When she first came to me, Pamela, age 38, had been battling instances of Candida overgrowth for over 20 years. What follows is the remarkable story of how eight months of homeopathy set her on the path of self-discovery and healing, not only resolving her Candida but leading to the disappearance of Psoriasis that had been plaguing her for 25 years too.
Pamela felt the Candida outbreaks began after she started taking the contraceptive pill. When she came to me, she was breastfeeding and nursing a newborn. She had symptoms of vaginal thrush, uncontrollable sugar cravings, itching, bloating, discharge, nipple thrush and discomfort.
She also had brain fog and felt irritable. She was stressed when around her children, and often felt guilty as a result. She said, “I want to run to another room when the kids are fighting. Otherwise, I’ll keep scolding them and I realise it’s me not them.”
Towards the end of our first consultation, she mentioned that she’d also been living with Psoriasis for 25 years, but thought she just had to live with it. She hadn’t sought my help because of that, but she did believe that it worsened when she ate sugar and chocolate, or experienced stress.
She’d attempted to follow the Candida diet but would find herself binging on sugary things once she stopped. She was upset that she could devour a whole packet of biscuits in one sitting.
When working with clients struggling with Candida, my treatment plan usually works on a few layers simultaneously. I treat the root cause — whether it be emotional, physical, or mental. Pamela could suggest a likely cause — she had been experiencing symptoms since she first started taking the contraceptive pill — so I prescribed a hormonal detox in an attempt to address this.
I use support remedies to support gut health, drainage remedies to help eliminate toxins, and rebalancing remedies to address the PH of the vagina and gut. It’s an individualised process so it depends on someone’s unique situation.
This is what Pamela had to say at our first follow-up appointment, three weeks after taking her remedies.
“There’s been a definite shift. After taking the remedy I had a huge boost of energy. The brain fog has lifted dramatically. It felt easier to get up in the morning and I felt a lot fresher and had a clearer minded. I’m more productive.”
“The nipple thrush has reduced by 50% and vaginal discomfort and itch has only occurred every now and then.”
“The sugar cravings have been nowhere near as bad. They are reduced by 70%. The children have been sick, and I’ve had little sleep, which would normally drive me crazy and put the craving into overdrive. But that hasn’t happened.”
“I feel easier going, I’m not as quick to react, I feel calmer. I also realise I can’t fix everyone. I’m naturally a fixer and rescuer. I realise I can’t drink from an empty well. The children take it out of you, but you need to have something for yourself. I’m so much more chilled, even when the kids are fighting. I’m not as highly strung.”
I could see Pamela was becoming more aware of her own needs and was starting to recognise the value of self-care.
In our second follow-up appointment, Pamela reported that the nipple thrush had disappeared and that the baby’s thrush had gone too. There were also no apparent Candida symptoms.
During the third follow-up appointment, there was still no sign of Candida symptoms and she’d noticed that her Psoriasis had healed well too. There was no itching or redness — after 25 years! The sugar cravings had vanished, and she no longer felt she absolutely needed sugar. Her brain fog had continued to improve, and she was also devoting more time to self-care.
“The sugar cravings have gone. I no longer NEED sugar.
When I had the flu, I asked for help. I put my needs further up the ladder. Normally, I’d continue to look after everyone else and take no time to rest or get better myself.”
“The psoriasis has completely gone on my arm and my hair. It’s the best I’ve ever seen. There’s no itching. There’re no visible signs on my hairline. I’ve had psoriasis for years. It’s never gone completely. It’s always been on my scalp and it would travel to my arms when I was stressed, all the way down to my elbows. I’ve never not had it.”
With further prescribing of remedies in different potencies, her symptoms disappeared.
This newfound confidence she’d gained from the disappearance of her Psoriasis allowed Pamela to wear clothing she previously avoided due to her skin condition.
People with psoriasis are often self-conscious about activities like swimming and sunbathing. It’s common to worry about what to wear and many lack confidence in relationships with others because they feel the need to cover up. When psoriasis is resolved and disappears it really gives people a newfound zest for life and growing self-confidence.
This is how Pamela said it impacted her life.
“It’s lovely knowing in good weather I can now happily wear a vest or dress confidently without having to cover up. I was planning for a summer wedding recently and I was worried about what I was going to wear. I’d normally have to wear long sleeves so my arms aren’t seen. I feel more confident.”
Pamela was blossoming and had a greater sense of her own self-worth, which was fabulous to see. She recognised the value of her role as a stay-at-home mum and was careful not to overextend herself. She no longer tried to fix her husband’s problems and realised she could support him without carrying all his emotional baggage.
“As a stay-at-home mum, I felt that my job was less important. I’ve learned over the months, that that’s not the case. I used to try to fix my husband and his solve his problems. I’d not realised he has to want to do that himself for it to work. I can’t fix everything it for him. Before this, I would try to do just that.”
“I used to think, if the house is a mess, I’d have to deal with it. It would never be ok to leave it like that. But I realise now, it is about memories that I make with my children, not how clean the house is. I’m done killing myself doing everything trying to be perfect and control. It’s fine for everything not to be in control all the time.”
It always felt like everyone wants me at the one time. There’s only one of me and three kids and a husband. Now I know it will get sorted. I cannot give from an empty cup.”
Homeopathy has been fantastic. It has helped me emotionally and resolved my Candida. There no signs of it.”
What stood out for me in this case was the rippling effects of Pamela’s healing. She was becoming much more self-aware and embraced her transformation. She was now recognising and looking after her own needs. She had a real sense of self and was not afraid to ask for what she wanted.
Homeopathy had not only resolved the Candida, it also helped heal her psoriasis, and gave her a new sense of confidence and self-worth.
What was interesting to see in such a short space of time, was, not only the physical symptoms improving, but there had been a profound emotional and mental shift. I often come across these ‘AHA’ or Eureka moments during a conversation when a client will recognise something that’s out of balance in their life that needs to change. Such a radical transformation for someone who gives too much of themselves, to realise they need to look after themselves before they can help others.
It’s always so satisfying and rewarding to see.
To conclude, I’ll let Pamela describe her experience with homeopathy in her own words.
“When I first got in contact with Eileen, I admit I was slightly sceptical about how much homeopathy would help me. I had been experiencing flare ups of both Candida and Psoriasis for about 25 years and had tried what I felt was every tonic and remedy available and had only ever had temporary relief from the symptoms.
“I felt Eileen was completely in tune with what I needed from the outset and throughout the process, as with every week that passed, I could see changes within myself — both emotionally and mentally — as well as improvement in my physical symptoms I feel like I have a whole new outlook in life. Thank you so much Eileen! You’re a wealth of knowledge and I will forever highly recommend your service!”
If you’re experiencing similar problems, or Pamela’s story resonates with you and you’d like my help, feel free to book an appointment here. I’d be delighted to walk this journey with you.
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Eileen Scullion of Homeopathy-Healing is a Registered Homeopath LicISH ISHom with the Irish Society of Homeopaths (The Regulatory Body for the Homeopathic Profession which is recognized by the Department of Health and Children and works on the National Working Group towards an integrated Health System).