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CFS & Epstein BarrI have been diagnosed with CFS and Epstein Barr. I also have hypoglycemia, hyperthyroid and IBS. I am operating on only about 30 percent of my usual energy. I am extremely sensitive to heat and the weather makes it impossible for me to leave the house. I am prone to feeling very weak, dizzy and light headed. I also wake up very early - around 4am - every morning and I often can't go back to sleep. I don't gain weight even though I eat well and I eat healthy foods. I am about 15 pounds underweight. I'm also very sensitive to medications, light and sound. I have been to a homeopathic physician who has repeatedly given me pulsatilla. I have also recently tried kali phos and arsenicum album but I'm guessing here and I don't know how much to take. Any suggestions?
artlover on 2015-07-18
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nawazkhan on 2015-07-18I am 58 years old, female, divorced and weight 98 pounds. My height is 5’4”. I live in the US. Currently the climate is warm and humid.
I am experiencing symptoms of adrenal burnout, tiredness and fatigue, inability to exert much physical energy without crashing, insomnia, occasional night sweats, pain in neck and right shoulder, low blood sugar, brain fog, hormone swings, muscle weakness, inability to gain weight, irritable bowel syndrome, gas and bloating at times, dizziness and light headedness, intolerance to heat and humidity.
The fatigue, IBS and intolerance to heat and irritable plagued me most of my life but the insomnia and low blood sugar started 30 years ago with my pregnancy and the shoulder pain started 20 years ago with my divorce. About 4 years ago I started a very stressful administration position with my church. Then, the adrenal fatigue, hormone swings, and sensitivity to light and sound became much worse. I also had chest pains. Since menopause and a car accident simultaneously onset about 2 years ago everything got even worse. 6 months ago I came home from work and I practically collapsed. I quit my job. Since then my symptoms have lessened but I’ve been extremely limited.
I am not diabetic, but I am hypoglycemic and need to be sure that I eat every 3 hours. I crave salt, and I love sweet but I only use stevia for my sweet tooth since it doesn’t harm my blood sugar. I am moderately thirsty, my tongue and taste buds seem normal, and my current blood pressure is 110/70. I don’t take any meds.
A situation that had a big effect on me was my pregnancy. I started having contractions early on and had to stay in bed during the last 3 months as the contractions became worse and worse. Then my delivery was with complications. I hermorraghed and almost died. I never felt like myself after that. My divorce also had a huge effect on me as well as a car accident 2 years ago and onset of menopause.
I had asthma in the past and was taking inhalers and short term prednisone but I got sicker and sicker and a homeopathic physician put me on pulsitilla. I weaned off the meds and my asthma disappeared in time.
I have some college education. I majored in art and advertising design. I currently work for my church designing the monthly newsletter and updating the website. I only work about 7 hours per week mostly from home.
Mind-behavior I guess is best described as usually kind and patient, sweet and compassionate on the outside. Basically I’m pretty easy going. On the inside I think I am always trying to remain as peaceful as possible because conflict exhausts me. I often have a nervous laugh when there's a part of me that tries to hide what I really feel. I do like to be understanding but when I don’t feel well I occasionally get grumpy and frustrated and then I grumble and groan a little and sometimes I will snap a little. Sometimes I hold in stuff because I’m trying to “keep myself together” and then it just comes out like a burst – tears, feelings, frustration, struggling, why is life so hard???, etc etc. And then I feel guilty and I fear that I’ve hurt someone's feelings or that they’re going to abandon me and THEN what would I do so I end up apologizing and I’m loving and kind again.
How I’m different from others is that I love my alone time. I meditate a lot. I don’t need a lot of stimulation in fact I avoid it pretty much like the plague. However, I used to dance and I loved that kind of stimulation once in awhile. I’m a bit of a perfectionist so my jobs have been ones in which I don’t just do a good job, I expect myself to do a DAMN good job. I would not be comfortable with public speaking unless I did a whole lot of preparation before hand and I’m passionate about the topic I’m speaking on. I tend to hate being rushed but I find myself doing things quickly when I feel good. I’m kind of independent having been a single mother. On the other hand I suffer greatly if I lose a relationship and I tend to try to work things out until I have nothing left in me.
Urine is light yellow (I do take a high B complex multi every day), stool is brown, saliva is clear, no pus.
I do not have periods any longer.
I am not pregnant.
artlover on 2015-07-19I forgot to mention that I was recently diagnosed as having the Epstein Barr virus. I had an unidentified virus at 4 years old. It was so bad that I was in the hospital with a fever so high it was over 105 and they packed my in ice. They didn't seem to be able to do much for me so they let me go and I lived with my grandfather for a while who was a chiropractor, naprapath and aquarian age healer. He took care of me and when I was well enough, sent me home. That was a significant time in my life. Don't know if it had anything to do with Epstein Barr but the doctor who took the blood tests and found EB said I could have it most of my life and didn't know until now.
artlover on 2015-07-19This thread continues beneath the following ad."homeopathic physician who has repeatedly given me pulsatilla."
What potency? How many doses per day? How long have you been taking?
"I have also recently tried kali phos and arsenicum album"
Please mention potencies of each remedy? How were these taken? How do you prepare your dose?
What remedies have been taken for the last 5 days?
Please list all remedies at home right now?
I would like you to get hold of Nux Vomica 200C asap.
Many prayers for your healthy and happy life.
nawazkhan on 2015-07-19
Thank you for such a quick response! The homeopathic physician who repeatedly gave me pulsatilla was someone I was seeing about 20 years ago when I had asthma. It was a liquid tincture with no other instructions than “take half a dropper 2 times a day” so I unfortunately cannot tell you what the dosage was. I took it for probably a good year. About a week ago I started taking 6X pulsatilla nig pellets (4 of them an hour before bedtime) along with 6X Kali Phos (also 4 of them an hour before bedtime) and while I don’t have any clue what I’m doing, I am noticing improvement in my insomnia! I tried arsenicum album a couple of times and wasn’t sure about it. I didn’t have the symptoms described on the bottle so that probably made me question it.
At home I currently have: Pulsatilla Nig 6x, Kali phos 6x, Arsenicum Album 6x, Lycopodium clavatum 6c, coffea cruda 30c (everything is in pellet form).
I have only taken the lycopodium a couple of times and I lost the bottle but just found it today. The coffea cruda seemed to make me feel a little jumpy so I haven’t taken that lately.
Today is Sunday. There is one health food store by me that is open today. I will call them to see if they have Nux Vomica 200C. There is one other store open tomorrow. If neither has it, I will order. What should I do once I receive it? Thank you, thank you again for your help!
artlover on 2015-07-19This thread continues beneath the following ad.Hi, You are welcome.
Please take One Remedy at a time.
Over dosing and self-prescribing will create a lot of health problems. These remedies are very powerful with serious side effects.
Until, you get Nux Vomica 200C, please take Kali Phos 6X only, dissolve 4 pellets in 2 sips of mineral water, 3 times a day, for 3 days.
Also, please order Arsenicum Album 200C, Ignatia Amara 200C, Avena Sativa 1x and Rhus Tox 200C.
Many prayers for you.
nawazkhan on 2015-07-19
We have had an "internet outage" in the area and I wasn't able to get online to put in the order but everything is working now and I'm ordering the remedies today. I cannot find avena setiva in 1X dosage, however, I find it in 6,30,200C or 1 or 10M. Are any of these sufficient?
artlover on 2015-07-23How about Avena Sativa Q or 6X?
[message edited by nawazkhan on Thu, 23 Jul 2015 17:58:40 UTC]
nawazkhan on 2015-07-23I found the avena sativa 1X! All remedies have been ordered and I should receive them in 5-7 business days. Tomorrow will be the last day I take the kali phos 6X. Should I continue until the others are delivered?
artlover on 2015-07-24
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