What causes poor body balance?
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When i wake up in the morning, upon standing I feel off balance most of the time, but I feel it throughout the day as well. I am a homebound agoraphobic and have been so cine this past October, so I get panic attacks almost every day as well as high anxiety. But as for the off balance feelings, it feels like I'm tilting one way sometimes or floating like in an elevator. I've never fallen or vomitted from this, but these sensations really scare me. They've been on and off the past 4-5 months. Also, i've had blood work done that came back normal, blood pressure normal as well and also sugar levels normal. Also, these feelings seem to get worse when I'm more anxious or put in a situation that makes me anxious. Thank you for your help!
Posted Mon, 3 Mar 2014 in Homeopathy
Answered by Dr. C. J. Varghese 19 hours later
Brief Answer: Hello friend, Thank you for the query. Detailed Answer: Hello XXXX Since the period of your neurological complaint of feeling off balance is said to be the last 4-5 months, definitely there should have happened a subjective unexpected psychological conflict just prior to the onset of your complaints. The anxiety, agarophobia and the panic attacks are your other experiences which make you scary. All of them are the result of such a shocking conflict. In such cases, blood work will give normal results only. I am a Homoeopath and I think Homoeopathy can help you to bring back your altered health to normalcy. But for that I need your detailed case. Only with the details contained in your query, I cannot make a prescription for you. I am hereby attaching a case taking format which you can use to develop your case in detail. It should definitely contain your life situations and exactly what happened just prior to the onset of your neurological complaints. You may please forward it back to me at your earliest convenience. I will study your case in detail and give you my prescription. That remedy will cure you rapidly and permanently. With best Wishes, Dr. C. J. Varghese Homoeopath, YYYY@YYYY +91 0000 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- CASE TAKING / RECEIVING FORMAT (This is only a frame work to help you to develop your case. You can expand your case to any extent. But try to help the physician to understand your genetic dispositions, individuality and constitution in the physical and mental plain. ) I PRELIMINARY DATA 1. Name 2. Age 3. Sex 4. Occupation 5. Financial Status 6. Social status 7. Religion 8. Address 9. Contact no 10. Email address 11. Mother tongue II PRESENTING /CHIEF COMPLAINTS 1. Since when the complaints started 2. Onset sudden or gradual 3. Pain –its duration, how long it remains, how it comes and goes, its character, its extension 4. Side of affection - Left or Right, from left to right or from right to left, upper left and lower right or upper right and lower left 5. Aggravating or ameliorating factors or conditions 6. Supportive investigations and reports, diagnosis, findings… 7. Speed of development of disease - slow or fast 8. Probable or final diagnosis III ASSOCIATED COMPLAINTS / OTHER DISEASES 1. Since when the complaints started 2. Onset sudden or gradual 3. Pain –its duration, how long it remains, how it comes and goes, its character, its extension 4. Side of affection - Left or Right, from left to right or from right to left, upper left and lower right or upper right and lower left 5. Aggravating or ameliorating factors or conditions 6. Supportive investigations and reports, diagnosis, findings… 7. Speed of development of disease - slow or fast 8. Probable or final diagnosis IV PAST HISTORY ( MAJOR ILLNESSES / SURGERIES / ACCIDENTS) IN THE PAST 1. Never well since like vaccination, pneumonia, typhoid, malaria etc. 2. Any suppressive treatment like ointments for skin, laser therapy for stones, corrective surgery for eye etc. 3. Emotions that precipitate the disease every time 4. Emotional conflict happened just prior to the onset of disease that remain unresolved 5. How from lower layers of tissues the disease shifted to more important and higher layers of tissues 6. Chronological journey of disease- how you started with first sickness, next what happened , then what etc. till you developed the present state of illness. V FAMILY HISTORY / HEREDITARY DISEASE TENDENCIES/GENETIC DISEASES ETC. IN THE FAMILY 1. Father 2. Mother 3. Paternal Grand Father 4. Paternal Grand Mother 5. Siblings, in order 6. Paternal uncles and aunts 7. Maternal uncles and aunts VI GYNAECOLOGICAL / OBSTETRICAL HISTORY (FEMALES ONLY) 1. Menses in detail 2. Complaints before, during and after menses 3. Menarche (onset) age, early, late etc. 4. Menopause (stoppage ) normal, early, late, complaints during. 5. Children born, living, dead. 6. Abortions, Miscarriages, delivery normal or surgical VII DRUG / TREATMENT HISTORY 1. Any medication, Allopathic, Ayurvedic or Homoeopatic 2. Allergic sensitivity to any drug 3. Over use or abuse of drugs 4. Any affection / side effects of taking drugs VIII INVESTIGATION REPORTS / RESULTS (ATTACH RELEVANT REPORTS) 1. General health 2. Presenting complaints IX PATIENT AS A PERSON / PHYSICAL / GENERAL 1. Appearance: built, structure, height, weight, complexion, face, skin, warts, moles, discolouration, pigmentation etc. 2. Speed: of talking, eating, working, walking, 3. Thermals: Sensitivity to cold or heat, can tolerate heat or cold better, need or fan / ac, need of warm clothes, covers uncovers during sleep, takes warm or cold bath… 4. Appetite: normal, increased or decreased, peculiarities in eating habits, veg/non-ves, desires, cravings and aversions, aggravation and ameliorations, intolerances and ailments from particular tastes and items of food, prefer cold, warm or hot food, 5. Thirst: quantity of water drinking in a day, thirsty during night, drinks by habit or by feeling thirsty, during meals only or drinks in between, throat and mouth getting dry, cold or room temperature, warm or hot water, fruit juices, other drinks 6. Stool: habits, frequency, difficulties, any complaints before, during, and after. 7. Urine: any difficulty, any complaint 8. Sleep: sound/ disturbed, deep comatose or catnap- alert, easily waking, restless, tossing about in bed, position in sleep, salivation during etc. 9. Dreams: good/ bad, frightful, repetitive, related to family, work, death, dead bodies, accidents etc. 10. Side: which side is predominantly or frequently affected, 11. Sensitivities: to sun, noise, light, tight clothing, touch, strong or perfume smell, rain, cloudy weather, winds, moon phases etc., how affected and how much… 12. Senses: vision, smell hearing, touch, taste, extra sensory perception etc. 13. Habits: smoking, drinking, chewing etc. X PATIENT AS A PERSON/ MIND/ LIFE SITUATION 1. Family, single, married, staying together, multiple partners, staying with whom, joint family, nuclear family, mutual relationships etc. 2. Job, salary, working conditions, job satisfaction, work site conflicts, 3. Education, diligence for gathering or updating knowledge, eligibility or qualified for the job, laziness to study or to exert mentally, 4. Expressive or non expressive, extrovert or introvert, vivacious or quiet, loquacious or silent, loud talker, sweet talker, self praise, open hearted, foolish talking, lewd or talking about sex, expansive, changing subjects, talking about money, health, religion, talking to himself, jesting etc. 5. Communicative, easily starting conversation, easily mixing with strangers, sharing feelings with others, prefers to be in company or solitude 6. Intellect: studied by self, or pushed by others, how handles work, intellectually sharp or slow, concentration and comprehension easy, reading desires, idiocy or childishness, making mistakes while talking and writing, good and quick or bad and slow in making decisions, indecisive or yielding to the opinion of others, etc. 7. Diligence or non diligence, regular or not in going to school, work , office etc. 8. Morals: respecting rules and morality, sensitive to values 9. Will: good and confident in handling responsibilities alone and in critical situations, or wanting support always, reacting or supporting injustice, strong or weak willed, confident or timid, dependant or courageous, optimistic, persevering and positive or pessimis, bashful or embarrassment. 10. Memory: good or bad, recollecting events of the past, remembering numbers and names, active or weak , any forgetfulness… 11. Nature or disposition: angry or mild, yielding or haughty, weeping, sarcastic, contemptuous, apprehensive, fearful , contented or discontented , quarrelsome, fighter, revolting or indifferent etc. 12. Emotions: when getting angry how reacts, anger expressed or suppressed, expressed even to elders, keep thinking about the issue for long or can forget or forgive easily, sentimental or sensitive, sympathetic to the point of forgetting one’s own needs, involved in XXXXXXX or social service, grieved, affectionate, jealousy, rage etc 13. Sensitivity: to behaviour of others, rudeness, criticism, reproach, contradiction of others, relationship, social position, success or failure, money, admonition, ego, appreciation, injustice, to the surroundings, cleanliness mania, nature, animals, music, religion etc. 14. Anxiety about conscience, health, children, family, future, salvation, about trifles, for others, apprehension, anticipation, punctuality, 15. Attachment: to career, position, family, friends, name and fame, money, 16. Consolation desires, ameliorates, aggravates, appreciation craves, 17. Fears: any fixed fear XI N.B: You can expand the case to any extent for making the physician understand your life situations and your genetic and constitutional reactions to them so that the physician can very easily understand your individualistic and characteristic features, both physical and mental and thus arrive at your curative remedy, the SIMILIMUM.
Follow-up: What causes poor body balance? 15 hours later
Part 1 XXXX 29 years old (30 on Feb. 13th) Male Student No religion,but raised christian Home in san XXXXXXX CA USA (+1)619 840 2829 YYYY@YYYY native English speaker Part 2 Been dizzy since July/August 2013 Been a gradual increase of dizziness with increase of anxiety symptoms No pain anywhere Affects left and right, forward as well when feeling like I’m tilting Diagnosed with panic disorder in 2005 Became homebound in October Part 4 Past history Diagnosed with panic disorder in 2005 Part 5 Mother has type 2 diabetes, father has no conditions Part 7 Taking no medication Part 8 Physically fine from examination from September and blood work ok Im feeling dizzy/off balanced expecially when anxious. Part 9 Im 1.79 meters and 185 pounds with no other physical deformities I talk, eat, nd walk at a normal pace No sensitivity to hot or cold Normal appetite Drink 4-6 liters of water a day Normal bowel movements daily, normal color as well No difficulty urinating Sleep normal. Sometimes insomnia when feeling very anxious at night Introverted myself Non-drinker non-smoker Dreams normal or cant remember.
Answered by Dr. C. J. Varghese 7 hours later
Brief Answer: Hello XXXXXXX I worked on your case. Detailed Answer: Hello XXXXXXX Today being your Birthday, I send my ‘Happy Birthday’ wishes to you at the outset. Your case turned to be very short than my expectations. Still, I have studied your case well with the help of the Belgium based Computer program called RADAR and selected the following key points about your genetics and constitution : 1. Introverted personality 2. Want of religious feelings 3. Panic attacks / sudden feeling of fear. 4. Vertigo/ dizziness aggravated during anxiety. 5. Very thirsty. 6. Not sensitive to heat or cold. 7. Sleeplessness from anxiety. From the above I have concluded that Merc. Sol. is your constitutional remedy. Take Merc. Sol. 1000 – 1 dose at bed time. After taking the remedy, watch the changes happening in our mind and body. You will gradually be cured without producing other panic attacks or dizziness as you have experienced. After few months or years, if you still experience recurrence of symptoms you can contact me or repeat another single dose of same remedy and same potency. I hope you are satisfied by my service. If so, you may please forward a good review accordingly. I am ready to help you in future also. With best wishes for a total cure through Homoeopathy again. Dr C. J. Varghese