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Revisiting: Christmas Headaches!

Revisiting: Christmas Headaches!. Elaine gives the answer to last month’s quiz.

Who missed last month’s head-pounding quiz? Here it is again with the answer to follow:


To read last month’s full case quiz. Visit – Christmas Headaches!






Repeat Belladonna-2

Repeat Belladonna in higher potency



Aconite (as an antidote to Belladonna)


Well, let me just say that you can’t easily fool the hpathy audience!  Yes, it WAS Glonoine!  I think alert homeopath Rachel Doherty said it best when she wrote:

Dear Elaine —

Is it possible that I made it in before the deadline? Thank goodness for the holiday break 🙂

I wanted to hazard a guess on the xmas headache remedy. I’m a first-time guesser and new fan of the e-journal. Here’s to hoping!

There were 3 remedies that I looked at for a possible answer: I ruled out Aconite, which looked like a possibility but lacked the irritability symptom. Ditto for Nat Mur, which had irritability and vomiting (she did say she was nauseous), but Gabi’s headache appeared after waking up from a nap, and Nat Mur symptoms get better with sleep.

I settled on Glonoine for the following reasons:
1.) onset: heat (she noticed the room was hot when she woke up with the headache)
2.) Pain: expanding
3.) Can’t lie down
4.) Worse for jarring
5.) Improves with ice (she wanted to “jump out into the cold”)
and, last but not least,
6.) she was unable to read and just came up with the remedy from her head… “violent” pain? Nitro glycerine (Glonoine), of course!!

Thanks for the chance to guess,
Rachael Doherty

Remember this?

“I just took the pellets dry…. I could not lie down because as soon as I touched the pillow with my head, it became worse.”

Now look what’s in Murphy’s MM:

“Head heavy, but cannot lay it on pillow.”

Practically word-for-word the same thing!  Of course, Glonoine is a 3 under “violent headaches”.  And then there’s the etiology–Ailments from heat, for which it’s well known, and the modality: Cold amel.:

“I thought, if I could just jump out in the cold it will all go away….

Is anyone out there trying to save money by NOT buying a home remedy kit?  Wouldn’t you hate to have been in Gabi’s shoes with this acute headache and no Glonoine?

And now for our winners. Dr. B, congratulations is owed to:

Amit Habbu

Elanor Shaw



Dr. Farida Dahowala

Dr. Wequar


Jane Faulkner

Paula Matsikidze

Sudha R. Nambisan BHMS, PGDPC

Rachael Doherty

Dr. B, what have they won?????


This month’s winners will get a special 30% discount on one order of books from Hpathy Mall.Click Here for Prize Guidelines

About the author

Elaine Lewis

Elaine Lewis

Elaine Lewis, D.Hom., C.Hom.
Elaine is a passionate homeopath, helping people offline as well as online. Contact her at [email protected]
Elaine is a graduate of Robin Murphy's Hahnemann Academy of North America and author of many articles on homeopathy including her monthly feature in the Hpathy ezine, "The Quiz". Visit her website at: and

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