A 32-year-old woman had been suffering from painful menses since 2013 but she could manage without taking any medicine. She was married into an orthodox family, where during menstruation she could not participate in certain religious functions. So she started taking steroid medicines in 2013 to postpone her monthly cycle on such occasions, usually once or twice a year. Concerned about their side-effects, she stopped taking the steroids after four years in 2017. This is when the menstrual pains became worse and she would get severe cramps which could last up to five days. The patient attributed her pains to steroids which she took earlier. As she didn't want to take any painkillers, she would bear the pain by sleeping and taking rest as much as possible.
On 1 December 2019, she consulted the practitioner who posted the following remedy to her:
CC8.4 Ovaries & Uterus + CC8.8 Menses irregular + CC12.1 Adult tonic + CC15.4 Eating disorders…TDS, the last combo CC15.4 was included because she was a little overweight due to eating a lot of fried food (owing to food cravings) and at odd times.
By the end of December, the patient noticed a 10-20% reduction in her period pain and cramps. In another month, there was 30-40% improvement which went up to 80% by the end of Feb. On 1 April, the patient reported that pain and cramps were things of the past, so the dosage was reduced to OD. On 11 May 2020, the remedy was stopped as she started treatment for excess weight and food cravings. As of Oct 2020, her pains have not returned, nor the mood swings (a surprise bonus) she used to get just before her menses but had not disclosed this to practitioner!