For the past 4-5 years, a woman aged 74 had been suffering from a chronic and constant cough throughout the day and at night it prevented her from sleeping. As she had dust and pollen allergies, her cough was worse during the pollen season and she was also susceptible to frequent infections. In the past she was hospitalized with pneumonia and with a family history of asthma, had also been diagnosed with GERD (gastro esophageal reflux disease). She had taken Singulair (Montelukast Sodium) and inhalers containing bronchodilators and corticosteroids but these helped only for a short while. She noticed that her coughing had ceased while she was recuperating from her surgery for a knee replacement in July 2010, when she was given oxycodone as a pain-killer. Her doctor told her that it also acts as a sedative as well as a cough suppressant and as it helped her cough, he agreed to prescribe her the drug. She has since then been taking a quarter to a half tablet of oxycodone (5 mg) at bedtime. But the drug’s side-effects were making her very drowsy during the daytime. She constantly felt like fainting and was often going blank and losing her memory. When vibrionics treatment started on 26 November 2012 she was given for her daytime cough:
#1. CC9.2 Infections acute + CC19.1 Chest tonic + CC19.2 Respiratory allergies + CC19.3 Chest infections chronic + CC19.4 Asthma attack + CC19.5 Sinusitis + CC19.6 Cough chronic + CC19.7 Throat chronic…6TD
To deal with her sleeping problem, she was given:
#2. CC15.6 Sleep disorders + #1…one dose half-hour before bed-time and repeat every half-hour if not able to sleep
Two weeks later, she reported that her cough was 50% better and although she was still waking sometimes at night due to coughing that for the most part, she was able to sleep throughout the night without the oxycodone.
Four months later she reported that generally her sleep was good without taking oxycodone. But now she had belching before going to sleep and as this cough might have been due to GERD, CC4.10 Indigestion was added to her #2…one pill half-hour before bed time and repeat every half-hour if not able to sleep.
Two months later on 28 June 2013 she reported that her cough had improved by 80%. She still coughs once or twice soon after she lies down but is able to sleep throughout the night without taking anything except vibro medicine.
This elderly lady must have suffered from the Tubercular miasm all her life but she is too old to try to clear it now. So it is likely she will need support from her practitioner, ongoing with an appropriate above combo but at a lower dosage.