Author: Gabriel Campuzano
A moss rfrom Ditrichaceae
Case by Gabriel Campuzano
26 july 2018
Woman 41 years old
Has Thyroid gland problems. After an abortion in the 5th week there was an alteration in the thyroid. May 2017
She has the desire to be a mother and has been told she can’t have children with this thyroid alteration - hyperthyroidism. She is been told to take medicine.
Decided to try with acupuncture and it got a bit better, but still not near okay. She wants to be a mother
Always has been very stressed, since childhood, with exams, anxious, stressed, nervous. She even feels the heart accelerated as she doesn’t want to listen what she doesn’t want to listen.
Nervousness, anxiety with fear of failing, little confidence in herself
Very perfectionist, doesn’t want to fail and this creates loads of anxiety, feels the nervous
system all altered, the body quivers.
Failing is feeling fragile with people, that she cannot, or that others can see or tell she cannot. If she is told she cannot, she feels she won’t be able...
... she doesn’t want people to see that she cannot do something, it touches her very much... as a child she was not like that
she started to build that in her life, whatever she wasn’t able to do at school would affect her very much, and she would tell herself that she wouldn’t make it, she built that up in her mind.
So it was frustrating not to be able to carry on with the pregnancy.... she has already thought that for her is normal to abort.
As she started to bleed she got panicky and started to thing she wouldn’t be able to carry on, and the fear just grew and she confirmed that she can’t do it. (starts crying)
How was at school?
at primary school I have a clear remembrance, I would stare to a book with colours and the teacher would ask me in front of all the class which was that color, and as I didn’t know the colours all the class would laugh telling I wasn’t able, I remember that. It was the first year in primary school.
When we played I was the leader of the group so I found not fair this happening.
I used to lead in all the games, I would coordinate the kids and when I went to school, and these things happened, I started to withdraw.
Then I was roughed by some gypsy students and that also affected me also a teacher slapped me telling me I was snooping.
I have this feeling inside, sadness, how can you do this to a child? its unjust, its not right, I cannot be judged as a child by an adult.
The woman looks very insecure, she has a loud voice and tells she has to be strong. Tell me about yourself more?
I was always afraid of trying to be a mother as I am afraid of hospitals, but I feel the pressure now as I am already 41, and I work in a place where the other colleagues are always creating rivalry with me.
I always liked sports, that is why I practice yoga, I am training to be a teacher of yoga, and i wanted to be a teacher in sports.
Also I dance competition dances, all sorts of dances but of high level, its competition. The woman is with her husband here, he is her partner in dancing.
I cannot just be still. And in the jobs it always happens to be terrible working with women.
As a child when I was 3, I had meningitis and in the hospital I was kept in the burned people area, and that night I remember very well how somebody howled all night long in pain and I had nightmares in the hospital (she cries here a lot)
there were monsters coming in my mind, faces of monsters.
then another situation in which I don’t know what happened to me
something strange in the room, I would see the room enormous and I was very little or the other
way around I was very big and the room small. another sensation I had in my body:
there was a cylinder that swelled, it was an impressive image like in a delirium where I saw someone pulling a bag from under the bed. This sensation repeated very many times.
AP allergic rhinitis, had scarlatina, mumps, meningitis, hepatitis and is doing sclerotherapy for telangiestasies
gastritis, sensitive stomach
she has 6 cats, she loves cats and also other animals. That is why se became vegetarian 1 year ago. and horses and tigers and flamingos...
She sometimes feels a deep tiredness that remains for days, it would come 3-4 times in a year, with chilliness on the legs in the morning. It started 4 years ago.
Another stress this year?
With my mother, she is very stressed, and becomes altered, I have vanity and she is knitting clothes and would scream to me.
Then in the jobs, I had some troubles with the colleagues they were jealous from me. They felt I was wanting to take their place, so I left.
Before I used to work in a nursery, then I saw all the violence against the children
I felt people didn’t value my work, I was doing right.
I am very honest in my work and less honest people usually are more lucky, that is unfair.
I am afraid of spiders and high places, or flying on airplanes, there is the anxiety it might fall, I panic. I live in anticipation that something could happen
I love milk and chocolate. As a vegetarian I love vegetables, and I like ice cream and cold things, I don’t like water. I love fruit and fried eggs and Thai rice and juices and loads of coffee.
When my stomach gets disturbed I feel pain in my lumbar region. Used to be chilly, more warm lately.
Fear of failure, i feel I am always like in a test.
and if I am not happy in a place, I cannot remain there. It feels like a prison.
What I like the most is sports, I love it and I need it. I like very much running, I need physical activity.
Thyroid results: T3 free, T4 free
Your sleep now?
Since young its difficult for me to wake up early, if I don’t sleep enough, I feel tired.
I am pretty sociable, like going out with friends and being with people I love going out at night and dance.
Being alone is terrible for me, that is why I want to form a family. I don’t like being alone that is why I have animals. The fear of not being able to have a child has made me postpone it.
I like competition dancing as I like being tested and giving a show. spontaneously:
I don’t like very much reality, I like the imaginary, fairy things I love, reality is sometimes very bad and I don’t like that that is why I like Alice in Wonderland. The images are filled with flowers, everything is wonderful and I identify with that. And when you dance it is only joy and passion, and movement, and you don’t think in anything else, illnesses, or poverty or lack of work and also I like myself, my body the image it has to be with me I show my image and I do what I like - she is a small pretty showy woman -
Her husband tells:
she doesn’t accept a normal evolving process, she would like to be there already at the top of the dancers, she only sees the top, she doesn’t create day to day objectives, she wants to be there already in the top. She wants to do big things always in life. Whatever she wants to do she only looks at the final step. She wants to feel that she is doing everything right from the start and that others can see that everything is turning out right.
Her perfectionism has to do with creating a big expectation and she cannot fail. She tells:
I have no father, he left us since I was 3 years old. When I was 18 I tried to talk with him but he never showed up. I am very attached to my mother. I was raised by her and with my sister, my mother is very perfectionist... and if I didn’t succeed in school... then I felt very bad as I saw how hard it was for her to raise us, that is why it is so important for me to get things right.
2.3 - 4.2.7 - 1.58
.55 - 4.7 < 35
trab- ATc Anti-receptor TSH 3.8 ref < 1.8
due to her childlike inability to cope with the world and her fantasy world she identifies with, I think about Moss.
Then due to the characteristic of - dancing to forget about everything - I chose to give Rx: A moss from Ditrichaceae twice a week.
TPO antibodies > 1000 ref
before.008 before >1000
TPO antibodies 652 ref
trab- ATc Anti-receptor TSH 2.1 ref < 1.8
Told her to keep treatment, eventually might need higher potency.
FU 18 dec 2018
Calls me telling she feels very calm, no trembling in her body, much less anxiety and anticipation.
she sends me her thyroid results: All better, two already normal:
t3 free t4 free