Anxiety, Depression, Excessive Perspiration and Sleep Troubles, Cysts & Diverticulitis treated with Homeopathy
Case Study 3
Even so, after a lifetime of trying western medications and treatment methods the level of anxiety and depression she experienced was still rather intense. Lisa rated her Anxiety levels typically at a 6/10 every day, and depression also at a 6//10 daily that was at it’s worst in the mornings. Lisa mentioned that as she had grown older she had learned not to fight against her feelings of depression and anxiety so much and that had made things a little easier. Lisa felt that her mental health problems were caused by an unhappy family life with physical and emotional abuse when she was a child and also being in an abusive relationship as an adult.
As is common with mental health disorders, Lisa’s sleep quality was very poor, it took her 3 hours to get to sleep on average, and then she would always have a very light sleep with frequent waking because of needing to keep going to the toilet all through the night. The doctors had put this down to a prolapsed uterus.
Some of the other complains Lisa presented with were hard fibrous lumps or cysts growing on her back all the time (non-cancerous) and quiet severe perspiration where her clothes would become very wet, especially under her armpits. Lisa had been getting botox injections which had helped reduce her level of sweating, but it was still a problem. Lisa had diverticulitis which she controlled through diet, however she would still get a flare-up on average 1x every 2 months.
Lisa also had arthritis in her foot which was caused during her younger years when she did a lot of running and marathon competition. Bowen helped but as is very common with osteoarthritis, the pain always returned again at some stage.
After assessing Lisa’s face, coupled with taking all her symptoms into account, I selected Sulph 30 as the homeopathic remedy to be taken once a day and to follow up with me in a month’s time.
Results at 1 month follow-up
At the one month followup Lisa had some decent progress. I have listed the progress of the various ailments at the one month mark.
Anxiety had improved 25%
Depression had improved 50%
Delayed sleep - 80% improvement
Frequently waking to go to the toilet – 80% improvement
Cysts on her back – no new cysts
Severe perspiration – 50% improvement
Diverticulitis – Haven’t noticed it
Overall this was very promising so I told Lisa to continue with the same remedy however to increase the dosage to 2x per day and to follow up with me in a month’s time.
Results at 2 month follow-up
At the next follow-up appointment the progress we had made after the first month held steady, but Lisa’s anxiety had improved another 25% as well as small improvements with her perspiration and arthritis, however her sleep had slipped backwards. Below you can see how Lisa rated these problems.
Anxiety had improved 50% (extra 25%)
Depression had improved 50% (same as last month)
Delayed sleep - 70% improvement (10% worse than last month)
Frequently waking to go to the toilet – back to waking 4-5x per night, however was falling asleep again quiet quickly
Cysts on her back – no new cysts
Severe perspiration – 60% improvement (extra 10% improved)
Arthritis – 20% improvement (same as last month but had been able to walk further)
Diverticulitis – Haven’t noticed it
For the next month I decided to increase the strength of the medicine, and gave Lisa Sulphur again but at 200c strength to be taken 1x per day to see if we could get a bit more improvement.
Results at 3 month follow-up
Next month Lisa said that she had been feeling quiet irritable lately. She said she had been feeling the cold a bit more this winter, and that she had been bruising quiet easily. She was still waking frequently to go to the toilet at night too. In general Lisa said she still felt improved, and she was able to give a speech at her recent 70th birthday party, where previously her level of anxiety would have made that impossible.
I explained to Lisa that sometimes during the healing process there can be ups and downs, but we were still much further ahead than when we first began. It seemed that Lisa’s body liked the weaker remedy given just 1x per day, so we reverted back to the original remedy from the 1st month and I told Lisa to report back in another month.
Results at 4 month follow-up
At her next appointment Lisa seemed very happy with how her body had been responding to the homeopathy. It seemed her body liked the lower dose of the remedy better and the feelings of being irritable, feeling cold, and bruising easily had gone again. Lisa’s sleep had returned to being much improved without the frequent waking. Below is how Lisa rated her symptoms:
Anxiety 2/10 (started at 6/10)
Depression 3/10 (started at 6/10)
Delayed sleep – Now sleeps great
Frequently waking to go to the toilet - Very rarely waking to go to the toilet at night
Cysts on her back – still no new cysts after 4 months
Severe perspiration – 80% better and no botox injections
Arthritis – Still did feel sometimes but was improved, and felt like it was continuing to improve
Diverticulitis – Still haven’t noticed it
Lisa commented on how amazed she was at how good she was sleeping, as well as her perspiring being so much better and having not even had botox injections, which had been costing her hundreds of dollars. There was also significant improvement in her anxiety and depression, and Lisa asked me if I thought she could see her doctor about stopping or reducing her pharmaceutical anti-depressants. I suggested since she had been on them such a long time and things were looking pretty good right now, it would probably be best not to change anything for the moment at least and just enjoy the results as they were.
Sometimes there needs to be some tweaking of remedy strengths or changing to different remedies in the same family to get the most out of homeopathy. Sometimes there can also be some stiring up of symptoms as your body repairs, a bit like when you first start going to the gym there can be some soreness as your body adapts, but ultimately there will be benefit to your health.
I remember at a later date the stress in Lisa’s life increased for a period, and she found that her sleep troubles started returning and her anxiety and depression started getting worse again. I just increased the dose temporarily to help her body deal with the additional stress, which brought her body back into balance again, relieving her symptoms. Later when the stress in her life returned back to normal levels, we again reduced the dose and her body remained in balance with improved symptoms.
Sometimes western medicines alone are not enough to relieve a clients symptoms, however in this case using natural homeopathic medicine we were able to help support Lisa’s body and bring it back into balance, and in turn her mood stabilized to provide significant improvement in her anxiety and depression. The same medicine also made it so that she no longer needed to have expensive and toxic botox injections for her heavy perspiration, along with further relieving her other symptoms also. The remedies are cheap, costing only $10 for a month’s supply, and being completely safe with no chemical side effects or interactions with western medicine in over 200 years of use, Homeopathy is a terrific choice for chronic health complaints.
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