Clinical Cases

Generalized Epilepsy Healed With Synthetic Prescription

Last modified on August 20th, 2018

Piyu Amit Chandani

Dr. Piyu Amit Chandani  treats a woman of 19 for repeated convulsive attacks. Dull mind, obesity and acne were repertorized along with convulsions to fine the simillimum.

One evening a 19 yr old obese [88kgs] woman along with her mother visited my clinic (23/9/14)  for her following complaints:

  1. Convulsion attack since 9-10 yrs.

She had history of high fever in childhood in her schooldays. After that she developed convulsive attacks.

Presently scenario of attack:

During attacks her eyes turn right, neck turns right. Sometimes she falls down on the ground.  The attacks last for 2-4 minutes.  Consciousness is fully regained in 10 minutes after an attack. Weakness, body ache  noted after attack.

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  1. Acne since 4-5 years

Acne was mixed type, bloody pimples pustules spread all over face and they were painful.

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Past history: H/O Jaundice, Chicken Pox in childhood.   H/O Fracture of Left leg 2-3 yrs back.

About her family history: Father expired due to M.I.  One attack prior five  years ago.    H/O D.M. to MGF

Personal History:

Desire: Not specific

Aversion: Not specific

Thirst: 6-8 glasses in Summer, 3-4 glasses in Winter.

Eliminations:

Stool: 2 times/day

Unsatisfactory

Urine: Satisfactory

Perspiration: Scanty back, axilla

Menstrual History: Irregular since 6 months. Scanty flow. Cycle is 45 days.

Thermally: Towards hot

Mind:

On observation: Obese Patient with marked dullness of mind. I have to repeat questions again and again.

Her mom was only member to earn a living. Patient’s history mostly given by her mother.  Her mother says the daughter is always dull. She does not mix with anyone. She has decreased confidence level. After death of her father, she was weeping for a long time.

When I enquired about the situation, after her father’s death, the girl said “I was attached with my dad, but now I am used to it….”.

Investigations:

EEG :  Abnormal awake EEG, So generalised epileptiform activity.

MRI :  Prominence of the cerebellar folia & fourth ventricles. Suggestive of mild volume loss. No other significant abnormality .

She was on the following medications:

Oxetop 600mg  bd

Frisium  bd

Lamitor 50 bd

Folivite od

If we see side effects of above drugs, we notice Dullness, Obesity , Acne, Amennorhoea.  I was somewhat confused in doing the analysis, as patient had mixed symptoms, drug induced symptoms her own symptoms.

I tried to pick up the following rubrics as per totality.

  1. Mind: Dullness, understand; does not answer questions addressed to her, repetition, only after
  2. Face: eruption, Acne

3.Face: eruptions-acne-menses during

4.Generals: Convulsions menses before

5.Generals: Convulsions menses during

6.Generals: Obesity

After Repertorization,

I read through Kali. Brom in detail.

Again I was confused, when I read Farrington’s sentence: ‘Kali. Brom does not cure epilepsy, it only suppresses’.

I referred to Redline Symptoms of MM by Lippe.  Dr. Lippe has mentioned, menstrual ailments: before menses, during menses, epileptic spasms.

I was positive about Kali. Brom as it covered the totality. I prescribed Kali. Brom 200, which was the only potency available at my clinic.

Follow up after 1 month:

Menses appeared this month. Had epileptic attack before & during menses. Menstrual flow was increased. Flow for one week. Thick reddish clots. Had pain in lower abdomen during menses.  Acne still as it was. Patient this time responded well to my questions: She was saying, “Doctor why I am suffering?”  Like a Melancholic state.

I checked melancholic state in Kali. Brom and it was present.

I repeated Kali. Brom 200.

The few follow-ups were very hectic. She complained that her epilepsy attacks were not better and that she was troubled before and during menses. But after checking her generals, I was satisfied. Menses were regular, stool satisfactory and the main thing, she had become active and loquacious. Her weight reduced by 5-7 kgs.

I continued with the same prescription for months whenever needed.

After 8 months she settled completely. Her pre-menstrual epileptic attacks were present for just 3-4 seconds with less intensity. Her acne complaint improved.

Present Follow up: 23/2/16

As shown in Investigation; EEG, 20/2/16: Normal awake EEG

Patient was free from pre menstrual epileptic attacks for 6 months. Stopped all allopathic drugs.  She doesn’t have any epileptic attacks. Also, now she is taking classes in dance and helping her mother financially. She is so talkative that now I am tired to listening to her! Her future plans: She wants to become a choreographer.

Conclusion: This case has taught me to stick to one prescription if it really works, to actually analyze the follow up by generals and not on particulars and to refer to different old books.  It gives immense happiness when we really treat such chronic cases classically.

About the author

Piyu Amit Chandani

Piyu Amit Chandani

Piyu Amit Chandani M.D. completed her MD in Organon of Medicine and has had her own private homeopathic clinic in Baner-Pune, India for the last five years. In her PG thesis she worked on psychiatry with the topic, “Anger: It’s Interpretation and Importance In Homoeopathic Prescription.”. She is author of a Materia Medica book titled, “Portrait Materia Medica”. She runs a Holistic Homeopathy Academy and teaches many students and beginners to practice classical Homeopathy. Dr. Chandani uses homeopathy in routine practice, where common people can take advantage of it. She has been successful in solving PCOS and Infertility cases where IVF fails.

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