A 17-year-old girl had been suffering from cramps, breast tenderness, and lower back pain during menstruation for the past one year and took painkillers for relief. She became breathless and tired easily, especially during periods. For the past three months, she was having blocked nose and sneezing due to pollen allergy. Each episode would last for a day or two with allopathic medication. A few weeks ago, a blood test revealed she was anaemic with an Hb level of 8.1 g/dl and was prescribed iron supplements. These caused constipation and stomach upsets. Having joined college recently, boarding there made things worse as she felt homesick and stressed due to the extra workload. She had craving for junk food since childhood. On 25 September 2018, she was given the following remedies:
#1. CC8.7 Menses frequent + CC12.1 Adult tonic…TDS, 4 days before expected date of period until the 5th day of menstruation. If the symptoms become severe, then every 10 minutes for 1 to 2 hours, followed by 6TD.
#2. CC12.1 Adult tonic + CC15.1 Mental & Emotional tonic + CC15.4 Eating disorders + CC18.5 Neuralgia + CC19.2 Respiratory allergies + CC20.4 Muscles & Supportive tissue + CC20.5 Spine…TDS
The practitioner advised her to reduce the intake of comfort foods and instead stick to a good diet eg, lots of fresh fruits, green leafy vegetables, and nuts, etc; also do daily exercise and meditation. She took the advice seriously and started making a conscious effort to change to a healthy lifestyle. She continued with allopathic medications,
On 28 Oct 2018, she felt 80% improvement in energy and stress levels, and about a third in menstrual cramps, backache, breathlessness, blocked nose and sneezing. Pleased with the progress and confident of a cure with vibrionics, she decided to stop all allopathic medications. Five weeks later, by 2 Dec 2018, all symptoms vanished except for menstrual cramps which reduced by 90% and Hb level became normal at 12.5 g/dl. In January 2019, she had fully recovered and the Hb level went up further to 14 g/dl. She continued to take the remedies for one more month and then stopped. On a further review in Jan 2021, there has been no recurrence of any symptom.
Editor’s Note: As the patient was highly anaemic, CC3.1 Heart tonic could have been added for faster improvement.