Does anybody here remember last month’s painful quiz? Somebody? Anybody? OK, here it is again:
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Here’s how the voting went:
- Rhus tox–3
- Nux vomica–2
And the winner is (drum roll, please…….) Colocynthis!!!!!!! Yaaaaayyyyy!!!!!!!
Why isn’t it Arsenicum? Wasn’t the patient restless and better for warmth and chilly and thirsty for sips? So, why not?!
Is the Arsenicum patient typically better for bending over double? No. That’s why it can’t be Arsenicum. This is the most striking symptom in the case–he has to pull his knee up to his chest in bed, he walks bent over and puts pressure on his abdomen; bye-bye Arsenicum!
Let’s see what some of our winners had to say:
Did you give Colocynth? Here I went for the bending double, pressure on abdomen, he lies on the affected side. Restless.
Greetings and thanks,
Abdomen–uneasy and puffed feeling
Better– bent over double, pressure and warmth
Better lying knee-bent
worse right side
Mouth dry, thirsty for frequent, small quantities of room temperature water
I would suggest Colocynthis
The remedy is Colocynthis
kidney stones, restless especially during pains, better bending double (walking bent, bent knees in bed), better heat, better lying on painful side, thirst for small quantities.
The main clue was being doubled up in pain (both walking and in bed) but it is also consistent with better for warmth and pressure including lying on painful side, holding abdomen while walking, restlessness, distended abdomen, dry mouth, and thirsty for small amounts often. A remedy for kidney stones.
Hope your summer is going swimmingly!
Hi Elaine! You make me feel so CLEVER! (I am actually singing this to you.)
If this is not a Colocynthis case I will go and become a tax inspector.
Bending over, better from pressure (when he lies on the left side) better from warmth–in the shower.
Even the dry mouth and thirst for small quantities often is there in Kent.
So, please tell me I don’t have to start a new career!
Eva the picklet
Eva, were you singing that whole time? Because, none of what you wrote even rhymes and I’m having trouble picking up the meter; or, were you just singing, “You Make Me Feel So Clever”? FYI, that’s actually….
You make me feel so young!
You make me feel there are songs to be sung
Bells to be rung
and a wonderful fling to be flung!
And when I’m old and gray
I’m gonna feel the way I feel today
Cuz, you make me feel so young!
Hit it, “Old Blue Eyes”:
Keep the music playing while we announce our winners:
- Agneta Forsman
- Liek Versloot-Koolen
- Eva the picklet
- Padmakumar Rao
- Dr. Hemal
Dr. B, what’s a picklet?
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