1. Dsypnoea since 17yrs.There is a dry cough which brings on the asthmatic attack. It’s worse from dust and smoke , new & full moon.
2. The patient catches cold easily resulting in sneezing and itching of the nose.
3. Pain in both heels worse on first motion, >continued motion.
4. Burning vertex worse in summer
5. Itching and eruptions in the arms from taking eggs and shell fish.
6. Thick, profuse leucorrhea <before menses.
7. Pain in the right breast, <during menses
Desires : sour, sweet, eggs, cold food
Stool- Constipated, stool every alternate day
Temperament- Angry++, Stubborn, Fears-ghost, darkness, dogs. Absent-minded++
PRESCRIPTION-CALCAREA IODATA 200, 1 Dose
FOLLOW UP 1:26/02/2013-Asthma-25%>, Pain in the heels-25%>. PLACEBO
FOLLOW UP 2:23/04/2013-Sneezing and Itching eyes-50%>, Asthma-40%>PLACEBO
FOLLOW UP 3:05/06/2013-Asthma did not occur in last 2months. Burning vertex-60%>PLACEBO
FOLLOW UP4:28/08/2013-Asthma-100%> .Heel pain-75%>PLACEBO
Features of Calcarea:
1. Catches cold easily resulting in sneezing
2.Pain<1st motion>continued motion
3.Breast pain <during menses
5.Constipated,stool every alternate day.
Features of Iodum:
1. Burning vertex
2. Thick profuse leucorrhea
3. Hot pt+++
4.Tubercular miasmatic preponderance Of Iodum.
Easily catches cold-sneezing and itching eyesàTubercular miasm-Psora: Hypoimmunity+Syphilis: Destruction of immunity leading to the recurrence which is a feature of Tuberculinum Miasm.
Itching and eruptions from eggs, shell fishàTubercular miasm: Allergic diathesis is tubercular
Burning vertex is Syphilitic: Burning, Bursting pains are syphilitic
Thick profuse leucorrheaàSycotic
Pain in Rt. Breast <during mensesàSycotic. Key word of Sycosis is Inco-ordination. This can be interpreted as Hormonal incoordination, which causes the breast pain.
Calcarea Iodata as a medicine is Syco-Tubercular which covers the miasmatic background.
Characteristics of Calcarea Iodata :-
(i) Head : (a) Rush of blood to head(Tubercular ). (b) Head sweats: sour odour. (c) Headache from cold exposure.
(ii) Nose: (a) Nasal discharges have a tendency to be profuse and yellow.(Sycotic) (b) Grand medicine for nasal polyps.
(iii) Throat: (a) Prone to massive swelling of tonsils. (b) Tonsil: crypts or lacunae in tonsil: honeycomb appearance is diagnostic of Calcarea Iodata. (c) Predisposition to glandular enlargements. (d) Nodules in thyroid. Thyroid tumours and goitre, especially during puberty. (e) Uvula swollen(++). (f) Cervical lymphadenopathy: glands swell from cold.
(iv) Breast: (a) Fibroids and nodules in the breast. (b) Mostly soft (can be hard also, but never stony hard like Calcarea Fluor) and mobile.
(v) Gastro-Intestinal: (a) Desires: Sweet, sour, salt, salty, cold food, cold milk, egg (+++), Meat (++). (b) Mostly constipated,sour odour of stool. (d) Swelling of inguinal and mesenteric glands and becomes painful. (vi) Heart: Palpitation from least exertion.
(vi) Female: (a) Irregular menses from hormonal imbalance. (b) Cystic tumours in ovary (a grand medicine). (d) Profuse yellowish leucorrhoea. (f) Profound weakness during menses.
(vii) Extremities: (a) Rheumatic pains < new moon & full moon. (b) Cold and clammy hands & feet.
(viii) General Tendencies: (a) Takes cold from every change of weather (catches cold easily),but pt. Craves fresh open air (b) Scrofulous, allergic, haemorrhagic diathesis. Glandular swelling is a denominating feature of this medicine (Goitre, PCOD, Fibroid, Breast tumors)
(ix) Thermal Relation Hot patient but long for fresh air (+++).
Appearance: Scrawny, cachectic, hot; or Fair, fat, flabby, hot.(Tubercular miasm-Polarity of symptom