Shana, time to get off the phone, you’ve been on the phone an hour, and we have to start the quiz!
Can’t you do it without me Mom? We’re trying to decide which was the first Rock ‘n’ Roll record!
Oh. That does sound important. OK, I’ll try to do it myself. Let’s see, which button do I push? Testing -Testing! Is this thing on?
Just start talking, Mom!
OK, I’ll try, but if you hear an explosion….
You’ll be fine!
Here goes nothing.
Turn off the reverb!
The What? What? What? What?
Oh! This is too complicated.. complicated.. complicated.. complicated..
Mom, you’re hopeless! There. Now start talking.
Hopefully it’s safe to talk now? OK. So, today we have with us our good friend Maria, one of our most loyal quiz readers, and she is here to present her own case. Take it away, Maria!
Elaine, in a word, HELP! I’ve answered the questionnaire:
1. Describe the complaint or complaints in your own words.
Suddenly, I got my period today took a Colocynthis in the morning (did not work very well) and I ate 2 pieces of toast with cheese and tomato and a donut.
A donut? Mama mia! What kind of toast? Even if the toast was whole wheat, the donut would have completely canceled out whatever good it might have done. Here is a good breakfast for you to try:
This is a spinach, tomato, onion and cheese omelet and fried potatoes; which, needless to say, I made myself.
Thanks, it does look wonderful. But as I was saying, I went to take a nap after my so-called “breakfast”.
I woke up in the evening and started feeling suffocated and nauseous.
My left arm started to feel numb and I was ready to faint.
I went and laid down on the couch and after some minutes I threw up.
I started to feel really thirsty and drank a whole bottle of water in the course of an hour.
I felt so bloated from drinking so much water, but I could not satisfy my thirst. I wanted to
drink so much water, but my stomach didn’t have enough room! I drank a glass of water and in some minutes I threw it up.
Then a diarrhea showed up. I can hear the roar sound of my intestines. My main problem is that I am so thirsty, I can’t describe how much.
Before today I was thirstless almost all my life. And today I cannot get enough water; I cant drink because I will throw it up, or it will make me feel nauseous. If I drink sour orange juice, it makes the thirst more bearable.
I also have chills since the diarrhea, but no fever. And I am sitting in an electric blanket because heat makes the period better and my chills better.
All I ask is to be able to drink oceans of water!
2. Etiology–this means the CAUSE, if you know it.
Maybe the donut was bad, because it was the only thing I was belching.
3. Sensation–describe the pain or other feeling you have.
4. Appearance– anything remarkable? Red skin, droopy eyes, etc.?
5. Location–where on the body is your complaint located?
6. Modalities–What makes your complaint better or worse?
Empty stomach makes me feel better. Vomiting makes me feel better.
7. Concomitants (other symptoms that are “along for the ride”).
Thirsty!! I am so thirsty I could die, because I want so much to drink water but makes me feel nauseous because I drink a lot. This thirst appeared after vomiting the first time. Also I am with empty stomach but I feel no hunger!!! only thirst.
It appeared on my first day of menses!
9. Generals–these are all the symptoms that begin with the word “I”:
I am weak, cold, thirsty!
10. The mentals:
I thought I was gonna die from suffocation, but vomiting made it better.
I told my mom to leave the phone open in case I need her in the night.
11. What have you been saying?
I am thirsty!!!!
12. What are you doing?
Lying on the couch, and watching TV and trying to sleep.
13. Describe your thirst and appetite–
I am thirsty like the Sahara desert. I drink from bottle in room temperature. I think I am attracted to sour juices. I don’t feel hunger, if I think of eating food I become nauseous.
17. What is most striking, peculiar or identifying about your condition?
18. Is there a diagnosis?
No, it is like a gastroenteritis, or food poisoning or something like that.
19. Describe your energy–
I am quiet, and want to be alone.
I recommended that Maria take ___________________________. Here’s her post-remedy report:
Élaine, I am sorry for the late response. The remedy, ______________________200C, worked; it made me sleep very deeply, and when I woke up I had no thirst nor nausea. I have to admit that I was amazed.
Great news! I guess most of you know that if a remedy puts you to sleep, that’s a very good sign. It also shows that the potency chosen was perfect! Please note what these high potencies were meant for: acutes of significant intensity. We’re trying to match power with power. Potency has nothing to do with how “deep” a case is. Ignore statements like, “If the case is on the physical plane, you need a low potency because physical means superficial.” Potency selection correlates with intensity and time. A recent occurrence deserves a higher potency. Something both recent and intense would be ultra-suitable for high potency. The longer you’ve had a complaint, and the less intense it is, the more the lower potencies taken regularly apply. Remember, the remedy must be in water with five succussions before each dose.
If you know what remedy our thirsty friend needed, write to me at [email protected]. The answer will be in next month’s ezine. And P.S., if you have an opinion about which was the first Rock ‘n’ Roll record, we want to hear your view on that too! We’ll see you back here in February! Bye-bye!