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Revisiting: Foot Pain Can’t Stand Up to Gout

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Revisiting: Foot Pain Can’t Stand Up to Gout. Elaine revisits last month’s quiz.

Time again for the answer to last month’s quiz! Here it is in case you missed it:

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To read last month’s full case quiz. Visit – Foot Pain Cant Stand Up To Gout

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OK!  Thanks, Caralyn!  Though most of our votes were for Lycopodium this time, we still had four winners!  And the winning remedy is…….

Sulphur! Three of our winners gave very good explanations:

Hi Elaine

I think the correct remedy is Sulphur: its action is centrifugal from within outward having an affinity for the skin (skin afflictions) where it produces heat and burning with itching.

Sulphur craves sweets, childish peevishness in grown ups, no regard for others, ravenous appetite.

Laurie Francis

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Dear Elaine,

I dont know whether you permit this but now I think Sulphur rather than Lycopodium is better indicated.

Guess what!  Today while generally reading about Sulphur (after Dr B’s course I read the Mat Medorrhinum as a pastime!!) I found these: “Delusions; thinks rags beautiful things-that he is immensely wealthy. Childish peevishness in grown people. Irritable. Affections vitiated; very selfish, no regard for others” and thought of Caralyn’s father immediately. And of course Sulphur is indicated for itchy gouts.

Boericke specifically mentions “Extremities: rheumatic gout with itching” but Sulphur also is indicated for itchy dry skin and also for gout.

Sumita

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Hi Elaine,

I have a habit of missing the obvious, (GOUT!) but I’m going to say that the remedy for this case is sulphur. Here are my rubrics:

Pain, first toe: Ledum, sulph
Pain, first toe, joints: Led, Lyc, sulph
Pain, gouty, joints of: Sulph, Led
Itching: Sulph, Ledum (et.al)
Ravenous appetite, Sulph
Desires sweets: Sulph

Talks about money was tough to track down. I used this rubric:

ambition to make money: sulph

peevish: I used the rubric – irritable: Sulph. I would like to have found a better rubric–one that showed affectionate to family but not for strangers.

Considering all the skin issues, I went with sulphur, even though ledum did look like the obvious gout remedy.

I always learn so much from these cases!  It’s my favorite part of the e-zine! God bless!

Deus Caritas Est,
LuAnn Batt

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Thanks, LuAnn.  I’ll just add that Sulphur is also in the sarcasm rubric as a 2 (there are no 3’s). Plus, in the 3rd ed. of Murphy’s Repertory, Murphy added a new rubric: “Mind: talking, money, about”–ars., lyc., sulph.  Well, thanks to everyone who voted, and thanks also to our 4 winners: Lu Ann Batt, Sumita, Laurie Francis and from Portugal, Marina.  Dr. B, what have they won?

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Elaine Lewis, DHom, CHom

Elaine takes online cases. Visit her website at: elaineLewis.hpathy.com

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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:
https://elainelewis.hpathy.com/ and TheSilhouettes.org

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