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Where to begin?! Looking for my cobsititional remedy...Hello!
I came accross homeopathy a few weeks ago while looking for a natural way to stop smoking, and have not been able to stop reading and researching about it since! I have ordered a few remedies, some to help best my tobacco addiction, but to start with I've been taking Nat Mur 6x three times a day for 3 days - I've definitely felt things changing, but not entirely sure if I'm feeling overall better or worse yet.
I'm trying to figure out the best remedy to take to match my constitution, I figure if I'm feeling better in other ways it will be easier to stop smoking anyway.
My history and symptoms:
Swelling and discoloration in hands and fingers (from around knuckles to tips of fingers), puffy and red in warm weather, upon exertion, or when hurried/stressed. Purplish blue and white fingertips when cold/relaxed, very occasionally they look almost normal when I'm feeling relaxed, safe, and at an even temperature. Tired and lethargic most of the time, occasionally get burst of energy and inspiration to do things - feel very hopeful about future possibilities and acheivements - but most of the time I feel like I'm running on about 15% energy levels and so feel very uninspired about the future - just trying to get through the basics of life right now. I have a history of childhood sexual abuse, my parents split up when I was very young, and I was put into foster care with my brother for a while when my mother was first diagnosed and committed for paranoid scizophrenia. My brother and I were very close until our late teens...he developed schizophrenia in his early twenties and took his own life 10 years ago. It has taken me a long time to adjust to being without him / to become my own person. My father had bipolar and was the one who sexually abused me as a child - aside from the abuse he wasn't a very good parent, he was cold and un-nurturing, made me feel stupid for making a mistake or not doing things to his standards. I've always felt responsible for the rest of my family, like it was my purpose just to bare their pain for them - I was always the 'sane' one, who always had to keep it together, be responsible, be the rock. I began using heroine and party drugs in my early twenties, although managed to pull myself out of that by my late twenties - I do still feel I'm struggling with addiction, although now it's only to cigarettes, and food especially sweet things - chocolate and chocolate ice cream are my Achilles heel! It's taken me a long time to feel like I'm actually here in my body, and that's something I'm still working on...I feel stiff, tight in the hamstrings and back, and generally achy in my joints a lot of the time - I know I should do more excercise as this would help, but just can't seem to break through my lethargy and apathy to change. I'm a bit of a hermit at the moment, although I do always feel better after a catchup with close friends (not big groups), it's hard to get motivated to connect...mostly I feel very self conscious about my physical appearance, especially my red puffy hands. I get very hot and perspire very easily, especially when my social anxiety kicks in, I don't like public places or parties much for this reason - the perspiration seems to happen on my nose and face first, then back and torso. That said, I do get very cold at times too, especially cold feet. I can't stand humid weather. I'm very much an introvert, deeply internal, and my emotional journey throughout a single day can be vast and sometimes overwhelming - when I have energy I love to paint, draw, write poetry, or just write in general...I feel as though there is an artist of some description trying to get out but my fear of not being good enough keeps it locked inside. I would consider myself a very spiritual person... I contracted malaria six years ago, and am currently struggling with a nasty candida infection, a big toenail that's infected with fungus, and have recently been diagnosed with coeliacs disease - my digestion is the bane of my existence right now...I seem to react to most things I eat, and feel week and undernourished but also not that interested in food because digestion feels like hard work right now...I'm about ten kilos heavier than I feel I should be, and when I look at my body in the mirror it appears too masculine and muscly/chunky to be a match for what I feel is my very feminine nature. I am almost six foot tall, honey blonde hair that is steadily thinning out, pale english skin/complexion, i have a slender/oval face with a slender but sort of pointy nose, and dark blue eyes, thin lips. I am 36, have not yet had children, have poly cystic ovarian syndrome with about 25 cysts on each ovary - my periods are regular but short (2-3 days) and very scanty, and very painful! They have always been this way... I currently live with and care for my mother who is slowly but surely showing signs of recovering from 30 years of paranoid schizophrenia, and I'm also studying to be a flower essence practitioner... I hope I've included everything I'm meant to here - sorry if I put too much info! From the little reading I've done I'm wondering if my cobsititional remedy might be Sepia or Pulsatilla? But there are so many remedies I don't know if there would be a better one to take?? If there's anyone out here who might have any suggestions I would be sooo grateful!! Thank you!!
kiki2 on 2017-11-02
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Interesting ... to start your case your first remedy is Nat.sulph 200c (liquid form) or if you find in other form like pellet etc .. the power should be equal to 200c .. which a pharmacist can tell you ..
Take remedy and update feelings after 2 days ..
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healer21 on 2017-11-02Thank you so much! I'll check back in after 2 days of nat sulph...
kiki2 on 2017-11-03Hello healer21,
I've taken nat sulph 200c for two days now (today is the third day and I have not taken it today).... I'm not sure if I've had any aggravations, although I've definitely felt things shifting in my mood - I've had some profound moments of feeling very hopeful and optimistic about the future. One thing I have noticed is extreme thirst and dryness in my throat, and a realisation that I've probably been very dehydrated for a long time, struggling to drink 1 Litre a day.
Now I see it's like the dehydration has always been there but I just couldn't 'hear' my body...now I am very thirsty and drinking 2-3Litres of water.. it has also gotten suddenly quite warm here (dry heat, not humid, thank goodness), which is probably adding to my thirst. My hands are looking quite red and swolen, but I'm not sure if it's the heat (which is a normal response in the heat), or the Nat Sulph.
I also had a red/swollen gum after taking it the first day, with a pain deep in one of my teeth, I've been using clove oil twice a day and the redness and agravation seems to be easing up some.
Anyway, I've ceased the remedy for now until I hear from you.
Many, many thanks!
kiki2 on 2017-11-12This thread continues beneath the following ad.Here is a photo of my hands if that helps...and just to clarify, the redness and swelling in my hands and the excessive perspiration / overheating and sensetivity to heat began when I was about 15-16 years old, it was not caused by the malaria, which was about 6 years ago, which then caused the autoimmune issues over time, chronic fatigue and coeliacs etc...
Thank you healer21!
kiki2 on 2017-11-12
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