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Nux-v or Byronia Fever?

Nux or Bryonia fever?

Why trying solving a case?

I am asking for the name of the curative remedy, but what is important in doing this kind of exercise?  If you can solve one case, you will be able to solve others. Reviewing differences between your solution and mine will also bring insight. Getting the same remedy as me is not as important as learning the process of repertorizing a case.

References for on the web

Materia Medica

  • Full Description online:  http://www.homeoint.org/books3/kentmm/index.htm
  • Shorter description:  Cheaper India Version  http://www.minimum.com/b.asp?a=drug-pictures-tyler
  • Most common home reference  http://homeoint.org/books/boericmm/a.htm

If you go over Kent or Boerike, we can discuss how to read an MM to find the center of the remedy.

The remedy chosen by intuition does not cure

T had a fever on Sunday. He received some mild medicine to bring down his fever in the evenings, but they continued. On Tuesday, his mother gave him Nux-v at 2:00 pm and Ars 2:30 pm. His mother called on Tuesday at 4 pm with the complaints that you see below:

I did the computerized repertorization that you see above, but T's mother was smart. Without the repertorization, she thought of the top two remedies in my repertorization above. But she could not differentiate between them. Probably T would have been helped by Arsenicum on Monday. But he seems to have changed by Tuesday. I would like to help T's mother through the thought process, so next time she might even do this case without calling me

The attitude for remedy searching

Remember learning to find the right remedy is not about memorizing all the possible remedies. It is about being clear in your thought process, using appropriate references and being able to find the center of the case as well as the center of the remedy as it is described in the literature.

Preliminary Questions:

1. What was the problem with giving two remedies in a row within at 2 and 2:30 on Tuesday?

2. What happened to the complaints after waiting 2 days to give a remedy. Hint: T's brother received Aconite on the evening when his mother noticed that he was coming down with the symptoms that T had on Sunday. His brother soon got over the cold without the complications that T experienced. T was the first child in the family to present flu symptoms. He is older and did not loudly complain.  His voice was lost in the busy activities of his family. So his misery on Sunday was not noticed by T's mother. T is a strong child and his mother does not worry about him. But she gave him fever suppressants to help him sleep at night since her homeopathic remedy choices did decrease the fever.

But when I took the case, the constipation that he had on Sunday had resolved into diarrhea that was quick and not repeated. He had minor stomach pains. I did not include that symptom of Ars and Nux-vomica, because it was not a prominent symptom on Tuesday. He was sipping water, so earlier, his mother's choice Ars was probably a good one.

You can see that both Nux-v and Bryonia came to the top of my repertorization. Most of you will not use a computer to do repertorization. I don't think you need to.

Why choose Bryonia over Nux?

Why did I choose Bryonia and not Nux-vomica? They are both irritable angry remedies. And T was certainly angry. After I see your answers, I will differentiate between Bryonia. Use your own resource or resources on the web to look for where the center of each remedy should be. Look at the case and find the center of the case. The center of the remedy and the case should be the same.

3.  Of the rubrics that I chose, which ones are unusual? If a rubric is Strange Rare and Peculiar we call it an SRP. If an SRP fits the pattern of the whole case, we include it in our analysis. SRP's are often useful because they help to differentiate between remedies.

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