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"The doctors tell me that I am healthy, but I cannot even stand"
I am 30 years old and I live far away from my country. 18 months ago the torment of my life began; I started to lose my equilibrium and to have uneven gait (however, I have never fallen down). I ran all the necessary medical tests: encephalogram, magnetic resonance, nape and ears medical tests, blood tests in three different centers. But all the doctors I have seen assured me that I had no disease at all, that I was healthy. Every time I went to these centers almost leaning against the walls and I left the place crying, as everyone told me that there was no treatment to be prescribed to me, as I was healthy. Let me also mention that I feel this equilibrium loss starting from the nape, then I am off my legs and it is as if I were walking on ice and the ground were slipping under my feet. I would like to ask for the help of the specialists and of kind people who were confronted with this disorder. Thank you very much! I am looking forward to getting an answer from you.
Maria- e-mail: email@example.com
"My wife has oscillating blood pressure"
My wife is 51 years old and she will soon be at menopause. Before this period, she used to have low blood pressure, generally 90/50. Now, her blood pressure is oscillating, and during the night, it usually gets doubled, reaching the value of 180/110 and she feels dizzy, especially in the morning, when she gets up. The allopathic treatments which she has undergone were not effective. Could you possibly help us with some good advice or with a treatment so that we could solve this problem? We will not be ungrateful to you! Thank you in advance!
Zoltan HegedÜS- Nürnberg
"My brother suffers from lymphadenitis with tuberculoid granulomas"
A desperate girl is writing to you. My brother, who is only 19 years old, has been hospitalized for more than four months. His problems started about one year ago, when his state of health got worse and worse. He could not eat anything without having terrible pains in his abdominal region after this. All the medical tests he ran had good results, but his crises have begun to occur more and more often. In the end, we were advised to go to Targu- Mures where, after having undergone two surgeries, he was diagnosed with: lymphadenitis with tuberculoid granulomas. The doctors detected two ganglions in the region of his liver and bile, with a size of 11/6/3 mm and respectively 10/3 mm. After a biopsy, the result is: pieces with lymphoid follicles with slight hyperplasia in cortex, with retained structure and multiple granuloma with epithelioid cells and multinuclear giants cells, some of them have langhans aspect, some other are big, foreign body-like; necrosis cannot be noticed, but just smooth fibrous areas. He was discharged from hospital, and the doctors recommended him to get hospitalized again, at the Tbc Sanatorium. However, my brother refuses to get hospitalized again. We are desperate. Even though he had these ganglions surgically removed, he has not got cured. If you know of any natural or even allopathic treatment that could alleviate the sufferings caused by this disease, please, let us know about it. If you have ever been confronted with a similar situation, please, answer me as soon as possible so that I could help my brother get rid of the torment he is experiencing. Thank you very much!
"At the age of 35, my husband suffers from skin cancer"
After having run some medical tests and having seen some doctors, my 35 years old husband was diagnosed with follicular differentiation basal cell carcinoma, invading the structure of the deep derma. If you have ever been confronted with a similar problem and you managed to solve it, please, let me know about the method of treatment you used. Thank you very much!
Ruxandra Marin - Bucharest, tel. 021/4231103, 0721/350673
"How could I get rid of pemphigus vulgaris?"
In September 2001 I was diagnosed with pemphigus vulgaris, with manifestations at the level of the oral mucous membrane. I have undergone a treatment with Prednisone and glycerin with Stamicin (nystatinum, produced by Sicomed S.A.). At the beginning, the results seemed to be positive, but the disease has recurred lately. I would like to ask the readers of this magazine to recommend me a natural treatment that has proved to be effective in treating this disorder.
Sorina Copoiu- Moreni, str. Ana Ipatescu nr. 23, Jud. Dambovita, cod 0271
"How could the chronic diarrhoea and the scabs be cured?"
We are a desperate family. My husband has been suffering from a terrible disease for about 20 years: multiple sclerosis. We have been trying for two years to get him cured of the scabs that occurred on both his buttocks. He was hospitalized at the Plastic Surgery section for four months, but with no result. As a consequence of undergoing a treatment with cephalosporines, he got another disease: chronic diarrhoea, which we cannot control any longer. For the time being, we cannot administer him antibiotics, as his intestinal flora has been destroyed and he does not get cured of diarrhoea. Please, help us alleviate the suffering of this sick man. Do you know any natural method of treating the chronic diarrhoea and the scabs? Let me also mention that we have used the entire range of ointments and powders, but with no effect. The patient cannot be transported, as he cannot move without the wheel chair. Thank you very much! We are looking forward to getting an answer from you
Marioara Feier- e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
"I was diagnosed with dermatopolymyositis"
Four months ago I was diagnosed with dermatopolymyositis, a rare and extremely serious disease. The investigations that I ran at Brasov, performed by specialized doctors, did not show the presence of cancer; however, the assumption started from 1997, when I underwent a surgery of malignant melanoma in the lombar region, at a hospital from Bucharest. After undergoing a treatment with cytostatics at Brasov, I felt well. However, some purple spots have occurred around my eyelids and my forehead and about 20 days later, some muscular pains occurred. I was hospitalized a long period of time. Although after undergoing the treatment, the symptoms of the dermatopolymyositis have disappeared, the muscular pains, the tiredness and the muscular atrophy get more and more severe every day. If you know of any allopathic or natural treatment that could get me cured of this disease or even stop the disease from taking its course, please, let me know about it.
Nicu- Brasov, tel. 0268/324422
"I need a treatment against sizable liver tumor"
If you know of any natural treatment against sizeable liver tumor, please, let me know about it as soon as possible. Thank you very much!
Petronela- Bucharest, tel. 021/4233995, 0766/546100, e-mail: email@example.com
"I urinate very much, even though I do not drink many liquids"
Please, help me with some advice to get cured of a disorder for which the doctors cannot find any explanation and, consequently, no remedy: I urinate very often and very much, without any cause; there are periods of time of a few hours a day (usually in the morning), when my urinary bladder is full every 10 minutes, irrespective of how much liquid I have drunk. Paradoxically, there are situations when, even if I have drunk more liquids, I urinate more rarely. Besides the renal sand (shown by the echography), the results of all medical tests that I have run are good. Thank you very much! Best wishes!
Ion Tinca- Bucharest
"I am afraid that my mother could lose her foot"
About 6 years ago, my mother suffered a serious car accident. As a consequence, she was left with disorders at her both legs. The most affected part was her left foot; she suffered a fracture down her hip and her heel was pierced at its side, at the interior part of her sole by a metal strip coming off the floor of the car and which broke a part of her calcaneus. At that time she underwent a surgery at her hip and, unfortunately, the bone was not fixed properly; another surgery was necessary so that she could have her leg put back in its right position. For her heel, the doctors took bone grafting from the iliac ridge of the right hip and a skin grafting from the leg in order to cover the wound. Now, at this place, the grafted skin has started to chap little by little; a liquid without any special smell comes out from the interior. The doctors say that it is not infection and that is a normal thing; there might be a dead bone, which is to come out. However, I am afraid that my mother could lose her foot. I would like to ask the readers of this magazine who have ever been confronted with similar situations and who have more specialized knowledge to answer me. I would also like to ask them to explain, both to my mother and to other people suffering from the same disorder, what happens to the affected leg, what interventions are necessary and whether any natural treatment would be beneficial. With a lot of gratitude,
Anisoara Nadrag - Constanta
"I need a treatment against gastric cancer"
Please, recommend me a treatment against gastric cancer with superior lumbar-aortic and inter-aortic-cave adenopathy (in the hepatic hilum).Thank you in advance!
Ana- e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
"Where could I buy a prothesis from?"
I turn to you hoping that you will be able to help me. As a result of having suffered an accident, my grandfather was left without his right fist. Now, he needs a prothesis (a plastic glove). I do not ask you to offer him this prothesis! I just need you to help me, telling me where I could buy it from. Thank you in advance!
Our readers answer
"I suffer from bulimia"
(Answer for Ioana-Brasov, F.As nr. 492)
1. I will start by thanking you for the fact that you exist. My name is Simona, I am 22 years old and I live in Constanta (can you already smell the sea?). I thank you as, through the intermediary of your magazine, many souls have got cured; some others have found useful information. I believe that every problem had a solution given, no matter how unimportant it might be, in the pages of your magazine. Let me also thank God for the good idea given to you to publish the "Formula As" magazine and for the help offered to you to publish this magazine. Now, let me go back to the topic of this letter. To treat bulimia, I would like to recommend Ioana the angelica (Archangelica officinalis) tincture: 1 teaspoonful for a glass of water, before the meals, 3-4 times a day. The diet should be kept for one month at most; after one week break, keep it again, but I do not think it will be necessary, as the results are visible after 4-5 days. At the same time, I would like to recommend her - and I am sure about its effectiveness- to read for 40 days " The Bidding Prayer of Virgin Mary" or "The Prayer for the Dead of Virgin Mary the Perennial Chalice- Savior from Drinking". In this prayer for the dead people, she should replace the word "drinking" with the word "eating", or she should read it "drinking and eating". As you can see, this prayer helps you give up drinking alcohol, but I replaced the word and I sincerely want you to know that I got cured after 20 days of praying ardently. The most powerful entity that prays for our salvation is Our Beloved Virgin Mary. This is the most trustworthy method of getting cured of all the disorders and it does not cost us anything. I wish her a speedy recovery! May God bless her! She should also keep the "Perennial Chalice" icon with her all the time.
Simona- Constanta 2. Reading about your problem in "Formula As "magazine, I thought I could help you with some high quality products from a multinational company, California Fitness, with its headquarters in America. In Romania there are some warehouses of this company in a few towns; you can obtain the products provided that you have a card for the members of this company. If you wish, I could send them to you at a minimum price, the club price I usually buy them with. I do this in order to help some other people, not for a personal advantage. There are two products that are effective against bulimia: Citrimax & Chromium (produced by Stanley) 90 tablets- 318.300 lei and Nopalin (preparation that contains the dried stalk of Nopal, which is a plant rich in vitamins, minerals and fibers) 200 tablets- 372.000 lei. I wish you to be in good health!
Maria Gheorghiu- Str. Theodor Palady 24, bl. R11, apt. 10, sc.1, sector 3, Bucharest, tel. 0740/775373
"I need a treatment that should reduce the perception hypoacusis"
(Answer for Mircea Ivan- Bucharest, F.As nr 492)
1. I suffered from noises in my ear for many years. They used to manifest by whizzing and creaking and many times I had the sensation of having a cricket in my left ear. In 1995, reading a book that contained various treatments for elder people, I found acupuncture mentioned as a treatment against noises in the ear. I saw a doctor specialized in acupuncture and I took 10 sessions; after a 10 day break, I took 10 more sessions. I have not had the sensation of having a cricket in my ear since then and now I am 75 years old.
Gheorghe Gogioman- Str. Stefan Luchian nr. 4, Sibiu, cod 2400.
2. You should undergo the following natural treatment against this disorder: put 50-100 ml of wild camomille (Matricaria Chamomilla) oil in a small pot. Do not place it directly over the heat, but on a thick board. Separately, cut 3-4 round pieces of white onion which should not be too thick; put them into the hot camomille oil. The onion should be stirred fry a little until it gets soft and it is well trickled through by the oil. Remove the pot from the heat and strain the oil in a porcelain mug. Then, put it in a bottle, close it well and put it in a cold place. The treatment: in the evening, before going to bed, heat up a small quantity of oil, take 5-6 drops in a dropper and pour them, warm, in the ear duct. You should lie on your side for 5-8 minutes, until the oils gets inside. Then you should cover your ear with a swab. You should undergo this treatment every evening, for 6-8 days. It is effective, the unpleasant whizzing sensation disappears and you will soon be able to hear properly again. I wish you to be in good health!
Georgel Birca- str. Sucevei nr.31, Falticeni, Jud. Suceava, tel.0745/400400
3. In 1988, when I was 42 years old, I was also confronted with these noises in my right ear. I had the sensation of hearing all the time the panting of an engine. I was not even able to hear properly. It was then that I found out that at the hospital from Campina there is an extraordinary Orl doctor. I saw this doctor and she advised me to get Diphropos (betamethazonum, produced by Schering Plough) injections. I needed 6 ampoules (they could not be found easily during that time). I managed to get them and I was given an injection inside the affected ear and another one inside my nose at an interval of three weeks. After the second time I went there, all my problems were solved and I have not had any problems ever since. Unfortunately, this doctor left Romania in 1992. If you find a good Orl doctor, please, see him and tell him how I got cured. I wish you to be in good health!
Doinita Ivan- com. Lipanesti, sat Zamfira, jud. Prahova
"My stomach cannot digest and my organism cannot assimilate anything"
(Answer for Lacramioara- Iasi, F.As nr.492)
1. Let me tell you the story of my 54 year old husband who was hospitalized last year- without any results- in four hospitals in Iasi; during this time he lost 28 kg in 6 months, suffering from a continuous diarrhoea, vomiting and weakness. In the end, God helped us to get to Bucharest where he was diagnosed for the first time with mycosis (Candida) of the small and of the large intestine. He was supposed to undergo a treatment with Biseptol (co-trimoxazolum, produced by Polfa-Pabianice), Metronidazol (metronidazolum, produced by Sicomed S.A.), Flonivin (Bacillus tulpina Ip 5832, produced by Icn Galenika Yougoslavia) and Diflucan (fluconazol, produced by Pfizer International Corporation) and some other fortifying medicines (vitamins, amino acids). His recommended food went from diet for diarrhoea to normal diet; we introduced gradually- as in the case of little children-every new food product in small quantity and in turns; in about one month"s time, he came to eating normally. After about two months he kept a 6 week diet based on argyle, which was recommended by Mr. Mircea Bocan from Alba-Iulia; then he kept a 10 days diet every month, according to the instructions on the package. Now, -one year after he was diagnosed and he started undergoing the treatment, my husband has 70 kg and feels well. I wish the same to your readers!
Adriana Tuculescu- B.dul C.A.Rosetti nr.2, bl. 305, sc.C, ap.12, Iasi, cod 6600
2. You should at once recover your intestinal flora. You should start by eating in small quantities. Day I, breakfast: rice juice (one cup); lunch- a cup of cream made from: carrot, parsley and parsnip, marrow; dinner: rice juice. Day Ii: the same, but at lunch start with one spoonful of butter milk. Day Iii: the same, 2 cups, adding one spoonful of butter milk in the evening, as well. Day Iv: add boiled rice instead of juice, as for the rest, the same as in day Iii. Continue this diet, gradually increasing the quantities. The water you drink should be spring or plate. You should also drink common sage (Salvia officinalis) tea. Everything you eat should be well chewed, including water. It is essential to get used to it gradually. There are people who survived in camps by chewing water. You will find more details in the book entitled: "Man"s nutrition- a sacred act" by Radu Ilie Manecuta. You should also try the aloe Vera products. For the diet continuation, you could write to me.
Maria Popa- B.dul Al.Obregia nr. 15, bl. R13B, apt. 12, sector 4, Bucarest
"I was diagnosed with polynodular goiter with multiple cysts"
(Answer for L.V. - Braila, F.As nr. 492)
I was also diagnosed with polynodular goiter with cysts on the right side. I underwent a chemical treatment, but with no results. I resorted to the natural medicine. The argyle was very helpful, too and the same with Lady"s bedstraw (Galium verum) tea gargle, the compresses with Lady"s bedstraw gruel, the plantain (Plantago) crushed and salted leaves. This is how I managed to avoid undergoing a surgery.
Eugenia Iliescu- loc. Baia de Fier, str. Pestera, jud. Gorj, tel.0253/461219
"I am always cold, irrespective of the season"
(Answer for Chiriac Bancu- com. Ciocile, jud. Braila, F.As nr 492)
I suffered from the same disease and, after seeing more doctors, I finally found one who helped me get cured by prescribing me some medicines. He prescribed me the following medicines: Antideprin (imipraminum, produced by Sicomed Sa) - 1 tablet in the morning, Tiorizadin (thioridazinum, produced by Sicomed Sa) - 1 tablet in the morning and at noon and 2 tablets in the evening- and Piroxicam (piroxicanum, produced by Ac Helcor) - 1 tablet in the evening. If the disease recurs after a period of time, take these medicines again. I wish you a speedy recovery!
Felix Gaban- str. Dupa Iniste nr. 32, Brasov, cod 2200
"My son suffers from bulbitis"
(Answer for Filofteia Stoian- Brasov, F.As nr. 492)
I would like to recommend you the following treatment: 1. Sweet calamus (Acorus calamus) tea. In the evening, put one spoonful of plant in a ceramic mug or a glass with spring water. Let it steep till the next morning, strain it and drink a mouthful before and after the meals, at the three main meals. Altogether there are 6 mouthfuls a day. The diet should be kept for two weeks with a one week break. 2. Receipt: ¼ kg polyfloral honey, ¼ l pure plum brandy, ¼ l olive oil pressed at cold, ¼ l lemon juice. Put all these components in a dark colored bottle. Keep it in the refrigerator. Before using it, you should stir it well. Drink a small glass of this mixture three times a day, before the meals. 3. You should boil a bag of plantain (which you can buy from Plafar) into 2 l of water until you get only 1l. Mix it with 400 g polyfloral honey, 400 g carrot juice. Stir it and drink 3 cups a day, for one month. It is amazingly effective. For further details, you may write to me.
Eng. Georgel Birca- str. Sucevei nr. 31, Falticeni, Jud. Suceava, tel. 0745/400400
"My mother cannot get rid of the itching sensations caused by Sezary syndrome"
(Answer for Gabriela Florea- Iasi, F.As nr. 493)
In 1995-1996, my mother -may God rest her soul -, was diagnosed with the same syndrome. Because of a strong fear caused by a fall, she first suffered a quick renal crisis and then she turned red from her toes to the top of her head. The diagnosis was Sezary syndrome. She was hospitalized for one week, during which I used to smear her with "Pivalat de flumetazon" ointment- (flumetasoni pivalas, produced by Antibiotice-Iasi) two times a day, but with no visible results. After this, she was discharged from hospital and I continued to smear her for another few weeks. Meanwhile, this syndrome affected her sight, too. I asked the ophthalmologist to come to our place to see her and, as I knew him quite well, I asked him what he thought about that skin disease. I showed him my mother"s hands and legs (she was still red all over her body) and he suggested that she should take wheat husk baths, at every 2-3 days. We started undergoing this procedure, from that very day. I made a small sack of doubled lint, (the approximate side of 20 cm/30 cm); while I turned on the warm water in the bath tube, I used to press well the sack on her body, so that the starch should go out from the husk. With the containing of one sack, she used to have two baths-in two days-, as it was not possible for the whole starch to go out the first time.
I repeated the procedure for a few months as it follows: during the first month every 2-3 days and then more and more rarely. The skin became smooth again, only a few small spots remained on her back and on her head, which I continued to smear, two times a day (in the morning and in the evening) with Pivalat. A much more efficient ointment was also recommended to me but it was very expensive- Dermovate. You should specify: ointments, not creams. If that lady wants to get in touch with me, she should call at tel: 0254/242670.
Emilia Peck- str. 1 Mai nr. 46, Orastie, jud. Hunedoara, cod 2600
"My son suffers from cutaneous allergy"
(Answer for P.G. - Arad, F.As nr.493)
1. In April, some red and rough spots occurred on my 9 year old son"s face and hands (on his fingers and on his wrist). He underwent the medicinal treatments prescribed by the specialized doctors from the Dermatology Hospital "Scarlat Loghin". The treatments had a temporary effect and the spots even extended starting from July and they covered the neck, chest and back. While I was skimming through some old issues of "Formula As" magazine, I found the answer of a lady (in the same situation), who had resorted to the treatments of Mr. Kozak Pavel from "Dermatonou" Clinic - Str. Plantelor nr. 52A, sector 2, Bucharest, tel. 021/3203002, 021/3276386. I did the same thing, too, my son starting to undergo the treatment on November 28th 2001. The results are visible after only 2-3 days. The first phase of the treatment is extremely important, as the patient should keep a certain diet. It is completely different from what you know and what you apply (I also tried the same variations but I had no results). Everything should be applied at the complex recommendations of the doctors from the clinic. You should make an appointment at the Clinic Secretariat, come to Bucharest with your son and I assure you that you will not regret it.
Camelia Hojdeu- Bucharest
2. My father was also confronted with an allergy of this kind. He was allergic to Penicillin and this summer an irritation, which was not so serious, occurred lower than his knees (at the joint of his leg). We tried to treat it with Rivanol (eaetacridini lactas), marigold (Calendula officinalis) cream, bee glue tincture and cabbage. However, the irritation extended in a very short time; in two days" time, my father"s feet were so swollen, that his skin got to be chapped. He was firstly hospitalized at the catching diseases section where they administered him various medicines; however, his feet continued to be swollen, so they administered him Cortisone (Prednisone), but this was a mistake. Then, the doctors prescribed him salty syrup; an allergy occurred on his chest, hands and face. Even though he kept a strict diet- heartsease (viola tricolor) tea, diet, glucose, vitamin C-, my father felt as bad as before. After he was hospitalized for two weeks, he was discharged from hospital at his own request, as the doctors noticed that nothing was favorable to him and that nothing seemed to be beneficial to him. He was looking rather bad, so the doctors required him to run a coproparasitology test when he was discharged from hospital. As a result of having run this test, they detected Ascaris lumbricoides eggs. He underwent a treatment against the worms, too, but the itching sensation would not cease. Then, he tried another treatment with bee glue tincture, which caused him an allergic reaction almost as in the beginning. Even though he used a lot of creams, he could not control this allergy. When he saw another doctor, this one prescribed him Asorian (combinations: fluocinolone acetonide + alantoine + dimetisulfoxide + propileglycol, produced by Biofarm S.A.) (solution for external use) and Claritin (loratadinum, produced by Schering Plough) (which he could not take because of the stomach aches it caused him). We smeared him with this solution, Asorian, and the itching sensation and the red color of his skin disappeared. The conclusions we drew after this, were that some catastrophes can be produced in our organism because of these worms. We believe that these worms cause the allergy to tincture, creams and medicines. Now, my father has completely recovered. I would like to recommend you the solution Asorian, to run a coproparasitology test, not to use the marigold cream (your son may be allergic to pollen) any longer and to be sure that you will find a solution. I wish you to be in good health!