CASE OF EPILEPSY BY T. F. ALLEN, M. D., BROOKLYN, N. Y.

These cases were published in article “Cases Of Epilepsy” by T. F. Allen, in American Homeopathic Review, Vol III, New York, November, 1862. No 6. – See more at: http://consulthomeopathy.blogspot.in/2011/10/case-of-epilepsy-by-t-f-allen.html#sthash.HP0g6OaC.dpuf
These cases were published in article “Cases Of Epilepsy” by T. F. Allen, in American Homeopathic Review, Vol III, New York, November, 1862. No 6. – See more at: http://consulthomeopathy.blogspot.in/2011/10/case-of-epilepsy-by-t-f-allen.html#sthash.HP0g6OaC.dpuf

These cases were published in article “Cases Of Epilepsy” by T. F. Allen, in American Homeopathic Review, Vol III, New York, November, 1862. No 6. – See more at: http://consulthomeopathy.blogspot.in/2011/10/case-of-epilepsy-by-t-f-allen.html#sthash.HP0g6OaC.dpuf

These cases were published in article “Cases Of Epilepsy” by T. F. Allen, in American Homeopathic Review, Vol III, New York, November, 1862. No 6. – See more at: http://consulthomeopathy.blogspot.in/2011/10/case-of-epilepsy-by-t-f-allen.html#sthash.HP0g6OaC.dpuf
These cases were published in article “Cases Of Epilepsy” by T. F. Allen, in American Homeopathic Review, Vol III, New York, November, 1862. No 6. – See more at: http://consulthomeopathy.blogspot.in/2011/10/case-of-epilepsy-by-t-f-allen.html#sthash.HP0g6OaC.dpuf

CASE OF EPILEPSY

BY T. F. ALLEN, M. D., BROOKLYN, N. Y.

Mary F., aged nine, fair complexion, large deep blue eyes, large head, very fond of books and music.

September 19th, 1861. For nine months has had severe epileptic fits, generally one every two weeks. The morning before the attack plainly indicates that the dreaded paroxysm will overtake her before nightfall, she rises with a severe boring pain in the crown of the head, which extends to the occiput, and in an hour or two a most severe pain in the pit of the stomach also arises. This last pain is so severe that she bends double, lays herself across anything hard and resorts to all kinds of postures to relieve herself. Generally about six, p.m., the spasm sets in attended with unconsciousness; convulsions of the head and limbs; rolling of the eyes, especially so, as to appear “cross-eyed,” both eyes being drawn inwards; foaming at the mouth; grating the teeth; biting the tongue, and invariably opisthotonos so that two men could not keep her body straight. These fits last about two hours, when she falls into a deep sleep, from which she wakes the next morning with severe pain across the forehead, severe retching and vomiting, and for a few days her evacuations consist of clear water covered on the top by white flakes. She is gradually becoming more and more dull and stupid, inclined to sleep a great deal; her sleep being full of startings up from dreams of falling into the water. I prescribed Nux vom200 every other day for two weeks.

October 19th. No fit until today, about four weeks, which was attended with the same severity of symptoms. I repeated the remedy.

November l1th. Another fit; no change. Nux vom 30

November 12th. Another fit; no change. Bell. 30

November 24th. Another fit; has been better; has ceased to dream of water and has seemed brighter. Bell.200 once.

November 30th. Another fit; seems worse again. Hyos.30

December 6th. Had a slight fit; is every way much improved; no more retching and vomiting; evacuations more natural; seems brighter. Hyos.30 twice a week.

January 15th. A slight convulsion with no previous symptoms and slight subsequent ones. Medicine discontinued.

Since that time has had no more fits; her mind is rapidly improving and she is going to school.

 

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One response to “CASE OF EPILEPSY BY T. F. ALLEN, M. D., BROOKLYN, N. Y.

  1. opisthotonos 1078
    epilepsy without consciousness 862
    stool whitish 416
    sleepiness from other complalints 1954
    stupidity 23
    better external pressure 2782
    pit of stomach 286
    forehead 59
    nausea vomiting 355
    nausea retching 353
    vertex 41back of head 42

    Nux vomica is top remedy in the TPB Then cocc then bell. I can’t get the feeling for nux in reading in MMP. I guess it was a keynote prescription based on the severity of the convulsions and the severe retching and the pain in the pit of the stomach?

    The remedy helped but didn’t last. The change to bell. I can’t figure out his reasoning here. It follows nux v well? Was close in the above repertorization. Its good for convulsions? status epilepticus?

    Bell didn’t last either even going up in potency. Why Hyos.? It follows belladonna well? the stupidity? The opisthotonos? convulsions without consciousness? She was brighter with the bell, but got worse again.

    That’s all I could make of it.

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