A 60-year-old woman had been suffering from twitching of muscles on the right side of her face (hemifacial spasm) for four years. The twitching started near the eye and gradually extended to the cheek muscles; her right eye appeared smaller than the left (see pic). Two years ago, she consulted a doctor who prescribed four Botox injections. She took one injection in Mar 2018. As this caused swelling of the eye and also keeping in mind the large expense, she decided not to continue the injections. Around the same time, her husband passed away and she was under a lot of stress. Gradually the frequency of twitching increased to 30 to 40 times per min, especially in the morning and while talking. On 17 Mar 2020, she was in great discomfort and consulted the practitioner who gave:
#1. CC15.1 Mental & Emotional tonic + CC18.4 Paralysis + CC20.4 Muscles & Supportive tissue…TDS
Within the first month, twitching reduced by 30% and in another month by 50%. As she was feeling lethargic, #1 was enhanced on 16 June 2020:
#2. CC12.1 Adult tonic + #1…TDS
By 25 Aug, her cheek appeared normal but there was still some twitching. This was completely resolved by 18 Oct. So the dosage of #2 was reduced to BD and then to OD on 12 Feb 2021 before stopping on 3 May. In Oct 2021, her eye was normal but occasionally, when she is under a lot of stress, mild twitching would occur. So, she decided to resume the remedy at the maintenance dosage of OD which she is continuing as of Dec 2021, she feels good.