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A Case of Young Medical Doctor: Severe Anxiety, Depression, Emotional imbalance, Cognitive Behavioral Disorder, Sleeplessness, Chronic Insomnia, Stomach Disorder, Skin Eruption and Hair Fall – Homeopathic Treatment and Homeopathic Remedies (Hussain Kaisrani)

 

Dr F. A., a young medical doctor of age 25, from Rawalpindi, Pakistan contacted on April 19, 2017 to discuss her case on phone. She provided further details through email. The detail of her symptoms is being reproduced below along with her feedback and updates. We will keep updating the case and its follow up details here.

Wise people say, “the first step of solving a problem is admitting that there is one”. It took me a really long time that I am NOT fine and i need help.

I have never been normal.

During different phases of my childhood and adolescence, I had different fears and phobias

  1. Fear of death
  2. Fear of choking under the grave
  3. Fear of losing parents
  4. Fear of missing my school bus everyday

But I never told anyone about anything.

When I was in matric, i had a really bad breakdown knowing that I will have to leave my school and my friends

(Everybody interpreted it as exam stress). I ended up at a psychiatrist clinic for the first time at the age of 14 years!! He prescribed me medicines.

I topped my school in matric got admission on scholarship in college. College was uneventful.

Then I got admission in Medical College.

At Medical College Hostel, I used to live with 8 people in my room. I never had time for myself and nobody amongst them was like me. I always had a baseline constant anxiety.

I developed insomnia in matric and it aggravated in my 2nd year MBBS. I ended up with psychiatrist again. I was enrolled in CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) with a psychologist. I took sessions for 3 months.

Then again, in my 4th year of MBBS, I had palpitations and anxiety all time. First, my thyroid profile was done and once again I ended up with psychiatrist. They prescribed me antidepressants. I took medicines for 15 days.

Then again, in my final year of Medical College, I was so anxious, sleepless that I ended up at psychiatrist one more time. This time he prescribed high dose medicines for 3 months but I could not take them.

In my house job, I used to be so absentminded that I used to forget my name … I was sleepless after 72 hrs duties. This time our Associate Professor diagnosed me with generalized anxiety disorder and prescribed me antidepressants and sedatives.

So I had 6 sets of going to psychiatrists in my life until now.

7th time I went to Psychiatrist when I was working in a Hospital in Lahore and he said u have sleep phobia (neither depression nor anxiety).

For last three years I am having horrible dreams, sleep paralysis, night terrors almost every night ….

Nothing helped me so finally, I took Benzodiazepines for 6 weeks in last months but it made everything even worse.

My issues are as follows:

Body Pains (I used to have bodyaches from the moment I get up to the moment I went to bed. these are so debilitating that I couldn’t work or study whole day. I had worst headaches. It didn’t go away not with medicines, rest, sleep, tea, coffee etc)

Sleeplessness, Insomnia, nightmares and night terrors – I used to have nightmares ever since I was a kid but they aggravated after my matric and went beyond tolerance after my 4th year MBBS. I used to wake up because of my own screams. I used to fall from bed. They were so terrible that I can’t recall a single night from past one and half year where I slept uninterrupted till morning. The content of those nightmares used to give me goosebumps even on the next day. It was a real misery. I was insomniac and the small amount of time that I used to sleep was even worse than staying up all night because of those nightmares.

If due to some reason I get up, I can’t sleep again.

Appetite – almost no appetite anymore (no matter what I do I was unable to eat. I was unable to eat no matter how hungry I used to be or how delicious the food was. I tried finest dining places in Lahore hoping that would like change and I will be able to eat but it too didn’t work. I used to spend 3-4 consecutive days without eating anything solid. (only taking juices, water, snacks but no proper meal …. I lost 7kg in 5 months. I was unable to break that vicious cycle)

Nausea and occasionally vomiting  – I had nausea all the time. It didn’t let me eat anything. It was so unpleasant)

Concentration very difficult – I am appearing for PLAB exam in June for which I need to go to London soon but I am repeating same topic again and again (being a medical student and then being a doctor I had an amazing IQ. I could retain and recall things without putting up a lot of effort .but after my matric, my energy started to waste on unnecessary things while studying. I used to memorize the topic quickly but I had problems with switching from one topic to another. For some unknown reason, I used to be stuck whenever I wanted to move on to next topic. … And, I wouldn’t go on to next topic until I repeat last line of previous topic 3 times. It was painful for me because I figured out really soon that it is wasting my potential on wrong stuff. I have always been brilliant but during the past years, a lot of my energy is being wasted on stupid stuff like this).

Due to severe anxiety and depression, all of my energy is going wasted in useless issues (as a teenager, I learnt things really quickly – cooking, stitching, embroidery, painting or whatever you expect from a teenager girl to learn. I learnt everything incredibly quickly. I always had a lot of energy and potential but with the passing years I kept on getting more and more stuck inside my head, in my thoughts that all of talents started to waste. I lost interest in all the activities (I was a position holder in creative writing, decors and other activities in my school) but with the passage of time I started to dwell on wrong things and thoughts due to my anxiety).

I have lost my weight drastically – I am 48 KG and my height is 5.9 (I tried different professional diet plans to gain weight because I was too skinny but nothing worked for me. I still am very very lean).

Hair Fall – (in my teens I had long waist length beautiful hair. But in the recent years I had drastic hair fall. I was diagnosed with seborrheic dermatitis and I used many expensive medicines and shampoos for my hair. I used sprays for hair growth but as soon as I left sprays, my hair fell off again. It was very disturbing for me; It still is).

Skin Eruption – In past two years, I started developing acne for which I took aggressive treatment from well-known and top level dermatologist / skin specialist for 1 year. I used to apply 4 different creams during day but as soon as I stopped medicine it used to come back, every time more severe).

Dark Circles Around My Eyes – I had disturbed sleep cycle for years and years (9 years minimum), so in past one year I developed pathetic dark circles. Everyone who meets me asks me if I am sick or upset. They make me look sick.

Severe Weakness physically and emotionally – Have no energy to do anything (I am so drained and energyless all the time. It is not associated to sleep or eating or rest. I am tired whole day. I cannot get any task done. It takes a lot of energy to even clean my room or to go downstairs. Emotionally, I have become so weak, I cannot get over people. I cannot withstand change and I have lost adaptability to changing circumstances)

I waste too much time and energy in

  • Cleaning my room
  • Setting my bedroom
  • Drinking water in small quantity again and again
  • Keeping each and everything in order (high lighters, pens, pencils, books etc)
  • I am so obsessed with orderliness and perfection that if I mark something with highlighter and I am unable to draw or highlight in straight line it starts getting on my nerves and it keeps pinching me for a long time.

 

I remember each and everything of my childhood – mostly disturbing ones. (I remember all the minor details of all the important and unimportant events of my childhood)

I have developed Fear and Phobias of almost all kinds of animals, birds, and insects. I can do nothing if lizard etc is in the room. My mind will remain stuck with it and I will keep following it all the time.

Mobile ringtone sounds, sparrow’s crippling etc disturb me a lot. I keep all the windows and doors of my rooms closed day and night. (I keep my cell on silent all the time because it’s tone disturbs me. Every cellphone ringing creates a strange anxiety in me)

I just cannot eat Yogurt, Eggs, Ice Cream, Mutton, Chicken and Beef. (I am very very selective about my choice of food. I am unable to eat healthy diet due to my food aversions. I don’t like aroma and taste of meat (any kind of meat, mutton, beef, chicken, fish. Whatever I eat I eat very little which is unable to meet metabolic requirements of my body).

Feel sever anxiety when any member of my family has some health issue – It takes me two three days to get normal

Do not meet any friend, family members and want to remain in my room all the time. Also don’t go for outing or meeting relatives at all.

I am emotionless and have no interest in thinking, discussing my marriage and future life – Actually, I am scared, very scared.

My mind keeps on comparing that I am behind all of my friends and colleagues.

If some idea or thought (of course, the negative one) comes into my mind, I just cannot get out of it. Will keep on thinking about that all the day. (One thought ruins my day, sometimes the whole week and I am unable to shut it out or silence it. I live INSIDE my head)

I keep all of my belongings (even childhood dollhouse) safe and secure. Letting go and moving one has never been easy for me. When I get attached, I get toooo much attached. I don’t have balance in this. When I love something, I love it A LOT. I still remember I never threw away my broken clips and toys when I was a child … I still have my school copies, papers etc. I linger on way too long. I cannot close one chapter and start another chapter of life without getting upset about it.

Everything I hold dear to my heart, it is somewhat impossible for me to let go of it. No matter how injurious and toxic that thing is for me. I will keep on holding onto it for the sake of MY love for it and this is how I end up hurting myself. Deletion of people and things has never been easy for me.

 

Repertorisation of the case and Treatment

Dr John Henry Clarke (1915 – 1998) writes in his famous book The Prescriber, “The best repertory anyone can have is in his own memory.” And at Bahria HOMEOPATHIC Consultants office we believe in it.

It is obvious that symptoms of Dr F.A. are highly suppressed due to frequent use of heavy drugs, antidepressants so we need to take off drug layer first. Etiology overrules symptomatology in clinical practice. Considering this very important factor and his symptomatology as well, Nux Vomica was dispatched to her. She started treatment on April 22, 2017. Followings are the feedback and updates, which were communicated through text message (Photos also enclosed).

 

April 26, 2017 – FEEDBACK OF FIRST 4 days of treatment 

First, I must appreciate that you are a very dedicated and concerned professional. You never let other person feel that he / she is getting on your nerves. You pay attention to stupidest things. You actually listen to everything and validate the other person’s situation (which is a new thing to me).

So thank you for the subtle analysis and paying so much attention.

After my very first telephonic session, I realized that I am with the right person.

Following things improved in just 4 days

  1. I stopped medications that have actually handicapped me physically and mentally with minimal withdrawals
  2. I somehow manage to eat 3 meals a day (after ages)
  3. Physical symptoms including tremors, anxiety and palpitations have diminished markedly
  4. My sleep cycle is better, nightmares have almost stopped
  5. And above all I gained motivation to improve myself, due to your constant available support Alhumdulillah! I have hope that I will get better and my misery will end Insha Allah and I will get back to natural and healthy life style.

 

April 30, 2017 – She provides her weekly feedback and update

It has been almost one week of my treatment and I feel a lot better.

The goals of first week of treatment included

  1. Improvement in appetite
  2. Improvement in sleep
  3. removal of drug layer (which I have been taking for quite a long time, more time than is recommended by medical sciences and medicines have withdrawals of 6 months)
  4. Amongst these goals, we have successfully achieved all of these
  5. My appetite is a lot better (almost all the credit goes to u, thank u for knocking sense in my head + ur constant support)
  6. I dont exactly know how but my sleep cycle has improved after 9 long years.  …. I can sleep without medicine (I used to have sleep paralysis, nightmares and interrupted sleep for 9 years). Now, even if I dont sleep a lot I sleep comfortably without nightmares.
  7. As for removal of drug layer, being a doctor it is very very hard for me to believe that I had withdrawals physical symptoms only for 1-2 days after they started going away (even though they take 6 months to completely leave ur body ) and after 1st  2, 3 days my symptoms started resolving and by the end of first week I am completely symptom free from the effects of medicines. No dizziness, headache, palpitation, numbness of senses, drowsiness, and heavy sensation in body – this part is quite surprising for me.

My mind symptoms are also better but I still need to work on them a lot.

Above all, ur dedication and concern is priceless. This is the most important thing about treatment (in my humble opinion) because there are good days there are bad days but i always have support and guidance for everything that bothers me after a bad day. For a person as guarded and inhibited as I, it feels wonderfully strange to have a kind person who can actually understand my problem with the same intensity. It really really means a lot and i cant thank you enough for this. I mean this is not the kind of good luck that happens every other day. Thank u so much. Stay Blessed 🙂

 

Feedback suggests that we are on right track so decided to wait and give proper time of action to the medicine.

You need an ideal patient for classical homeopathy to work perfectly and Dr FA is one of them. I decided to go for proper reperotorisation of her case, as actual symptoms got clear now. Following are main rubrics / symptoms to consider:

  • Mind – INSECURITY – sense of
  • Mind – THOUGHTS, general – control of thoughts lost
  • Mind – ADAPTIBILITY, loss of
  • Mind – ANNOYED, easily – desire not to be disturbed
  • Mind – ANNOYED, easily – least noise or light, by
  • Mind – ANXIETY, general – ailments, from anxiety
  • Mind – ANXIETY, general – attacks, of anxiety – cannot control herself
  • Mind – ANXIETY, general – diseases, about – despair of getting well, with
  • Mind – ANXIETY, general – dreams, on waking from frightful
  • Mind – ANXIETY, general – things that happened long ago, about, with palpitations
  • Mind – ANXIETY, general – thoughts, from – thoughts, sad
  • Mind – FEAR, general, phobias – animals, of
  • Mind – FEAR, general, phobias – birds, of
  • Mind – FEAR, general, phobias – bugs
  • Mind – FEAR, general, phobias – burden, of becoming a
  • Mind – FEAR, general, phobias – choking, of
  • Mind – FEAR, general, phobias – drowned, of being
  • Mind – FEAR, general, phobias – ailments from fear
  • Mind – FEAR, general, phobias – health, of loved persons
  • Mind – FEAR, general, phobias – insanity, of
  • Mind – FEAR, general, phobias – noise, from – sudden, of
  • Mind – FEAR, general, phobias – palpitations, with
  • Mind – FEAR, general, phobias – prolonged, fear, ailments after
  • Mind – FEAR, general, phobias – public, appearing in, of
  • Mind – FEAR, general, phobias – recover, he will not
  • Mind – FEAR, general, phobias – restlessness, from fear
  • Mind – SELF-CONTROL, loss of
  • Mind – SENSITIVE, general – ailments, to the most trifling
  • Mind – SOUNDS, goes wild on hearing any sound, dances about, must be held
  • Mind – THINKING, general – complaints agg., of – agg.
  • Mind – THINKING, general – constantly of his ailments
  • Mind – ANTI-SOCIAL, behavior
  • Mind – THOUGHTS, general – persistent – alone, when
  • Mind – THUNDERSTORMS, loves to watch
  • Mind – UNPLEASANT things, inclined to dwell on
  • Dreams – ABUSED, being too weak to defend himself
  • Dreams – NIGHTMARES – fear, followed by
  • Dreams – NIGHTMARES – falling asleep, on – every night
  • Constitutions – TALL, lean, slender
  • Constitutions – GIRLS, general – sensitive
  • Constitutions – YOUNG people – tremors from emotional or physical causes
  • Food – APPETITE, general – diminished
  • Food – APPETITE, general – loss, of appetite – palpitations, with
  • Food – MUTTON, agg. – aversion to
  • Food – BEEF, aversion to
  • Food – MEAT, general – aversion, to – thinking of it, while
  • Sleep – INTERRUPTED – dreams, by
  • Sleep – INSOMNIA, sleeplessness – anxiety, from – 3 a.m. to 4 a., until
  • DREAMS – ABUSED; being – defend himself – weak to; too
  • DREAMS – PURSUED, being – man; by a
  • Mind – MUTILATE, body, inclination to
  • Food – EGGS, agg. – aversion to
  • Food – SWEETS, general – aversion to
  • Skin – HAIR, falls out
  • Skin – ACNE, general – forehead
  • Skin – ACNE, general – chin
  • Skin – ERUPTIONS – hairy, parts, on
  • Female – DISCHARGE, vagina – bland – menses, before and after

Ars. Phosph., Carcin, Calc. and Nat-M. are the first grade remedies according to her symptoms.

 

May 02, 2017 – She reported

She could not sleep at night as she was not well. At last when slept for a while, she had to take one of her family member to hospital. She got panic, emotionally and physically disturbed. Her appetite lost again. Nausea, headache and dizziness feeling started overcoming her. Panic attacks of anxiety started which resulted into cleaning her room, setting bedsheet properly, taking small quantity water very frequently, anger and irritation was at its height. It was difficult for her to manage the situation.

Homeopathic remedy Ars. one dose was prescribed.

 

May 11, 2017 – From the feedback, we can see that her health (physical, mental and emotional spheres) is improving significantly. She started thinking to help others who are suffering but not getting proper help. It is obvious Ars. is working very well. No need of thinking about any other remedy for the time being.

I give my feedback daily and sometimes hourly but this is exclusively for the readers of your blog merely out of good will !!

I am done with my 3weeks treatment and i am writing my feedback hoping that it might help somebody someday and if by any chance, it helps one person just one person i will consider it a huge achievement.

Before i write about specific issues i would like to make few things clear .Whenever you sign up for any treatment you have to have faith and trust both on your doctor and the treatment. Next thing is compliance to treatment, you have to STICK to it even when there are days when it is hard to believe that it will work. There is hardly any treatment process in allopathy or other treatment modalities where the process goes perfectly smooth. You have to give it TIME and you have to be PATIENT before jumping to conclusion that “no, it is not working for me ”. It will work only when u will LET it work. Another important thing is that there is a good solid chance that you might be going through things that are hard to confess and that are hard to talk about because they can make you socially stigmatized (things like depression, obsessions, addictions) but i insist that it is always better to “Give it a try” than to suffer in silence for the rest of your life. Like my doctor says. “if that is important to you, it is the most important thing in the world”.

So here we go:

APPETITE
My appetite is a lot better. I eat 3 times a day, somedays i have to eat forcefully but some days it is good and the vicious cycle has broken. I have added some new food items to my meals (yogurt, dates, ice cream)

SLEEP CYCLE
My sleep cycle has become surprisingly good. I have nightmares free sleep (except for just one day). Once i wake up i go back to sleep with little effort. Then again, there are days when it doesn’t go that well. Sometimes i have interrupted sleep but that is still a lot better than my previous sleep cycle.

INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS

It’s been quite a long time since i had comfortable social interaction but during past few weeks I visited my old friend without being awkward. I went out with my mother several times and enjoyed little things like gol gappay (yes, feel free to laugh :p )
I had to take my father to emergency, it wasn’t a good experience but the stress didn’t paralyze me like it used to do before and coped with it well.

STUDY
My concentration improved a lot. I spend less time on unnecessary things.

ANXIETY
Well u cannot expect something so chronic to go away instantly, but my bouts of anxiety are less severe. Although i still have it sometimes the intensity and duration has decreased. I still need to work a lot on this.

SETBACK
Like i said earlier, you cannot expect anything to go perfectly perfect. I had days where i didnt do too well. I have restless sleep (somedays). My physical symptoms worsened for a while i had troublesome diarrhea and vomiting 2 days ago, but it settled without any medicine. Somedays i had anxiety, there were days where i had bad headaches but the bottomline is that they are SELF-RESOLVING. You just have to stay calm. Every treatment option, every science has its limitations and you have to give it margin.

Lastly, I owe a huge thanks to my consultant for being so concerned and keen even for minor details, for being there, for being so supportive, for addressing everything so amazingly. I as a doctor am learning a lot from him and He changed my perspective on doctor-patient relationship. None of it is an overstatement. Every single word is well-deserved and totally earned!

There is always, always a hope, but sometimes you need help to see it and there is nothing shameful about seeking help. If you are reading this you have landed in right place.

Good luck, remember in prayers!!

 

 

Feedback after 3 Weeks Treatments

Feedback and updates after one months are reproduced in the comments and separate post.

May 31, 2017 – Dr FA reported:

Restlessness, agitation, annoyance, low tolerance, depressed, suicide ideation, helplessness, multiple thoughts running through mind, inability to concentrate, memorize and retain information, general feeling of frustration, exaggerated feeling of loneliness, annoyance about being misunderstood, feeling of deprivation, feeling of being messed up, avoidance of people, socially isolated and confined, decreased adaptability along with feeling of deep insecurity.
She set her room as was feeling it messy though it was neat and clean. Desire for salt was increased. She was taking cold water very frequently but in small quantity. Tremors and weakness feeling was troublesome.
Arsenic Album one dose was prescribed.

 


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3 Responses to A Case of Young Medical Doctor: Severe Anxiety, Depression, Emotional imbalance, Cognitive Behavioral Disorder, Sleeplessness, Chronic Insomnia, Stomach Disorder, Skin Eruption and Hair Fall – Homeopathic Treatment and Homeopathic Remedies (Hussain Kaisrani)

    Dr FA - The Young Medical Doctor
    Commented:  May 11, 2017 at 8:23 AM

    I give my feedback daily and sometimes hourly but this is exclusively for the readers of your blog merely out of good will !!

    I am done with my 3 weeks treatment and i am writing my feedback hoping that it might help somebody someday and if by any chance, it helps one person just one person i will consider it a huge achievement.

    Before i write about specific issues i would like to make few things clear. Whenever you sign up for any treatment you have to have faith and trust both on your doctor and the treatment.Next thing is compliance to treatment, you have to STICK to it even when there are days when it is hard to believe that it will work. There is hardly any treatment process in allopathy or other treatment modalities where the process goes perfectly smooth. You have to give it TIME and you have to be PATIENT before jumping to conclusion that “no,it is not working for me “. It will work only when u will LET it work. Another important thing is that there is a good solid chance that you might be going through things that are hard to confess and that are hard to talk about because they can make you socially stigmatized (things like depression,obsessions,addictions ) but i insist that it is always better to “Give it a try” than to suffer in silence for the rest of your life. Like my doctor says “if that is important to you, it is the most important thing in the world”.

    So here we go:

    APPETITE
    My appetite is a lot better. I eat 3 times a day, somedays i have to eat forcefully but somedays it is good and the vicious cycle has broken. I have added some new food items to my meals (yogurt, dates, ice cream)

    SLEEP CYCLE
    My sleep cycle has become surprisingly good. I have nightmares free sleep(except for just one day). Once i wake up i go back to sleep with little effort. Then again, there are days when it doesnt go that well. Sometimes i have interrupted sleep but that is still a lot better than my previous sleep cycle.

    INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS
    It’s been quite a long time since i had comfortable social interaction but during past few weeks i visited my old friend without being awkward. I went out with my mother several times and enjoyed little things like gol gappay (yes, feel free to laugh :p)
    I had to take my father to emergency, it wasnt a good experience but the stress didnt paralyze me like it used to do before and coped with it well.

    STUDY
    My concentration improved a lot. I spend less time on unnecessary things.

    ANXIETY
    Well u cannot expect something so chronic to go away instantly, but my bouts of anxiety are less severe. Although i still have it sometimes the intensity and duration has decreased. I stil need to work a lot on this.

    SETBACK
    Like i said earlier, you cannot expect anything to go perfectly perfect. I had days where i didnt do too well. I have restless sleep (somedays).My physical symptoms worsened for a while i had troublesome diarrhea and vomiting 2 days ago, but it settled without any medicine. Somedays i had anxiety, there were days where i had bad headaches but the bottomline is that they are SELF-RESOLVING. You just have to stay calm. Every treatment option, every science has its limitations and you have to give it margin.

    Lastly, I owe a huge thanks to my consultant for being so concerned and keen even for minor details, for being there, for being so supportive, for addressing everything so amazingly. I as a doctor am learning a lot from him and He changed my perspective on doctor-patient relationship. None of it is an overstatement. Every single word is well-deserved and totally earned!

    There is always, always a hope, but sometimes you need help to see it and there is nothing shameful about seeking help. If you are reading this you have landed in right place. Good luck remember in prayers!!

    (Dr FA – The Young Medical Doctor)
    11 May 2017

    Reply
    Dr FA – The Young Medical Doctor
    Commented:  May 31, 2017 at 9:17 AM

    I am writing it again to monitor my progress, to pay tribute to your constant efforts and in a hope that it will help somebody someday.

    OVERALL FEEDBACK ABOUT WHOLE MONTH

    I feel great about my treatment and progress
    I am very satisfied with the course of events and management as a whole
    I feel VERY (I repeat very) hopeful about becoming well
    I feel A LOT of difference if I compare my current situation to day 1
    SPECIFIC ISSUES

    Physical problems

    My physical problems have improved a lot. Initially I had palpitations, dizziness, lethargy, weakness, numbness, sleep deprivation, nausea, vomiting, headaches, and fatigue. Of all these currently I am left with tremors on and off and they are settled for last two days. Even in the days when I have those SOS medicines address them nicely.

    ~ Regarding sleep issues: it turned out to be HUGE success. Alhumdu Lillah!

    In month, I slept fine for more than 20 days (20 days of normal sleep for a person like me is literally a miracle) and as for rest of days, I had disturbed sleep for 7-8 days and I had sleepless nights only on two occasions. Yet again huge achievement – Beyond my expectations.

    ~ Nightmares are addressed upto 100% – and for a person who wakes up in the middle of two or three times screaming and yelling even falling from bed it can only be a dream to have nightmare free sleep. Totally addressed and settled.

    ~ Leucorrhea (settled up to 90%)

    Rest of symptoms keep on coming and going but only occasionally and they are satisfactorily addressed. None of physical symptom is bothersome right now.

    Setback: I had episodes of diarrhea 2 times in this month, but it settled without any intervention and I didn’t have to go to doctor.

    As I said earlier, I am not 100% symptom free but whenever any symptom came, it was addressed on priority basis with huge concern.

    EMOTIONAL AND MIND SYMPTOMS

    I used to compulsively clean a lot every day and it was a persistent problem since I do not even remember how long
    I had very fastidious behaviour pattern. In one month of treatment, guidance and medications I have achieved following (while it might not sound like an achievement to many people, only I know what these things mean to me)
    I have been permanently confined to my room for most of the time in past. I was stuck in such a way that I was unable to study outside. I felt very uncomfortable out of my sphere but in last month I tried to break this cycle and studied on terrace on two occasions (big achievement for me)
    5 – 6 days I managed to study with door of my room open (u can totally understand how confined I was that I was unable to concentrate with the door open)
    General annoyance reduced markedly (although it keeps on coming back but it doesn’t impair my activities anymore)
    Anxiety has always been my huge problem. I still have a lot of anxiety because I have a constant stressor (upcoming exam) but with some effort and again with support I somehow manage it in minimal time.
    Repeated thoughts have improved although not completely settled but marked difference than initial stage
    General thoughts of loss and grief are also better though not completely
    Concentration in studies has improved
    Overall restlessness keeps on coming and going but not paralyzing like before
    Sometimes I feel really really good instead of monotonous gloomy pattern
    Motivation improved
    For 4-5 days, I didn’t do compulsive cleaning and I was not obsessed with orderliness not completely addressed but yet again monotony of years and years broken (very glad about it)
    I haven’t cried in so long even though I felt sad, grieved or down. I felt like crying many times this month and on 1-2 occasions I actually managed crying like normal people (happy about it, made me feel relieved for a while)
    Frequency, intensity and duration of panic attacks decreased

    INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS AND SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR

    I have been avoiding social events and people for over six months now, but during the past one month:

    ~ I visited my childhood best friend and managed well during whole meeting

    ~ Went out with my solely for the sake of outing and eating

    ~ Tried to give a try to go for shopping

    ~ Didn’t avoid the guests at home, managed well with them as well

    ~ Generally, interpersonal relationship and interactions improved markedly with parents and siblings

    ~ Try to answer calls and texts

    ~ Learnt expression of emotions in a good manner (I am a very inhibited person and don’t open up to anyone and bottle up emotions (even the good ones). Therefore, this month I learnt an expression about things that I don’t like (in a sense that when I don’t like something I should let the other person know instead of suffering in misery alone)

    ~ Tried to visit malls and had some new symptoms that are currently under treatment

    IMPROVEMENT IN EATING HABITS

    This is the interesting part :p

    I started developing cravings for the things that I rather hated my entire life. I felt so compelled to eat new things. It added variety to my diet. I had appetite issues for 6 months (although it wasn’t completely normal before 6 months too). I started liking dates, yogurt, ice creams, desserts, fruits (watermelon, mangoes), meetha paratha (yes, feel free to laugh) and many new things.

    Most of the days I eat three meals. Even in remaining days, I manage to eat and maintain my intake. Therefore, appetite has a lot of improvement. Previously when I used to eat most of the days I used to vomit. In this whole month, I had vomiting only on 3 days.

    I gained 1 kg after almost 9 years (yaaaaay) lol.

    GENERAL IMPROVEMENTS

    In this whole month, I was TAUGHT and guided about problem solving, asking for help, and not making the big deal out of petty issues.

    I had many tasks pending which I got done. I am constantly being prepared for my upcoming abroad visit and other upcoming challenges very wisely and strategically.

    Lastly but MOST IMPORTANTLY

    Words can never comprehend the amount of respect and gratitude that I have for my consultant (Hussain Kaisrani). I say this every time and I repeat it again that this part of treatment means EVERYTHING to me. The concern, patience, trust, confidentiality and consistency that you show is priceless. Addressing all the aspects (emotional, physical, mental and behavioural) with subtle details is beyond amazing. The constant support, instant availability in case of emergency, deterioration of symptoms and wisdom of addressing the issues is impressive (I mean it, since I, myself, am a doctor and know hundreds of doctors). Understanding the problem and trying to figure it out with utmost sincerity on the days where the patient is herself / himself unable to understand and putting best of efforts is not a thing that many doctors can practice so, double thumbs up. Alleviating somebody’s pain and setting somebody FREE is highest form of worship and no a human can ever repay for it. So I wish Allah bless u with everything u have ever wished for and abundance.

    I will not stay THANK YOU because a simple THANK YOU is not going to suffice.

    Stay very blessed!!

    (Dr FA – The Young Medical Doctor)

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    Dr FA – The Young Medical Doctor
    Commented:  July 9, 2017 at 10:16 PM

    The last one month was amongst the most difficult and challenging periods of my life. It had so many ups and downs (majorly downs :p). I had so many problems in physical, mental and emotional spheres but all of them kept on being managed timely and PERFECTLY all along the way – every single day.

    PHYSICAL PROBLEMS

    I had so many physical symptoms most important of which was difficulty getting up in the morning. I used to wake up half dead and virtually paralysed (by that i mean somedays i used to be able to move only my eye lids),all my body used to go stiff and i had so much bodyaches starting from the moment i opened my eyes. It used to take me 2 hours to fully recover from that phase initially. But with the passage of time the time to recover kept on reducing. I was prescribed different medicines for this on different days depending on the specific presentation on daily basis.

    Nightmares improved to 100% (AFTER 3 YEARS )

    I used to have extreme lethargy and weakness, i was unable to sit without support on some occasions. That, too was very timely managed and somehow i used to manage my studies for my upcoming exam.

    I used to have extreme tremors, trembling of legs, uncontrolled shaking of whole body. That was managed by different medicines, but with the passage of time they came under control to the level where they stopped impairing my performance and studies.

    Initially when i started treatment i was so anorexic (lack of appetite) that i was unable to eat for 2-3 consecutive days. In the second month of treatment and medication it improved to the point that i managed three meals (even if the quantity was small) for most of days.

    Sleep deprivation improved to the point that i had only 1 – 2 sleepless nights in whole month (after 9 years). There were days i couldn’t sleep that well but overall there was a HUGE difference from my previous messed up sleep cycles.

    I faced headaches and strain at the start of month which IMPROVED TO ALMOST 100% in a matter of few days (or it reduced to the level where it didn’t impair any of my routines).

    Compared to first month of treatment VOMITING WAS 100% gone. I didn’t have a single episode of vomiting in this last month. (on and off mild occasional nausea but overall not bothersome).

    As for my physical symptoms, everything was very sensibly and timely and accurately managed with great concern and keeping in consideration that fact that i don’t have much time owing to my upcoming exam. I am highly obliged for this.

    EMOTIONAL SYMPTOMS

    I had so many problems in this sphere already but even then some new problems were added and it made life so chaotic for a while. My parents got sick and i had to take them to doctors repeatedly. When i used to go to hospital i used to have panic attacks (disturbing, bothersome). I used to have PANIC ATTACKS frequently, which were instantly and effectively managed by medication and moral support.
    Antisocial behaviour: I used to become so antisocial that i was unable to maintain a simple regular conversation with anybody. There were days where it exceeded the limits and i was prescribed medication which used to transform me into nice human for a while. I used to become grumpy, overly sensitive (to even ringtones of cell and lights etc). That too was effectively addressed on multiple occasions during the month.
    I developed multiple fears and most important of them was fear of unknown. It was addressed on multiple (like toooo many occasions)
    During this month on 2 – 3 occasions i went into strange nameless phase. It was a very very strange feeling of having no feelings at all, like you are drowning and no matter how much u want u just cannot help yourself and you are helplessly going down and down. Like the soul has departed your body and u have nothing inside (energyless, drained). That was something i felt for the very first time in my life. It was strange emptiness, indifference like u have no purpose or no reason left to live for. It took me a while to precisely communicate this to my consultant but even when i was having difficulty with accurately describing what exactly do i feel, Homeopathic consultant Hussain Kaisrani sahib constantly did his BEST to address the problem with his instant and sustained availability. He kept on trying to address it even though my presentation was quite vague and confusing. For the time being that phase disturbed me to the point where i had serious suicide ideation (this is the kind of thing not many people would like to confess in public but yeah, this is how it was) and i actually pondered over easy ideas of self destruction at 3 am that morning. Next day a new medicine was prescribed and to my own surprise IT WORKED MIRACULOUSLY for me. Initially gradually and then after few hours all of a sudden i was out of that phase LIKE IT NEVER HAPPENED. Then on two other occasions i went through this phase (not so severe this time) but medicine was prescribed immediately (given my previous history) so that didnt prolong much.
    2 – 3 occasions where i went through acute EMOTIONAL TRAUMAS .These were successfully managed by medication and counselling.

    MIND SYMPTOMS

    Brace yourself the storm is coming :ppp

    During this period i developed some phobias (old and new ones ). I developed agoraphobia (fear of public places). I have always been an outgoing person but all of a sudden i developed phobia that i am going to get trapped in this building. I was unable to use fitting / try rooms due to paralyzing fear of getting trapped inside them. On one occasion i had a severe panic attack in changing room.

    I also developed phobia that the buildings are going to fall on me (although they were strong, gorgeous new buildings). That wouldnt let me go into big malls. Even if i went there i used to come out really soon due to irrational fear.

    I used to have severe palpitations and trembling whenever i went to market during last month.

    There were a lot of other irrational fears

    I used to develop anxiety after going to hospitals (although being a doctor i have spent plenty of time in hospitals without flinching)

    ANXIETY: i had gut wrenching, crippling, severe anxiety attacks multiple times a day (personally i think if anxiety had a human form it would have looked exactly like me. Ok sorry bad joke :p). But most importantly due to upcoming exam and other stressors there were days where my anxiety was very keenly and effectively managed on HOURLY and sometimes on HALF HOURLY BASIS (yes, hard to believe for me too. so u can wonder in complete peace) (A huge round of applause for all the constant efforts of my consultant, especially on the days where i myself used to hate myself for being a mess)

    Mind dullness: I have been a brilliant student all my academic life but right 15 – 20 days before my exam my brain went on some unannounced vacation and refused to come back. That was one very shocking and traumatizing realization for me. My brain became so exhausted that it was not willing to absorb literally anything. Concentration and memory became painfully reduced. It was strange numbness of mind. It too happened for the first time. It deteriorated to the point where i forgot the most important and commonest things for a doctor. Medicine was prescribed and it helped me a lot.

    Fastidiousness although didnt go away but somedays i managed not to clean my room (yes, this is exactly where u clap because not cleaning my room is an achievement for me)

    OUTCOME: With medication and counselling most of my phobias are already gone. I DONT have fear of crowded places, fear of high buildings, fear of going outside anymore. I am COMPLETELY FREE FROM ALL OF THESE.

    NOTE: After reading all of this a regular normal human is supposed to be crying by now :pp But while it seems hard to believe but i finally have something good to tell.

    All the medication, counselling, constant attempts of getting rid of phobias and physical symptoms was focused on achieving a mutually decided and agreed upon short term goal of TAKING MY EXAM IN LONDON.

    (Now keep in mind whatever i wrote earlier and plz do appreciate what i am going to say next because this is the only YAHOOO part of last month of my life )

    I was so well counselled about my travelling to UK and staying there in previous two months that i almost had NO ANXIETY OR ANTICIPATION regarding my tour to London (keep in mind i am human version of anxiety :p ), yeah but absolutely no anticipation of travelling. I took my flight and successfully managed myself and everything all the way to London Alhumdulillah (completely uneventful comfortable journey, no phobia). I reached there and stayed a few days before exam at my relative’s place without any difficulty. I managed to get along with everyone successfully (let me remind u that i happened to be VERY antisocial for last month). Stayed there like a nice decent human (lol). During this time various physical and mind symptoms came and they were READILY AND SUCCESSFULLY addressed with great concern. I had only regular genuine anxiety about exam (definitely not bothersome).

    On the day of exam my brain returned from vacation Alhumdulillah :pp (I am trying to say that my brain DID NOT feel numb on the day of action). I was done with my exam without doing anything reckless. After my exam, I visited some famous places in London (during this time i had some minor physical symptoms for which again medicine was prescribed). Most importantly, i went from one building to another like a dis-inhibited, unstoppable retard and absolutely forgot that I had ANY PHOBIA (agoraphobia, social phobia, phobia of buildings). I didnt face ANY PHOBIA OR FEAR when i stayed outdoors. I met my friends without any difficulty. I stayed there for few days. On my way back to Pakistan i met OVERLY Frank strangers during flight who didnt bother me at all (although some of them were pretty annoying) and somehow i managed myself on my way back without being upset at all. (Plz clap for my consultant)

    MOST IMPORTANT AND MOST FAVOURITE PART

    I dont know how to thank you for your CONSTANT EFFORTS AND SINCERITY for treatment. Honestly i am still at loss of words for the energy u invested in me during the last one month. I used to deteriorate in hours and i was prescribed medicine on half hourly basis on some days. It takes a good deal of tolerance to try to understand the complaint of patient when the patient himself / herself is unable to understand his/her complaint but you did it so sooooo well and so BEAUTIFULLY. If i were my doctor i would have thrown myself out of window a long time ago (no kidding). Along with indicated medicine all the support and COUNSELLING regarding the planning of travelling to london prepared me so well for it. Most importantly all the difficult and challenging complaints were dealt head on without making me feel bad about it. By the grace of Allah I can give 100% CREDIT of this improvement and successful London tour to my consultant (Dr Hussain Kaisrani – Bahria Homeopathic Consultancy). The constant efforts, the gifted ability of figuring out the problem and addressing it with GREAT COMMAND has inspired me a lot both as a doctor and as a patient. Like i always say you have taken my perspective of doctor-patient relationship to a whole new level. I seriously have no idea what should i write that would justify what u did for me as a consultant in the last month. It was undoubtedly one of the BEST decisions of my life and I cannot thank you enough for all the devotion, dedication, selflessness and commitment to treatment during this time (unique and comprehensive treatment by a really really unique consultant ). The flexibility of understanding the possibility of complaint (no matter how silly or stupis the complaint is) and willingness and readiness to solve it with absolute concern is priceless.I still remember all the tough days where admist all the difficult routine (ramzan, severe weather and busy schedule) my consultant (Hussain Kaisrani Sahib) used to manage me (even at the time of aftaris and right after aftari). That is the kind of ability only few people are blessed with (to sacrifice your comfort for the sake of patient). I seriously dont want to imagine what would have happened otherwise. Another important aspect is management of acute symptoms on urgent basis. The OPENNESS to admit the facts when a certain medicine is not working and readiness to replace it with some other even more appropriate medicine and keeping the patient on same page with reassurance is an art few can master (cheers to Bahria Homeopathic consultancy).

    In a nutshell, no matter how much i write about THIS part no amount of words can do justice for what u did for me. I wish i become this compassionate for my own patients too someday.

    BLESS YOU !!! and i wish there were a word bigger than THANK YOU to say thanks to you!

    Dr FA – The Young Medical Doctor

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Hussain Kaisrani, The chief consultant and director at Homeopathic Consultancy, Lahore is highly educated, writer and a blogger kaisrani.blogspot.com He has done his B.Sc and then Masters in Philosophy, Urdu, Pol. Science and Persian from the University of Punjab. Studied DHMS in Noor Memorial Homeopathic College, Lahore and is a registered Homeopathic practitioner from National Council of Homeopathy, Islamabad He did his MBA (Marketing and Management) from The International University. He is working as a General Manager in a Publishing and printing company since 1992. Mr Hussain went to UK for higher education and done his MS in Strategic Management from University of Wales, UK...
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