Case Quizes

Flu Threatens to Wash Up Plans for the Beach

Elaine Lewis
Written by Elaine Lewis

It’s your turn to guess again! You will get your share of flu cases for sure; so, try to guess the remedy in another one of our real-life quizzes!


Mom! Come on we’re late for the quiz!!!!

Shana, you do it; I have to get ready for my 45th high school class reunion! (YAY class of ’65!)

Well, I have to get ready for my prom!

Shana, there will be another prom next year, but there will be only one 45th annual high school class reunion for me, and I have to put a hem in my blue jeans!

All I can say is, it’s a good thing this patient filled out the questionnaire! Here it is everybody, you’re just going to have to read it for yourselves!
Shana, what are you doing? You can’t put on pantyhose like a pair of socks!

Why not?

Please excuse me. SHANAAAAAAAA……..!!!!!!



1. Describe the complaint or complaints in your own words in as much detail as you can. Don’t forget to include the onset–did the complaint come on suddenly or gradually?

— gradually

2. Etiology–this means the cause, if you know it.

— the flu…

What was going on at, or around, the time of the occurrence?

— feverish, sore throat, sneezing

3. Sensation–describe the pain or other feeling you have.

— sensation as if all the bones are broken and tiredness

Does it extend anywhere, does it shoot anywhere?

— headache on left side, as if a nail was fixed in the left eye

4. Appearance– anything remarkable?

— droopy eyes and Just want to lie down

5. Location–where on the body is your complaint located?

— (no response)

6. Modalities—

— Worse: drafts, warm rooms, motion, at 10:00PM to 02:00 AM, consolation, noise, heat

— Better: music, bathing, fresh air, drinking fruit juice, água-de-coco, laying down

7. Concomitants

— stomach ache, belching, slow digestion + swollen tongue with teeth marks on the sides, lacking sensibility

8. Discharges–color, odor, consistency

— Stool – bad odor, dark

— urine – dark, strong odor and hot

9. Generals

— not thirsty; tired, hoarse, nasal voice, I’m coughing

10. The mentals: Is the complaint changing you mentally or emotionally?

— irritability, confusion, dullness, apathy

11. What have you been saying?

— leave me alone

12. What are you doing?

— Coughing, changing place, trying to sleep

13. Describe your thirst and appetite

— decrease in appetite, not thirsty, fresh gulps drinks, infrequently, craving salty

14. Fever?

— at the beginning

15. Sweating?

— a little

16. Odors?

— bad breath in the morning and before bed (late night)

17. What is most striking or peculiar about your condition?

— long-lasting

18. Is there a diagnosis?

— flu

19. Describe your energy

— tired, prostration


Elaine, I took _________________200C like you said. WHAT A RELIEF!
Finally I slept well last Thursday after the dose, yesterday I repeated the dose and spent the whole day very well and last night the same, a good and well sleeping night.
I decided to go to beach for the weekend and I’m even better here, the air of the beach makes me feel really good. Almost healed.

Thanks Elaine.
Have a nice weekend.


Does anyone know what this remedy is? Write to me at [email protected] and the answer will be in next month’s ezine. OMG! The dryer stopped ten minutes ago! See ya next time with pictures from my class reunion! Bye….

About the author

Elaine Lewis

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

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