Her other complaints were:
- Hyperacidity which she described as “something boiling in stomach” which was aggravated by lemon and curd.
- Gas, which would give debilitating abdominal pain leading to her becoming unconscious.
- Left arm numbness due to cervical ailment with fear “Will I get paralysis?”
- Very painful haemorrhoids resulting in her losing consciousness.
- Suffered from frequent cold and cough.
- At 12 years of age she was admitted for facial paralysis due to some allergic reaction.
- Has undergone hysterectomy because of uterine fibroids and ovarian cysts.
- Frequent aphthae.
- Mother had uterine cancer with profuse bleeding and unbearable burning sensation, with the feeling of being put on fire. She would plead “Please give me some poison”.
- Mother also suffered convulsions where the tongue would get bitten.
- Father had right sided paralysis three times.
- Strong family history of early deaths due to myocardial infarction and paralysis among her siblings.
- She is fair looking, normally built with brown eyes.
- Cravings for fermented foods, food made of gram flour, bananas, vegetables and curd.
- Aversion to cottage cheese.
- Were always heavy.
- Two normal deliveries.
- Very chilly patient.
- She is mild and kind, cannot see anyone in pain.
- Her verbatim
- I do not like to back answer, I will always talk softly even when the person says bad things about me behind my back.
- I cannot insult or shout at anyone.
- I do not like to keep any bitter feelings for anyone. Even if I get angry I do not express it.
- I do feel angry when someone betrays me or lies in front of me.
- I do not like to quarrel, I tremble in such situations and I am not able to speak during heated arguments.
- I am very punctual about time and I hate to be late.
- All work should be at appropriate time.
- I am always dressed perfectly according to the occasion.
- I get along with every age group.
- I like to go to religious gatherings where I like to sing or dance on devotional songs.
- She is very loquacious person.
- She is afraid of husband’s anger, very sensitive he humiliates her and degrades her. She stops talking to him after every such situation.
- She is afraid of many things
- Strong fear of cancer+++.
- Fear of ghosts+++.
- Fear of dead bodies
- She trembles out of fear on seeing snakes, lizards and centipedes.
- Fear of physical violence, she shivers on seeing somebody fighting.
- Fear of accident when anyone is driving the vehicle very fast.
- Fear of paralysis.
- Her dreams
- Frequently dreams of missing the train, not able to reach the station.
- Dreams about being scared on passing through a large body of water like ocean or pond having big waves.
- Swimming in water with lots of fishes.
- Going for a wedding and not able to get ready as not able to find appropriate clothes.
- Going to strange places with family.
- Mother becomes unconscious and her face becomes horrible “It is very scary”.
- Wakes up after dreaming of lizards to find the lizards are there on the wall.
- Sees lots of snakes with hoods. “After seeing these dreams I go and worship Lord Shiva”.
- Sees lot of haunted houses.
- Not able to complete the paper during the exams.
- Collecting coins from sand and as she moves forward to find more coins.
She was prescribed Crot. Cascavella 1m based on the following
- Mild timid nature
- Thoughts and dreams of death
- Fear being alone
- Mouth dryness
- Paralysis on one side of the body
- Dreams frightful
- Dreams, friends betrayed by
- Dreams, water sailing
- Dreams, animals, snake
- Death – thoughts of alone, when
- Spectres ghosts, spirits sees
- Frightened easily, night
- Chilly patient but better in open air
- Right sided symptoms
- Haemorrhages, non-coagulable
- Aggravations menopause
- A/F anger suppressed
- Anxiety health about
- Company desire for, alone while aggravates
- Delusion- animals, snakes in and around her
- Delusion, insulted, looked down upon
- Injustice cannot support
Follow up after two weeks
- Eye dryness better.
- Mouth dryness no improvement.
- Acidity still persistent.
Follow up after six weeks
- Overall much better.
- Saw a big dangerous yellow snake hanging on the roof.
- Someone is trying to rape my younger daughter, “I am trying that something like this should not happen”.
Follow up after ten weeks
- Symptoms recurring.
- Prescribed Crot. Cascavella 10m.
Follow up after twenty four weeks
- Overall much better.
She is still under the treatment for symptoms of acidity and back pain. Her main symptoms of Sjogren’s as indicated in the attached reports are much better.