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Hi, I have pink toes. This is really obvious. It looks like I have have dipped my toes in something. They get tanned very easily. They are usually very cold, however their colour does not change even when they are warm. My fingers are usually cold as well. Do you know what this is an indication of? Thanks
 
  annka on 2006-10-15
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
Probably poor circulation .A single dose of Aconite 1M may help.

But if family hereditary conditions concur then
Psorinum
or
Carsinosin
may be required.
 
walkin last decade
Thankyou, I will try it. No one else in my family has this, so I will try the Aconite 1M. Thanks again for your reply. Anna.
 
annka last decade
Dear annka

You have posted a different symptom nail discolouration in another post.

Its best bet to take all symptoms for a remedy.

So Please post all the symptoms for your good in one post and only then you may be prescribed well-indicated remedy.
 
maheeru last decade
OK, I fear I may go on forever though! The physical symptoms are the pink toes, with poor circulation (I also have a couple of varicose veins and a fluid build up and tired legs at the end of the day + cellulite), the dark band across the tip of my finger nails. Also, cramps in my feet, cracking joints, tense jaw with pain
 
annka last decade
Dear Maheeru

Good advice for the patient to post all her symptoms in one thread.

Hi Annka

Earlier you used Thiosinaminum for your stretch marks. Please give feed back.

Murthy
 
bandarbabu2000 last decade
Hi, I am currently taking Thiosinaminum 30C for stretchmarks (I have both old and white, and new ones). I have been taking it for about one month, at least twice per day (morning and night 4 drops each time). I have not noticed any difference yet, but will definately post something if I see any changes. Thankyou, Anna.
 
annka last decade
Dear Annka,

Did you have these pink toes and dicolorations on nails etc. before starting to take the Thiosinaminum?Who suggested you to take it?Was it a homeopath or self medication?

I have a suspicion that you are showing proving symptoms of this particular remedy.This will be confirmed more if these colored nails, toes etc. have arisen in the last 1 month or so.

I would suggest that you stop the Thios. and give a complete case to a homeopath onthis forum or near your home and then take his advice.It is never safe to take homeopathics for isolated symptoms here and there on the body.

From a brief look at your more detailed symptoms, i can see the sycotic miasm in the background, for which you will need a very long and thorough anti miasmatic treatment.

Can you answer some questions for me.You said that you suffer from low self esteem.What according to you is the chief reason for that?What is the chief cause to the best of your knowledge for this?Do you feel that there are some undesirable things in your personality which you are very conscious of and try to hide from others?Are you fond of applying make up etc.?How long do you spend on getting ready before going out?How do you like onions?Any history of problems in your urinary tract in the past?

If you answer these and other questions that i may ask, i will try to help you.

Rajiv

Rajiv
 
rajivprasad last decade
Stop taking Thiosinaminum immediately. If it didn't help you even after a month,it is not your remedy.

Taking any medicine continuously for months is not at all advisable.

Moreover different medicines for different problems is not homeopathy.

One medicine, if chosen correctly will help with all your problems.

Don't bother too much about cosmetic problems.

Murthy
 
bandarbabu2000 last decade
Hi Rajiv

Our posts crossed.

Murthy
 
bandarbabu2000 last decade
Hi Rajiv, I have had these symptoms a long time before I started taking the Thios. To answer your questions:

1. I think my self esteem issues arise from a feeling that other people are better than me. I live and have grown up in a rich suburb (though my family is not rich, and has struggled a lot financialy). Also, my family, exept my sister and I, who were born in Australia, do not speak english well, and I often feel that if we were richer and my family were english, or spoke english well then people would treat us better(Its just a few people I get this vibe from - most people are really nice). Its also a feeling of helplessness and a fear, or inability of just being able to be myself. A fear of what others will think of me, whether they will respect me and like me. I have trouble expressing myself verbally, feel self concious about expressing myself verbally - I am not a very eloquent speaker. I am scared of standing up for myself, I think because I find it hard to express myself verbally. Sometimes when I speak, the wrong word comes out, or I can't find the right words to express myself. This makes me feel self concious. Also, I have this deep need for others to like me. I get very upset if I think someone does not like me. I feel selfconcious and awkward around people, also because I don't want to express myself incorrectly, say the wrong words, sound dumb. I think this is waht I want to hide from others and am very concious of. And also this feeling that others are better than me, that their willpower is stronger than mine and I am afraid to say no, and stand up for myself and get walked on a lot because of this! (But the resentment is felt inside but those people never know!(also like this with my family, except my mother and sister, whom I am very close to). Hope this makes sense.

I do not wear make up and spend minimal time getting ready, however, a lot of the time I do not feel very pretty. I am self-concious of how I look, mostly because of my skin (pimples, stretchmarks, cellulite...)Bu I do not spend very much time on my appearance. I like natural beauty, I do not like it when girls wear all this makeup.

I love onions! Its funny you asked that, becaue I cannot get enough of onions. They have to be cooked (eg boiled in a soup, sauteed, but I can eat a whole lot at a time. I love them!

I haven't had any urinary tract problems. Everything seems to be fine in this regard.

I hope this helps, and am very grateful for your reply. Anna.
 
annka last decade
Dear Annka,

You say that you just love onions.But does it also cause indigestion sometimes.Do you have or ever have had warts on your body?I hope you understand what a wart is?You can google for an image of typical warts on the internet.If yes, where are these warts located?

Can you also describe whether you are a hot or a cold person?Meaning you are happy and comfortable in summers or winters?How do you feel in damp or humid climate?Do you perspire more than usual?If yes, which part/parts of the body perspire more?Do you sometimes also feel as if you are very vulnerable, as if you would just crumble physically or mentally?Specially the shin bone below the knee?Do you sometimes feel pain or weakness in that particular bone?As if it could break or something?

How about your normal style of working?Are you often/always in a hurry or like to work slowly and steadily?Do you get angry very soon or are a calm person?I am specially asking about your behaviour in situations where you can afford to lose your temper?

You need not say yes to any of my questions unless you feel very strongly that a certain thing is true.

Rajiv
 
rajivprasad last decade
Dear Walkin, you would prescribe such a high potency of a remedy based upon only one single symptom? which, by the way, unless I have missed this rubric in my repertory, is not even listed under the remedy suggested.

And also, if the Aconite doesn't work, just throw a couple of nosodes at it, which are probably the deepest acting remedies in our entire materia medica?

Hmm...


-Jacob.
 
Hahnemania last decade
Hi Rajiv,

I don't ahve warts on my body and never have. I sometimes get liverish flatulence after eating certain foods - white bread, white pasta. Not always.
My stool is changeable, depending on what I eat I guess, but I can't really pinpoint it.I get a loose stool when I am anxious. I am comfortable in the heat, up to about 27 degrees C, then its probably too hot for me. however extremely dislike damp and humid environments.

My face and upper body usually feel much hotter than the rest of my body. I sweat the most underarms. Sometimes I feel vulnerable mentally - I just want to withdraw from everybody to sort of gather myself, but not physically. I do not experience any of those symptoms you described about the shin bone. My hands and feet are always cold, unless I''m in the heat, then they feel warm.

I am a big procrastinator. I can't seem to get something started, but when I do I am usually fine. Then I find I am late getting everything done, and this makes me anxious. I am a slow worker, when it comes to school wrok etc, but thorough. I am calm when I start my work early and know I have a lot of time to finish it.

I tend to take things personally, I do not get angry immediatelly, its more I ruminate about what has just been said/done, then I get angry about it. I appear calm on the outside.

Thankyou, Anna.
 
annka last decade
Dear Anna,

Some more questions.Are you saying that due to your family situation and other things that you mentioned, 'you feel unfortunate'.Is it so?It is an important symptom and hence be careful in answering.Also are you saying that you speak incoherently when stressed or most of the time?

Is there any particular fruit that you like?Similarly, any nut or nuts?What about alcoholic drinks?Do you like to drink warm or hot drinks?Warm or cold food?

How often do you urinate?More frequently than normal or less frequently?

Rajiv
 
rajivprasad last decade
Hi Rajiv,

Sometimes I feel frustrated and a little sorry for myself due to the struggles we've had (so yes, I do feel unfortunate). I feel as though if my family were stronger/secure and more fortunate I would feel more secure about myself. Perhaps this is just an excuse I use to justify my feelings, but this is how I feel. I am always concious of how I speak. It's not that I always do not know how to express myself eloquently, its a feeling of anxiety about not sounding stupid when I do speak that makes me feel most self concious. Again, this is related to my worry of what others think of me, whether they will like me. I'm pretty sure I have based my self esteem on this, and I don't knowhow to change this. When I am feeling especially anxious/intimidated around someone, I will be more self concious about waht I say and how I sound, and probably do stumble more on my words.

I do not eat much fruit, I do not get cravings for any particular fruit. I like brazil nuts, although again, I do not get any cravings for nuts.

I do not like alcohol much and only drink it occasionally. I do have a preference for the creamier drinks (baileys, advocaat), but I really do not have any urges to drink alcohol. I really dislike whiskey, cognac, stronger alcohol. And I don't like red wine.

With the hot/cold drinks, I am interchangeable. If the weather is warm, I like to drink cold drinks, with ice. This is also true if I feel dehydrated. I find that lukewarm water does not hydrate me properly. In the colder weather, I tend to drink warmer drinks, unless of course I am thirsty/dehydrated than I will like something cold.

I prefer all my food warm. I love crispy, oily foods.

I think my urination frequency is quite normal, unless I am anxious, then I constantly have an urge to urinate. Eg, have an exam the next day, or have to speak publicly etc, I will get up many times in the night to urinate, even though nothing comes out, its just an urge to go.

Thanks, Anna.
 
annka last decade
Dear Anna,

Now things are adding up.You feel anxious before an exam or a public performance, the anxiety often causes loose stools, frequent urinations etc., you don't like damp climate, heat above 27 degrees which means you can't stand too much heat.

We are now very close to identifying your remedy.Are you implying that before an exam., public performance etc. you tend to worry what would happen if things go wrong?This fear that things may go wrong make you very anxious and this anxiety produces a number of problems.The same thing happens while conversing with people.You fear that you may make a wrong statement or say the wrong words etc. and this fear of losing control over what you will end up saying makes you anxious.This anxiety causes you to speak incoherently.Is it correct?

Now tell me the following things.Do you have any fear of heights, closed spaces, crowds etc.? Do you sometimes imagine when on a height that you might suddenly jump or fall from there?Or worries like what if the lift falls?What if your vehicle meets an accident?What if there is a stampede in a crowded place and so instinctively sit near the exit? And so on and so forth.Such thoughts make you anxious about that possibility and start to worry about escape routes in such imaginary situations.Am i correct?If not, please reject it outright.

Do you like sweets or salty things?Or something sour or spicy?

Rajiv
 
rajivprasad last decade
Yes, I confirm all you have summarised in the first half of the email about speaking and the anxiety associated. I must add that is also associated with worry about what people will think of me and whether they will like me. I do not like confrontations. I do tend to get hot, and sweat underarms from all this anxiety, with body odour. (I find I only get body odour when I am feeling anxious).

Abou the fears: I do feel anxious underground eg. train tunnels, I don't like those places and can get anxious. I do sometimes think about buildings falling down and about fires. I do feel anxious about losing a limb, a leg or an arm. I don't like train stations. I image bad things will happen, and this makes me anxious. I believe this is similar to what you are describing.

I prefer savoury (salty) foods, but do occasionally get sweet cravings. I will only eat a little sweet food, then this craving is satiated. I do not like spicy (hot) foods, nor sour.

Thankyou, Anna.
 
annka last decade
Hi Rajiv,

I also want to add that I sometimes get trembling hands when I am feeling anxious/intimidated by someone.

Anna.
 
annka last decade
Dear Anna,

I think that i have got your medicine.But just last few questions.Do you feel anxious about events that are quite distant in time, say one month later, or more about events that will happen here and now, or tomorrow etc.?Also, do you like rapid downward motion or that makes you pretty scared?

Also, just stick your tongue out of your mouth and ask someone in your family to observe the tongue.You yourself can observe it in front of a mirror.Does the tongue tremble or is it steadt?

Rajiv
 
rajivprasad last decade
Oops.Spelling correction.

Does the tongue ........or is it 'steady'.

Rajiv
 
rajivprasad last decade
Hi Rajiv,

No, I don't feel anxious about future events, its more so about events that will happen soon. I don't mind rapid down motion, I kind of like that feeling I get in my stomach on that downward motion (in a lift, on a swing, etc).

My tongue does not tremble, there is a slower fluid movement, definately not trembling.

Thanks, Anna.
 
annka last decade
Dear Anna,

I expected your answers and kind of knew them in advance.

Anyway, i suggest that you buy one unit of the LM1 potency of Gelsemium and take one dose of this remedy everyday as suggested below.

Once you get the medicine, take one pill from the LM1 bottle and let it dissolve in 500-600 ml of clean water.Spring water or distilled water or bottled clean branded water is better.

Then before each time you have to take the remedy, shake the remedy solution bottle 8 times very hard by banging the bottle against your palm.Then from this remedy solution take one teaspoonful (5 ml) and add it to a cup of water.Stir it 10 times with the spoon.Then from this first cup, take a teaspoonful of the solution and add to a second cup full of water and again stir it 10 times.Repeat this process till you reach the 3rd cup.From this 3rd cup, after stirring the solution 10 times, take a teaspoonful.That is one dose.Take one dose of a teaspoonful in the same manner everyday from the 3rd cup.Everyday make a fresh solution in the cups.

Report to me after a week.I hope you understood the process of making the remedy solution.In case of a doubt, please ask for a clarification.In case of a dramatic improvement within 2 oe 3 days, report immediately.

Rajiv
 
rajivprasad last decade
Hi Rajiv,

Thankyou very much for your email.
Could you tell me where I could purchase the LM1 potency Gelsemium? The abchomeopathy website does not sell it, only 3X, 6X, 30X, 3C, 6C, and 30C. I have Gelsemium 200C, I don't suppose I could take this?

Anna.
 
annka last decade
Sorry, I just realised thath abchomeopathy also sells granules at potency of 1M and a liquid dilution of 1M. Would either of these be adequate, and would I use these the same way as you suggested with the pills?

Thankyou, Anna.
 
annka last decade
Dear Anna,

Since you already have Gelsemium 200, you can use it in the same way as i suggested for the LM1.That is make the solution of the remedy, dilute and stir the solution across 3 cups and then take 1 teaspoonfull from the 3rd cup.Throw the remaining water from all the 3 cups.But in this case, instead of taking one dose everyday, take just one dose and then report to me after 3-4 days as to what happened after that.That is how you have responded to that dose physically as well as mentally.

Rajiv
 
rajivprasad last decade

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