressed on the area and it hurts..signs of diverticulitis. This thing develops rapidly and need to start with something immediately or will have to take antibiotics.

I am very gassy and passing lots of gas frequently, bowel movements normal. No other symptoms for now. I can feel the stretching / pulling feeling while sitting/ during no activity. Based on past experience if left untreated the pain can increase significantly to becoming unbearable and fever will pop up.

I had gotten a colonoscopy in 2010 and everything was normal, I am due for another one. This issue started in 2009, I was extremely stressed out on a project at work, working very late and trying to accomplish a week's work in less than a day. One evening while leaving work felt stabbing pain from mild to very strong in the same area. This became very strong in few hours and ended up in the hospital emergency room. Drs are not available here after office hrs, have to go to an emergency clinic or hospital. They told me that time that I had small bowel blockage but then said I have diverticulitis. Then I had very frequent episodes of diverticulitis every few months or whenever I would have a change of weather or change of place even on a vacation. I was told to not to eat things like popcorn or hard seeds type things which can get stuck in the colon pockets and give colon infection / diverticulitis. Then Ars Album was recommended & that helped me reducing frequency and intensity. However, for the last year this has become very frequent, every three months or so as I have been working away from home; out of town eating outside food and less healthier environment. Last time I got diverticulitis was in Oct 2018, about 2 1/2 months ago.
Now I have been at home for almost 2 months with no stress etc and eating healthy. I don't know if something I ate is giving this infection or what is the cause.
Please advise.
Appreciate the help.
 
Banjara last year
One thing to add, pain is worse on motion. It amplifies and makes it very obvious that something is wrong.
On a scale of 1 to 10 & 10 being the strongest, pain currently is 1.5.

Thanks
 
Banjara last year
I am waiting for your reply. I have taken Ars Album 200C dose and not sure if this is the correct remedy for the current symptoms. When there is gas movement in the abdomen it hurts in the infected area. I had a bowel movement and it also hurts in the same area if I apply any pressure.

Please advise.
 
Banjara last year
Hi

I am really sorry if I have interfered.

I belive lyco was not subscribed on the totality, though it helped. I would like to know how many doses of lyco you have taken and how exactly each dose was prepared. This is very important in prescribing your correct remedy.

Regards
Mani
 
mani_jee last year
Taken total 2 doses of Lyco 200C, 2 drops under the tongue each time, 2nd dose was after 1 week of the first dose.

Now taken 2 doses of Ars Alb 200C, 3 drops in about 4 spoons of water each time. Planning to take 3rd dose this evening. so taking 3 doses 12 hrs apart.

Thanks
 
Banjara last year
Update & help request:

My diverticulitis is all ok now, seems to be healed, 99% symptoms gone, no pain on pressing. Don't know if I need to repeat Ars Alb after a certain time frame to remove any residual infection / bacteria inside, please advise? Had taken total 3 doses of Ars Alb 200C, every 12hrs, starting Sunday evening, Dec. 23.

On another acute, need help on my knee issue. We can come to all other chronic issues after this if ok. I have pain in the knee area which started about 4 weeks ago when I did some yoga exercises. I did not realize of any muscle pull at the time of the exercise. I had just recently started these exercises and had never done them before. The pain started slowly and got worse, currently stable. So I am walking with a limp. The muscles in the back of the knee on the left leg seemed to be pulled, hurts when I fold the legs backward, in sitting or standing posture. While standing if I lift the leg up, say parallel to the ground, it hurts on the lower back of the knee muscles and top of the knee in the front. Lower part of the knee in the front seems slightly swollen, no discoloration. Back of the knee muscle pain is more so in the middle and the left side. Most of the pain & discomfort is here. Light movement exercises, massage and applying heat at the back of the knee helps.
Please advise / help. Please let me know if you have any additional questions.
Thanks, appreciate it.
 
Banjara last year
You have also used Lyco during 2009 to 2011. My query was to ascertain exact how much of Lyco you have taken till date.

I am assuming, that your current symptoms might be due to overdose of lyco but it will only be established after your response to my query.

Regards,
Mani
 
mani_jee last year
There is no overdose, don't remember the last time Lyco was taken before. In 2009, yes Lyco was prescribed by a homeopath and few doses (total 2 or 3) of 200C followed by two doses of 1M were taken at a gap of 1month. These were taken in 2009 & not 2009 to 2011.

Thanks
 
Banjara last year
Just curious why overdose thought came here, do you see proving of Lyco in my symptoms?

I am walking with a limp and the front of the knee also now hurts while walking, can you please assist.

Thanks for the help.
 
Banjara last year
The below text which I have copied from your post shows that you are currently proving lyco.

I would advise to stop taking further lyco, and take a single dose of Lachesis (preferably in globules form). Take 2 globules under tongue. Do not repeat Lachsesis.

Your stomach symptom might get worse which means Lachesis is working, you need to remain calm during that period. Lachesis will remove the proving effect of lyco. Please also note that Lachesis is very effective in high BP.

Report back after 15 days.

Regards
Mani
Banjara said One thing I have noticed so far after taking Lyco, I used to feel a pull internally on the left side, middle of the abdomen even when not have diverticulitis symptoms, indicating something is not right. It is hard to explain that pull, something not right in one particular spot in the affected area. THIS PULL FEELING IS GONE AFTER TAKING ONE DOSE OF LYCO. My voluminous gas may have reduced. I am also taking some probiotics, started about a month ago, on & off.

One frequent symptom apart from diverticulitis I forgot to mention is that of "Small Bowel Blockage", the abdomen would become like a pressure cooker, filled with gas & would not be able to release the gas, and abdomen would continue to built pressure and with pain would become unbearable. Have ended up in the hospital emergency room a few times. One key aspect is that all small bowel blockages have been observed in the late afternoon/evening and getting worse as the night progresses.
 
mani_jee last year
Ok, what potency Lachesis needs to be taken, I have 200C liquid version. Take 2 drops directly under the tongue?

What about my knee issue, can we do something about it too or will Lachesis help here too? I am located in the US and as the homeopathic medicines are not as readily available, so have less flexibility.

Just FYI, for my BP I take Toporol XL 25mg, single daily dose, which is the lowest dose & it is a Beta Blocker, supposed to help in the palpitations when I started the medicine. I also take baby aspirin, i.e. 81mg daily dose.

I hope you don't mind my asking are you practicing or studying homeopathy?

Appreciate the help.
 
Banjara last year
Hi,
I did take Lachesis 200, single dose yesterday, will update you.

U were right on the dot, after few hours of taking the dose, my abdomen was bloated and distended. Got better later in the evening and is again somewhat bloated and distended today, passing less gas today. Taking light meals and managing it. My left knee today is slightly better too.

My neck has started to hurt, my old symptom. Hope I can manage it with rest and applying moist heat.

Appreciate all your help.
Thanks
 
Banjara last year
When I say, neck hurting, I mean't back of the neck is hurting. I do have herniated disc in the neck.

Thanks!
 
Banjara last year
Hello Dr.
I know you had stated that the stomach symptoms may get worse, i.e. Lachesis is working. My BP is somehow related to my abdomen issues, as per my gut feeling. The abdomen is bloated and gets even worse after a while of eating, say an hr or so, not immediately. So my BP is currently high, sometimes 157/83 and sometimes even higher for short periods, 175/89, feel like pressure in the chest because of the abdomen. The heavily bloated abdomen is putting pressure on the chest.
Yesterday BP was 150/80. It has been staying like 145/77 before Lachesis, this is with my daily dose of allopathic medicine.

My throat is a bit sore today, may be the changing weather/winter, may have caught some cold.

Please advise & thanks for all the help.
 
Banjara last year
Hello Dr.

I am waiting for your reply. I am having severe throbbing pain in the back of the neck, this is a very old symptom, haven't had this pain in ages. Please assist, I will not be able to manage it, need intervention or will end up taking Advil / Ibuprofen, don't want to interrupt the treatment. Throat is still sore, & have bothered me all night.

Thanks, your reply is awaited.
 
Banjara last year
Additionally, on the sore throat aspects, I am having on & off nasal discharge which is very thick & sticky but colorless. Throat feels better after every time I blow my nose. If I don't take care of it now, it can end up into a sinus infection based on past experience.

Thanks for the help.
 
Banjara last year
Hi

Sorry for not replying, coz I didn't receive any notification from abchomeopathy.

As anticipated, old symptoms are reoccurring, which might have been suppressed due to lyco. I would recommend to wait a few days more, in the meanwhile, if you feel that the pain is not manageable, you may take the allopathic medicine.

For stomach, if you have natrium phosphoricum 6x, take 4 tablet. You can repeat it as needed.

Regards,
Mani
 
mani_jee last year
Hello Dr,
Happy New Year!

Can you please suggest something for my nasal discharge, sore throat is ok/gone. The nasal discharge is very frequent, the discharge is thick, whitish & colorless. This is my old chronic problem since childhood but had been ok. May be this time I caught some cold and triggered it. Feel better on washing with warm water and using saline solution. May be better outside than inside.

I used to feel hot all the time before but for the last year or so, my feet get cold and I am not hot anymore. I used to sweat while sleeping around the neck etc. So currently my side of the arms feel cold and toes feel cold. It is winter here currently but not very cold weather. In general I like sweets over salty stuff.

Thanks for the help
 
Banjara last year
It is old symptoms reoccuring. I would suggest not to take any remedy for the time being and let Lachesis complete its action. We need to wait for few days more.

Regards
Mani
 
mani_jee last year
Hello Dr,

I don't want to mess up the Lachesis working inside but wanted to provide an update for your professional judgment and advise:

1. My sinus issues are still ongoing, having nasal discharge but amount and frequency is less. I have been taking a concoction of turmeric, ginger, black pepper, honey, lemon etc which has helped. But my chest is congested and not getting better. Sometimes I cough & whitish or in the morning slightly yellow phlegm is coughed out. Can we do something here?

2. My neck has been hurting again since yesterday, always starts in the night. Have soreness type aching pain including the whole head and this raises my BP, checked yesterday was 152/82, feel mild stress in the chest. I need something here for the pain.

3. The initial aggravation on the bloatedness is better, however still very gassy. No significant change in bowel system.

4. Since yesterday, feel some blisters/eruptions in the head, I think I have had eruptions in the past but don't think the shape etc felt the same. No secretions.

5. On the 1st day of taking Lachesis felt mental clarity & the foggy feeling in the head went away. Right now, any mild information or situation changes causes stress feelings inside. I did used to have panic attacks. Although, no dizziness, currently having a dizziness type feeling in the head, being reactive, like in Hindi/Urdu, "Deemag Chakrata Hai".

6. I am feeling more volume of urine flow during bathroom visits for the last 2 days. I have always felt that along with bloatedness in the abdomen I have water retention.

7. I am having heartburn for the alast 2 days, starts more so in the evening and is felt during the night too.

8. Last 2-3 days getting a lot of dreams, more of problems/issues in the dreams which wake me up frequently,

Thanks for all your help.
 
Banjara last year
Dr,
Does Alcohol antidote Lachesis, I had some, I am an occasional drinker in light moderation? Was reading about it and wanted to check with you. Thanks!
 
Banjara last year

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