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Case 107: The Thirstless Journalist

Abstract: The article is about a freelance journalist who had been rendered helpless due to UTI. Prescription of Staphysagria single dose took care of the malady.

Mrs AAA, 32yrs old, Married, Non-Vegetarian, Muslim, Freelance Writer, came on 05/ 07/05 with the following complaints.

CHIEF COMPLAINT

LOCATION

SENSATION

MODALITIES

CONCOMITANTS

GENERALS
Since 1month OD

Weakness3+
Fatigue
Poor appetite
Exhausted feeling
Giddiness3+
Nausea3+
Concentration 

A/F UTI
< Work stress3+ 



< Eating

Thirst
?Anaemia

RESPIRATORY TRACT
Since 10 days
expectoration



X 3-4/days

Flu
D1 Itching3+ in throat
D2 Fever 100-101F
D3 Cough with slight
expectoration

Colds, coryza

A/F Getting wet


< Evening3+
> Hot drinks

Heaviness in
head


Drowsy, Thirst


Tongue dry
coated
Pulse 72/min

URINARY TRACT
Since 6 months
1/6weeks X
3days
Last Mid May

UTI
Burning3+
Itching3+
Frequency



> Antibiotics

Married Jan 2005
March-Feb
shifted out
from in-laws

PATIENT AS A PERSON
Fair, WEIGHT: 55 kg. Lost 4kg in 6 months
STOOL: 1/day. URINE: N
SKIN: Cracks in winter,
HAIR: Dandruff
PERSPIRATION: since 6 months, Excessive and offensive.
MENSES: FMP: 17 yrs. LMP 23/06/05. Regular, Heavy, Dark-red, Clots+++.
Before Menses: Breast Pain < Jar, 2nd day Irritable 
During Menses: Cramps in lower back > Lying down
After Marriage: D1Spotting; D2Bleeding
SEXUAL HISTORY: Desire, 1/15days.
BATH: Hot water
THERMAL: Likes winter, Likes fan and A/C, A/C <, Open air >. C3H2
SLEEP: 7hrs, Disturbed by thoughts.
DREAMS: Recent events.
MIND: Counseling >, Broods, Anxiety3+, Perfectionist, Weeps alone, Fear of
Cockroaches, Impatient 

LIFE SPACE INVESTIGATION
Pt was born in 1973 in Patna, Bihar. She has been globetrotting around Japan, Saudi Arabia, Geneva and Bangladesh for her studies. She studied from grade 6th to 12th in Geneva and also completed her Masters in Economics from there. Fa was a Diplomat in Geneva. He was a strict disciplinarian. Mo was an English teacher in Geneva. Younger brother is studying Law in Canada. In 2003 she started working in Mumbai in Reuters News Agency as a Journalist. In 2005 she had a love marriage. H is a Creative Director of a Popular TV Channel. In June 2005 she quit her job as she could not adjust with her household and health. Parents were very happy with her decision. But she was not. The pt is irritated easily. She is not very tolerant. She had a past history of stage fear.

TREATMENT & FOLLOW-UP

DATE

SYMPTOM

REMEDY

05/07/05

Very angry and upset. UTI

Staph 1M 1st dose
NIH Pills 200 3-3/7days 

12/07/05

>. Debility L3, Appetite > L3. Throat itching L0. UTI L0. Giddiness/Nausea, stool clear, unsatisfactory, thirst N, (acute remedy has worked all round. Now follow with the> remedy which is the natural chronic of Staph)

Nat-m 200 1st dose

19/07/05

> Weakness L1. Appetite. Breast soreness ? PMS.

NIH 200 6P; 1HS
NIH Pills 200 3-3/7days 

23/08/05

>++. Had fever on 19th, now cold. URTI.
(Acute attack requires acute remedy)

1st week
Puls 200 7P; 1P=2
Ferr-p 6X 2-2/7days
2nd week
Tub-b 1M 1st dose
NIH Pills 200 3-3/7days
3rd week
Nat-m 200 2nd dose
NIH Pills 200 3-3/7days
4th week
NIH 200 1P
NIH Pills 200 3-3/7days 

04/10/05

>3+++. Menses 04/10. Pains less L2 but + Pt has been well for 3 mths except for an incidental cold. So give her a dose of Constitutional and ask her to report SOS when has a problem. Give her Puls in stock so can use it for acute colds or pain.

1st week
Nat-m 200 3rd dose
NIH Pills 200 3-3/7days
II-Puls 200 3P; 1P=2. SOS

Dr Vishpala Parthasarathy