Case 1 -upper respiratory tract infection
34 year old woman – C.C. Recurrent cold and cough frequent sneezing since 10 years.
Sneezing – gets up due to sneezing in the morning, coryza for entire year
feels better in warm, open air, constant painful scraping from throat.
Feels she is suffering, but is ok with it. Doesn’t let work and her life get affected by it.
State of mind: Describes herself as a person who is confident, not much of an extrovert, very hard working
Observation – Lean,doesn’t talk much
Sensitive to loud noise ++- even if someone is talking, it affects her a lot .
“When I see someone is hurt it affects me a lot.” She would cry thinking about it. She would just keep on walking in the room without knowing what should be done.
After this – I asked some Confirmatory questions of the remedy
before prescribing the remedy.
Physical symptoms can often give an opening in a case.
I often focus at physical sensitivities
The remedy that comes up is Carc. It doesn’t give a typical picture of Carc.The so-called drug picture that we are taught or know classically
we might get only a hint of.
Carcinosin 1m bd 2 days
Follow up after 6 months: better by 90 % ,sneezing , cough > better by 90 %. She feels much calmer. Fears and anxieties less. She is able to be more expressive. 2 Kg Weight Improved. Emotionally more stable.
“I feel now – more right in my head than before”
Case 2 Allergic Asthma
40 year old woman – C.C.dry cough – breathlessness, unable to do anything during that time.
Prescribed Phos 200 -Bd 2 days.Repeated again after a Month
No change after 2 months.
Reviewed the acute case. Tried to focus on the cough in more depth.
What makes it better or worse? Especially before the complaints were most intense. Cough – dry – during sleep Agg – sleep ++
Last few days – cough aggr when she gets up in the morning – exhausting with a lot of weakness.
Feels awkward due to cough, especially in front of people.
What would others think or say?
Last few days getting recurrent dreams of:
Of her parents – they are fighting with each other
She tries her best to solve the fight, but is not able to
She feels bad that she is trying but unable to solve it
State of mind
Although she is an extrovert, she feels awkward when people tell her things. Her relationship with husband is very strong. She does as she is told by her husband.
Losing her husband – what if something happens to him
He is everything for her. Says she is so attached to him
Fears as a child, of being admonished by her father
She was very scared of her father
Loves if someone says something good about her
Likes to cook
Father died of cancer – She didn’t know what to feel, but it affected her.
Likes fruits, vegetables, spicy food
Sleeps on her back
She looked at fact level. She didn’t speak much. I made the initial mistake of slotting her into a personality type.
Focusing on cough symptoms
cough; sleep; falling asleep; cough, during dry (1)
cough; dry; sleep; during (8)
Only one remedy comes up Mag Sulph
Understanding at higher level – the dreams – The main theme is unsuccessful efforts. This gives an idea of the ringworm miasm.
Understanding Mag Sulph through periodic table I see themes of 3rd row of the periodic table.
MagSulph 1m One dose every month
Follow up of 6 months
Within first month – remarkable change- cough , coryza , breathlessness >> reduced by 90 %%. Allopathic medicines stopped totally within first month. No dreams. Emotionally she had been fragile, “Now I feel stable
and more complete.” Appetite is much better. Weather changes don’t affect her much now. Even the smell doesn’t aggravate her now.