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Case 104: Husband's Brain Tumor depresses me

Abstract: The following case surmises the Cause of the Ailment, here the Depression due to the Brain tumor of the Husband, and the consequent perfect cure of the same came only when her menopausal hot flushes surfaced in 2006. Till then we bungled along with many changes of remedy from Puls to Lyc to thuj.

Mrs RRA, 43 yrs old, Married, Graduate, Egg eating Vegetarian, Punjabi, Jewelry Designer, came on 30/07/04 with the following complaints.

CHIEF COMPLAINT

LOCATION

SENSATION

MODALITIES

CONCOMITANTS

THYROID 
Since 1994 
P/H
 

2006
 

Hypothyroid 

Exhausted 
Oedema 3+ 
Water retention 
Value 





Salt, Water 

Rx Eltroxin ½ 50mg 



Thyrox 125mg OD 

ABDOMEN 
Above navel 
All around abd. 
L4 
Since 2week OD 
July 2004 
2006
 

Stomach 
Pain 
Dull aching 
Nausea 
Unsatisfactory stools3+ 
Flatulence offensive, Noisy 
Acidity3+ - Hunger 

< Maida3+ 
< 5pm - 6.30pm 
< Chana 
< Fried, Samosa 
> Isabgol 
> Curds 
> Yoga 

Diagnosis: IBS 
Rx PanzynormN 
Sompraz 20 
Mebaspa 
Motinorm DT 

HEAD 
Rt or Lt Forehead 
Since 15yrs 
2/wk X 1hr 

Throbbing pain 
"As if Hitting" 

< Sun3+ 
< Evening, Night 
< Light3+ 
< Noise3+ 
> Pressure 
> Combiflam 
> Holding head 
< Movement 

BP 130/80mmHg

SKIN 
Back, Arms, Leg 
and Neck 
Since 5 - 6yrs 

Allergy 
Bloatches 3+ 
Redness 3+ 

< Food 
> Liquids 

 

CNS 
Since 20 yrs 

Depression 
Lack of confidence 

A/F Husband's 
brain tumor 

Rx Dapsonil 75mg 
Lametec 100 
High dose Shelcal 

NECK, cervical 
spine

Spondylosis 
Stiffness3+ 

< Movement

 

RECTUM 
Since 2004 

Piles 
Bleeding, Burning 
and Pain 

< Sitting

 

PATIENT AS A PERSON
WEIGHT: 61 kg 
BUILT: Lean 
APPETITE: Good 
DESIRES: Chocolate3+, Salty, Sweets3+, Potatoes3+, Coffee, Ice-cream 3+ 
AVERSION: Spicy 
THIRST:
4gl/day 
STOOL: 1/day. Unsatisfactory, Discomfort 
URINE: 2/HS 
SKIN: Fair Allergic to Lipstick 
HAIR: Loss 
PERSPIRATION: Profuse since a year esp on neck and face. ?Menopausal which worsened in 2006. The
n remedy given 
MENSES: FMP: 1974 at 14yrs of age. LMP 21/07/04. Regular, in 21 days. Dark-red clots 
Before menses: Moods N. Perspiration3+, Hot feeling > Fan, Hot vapors coming out of face > Cold drink 
BATH: Tepid water 
THERMAL: Sun < Headache. Likes warm and summer, Hates winter, Likes open air, C3H2 
SLEEP: Deep, lies on sides 
DREAMS: Absurd 
MIND: Brooding3+, Anger3+, Irritable3+, Weepy when depressed, Attached to child, Screams at H and fights, Changeable, Perfectionist, Company and Consolation > 

LIFE SPACE INVESTIGATION
Pt was born on 10th Nov 1960 in Mumbai. She completed her SSC in a Convent School with 63% marks. She got admission in B.Com in NM College of Commerce but somehow she could not pursue her final year of the Graduation. She had an arranged marriage in 1980 and in the same year got pregnant and gave birth to a beautiful Da in 1981. In 1986 she started business in Jewellery Designing. She lived in a joint family but in the year 1987 MIL asked her to leave the house so she got a new house of her own. I am unable to handle any situation, it scares me easily. I cannot take criticism. Talking gives me immense relief whenever I have some problem. I share a good relation with my H and Da. My responsibility in life is to be always there for my friends, my family and my beloved Da. I dread her leaving me after her marriage though I know it is inevitable. I love and adore my parents and my two sisters. I can forgive their any mistakes. My H has a brain tumor and that is one of the reasons for my depression. My Fa is short tempered and is a Cloth merchant. Mo too is short tempered and is obsessive about the pt. I was very bold and tomboyish in school, though the boldness decreased in the in-laws house as I was scared of them.

ACUTE TOTALITY

·         Headache, Rt Sided

·         Nausea with headache

·         Headache > Sleep

·         Headache < Noise

·         Headache < light

·         Headache < Constipation

REPERTORIAL TOTALITY

·         Anger

·         Irritable

·         Brooding

·         Weepy

·         Depression

·         Dominating

·         Loquacious

·         Careless

·         Egoistic

·         Pain in abdomen

·         Throbbing headache

·         Neck stiffness

TREATMENT & FOLLOW-UP

DATE

SYMPTOM

REMEDY

30/07/04

A/F Anger3+

1st week 
Nux-v 200 1st dose 
NIH Pills 200 3-3/7days 
2nd week 
Nux-v 200 3P; 1P=3 
NIH Pills 200 3-3/7days 

03/08/04

Pt. Telephoned C/O watery stools and vomiting 10pm-12am ? < of Nux-vom

Ars-alb 200 2P; 1P=3

11/08/04

Diarrhoea > 3+. Constipation discomfort. Burning in throat A/F Thepla (Oily roti). Gas L6. Headache on 8/8/4 for ½ an hour. Neck pain slightly, App. N, Thirstless

Thuj 200 1st dose 
NIH 3P 
NIH Pills 200 3-3/7days 

17/08/04

Migraine < Evening 2/week > Combiflam. Gas 70% >.

Puls 200 4P; 1P=4 
Mag-p 6X 1-1/7days 

24/08/04

>. Pain around umbilicus, dull continuous pain. Stools constipation. Thirst , Weakness3+, Throat irritation, Headache 0/wk

1st week 
Puls 200 4P; 1P=4 
Mag-p 6X 1-1/2days 
2nd week 
Thuj 200 1st dose 
NIH Pills 200 3-3/7days 

06/09/04

Acidity L0, Headache0/2wk, Depression L3, Anxiety +, Hair loss L0.

Puls 200 4P; 1P=3 
Cebo Pills 200 3-3/7days 

13/09/04

Depression SQ, Insecure feeling, Thirst , low feeling, Wt. 61 kg, App N, Don't feel like doing things

Lyc 200 1st dose 
NIH 6P 
NIH Pills 200 3-3/7days 

20/09/04

Low feeling, depressed > 10% on 14/09/04. On 19/9 catch in neck, stiffness3+ < morning

Lyc 200 1st dose 
NIH 6P 
Mag-p 6X 1-1/7days 

29/09/04

26/09 Loose motions 6times/day. Gas++. Depression +, Catch>3+, Constipation L0, Headache 1/wk, Depression L9, Anxiety +, Hair loss SQ. Acidity 1/wk

Phos 200 1st dose stat 
NIH 6P 
NIH Pills 200 3-3/7days 

05/10/04

Loose motions >3+. Yoga started

Phos 200 2nd dose 
NIH 6P 
NIH Pills 200 3-3/7days 

14/10/04

Pain, anus > cold since 2days. Mild burning, no bleeding. Headache L0/2wk, Neck stiffness L0/2wk, Acidity, Flatulence L0. Thirst, App N.

Aloe 200 3P; 1P=2 
Phos 200 3rd dose 
NIH 6P 
NIH Pills 200 3-3/7days 

18/10/04

No relief. Pain mass near the anus, Bleeding PR < Sitting on 17/10. A/F Spicy

Mur-ac 1M 2P; 1P=2

25/10/04

>. Mass SQ. Bowels not passed, Gas+, No bleeding since 5days. Voice hoarse

Thuj 200 1st dose 
NIH 6P 
NIH Pills 200 3-3/7days 
Mur-ac 1M 2P; 1P=2 SOS 

05/11/04

Mass > 10%. Bowels clear, thirst in sips, Hoarseness and dryness of mouth, mood good.

1st week 
Thuj 200 2nd dose 
NIH Pills 200 3-3/7days 
2nd week 
NIH 6P 
NIH Pills 200 3-3/7days 

22/11/04

Constipated since 1week, Pain in abdomen near navel, Gas+, Acidity >Cold. Thirst N

1st week 
Puls 200 3P; 1P=3 
Pla pills 200 3-3/7days 
2nd week 
Thuj 200 3rd dose 
NIH Pills 200 3-3/7days 

01/12/06

Anxiety , Desire company, Restless, Aversion to be alone,

Ars-alb 200 1st dose 
NIH 6P 
Pla pills 200 3-3/7days 

18/12/06

>3+++. Depression. < after fermented food, headache. IBS +, Hot flush

Lach 200 1st dose 
NIH 6P 
Pla pills 200 3-3/7days 

27/12/06

>3+++. Restless, Anxious, thirst less, hair fall, no dandruff.

Ars-alb 200 1P 
NIH 6P 
Pla pills 200 3-3/7days 

05/01/07

>. No headache, restless, Depression.

Lach 200 2nd dose 
NIH 6P 
Pla pills 200 3-3/7days 

17/01/07

Fever with headache, Chilly, Thirst, Weakness3+

Ars-alb 200 3P; 1P=3 SOS 
Lach 200 3rd dose 
Pla pills 200 3-3/7days 

09/02/07

>100%. But pain on 1/2-6/2. Concentration L8. Can cook and can read.

Thuj 200 3rd dose 
NIH 6P 
NIH Pills 200 3-3/7days 
SOS Ars-alb 200 3P 

06/04/07

Constipation. Perspiration 3+. Wt 63kg. Headache L0, Depression L0, Anxiety L0, Hair loss+, Tension L0, Acidity L0.

1st week 
Alum 200 3P 
Mag-p 6X 1-1/7days 
2nd week 
Lach 4th dose 
Pla pills 200 3-3/7days 
3rd week 
NIH 6P 
NIH Pills 200 3-3/7days 

27/04/07

Back>50%. Itching, Rash L5 >A/C, Uncovering. Constipation stool hard. Perspiration face > direct air, Craves cold drinks

Puls 200 3P; 1P=2 
Lach 1M 1st dose in AM 
Carb-veg 200 3P 

02/05/07

Constipation L0, Headache L0/6wk, Depression L0/3wk, Anxiety L0/3weeks, Acidity L0/6weeks. IBS L0.

Thuj 1M 1st dose 
NIH 6P 
NIH Pills 200 3-3/7days 

Dr Vishpala Parthasarathy