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Edema, stiff toes left foot, pain in left knee disappeared with Dulcamara X30

1. Age,sex,weight,country,occupation. 
53yo, female, legal translator

2. Main complaints and other associated troubles. 
a)Where is the trouble; The exact locality of the complaint like hands, legs etc; duration of trouble. 

My complaint is edema in left foot, but it's more severe in the toe region. I had some pain in my left knee, but it disappeared when I took Dulcamara X30 in the hospital (took without telling the doctors).

I came down with an extremely aggressive bout of pneumonia five months ago. Before the pneumonia I had a stomach flu and vomited for three weeks. The vomiting finally ceased and I grew immensely tired. Finally, I was too tired to get out of bed and could hardly summon breath to speak. My son noticed that my pupils were moving up and down erratically (vertical nystagmus) and that they weren’t pointing to what I was looking at. One night, the secretions of phlegm in my lungs induced sleep apnea so severe that I almost couldn't breathe. As a consequence, I was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit at the hospital. Upon admission, I was completely unconscious - not even responding to pain. My pupils barely moved when the doctors flashed a bright light into my irises. I remained completely unconscious for three weeks while in Intensive Care. After the third week, I’m told I occasionally smiled - but still didn’t respond to hand presses. Over the course of an additional two months, I gradually regained consciousness. After having been bed-ridden on fluids for two months almost (!) and then food for a month, a lot of muscle has atrophied. As of now (because of staff shortages, I received very little physiotherapy at hospital and was sat in a chair for 9-14 hours a day for 1 month!), I cannot walk nor fully bend my legs. The tendons in my legs have been foreshortened and have to be stretched. I have arthritis in my left knee and foot, but the doctors never noticed it. I have edema on my left foot - when someone presses their finger to my skin, it leaves a dent which persists for a while. I can stand up and I can move my arms and legs, but I can’t walk (but I'm told I will walk again). My speech is somewhat slurred after having been intubated in Intensive Care. In the morning I’m very stiff and can only move my legs in a jerky fashion.

d)Condition under which the complaint is reduced or you feel better like,cold or hot application,cold or hot weather,position as standing,walking,rest etc. 

I feel better since I’ve started eating a lot more here at home and since I usually sleep well. I’m gaining nutrition. I feel better when I’m doing exercises. Also, I don’t feel cold the way I used to in the hospital.

e)Condition under which the complaint is increased like,cold or hot application,cold or hot weather,position as standing,walking,rest etc. 

When I don’t get any exercise, like when I sleep or sit for long periods of time without exercising legs and feet.

3. History of diseases in family. 
My Father had swollen feet when he was 83, and had already been diagnosed with prostate c*****. The doctors said it probably was arthritis but said they didn’t know. He didn’t get any medication, only was told to walk in soft sport shoes.

4. Personal History. 

b)Academic performance. 

c)Any major incidents in life and the effect of it on life. 
C-section birth of my first child (1998).

d)How you are satisfied with your sex life, friends, family members, company etc. 
Satisfied with friends, some problems with siblings (nothing serious), no sex.

5. Habits/Addiction. 
a)Smoking, Alcohol,Sleeping pills, Laxative etc. 
No addictions. I don’t drink, but I’m not a teetotal. I don’t smoke or use sleeping pills or laxatives.

6. How is your Appetite and Thirst. 
My appetite is good, and my thirst is normal.

7. Likes and Dislikes. 
a)Alcohol Bread Butter Bitter Salt Sweet Sour Fats Milk Mud Chalk Egg Spicy food Meat Fish Fruits Fried Food 
Warm food-drink Cold food-drink Ice Ice cream Chocolates Tea Coffee. 

I don’t like alcohol too much, really. I don’t eat bread, I love butter, especially with salt in it. I love milk (I drink raw milk, unpasteurised, unhomogenised), don’t like the idea of eating mud or chalk. I like eggs, but since I was sick I haven’t eaten any. I’m thinking of eating them raw. I like spicy food and meat. I like fish and fruit and fried food. I like warm drinks. I don’t drink cold drinks really. I like ice cream, chocolates tea and coffee - but I don’t drink tea and coffee since I was sick, nor do I eat ice cream or sweets - I avoid all sweets (refined sugar)

b)Anything else about like and dislike of any activity with you or surrounding. 

I like strong daylight in my eyes, it was horrible to be inside in hospital for three months.

8. Bowel movements. 
a)Nature of stool, frequency, satisfactory or not.
Normal, every other day. Very satisfactory after such long illness.

b)Any discomforts associated with stool. 

9. Urine. 
a)Frequency, nature, volume. 
Normal. When I was in hospital, sometimes the smell was acrid and pungent. That has disappeared.

b)Any discomfort before, during or after urination/odour 

10. For men. 
a)Any difference in erection/want of erection/weak erection/Ejaculation early/late. 
b)Any other trouble in sex. 

12. Sleep. 
a)The quality of sleep, the quietness or restlessness of sleep, 
position of sleep, times of waking and reasons for waking, 
need for cover over various parts of the body, 
whether the window must be open or closed etc. 
common dreams, peculiar sounds or gestures during sleep, etc. 

Sleep has improved a lot since I left hospital. And especially after taking 200C Nat. mur. a week ago.

13. Sweat 
a)How much, what parts, staining, Odour. 
I had a cold, lasted just one night, and I sweated a lot. It seemed as if drinking too much milk brought it on. The cold went away quickly and after it was gone all pungent odour of urine was gone.

14. Weather 
a)Tolerance to heat and cold, dryness, humidity, weather changes, sun, 
foggy weather, wind drafts, closed rooms, etc. 
After Nat. mur 200C, I have a tolerance for a slightly cold room, and even draughts (if they are not severe). I don’t like humidity, I like the sun coming into the room.

15. Mental Status 
a)The quality of the patient's life in relationship to loved ones, family, friends and colleagues. Overall quality of energy available to function in daily life, and under various circumstances. 
Low energy still, but getting better. In hospital I had a few panic attacks, but I don’t get them anymore. I feel much calmer since I took Nat. mur 200C.

b)Any mental/emotional shocks occurring in the patient's life-grief, major financial losses separation from loved ones, death, identity crisis and other 
No shocks except some cruelty from nurses in hospital.

c)Memory,ability to concentrate/comprehend. 
I had problems with memory, but it has improved since hospital. I still have problems remembering names of, for instance, actors, brands, historical figures etc. But it’s improving.

d)Are you fearful of anything eg: Animals, people, being alone, darkness, death, disease, robbers, thunder, storm, high places. 
I’m fearful of being left alone for a long time.

e)Are you anxious about anything: if yes, give details. 

f)Are you impatient. 

g)Are you doubtful or suspicious. 

h)Are you hurt easily (emotionally)how do you react. Does it cause hatred/revenge. 
If the fact that I can’t walk irritates someone I feel hurt.

i)Does your pride get hurt easily. 
Only in connection with my present condition.

j)Are you depressed, if so, reason/circumstances. 

k)Do you like to share your problems. 

l)Effect of consolation. 
Very good.

m)Do you ever become suicidal when? How. 

n)Memory- quality if poor, for what ( eg. Names, places, people, what you read). 
In connection with my recent hospital care, I have difficulty remembering the names of actors, brands and some historical figures.

o)Do you weep easily, effect of weeping, ie, does it make you worse or better. 
I weep easily, it makes me feel better.

p)Are you easily irritated. What makes you angry, how do you express it. 

q)Are you destructive. 

r)How good are you in making decisions. 

s)Do you like company or like to remain alone. 
I like company.

t)How seriously are you affected by disorder and uncleanness in your surroundings. 
I don’t like disorder and uncleanliness.

u)How does failure appear to you? 
Severe failure scares me.

v)Are there any matters that you deeply dislike? 
Not as such.

w)What activities you deeply like? How does it affect your mood? 
Talking, good company. My mood improves whenever I talk to people.

x)Are you affectionate? How does others sorrow affect you? 
Yes. I’m aggrieved by the sorrows of others.

y)Any present fears in your life or future. 
Not being able to walk again (but I’m told I will walk with a lot of practice)

z)Any present life or future life desires. 
I want to walk.

16.Tell your date, month, year of birth with birth place and timing for Medical Astrology Color Therapy 
5th of December 1966, Berlin - Germany
  sappho on 2019-01-13
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anuj srivastava last year
Thank you! I will take China 1M and report back.

Kind regards,
sappho last year
Dear Anuj Srivastava,

I can report the following changes after taking China 1M

- brighter eyes
- feeling calmer. yet invigorated
- fell asleep minutes after taking the remedy

Edema hasn't changed.

Kind regards,
sappho last year
[Edited by anuj srivastava on 2019-01-21 13:34:47]
anuj srivastava last year

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