disorders required a trained homeopath. For acute
anxiety, use the appropriate homeopathic remedies listed below.
What is Anxiety? Anxiety
is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear,
apprehension and worrying. Anxiety affect how we feel and act. It can manifest
real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe
anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious impact on daily life.
Most people often experience a general state of worry or fear before confronting
something challenging such as a test, examination, recital, or interview. These
feelings are easily justified and considered normal. Anxiety is considered a
problem when symptoms interfere with a person's ability to sleep or otherwise
function. Anxiety occurs when a reaction is out of proportion with what
might be normally expected in a situation.
Anxiety panic attacks, after fright, worse at night, fear of death. Panic
attack that comes on suddenly with very strong fear and/or fear of death. A
state of immense anxiety may be accompanied by strong palpitations,
shortness of breath, and flushing of the face. Very thirsty. Sudden, intense
ailments from fright. Anxiety and restlessness with complaints. Fears that
do not subside. Faintness or dizziness upon waking up. Sudden fever with one
cheek red, the other pale. Intolerance of pain. Painful urination with
anxiety. Pains followed by numbness and tingling. Eye pain and
injuries. Throbbing headache. Unquenchable thirst.'
Anxiety with dizziness. When anxiety
develops before a big event. Dizziness. Diarrhea.
Extended period of unusual or continued mental
exertion. Craving for sweets and salt.
Craving for strong flavors.
Anxiety and hypochondriacs, anxiety fear of losing of the self, control
Deeply anxious about their
health, and extremely concerned with order and security. Panic attacks often
occur around midnight or the very early hours of the morning. May feel
exhausted yet still be restless-fidgeting, pacing, and anxiously moving from
place to place. Digestive problems or asthma attacks accompanied by anxiety.
Typically obsessive about small details and very neat. Desperate need to be
in control of everything. Restless. Sleepiness but insomnia.
Thirsty for frequent small drinks. Weak and exhausted. Desires air but
sensitive to cold. Vomiting with or without diarrhea after eating and
Chilly constitution, craving for sweets, and are easily
fatigued. They are dependable, solid people who become overwhelmed from physical
illness or too much work and start to fear a breakdown. Their thoughts can be
muddled and confused when tired, which adds to the anxiety. Worry and bad news
may agitate them, and a nagging dread of disaster (to themselves or others) may
develop. Fear of heights and claustrophobia are also common. Increased perspiration.
Cold hands and feet.
Aversion to fats.
Craving for eggs.
Eyes sensitive to light.Pale face.
Large appetite with slow digestion
Gelsemium Anxiety with chills and hot flushes.
This remedy is indicated when you have feelings
of weakness, trembling, and mental dullness (being "paralyzed by fear"). It is
also useful when a person experiences anxiety about an upcoming event such as
stage-fright about a public performance or interview, or anxiety before a test,
impending visit to the dentist, or other stressful events. Chills, perspiration,
diarrhea, and headaches will often occur with nervousness. Fear of crowds, a
fear of falling, and even a fear that the heart might stop are other indications
for Gelsemium. Nervousness.
Anxiety prior to an examination or public performance.
Fatigue and aching of whole body.
Limbs, head, eyelids heavy.
Scalp sore to touch.
Lack of thirst.
Dizziness, trembling, fatigue, dullness.
Sensitive person who is anxious because of
grief, loss, disappointment, criticism, loneliness (or any stressful emotional
experience). Emotional stress, especially disappointment or grief. Other indications are a
defensive attitude, frequent sighing, and mood swings. The person may burst
unexpectedly into either tears or laughter. Vomiting. Sensation of a lump in the throat. Chills with fever,
thirst during chills. Chills relieved by warmth. Cramping pains in the abdomen or back. Headaches that feel like a nail driven into the side of the head. Skin very sensitive to drafts. Introspective. Sad,
brooding, tearful. Rejects company. Disappointed. Insomnia from emotional distress. Nausea relieved by eating. Eating intensifies hunger.
phosphoricum Exhausted by
overwork or illness. Feels a deep anxiety and inability to cope. Jumpy and
oversensitive. May be startled by ordinary sounds. Hearing unpleasant news or
thinking of world events can aggravate the problems. Insomnia and an inability
to concentrate may develop, increasing the sense of nervous dread. Eating,
warmth, and rest often bring relief. Exhaustion. Deep anxiety and inability to cope. Headaches. Jumpy and oversensitive. Startled by ordinary sounds. Backaches. Nervous digestive upsets.
Lycopodium Anxiety from mental stress and suffer from a lack of confidence.
Attempt to cover an inner
sense of inadequacy by putting up fronts, by pretending to be something they are
not. Break down under stress.
Self-conscious and feel intimidated by people they perceive as
powerful. They can feel a deep anxiety and fear of failure, when they take on
responsibility. Shakes head without any apparent cause.
Gassy, constipation or diarrhea.
Digestive upsets with gas and bloating.
Craves sweets, warm food and drink.
Wants to be alone.
Cranky on waking.
Bullying tendency. Fear of failure.
Anxiety with chest pains and heart palpitations.
Angry from isolation.
Fright, grief, anger.
Nervous, discouraged, broken down.
Depressed aloof but have a social conscience and a desire to help others. Deep
emotions and a self-protective shyness can make these people seem reserved,
aloof, and private. Even when feeling lonely, they tend to stay away from social
situations, not knowing what to say or do. Easily hurt and offended, they can
brood, bear grudges, dwell on unhappy feelings, and isolate themselves. They
refuse consolation even when they want it. They are often sympathetic listeners
to other people's problems. Claustrophobia, anxiety at night (with fears of
robbers or intruders), migraines, and insomnia are often seen when this remedy
is needed.Tongue feels dry.
Mucous membranes dry.
Claustrophobia. Migraine headache.
Pains around eyes.
Craves salt and dry foods. Worse from the sun.
Weepy but won't let others see it, wants to be alone to cry; consolation
imaginative, excitable, easily startled, and full of intense and vivid fears.
Strong anxiety can be easily triggered just by thinking of almost anything. They
are nervous and sensitive to others. They can overextend themselves with
sympathy to the point of feeling exhausted and "spaced out" or even getting ill.
They need a lot of company and reassurance. They often feel better from
conversation or a back-rub. Easy flushing of the face, palpitations, thirst, and
a strong desire for cold, refreshing foods are other indications for Phosphorus. Anxious.
Associated with hoarseness.
Tight heavy chest.
Dry rasping cough.
Burning pains in stomach, abdomen, between shoulder blades.
Thirst for cold drinks that are vomited.
Pulsatilla Anxiety as insecurity and clinginess, with a
need for constant support and comforting. They fear being alone. They are
easily discouraged, moody, tearful, whiny, even emotionally childish.
Getting too warm or being in a stuffy room often increases anxiety. Anxiety
around the time of hormonal changes (puberty, menstrual periods, or
menopause) often is helped with Pulsatilla. Sensitive.
Wants attention and sympathy.
Changeable symptoms and moods.
Craves open air.
Sensitive to heat.
Dry mouth with lack of thirst.
Rich food upsets stomach.
Insomnia from recurring thought.
Loose cough, worse at night.
Delayed menstrual period with scanty flow
Capable and serious,
also nervous, shy, and prone to bouts of loss of confidence.
Anxiety can be extreme when they are faced with a public appearance, interview,
examination, or any new job or task. Worry and overwork can bring on headaches,
difficulty concentrating, and states of exhaustion, oversensitivity and dread. Worry. Overwork. Headaches. Difficulty
concentrating. Exhaustion. Oversensitivity. Overreact and devote
attention to tiny details. Low stamina. Frequently catch colds, sore
throats, or other illnesses.