Case Quizes Clinical Cases

Revisiting: Shana Has Too Much to Eat

Written by Elaine Lewis

Did you guess what remedy Shana took for over-eating? Scroll down.

Hello Mom…….Whose case are we doing this month?


Oh no, not again!  Mom, people are going to think I’m sick all the time!

You are.

I am not!

Haven’t you spent most of August sniffing, sneezing and coughing?

I sort of remember that.

But that’s not the case we’re doing.  I don’t even remember what the remedy was for that!  No, this one is much more interesting!

What is it?

Do you remember the night you called out to me and said, “Mom, is it possible to eat too much?”

Yes, I remember.  And you said “No”.

That’s because it’s impossible for ME to eat too much!


So I walked into the bedroom, and there you were on the bed, lying on your stomach!  You had a sharp pain in your stomach, you asked for a glass of water; and I said, “Why are you lying on your stomach?”

And I said I was afraid to move!

Then I gave you _______30C, after which you got up, went to the bathroom, had a bowel movement, and it was all over after that!
(And remember, we expect the right remedy will often result in discharging of one kind or another, which usually resolves the case and it’s all over.)

So, hey, everybody, what do you think the remedy was?

Write to me at [email protected] and let me know, the answer will be in next month’s ezine.



Nux vomica-2
Cina -1

Well, guess what everybody?  This was the biggest landslide for the right answer in the history of the Hpathy Quiz!  Yes, it was BRYONIA!  I guess we didn’t fool anybody!
Here’s my conversation with quiz-participant, Dr. Pankaj Dayma:

Hi Mam,

The Remedy According to Me, FOR following reasons, A/F Overeating?  Sharp Abdominal Pain Amelioration Lying On Abdomen Is PHOSPHOROUS.

Is phosphorus worse motion?  What can you say if a person says, “I’m afraid to move.”  Isn’t that worse motion?  What remedy is that?

I think it is NUX VOMICA

I understand that Nux vomica is most often thought of in ailments from overeating; but, would Nux vomica want to lie on her stomach?  Does pressure ameliorate nux vomica?  I don’t think so.
You said “amel. lying on abdomen.”  I looked that up: “Abdomen, pain, lying, pain while, amel., abdomen on” — (that’s a mouth-full!  In other words, abdominal pain, better while lying on abdomen) and Nux v. isn’t there.
What remedy has ailments from overeating, is worse motion, thirsty, and better pressure?

Hello Mam, Sorry for late reply.  The remedy which covers ailments from overeating, is worse motion, thirsty, and better pressure is Bryonia Alba–

Warm Regards,

Dr.Pankaj K Dayma

Yes!!!!  That’s it, it’s Bryonia!!!!!

So, here is what some of our other readers had to say:

Hi Elaine! I am here again with my answer (may be right or wrong like the previous two).  I think its Bryonia.  AGGRAVION FROM MOTION.FROM SLIGHTEST MOTION.  AMELIORATED BY LYING STILL.  AMELIORATION FROM PRESSURE SO THAT WANTS TO LIE ON THE PAINFUL SIDE.


Maryam from PAKISTAN.

Hi Elaine,
The quiz includes all the keynotes I associate with Bryonia – worse for motion/better for lying still; better for pressure/lying on the painful part; thirsty.  Hope you had a great summer.
Regards, Katie

Bonjour Elaine
– aggravation from motion,
– desire to lie quite still and not be disturbed,
– relief of the local pain by pressure, especially in gastric bowel,
– desire cold drinks
is it right ?
Myriam Dettori

Hello again! Tricky quiz this month!?  At first reading I thought of Nux-v since it is famous for overeating.  But I will vote for Bryonia since it has also trouble from overeating, she is ameliorated from lying on painful side which here is the stomach and Shana asked you for a glass of water which means she is thirsty.  And she is also afraid to move!?  I hope I haven’t messed up, because I can’t think of another remedy!



Hi Elaine,
I love the quizzes. It think the remedy this time is Bryonia – better from lying still/lying on affected part.  If it was Nux Vomica she would not have wanted pressure on her stomach.
Best wishes,
Mary-Jane Sharratt


Well, I think you get the idea now of why it’s Bryonia!
It’s time to acknowledge our winners:
Mary-Jane Sharratt, Maria, Myriam Dettori, Katie, Maryam, Wafa, Dr. Gupta, Lucio, Janet and Rosman Faridz.
Congratulations, everybody!  See you again next time….


Elaine Lewis, DHom, CHom

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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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