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  • Foot/Body Odor & Umbilical Hernia

    About 4 months ago, I noticed an umbilical hernia as well as a strong body odor that has caused me a great amount of stress and virtually stopped my life. Once the putrid, musty odor started to surface, I became more depressed and obsessed with it. I now find it difficult to leave the house because of embarrassment and the humiliation I feel when around others. The only time I feel comfortable is when I lie on the couch with a blanket and watch tv.

    I shower at least two times per day and about 5 minutes after I get out, I smell this odor all over my body. It becomes much stronger when I wear my shoes. I have noticed when I shower, my skin turns red and when I am done showering, my skin becomes dry and flakey. I have always had acne and large pimples on my back and occasionally get large pimples on my face and in my ears. I feel weak and am unable to lift weights like I was once able to. Usually, my feet and hands are cold and my head is warm. Sometimes my feet and hands even turn purple. Finally, when I lay on my back, I feel sinus pressure in the area of my right eye, my nose totally plugs up and in the upper, center part of my back I have a great deal of tightness and pain, it feels like I am laying on a small ball.

    Here is more information:

    - Age: 24
    - Sex: M
    - Married/Unmarried/widow: Unmarried
    - Weight: 210
    - Height: 6 ft, 3 in
    - Country: USA
    - Climate: Cold
    - Family History: No depression
    - Complexion: Fair
    -Constitution: Medium/Large Build
    - History of taking Alcohol/Tobacco/coffee/Tea/any drugs addiction: Stopped all caffeine, very occasional alcohol use

    - List of your complain first
    a.) Feet smell when shoes are on
    b.) Skin smells when sweating occurs
    c.) Insomnia, headaches, sinus pressure, lack of energy, short-term memory loss, acne
    d.) Major depression, tiredness,
    e.) Umbilical hernia

    - Since how long you are suffering for each complain
    a.) Smelly feet and body odor started about 4 months ago
    b.) Insomnia, headaches, sinus pressure, lack of energy, short-term memory loss started 3 months ago
    c.) Major depression and tiredness started about 10 years ago
    d.) Umbilical hernia started around same time as sweating

    - Current medicine you are taking for each complain
    a.) Have been on lamictal for 18 months for bipolar disorder
    b.) Taking Silicea 30C for odor for 3 days
    c.) Taking AmbienCR for 1 month

    - Non Diabetic

    - Desire sweets/sour/salt – Desire sweets

    - Thirst –Small quantity/short interval/long interval/large Quantity – always thirsty, drink lots of water

    - Tongue color – pink with occasional spots, swelling and soreness

    - Current BP (without medicine and with medicine)

    - What exactly is happening ?
    My biggest problem is the body and foot odor when I go in public. It started when I was sitting in class about 4 months ago. It started as a very strong foot odor. It is a rancid heavy odor that lingers. At the time it happened my feet were very hot and wet. After this happened I tried using foot powder, spray, cream, and drysol, none of which worked for me. So I then started using chlorella, chlorophyll, as well as B complex vitamins, probiotics, zinc, flax oil and a multivitamin about 4 weeks ago as well as soaking my feet in black tea for one week. The smell has become less putrid but feet sill sweat profusely and odor is still noticeable.
    The body odor started to be noticeable about 3 weeks after the foot odor. It does not smell like body odor but rather has a distinct smell and comes directly off the skin from all parts of the body. I smell it as soon as I get out of the shower and doesn’t go away. My armpits, hands and forehead sweat when I am in the presence of others or when I am nervous.
    Next, the insomnia, headaches, sinus pressure, lack of energy, short-term memory loss, and acne started about a month after the initial foot odor:
    Insomnia – for about 2 months I frequently wakes up during the middle of the night with no problem getting to sleep, now I cannot sleep without ambienCR. Also have a difficult time sleeping without masturbating first. I just toss and turn for hours.
    Headaches – for about 2 months also, 2 different kinds of headaches, first in the middle front of my head that makes me tired, heavy and forgetful and happens during the middle of the day, next is a throbbing pain in both sides of the head and occurs occasionally.
    Sinus pressure – for about 2 months also, when I lay on my back I feel pressure in my right eye region
    Lack of energy – also for about 2 months, little interest or ability to do anything except lay down and watch tv. For the last couple of weeks this has gotten better and I have made myself go to the gym and exercise. I dropped out of school for this semester because of the odor and I don’t really do much all day long, which isn’t like me, usually I am active and on the move.
    Short-term memory loss – it is very difficult for me to remember or concentrate on anything, very difficult time remembering even the names of my teachers
    Major depression – I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder 18 months ago and have been on Lamictal for that time and have been managing it well. I thought the foot odor may have been caused by the Lamictal so I stopped taking it about a month ago and have been in a depressive state since. I may restart it if I cannot find a homeopathic medicine that can help me soon. Without the Lamictal I feel hopeless and cannot envision a future.

    - How do you feel ?
    Right now, I feel tired, nervous, sweaty, unfulfilled, hopeless, alone, scared to be around others.

    - How does this affect you ?
    I keep to myself and rarely leave my house for the last 2 months.

    - How does it feel like ?
    I feel alone.

    - What comes to your mind ?
    Fear, self-doubt

    - One situation that had a big effect on you ?
    Family member became very ill and almost died recently

    - How did that feel like ?
    Scared

    - What sensation do you experience in that situation ?
    Fear


    Also, Please if you need more information, please ask. Thanks in advance for any help you can offer to me.

  • #2
    More Information

    Hi, I am looking for a homeopathic remedy for the following problems that I have been experiencing over the last 5 months when I started to have a bad sinus infection. All this began when I was having a lot of stress in my life. They all began at around the same time and continue to debilitate me.

    Sinus pain & pressure – when I lay down, my right nostril becomes plugged and I have sinus pressure and pain on my right side, during the day, my head feels very heavy and I have a lot of headaches in the front of my head (around sinuses). It is difficult for me to breath through my nose during the night.

    Body/foot odor – strong odor when embarrassed, worse with shoes on, feet hot and sweaty/smelly then become cold. Skin smells right after I get out of the shower. Feet get hot/sweaty when walking and cold/sweaty when sitting.

    Insomnia – at the early stages, I could fall asleep fine but would wake up suddenly after 4 or 5 hours and be wide awake. Now I am at the point where it is difficult for me to sleep at all.

    Umbilical Hernia – around the same time, I noticed an umbilical hernia starting in my bellybutton on the bottom left side.

    I have a history of depression in my past and am currently taking Lamictal 200mg. I thought this was causing the odor and stopped for 40 days but there was no change. I have tried powders, creams, tea soakings, drysol and a Juice detox, none of which changed my situation. Also, I am taking vitamins as well as chlorophyll and have noticed little change. Finally, I have tried Silicea 30C 3 X a day for 3 days with no results.

    Please, if there is anyone out there that can help, I will be forever grateful.

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    • #3
      joe posted;'I have a history of depression in my past and am currently taking Lamictal 200mg. I thought this was causing the odor and stopped for 40 days but there was no change. I have tried powders, creams, tea soakings, drysol and a Juice detox, none of which changed my situation. Also, I am taking vitamins as well as chlorophyll and have noticed little change. Finally, I have tried Silicea 30C 3 X a day for 3 days with no results........................................... ........................"

      Dear Joe
      best advice is to seek counsil from a trained classical homeopath, Sorry your symptoms are too complex and cannot be self prescribed or done via a suggestion from a discussion forum.There are over 3,000 homeopathic remedies possible. What you have is not an simple ACUTE problem.
      Not only do you need the well indicated remedy but the well indicated potency. Follow up appts need to be closely monotored with a homeopath. Aggravations need to be addressed.

      solution;
      here is a directory of homeopaths for each state;
      www.homeopathic.orgPlease make an appt.
      After your casetaking has been done please share with us any questions you might have.............................
      "Great ideas often recieve violent opposition from mediocre minds"...................Einstein

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      • #4
        Dear Gina, thank you for your post. Unfortunately, I am unable to visit a homeopath because the nearest one is 4 hours away and I am a student who has little money. I am conducting research in a hope to find a cure for my problems. Thanks again.

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        • #5
          I understand your delema.
          There is the option of seeking a casetaking from a student "homeopathic clinic"
          at a reduced fee,same link I posted for Homeopathic schools.
          The usa does nOT have many classical Homeopaths,so its more likely that most patients have to drive long distances to get counsil its not an isolated case.

          Joe posted:"I am conducting research in a hope to find a cure for my problems...................................."
          My reply is; you wont be able to untangle your complex situation on your own or via a discussion forum joe.
          Its not a simple cold/flu/toothace we are talking about here.............................................
          "Great ideas often recieve violent opposition from mediocre minds"...................Einstein

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          • #6
            Gina,
            I understand that the chances of someone finding the correct medication for me using this post is one in a million, but I am so determined to find a cure that I think it is worth my time to put up a post.

            So far, I have spent many hour researching my symptoms and I really believe that Calcarea Carbonica best matches my symptoms and personality. I would like your advice on if I should take Sulphur before Calcarea Carbonica and also on what dosage to take.

            My plan is to take Sulphur 200C one time and wait 10 to 15 days to see what happens and then to take Calcarea Carbonica 200C. I have read that it is common to take Sulphur first to see what symptoms are produced and then to take the Calcarea Carbonica. Also, I am on prescription medication, should I take that while I take homeopathic medication? Again, I am so grateful for any and all help you are able to offer me.

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            • #7
              Dear Joe
              Its not a ethical suggestion on my part to tell you anything as I have not personally met you and taken your case. Sorry You can't just guess. The "try this try that"- method of prescribing is useless.
              I dont prescribe on line,never have(specially without a full case).Discussion forums are for discussions,not prescriptions.
              The more you know about homeopathic principles the more carefull one gets about reckles prescribing.
              A million to one chance is OK with you?But not with me.
              If you get a severe aggravation or a proving who will be there for you?

              Joe posted:"So far, I have spent many hour researching my symptoms and I really believe ......................................."
              My reply to this comment: Many hours?.......................surely that is NOT enough to master homeopathics.
              "Great ideas often recieve violent opposition from mediocre minds"...................Einstein

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              • #8
                Everything Gina says is correct. I would just like to add that I really wouldn't be trying homeopathic remedies in a 200c potency. If anything is going to go wrong the 200 will. If you are doing research have a look at Mercury and see if it fits your case but NO I am not suggesting it for only telling you to research it.
                RSHom - Registered Homeopath

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                • #9
                  Joe posted:"Major depression – I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder 18 months ago and have been on Lamictal for that time and have been managing it well. Without the Lamictal I feel hopeless and cannot envision a future............................................ ..................."
                  Dear Joe
                  The adverse effect of Lamictal are horriffic,you might want to take a look at some google searches regards this.
                  Some of Your symptoms listed are iatrogenic,directly related to the use of Lamictal.

                  At Hpathy.com 3 homeopaths(patientforum) have told you basically the same as myself,you cannot self prescribe "Try this try that method" just will not do in this extremely complex case of yours.I understand your frustration and have no means nor funds to seek a trained practicioner but your digging yourself a deeper hole here.
                  The reason you were prescribed this powerfull anti seizure med Lamictal was for reasons no one knows on these discussion forums.This has not even been addressed,My point again-is A FULL + COMPLETE CASETAKING NEEDS TO BE DONE BY A TRAINED CLASSICAL HOMEOPATH IN PERSON.
                  www.homeopathic.org
                  Dont mess around with your health like this!
                  "Great ideas often recieve violent opposition from mediocre minds"...................Einstein

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                  • #10
                    Dear Rochelle
                    WE double posted at the same time,Nice to see you here!Long time no see......................................
                    "Great ideas often recieve violent opposition from mediocre minds"...................Einstein

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                    • #11
                      Hello, I wanted to post an update and seek more advice:

                      On Friday, March 13, I took Calc Carb 30C by dissolving 2 pills in 250 ml of water and consumed 1 tsp a total of 3 times every half hour.

                      On Friday, March 13th - Heavy cold continued and worsened overnight, loosening of back during the evening

                      On Saturday, March 14th – bad sneezing, allergies, burning of soles of the feet, feel a bit better

                      On Sunday, March 15th – cold an sinus pressure seemed to have improved, only sneezed once, still have headaches but feel better than I have in 4 months, feel like being sociable instead of staying home alone all day, soles of feet burned and sweated all day and weren’t cold at all, slight fever, head seems excessively warm and red, foot odor seemed a bit different but was still a strong odor when shoes were on, time seems to be moving much slower and general anxiety is down, mind feels more rested, still taking sleeping pills but will try to avoid tonight.

                      The biggest thing I have noticed is that time seems to move much slower than prior to taking the calc carb and I seem to not be as chilled, especially in my feet. I seek advice as to what I should do next and also I can't help but wonder if this odor will go away and how long it may take? Again, I am very thankful for all your advice!

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