What iiiiiisssss iiiiiiittttt??????????
Don’t look now, but, it’s time for the Quiz again!
Oh yes, and speaking of the Quiz, did I mention we’re doomed?
Doomed. Doomed, I tells ya! We’re not alone in the The Quiz section anymore! Someone has moved into Studio-B!
What? Are you saying, we have competition?
That’s what I’m saying, from Dr. Nikam!
Did you say “Dr. Nick”?
No, no, not Dr. Nick, Dr. Nikam. We’re doomed!
Now wait a minute, Mom, does Dr. Nikam talk about things that no one cares about?
I don’t think so.
Then we should be fine!
Well…if you really think so…
Then let’s get started. Did you know that the Rolling Stones have a new record out?
Oh geez, another irrelevancy? We haven’t even talked about who died!
Yes, the tenor of The Heartbeats, Albert Crump. I love the Heartbeats! They are, without a doubt, one of my favorite groups of all time. A Heartbeats song is sure to put a big smile on my face!
Here they are now singing my favorite song by them–You’re driving me crazy, oh my darling where you been…
MOM!!!!! Excuse me! Can we possibly hear The Rolling Stones latest record now? Everyone must hear this new great song! It can go in my section of the quiz!
What section? Where? What section is that?
This section right here.
Well, this is highly irregular, but… you can announce it, if you think they can follow The Heartbeats!
Ladies and Gentlemen, The Rolling Stones!!!!!
That was the worst record I have ever heard in my entire life!
If you say so. I thought it was great!
Can we possibly move on? I got a book in the mail this week! Someone sent me a book for no reason! It was from Begabati Lennihan, CCH (who is now calling herself Burke for some reason), and this is her new book which you can find at www.amazon.com:
I have already learned something very important from it and here it is: You know how everyone thinks that acid reflux is caused by too much stomach acid? It’s actually just the opposite! Here’s what she says, “Acid reflux is caused by lack of enough acid to trigger the ring of muscles at the top the stomach and close it off from the esophagus.” Wow! Remember, you heard it here first, everyone! So, if you’ve got acid reflux, try a tsp. of apple cider vinegar in a little water before a meal, or take an HCL (Betaine Hydrochloride) capsule before eating. I would encourage more people to send me books! And now for the Quiz!
My wife is suffering from acute sore throat on the right side. Spells of chills. Clean tongue. Coughing spells with no phlegm. Pain in chest and throat. 6am shortness of breath for which my daughter gave her one dose of carbo veg. Pain in both knees. Mild stretching pain in whole body. Headache more on right side. Pain in right ear. She had acute spell of chills at 5am today. Her right cheek hotter than left cheek. She spent about two months in Pakistan and had many mosquito bites. Please advise. Also, please advise if some test is required
It always helps to have a diagnosis, but, I would start by giving a dose of _________________ 30C. Take it four times a day in a bottle of water with 5 succussions before each dose. If there’s no improvement in 24 hours, you will have to fill out the Questionnaire.
First of all I am sorry for updating you so late.
She got relief by __________________.
Yes, it was in one day she was better.
OK, gang; so, let’s show Dr. Nikam that we have spirit down here in Studio-A! What do you think the remedy is? Let me know, write to me at [email protected] and the answer will be in the November ezine. Bye for now!
First, I want to thank everybody for voting! Let’s see if there’s anyone on the line. Is the caller there?
Great to see another quiz !!!
The symptoms are as follows:
1. Acute sore throat on the Right side
2. Spells of chills
3. Clean tongue
4. Coughing spells with no phlegm
5. Pain in chest and throat ( 6am shortness on breath )
6. Pain in both knees
7. Headache more on right side
8. Pain in right ear
9. Right cheek hotter than left cheek
10 . Causation factor – Mosquito bites.
Symptoms predominantly on the right side and “insect bites” suggest it for “APIS MELLIFICA“. Please let me know your opinion.
I know it must be very confusing, as the last time (“Pain Fest”) I said it was essential to repertorize; but, now I’m saying, in this case, only one symptom matters:
Ailments from mosquito bites!
How can that be? As I’ve said many times:
ETIOLOGY OVER-RULES SYMPTOMATOLOGY!
Not every etiology (cause) is going to be helpful; but, some etiologies are famous for pointing to one, two or three remedies. For example, “Ailments from cold dry winds”–Aconite! “Ailments from blunt trauma”–Arnica! “Ailments from electric shock”–Phosphorus! “Ailments from injuries to areas rich in nerves”–Hypericum!
Does anyone ever actually take an Arnica case? When someone’s fallen and hit his head, do we sit down with a pad and pencil and say, “OK, tell me about yourself. Describe your nature. Are you thirsty? Do you like ice cream?” No! We just give Arnica, we don’t even think about it! Well, here again we have such a case–“Ailments from Mosquito Bites”. In Murphy’s Repertory, this is an actual rubric! There are only three remedies in it–Caladium, Ledum and Staphysagria. Since Ledum is our main remedy for puncture wounds and bites of all kinds, I went with Ledum, and apparently, I picked the right one. Does Ledum have to match that whole list of symptoms you made? Does Ledum have to have chills, pain in both knees, right-sided sore throat, etc.? No, none of that matters!
I know this is hard to believe. “I thought we had to find the totality of symptoms!” Yes, sometimes you do! We sure had to do that the last time for “Pain Fest”, and again for “Coughing Up Pennies” from August. But when the etiology is clear and recent and the rubric is small, we celebrate because it means we’re practically home free!
Do we have another caller?
Well, it’s about time!
When I first read the quiz I thought of Ledum. It is under rubric “Bites from mosquitoes” with staph and hypericum.
It is a 2 under Sore throat. It is a 3 under “Bites”.
Of course IF the ailment was indeed from mosquitoes. What if it wasn’t?
Here comes the doubts!
What stuck me most is the right sided pain. Seems like Belladonna, which is a 2 under “Bites”.
I will vote for Bell only because I am not sure of the etiology and the symptoms fit with Belladonna.
I hate it when small rubrics don’t fit the case 😛
D’oh! Oh dear. You were right the first time, Maria; it was Ledum! Why? Because etiology over-rules symptomatology! And…”many mosquito bites” in a place like Pakistan? What else can it be? It was my first thought! But don’t feel bad, many others voted for Belladonna too!
Did anybody get the right answer?
My answer is Ledum, ….. Clarke mentions …… this use of Led. in mosquito-bites, stings of bees and wasps, rat-bites, needle-pricks ….
Thanks, Rosman Faridz
OMG! Right on the nose! You must be a genius! You knew to ignore all those myriad of symptoms and go right for “Ailments From Mosquito Bites”! You deserve a gold star! Dr. B, where are the Hpathy gold stars? Oh, never mind, I found them:
Congratulations to Rosman Faridz!
See you back here next time for another fabulous hpathy Quiz!