One of my Patients named Mr. N. aged about 24years came to my clinic with his mother, with the complaints of severe fever since 1 week.
Patient started narrating his complaints that he is having high fever since 1week, and it is very troublesome & tormenting him. He feels generally weak & cannot perform his work because of his trouble.
His mother started narrating after that, he comes home after his daily works were over and was just lying in bed and was shouting loudly & moaning and shouting at others. When I asked what the moaning consisted of, she said that he moans that he cannot go to his daily work tomorrow and she added that his son haven’t slept more than 4hrs/day in this week and all the night he was constantly talking this.
I asked the patient that why can’t he make a leave for his job for a day, he said that it is only HE has to do his own works.
While enquired about appetite it was normal, and while asked about thirst his mother said, he will have a water bottle by the side of his bed and drinking on & off. And all the other eliminations are normal.
Based on the complaints elicited, I took out the following symptoms,
Fever < night.
Wants to go to business and talks about it (Fastidious).
Restlessness – Physical & mental.
Thirst – increased and frequent.
I formed out the individual totality of the patient thus and I found the drug to be Arsenicum album, so I prescribed it in 200th potency in single dose followed by 14 doses of S.L, (BID). I instructed the patient to dissolve the first dose in a glass of water completely and to have the liquid in a teaspoonful every half-an-hour after stirring it each time, as the fever is very high.
The very next day evening the patient came to my clinic, entered inside with a pleasant smile and thanked me very much for helping him to going for his work.
A patient named Mr. R, aged 35 years from Salem, had came with the complaint of intense fever. The patient first entered my clinic, seated and started to narrate his complaints in a hurried manner. He said that he has severe fever since two days associated with headache in frontal region and he can’t tolerate it.
He told, “Doctor, please make me free from this torture as soon as possible, I want immediate relief. Please doctor, I can’t bear it”. The patient was holding his head and told, “Sir, this pain is more troublesome, better I can die instead of having this torture, it’s like that”.
He had severe body pain all over the body with weakness all over. His eyes were reddish colored.
He further added that he has severe dry cough since this fever has started, and has nauseating sensation during cough.
While asking about generalities in appetite, he said he can’t even look at food and does not like to eat.
After taking the case, I took out the following rubrics,
1. MIND, carried desire to be, fast.
2. MIND, death desires.
3. MIND, Ennui.
4. STOMACH - NAUSEA - cough, during.
5. COUGH - DRY - fever – during.
6. STOMACH - AVERSION to – food.
The only remedy which covered all these symptoms was Arsenicum album. I prescribed the remedy in 30th potency in single dose followed by 14 doses of SL, twice a day.
Later that in second follow up the patient came after a week and told that he has left ear pain now since 4 days and added that his tormenting fever had over by the next day noon itself. After enquiring the past history in this follow up, the patient told he had the similar complaints before 1 month and it had recurred now. After hearing this from the patient I was very much satisfied with my prescription. Later I explained the patient that medicine was working right and about the process of cure in Homoeopathy. I advised the patient not to interrupt the pain with any kind of medicines and then I gave him SL/14d - BID.
Later after 15 days, the same patient had entered my clinic with a person accompanying him and told that he was his uncle and he wanted me to treat him for a skin disease!!
I asked the patient how is he now, he said, “I’M COLPLETELY ALRIGHT NOW DOCTOR, all my troubles were reduced by a few days as u said and so that only I brought my uncle here for A COMPLETE CURE”.
NOTE: The rubrics, “carried, desire to be, fast; death, desires and ennui” were taken at first in the method of Dr. Sehgal’s Revolutionized Homoeopathy. The common drug which covered all these rubrics was Arsenic alb and later that I got to know the physical generals and then I have made the classical totality with the rubrics. After getting the repertorized result, I wondered the similimum was the same Arsenic alb. Then I came to know that the remedy which is the similimum can be brought on by every method if the symptoms are taken correctly, and the remedy which is the same in all the methods must be the exact similimum of the case. So I prescribed the fastidious drug very confidently.