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Post Covid World – Post Covid / Long Covid Remedies

Saptarshi Banerjea
Written by Saptarshi Banerjea

Dr. Saptarshi Banerjea presents key remedies for post-covid and long-covid symptoms. Remedies for fatigue, shortness of breath, cardiac symptoms, memory, pain, and loss of smell and taste are included.

Post/ Long Covid Symptoms:

Common long COVID symptoms include:

  • extreme tiredness (fatigue)
  • shortness of breath
  • chest pain or tightness
  • problems with memory and concentration (“brain fog”)
  • difficulty sleeping (insomnia)
  • heart palpitations
  • dizziness
  • pins and needles
  • joint pain
  • depression and anxiety
  • tinnitus, earaches
  • feeling sick, diarrhoea, stomach aches, loss of appetite
  • a high temperature, cough, headaches, sore throat, changes to sense of smell or taste
  • rashes

Commonest:

  1. Extreme Tiredness (Fatigue):
  2. Shortness of Breath with Chest Pain & Tightness:
  3. Changes in Sense of Smell & Taste:
  4. Memory & Concentration:

TOPIC-1

EXTREME TIREDNESS (FATIGUE)

1)       ALSTONIA SCHOLARIS:

  • Tonic after exhausting fevers (with diarrhoea / dysentery à Gone sensation in stomach.

2)      ARSENIC SULPH. RUB (3x Trit.):

  • Influenza with intense catarrhal symptoms, great prostration (+++) and high temperature, purulent discharges. Chilly even before a fire. Agg. night, drinking cold water.

3)      ARSENICUM:

  • Chilliness, restlessness, anxiety, fear: fear of death (Acon.), prostration. Burnings, relieved by heat. Oversensitive: fastidious (OCD). Queer symptoms – red-hot-needle pains. Sensation of ice-water running through veins, or boiling water going through blood vessels. Thirst, sips of cold water.

4)       AVENA SATIVA:

  • Best tonic for debility after exhausting diseases.
  • Nervous exhaustion.
  • Sexual debility à Spermatorrhoea, Impotency.
  • Inability to keep mind on one subject.
  • Insomnia
  • Tonic for mental, physical & sexual debility after exhausting disease. Nervous exhaustion, neurasthenia. Inability to focus.

5)       AVIARE:

  • Debility
  • Diminishes cough.

Influenzal Bronchitis.

  • Improves appetite.

6)       CINCHONIA OFF:

  • Broken down from exhausting discharges:
  • Prostration
  • Apathy & indifferent.
  • Apathy pumped-out.
  • Ringing in ears.

7)      CURARE:

  • Curare takes hold of grippe or its after effects right away when the patient has these symptoms:- weakness with shaky lower extremities especially: the patient is surprised at his weakness and says, “Why I am all gone”; thirst for large quantities of cold water; sensation of heat and sensitive to heat; it is a remedy for the rapid pulse of post-influenzal myocarditis of which we see so many some years, persisting for weeks or months after grippe when some degree of the above symptoms are present. Dr. R. E. S. Hayes, M.D.

8)       CYPRIPEDIUM:

  • Post Influenzal debility and insomnia.

9)      GELSEMIUM:

  • Patients sometimes come saying “cannot get well after `flu’ a few weeks ago”. They are found to have a temperature of somewhere around 99oF.  Not ill : Not well! If they are chilly, with heats and chills; if they feel a weakness, and heaviness of limbs and eyelids, Gels. quickly puts them right. 4D (Dull–Dizzy–Drowsy–Debility & H: Heaviness)

10)    GENTIANA LUTEA (Q):

  • Acts as a tonic, increasing appetite.

11)     KALI PHOS.:

  • Indisposition to meet people.
  • Aversion to converse.

Pins & Neddles           Tingling         Numbness

Neurasthenia

Brain fag                        Insomina

Slightest labour seems a heavy task.

  • Emotional Debility: Absent minded, forgetful from Excitement, Worry, Overwork. Lethargy à indisposition to meet people; disinclined to converse. Nervous & restless, starts easily. Weak memory (Brain fag). Sensitiveness (+++) to all impressions. Agg. Excitement, worry, mental & physical exertion; 3 A.M. to 5 A.M; noise. Amel. rest.

12)     LATHYRUS SATIVUS:

  • After influenza à Exhausting diseases:
  • Weakness
  • Heaviness
  • Slow recovery of nerve power.

13)    LEVICO (Q): Debility (+++) in respiratory and skin diseases.

14)     LOBELIA CERULEA:

  • Gives a perfect picture of sneezing influenza, involving the posterior nares, palate and fauces. Very depressed. Pain in knees. Great oppression in lower part of chest, as if air could not reach there.  Pain in chest under short ribs of left side.

15)     MACROZAMIA SPIRALIS (3x Trit.):

  • Extreme debility after illness; collapse. Weariness from no assignable cause, no pains. Boring pain at vertex; vomiting and retching all night; impossible to open eyes, giddiness and cold.

16)       NATRUM ARS:

  • Facilitates the termination of cold and conserves the strength and appetite.
  • Oppression of chest.

17)     PSORINUM:

  • Weakness remaining after acute disease à Loss of fluid.
  • Hopelessness
  • Appetite does not return.
  • Chilliness

18)     SALICYCLIC ACID:

  • Acid à Debility after influenza.
  • Tinnitus aurium & deafness.
  • Roaring – like buzzing of bees.
  • Prostration after influenza, also tinnitus aurium and deafness.

19)     SARCOLACTIC ACID:

  • When Arsenic fails.
  • Epidemic influenza.
  • Tiredness à Morning on getting up & muscular prostration à Arms feel as if no strength in them.
  • Nausea++.
  • Uncontrollable vomiting à even of water.

20)     SCUTELLARIA:

  • Nervous sedative.
  • Nervous fear.
  • Nervous weakness after flu? Cardiac irritability.
  • Muscle twitching.

21)     TINOSPORA CORDIFOLIA (GULANCHA) (Q):

  • Intermittent fevers, jaundice, torpidity of the liver. It is widely used as a “pick-me-up” remedy where the patient has become extremely weak owing to repeated attacks of fever and also to exhausting seminal emissions. It is a very good medicine in excessive palpitation of the heart due to awful weakness or excessive seminal emissions.

Clinical Tips:

(1)     Asthenia (post influenzal) : * Chininum ars. * China. * Carbo veg.

(2)     Cough after Influenza : * Kreosote. * Eriodictyon. * Pix liquida.

(3)     Nerve power weak, after Influenza slow recovery of nerve-   power : * Lathyrus. * Scutellaria lateriflora.

(4)     Weakness after Influenza : * Abrotanum. * Kali phos. * Nat.   silicum. * Lobelia purpura (Nervous prostration). * Salicyclic   acid.

(5)     Continued debility :- China.

(6)     Debility after influenza :- Carbolic Acid.

(7)     Tired; Stiff; Nausea; Vomiting; Muscular prostration :-       Sarcolactic Acid.

(8)     Loss of strength and appetite :- Antim Iod.

(9)     Prostration after influenza :- Salicylicum Acid.

(10)   Slow digestion & Sinusitis :- Eucalyptus.

(11)   Weakness with shaky lower extremities : Curare.

Clinical Tips on Indian Drugs used:

Debility: Cynodon Dactylon (Durva, Dub, Dubla, Durba); Ficus Religiosa (Asvattha, Ashud, Asud, Ashatwa, Aswat, Asvattha); Tinospora Cordifolia (Gulancha, Goloncha, Giloe, Gurach, Gadancha, Nimgilo, Palo).

TOPIC-2

SHORTNESS OF BREATH

WITH CHEST PAIN & TIGHTNESS

1)       AVIARE:

  • Debility
  • Diminishes cough.

Influenzal Bronchitis.

  • Improves appetite.

2)       CARBO VEG.:

  • Never fully recovered from the exhausting effects of previous illness.
  • Loss of vital fluids.
  • Respiratory >> fanning.
  • Weak digestion >> eructation.

3)       CHININUM ARS:

  • Circulatory weakness after acute infections.
  • Early Myocardial -Degeneration.
  • Shortness of breath on ascending.
  • Must have open air.
  • Coldness of hands & feet.
  • << sitting bent forward at open window (Clarke).
  • General tonic à Weakness++.

4)       LOBELIA CERULEA / SYPHILITICA:

  • Posterior nares affected.
  • Oppression in lower part of the chest.
  • Pain chest under Ribs of left side (? Splenic pain).
  • Unhappy state of mind.
  • Brain weakness à Exertion of mind intolerable.
  • Seemed he would so wild.

5)       PNEUMOCOCCIN:

  • NBWS COVID Pneumonia:- (a) Chorea, (b) Heart [Tyler].

6)       PIX LIQUIDA:

  • Bronchial irritation after flu.
  • Muco-purulent sputum.
  • Pain at 3rd left costal cartilage – joining rib à Pain of left Bronhus (Hering).

Clinical Tips on Indian Drugs used:

Cough: Abroma Augusta; Acalypha Indica (Muktajhuri, Muktajari, Kurkanta, Sveta-basanta, Swebhusunta); Allium Sativum (Lashan, Rasun, Lasum); Asai; Azadirachta Indica (Nim, Nimb, Nimgachh); Blumea Odorata; Boerhavia Diffusa (Punarnava, Raktapunarnava, Gandhapurna, Swetapoorna, Punarnaba); Ficus Religiosa (Asvattha, Ashud, Asud, Ashatwa, Aswat, Asvattha); Justicia Adhatoda; Makardhwaja; Ocimum Sanctum; Piper Nigrum (Golmorich, Kalamorich, Kolukung, Muricha Murichung, Vellajung); Polygonum Punctatum; Sinapis Nigra (Raisarisha, Krishnrai).

TOPIC-3

CHANGES IN SENSE OF SMELL & TASTE

1)       CARBOLIC ACID:

  • Acuteness of smell à Increased olfaction sensitivity.
  • Flu              Debility

2)       MAGNESIA MUR:

  • Loss of smell & taste following catarrh.
  • Constipated

TOPIC-4

MEMORY & CONCENTRATION

1)       AVENA SATIVA:

  • Best tonic for debility after exhausting diseases.
  • Nervous exhaustion.
  • Sexual debility à Spermatorrhoea, Impotency.
  • Inability to keep mind on one subject.
  • Insomnia

2)       CINCHONIA OFF:

  • Broken down from exhausting discharges:-
  • Prostration
  • Apathy & indifferent.
  • Apathy pumped-out.
  • Ringing in ears.

3)       KALI PHOS.:

  • Indisposition to meet people.
  • Aversion to converse.

 

Pins & Neddles           Tingling          Numbness

Neurasthenia

Brain fag                                                             Insomina

Slightest labour seems a heavy task.

  • Emotional Debility: Absent minded, forgetful from Excitement, Worry, Overwork. Lethargy à indisposition to meet people; disinclined to converse. Nervous & restless, starts easily. Weak memory (Brain fag). Sensitiveness (+++) to all impressions. Agg. Excitement, worry, mental & physical exertion; 3 A.M. to 5 A.M; noise. Amel. rest.

4)       LOBELIA CERULEA / SYPHILITICA:

  • Posterior nares affected.
  • Oppression in lower part of the chest.
  • Pain chest under Ribs of left side (? Splenic pain).
  • Unhappy state of mind.
  • Brain weakness à Exertion of mind intolerable.
  • Seemed he would so wild.

5)       SCUTELLARIA:

  • Nervous sedative.
  • Nervous fear.
  • Nervous weakness after flu? Cardiac irritability.
  • Muscle twitching.

TOPIC-5

MUSCULO SKELETAL PAINS

1)      LATHYRUS SATIVUS:

  • After influenza à Exhausting diseases;
  • Weakness
  • Heaviness
  • Slow recovery of nerve power.

2)      SARCOLACTIC ACID:

  • When Arsenic fails.
  • Epidemic influenza.
  • Tiredness à Morning on getting up & Muscular prostration à Arms feel as if no strength in them.
  • Nausea++.
  • Uncontrollable vomiting à Even of water.

3)       SOLANUM LYCOPERSIUM:

  • Pains left after flu.
  • < right side.
  • < dust.
  • Right deltoid markedly affected like Sang.C..

TOPIC-6

POST COVID CARDIAC COMPLAINTS

1)       ADONIS VERNALIS:

  • Heart medicine after influenza.
  • Slow & weak pulse.
  • Cardiac Asthma:
  • Desire to take a long breath.
  • Weight on chest.
  • Cardiac dropsy.

2)       IBERIS:

  • Clarke quotes 1890 à Attack of flu à Cardiac weakness for 2 years à Every walking à Cardiac distress.
  • Cardiac debility after influenza.
  • Palpitation from slightest exertion < laughing; < coughing.
  • Choking sensation in throat.
  • Needle like pricking at each cardiac contraction.
  • Conscious of heart’s action (Keynote).

TOPIC-7

POST COVID THERAPEUTICS

INSOMNIA: Scrutellaria, Kali Phos., Avena, Cyprideum.

LOSS OF SMELL: Mag Mur.

ACUTENESS OF SMELL: Carbolic Acid.

SHORTNESS OF BREATH:  Chin Ars., Lob Syph.

HEART: Adonis, Iberis.

TINNITUS: Salicy. Acid.

MASCULO-SKELETAL: Lathyrus, Sarcolactic Acid, Solanum Lyco.

COUGH AFTER: Pix Liq., Tulc Av.

NBWS COVID PNEUMONIA: Pneumococcin.

About the author

Saptarshi Banerjea

Saptarshi Banerjea

Dr. Saptarshi Banerjea (BHMS) is the fifth generation of a distinguished and widely respected homoeopathic family. He works as Asst. Director: Bengal Allen Medical Institute, Visiting Consultant: Orawan Holistic Institute,Thailand, Visiting Lecturer: Allen College of Homoeopathy, Essex, England. He acts as Clinical Consultant in various rural and slum clinics, often seeing 50 patients a day. Saptarshi inherits his clinical acumen and wisdom from his renowned father, Dr. Subrata K. Banerjea. Dr. Saptarshi Banerjea is a popular lecturer and his dedication to the truth of homoeopathy is regarded as inspiring. His enthusiasm for the "Old School Classical Homoeopathy" and its practical implementation is unbounded. He is Asst. Director-Bengal Allen Medical Institute. E. Mail: [email protected] Web: www.homoeopathy-course.com

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