Female age 35. Computer software writer. Pleasant personality, outgoing, no physical problems found on examination.
Feb 2017, presented with a feeling daily malaise and sickness. She had just started a new job 3 months ago and the problem began one week after commencing. She did not feel stressed or anxious with the job and actually looked forward to going in every day.
The sick feeling started after breakfast 7am, during the ride to work. It was a general feeling of discomfort and feeling just ‘off’. Occasionally when walking she would have to stop with a sensation of nausea.
When sat at her desk, she had a sensation of mild dizziness which ameliorated when she got up and did another task.
She complained of a recurring toothache for which the dentist could find no causation.
Upon enquiry as to the foods she ate, it seemed that she had begun experimenting with changing her diet to see if foods were the problem. She took orange juice, yoghurt, cereals or toast.
She drank about 3 cups of coffee a day. Upon enquiry as to the type of coffee, she said it was Instant as the coffee machine had broken and the management were a little slow in replacing the machine.
In my experience, in some people, coffee especially instant coffee (primarily consisting of the stronger and more bitter Robusta berries) can aggravate the digestive system very strongly. It can cause nausea, retching, a sense of unwellness, vertigo during sitting upright and many other symptoms. One remedy that can produce these symptoms exactly is Chamomilla. I did not need to repertories this case but have done so based on the EXACT symptoms she presented.
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I gave her Chamomilla LM 0/1. One single dose. I asked her to NOT drink instant coffee again. She said the result was immediate. Within 10 minutes the sensation of malaise had left. The next day she did not get sick traveling to work and was not dizzy during the day. The coffee machine was replaced a little later and she enquired if she could have coffee again. I told her to try it. There was no untoward reaction from it.
I heard from her in Late April of 2017, no further occurrence of the problem.