Case Quizes

“Hurt So Bad” (Homeopathy Cures Really Bad Headache!)

It’s your turn to guess! What remedy cured this child’s case?

Welcome all Hpathy listeners to another great and fabulous Homeopathy Case Quiz!  A random case from my files will be presented and you, the audience, will be asked to guess the remedy.  But first, I see my daughter, Shana, is here with her timely announcements!  Take it away, Shana!

First of all, happy birthday to me.  I turn 25 April 22nd.

OMG!  I just realized I haven’t paid the post office bill!

Mom!  What does that have to do with my birthday?

It’s too confusing, and by the way, stop aging, it’s making me look older!

I knew you were gonna say that!

Well, it is getting ridiculous!  Before you know it, you’ll be all grown up!  Oh wait a minute, you are grown up.  Well, what I mean is, you’ll start acting like a grown up!  (Wait, who am I kidding?)

I can’t stop aging (unless I were to become a vampire).  Which conveniently brings me to my next announcement.

What was your first announcement?

My favorite show, “The Vampire Diaries”, aired its series finale last month on March 10th.

Well, this is sad.  Can we move along now?

There was a retrospective of the series…

I guess we can’t.

…and it made me really sad.

Is that it?

I loved this show…

I guess not.

… but all shows have to end eventually.

They do?  I’ll have to make a note of that.

Still I was excited to start watching season 4 of “The Originals” a week later.

You see?  Life goes on.  (Except for this quiz, which somehow never seems to get off the ground!)

I hope it keeps going after season 4.  I sincerely think “The Originals” is one of the CW’s greatest TV shows.

OK!  Well, that didn’t take long at all!  And now for the Quiz!

Mom, what I’m about to say next is very important.

I was afraid of that.

James Taylor…


…with special guest Bonnie Raitt, is doing a show at the Wells Fargo Center on July 9th.  This is not a drill!!!

OK!  OK!  But do we have to talk about it now?

I managed to get a floor seat in section 2.

Oh, section 2….

I was so happy!  I could write a dissertation on what James Taylor means to me, but, I won’t.

Why not?  Shouldn’t you get started?

Also I could die happy if I could see James Taylor with special guest Elton John on a U.S tour.

Are you going to die soon?  What will The Quiz look like without you?  It would be so short!

Mom, it’s just an expression.  I’m not going to die any time soon.


The quiz will be just as pointless as it’s always been.

Well that’s different!  Never mind!

Anyway I hear Elton John is planning to retire in a couple of years

so seeing those two together would just be amazing.

I’ll let them know.  Is there anything else?

I hear “international treasure”, Paul McCartney, is working on a new album.  I can’t wait until more news on that comes out.

Right because news of that nature could be life-changing on so many continents.

And speaking of Paul McCartney…

we saw yet another one of Scott Freiman’s Beatles lectures!

Don’t remind me!  The guy who sat next to us coughed the whole time!

Mom, I’m not talking about “Deconstructing The White Album”!  This is the OTHER Scott Freiman movie–“Deconstructing Revolver”, remember?  I had to tell Scott on Facebook that Wilson Pickett was NOT on Stax;

although, according to wikipedia, he was.

Why do we believe anything Wikipedia says?

I also dragged you to Bryn Mawr to see “Deconstructing the White Album.”

Yes, that’s the one where we were attacked by the “cougher”!

Oh and we ran into our old friend “Shobi” who was visiting from Sri Lanka.  We hadn’t seen her in years and it was great seeing her again.  Shobi will be in a future Tidbits and we will be discussing many interesting things, including undoing vaccine damage so, be sure to look for that probably in October.


And now for the quiz?  God willing? 

And our patient this month is the lovely and talented… Shana Lewis!

Mom, I don’t want to be the patient again!  It seems like I’m always the patient!

You are not always the patient!

But what about Claire’s daughter, the one with the headache?

Well thanks a lot, Shana!  Now no one will know what you took for your cough–which you got thanks to that idiot who attended the movie at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute with a cold!  I am so done with movie theaters!

OK, so now, Heeeeeere’s Claire!

Hi Elaine, are you still up?  “Molly” has a vicious frontal headache!  It’s the root of nose straight up to the hairline.

It’s causing her to cry and weep and she even fell asleep on the floor, despairing   It’s better cold applications and she feels tension in the back of her neck and wanted a cold washcloth on it.

I tried many things — Puls, Nat-mur, Calc carb, Belladonna, Aconite, Silica, Spigelia, Ignatia…..Trying Arsenicum now b/c she just said she feels afraid.  She says she felt like she did with the night terror she had.  When she first said this I gave Stramonium, but that has not made an impact on her headache at all.  Whimpering and sobbing.  Taking Ars. now.

She keeps her eyes closed, won’t look at me.  Tried Gelsemium already.

She said it came on before dinner; she has been hungrier than usual the past few days.  She ate dinner though, said nothing of the headache, probably thought it would go away when she ate.  She had whole grain pancakes.  We went to the store to pick up more milk and once we got back she started telling me about the headache.

One of the things she said before she fell asleep was that she just felt like she will never get better (despair of recovery?) so I considered this as part of her emotional state too.

Waiting to see if Ars-alb. does anything.  Any thoughts?
Yes, try ________________________.

Next day….

Elaine, thanks for recommending _____________________.

Wow, so __________________ really worked?  Yay!!!

— that was the first time any of us have used ______________ and had it work!


And it worked nearly instantly to put her back to sleep comfortably,

No way!  Then that was it for sure!

It was at 5 am, and she slept until I finally got her up around 12:30, looking rested.

Belladonna was one of the first I had tried b/c it really looked like the Belladonna headaches she has had in the past, just moaning, writhing around, crying, can’t take it.  I almost wonder, given its location (root of the nose upward) if it was sinus related?  Or a seasonal type migraine?  She doesn’t have any allergies per se, but for instance Monday in the store she kept itching her nose and feeling like it was ticklish; she gets sensitivity in her nose (stuffy, or ticklish, or itchy) when we are in certain parts of the store sometimes, like near the laundry detergent aisle.

OMG! The detergent aisle is the Aisle Of Death!  I hold my breath in the detergent aisle, run to whatever I’m trying to get–like SOS pads– and run out!

I had _____________________ in the “roster” of next things to try when Arsenicum caused her to fall asleep around midnight and I thought we were done.  Instead she woke up five hours later saying that it hadn’t really worked — which I guess would mean she fell asleep exhausted from the pain, not relieved from it.  Or that Arsenicum relieved partially?


Thanks for the recommendation of _______________!!

You were lucky I was still awake!  I was exhausted from taking care of Shana’s cold and falling asleep at the computer; I couldn’t keep my eyes open!  What potency did you give?



So listen, everybody, what do you think the remedy was?  Write to me at  [email protected] and let me know.  The answer will be in next month’s ezine; and oh, Shana, is there any song about headaches we can go out with?

“Hurt So Bad” by Little Anthony and the Imperials!

Of course!  That makes perfect sense!  Bye, see ya next time!

Elaine Lewis, D.Hom., C.Hom.

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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

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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"!

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