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Revisiting: Speaking Of Bedwetting….

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Revisiting: Speaking Of Bedwetting….. Elaine gives the answer to last month’s Quiz!

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So how did we do? Hello!!! Is the caller there???

Hi Elaine,
I think the answer to this one is Causticum.
On repertorising the rubrics

  1. Bedwetting first sleep
  2. Profuse increased urine
  3. Odor urine – acid pungent (some license here)
  4. Retention of urine
  5. Grief sorrow – general

I came up with two remedies – Sepia and Causticum, both of which had bedwetting in first sleep.
Both these remedies are in heavy black type in Murphy – Children – Bedwetting
I chose Causticum because of the mental symptoms – ailments from long lasting grief.
General comments on Causticum are urination during first sleep, difficult to wake child, sensitive, sympathetic and anxious children.

Looking forward to hearing your words of wisdom.

As you are right, I have no words of wisdom!

Best wishes, Wayne Butcher


Is there anyone else on the line? Hello, the Hpathy Quiz is on the air!

My dear Elaine, let me guess this time. Well, I’ll vote Causticum for the following reasons.

1. The condition of Causticum can be predisposed by prolonged sorrow and here the causation is grief since Wanda’s father has moved out.

2. Another important note to remember about Causticum is the great weakness of the nervous and muscular-skeletal system on physical level; this weakness is increasing gradually and unnoticeably, and may reach point of paralysis of single organs and parts (bladder).

3. Causticum passes urine unconsciously, without sensing the stream. Wets the bed in the first sleep.

So I am expecting your comments. Until then warm regards to you and Shana of course.

Vicky, you have given us a very well-thought-out analysis! Yes, it was Causticum! You were right to draw our attention to Causticum’s keynote symptom, “paralysis of single parts”. I remember when my mother was here for dinner one time and she told me that food tended to get stuck in her esophagus and move down very slowly. I immediately thought of “paralysis of single parts” and gave her Causticum. It worked swiftly and she never had that problem again!

And, yes, paralysis of the bladder. Think of this after surgery when there is often inability to pass urine because of the anesthesia. Give a dose of Causticum 30C.

So, here’s the thing about this case. The big clue is: History of holding the urine! That is very prominent here and points to Causticum. A typical scenario is, a child won’t go to the bathroom away from home; or, a teacher won’t let anyone leave the class to go to the bathroom; or, the family is on a long car trip and the father, who’s a Nux vomica, refuses to stop because he “needs to get where he’s going!” When the child’s finally able to go, he can’t, not until he falls asleep.

So, let’s congratulate our winners, shall we?




G. Parthasarathi Rao



The ceremonial firing of the Hpathy cannon will now commence with Dr. B doing the honors.

Revisiting: Speaking Of Bedwetting.... 1

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Elaine Lewis, D.Hom., C.Hom.

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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: and

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Shana Lewis

Shana Lewis

Shana spices up the Hpathy Quiz with her timely announcements and reviews on the latest in pop culture. Her vast knowledge of music before her time has inspired the nickname: "Shanapedia"!

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