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Morning swells/puffiness

Hi,

I am 25year old female
I have regular menstruation cycle as of now

I have had this issue for years that my face swells up or gets puffy..there is no pain

everytime i sleep, my face (cheeks) are very puffy in the morning. and it takes hours for them to get normal..sometimes they dont go back to normal size until late night

sometimes when i have a cold or i am sick, they don't go back to the normal size at all

I get sick very fast even if i sleep in air conditioning, i start feeling sick..bodyache, throat hurts, headache..but i never really get a fever or a runny nose though

im not sure if the face issue is water retention or what...

can someone please help me out
my doctor has tested for my adrenal gland, kidneys, PCOS, cushing syndrome, and other stuff and they cant find any specific medical reason for this. every test result has been normal

the doctor says it is not hormonal either since i experience this situation everyday and not just around the time of my monthly cycle.
 
  mallick on 2013-10-09
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To select a homeopathic remedy for any health problem, the patient has to be like an open book. As if talking to oneself and alone. Explain with detail what your problems are. Example answers are given in front of the questions. Please take guidance from these examples and reply in detail accordingly.

Remember, we don’t know and will never know your identity so be fully truthful when answering these question so that we can help you towards regaining full health.

1. Describe your appearance & age (example answer: I am a 30 yr old male, stick thin or I am big for my size and overweight I have not always been like this I grew fat after……)

2. What are the symptoms of your health problem (Constipation, Swollen & painful joints of elbow, knees and wrists…)

3. How & when did this problem begin (it began 3 years back when I was very tense due to a divorce….)

4. What makes the problem better or worse (Constipation gets worse when I eat rice, it gets better when I sleep a lot……. the swelling gets less when I sleep or eat meat, it gets more when I walk.)

5. How do you feel emotionally (I feel sad & depressed, thinking about suicide. Think about all bad things happened in the past. I like to be alone all the time. I hate being with people…..)

6. Describe your personality (I am a headstrong person, very suspicious of others, very strict about discipline…. OR I am a messy person, not interested in cleaning. Don’t bathe for many days…..)

7. What occupies your mind mostly (I do a lot of daydreaming, I think about romantic getaways all the time, I keep making plans for things and never do them ….)

8. How do you respond to consolation (I hate consolation…)

9. Do you want to stay alone or in company (I love company of people and never want to be alone….)

10. How is your sleep (I have great sleep, always wake up fresh…..)

11. Do you have any recurring dreams (I always dreams of big black snakes very regularly….)

12. What type of weather do you like and how it affects your complaints (I like dry & warm weather and hate winter. My complaints are better in damp weather…..)

13. Do you fight or flight (I never pick any fights, rather I stay silent and then think over it and get angry…..)

14. What are your fears (I am terrified of spiders, dogs, cats, closed spaces, heights……)

15. Do you normally feel hot or cold (I am usually hot and like winter more. I keep wearing light clothes in winter even……..)

16. What foods you love & hate (I like fried foods and hate slimy foods. I like sweets more than anything else. I hate meat, love chicken. I like to eat chalk….)

17. How is your thirst (I am thirsty all the time and even after drinking ice cold water remain thirsty…)

18. Any coating on tongue (some white coating on edges only…)

19. Any skin problems (not now but all my life I had eczema on my arms for which I used allopathic creams….)

20. Any problems with respiration (nose, chest, throat) ( I snore a lot when sleeping and sleep with open mouth….)

21. Any problems with stool/urine (I have severe constipation and the stool is always like balls…)

22. Any sexual problems (I have no interest in it. I have pain in testicles. I have late periods always and are painful, a lot of clotting, with a lot of backache….)
 
fitness 6 years ago
1. Describe your appearance & age

Answer: I am 25 year old female, I am thin and 5'4'

I have never been overweight.
The maximum i have ever been is 54.4kg

My menstrual cycle started when i was around 15

When the menstrual cycle started, i used to get them sometimes twice a month due to low iron level.
Then a few years later, my menstrual cycle went back to normal on its own and the iron level went back to normal. I did not do anything to fix it.

My weight also dropped, i became very thin.
overall i have never been fat even when the cycle was not normal

last year, my cycle went abnormal again..i gained a little bit of weight (still thin)..so i consulted a homeopath, now i am taking iron supplements and my cycles are normal.


I did get acne (cystical), but once my cycle went back to normal, my acne completely cleared up..recently, when my cycles went abnormal i got a few acne..

2. What are the symptoms of your health problem (Constipation, Swollen & painful joints of elbow, knees and wrists…)

Answer: normal bowel movement,
hands and feet used to swell, after some homeopathic treatment, they no longer swell, they only swell when i am in extremely warm weather. Now they are fine, even if they swell in the morning, they go back to normal in 5-10minutes
No other pain

3. How & when did this problem begin (it began 3 years back when I was very tense due to a divorce….)
Answer: I believe that this problem has been around for 5years or more.
It is possible that it started around the time i got my periods but i am not sure.
i always thought that my face is fat and i have a thin body.
but from past year, i realised that this is not face fat (chubby cheeks) because the size changes in hours and day to day
we obviously can not gain or lose weight in hours.

4. What makes the problem better or worse (Constipation gets worse when I eat rice, it gets better when I sleep a lot……. the swelling gets less when I sleep or eat meat, it gets more when I walk.)

Answer: I have tested avoiding rice/bread, it makes no difference

When i am sick, bodyache, headache, throat hurts..like when i get a cold, this condition gets worse.

otherwise it gets worse when i sleep.everyday i wakeup with a puffy big face. and i am never sure whether it will go back to its normal size or not.
on good days, the puffiness goes down within 5-6hours. But when i am sick, it goes down by night or does not go down at all.

I have noticed that when i get my periods, or when I have cried alot, if i am really stressed and cried and not eating well, then this puffiness is not there at all. Which is quiet strange to me

5. How do you feel emotionally (I feel sad & depressed, thinking about suicide. Think about all bad things happened in the past. I like to be alone all the time. I hate being with people…..)
Answer: I think emotionally i am very stable and happy. This issue really brings me down because it effects my face directly. The days when i don't experience this issue, I am very happy and i feel good.
I have been with this issue for years
I like being around people but not when my puffiness is alot


6. Describe your personality (I am a headstrong person, very suspicious of others, very strict about discipline…. OR I am a messy person, not interested in cleaning. Don’t bathe for many days…..)
Answer: I push myself to do things even when i am physically not prepared for it. I believe in 'will-power, mental strength'..I search for solutions for myself and I hate asking for help.
I dont trust people easily.
I am very caring of those around me.

7. What occupies your mind mostly (I do a lot of daydreaming, I think about romantic getaways all the time, I keep making plans for things and never do them ….)

Answer: it depends on what going on in my life that will occupy my mind.
Sometimes its work related, or related to my personal life, or family life. But this issue is also on my mind, it's hard to avoid it because i can feel the puffiness right on my face. it hides my bone structure

8. How do you respond to consolation (I hate consolation…)
Answer:I hate it!..i like solutions, i dont like false hopes, fake advice

9. Do you want to stay alone or in company (I love company of people and never want to be alone….)
Answer: i love being around people, im outgoing, but this issue takes a toll on me

10. How is your sleep (I have great sleep, always wake up fresh…..)
Answer: sleep is good. I dont like sleeping alot but my sleep is normal
I dont usualy wakeup feeling too fresh because of this issue
hands and feet swelling/tightness goes down within minutes but face doesnt.

11. Do you have any recurring dreams (I always dreams of big black snakes very regularly….)
Answer: just random, unsual dreams. No recurring dreams


12. What type of weather do you like and how it affects your complaints (I like dry & warm weather and hate winter. My complaints are better in damp weather…..)
Answer: i like rainy weather, when its not too hot or too cold
Too hold makes my hands n feet swell. Too cold makes me sick too fast
But my complaints are better in damp weather because its not too cold or hot

13. Do you fight or flight (I never pick any fights, rather I stay silent and then think over it and get angry…..)
Answer: I deal with things right away.
no flight..but not fight either..i like to deal with things directly and soon

14. What are your fears (I am terrified of spiders, dogs, cats, closed spaces, heights……)
Answer:
i dont like animals, scared of dogs cats..but not my fear..
i dont like height..
i fearful of water

15. Do you normally feel hot or cold (I am usually hot and like winter more. I keep wearing light clothes in winter even……..)
Answer: I am usualy cold
I wear alot of warm clothes because i get cold, especially my arms

16. What foods you love & hate (I like fried foods and hate slimy foods. I like sweets more than anything else. I hate meat, love chicken. I like to eat chalk….)

I like sweets, chips..not so much into fried food, love vegetables and chicken..not really a fan of meat

17. How is your thirst (I am thirsty all the time and even after drinking ice cold water remain thirsty…)
Answer: not too thirsty always, just like normal..as everyone else around the house..and i drink about 5-6glasses water everyday

18. Any coating on tongue (some white coating on edges only…)
no coating

19. Any skin problems (not now but all my life I had eczema on my arms for which I used allopathic creams….)
Answer: acne

20. Any problems with respiration (nose, chest, throat) ( I snore a lot when sleeping and sleep with open mouth….)
Answer: none of the two you listed above.
None that i know of

21. Any problems with stool/urine (I have severe constipation and the stool is always like balls…)
None

22. Any sexual problems (I have no interest in it. I have pain in testicles. I have late periods always and are painful, a lot of clotting, with a lot of backache….)
Answer: during periods, i get cramps..when my periods were not normal, i never got crampls..but now i get cramps..but i guess that is normal, i know alot of girls that get it
 
mallick 6 years ago
Do you like indoors or outdoors more

How do you relax, favorite pastime

Does anyone else in your house have this problem be it to a lesser extent

Do you mostly eat homemade food or outside

Have you tried cutting back on salt
 
fitness 6 years ago
what type of clothes you like to wear, loose or tight. Especially around neck.
 
fitness 6 years ago
I like both indooor and outdoors..
i can enjoy indoors with my family friends adn outdoors too
sometimes its more fun watching a movie at home and sometimes its fun going out and shopping


relaxing for me is spending time with my friends or my sister
watching movie, going shopping, just talking, eating together etc

no one has this face issue

i mostly eat homemade food, but i also eat outside.

i have tried cutting out salt to the complete minimum and my doctor was aware of it..but it didnt change the situation with my face

i like to wear normal fitted clothes..not tooo tight, but not too lose either..
around the neck, i dont like sweaters that have clothing around the nect...i like open necks
 
mallick 6 years ago
Please take one dose of Lachesis 200c. Just once, not daily.

One dose is one pill.

Report back with any changes observed.
 
fitness 6 years ago
if you dont mind, may i please ask the details on which you prescribed me this medicine?

I just like to know for my information.

thanks
 
mallick 6 years ago
Not at all.

In homeopathy, we prescribe a remedy by looking at all the symptoms, related & unrelated.

To reach at the right remedy I asked a lot of questions to get to the 'totality of symptoms' and keeping in view your constitution I reached at Lach 200c.
 
fitness 6 years ago
Its an open forum, if you like, for this same problem you can ask others for assistance too.
 
fitness 6 years ago
I trust your judgement
Its just that i have tried soo many remedies from the homeopath i was seeing, i haven't seen any solution for my face issue..i was just a little curious and nervous

And sometimes typing/writing my symptoms instead of explaining them verbally can be different..so i was just curious..

I will order a bottle and take ONE pill,
Hope there are no side-effects?

The pill will come in a week once i order but i will continue giving you updates
Thank you! Truly appreciate your help
 
mallick 6 years ago
Hi,

I just wanted to confirm that you mean Lachesis 200ch ?

i called the store, they can order 200ch, they don't about 200c.

Please let me know. thanks
 
mallick 6 years ago
Yes its the same.
 
fitness 6 years ago
Thank you

Once i have the remedy, i will take one dose (one tiny round pill) and i will let you know symptoms/observation
 
mallick 6 years ago
If you are ordering online you can try different places e.g. this forum's site, helios.co.uk, or affordablehomeopathy.com.

Whichever gives you best deal.
 
fitness 6 years ago
I was calling stores nearby to see if they can order for me.

But online is also a good suggestion, I just did not know any trusted websites...
thank you for all the help
 
mallick 6 years ago
I found the remedy on this forum's site

i will order from here..do you know how long they take to ship ?

Also, im ordering a pellet, not liquid, since you said one pill

thanks
 
mallick 6 years ago
question: for size it give me two option Unit dose and 80 pellets..

i am not sure what they mean exactly..can you tell me which one do i order?

thanks
 
mallick 6 years ago
80 pellets
 
fitness 6 years ago
Hi,
I tried the remedy...there have been no changes..everything is the same as it was before taking the pill

Let me know
Thanks
 
mallick 6 years ago
After taking the dose have you observed any change in your mental & emotional symptoms.
 
fitness 6 years ago
Hi,
I observed for a few more days..haven't noticed any changes..

Also, no emotional or mental changes either

Looking forward to hearing from you
 
mallick 6 years ago
Regarding your main complaint, has anyone other than you (other house members) also confirmed what you feel regarding this problem.
 
fitness 6 years ago
Hi,

Yes everyone notices it at home..and friends too

Its very obvious in my pictures..in some pics, my face looks very small..big puffy in other pics

My family members also want this problem sorted out, i was suggested by them to consult homeopathy

They haven't noticed any changes in my condition..haven't noticed any mental or emotional changes
 
mallick 6 years ago
We might have missed some crucial piece of information while taking your case history.

Can you please answer the questions in the below questionnaire. No need to repeat the answers which have already been answered above.

Take your time to think and then reply, don't hurry the reply.

1. Your age & sex

2. Describe your appearance i.e. weight, height, body type

3. What are the symptoms of your main health problem

4. How & when did this main problem begin

5. What makes the main problem better

6. What makes it worse

7. What other health problems do you have

8. How do you feel mentally & emotionally (weepy, irritable, restless etc.)

9. Describe your personality (stubborn, easy going, always in a hurry etc.)

10. How do you relax

11. Do you normally fight or flight

12. What animals are you afraid of

13. What situations are you afraid of (heights, closed spaces, ocean etc)

14. What occupies your mind mostly

15. How do you respond to consolation & sympathy

16. Do you want to stay alone or with people

17. How is your sleep

18. Do you have any recurring dreams

19. What type of weather do you like and how it affects your complaints

20. Do you normally feel hot or cold

21. What type of clothes you wear

22. What foods you love

23. What foods you hate

24. What taste you love (sweet, salty, sour, bitter)

25. What taste you hate

26. Do you want to eat indigestible foods (chalk, mud….)

27. How is your thirst

28. Do you have dry lips & mouth

29. Any coating on tongue first thing in the morning

30. How is your skin

31. Details about your sweat (perspiration)

32. Any problems with ears, nose, chest, throat

33. How is your stool & urine

34. How is your sexual life & desire

35. Males genitals (erection, pain etc.)

36. Females menses details for regularity, flow, clots, discharge other than menses

37. What illnesses are running in your family, mother’s side & father’s side & brothers/sisters
 
fitness 6 years ago
1. Your age & sex
age 25/female

2. Describe your appearance i.e. weight, height, body type

about 5'4'..body type =thin
weight around 110lbs

3. What are the symptoms of your main health problem
facial puffiness/swelling but no pain

4. How & when did this main problem begin
I believe it began about 10years ago..i used to think its face fat, that i have chubby cheeks..when i got older, i realised its just puffiness

5. What makes the main problem better
I have not noticed anything specific that makes it better...not sleeping helps, but ofcourse i have to sleep, its a life requirement

6. What makes it worse
sleeping makes it worse

7. What other health problems do you have
no other major health problem..i 'used' to have low iron level, because of that my periods were coming too often..now my iron level is normal so normal periods

8. How do you feel mentally & emotionally (weepy, irritable, restless etc.)
I feel very happy emoitionally when my face is at its normal size..i feel like i want to go out, have fun etc..
when my face puffs up, i dont feel like meeting anyone..i feel down, sad..and sometimes i get this complain that why do i have this unusual problem and i get frustrated because my family doctor said they cant find any medical reason for this..so to them its a mystery...i really want some solution to this

9. Describe your personality (stubborn, easy going, always in a hurry etc.)
i like getting things done on time, I like being in control of my life decision and taking suggestion from my loved ones..im not stubborn, i do have this habit that i cant sit in one place for too long..i really LOVE walking around..sometimes i just walk around the house..it helps me relax..

10. How do you relax
walking around helps me relax..sometimes watching tv with family or friend helps..meeting my friend for coffee helps me relax
prayers help too

11. Do you normally fight or flight
I wont call it 'fight'..but i like dealing with the situation or problem..flight is not my way to handle things in life..
but when i deal with things, i like to be straight up, honest but respectful at the sametime..

12. What animals are you afraid of
dog, cat..any insects..i have not been around big animals such as horse or elephant so i dont know..but im not an animal lover..most scare me
I do like birds, but i think i am a bit scared of holding them..
im not an animal lover..but i dont hate them either..what i mean is im not one of those people who love to have pets and im not one of those people who would treat an animal badly

13. What situations are you afraid of (heights, closed spaces, ocean etc)
im hydrophobic, im scared of losing people i love..
i hate tight spaces, claustrophobic..
height scares me too

but when i say 'scared' i dont mean it to the extreme..i am scared at a normal level..
as in, if i was asked to go to a waterpark and go in a pool, i would..
i would try skydiving..ofcourse i will be scared..but i would try it with a trainer..
so my 'fear' is not too deadly


14. What occupies your mind mostly
this problem occupies my mind alot
and rest depends on whats going on in my life..if there is a problem, that will occupy my mind..
if there is some happiness (family wedding) that will occupy my mid

15. How do you respond to consolation & sympathy
i dont like being console or if someone shows sympathy..
when i think of consolation, i feel the person is not really understanding you, they are just saying 'yea dont worry, everything will be alright'..

i like facts..if i share a problem with someone, i want their real honest opinion on it..even if they think that their opinion is bad and may hurt me, i still want an honest suggestion not consolation..

and i dont like sympathy..i like people who can provide strong suggestions, supportive ideas, suggest options to deal with the problem..

16. Do you want to stay alone or with people
depends..when im happy, my face is fine..i like people around me
...sometimes when im tired or feeling down, i like to be with my family or friends..no one else

but if my face isnt fine, i dont like anyone around me..i dont mind family members around me cuz they know about this, they see me everyday..but i dont like anyone else around


17. How is your sleep
my sleep is normal..i have bad sleeping habits, sometimes i sleep late, sometimes i sleep ontime depending on my schedule..but i think i get good amount of sleep

18. Do you have any recurring dreams
no recurring dreams

19. What type of weather do you like and how it affects your complaints
i used to have swelling in hands/feet..but cold weather/rainy weather/or room temperature is best for my hands and feet..i get no swelling at all..and now that my iron level is normal, i barely get any swelling

face is not effected by temperature or weather

but when its winter, and if i catch a cold/flu, my face puffs up more than normal days..it puffs up ALOT more

20. Do you normally feel hot or cold
im normally cold..

21. What type of clothes you wear
i like keeping myself updated..
not too tight, not too loose..
i wear skinny jeans, shirts, long dresses etc

22. What foods you love
i love desserts, i love chips..
i love junk food..
but i dont like fast food that much (as in burgers, fries etc)
i love my homefood too


23. What foods you hate
i dont like trying food from other cultures
i dont eat goat meat
i dont hate any food though

24. What taste you love (sweet, salty, sour, bitter)
i love all of them..depends on what i feel like eating..

sometimes sweet, sometimes i want salty etc
25. What taste you hate
i dont hate it but bitter may not be something too pleasing

26. Do you want to eat indigestible foods (chalk, mud….)
no

27. How is your thirst
normal..i try to drink water to keep myslf hydrated..

28. Do you have dry lips & mouth
no


29. Any coating on tongue first thing in the morning
no
30. How is your skin
some acne, scars..dry skin

31. Details about your sweat (perspiration)
when im nervous, i sweat..otherwise i dont sweat alot or anything

32. Any problems with ears, nose, chest, throat
no real problem..

33. How is your stool & urine
normal

34. How is your sexual life & desire
i am single..no sexual activity ..
desire i think would be at the normal level

35. Males genitals (erection, pain etc.)

36. Females menses details for regularity, flow, clots, discharge other than menses
when they started, they came too often..twice a month due to my low iron level..
suddenly in 2010, the iron level went back to normal on its own and menses became normal, once a month, regular cycle..
back in 2012 march iron went down on its own, menses came twice again..now i have realised its all related to iron level, so i keep my iron level as normal and so menses are regular

37. What illnesses are running in your family, mother’s side & father’s side & brothers/sisters

nothing specific other than
hypothyroid
 
mallick 6 years ago

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