weak (feels like they can't hold my weight). For
that reason I lock my knees. Many times I simply
can't bend my knees.
Hyper extend knees when walking or
Tend to fall forward when I stand to
pull pants up etc. I try to compensate and
sometimes fall backward as a consequence.
It's hard to tell for sure because I use
a walker but I get the impression that I kind
of go off to the right a little when I walk.
Legs and feet from the knee down feel
icy cold (mostly at night when I go to bed),
cold enough to be painful many times.
Ankles turn easily (predominate on
Sweat at night (forehead, back of neck,
underarms and genital area). Underarms feel
sticky, genital area is always moist with kind
of a sweet smell to it (a sickening sweet
smell). NOTE: I can't remember EVER seeing my
Sensitive to cold. Sensitive to odors (I
always notice someone's breath) and loud noise
(loud music irritates me, that's a problem
because my wife has a hearing problem, get a
headache from lots of noise).
Have a birthmark on top of left foot
(brown color, close to a rectangle shape,
about 1 1/2 inches by 1/2 inch, have always
had it that I can remember).
Have little red spots covering chest,
stomach, upper arms and back (I notice them
more on chest and stomach, that is also the
area I can see the best). Have had them as
long as I can remember (color would be a dark
red, strawberry or cranberry color). NOTE: My
son has them too.
Have a lot of neck pain (tension or a
tight feeling, gets sore and painful at times
radiating down into shoulders). Sometimes I
also get bad headaches (starting in neck or
base of skull, spreading to eyes and temples,
could be worse on either side and eyes get
very sore). When the headache is really bad I
can't eat from nausea, don't urinate as much
because I don't drink much (sometimes want
something cold to drink but don't have the
energy to get up and get it). Have tried both
cool and warm compresses over eyes with
minimal relief. Don't want to move during
these headaches (any kind of movement causes
greater pain). Sometimes Silica helps but most
times I try to go to sleep and it may ease up.
Will start before I get up and last all day,
may finally start to ease up by early evening
(neck will be very sore and tender afterward).
Get cramps in my hands now and then
(fingers draw up and I have trouble stretching
fingers out straight). My younger brother had
that bad (The doctor's solution...cut the
tendons in the fingers...even that didn't help
the fingers drawing up or the pain involved).
Get groin pain (seems to be the
testicles)...feels like clothes are tight
pressing on them or clothes are twisted
putting pressure on them.
Ears ring constantly (seems to be louder
in right ear most of the time)...never goes
Get depressed, worry about finances and
it bothers me that there are things I can't do
around the house and I don't like depending on
someone else to do them, as a consequence I
won't ask which means it won't get done then I
worry about that too.
Always seem to feel guilty. I take the
responsibility for everything even when I know
I can't do it I still feel guilty because I
Have trouble going to sleep (mind is
always working). Even when I do sleep I'm
still extremely tired and even seem to feel
worse after sleeping.
Usually drag toes when walking, the
times when I'm able to pick feet up I pick
them up too high trying to avoid dragging
Stay very tired (could be because it's
such an effort to do anything physical).
Get sores on shins from hitting them on
things and they sometimes seem to take a long
time to heal.
Sometimes I take a sneezing spell (not
sure if it's a reaction to something in the
air or not). NOTE: My dad does this also, he
is very sensitive to chicken feathers and
pollen. (When I was visiting recently he
started sneezing, runny eyes etc. I gave him
Allium Cepa 30c and it cleared up in a couple
Balance is very bad. When the legs feel
a little stronger than they have been in
awhile I still need something to hold onto to
give me some stability. Worse in the dark....a
little better when I can see where I'm
walking. I always said in the dark I can't
tell which way is up (I lose my spatial
reference). I always tended to try to be near
a wall or at least something to touch to help
keep my balance.
Feet and legs jerk (either one may do
it, mostly at night in bed but sometimes at
other times too).
Can't sleep on back (back and legs hurt
when I try). Could never sleep on stomach
(can't get comfortable and neck hurts). Have
to sleep on side with knees pulled up and hand
between knees to ease pressure. Feet feel
heavy and get ankle pain in bed. Seems easier
to get to sleep on right side.
Itch sometimes (don't know if it's an
allergic reaction or not). Will be ankles,
forearm or stomach usually. Will come in waves
(every time I'm almost asleep it will feel
like something is biting me, scratching really
doesn't help, will burn and itch and get red
from scratching). Apis seems to help some (the
last time at least).
Get dark circles around eyes. When
humidity is high nose gets plugged up and get
dry mouth with bad breath.
Tend to feel like an outsider in most
situations. Kinda stay to myself, stay home
rather than go anyplace because I feel funny
having people help me with things and there is
some discomfort associated with moving around,
sitting and standing, walking etc.
Will sometimes get emotional or tender
hearted and prefer to be alone at those times.