Hodgins Lymphoma Awareness Week

As a survivor of Hodgkins Lymphoma at the age of 4 in 1974 resulting in MOPP chemotherapy regimen and full Splenectomy the Awareness week will come with both celebration of beating the cancer and thought for those who are battling against the disease at this moment in time. This website highlights this type of cancer and how you can become involved. http://www.lymphomas.org.uk/

Phosphoric Acid – Phos Ac and usefulness for treating ME

Myalgic encephalopathy
ME
Phosphoric Acid
Exhaustion on attempting the smallest task
Being totally drained of energy as if the plug was pulled out
Wandering pain in the joints
Difficulty with sleeping despite exhaustion and waking unrefreshed
Headaches
Loss of appetite
Allergies and skin reactions
Muscle symptoms which include severe fatigue upon exercise, muscle pain and spasms
Influenza-like malaise
Clumsiness
Poor memory, concentration and balance
Sore throat, enlarged glands
Depresson
Any physical activity – even walking up or down stairs – may put some ME sufferers in bed for days or weeks, and even cause a major relapse
Marked picture of debility
Exhaustion – mental debility then physical debility
Tearing pains in joints and bones
Sleep by day. Short sleep <weakness
Pain as if temples were crushed
Sleepiness after eating
Burning red rash, pimples, acne
Debility in muscles, cramps, Weak extremities
Chilliness, low fever/ profuse sweat
Impaired memory. Cannot collect thoughts. Difficult comprehension
Listless, apathetic, indifferent
Debility. <exertion.

HYPOthyroidism and HYPERthyroidism and remedy comparison table

HYPERthyroidism
Overactive thyroid gland leading to high levels of thyroid hormones and speeding up of vital body functions
HYPOthyroidism
Underactive thyroid gland that leads to inadequate production of thyroid hormones and a slowing down of vital body functions
Body functions increased
Goiter
Enlarged thyroid gland
Nodules on thyroid gland
Gland may be tender and painful
Increased heart rate
Abrnormal heart rhythms. (arrhythmias)
High blood pressure
Excessive sweating
Hand tremors
Nervousness and anxiety
Insomnia
Weightloss despite increased appetite
Fatigue with increased activity levels
Frequent bowel movements
Periodic diarrhoea
Graves Disease and Hyperthyroidism
Eye symptoms such as puffiness, increased tear formation, irritation and unusually sensitivity to light
Bulging eyes (proptosis)
Double vision (diplopia)
Thickening of skin usually over shins with an orange peel texture
Thickened area may be itchy, red and hard
Body functions slower than normal
Mistaken for depression due to low mood
Dull facial expressions
Voice is hoarse
Speech is slow
Eyelids droop
Face and eyes puffy
Weight gain
Sparse, dry and coarse hair
Coarse, dry, scaly and thick skin
Constipation
Unable to tolerate cold
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Slow pulse
Palms and soles of feet may appear orange
Confusion
Forgetful
If untreated
Anemia
Low body temperature
Heart failure
Confusion with stupor
Coma
Myxedema coma as a result of cold exposure, infection, injury or surgery
Remedy
HYPERthyroidism
HYPOthyroidism
Iodium
Protruded eyes
Convulsive and quivering eyes
Tachycardia
Anxiety
Ravenous hunger yet emaciates
Morning diarrhoea
Profuse lachrymation
Staring eyes
Dry skin
Withered, sallow or dusky face
Dejected with tendency to weap
Fretful with forgetfulness
Cold hands and feet
Sluggish reactions
Chronicity of any infections
Painful when turning hand due to swelling but not when closing fingers
Sepia
Anxiety esp evening
Feeling of goneness not relieved by eating
Violent intermittent palpitation
Falling out feeling in eyes
Very sad
Sensitive
Averse to occupation
Sallow pale face
Drooping eyelids
Constipation
Coldness of legs and feet
< cold air
> warmth, of bed
Thyroidinum
Dried thyroid gland of the sheep
Goitre
Eats
Palpitation from least exertion
Trembling of limbs and entire body
Great weakness
Myxedema
Easily fatigued
Low blood pressure
Stupor
Cold extremeties
Dry skin
Marked sensitivity to cold/ chilliness

Colchicum and Gout

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With an affiliation with muscular tissues, periosteum and synovial membranes of the joints, Colchicum has modalities worth noting for Gout as symptoms are worse sundown to sunrise and gout usually occurs at night and worse for motion which is another related symptom. Characterised by excruciating sharp pains, tearing in the limbs, inflammation of big toes without tolerating touch or movement and the inability to walk are all Colchicum keynotes. Parts are described as red, hot, swollen with tearing pains all associated with gout are also this remedy’s marked symptoms.

Mag Phos – The Homeopathic Aspirin

Magnesia phosphorica 
This remedy is known as the homeopathic aspirin as it has a marked effect on cramps, neuralgic pains and spasmodic effective with a main influence on nerves and muscles. Aspirin as a pharmaceutical drug prevents the generation of prostaglandins that increase pain and cause fever by inhibiting the enzyme that produces them thus relieving pain, fever and inflammation. Mag Phos as mentioned above has the same impact on symptoms experienced including a shivering fever when experienced by a patient. As a result it is clear that this remedy is a more natural substitute for aspirin and is known as the homeopathic aspirin in the field. 

The table below highlights some pain definitions and the adjectives that patients may use during the consultation:-

Pain 
Adjectives 
Neuropathic 
Caused by damage to or dysfunction of the nerves, spinal cord or brain  
Burning 
Tingling 
Hypersensitive to touch or cold 
Phantom limb  
Squeezing 
Burning 
Crushing  
Postherpetic 
Constant deep aching 
Burning 
Sharp  
Intermittent 
Hypersensitive to touch or cold 
Complex regional pain syndrome 
Persistent 
Burning 
Nociceptive  
Caused by an injury to body tissues 
Constant 
Intermittent 
Unrelenting 
Psychogenic Pain 
Pain that is mostly related to psychological factors 
Fearful 
Anxious 
Sensitive 
  
  
  

Useful Remedies – Menopause

Remedy 
Symptom 1 
Hot Flashes 
Symptom 2 
Irregular menstrual periods 
Symptom 3 
Mood changes such as depression, irritability, anxiety, nervousness, loss of concentration, fatigue 
Glonoine 
Climacteric flushing 
Sudden cessation of menses 
Shock, sudden attacks of terror 
Sanguinaria 
Flushes of heat 
Profuse menses 
Irritable and indisposed to mental effort 
Sulphuric Acid 
Flushes of heat 
Menses too early and profuse 
Fretful, irritable, constant crying or weeping, angry 
Ustilago 
Climacteric 
Menses suppressed without known cause 
Weeps frequently and great depression of spirits