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Question for ZADY about Arsenicum

Hello Dr. Zady,

In one of my previous posts, you mentioned that Arsenicum Album was not the right remedy for my Anxiety and Depression. I've been taking it once a week for a month and every time I take it, my anxiety and depression get worse. My homeopathy doctor is convinced that this is the right medication for me and doesn't want to change it. I feel otherwise. I did take Phosphorus 30C, 3 pellets a day for a week, prior to the doctor switching me to Arsenicum. My results was neutral, I didn't see an improvement nor did my condition get worse. I still have a full bottle of Phosphorus 30C at home. Will this be the right medication for me? Please advise. I am 40 years old and female. My anxiety is worse at night, I frequently wake up in the middle of the night and can't get back to bed because of anxiety. I tend to worry about everything, including fear of illness and fear of death. Any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated.Thank you.
 
  thanksall on 2013-07-18
This is an internet forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
If your doctor is not listening to you, change him. If you want treatment from me, you are most welcome. Just fill out this questionnaire in detail:

Homeopathy Questionnaire
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Patients can use this questionnaire for submitting their cases. The effectiveness of remedy selection is directly proportional to the details provided by the patient while replying these questions.

Patient Name/Alias
Sex:
Age:
Location:

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

1. What are your main complaints ?
Complaint 1: Head Injury (Example)
How it happened: Accident
When it happened: May 2005

Complaint 2:__________
How it happened: _________
When it happened:

Complaint 3:__________
How it happened: _________
When it happened:

Complaint 4:__________
How it happened: _________
When it happened:

Complaint 5:__________
How it happened: _________
When it happened:
etc etc

2. What 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?


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?



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 if 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. How do you think you are different from others, if at all?


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

24. (ONLY FOR FEMALES)

Please answer the following questions:
(Please give details of your past menstruation if you have attained menopause.)
- Are the periods early, regular or late in general? How long do they last?
- Do you suffer from any kind of physical or mental discomfort before, during or after the periods?
- Is the flow scanty, normal or excessive?
- Is the blood thick bright red or pale watery?
- Any kind of vaginal itching or discharge
- Vaginal Dryness
- Do you notice any clots in the flow?
- Any cysts? If yes then give location(s) and details
 
Zady101 5 years ago

Thank you for agreeing to treat me. Here is the completed questionnaire.

Homeopathy Questionnaire
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Patient Name/Alias: Donna
Sex: F
Age: 40
Location: California

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

1. What are your main complaints ? Depression and anxiety for the past one year, also itchy scalp and allergies, constant nasal congestion. Not sure what caused it, could be prolonged loneliness and isolation from family and support group


2. What physical sufferings do you have in your body? Heart beating fast, muscle cramping in the legs and feet

3. What mental sufferings / feelings do you have associated with your physical suffering? I feel I'm never going to get better, that I'm going to be depressed and anxious for the rest of my life, I fear illnesses, even an upset tummy can cause anxiety because I think it could be something a lot worse than just a tummy ache.


4. What exactly do you feel when you are at your worst? Sad, lonely, isolated, feel like talking to someone because talking makes me feel better.


5. When did it all start? Can you connect it to any past event or disease? It started in August 2012. I've always had separation anxiety and feelings of abandonment from my childhood.


6. Which time of the day you are worst? I am worst at night.

7. What are the things which aggravate your suffering and which are those which ameliorate the same? Being in a warm room makes me very uncomfortable, and physical symptoms like upset stomach or diarrhea make me anxious. Talking to people makes me feel better. Drinking cold water with ice makes me feel better.

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)? No, I don't think it does.



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


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

- How do you feel before or during a thunderstorm? They scare me

- Do you like being consoled during your tough times? I love being consoled, all the time.

- Are you sensitive to external stimuli like smell, noise, light etc? I don't like the smell of cigarette smoke, it makes me sick to my stomach, I also don't like the smell or taste of bananas

- Do you have any typical habit or gesture like nail biting, causeless
weeping, talking to one self etc? I scratch my scalp a lot

- How do you feel about your friends, family, your children and especially your husband / wife? I have a supportive family but I don't think they understand mental illness. My husband does the best he can to support me.

11. What are your fears and do you dream of any situation repeatedly? Fear of chronic illness, fear of losing my husband to an illness. Nothing specific that I dream about often.


12. What do you crave for in food items and what are your aversions? I like sweets and spicy food, I don't care for bitter things like beer.


13. How is your thirst: Less, Normal or Excessive? My thirst is excessive at night. I wake up with my throat so dry, I feel like I'm doing to choke.

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

15. Is there any kind of food which your body canít stand? I'm lactose intolerant.

16. Is your sweat normal or less or more? Where does it sweat more: Head, Trunk or Limbs? I don't sweat too much.

17. How is your bowel movement and stool type? Bowel movements are almost daily, occasional diarrhea.

18. How well do you sleep? Do you have a particular posture of sleeping? I don't sleep well and tend to wake up around 2 am and have difficulty falling asleep. I sleep on either the right or left side.


19. Do you think you are able to satisfy your sexual desires in general? No

20. How do you think you are different from others, if at all? I'm very sensitive to the suffering in other human beings. I worry about illnesses that happen to my family. I'm very generous with my time and money and do a lot of volunteer work. Helping others makes me happy.


21. What medications have been taken earlier by you to treat the diseases and do you have any particular symptom surfacing after the medication? My psychiatrist has me on Zoloft, 50 mg and Klonopin, 0.5 mg/3 times a day. Over the past one year I've developed a tolerance to Klonopin and it now it's not so effective.


22. What major diseases are running in your family? None that I know of, my grandpa died from prostate c*ancer, everyone else seems to be doing fine.


23. Describe, how do you look like? Describe your overall appearance. Attractive, slim, shoulder length dark hair.

24. (ONLY FOR FEMALES)

Please answer the following questions:
(Please give details of your past menstruation if you have attained menopause.)
- Are the periods early, regular or late in general? How long do they last? Periods are regular and last 5 days

- Do you suffer from any kind of physical or mental discomfort before, during or after the periods? I get diarrhea during my periods.

- Is the flow scanty, normal or excessive? Normal

- Is the blood thick bright red or pale watery? Thick bright red

- Any kind of vaginal itching or discharge No

- Vaginal Dryness No
- Do you notice any clots in the flow? No

- Any cysts? If yes then give location(s) and details. None
 
thanksall 5 years ago

1) Please elaborate on the following?

'prolonged loneliness and isolation from family and support group'

2) Still not clear what triggered the depression? Please explain.

3) Not able to satisfy desires in general? What does that mean?

4) You mention abandonment? Please explain in detail

5) What kind of nasal congestion do you have? Any breathing issues

6) At what times do you feel worse?

7) Do you take deep breaths?

8) Do you feel restless at night? what kind of restlessness?

9) a. How long you have had excessive thirst problem, and a dry throat? Since when

b. Do you drink water in sips?


10) Your most pressing problem? Mention only one.
[message edited by Zady101 on Fri, 19 Jul 2013 05:35:15 BST]
 
Zady101 5 years ago

1) Please elaborate on the following?

'prolonged loneliness and isolation from family and support group' I moved here from another country and have been able to make meaningful relationships with people. I miss my friends and family from back home.

2) Still not clear what triggered the depression? Please explain. My boss of 11 years lost his job and left abruptly, he was like a father to me. I felt abandoned and a sense of loss.

3) Not able to satisfy desires in general? What does that mean? Unsatisfactory sex life.

4) You mention abandonment? Please explain in detail. I afraid to get close to anyone because I think they'll go away from my life and I'll be all alone again.

5) What kind of nasal congestion do you have? Any breathing issues. Stuff nose and difficulty breathing.

6) At what times do you feel worse? Feel worse during the evening and night.

7) Do you take deep breaths? Yes, when my nose is congested.

8) Do you feel restless at night? what kind of restlessness? I keep tossing and turning but can't fall asleep.

9) a. How long you have had excessive thirst problem, and a dry throat? Since when. Since at least 5 years.

b. Do you drink water in sips? Yes, I do.
 
thanksall 5 years ago

Sorry, I forgot to answer the last question. My most pressing problem right now is depression.
 
thanksall 5 years ago

Please take a single dose of Pulsatilla 30.

Please dissolve 2 drops (or 5 pellets or 1 tablet) of the remedy in 3 tablespoons water (or 6 teaspoons).

Take 1st tablespoon,
Wait 15 minutes
Take 2nd tablespoon,
Wait 15 minutes
Take 3rd and last tablespoon.

Please update me after 1 week. week.
 
Zady101 5 years ago

I will do that. Will this help with anxiety and depression?
 
thanksall 5 years ago

One more question doctor, did you mean Pulsatilla Nigricans?
 
thanksall 5 years ago


[message deleted by Zady101 on Fri, 19 Jul 2013 15:26:22 BST]
 
Zady101 5 years ago

Hi,

Buy any Pulsatilla except Pulsatilla Nut.

You may buy it from Whole Foods if you are in US.

It has been prescribed for your problem.
 
Zady101 5 years ago

Dr. Zady, I purchased the Pulsatilla today and took it the way you instructed.

I was wondering why you suggested dissolving it in water instead of putting the pellets directly under the tongue. Could you explain?
 
thanksall 5 years ago

 
simone717 5 years ago

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