A 42-year-old woman presented with relapse of multiple sclerosis (MS). Her first attack of MS was in 1998 which started as neuritis of the left eye. The second one was in 2008 with neuritis of the right eye. The third one was in 2017 with right foot numbness and formication after the death of her mother. This is the fourth attack of the disease. This time it started with blurred vision in the left eye followed by headache.
An interesting phenomenon in this case is that one month before every relapse, she developed either herpes labialis or genital herpes. She also has leucorrhea 3-4 times a year with severe itching. Panic attacks started 5 years ago and were followed by a depressive period. A psychiatrist prescribed Zoloft Tabl. Film. Coat. 50mg, 1 tab daily.
- HEAD – PAIN – Temples
- HEAD – PAIN – Spot; in a small
- HEAD – HEAT – burning
- VISION – DIM – left
- MOUTH – TASTE – metallic
- MOUTH – TASTE – sweetish – metallic
- MOUTH – TASTE – sweetish – Tongue – Below
- FACE – ERUPTIONS – Nose – Inside
- FACE – ERUPTIONS – Nose – Inside – left
- GENERALS – MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
- GENERALS – WEAKNESS
- SLEEP – POSITION – side; on – right side; on
- GENERALS – FOOD and DRINKS – cold drink, cold water – desire
- GENERALS – FOOD and DRINKS – cold food – aversion
- GENERALS – FOOD and DRINKS – salt – desire
– MIND – ANXIETY – health; about – relatives; of
- FEAR OF AUTHORITY
– FEAR – high places, of
- MIND – SADNESS
She was operated on for uterine fibroids 4 years ago. That was followed by the appearance of benign fibroadenoma in the right breast.
Mother – died from brain cancer
Sister – with rheumatoid arthritis
Level of Health:
According to the Levels of Health, the patient belongs to Group C, Level 7. People belonging to this group have mild acute conditions without or with very low temperature. When we raise the patients and they go to Group B, we expect them to have an acute condition.
On Radar 10 the remedy I was thinking of appeared on the 21st position. Then I entered the same symptoms with the same degrees in Vithoulkas Compass and the remedy came out on the first position.
According to the symptoms, the case looks like Phosphorus. I decided to take some small rubrics as well as some strange, rare and peculiar symptoms:
HEAD – PAIN – Spot, in a small;
HEAD – HEAT – burning;
VISION – DIM – left;
FACE – ERUPTIONS – Nose – Inside – left.
Then I saw that Borax covered these rubrics very well. From Materia Medica we know that Borax is the main remedy for leucorrhoea and herpes.
Prescription: Borax 9C 3 x daily
Follow Up: 2 weeks after the remedy
The next day after taking the remedy, the patient experienced a worsening of the headache and vision. She had severe weakness for a few days. Within 7 days the headaches became better, after 5 days the vision started to improve indicating that the remedy is correct according to Herring’s law. The metallic and sweetish taste in her mouth disappeared. Herpes in the nose has also disappeared.
Prescription: Borax 9C 1 x daily
Follow Up: after 2 months since last follow up
For several days she had sore throat, fatigue, dry cough, headache, husky voice, coryza and fever, sometimes up to 37.8 C. She doesn’t remember having such temperature since childhood. Mentally and emotionally she feels better.
According to the Levels of Health of Prof. Vithoulkas the patient belonged to Level 8 and now the organism is trying to go to Level 7, where you have sub-febrile temperatures with mild acute illnesses.
As the patient has an improvement on the mental-emotional level and there are no symptoms to indicate another remedy, we leave her only on her main remedy Borax 9C during this acute condition.
Follow Up: 2 months after the last one
Again an acute condition with pain in temples, pain in throat and general fatigue. Along with this acute condition there is a return of old symptoms from previous MS relapses: weakness in the right leg and right arm, mainly in the fingers; also she cannot lift up her left arm.
In this follow-up, the patient has a relapse of symptoms. Often we see that an acute bacterial or viral condition can aggravate the chronic disease. We need to repeat the medicine in a higher potency.
Prescription: Borax 200C three doses every 12 hours
Follow Up: 2 weeks after the last one
Cystitis complaints have been reported for several days along with leucorrhea. She used to have such complaints before which means we have a return of old symptoms.
Repertorization of the acute symptoms:
Prescription: Cantharis 200C three doses every 12 hours
We see that the patient goes up in the levels of health to Group B where we have frequent acute conditions. This means we should expect her to develop another acute condition.
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