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Headache, Worse Yelling and Cheering!

Headache ruins softball game, what’s the remedy?

Hello everybody, and welcome to the Hpathy Quiz!

Well, Mom… it has come to my attention that you have never seen “The Little Mermaid”.

I haven’t?  And this is going to matter to our Quiz audience because……?????  (and P.S., no one cares!)

This actually has some relevance to the Death Report.

Oh.  Well, that’s different.  Never mind!

Last month I was saddened to read that a voice actor named Samuel E. Wright passed away.  He performed the role of Sebastian the Crab in  “The Little Mermaid”, best known for the songs, “Under the Sea” and “Kiss the Girl”.

So you’re saying that Sebastian the Crab died.  Well, that is a shame.  A real tragedy.  Is that it?

We also lost another member of the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, also known as “The Swampers”.  This time it was drummer, Roger Hawkins, who Jerry Wexler called the greatest drummer of all time.

Oh, wow!

He was 75.  He played on so many great songs that it would take ages to name them all but a few of them were:  “When a Man Loves a Woman” (Percy Sledge), “Respect” (Aretha Franklin), “Mustang Sally” and “Land of 1,000 Dances” (Wilson Pickett), “Tell Mama” (Etta James), “Slip Away” (Clarence Carter)…

OMG!  Did you say “Slip Away” by Clarence Carter?  That’s one of my favorite records!

I also love “Tell Mama” by Etta James and, of course, “Respect” is an all-time classic!  Did you know that “Tell Mama” was written by Clarence Carter?  Here’s a really rare video of Etta James singing “Tell Mama”.  The sound isn’t perfect, but like I’ve said many times, you’re lucky to find any video on soul singers from the ’50’s and ’60’s at all because, well, they’re black, and, the assumption was, no one wanted to see them–except for other black people!  (Ugh!!!!)  Anyway…. Here’s Etta James with “Tell Mama”.  I was crazy about this record!

What was the name of that famous recording studio in Muscle Shoals where all these great songs were made?  Was it FAME?

The Swampers


Oh, and apparently Roger Hawkins played on three of Glenn Frey’s solo albums.

Oh for heaven’s sake!  More updates on Glenn Frey’s death?

It’s just an observation I thought worth mentioning.

Well, don’t look now, but, those albums went nowhere!  And P.S., no one knows who Glenn Frey is but you!

And maybe Linda Santini.  But I do miss him.

He’s been dead for 5 years!!!!

The Eagles aren’t the same without him.

They’ve got his son, Deacon!  Do you have anymore deaths to announce?

Remember when I announced the passing of Diana Rigg (‘Lady Holiday’ from the “Great Muppet Caper”)?  Well, last month we lost her co-star, Charles Grodin, who played her brother Nicky Holiday. 

(“He’s an irresponsible parasite with categorically nooooooo prospects!”)

Who’s in the Quiz this month?

It’s Toni Tortellini again.

Toni Tortellini????  (I just like saying “Toni Tortellini”)

This time she’s got a headache.


Elaine, you might appreciate this happening from yesterday.  I was developing a headache yesterday afternoon.  It started in my left temple and across my forehead and eyes.  At my daughter’s softball game, it got windy and chilly.  I was bundled up, but every time I yelled and cheered, my headache got worse.  By the time I got home, it was pounding and was in both temples.

It sounds like an unmitigated horror!

I rested on the couch, bundled up in blankets, recovering from the cooler weather, trying to visit with my family.  “Rotini” was here for the weekend!


I thought I was getting better, but by 8pm, I needed to go to bed and lie down.  My head was throbbing and I was nauseous.  I was at the point now where I really couldn’t move, and the family was all at the other end of the house.  Then I was in tears.  Finally, I got the attention of “Ravioli”, who had gone into the kitchen.  I was kind of pathetic by this point, so she went and got everyone else.  “Vermicelli” got me another cool headache “pillow”.

What’s a cool headache pillow?

This is the idea.  We have three of various types and keep them in the freezer to use for headaches.  Some are made with elastic so you can strap them around your head.

Sounds very useful.

“Calzone” wanted to take my temperature even though we told him I had cold on my forehead, haha.  “Rotini” offered me an Advil, but I said, “No, not yet.  Go get the homeopathy book and start reading under ‘Headache’”.  I told her to read up on ___________________.

I was going for that too.

I couldn’t really think, but I told them that one.  “Mezzelune” gave me a dry dose of ________________ 30C.  In just minutes I felt relief!

No kidding!  Wow!  That’s amazing!

I calmed down…

Note how the mentals always come first!

…then the throbbing and nausea stopped.

Well, looks like we got a quiz for June!!!!!


OK, everybody, that’s it!  Do you know what the remedy was?  If so, write to me at [email protected].  The answer will be in next month’s ezine.



Elaine Lewis, DHom, CHom

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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


  • I think she took Aconite. It’s for “worse from cold, dry winds,” although I think most people think of Aconite just for fright. I know I did, until just now when I cheated and looked online for “homeopathy, worse from cold, dry winds” and found it there, too.

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