Case Quizes

Fastest Flu On Record!

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Can you solve Elaine’s Quiz this month? She cured the Flu in record time.

Mom, what are you doing?

Shana, for your information, this is a very important issue for the Quiz!

Is that soooooooooo…..

Yes, that is sooooooo…..

And why might that be?

Because, Shana, you know how we always bore our Indian and Pakistani readers with the latest deaths in the world of Doo-wop?

And Classic Rock?

Uh, yeah, Classic Rock; but today is different, Shana, because today we are honoring none other than–drum roll please:


Ravi Shankar!

Here he is with George Harrison of The Beatles (who also died, come to think of it. Very tragic!)

Ravi Shankar died?

Yes, and as you may know, it was Ravi Shankar who taught George Harrison to play the sitar. Because of that, an entire generation of Americans adopted the culture of India back in the 60’s and ’70’s. I was one of them!

I did not know that.

Shana, just look at our living room!

Is that not India?

If you say so.

And now I bring you George Harrison on the sitar, singing, “Within You Without You”. (India and Pakistan, this one’s for you!)

Click the link below and you will see Ravi Shankar giving George Harrison sitar lessons:

So much we owe to The Beatles for bringing the culture of India to the rest of the world. Thank you George Harrison and Ravi Shankar!

Mom, if the Death Report is over, who is our quiz case for this month?


You? I don’t remember you being sick!

That’s because it was over so fast, thanks to homeopathy, that there’s practically nothing to remember!

OK, let’s see if I can recall my case. It was about a month ago. I got really bad news about a death in the family. The first thing I noticed was a sudden lumbar weakness and aching. It was striking and rather unexpected! From that point on I had lower back pain. It was odd, I actually believed I had a new condition that I was going to have to live with for the rest of my life! I took Ignatia and it had a calming effect on me emotionally. (Yay Ignatia!) The back pain and weakness never went away though, I still had it the next morning and in the afternoon. In fact, I decided to take Arnica! It felt like I had been doing heavy-lifting! I started getting a headachy feeling as the day wore on. I got phone calls but I didn’t answer–didn’t feel like talking. By night time, there was no doubt about it, I was getting the flu!!!! The headache had gotten worse. It was mostly on the top of my head. I was feeling sluggish. My intestines felt weak. I kept going to the bathroom, again and again–no, no, not diarrhea; but, still, an on-going weakness leading to an urge to go. I went in the bedroom to lie down. Shana asked me questions but I couldn’t answer. I’d start to answer, but not finish. I felt better lying down. I didn’t want to get up. I wasn’t thirsty. I was somewhat chilly. I finally decided to take a remedy. (What took me so long?) I took a dose of ________________30C. I went back and laid down. Within a few minutes, I couldn’t help noticing that I was able to completely answer Shana’s questions! I said, “Look at me, I’m talking!” The backache completely went away!!!!!!!!!! The headache went away by about 50%. Not content with that level of progress, I took another dose–in water this time. My headache was then almost gone! There may have been 5% of it left. The next day, it ticked me off that the headache was still there so I took ____________200C and that was the exclamation point at the end of the sentence! Fastest flu on record! You people out there getting flu shots? Good luck; I’ll stick with homeopathy!

So what was my remedy, do you know? Write to me at [email protected] and tell me what you think. The answer will be in next month’s ezine. See you then, bye-bye!

About the author

Elaine Lewis

Elaine Lewis, D.Hom., C.Hom.
Elaine is a passionate homeopath, helping people offline as well as online. Contact her at [email protected]
Elaine is a graduate of Robin Murphy's Hahnemann Academy of North America and author of many articles on homeopathy including her monthly feature in the Hpathy ezine, "The Quiz". Visit her website at: and

About the author

Shana Lewis

Shana spices up the Hpathy Quiz with her timely announcements and reviews on the latest in pop culture. Her vast knowledge of music before her time has inspired the nickname: "Shanapedia"!


  • OK, this seems too easy – and these quizzes are never easy! But I will say Gels. Weakness on all levels. If I repertorize the too frequent stool I get led away from Gels. But I think the keynotes are there, the thirstlessness, the chills, the weakness and sluggishness, ailments after bad news. Plus, I live nearby and Gels has been working well for flu cases around here… So, there you go…


  • D’oh! Sandra, you’re supposed to write to ME! Now everyone will be influenced by your answer! Everyone, please ignore Sandra Seaman! She probably has no idea what she’s talking about! She could have been sent here on a secret mission from a parallel universe to confuse our Quiz participants! Just pretend she’s not here, like I’m doing. Dum-de-dum-de-dum…….

  • Hi Elaine!
    Is it not possible to remove comment section from your quizzes?
    I am surprise how people do these foolish things!!!
    Have they no eyes to see “write me at [email protected]“?
    I think illiteracy is not only in Pakistan but eveywhere in the world.
    I dont want to answer. I am sorry I am becoming so harsh but I tell you my excitement goes down after such answers.
    From Pakistan.

  • its gelsimium thirstless chilly urge to stool sudden onset of backache weakness and heaviness of head finally complaints after grief s also there felt would get a gud reply from you

  • i culd remember what dorothy shepherd says of gels 4p’s, protracted illness ,prostration ,purplish discolouration ,paralytic weakness,

  • 1)Ailments from bad news (NOT EXPERIENCING it firsthand).
    The remedy is ACID PHOS.

  • Hi Elaine,


    ailments from bad news
    and of course

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