On 5 September 2016, a 27-year-old woman having suffered frequent migraines (at least once a month) for five years consulted the practitioner. She had a congenital bend in the nasal bridge and had a thin body structure. A CT scan to locate nasal polyps that could cause such headaches turned out to be negative. However, there could be an element of heredity associated with her migraine, the closest family member to have suffered this being her father’s sister. She continued to have episodes of headache under the slightest provocation such as mental tension, bright lights and blaring sounds. She usually took paracetamol and confined herself to a closed dark room to tide over the attacks. She was given:
CC11.4 Migraines + CC12.1 Adult tonic + CC15.1 Mental & Emotional tonic + CC19.3 Chest Infections chronic…TDS but during an attack, one dose to be taken every 10 minutes for a few hours until headache subsides. Incidentally, CC19.3 Chest Infections chronic was included in the above combo because the patient was having breathing difficulty due to congenital bend in her nose.
During the first week of treatment, the patient reported an occurrence of a headache which seemed to be less severe than her normal bouts of migraine. During the next 3 weeks, the patient felt relieved because she did not have any attack at all. During the next two months also, she did not report any migraine episode despite her extensive travel schedule and attending social events such as weddings. After nearly three months, the dosage was reduced to BD for a week followed by OD for another three weeks and then discontinued.
As of July 2017 after nearly seven months, though she sometimes gets a headache when over-stressed, there has been no relapse of the severe migraines she used to get.