Echis carinatus = Saw Scaled Viper. Loondee or Lundi (Urdu), Khupper, Afee, Jalaibi

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Vergleich: Siehe: Schlangen allgemein.

 

Vergleich: Ixodes ricinum  mit Echis carinatus

 

Fall:

Ich habe einen Zeckenbiss abbekommen, die Zecke bleibt in der l. Ellebogenbeuge stecken.

Nach etwa 2 Wochen ist der Biss noch immer zu sehen und dann wandert eine Röte zur Hand hin. Und ich bekomme einen heftigen Schmerz, z.B. wann ich mit meinem Arm auf der Tischkante lehnen

Oder mich Stöße. Dann gehe ich zum Hausarzt und er verschreibt mir das Antibiotikum Doxycyclin. Er warnt mir dass es depressiv macht und schwere Nebenwirkungen macht.

Das stimmt beides.

Ich gebrauche sehr un-homöopatisch mehrere Mitteln um mich im Gange zu halten. Das gelingt. Aber sehr gut geht es mir nicht.

Dann stoße ich auf Echis carinatus.

 

Native to N. Africa, Dubai, Sharjah, Ras al Khaimah, Pakistan, India, Northern Sri Lanka and West Asia, offshore islands, along the northeastern coast from Abu Dhabi to Ras Ghanada.

A small, venomous, but extremely dangerous desert snake.

It has a short, blunt snout and rounded cheeks. This snake is considered to be the world's most dangerous and aggressive of all the vipers because of it’s highly toxic venom. It is found near

cultivated areas, and it has an aggressive, easily excitable temperament.

The color of the snake may vary from sandy grey to dark-brown with a lateral row of dark brown outlined mottles. It also has a dark brown dorsal stripe with light brown, fawn or buff colored

spots. A narrow, undulating white line is present on both sides of the body. The triangular head is rounded off and set off strongly from the neck. It has a pale stripe near the angle of the mouth.

It has button-like menacing eyes that are light grey to amber-yellow and the pupils are perpendicularly slit. The body is slender and slightly flattened dorso-ventrally. The dorsal surface is covered with keeled scales. The belly is white to pale pink in color and has scattered dark brown spots. The chin and throat are pure white in color.

The tail is short and tapering abruptly at the vent and is about 10% of total body length. The back has a row of bright transverse marks or transverse volumes. It has a vertebral series of pale dark edged spots connected on each side with a light inverted-U or inverted-V shaped mark enclosing a dark area; these spots are usually more or less connected with one another and form an

undulating light line along the side of the body. A cruciform mark is found on top of the head, behind the eyes. The male animals have a longer tail than the female animals. It grows to maximum length of 600 mm. When aroused, they coil and twist, rubbing their serrated scales against each other to create a sound similar to that of a saw cutting wood and it is this characteristic noise that

gave its name. This is usually a warning prior to fast leaping strikes to defend itself. Saw-scaled vipers are quick to strike, and their venom is highly toxic to humans.

Active by day but in desert areas it may remain hidden by day and go hunting at night. It has a very nasty disposition and this species never hesitates to strike if roused and when it is suddenly roused, it coils back with lightning speed as an act of defiance. It does not like to be handled and it turns vicious when one attempts to handle it, but once in captivity it may go and coil up in

a corner and remain oblivious to external stimuli.

An ill-tempered snake and will attack any intruder. Its venom is highly hemotoxic and quite potent. Many deaths are attributed to this species. It is fairly active and can move rapidly in a side winding motion. In dry weather it hunts prey almost entirely at night, but may hunt by day in cool weather. Always alert, this snake can get easily excited and is very active. Also, it can be really aggressive and is likely to flee when encountered,  but has been reported to chase victims aggressively as well. Whenever they come in contact with a predator they use different techniques for survival. Either they attack the enemy, escape by retreating fast or coil themselves into a ball and rub their scales against each other, which in turn produces a sizzling sound. They prefer deserts

and arid environments and are oblivious to the hot sun.

This snake, though being small in size, strikes quickly and repeatedly with considerable reach. Found in a variety of environments, it is common in rural settlements, cultivated fields, arid regions, barns, and rock walls. These snakes inhabit the rocky, sandy and alluvial soils with sparse xerophytic vegetation.

Nocturnal in habit but can be seen in daytime in winter. In the mountainous areas of Pakistan, this species has been found to survive at the height of nearly 6000-ft. It basks in open environment during cool weather, but is found more frequently under rocks or in mounds of dead plant stalks.

Feeds mainly on mice, centipedes, lizards, scorpions, frogs, toads and insects. This snake is an opportunist and the prey is often first given a lethal dose of venom, then it is let go and consumed

once dead. Due to its small size, larger snakes such as Kraits and Sand Boas may prey upon this snake. Often it may unwittingly attack much larger preys such as desert rats and the result proves

to be fatal to the Viper.

Most saw-scaled vipers are live bearing, but some populations in Africa are said to lay eggs. This irascible snake has perhaps the most toxic viper venom known. Not much is known about its reproductive habits, which varies considerably from sub species to sub species and habitat. This viper snake is viviparous. In South Asia, mating appears to take place in January and February and

the young are born in June, July and August. Therefore the gestation period is around 6 months. The brood may vary from 3 to 15. It appears that if the male spermatozoa fail to fertilize the eggs within the female she will carry them for the full gestation and discharge infertile eggs instead of young. At birth neonates are over 120 mm long. Sexual maturity is reached when over 35cm long. The average length is 50cm and 75cm which is the maximum for this species.

 

Summary: Looking at the symptoms of the mind, I understand that there is a lot of anxiety related to one’s own health due disease suffered from. This anxiety is followed by fear of impending, especially incurable disease. Aggression comes in the form of anger from contradiction, anger – throwing things around, shrieking during anger. Like most snake remedies, we find desire for activity which indicates the element of creativity. There is depression characterized by poor concentration, confusion of mind, causeless weeping and weeping from fear. The chapter on vertigo shows that this drug can be used for vertebro-basilar insufficiency and benign positional vertigo. In the chapter of head, there is a sensation of heaviness in the occipital area suggestive of hypertension and tension headaches.

In the chapter of eye, one can see a lot of problems related to vision (r.) + severe pain in the eyes making this remedy useful for glaucoma, scleritis, iritis and ophthalmic migraine.

In the chapter of ear, the noises and the stopped sensation makes this drug useful in cases Minere’s disease and Eustachian catarrh. In the chapter of nose, the post nasal catarrh, the copious discharge and the nasal obstruction makes this drug one of the best drug for sinusitis. In the chapter of stomach, abdomen and rectum, one can conclude this drug to be excellent for acid peptic dyspepsia and irritable bowel syndrome. In the chapter of female genitalia, one can observe that this is a good drug for dysfunctional uterine bleeding. In the chapter of extremities and back, there are many symptoms suggestive of cervical and lumbar spondylosis. In the end, I can only say that this drug may one day turn out to be a deep acting constitutional remedy.

 

Prover 1.

Constitutional:

Mind: Sensitive to rudeness, reprimands. Brooding. Performance anxiety. Weeps when alone. < consolation. Cannot answer back when emotionally hurt. Enjoys being by oneself. Fear dogs.

Craving: Pungent, Pickles-Indian spicy

Aversion: Aubergines.

Head: Recurrent attacks of headaches. Sun headaches.

Generals: Recurrent sinusitis.

Perspiration: Palms ++

            Proving:

Started taking the remedy on 11th May 2004, took 1st dose at 8 h., 2nd at 15 h. and 3rd at21 h. 12th May 2004

Mind: Intense fear of some incurable disease.

Head: Sensation of heaviness in head < lying on l. side.

Vertigo: Vertigo < turning in bed from l. to right. Vertigo accompanied with nausea

Ears and Hearing: Reverberating of voices in l. ear while talking. Sensation of heaviness in the l. ear. Stopped sensation in l. ear. Hardness of hearing in l. ear. Extreme pulsating pain in l. ear at

night < lying on affected side; >: temporarily by warmth;

Nose: Nasal obstruction with postnasal discharge – yellowish and or blood tinged.

Snuffling.

Throat: Enlarged cervical lymph node on l. side. Pain in enlarged l. cervical lymph node < opening the jaw.

Fever: Fever at 4 h. – 16.30 h. Heat of forehead, chest and abdomen with cold hands. Fever with intolerance of covering Thirst for small quantities at long intervals during heat.

13th May 2004

Mind: Intense fear of some incurable disease.

Head: Sensation of heaviness in head < on l. side.

Vertigo: Vertigo increased between 12.30 - 13.30 h.

< turning in bed from l. to right, sudden movements of head, rising from lying down position. + nausea

Ears and Hearing: Reverberating of voices in l. ear while talking. Sensation of heaviness in the l. ear. Stopped sensation in l. ear. Hardness of hearing in l. ear. Extreme pulsating pain in l. ear in the night, < lying on affected side; >: temporarily by warmth. Tinnitus in l. ear – ringing and sensation of bursting of a bubble.

Nose: Nasal obstruction with postnasal discharge – yellowish and or blood tinged. Snuffling.

Fever: Feverish feeling.

14th May 2004

Mind: Intense fear of some incurable disease. Weeping from fear. Anxiety about health, < night during sleep. Thought, if I do not get better by tomorrow – how I will attend the clinic and also had function at home, thus thought how I will be able to help mother in work. Was anxious thinking how will I handle all these things, how will I overcome these things? Wanted to handle but didn’t know how. Sleepless because of anxiety.

Head: Sensation of heaviness in head < lying on l. side.

Vertigo: increased between 12.30 p.m. – 13.30 h. < turning in bed from l. to right, sudden movements of head, rising from lying down position. + nausea.

Ears and Hearing: Reverberating of voices in l. ear while talking. Sensation of heaviness in the l. ear. Stopped sensation in l. ear. Hardness of hearing in l. ear. Tinnitus in l. ear – ringing and sensation of bursting of a bubble.

15th May 2004 Mind: Intense fear of some incurable disease. Anxiety about health, < night during sleep. Thought, if I do not get better by tomorrow- how I will attend the clinic and also had function at home, thus thought how I will be able to help mother in work. Was anxious thinking how will I handle all these things, how will I overcome these things? Wanted to handle but didn’t know how. Sleepless because of anxiety.

Head: Sensation of heaviness in head, < lying on l. side, bending head to l..

Vertigo: decreased but persists. < sudden movements of head, rising from stooping position. + nausea

Ears and Hearing: Reverberating of voices in l. ear while talking. Sensation of heaviness in the l. ear. Stopped sensation in l. ear. Hardness of hearing in l. ear. Tinnitus in l. ear- ringing and sensation of bursting of a bubble

16th May 2004

Mind: Intense fear of some incurable disease. Anxiety about health, < night during sleep. Thought, if I do not get better by tomorrow – how I will attend the clinic and also had function at home, thus thought how I will be able to help mother in work. Was anxious thinking how will I handle all these things, how will I overcome these things? Wanted to handle but didn’t know how.

Sleepless because of anxiety.

Head: Sensation of heaviness in head, < lying on l. side, bending head to l..

Vertigo: Vertigo decreased but persists. Vertigo < sudden movements of head, rising from stooping position. Vertigo accompanied with nausea.

Ears and Hearing: Reverberating of voices in l. ear while talking. Sensation of heaviness in the l. ear. Stopped sensation in l. ear. Hardness of hearing in l. ear. Tinnitus in l. ear- ringing and sensation of bursting of a bubble.

17th May 2004

Mind: Anxiety about health much better.

Head: Sensation of heaviness in head, < lying on l. side, bending head to l..

Vertigo: Vertigo decreased but persists. Vertigo < sudden movements of head, rising from stooping position, rising from lying position. No nausea with vertigo.

Ears and Hearing: Reverberating of voices in l. ear while talking. Sensation of heaviness in the l. ear. Stopped sensation in l. ear, < morning on waking, which lasts for 2 hours, thereafter, reduces

but persists. Hardness of hearing in l. ear much better. Tinitus in l. ear – ringing persists but sensation of bursting of a bubble much better.

Throat: Irritation in throat at frequent intervals. Desire to clear the throat frequently – hawking.

Cough: Dry cough consisting of short bouts due to irritation in throat.

Fever: Feverishness < afternoon 14 – 14.30 h.

18th May 2004

Mind: Anxiety about health much better.

Head: Sensation of heaviness in head, < lying on l. side, bending head to l..

Vertigo: Vertigo decreased but persists. < sudden movements of head, rising from stooping position. rising from lying position. No nausea with vertigo.

Ears and Hearing: Reverberating of voices in l. ear while talking better. Sensation of heaviness in the l. ear. Stopped sensation in l. ear, < morning on waking, which lasts for 2 hours, thereafter, reduces but persists.

Hardness of hearing in l. ear much better. Carotid pulsations extending to l. ear. Pulsations in l. ear < walking. Tinitus in l. ear – ringing persists. Sensation of ear opening on swallowing.

Throat: Irritation in throat at frequent intervals. Desire to clear the throat frequently – hawking.

Cough: Dry cough consisting of short bouts due to irritation in throat.

19th May 2004

Mind: No anxiety about health.

Head: Sensation of heaviness in head much better.

Vertigo: Vertigo decreased, but persists slightly. Vertigo, < sudden movements of head, rising from stooping position, rising from lying position. No nausea with vertigo.

Ears and Hearing: Reverberating of voices in l. ear while talking much better. Sensation of heaviness in the l. ear better. Stopped sensation in l. ear, < morning on waking, which lasts for 2 hours, thereafter, reduces but persists. Hardness of hearing in l. ear much better. Carotid pulsations extending to l. ear better. Pulsations in l. ear < walking. Tinitus in l. ear – ringing better.

Sensation of ear opening on swallowing.

Throat: Irritation in throat at frequent intervals better. Desire to clear the throat frequently – hawking.

Cough: Dry cough consisting of short bouts due to irritation in throat better.

 

Prover 2.

Constitutional:

Short Case History Mind: Fastidious, and expects the same from others. Loves painting. Possessiveness. Perseverance. Sensitive to rudeness and criticism. Enjoyment desires. Sight of blood cannot tolerate. Impressionable. Yielding Want of confidence. Gloomy in cloudy, wet weather and by the seaside.

Craving: Meat +++ Bread ++ Lemon ++

Aversion:

Milk ++

Past History: Fissure

Menstrual Cycle: Regular. Tenderness of mammae < before and during menses. Mental symptoms < before menses. Acne on back < before menses.

Generals: Tendency to catch cold easily Tendency to suppuration

Extremities: Dry eczema on toe right foot and heel.

            Proving:

Started taking the remedy on 18th May 2004. Took 1st dose at 8 a.m., 2nd dose at 3 p.m., and 3rd dose at 8 p.m. Continued taking the dose in similar manner till 20th May 2004. 20th May 2004 Mind: Irritability at trifles, which usually is not the matter.

Head: L. fronto – temporal headache < morning on waking. Hair falling out.

Mouth: Salivation increased.

Larynx and Trachea:

Change in voice, low in pitch.

Stomach: Eructations ++ Eructations taste – acidic, as if burnt. Eructations < during diarrhea.

Abdomen:

Constant bloating sensation in abdomen. Flatulence ++ Flatus offensive, loud, noisy.

Rectum: Sudden urging for stools during sleep at 2.00 a.m. Grumbling in abdomen < during stool. Painless Profuse diarrhea. Stools gushing.

Sensation of heat in rectum < after stools. Frequency of stool < night during sleep. Urging for stools disturbing the sleep.

Extremities:

Heat sensation in palms.

Proving was temporarily discontinued. Medicine restarted on 31st August 2004 till 4th September 2004, three doses a day till symptoms appeared. 5th September 2004 Throat: Sensation of heat in throat on wakening up in the morning, which lasted the whole day.

Stomach: Nausea constant persisting the whole day; could hardly eat anything on its account.

Generals:

There was sensation of heat all over the body as if had fever; this feeling lasted the whole day making me feel drowsy and unenthusiastic.

6th September 2004 Stomach: Did not feel hungry at all since I woke up; usually, I wake up in the morning and must have something, but, today didn’t have food till 3 in the afternoon; if I go hungry, I get hunger headaches but this wasn’t the case today, I had food at 3 p.m. just for the sake of having it, but there was no appetite. Since morning had only 2 glasses of water; my thirst has also decreased markedly.

7th September 2004 Stomach: No desire to eat or drink.

8th September 2004

Mind:

I have become impulsive; I get an impulse to throw things around and I do that. Also, have started getting angry and irritable on small things. I wasn’t so confused ever, but whenever I get angry now I get confused. I feel then what am I up to? Any contradiction brings on aggression in me; I hope I don’t hit anybody.

Stomach: My appetite and thirst is almost ok today.

9th September 2004 Mind: I was well throughout the day but in the evening had desire to act impulsively; I caught a running train impulsively; I just jumped in the running train; It could have been fatal but I did that; I repented after boarding on the train so impulsively; I have never been so and never done so risky thing in past 8 years of traveling. I came home and had a fight with my mother over a silly thing; I could have overlooked that but I got aggressive and threw all cushions and bed sheet down on the floor; I screamed at my mother doing so and started crying loudly with anger; I always weep silently and when alone, but today it wasn’t the case; the aggression was so much that I felt like hitting somebody. Felt totally confused and went blank when I got angry; I also repented immediately on my behaviour; I approached her and apologized for what I had done.

Stomach: No desire to eat or drink even today.

10th September 2004 Mind: Mentally felt calm today on waking, and was so through out the day. Rather I felt active since I woke up.

Stomach: Felt immense hunger on waking as I normally feel; ate heartily in the morning.

Female organs:

Got menses on expected date and were regular. Less of dysmenorrhoea during this cycle.

 

Prover 3.

Constitutional:

Short Case History

Mind:

Has always been competitive. Doesn’t trust people easily. Cannot stand domination by anybody. Sensitive to moral impressions. Hatred towards person who has offended. Weeps when alone. Irritable when offered sympathy or consolation. Irritability at trifles. Anxiety from anticipation.

Mouth:

Dryness of mouth after micturation

Stomach:

Appetite less.

Craving: Raw onions +++

Food that disagrees: Spices and Pungent.

Urinary bladder: Frequency of micturation < night. Urgency to urinate. Urgency renews after micturation.

Sleep: Unrefreshing.

Generals: Air open >> Evenings >>

Past History: Hemorrhoids

Family History: Osteoarthritis Hypertension

Took the remedy from 12th May 2004 to 16th May 2004, three times a day. 17th May 2004 Mind: Calmness of mind.

Irritability better.

Nose:

Sneezing paroxysmal Postnasal discharge

Larynx and Trachea: Voice hoarse < coughing

Cough: Dry deep cough.

Extremities: Sudden Sharp pain in l. tendoachillis while walking followed by right tendoachillis but less painful.

Sleep: Refreshing

18th May 2004 Mind: Anticipatory anxiety was much better, almost gone.

Stomach: Appetite increased. Feels hungry and feels like having food frequently.

Back: At 11 - 11.30 h., sudden deep, shooting pain in l. gluteal region. The whole day experienced frequent sudden shooting pain behind knee joint especially l. limb.

Sleep: Refreshing though sleeps for few hours.

19th May 2004

Head: Drawing pain at nape of neck, occiput. Heaviness of head especially at occiput. Gradually the heaviness extended to forehead and then over eyebrows till evening. Headache accompanied by dullness of mind.

Throat: Irritation in throat < coughing after.

Stomach: Appetite increased but cannot eat much at a time. Has to have mouthfuls after few hours. Thirst decreased than usual.

Cough: Dry, short bouts of cough. Deep, as if coming from chest.

Back: Morning on waking, painful stiffness in l. cervical region.

Sense of tightness, pulling at the cervical region on side. Pain < turning head to l. side.

20th May 2004 – 24th May 2004 Symptoms persisted but in milder form.

25th May 2004 Mind: Tearful mood at night, without any reason.

Stomach: Appetite increased at evening.

Back: Severe pain, drawing in character on l. side of neck, cervical region, < motion of head especially to either side, bending head forward, morning on rising.

Extremities: Pain in both tendoachillis < walking.

Sore bruised sensation in tendoachillis.

Stomach:

Appetite increased; feels hungry and feels like having food frequently.

Back: At 11 – 11.30 h., sudden deep, shooting pain in l. gluteal region. The whole day experienced frequent sudden shooting pain behind knee joint especially l. limb.

Sleep: Refreshing though sleeps for few hours.

26th May 2004 – 30th May 2004 Symptoms almost remained unchanged except pain in cervical region of the back, which vanished.

31st May 2004

Mind:

Dullness. No interest in any activity. Disliked talking to anybody. Tearful mood if forced to do any things against the wish; family had planned a dinner in a restaurant; but I didn’t want to go, I was forced upon to accompany; I refused, started weeping but was ok in few minutes; I accompanied them and enjoyed my evening. Felt a sense of indifference to the surroundings. Nothing bothered me except if anybody forced me.

Stomach: Appetite moderate. Feels less hungry.

Sleep: Felt sleepy all through the day.

Proving temporarily discontinued. Restarted the remedy on 22nd August 2004 till 24th August 2004. 25th August 2004

Extremities:

Sudden Sharp pain in l. tendoachillis while walking followed by right tendoachillis but less painful.

26th August 2004 Stomach: Appetite increased than usual. Feels hungry often and having food frequently.

Back: In the morning on rising from bed, sudden deep, shooting pain in l. gluteal region. The whole day experienced frequent sudden shooting pain in gluteal region extending down the l. leg.

Extremities: Shooting sudden Pain behind knee joint esp. l. limb, while walking.

27th August 2004

Stomach: Extreme hunger but cannot eat much at a time. Has to have mouthfuls after few hours, this time even.

Back: Painful stiffness in l. cervical region in morning on waking. Sense of tightness, pulling at the cervical region on l. side. Pain < turning head to l. side.

Extremities: Pain in both tendoachillis < walking.

28th August 2004 Stomach: Appetite ravenous in the evening.

Back:

Severe pain, drawing in character on l. side of neck, cervical region persists, < motion of head especially to either side, bending head forward.

Extremities: Pain in both tendoachillis < walking. Sore bruised sensation in tendoachillis.

29th August 2004 Stomach: Appetite ravenous. Feels hungry frequently and feels like having food frequently.

Back: There is intermittent pain in l. gluteal region, but less in intensity. Pain extending to l. leg occasionally.

Extremities: Pain and soreness in tendoachillis decreased much.

 

Prover 4.

Constitutional:

Short Case History

Mind: Desires to be alone Talks with self when alone and tends to brood. Dwelling on past events. Offended easily Cannot take jokes Sensitive to criticisms

Reserved Dancing loves Impatience Irritability < hunger

Head: Head pain from strong odors

Throat: Irritation < morning on waking

Larynx and Trachea: Scraping and clearing larynx < morning on waking

Expectoration: White < morning on waking.

Craving: Hot food ++ Fats desire ++

Female: Menses regular but severe colicky pain in abdomen during menses. Menses – stains difficult to wash off Dark red bleeding with occasional small clots.

            Proving:

Took the medicine from 10th May 2004 till 13th May 2004, three times a day. 13th May 2004 Throat: Irritation in throat. Sensation of lump in throat which causes scraping of larynx; constant urge to clear the throat.

Expectoration: White phlegm through out the day. Expectoration difficult. Tough Expectoration.

14th May 2004 No change in the above symptoms.

15th May 2004

Head:

Heaviness in l. temple experienced for the first time in the evening at around 6 pm. Some weird sensation, as if something is moving in the l. temple lasting for 15 minutes.

Throat: Irritation in throat Sensation of lump in throat which causes scraping of larynx; constant urge to clear the throat.

Expectoration: White phlegm through out the day. Expectoration difficult. Tough Expectoration.

16th May 2004 Vertigo:

Had been sitting in a theater for a movie; after the movie, got up from the seat with sudden vertigo. Whirling sensation from right to l.. Tendency to fall backwards. Vertigo < standing, lying on back, lying on right side, closing eyes, better lying on l. side with forehead boring into pillow. Vertigo lasted till fell asleep, where falling asleep was difficult.

Throat: Sensation of lump in throat. Inclination to swallow before could start speaking Otherwise voice gets hoarse Lump sensation better drinking water. O/E: Arches of throat – inflamed.

Mouth: Dryness of mouth. Saliva – frothy O/E: Tongue dry with imprints of teeth on margins.

Female: Menstruation 2 days early this cycle. Flow very scanty, lasting for 2 & 1/2 days.

Thin, Bright red bleeding, without clots. Easy to wash off. No dysmenorrhoea

17th May 2004 Vision: Vision in right eye affected. Sensation of streak in front of the eye making the vision blurred. With blinking of eyelid, sensation of sticky film, streak stretching and covering the eyeball. Sticky sensation along the margin of the right eyelid, with desire to wipe it off. Right eye affected throughout the day but after 6 p.m. the l. eye was affected.

Extremities: Dryness, flakiness of the palms, right > l.. Exfoliation lasted till 12.00 p.m. in the noon.

18th May 2004

Vision:

Woke up with similar sensation in right eye but lasted for few minutes and with less troublesome than yesterday.

Proving temporarily discontinued. Restarted the dose of the medicine from 22nd August 2004 till 26th August 2004. 27th August 2004 Mouth: Halitosis since afternoon.

Throat: Raw sensation in the throat since afternoon.

Expectoration: Copious expectoration, frequent expectoration. Yellowish greenish expectoration.

28th August 2004

Throat: In the evening at around 18.15 h., experienced a sensation of lump in the throat. Constant inclination to swallow. Lump sensation better empty swallowing, hawking. Hoarseness of voice. These symptoms lasted for 15 minutes and thereafter was feeling o.k.

31st August 2004 Mouth: Halitosis since evening at 20.30 h.

Throat: Again in the evening at around 8.30 p.m., experience the same lump sensation in the throat. Inclination to swallow frequently, but this time it didn’t help; the sensation remained. Raw sensation in the throat. Burning in the throat < talking Burning also felt in nasopharynx.

Dryness of throat while talking. But didn’t feel like having water. All these lasted for 15 minutes and thereafter gradually vanished.

5th September 2004 Eye: Heaviness in upper eyelids with coryza.

Nose: In the evening at 20.00 h., experienced coryza with discharge especially from l. nostril. Discharge whitish, mucoid. Obstruction of right nostril.

6th September 2004 Eyes: Heaviness of upper eyelids.

Nose:

Coryza, continuous, < stooping or bending the head forward. Coryza < sneezing.

Throat: Rawness and burning of the mouth, throat and pharynx.

Face: Pain in the maxillary sinuses. Whole face was painful – aching, better pressure.

7th September 2004 Mind: Felt uneasy since morning. Difficulty in memorizing things and also to recall. Felt mentally confused.

Head: Heaviness in frontal region, especially supraorbital region.

Nose:

Nose obstruction early morning when woke up from sleep at 5.00 a.m. Discharge thick greenish, difficult to blow out.

8th September 2004 Female: Menses – one day late this cycle. Bleeding – bright red without any clots, scanty.

9th September 2004 Mind: Confusion of mind. Experienced negative thoughts. Felt mentally restless. Weakness of memory persisted. Felt anxious.

Female: Menses – flow decreased considerably. Bleeding dark, brownish black

 

Prover 5.

Constitutional:

Short Case History Mind: Yielding by nature. Feels obliged to comply to the wishes of others. Submissive. Not very confident of self. Timid while appearing in public, feels people will laugh if goes wrong while performing, what will they think of me? Loves entertainment; travelling, going to the restaurants, shopping etc. Sensitive to reprimands. Irresolution. Has to ask for opinion to decide over a thing.

Head: Dandruff.

Hairfall.

Extremities: Soreness in the groins. Redness and blackish discolouration in the groins. Fine eruptions with itching < morning on waking, after midnight when wakes up from sleep; sleepless for sometime thereafter because of the itching.

Generals: Tendency to take cold easily.

            Proving:

Took 2 doses of the drug on 19th October 2004. Mind: Experienced intense amount of irresolution. Had to go for lunch with guests. But didn’t know which restaurant to go to. Just couldn’t decide over. Also, was confused about the streets. Didn’t know which way to go. Felt extremely confused in thoughts.

Nose: Nose obstruction, which started with l. nostril, but later within an hour or two alternate nostrils blocked. Nasal discharge white and sticky. Discharge copious. Snuffling constantly. Constant desire to blow the nose. Discharge, which was white transparent turned green in 4 – 5 hours.

Stomach: Sudden desire to drink chilled water or cold drink or eat some freezing cold ice cream.

Extremities: Itching in groins, which was previously present, got better. Erythema decreased markedly. Skin in the groin area dried up. There is no more soreness of the area.

20th October 2004

Mind:

I was irritable at the nose obstruction and constant desire to blow the nose. Couldn’t concentrate on studies; the thought of blowing the nose constantly disturbed me. I got anxious thinking of the suffering.

Nose: Morning on waking had nose obstruction one side, but later throughout the day had obstruction in alternate nostril. Had frequent desire to blow the nose. Snuffling constant. The stuffiness and the discharge in the nose would clear up after blowing the nose but within few minutes nose stuffed up again with desire to clean the nose again. Nasal discharge thick, sticky, greenish, profuse. Nose obstruction better by moist heat.

Throat: Experienced burning pain in the throat while coughing. Sensation as if throat is swollen from within. In the night while I went to bed, felt my nose and throat were sensitive to draft of air; desire to cover up my face but did not!

O/E: Congested throat with red granules on wall of pharynx; PND ++

Stomach: Thirstless till afternoon. Later had intense desire for chilled water and / or frozen food.

Extremities: Itching in groins intermittent after 12 p.m., even whilst I was sitting in A/C room since morning. Itching was intense so as to distract me, couldn’t concentrate in the classroom. Itching lasted till late afternoon. But itching started again during sleep after 12 a.m.; woke up from sleep on account of itching thereafter leaving me sleepless for long time. Itching < scratching; scratches until area became raw. Burning pain < by warm water, better by cold water.

Cough: From 8.00 a.m. till 14 h. had dry cough consisting of short paroxysms.

21st October 2004 Nose: Nasal discharge white and / or greenish almost alternating. Frequent desire to blow the nose decreased. But snuffling remained almost constantly.

Stomach: Intense desire to drink cold drinks. I couldn’t resist today and thus had a sip or two from friend who was drinking a cold drink. Appetite ravenous; I feel hungry even after meals; I couldn’t resist my hunger and thus had mouthfuls often.

Extremities: Itching in the groins persists after midnight, disturbing my sleep; it is difficult to fall asleep back later. Violent itching; scratches until the area becomes raw. Itching < by scratching.

22nd October 2004

Mind:

Woke up feeling very fresh early morning and also went for jogging. Was feeling generally happy and had a desire to study and could even concentrate till noon. Later part of the day boredom and didn’t feel like studying.

Stomach: Appetite ravenous; ate to my satisfaction but was again hungry after meals; I munched on nuts and biscuits. Intense desire to drink cold and eat ice cream.

Nose: Snuffling since afternoon. The desire to blow the nose constantly came back thereafter, which lasted the whole day.

Cough: Dry cough, in 2 paroxysms, started after 9 a.m. and the frequency increased as evening approached. Cough < cold air, evening. Cough from irritation in throat l. > right. Slight pricking pain in l. side of throat.

Extremities: Itching in groins intermittently during the day but less in intensity and frequency. Itching also in the night during sleep.

Sleep: Woke up from sleep startled because of some dream, felt as if somebody has woken me up.

23rd October 2004 Nose: Snuffling since afternoon. The desire to blow the nose constantly came back thereafter, which lasted the whole day.

Throat: Irritation in throat till afternoon since morning.

Stomach:

Ravenous appetite even today. Just cannot control my urge to munch on something sweet… sugar.

Cough: Cough has decreased markedly and got a bout in the evening and once in the night.

24th October 2004 Nose: Nasal discharge whitish, sticky, thick with difficulty in blowing the nose. Frequent desire to blow the nose is much decreased. Greenish nasal discharge only once throughout the day.

Stomach: Appetite remains unchanged – ravenous. Had spoonfuls of sugar as couldn’t resist having sweet. Felt hungry even after having my lunch.

Cough:

Had no bouts of cough today.

Extremities: Itching in the groins < morning on waking Violent scratching.

25th October 2004 – 29th  October 2004 Intensity of all my symptoms decreased gradually over next 4 days.

 

Prover 6.

Constitutional:

Short Case History Mind: Timid and reserved person. Day dreams a lot. Absent-mindedness.

Very messy and untidy person. Is very hard working and ambitious. Sensitive to rudeness, cannot take a rude tone from anybody. Sensitive to injustice. Very sympathetic towards suffering of others. Easily gives in and cannot say ‘No’. When makes any mistake or does something wrong he’d rather cover it up and not deal with it. Chooses to ignore his shortcomings.

Eyes: Highly Myopic since 9 years.

Craving: Potatoes +++ Cheese ++ Milk and milk products ++

Past History: Bronchitis at age of 3years. Operated for undescended testis at age of 3 years.

Family History: Asthma.

Arthritis. Diabetes Mellitus. Sinusitis.

Took the doses of drug from 25th November 2004 till 28th November 2004. 29th November 2004 Eye: Woke up in the morning with pressive pain in the right eyeball, as if the eye was pushed in the socket. Felt better by washing the eye with cold water. Experienced intense pain in the night at around 10.00 p.m.

30th November 2004 Eye: Pain the right eyeball continued on waking up in the morning; it continued throughout the day.

Burning pain in the right eye was much marked today than the pressive kind of pain. Burning pain intensified in the night.

Vision: Blurring of vision along with the pain in the right eye.

1st December 2004 Eye: Pain in the right eye started after 8 a.m. in the morning. Burning as well as pressing kind of pain in the right eye. The pain and burning was better by washing the eye with cold water. The complaint remained the same throughout the day.

The proving was discontinued because of severe eye symptoms. An ophthalmologist was consulted, who after thoroughly examining the eyes, reported that nothing was abnormal. It took almost a month for the symptoms to disappear. Prover No. 7

Short Case History

Mind: A Very fastidious person. Though a brave and courageous lady, I am scared of cats. Doesn’t share nor show my emotions to anybody; doesn’t rebel even if is hurt, believes that God will do the justice. I forgive and forget easily. Believes in ‘Live and let Live’. Feels that no one understands me. I take solace in religion. Feels unappreciated esp. by husband. Feels no one understands her.

Thirst: Thirstless

Craving: Sweets +++

Aversion: Milk ++ Fruits ++

Perspiration: Profuse, Sour odor

Extremities: Has been suffering from sciatica since 23 years.

Family History: Asthma Osteoarthritis Diabetes Mellitus

Took the drug from 26th November 2004 till 28th November 2004, 3 doses daily.

28th November 2004 Vertigo: Was better the whole day but in the evening at 20 h. Immediately after the dose experienced vertigo lasting for 5 minutes. Vertigo, < movement especially of the head,

>: lying down/closing the eyes;

29th November 2004 Vertigo:

Woke up in the morning feeling fresh but again at around 8 am experienced the same kind of vertigo, which again lasted for 5 minutes. Vertigo was < any movement of head, better by closing the eyes and lying down. That evening and thereafter did not experience the vertigo anymore.

The vertigo symptoms were extremely intense after which the prover became extremely frightened and l. the proving.

 

Prover 8.

Constitutional:

Short Case History Mind: Possessive by nature, can’t give on things easily. Is a calm person with a laid back attitude. Loves collecting rags and doesn’t like bathing. Talks Philosophical.

Vision: Blind in the right eye after chickenpox affected the eye in the childhood.

Hearing: Hearing loss 60%

Stomach: Excessive hunger or canine hunger when sad.

Craving: Sweets +++ Meat ++ Milk ++

Perspiration: Scanty

            Proving:

Took the drug from 26th November 2004 till 29th November 2004, 3 doses daily.

29th November 2004 Mind: Felt lazy and aversion to work.

Also feeling sleepy.

Eyes: Lachrymation continuous and profuse since 16 h. in the evening. Eyes were burning as from sparks of fire. L. eye affected more prominent than right. Lachrymation and burning pains were

> cold applications. Photophobia was also marked.

Head: Heaviness in the whole head along with sneezing bouts. Heaviness > pressing the temples. Experienced pain at the nape of the neck along with heaviness.

Nose: At 0 h. in the afternoon had sudden bouts of violent sneezing.

30th November 2004 Eye: Lachrymation copious around 21 h. Also experienced burning pains in the eye, l. more than r. Had photophobia. Overall, the symptoms had intensified.

31st November 2004 Eye: Woke up in the morning with no eye symptoms but the Lachrymation and intense burning pain started from 8 h. Couldn’t look at the sunlight or artificial light. Burning better by washing the eyes with cold water. The symptoms gradually diminished as the day progressed.

Here again the eye symptoms were very powerful and hence the proving was discontinued.

 

 

Vorwort/Suchen.                               Zeichen/Abkürzungen.                                  Impressum.