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case1- lost love in paradise

a young girl aged 21 years consulted me for menses late by atleast 1 week, scanty (3-4 sanitary pads) in one cycle and too short just 1-2 days, she was diagnosed with pcos by her gynecolist, she was also given anti diabetic medication, statins, hormones to regulate the cycle and hair growth inhibitor.

 

her investigation showed high oestrogen and low progesterone.her prolactin levels were very high.

she wanted to start homoeopathy and give up on modern medicine as she noticed that she was getting dependent on it. her initial cycles ere too heavy but then it was controlled with the help of hormones, she also has leucorrhoea before menses.

her other complains were tendency to catch cold with running nose and sneezing

her story goes like this, she comes from a upper middle class family where both parents are in legal field, she has one younger sister aged 17 years, when in higher school she was attracted towards her class made and they started their puppy love this went into stronger relationship as the year passed by.

when she was 20 years old her boyfriend decides to move to canada and then all her problem started, she suddeny felt lonely and foresaken and developed lots of anxiety for future as to how will she live her life without him.

 

her physical symptoms were-allergy to dairy, her sleep was very restless waking many times esp.after midnight, bowels and urind was normal her extremities were cold to touch.

 

i took following symptoms

 

mind - anxiety - future, about

mind - forsaken feeling

nose - coryza

nose - sneezing

rectum - diarrhea - milk - agg.

female genitalia/sex - menses - frequent; too

female genitalia/sex - menses - late, too

female genitalia/sex - menses - scanty

female genitalia/sex - menses - short; too

female genitalia/sex - menses - suppressed menses

extremities - coldness

sleep - waking - night - midnight - after

dreams - unsuccessful efforts

generals - food and drinks - milk - agg.

 

my repertorial chart

 

 

 

 

my prescription

silicea ws given in 30,200 potency for few weeks with hardly any results finally i decided to give aristolochia clematitis 30c,5 cup method

1 tsf 3 times a day for 7 days followed by placebo.subcequent follow up showed improvement in her regulating her cycles

i continued for 6 months aristolocia in 30 potency only approx 3 doses per week.

within 8 months she was totally cure.her hormone levels came back to their base line.

 

i found this lovely article ,read it its interesting.

article by edward c. whitmont, m.d., the british homoeopathic journal, page 97, reprinted from the homoeopathic recorder, vol. lxix, no. 3, september 1953.

 

 

aristolochia' is one of the oldest medicinal herbs. the name aristolochia is supposed to have been introduced by paracelsus and means "excellent for labour", thus referring to its relation to the female genital function. toxicologically, it causes menorrhagia, abortion, haemorrhagic nephritis, gastro-enteritis, fatty degeneration of the liver and internal massive and capillary haemorrhages; it also affects the central nervous system, producing nausea, dizziness and convulsions.

    systematic provings upon healthy individuals were carried out by julius mezger of stuttgart, germany. the complete materia medica of the drug is published in his book, gesichtete homeopathische arzneimittellehre (sifted materia medica]j, karl haug verlag, stuttgart, germany.

    the following presentation is based upon mezger's symptomatology. some amplifications are added based upon my own clinical experiences with the drug. whenever they occur they are specially marked as such by asterisks.

    the main directions of action of our drug are:

    1. urinary tract [irritation, inflammation, cystitis, pyelitis, polyuria].

    2. the female genital tract [ovary, amenorrhoea, oligomenorrhoea, hypomenorrhoea, delayed menarche, menopausal arthritis, pregnancy, labour, sterility].

    3. male genital tract [prostatitis and epididymitis, g.c.] similar to pulsatilla.

    4. gastro-intestinal trace [colitis, diarrhoea with tenesmus and feeling of unfinishedness]; similar to mercury.

    5. vulnerary [infected wounds, blisters from mechanical causes - rowing, riding, etc.]

    6. skin [chronic and acute eczemas, dermatitis, infections and ulcerations].

    7. veins [varicose veins, phlebitis].

    8. nose and sinuses

    the medicine strikes us as a hybrid of sepia, pulsatilla and arnica, if it is permitted at all to express something new, different and unknown in terms of something already familiar. this should not cause us to use the drug as a combination medicine, so to say, when we fail to differentiate between sepia and pulsatilla; remembering those related medicines may help us to grasp the spirit of the new substance by relating it to something already well known. the physical symptoms bear a striking resemblance to pulsatilla. the mentals and the personality type seem nearer to sepia.

    mentals and personality type. in some provers there was depression; in other instances, an existing depression became markedly improved and yielded to a rather cheerful mood particularly before the menstruation. among my own patients observed so far, the striking observation was the prevalence of extremes of moods, namely either a marked depression or a rather forced or unreasonable exhilaration and cheerfulness, even in alternation. also found were extreme states of extroversion or introversion in the same person. we may be tempted to classify the aristolochia type as characterized by emotional instability of the manic depressive kind. tearful depression* fear of people* [rather than the active spiteful aversion of people], easily offended*, hypersensitive*, lack of self-confidence*, complaints of anticipation* [?]. they are not easily comforted like pulsatilla but rather inconsolable* and cross* when in the depression, yet not actively aggravated by consolation like 1sepia*. depression improved with return of suppressed menstruation [after hysterectomy].

    general symptoms - extreme chilliness not better by external heat. insatiable hunger. great tiredness and exhaustion or/and alternating with unusual activity and ability to perform - again the manic depressive response pattern. great exhaustion with dizziness and chilliness not relieved by outer warmth. extreme hunger in spite of indigestion. tendency to cold extremities and bunions. amenorrhoea, oligomenorrhoea, suppressed menses, weak and short menses. poor circulation and local congestion [venous]. "venous type". the modalities show a close similarity to the pattern of pulsatilla. the patient is extremely chilly and most local symptoms are better from local heat and worse from cold [particularly the facial neuralgia, toothache and cough]. however, the headache and coryza are better from cool air and cool applications. in turn the whole patient desires and is better by cool air, better from motion, better from onset of any discharge; worse before menses and better with onset of menses; the general aggravation is in the morning upon rising and at 2-4a.m. [sleep, cough].

    head - headaches better open air, cool applications, worse before and after menses, better beginning of coryza, worse bending forward.

    eyes - sensation of scratchiness, burning, lachrymation, worse reading, strong light.

    ears - tinnitus with otalgia and headaches. promotes epithelialization after radical operation of middle ear. acute otitis media.

    nose - coryza with stuffy nose and headaches, better in cool, open air. violent headaches better with onset of coryza. watery coryza with much sneezing, worse 8-9 a.m. nasal polyps with secretion, congestion [local application]. hay fever*, anosmia [?].

    face - facial neuralgias.

    mouth - cracked corners of mouth. herpes labialis. toothache, apical swelling, worse from cold food, better from warmth.

    throat - dry throat, sore throat. yellow coating of tonsils, hoarseness.

    gastro-intestinal - ravenous appetite or loss of appetite. feeling of squeamishness with empty stomach; faintness, dizziness, forcing to lie down. intense nausea with chilliness. sour, bitter vomiting; vomiting after sauerkraut, better after milk. gastritis. ineffectual desire for stool. diarrhoea with sudden call, so that toilet is but barely reached. virgus enteritis with tenesmus; evacuation of mucus without stool. tenesmus causing rectal prolapse not even better by evacuation. diarrhoea after each meal. neurospastic intestinal states*. emotional*, anticipatory enteritis* and colitis*. constipation with much flatulence [improved during proving]. bleeding haemorrhoids. the intestinal symptoms are attended by much freezing and chilliness.

    respiratory - asthma bronchiole*.

    urinary - frequent desire for urination with pain in bladder and urethra. painful, frequent urination worse at night. involuntary dribbling of urine. enuresis nocturna, cystitis, pyelitis from exposure to cold [soldiers]. sudden pain in kidney area. albuminuria. whitish sediment in the urine.

    male genitals - no proving symptoms, but clinically efficacious in prostatitis, epididymitis worse from cold. g.c.

    female genitals - abdominal cramps before menses. heaviest dysmenorrhoea. amenorrhoea, oligomenorrhoea, etc., delayed menarche. restores menstruation which is too weak or suppressed, even in cases of amputation of uterus. general symptoms better as menses reappear. amenorrhoea due to confinement in prison, camps, flight or travel ["lager amenorrhoea"]. amenorrhoea of lactation. menses weaker and shorter. too early menopause. leucorrhoea, mucous, brownish before menses. mentals and generals worse before menses. sensation of pain and hardness in left breast. itching, voluptuous, of vulva and rectum. eczema. swelling of feet and ankles before menses.

    extremities - tearing, sticking pains of joints, better at onset of menses or mucous bloody leucorrhoea; worse from sewing or knitting. menopausal arthroses. upper arms painful upon pressure. legs feel heavy like lead. excessive swelling of the extremities before menses, better onset of menses. cold extremities.

    varicose veins - congestion and varicosities of pregnancy. feeling of tension in varicose veins.

    skin - pimples and vesicles at various places. acne* worse before menses; furunculosis*. extensive dry eczema on neck, arms, etc., itching, burning. crusty eczema of scalp, labia, vulva, around navel* with intense itching. erysipeloid eruption on trunk. dry cracked skin*. weeping eczemas. poorly healing skin. poorly healing wounds; infected wounds. blisters from rubbing shoes, rowing, garden work, horseback riding, etc. infected blisters from marching [soldiers]. also external injuries from rubbing, pressure and contusions. chronic ulcers and suppuration of hands and feet. phlegmon, inflected ulcers, dermatitis [10 percent, ointment or 1-2 tablespoons of tincture to 500 c.c. water. for the more acute infections or inflammation rather the watery application.

    prevents infection of fresh wounds and promotes granulation. painful contusions, burns, frozen extremities. for external applications it seems to be superior to calendula. all sorts of suppurations, septicaemia [??].

    temperature regulation - chilliness over the whole body. night sweats. chilliness during menses. fever with tonsillitis. cold extremities. excessive flashes of heat with perspiration* [menopause].

    in routine office work, first consideration is to be given to aristolochia before any other remedy [unless definitely indicated] in any case of suppressed or deficient menstruation [such as usually associated with pulsatilla], as well as in the average case of cystitis. as a vulnerary, it seems to be superior to calendula.'

 


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