Name: D. C. – First consultation – 21.07.2016
Male 46 years old, he works with an insurance company. Married, 4 adopted children, aged between 11 and 17 years old, they are siblings.
Chief complaint : high blood pressure (170/90) for the last three years, + “Preterax”= 140/80
Childhood diseases. He suffered a pneumonia at 18 years of age. He was hospitalized for 6 months.
Mother, 68 years old, had a stroke 3 years ago, and suffers from liver cirrhosis. Father died aged 54, from liver cirrhosis.
The grandfather on the mother’s side had alcohol problems and the grandmother from cerebral embolism.
The grandfather on the father’s side died very young, he supposed from pneumonia. The grandmother from heart attack, aged 60.
Appetite – normal; Thirst – 2 liter per day, room temperature;
Food – He eats everything but takes more vegetables, salads, fruit, more fish than meat, and no carbohydrates or fries. He likes spicy, curry and “hot food” with moderation. Rarely does he eat sweets.
Stools: once a day, but when he overeats, he has constipation.
Others: no tobacco, no drugs, wine sometimes at the meals; no coffee (on account his blood pressure).
Sleep – he usually sleeps well, but when stressed he has nightmares, and he wakes up often at night.
Climate – he prefers summer time, doesn’t like cold or rain.
He was 24 years old when his father died, and he felt the responsibility of the family (mother and 3 brothers), and at that time he developed anxiety and panic attacks, and he had psychological counseling and he recovered.
In these past years he is much stressed, easily irritated; he has a “hot temper” at the least thing. Much impatience with his children, but he tries to control himself.
Always lots of ideas, very creative, his mind doesn’t rest.
Feels better when he talks to people.
Nux vomica 30CH, once a day, before sleep, for a week.
I prescribed Nux vomica because of the stress, irritation, impatience. His busy mind, and food preferences.
He had headaches for 2 days in the beginning of the treatment. After a few days he stopped taking “Preterax” and the headaches stopped too.
He had his summer holidays during the month of August, and didn’t work, so it was easy to keep the blood pressure in the normal range.
When he returned to his office, in the end of the first week the blood pressure was high again, and he took the remedy again as per the first consultation.
Prescription – Nux vomica 30CH, once a day, before sleep, for 2 weeks.
Follow up 2
The blood pressure is 120/80 after 2 days of medication, and still good. Better sleep.
More calm, less stress, less irritation.
In a word, he feels good.
Prescription – Nux vomica 200CH, once a week, for a month.
Follow up 3
He is very well. The blood pressure is good, 120/80.
He didn’t take any more of the allopathic medicine.
He managed to deal with his daily problems in a calmer way, working fewer hours and enjoying the family more.
Prescription – Nux vomica 200CH, just in an emergency situation.
Now he is very happy and every now and then he sends me a photo of the screen of his blood pressure device, showing the reading. The last one 120/80, pulse 58.
After the analysis, I have before me a much stressed man, with a lot of responsibilities at work and in his family. He was so excited, that he talked and at the same time he looked at his wrist watch, constantly watching the hours.