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Sepia and Severe Hormone Imbalance

I am presenting my case from the onset of Symptoms at age 10-11. I am a 34 year old female with 2 children (both boys). I started my first menstrual period when I was 10 years old. My periods have always been very very heavy with severe craps throughout my teens and early twenties. At 11 I started having problems in school (getting in trouble a lot) I became very aggressive and unhappy with my life. At age 14 I moved out of my mother's home and in with my father (divorced when I was 4). At the age of 15 I was rushed to the hospital with what they thought was a burst appendix but turned out to be Ruptured Ovarian Cysts (Right Ovary). A large cyst (Golf ball size) ruptured causing excessive pain and there were many small cysts present. A laparoscopy was preformed and the cysts and fluid removed. I continued to have ruptured cysts throughout my teens and twenties but none requiring surgery. I had some acne as a teen but nothing serious. Some on my forehead, back and chin. BY age 19, the adult cystic acne started and was concentrated on both sides of my chin (right side worse then left). I got pregnant with my first son at age 23 and ALL of my hormonal issues DISAPPEARED. My aggressive, angry, and unhappy feelings all went away while I was pregnant and for about 1 year after birth. Then my hormonal symptoms returned again 1 year after birth with the adult acne (chin. The aggressive personality returned but not as severe. I became pregnant with my second son at age 27 and again I became very very happy and ALL hormonal irregularities were GONE until about 1 and 1 half years after birth. I bleed for 6 months straight after the birth of second child but only 6 weeks with first child. I breastfeed for 10 months with this child, only 5 months with the first child. Hormonal imbalance became a problem again at age 29 getting worse each month. Adult acne, severe hair shedding, pain at ovulation with large amounts of discharge, constipation (had throughout childhood also) mood swings, very heavy clotting periods, iron deficiency Anemia, athletes foot, muscle aches and pains (right calf consistent) lack of libido, headaches, heart palpitations, night sweats, yeast infections, fatigue, and teeth grinding during sleep. I went for a routine Pap May 2008 and my GYN ordered an Ultrasound because my ovaries and uterus were enlarged. They found my Uterus to be very very thick and my left ovary to contained multiple small cysts and there was also a complicated cyst within the left ovary. The right ovary contained 1 large hypoechoic solid mass. Laparoscopy was preformed in June of 2008 and the following was done:
Right Salpingo Oophorectomy, Excision Posterior Endometriosis, Lysis of Adhesions and Dilatation and Curettage. They found a substantial amount of Endometriosis and removed the Solid Mass (benign) along with the ovary and cysts but kept the left ovary and uterus intact.
Hormonal Imbalance symptoms above remained the same after surgery. I started Sepia 200C Nov. 2009 and it seemed to work wonders the first 3-4 months. Periods were lighter then usual, and cycles were longer (27-28 days instead of 21-22 days). Acne decreased dramatically and mood became much much better. Most if not all symptoms seemed to be relieved by the Sepia. By march-April 2010, cycles fluctuate from 23-28 and chin acne has returned, sometimes cystic but not as severe as prior to the Sepia. Hair shedding has never stopped throughout all of this. Please see my other posts in regards to Sepia dosage change recently. I appreciate you taking the time to review my case.
 
  sun27342 on 2010-08-29

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Please answer the following questions in a descriptive manner after careful analysis and recollection of previous experiences and happenings.

1. Describe your main suffering?

2. What other physical sufferings do you have in your body?

3. What mental sufferings / feelings do you have associated with your physical sufferings?

4. What exactly do you feel when you are at your worst? Describe the sensation in your own words.

5. When did it all start? Can you connect it to any past event or disease?

6. Which time of the day you are worst?

7. What are the things which aggravate your suffering and which are those which ameliorate the same? Example- time, temperature, pressure, rubbing, washing, eating, tight clothing etc.


8. Do your think your sufferings have relation to any external stimuli (like, change of place) or any internal biological changes in the body, like, menses (in females)?

9. When do you feel better, during hot weather or cold weather, humid or dry weather?

10. Describe your general mental set up? Are you Moody, Arrogant, Mild, Agreeable Changeable, Nervous, Suspicious, Easily offended, Quiet, Arguing, Irritating, Lazy etc.

- How do you feel before or during a thunderstorm?

- Do you like being consoled during your tough times?
- Are you sensitive to external stimuli like smell, noise, light etc?

- Do you have any typical habit or gesture like nail biting, causeless
Weeping, talking to one self etc?

- How do you feel about your friends, family, your children and especially your husband / wife?

11. What are your fears and do you dream of any situation repeatedly?


12. What do you crave for in food items and what are your aversions?

13. How is your thirst: Less, Normal or Excessive?

14. How is your hunger: Less, Normal or Excessive?

15. Is there any kind of food which your body canít stand?

16. Is your sweat normal or less or more? Where does it sweat more: Head, Trunk or Limbs?

17. How is your bowel movement and stool type?

18. How well do you sleep? Do you have a particular posture of sleeping?

19. Do you think you are able to satisfy your sexual desires in general?

20. Do you have any strange, peculiar or unusual symptom or feelings? How are you different from others?

21. What medications have been taken earlier by you to treat the diseases and do you have any particular symptom surfacing after the medication?

22. What major diseases are running in your family?

23. Describe, how do you look like? Describe your overall appearance.
(For Females)
24. If your menstrual cycles are not normal, please describe the irregularities, like pains, moods, flow type, clots etc.

25. What major diseases have you had in your life and when. Please write them in a chronological manner.

 
Homeopathy International 1 on 2010-08-29

 
Info.rahiq on 2010-08-29

1. Describe your main suffering?

Adult Cystic Acne, Endometriosis/cystic ovary, heavy periods, Hair Shedding.

2. What other physical sufferings do you have in your body?

Constipation, moodiness, wheat intolerence, thyroid nodules (small), athlete's foot and decreased sex drive.

3. What mental sufferings / feelings do you have associated with your physical sufferings?

Fear of being different, ask myself 'why me', my skin embarrasses me, frustrated because I don't know what's causing all of this imbalance. Lack of patience.

4. What exactly do you feel when you are at your worst? Describe the sensation in your own words.

Emotional, on a roller coaster and wants to stay in and away from people outside my home.

5. When did it all start? Can you connect it to any past event or disease?

It all started shortly after my first period at 10 years old.

6. Which time of the day you are worst?

Probably afternoon.

7. What are the things which aggravate your suffering and which are those which ameliorate the same? Example- time, temperature, pressure, rubbing, washing, eating, tight clothing etc.

Eating certain things seems to make things worse. Sitting is difficult during ovulation because of painful endometriosis/rectum pain. I can't wear things tightly around my neck, I can't stand anything touching my throat.

Getting good rest and exercising regularly makes me feel better but doesn't make my symptoms go away.


8. Do your think your sufferings have relation to any external stimuli (like, change of place) or any internal biological changes in the body, like, menses (in females)?

Definately menses. I seem to do better weeks 2-3 of my cycle but I am never totally normal. I seem to do better in drier climates.

9. When do you feel better, during hot weather or cold weather, humid or dry weather?

I used to hate when it was hot (teens-20's) now I can't stand the cold. My body just can't tolerate the cold. I feel better in dry weather. But I love the rain and Thunderstorms.

10. Describe your general mental set up? Are you Moody, Arrogant, Mild, Agreeable Changeable, Nervous, Suspicious, Easily offended, Quiet, Arguing, Irritating, Lazy etc.

Moody, Suspicious, Easily Offended, Arguing, Impatient.

- How do you feel before or during a thunderstorm?

I enjoy them, I get excited to know they are coming. They scare me sometimes but I enjoy it.

- Do you like being consoled during your tough times?
- Are you sensitive to external stimuli like smell, noise, light etc?

I like being consoled but I don't like being told I am normal when I know I am not. I am sensitive to smell (exhaust, smoke, fried foods) I am sensitive to light (when I have a headache) I am sensitive to loud noises (fireworks, ballons popping, motorcycles)

- Do you have any typical habit or gesture like nail biting, causeless
Weeping, talking to one self etc?

Crossing feet when sitting.

- How do you feel about your friends, family, your children and especially your husband / wife?

My family is completely abnormal. One sister does drugs, another is in very deep with her religion, my mother is a hoarder and a recluse. My father died from Cancer. I adore my 2 children, both are very intelligent but I lack patience with them. I feel very lucky to have a wonderful, caring, attentive husband but he annoys me quite often and I don't like to be touched by him sometimes.

11. What are your fears and do you dream of any situation repeatedly?

I fear heights and Spiders and I dream often but then can't remember my dreams shortly after I awake.


12. What do you crave for in food items and what are your aversions?

I crave chocolate around the time of my period. I don't have many cravings. I don't like mushy foods or overcooked vegetables.

13. How is your thirst: Less, Normal or Excessive?

Normal

14. How is your hunger: Less, Normal or Excessive?

Less most of the time. But when I am hungry or have gone way past mealtime, I get very agitated.

15. Is there any kind of food which your body canít stand?

Coconut

16. Is your sweat normal or less or more? Where does it sweat more: Head, Trunk or Limbs?

I sweat more then normal, mostly on my face (Eyebrows and upperlip) and armpits and under breasts.

17. How is your bowel movement and stool type?

I am almost ALWAYS Constipated. I take Magnesium Citrate Powder (effervescent) at night to keep me regular and going in the morning.

18. How well do you sleep? Do you have a particular posture of sleeping?

The magnesium at night calms me and helps me sleep better but I usually wake up at 3am to use the bathroom and sometimes have a hard time getting back to sleep. I sleep mostly on my right side with my knees bent and a pillow between them.

19. Do you think you are able to satisfy your sexual desires in general?

I don't have many sexual desires but when I do, I am able to satisfy them, yes.

20. Do you have any strange, peculiar or unusual symptom or feelings? How are you different from others?

This cystic chin acne is abnormal to me. I look at other women constantly and look at their chins and notice, no one I see in public or regularly has acne this bad that is only in the chin area (sides of chin)

21. What medications have been taken earlier by you to treat the diseases and do you have any particular symptom surfacing after the medication?

Antibiotics for acne and bladder infections as a teen and in my early 20's and since then have suffered with athletes foot and occasional yeast infections. Since starting to consume Kefir, the yeast infections haven't returned but the athlete's foot is still present.

22. What major diseases are running in your family?

Mother (autoimmune Hypothyroid)

Father (2 types of Cancer Lymphomas, Congestive Heart Failure)

23. Describe, how do you look like? Describe your overall appearance.
(For Females)

Dark (Almost Black) Hair, Hazel eyes, fair complextion, freckles, small bones, average height, narrow hips, somewhat broad shouldered, not overweight, took after the Italian side of my family (pointed nose, narrow face, dark hair)am told I am attractive.

24. If your menstrual cycles are not normal, please describe the irregularities, like pains, moods, flow type, clots etc.

Cycles flucuate between 21-28 days. Flow is ALWAYS heavy first 4 days. Several clots, blood is bright red but dark with clots. Frontal uterine pains currently but as a teen I suffered from severe cramping in back and legs.

25. What major diseases have you had in your life and when. Please write them in a chronological manner.

Ruptured Ovarian Cysts 15 years old. Solid Ovarian Mass, endometriosis and Ovarian Cysts and removal of right ovary 32 years old.

 
sun27342 on 2010-08-30

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sun27342 on 2010-08-31

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How are you feeling after the first dose of Sepia LM 1? Your comments seem more relaxed and calm.

Sep. LM1 in 4oz, should last at least 10 doses. You may need one per week or less frequently, so it should last a while.

 
Homeopathy International 1 on 2010-09-01

Dear Jewish Homoeopath,

I can't understand why do you select Sepia? Her overall symptoms indicate Lycopodium Clavatum. Would you please clear it.

Rahiq

 
Info.rahiq on 2010-09-01

Before I'm sure of Sepia, I want to find out how she is feeling on the new SEP LM1. Sepia is the remedy that she's been on for many months and has some good response with. I think that her emails are a bit more calm since she started the Sep LM1.

http://www.abchomeopathy.com/forum2.php/237476/

Sepia is a major anti-psoric and anti-figwart medicine, and her symptoms seem mostly psoric (acne) and figwarts (waking 3am, etc.).

There are many Sep. symptoms. From Kent's LMM

'The menstrual symptoms are of all sorts, no particular derangement characterizes... it has cured profuse as well as scanty flow.'
'Moody, Suspicious, Easily Offended, Arguing, Impatient.'

Lack of patience.
Constipation.
Weaping.
Constipation, moodiness, decreased sex drive / lack of libido.

Symptoms that began after and in relation to childbirth. Etc.

I welcome other thoughts about other remedies.

 
Homeopathy International 1 on 2010-09-01

Lets see. Thanks a lot ...

 
Info.rahiq on 2010-09-01

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Hello, thanks to both of you for responding. I feel a touch improved since the LM1 initial dose but nothing indicating significant improvement yet. The 200c dose definatley was much more dramatic improvement the first 3-4 days of Sepia. This dose has done a little. I am not really open to new remedies until I can 'PROVE' Sepia isn't going to work at ANY dose. In all of my research of Sepia, I feel this remedy is almost, if not, exactly my makeup. Personality, appearence, and symptoms all match Sepia and I have read many many articles on this particular remedy. I am not opposed to trying different remedies, just not until I/Dr. can rule out Sepia completely. I had such great results with Sepia, I am just wondering if there are dosage adjustments needed in recovery to cure. JH, please let me know if I can take another dose and when and if we need to adjust it again. When I wrote the initial post, I was headed to 3rd week of cycle and 'PMS', that could have been reflected in the post :)I did however go to a 28 day cycle this time around. Could it be the new dose of Sepia taken on my 25th day of last cycle? Thank you much.

 
sun27342 on 2010-09-01

Let's wait until you feel that the first use of Sep. LM1 has worn off. Then we will increase the strength a bit. Ok?

 
Homeopathy International 1 on 2010-09-01

I am still presenting symptoms as I have new cystic acne :( Please advise if I can somehow get this under control. I have a very important meeting at the end of this month and I have to present in front of a large group of people. Is there something I can take that will compliment the Sepia. My other symptoms seem to be well controlled at the moment. When I took the Sepia 200c, it completely cleared my skin for 3-4 months. I have never been that clear for an extended period of time until then. Please let me know your thoughts. Thank you SO MUCH!

 
sun27342 on 2010-09-01

There isn't anything with homeopathy that can clear up acne/psora so urgently. Homeopathy believes that most conditions are due to the suppression of psora in the first place. It also believes that most secondary symptoms will be cured completely when the psora is cured.

Let's take the Sepia LM1 again with a small adjustment. Shake/succuss the bottle 15 times, and then take 1/2 a teaspoon and put it into 4oz of pure water. Then please take 2oz of that liquid.

If this has a good effect, let's move to this once per week. Please add your response at least once per week to assess this.

 
Homeopathy International 1 on 2010-09-01

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