Author: Dr. Girish Gupta
This week let us see an amazing case of Hypothyroidism treated with Homoeopathy.
A twenty years old unmarried female was suffering from:
- Tendency to gain weight for the last 1 year.
- Swelling all over body with puffiness of face in the morning and swelling both lower limbs on hanging limbs down.
- Moderate to severe pain and stiffness Lumbosacral region for the last two years aggravated by prolonged standing, forward bending, walking and better by lying down and rest.
- Pain and stiffness right shoulder radiating to right upper limb with numbness in right hand.
- Thin, watery, offensive P/V discharge staining the linen.
- Surgery for Left Submandibular Tubercular Lymphadenitis at the age of 11 years followed by Antitubercular treatment.
- Tuberculosis in family
- Mother – Hysterectomy
Thyriod Function Test (21/03/2011)
T3 – 30 ng/dl, T4 – 0.90 µg/dl, TSH – 150 µIU/ml
Rubrics For Repertorisation:
- Anger easily
- Shouting during anger
- Offended easily
- Consolation ameliorates
- Want of self confidence
- Concentration difficult
- Fear of reptiles
- Fear of water
- Delusion of someone behind
- Tendency to catch cold
- Desire salty things
- Desire for rice
- Perspiration on palms
Result Of Repertorisation:
April 01, 2011:
Calcarea carb 30 weekly was prescribed followed by Rhustox 30 BD for 2 weeks.
April 15, 2011:
Swelling all over body reduced. Pain lumbosacral region and right shoulder region reduced. P/V discharge also reduced. Same prescription was repeated for 2 weeks.
May 05, 2011:
Swelling all over body further reduced. Pain lumbosacral region, right knee and right shoulder region increased after initial reduction. P/V discharge reduced. Calcarea carb 30 weekly was repeated followed by Rhustox 30 BD for 2 weeks.
May 20, 2011:
Patient over all better except pain right knee (H/O Injury) and headache aggravated by heat. Calcarea carb 30 weekly was repeated followed by Rhustox 30 and Glonoine 30 BD alternately for 4 weeks.
June 23, 2011:
Patient over all better. Calcarea carb 30 weekly was repeated followed by Rhustox 30 BD for 2 weeks.
July 07, 2011:
Patient clinically much better except P/V discharges. Repeat Thyroid function test dated July 7, 2012 revealed T3 – 75 ng/dl, T4 – 7.60 µg/dl and TSH – 10.36 µIU/ml.
Placebo was prescribed for 2 weeks.
July 22, 2011:
Patient clinically much better. Calcarea carb 30 weekly was repeated followed by Rhustox 30 BD for 2 weeks.
August 08, 2011:
Patient clinically much better but P/V discharge increased. Calcarea carb 200 was repeated fortnightly followed by Rhustox 30 BD and Alumina 30 BD alternately for 2 weeks.
August 23, 2011:
Patient over all much better. Same prescription was repeated for 4 weeks.
September 22, 2011:
Patient clinically asymptomatic. Same prescription was repeated for 2 weeks. Patient was advised to get thyroid function test repeated.
October 07, 2011:
Repeat Thyroid function test dated October 5, 2012 revealed T3 – 84 ng/dl, T4 – 7.60 µg/dl and TSH – 5.44 µIU/ml (WNL). Patient was advised to stop treatment and report in case of any trouble.
This case demonstrates how even a difficult case like HYPOTHYROIDISM can be cured with Homoeopathy.