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Adam, Age 11, UK: ADHD Treatment plus serious asthma, anxiety & chronic diarrhea.

Originally published at steemit

Adhd Treatment

Adam recovered from ADHD with homeopathic ADHD treatment.
Homeopathy is a holistic approach:  He also recovered from severe asthma, allergies, anxiety, insomnia, eczema and chronic diarrhea!
He stopped steroid medication & asthma inhalers, & had his first high fevers in his life.
He came off the special needs register at his school and caught up with his peers.
You can read the sequence of events below.  Treatment took place over 1 year. This was classical homeopathic treatment without the use of homeopathic detoxes.  He would have done well with detoxes also.  😀
adhd treatment

1st consultation: 

Anxiety [dirt, strangers, people looking through windows. Am I fat? Animals/spiders].
ADHD.  Anxiety. Anger. Hitting. Quarrels. Hyperactivity. Poor focus/executive functioning/organisation. Impulsive. Hypersensitive & misinterprets friend’s actions. Insomnia. Dyspraxia. Literal thinker. Refers to sexual stuff a lot [inappropriate].
Asthma [steroid inhaler recently discontinued + salbutamol inhaler + antihistamines].
Diarrhea a lot.
Immune system: No fevers when sick. Frequent colds that turn to asthma. 

How he got so sick …

Adam started with eczema after vaccination as a baby.
Eczema was treated with steroid creams and he developed asthma [usual if you manage to suppress eczema with steroids.]
The Asthma was treated with steroid inhalers.
Adam developed ADHD and stomach problems.  Both of these problems are common predispositions in his family.  As his level of health dropped due to suppression, his predispositions were triggered.  Steroid use is associated with mental health disorders.
Adam’s was a descent into mental-emotional disorders which is common among children nowadays. 
Prescription:    tarentula hispanica 30c am/pm 3 days med sol. (observe: No need for daily repeat due to discontinuation of steroids past 5 days).
Histaminum 200c, single dose in homeopathic solution daily to use in place of antihistamine.  
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Follow up [1 month] 

> Using words more than fists and crying rather than hitting. Still provoking siblings. Exam stress.
> Swearing has stopped.
> slightly less impulsive >
> Asthma gone during day.
> much calmer during asthma. Inhaler 7pm only.  Night time ok and daytime at school is ok.   
> No steroids since August [longest without since age 5, 6 years].  
Eyes discharging.  
Outstanding: More clumsy recently.  
Old symptoms returning: fear of dark, alone upstairs.  [Return of old symptoms during treatment usually indicates we have removed a layer of illness and are returning to an earlier, higher level of health.]
Prescription: Tare hisp 200c am/ pm for one day.    ipecac 30c instead of inhaler for 7pm cough [if possible].    Continuing with Histaminum 200c single dose in homeopathic solution daily. Observe weekend cough in the sitting room [Seems to be an allergen in the sitting room].    

Follow up [1 month later] 

Was bad-tempered after this repeat of tare hisp [aggravation] …
then everything changed.
> Now he is too docile & gentle and a bit silly.  
Wheezy in the house.
Irritability is worse.  
Old symptoms returning: responsibility for others. Shouts at sister to get ready. Anxious. Restless at night.  

Prescription:   tare 200c am/pm for 1 day. Continuing with Histaminum 200c single dose in homeopathic solution daily.


Acute Asthma with a cold later that month:   

acute asthma.  
> Now quite docile.  
> Asthma worse. [Disorder is moving from the mental/emotional plane to the physical plane.  In homeopathy this is recognised as in the direction of healing and would be expected.  It makes cases with a history of asthma sometimes difficult.]
Loves raw onions.  Pain in Adam’s apple.  Cough —> wheezing, evening and night. Refusing blue inhaler.  
Prescription:    allium cepa 200c am/pm dry.  Continuing with Histaminum 200c in homeopathic solution daily.
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Follow up.  [5 weeks later] 

Really good outcome with allium cepa.   
Little need for inhaler.  Weathered another cold well without trouble with asthma! 
>> anger has turned to smiley/joking and happy.  
>> loving toward sister.   
>> Eye discharge/allergy is very much better.  
>> more sensible.
Prescription:   wait.   Try allium cep 200c with 3 bashes instead of salbutamol inhaler when inhaler needed [cautioned to use inhaler if necessary].   

1 Month later: acute 

Acute chest virus:  fever 38.9C and recovered fast.   
>> No need for inhaler during this!  Allium cepa was enough.
>> 1st high fever EVER.  [This indicates a great improvement in the strength of his immune system.  He was able to see off the virus with a fever.  His level of health has raised].

Follow up [5 weeks later] 

Another fever 39C
>> Mood relaxed and calm [nb!  This is a child with ADHD]. Emotionally fantastic. >> No itchy, discharging eyes.
>> Cough better.
>> No more fear at night.
>> Far better mood on waking.
Diarrhea every other day over Xmas. [Now mum is more focused on his digestive issues].
Peer pressure and self-confidence issues [may be age-related & has gone to new school].
Prescription:  allium cepa 1m single dose

Follow up [4 weeks later] 

Acute Diarrhea with a  high fever 39c [stomach bug].
>> Coughing but no asthma.
>> Great improvement in self-confidence.
>> Calm. Still massively improved on emotional side.
>> No areas of concern!
>> Brave at the dentists with no anxiety.  
Prescription:  Arsenicum 30c, 3 doses 1 hour apart, dry [remedy helped.] 
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Follow-up [4 weeks] 

>> Stomach is good.
>> Eczema is all gone now.
>> Asthma resolved. Chesty only with a virus now.
Fighting with sister [she’s pushing buttons.  I gave her tuberculinum and she did incredibly well!]
Lacks confidence with friends.  
Prescription: wait

Follow up [4 weeks later] 

Dark moods. Grumpy in the morning. Picking fights. Dislikes school. Increased sensitivity to what others think of him [old problem]. Embarrassed easily. Less open than usual.
>> Great improvement in school work.
>> Taken off learning difficulties register.
>> Writing has improved. No probs.  
>> Virus with cough/asthma but recovered fast again.
>> Stools better. No smell. Flatulence improved. Not loose. Bowel health is good [good news as family history of ulcerative colitis and he was showing early signs.] 
Prescription: lycopodium 30c am/pm for 2 days 
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Follow up [4 weeks later] 

Some allergy symptoms.  Sore ankle.
>> Appetite improved.  
>> Self-aware.
Anxiety around friends. Hard to fit in. Submissive.  
Sensitive to sounds.
Sister will press buttons and he cries. SATS exam worries.
Change in food desires.  
Prescription: kali bich 30c am and pm for 2 days

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Treating Tweens & The Problems of Antidotes.

Follow up [4 weeks later] 

Wheezing, coughing, blocked nose all back with force. Eyes itching, gritty, bright red. Hayfever. Fear people looking in windows sharply increased over this month. Buying coke and lots of sweets.
Was run over by a car.  [all possible remedy antidotes].  
Prescription:  Repeat kali bich 30c am and pm for 2 days due to antidote.  

Follow up [4 weeks later]

Self-consciousness. Wheezing all day but no difficulty breathing. Meltdowns. Allium-cepa hasn’t helped. Eyes watery/white discharge at night.  
>> Ran race without asthma and came first!  
Prescription:  Repeat kali bich 30c am and pm for 2 days due to antidote.   [Darn that boy with his sneaky coke!]

Final Follow up [4 weeks later]

Coughing after a cold. Using inhaler. Eye problems. 
Final Prescription:  Repeat kali bich 30c am and pm for 2 days due to antidote.
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insomnia cures


Page down for:  Natural Treatment Checklist.  Factors causing sleeplessness.  The sleep-obesity link;  Benefits of sleep. Homeopathic Remedies for Insomnia.

What’s Keeping Us Awake?

Although it seems you are the only person who is NOT asleep, you are not alone, and help is at hand.  Researchers and authors talk of an ever increasing “epidemic of sleeplessness”, with 6 out of every 10 UK adults surveyed being found to be ‘sleep deprived’.  A key link found was increased exposure to blue light from screens:

“Although any type of light stops you feeling sleepy, research has shown that light towards the blue end of the spectrum is especially effective at keeping you awake because it suppresses the production of the sleep-inducing hormone melatonin.”  link

They suggest, for those who cannot switch off for the two or so hours before bed, amber tinted glasses that filter out blue light along with dimming the screen display.

Other causes of sleeplessness are hormonal imbalances unrelated to light exposure, and conditions that impact on hormonal balance such as stress, anxiety and fear.   Individualized, holistic homeopathic treatment may rapidly resolve sleep issues caused by underlying imbalances.

When is it insomnia?

The expectation that we will sleep a straight 8 hours is a modern one.  People used to have 2 sleeps and even visit their friends in the night, until late into the 1700’s.  In modern times we may be more inclined to interpret natural, regular waking cycles as evidence of ‘sleeplessness’.  Everyone wakes, but an inability to return to sleep may be the problem.

My current ‘sleeplessness’ problem is a common one!   I sense there are not enough hours in a day. I try to extend them by going to bed later. In reality, I function less well the next day and don’t gain any time in the process.  This is not insomnia, but a common thinking pattern that can lead to sleep deprivation & poor sleep habits:  We tend to agree with the BFG, that we are wasting so much of our lives in sleeping ….

Sleep’s Great Payoff … 

when we sleep our brains shrink back so that the lymph pathways are wider and toxins can be removed from the brain. This is recent research, and it shows why you feel hungover if you don’t get enough sleep. I might also explain why long term sleep deprivation can be deadly..

Lack of sleep is also linked to obesity because light, sleep, hormone production and fat/glucose metabolism are closely interlinked.  We convert fat to glycogen to store in our muscles but we tend to do this in the first part of the night, from sundown to about midnight. Being awake late can cause us to lack glycogen supplies, and subsequently lack energy next day.  We retain more of the fat that our bodies were expecting to use. We then run on blood sugar supplies more completely and need to raise the blood sugar … leading to sugar/carb craving, and a vicious cycle, potentially descending into insulin resistance.

The links between sleep deprivation, length of life and disease have caused the UK Government to seek to do something about it with a campaign aimed at informing people about the dangers of missing sleep.   However, keep in mind that statistics regarding health and sleep are conducted across populations and insomnia is not directly equal to ill health.  [This linked article is well worth a read if you need reassurance, and especially if you sleep little but are refreshed, or keep strange hours].  Some adults thrive, without health problems (even long term) on low levels of sleep.

Treat Sleeplessness Naturally …  Checklist: 

  • Take a look at your stimulant intake.  Coffee is an obvious candidate.  In homeopathy it is used in medicinal form to cure sleeplessness as it can certainly cause it.
  • Check your night time ‘blue spectrum light’ intake.
  • Be sure that you use your sleeping area for sleeping and rarely for working, so that your brain expects to sleep in that space.
  • If you are still struggling with sleeplessness, you probably have a problem that needs treatment.  This problem may be stress & anxiety or hormone related.   They can be one and the same thing as stress and anxiety impact on hormone balance also.

Homeopathy is used for rebalancing the body to enhance sleep.  I’ve directly experienced it after losing sleep rhythms with my baby (who had sleep apnoea and wore an alarm at night).  I was surprised and relieved by how fast it worked!

Remedies that are particularly suited to sleeplessness:

If you would like advice or homeopathic treatment, please contact me for a free 15 minute consultation to find out if homeopathy can help with your sleep disorder.

Arsenicum Album: Lying awake with restlessness, tossing and turning. Cannot lie still in bed – has to get up and wander around from restlessness. Can only sleep with head raised. Hard to fall asleep after waking. Anxiety, fear, or worry prevents sleep. Frequent starting or jumping which wakens from sleep. Sleeplessness from physical exertion. Worse after midnight. Better for: warmth; warm drinks.

Coffea: sleeplessness from rapid thoughts, active mind, physical restlessness, nervous energy, excitement, bad news.  Very acute senses & wake with every sound, frequent startling.  Palpitation.  It is also a superb remedy for pain, particularly tooth pain.

Gelsemium Sempervirens: sleepless due to anticipatory anxiety or exhaustion.  Dull and drowsy.  Hard to get fully asleep.  Worse for bad news or thinking about problems.   Yawning.

Ignatia Amara: Intense, repeated yawning or frequent sighing. Sleeplessness from a recent disappointment or grief.  Waking easily. Waking from the jerking of a limb. Itching of arms with yawning. Yawning produces tears in the eyes or threatens to dislocate jaw. Worse for: Coffee.

Lycopodium clavatumWaking from hunger – must get up and eat. Restless sleep and anxious dreams with frequent waking. Feeling unrefreshed in morning. Unable to get comfortable in any position. Sleepy all day and sleepless at night from an active mind. Children who sleep all day and cry all night. Child wakes terrified with screaming – seems not to recognise anyone (sleep terrors).

Nux VomicaFrequent yawning. Irritability from loss of sleep. Falling asleep before normal bedtime and then waking at 3–4am with alert and active mind and then falling asleep as daylight approaches, then waking with difficulty, feeling tired, weak, and not wanting to get up. Worse for: stimulants and narcotics.   Sleeplessness from the excessive consumption of coffee, alcohol, or drugs (therapeutic or recreational). Sleeplessness from mental strain and stress or excessive study. Weeping and talking in sleep.

Passiflora Incarnata: Restlessness, exhaustion, and sleeplessness, from excessive work. Insomnia of infants and the aged. Convulsions with sleeplessness.

Phosphorus: Short naps with frequent waking. Frequent waking from feeling too hot. Sleeplessness from excitement or anxiety. Worse before midnight.  Sleepy all day and sleepless/restless at night.  Sensation of bubbling in blood.  Worse lying on left side. Tend to be fearful.

Sulphur: Sudden waking, 2 – 5am unable to go back to sleep. Rush of blood to the head awakes. Difficulty in falling asleep from itchiness of skin or perspiration, constant flow of thoughts, headache, etc.  Drowsy by day and sleepless at night. Worse for: becoming hot; atmospheric changes. Better for dry, warm weather.

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