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80 year old female with Prolapsed Bladder & Rectum. Urinates every 2 hours.


I am beginning to study homeopathy as a student, and I am trying to find the right remedy that will help my grandmother. Here is her description:

-Chief complaint is having to wake up every 2 hours during the night to urinate. During the day, she doesn't urinate as frequently as at night. She takes the drug Imovane at night before bed in order to get any sleep.
-Prolapsed bladder and rectum
-Hysterectomy (no uterus)
- Osteoporosis and Diverticulosis
-Atrial fibrillation of the heart due to having Rheumatic Fever as a child (for which she takes a Beta Blocker)
-She has a Pacemaker in the heart to correct the cardiac rhythm
-Hypothyroidism (for which she takes Synthroid)
-Chronic back pain as a result of a fall that happened 20-30 years ago. Stays home in bed often for most of the day due to the pain,

Physical appearance:
-30 pounds overweight, with extra weight in the abdominal area
- 5'4 in height
-grey hair that used to be blonde
-very fair skin

Her general mental state is:
-consumes herself with religion (afraid of 'the devil')
-scared to be home alone AT NIGHT. Checks the locks and blocks her bedroom door with a table.
- irritable
- argues all day with her husband, because she is jealous that he goes out while she is stuck at home
- loves her family dearly, but seeks to argue with them over trifles when they come to visit her, for which she later feels guilty
- gets into an agitated/irritable mental state when family visits her, but she is ALWAYS NICE TO STRANGERS and acquaintances

What do you think her remedy could be?


  healthy188 on 2011-10-04
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Hi there Kate,

The following additional information is required to help your grandma. Therefore, please do the best you can in providing a detailed and accurate data.

1. ID
2. Age
3. Sex
4. Single/Married
5. weight
6. Height Â….
7. country
8. climate
9. List of your complaints

10. Since how long are you suffering from each complaint

11. Diabetic or non-Diabetic
12. Desire sweets/sour/salt
13. Thirst
14. Tongue and Taste
15. Current BP (without medicine and with medicine)

16. What exactly is happening?

17. How do you feel?
18. How does this affect you?

19. How does it feel like?
20. What comes to your mind?
21. One situation that had a
big effect on you?

22. How did that feel like?
23. What sensation do you experience in that situation?

24. What are you showing by that gesture of your hand (Habits or Actions)?

25. Current and previous remedies/medicines you are taking or took in the past?

26. Family Background
27. Educational Qualifications of the patient

28. Nature of work, what do you do for living?

29. Desires, likes and dislikes for food

30. Name of foods which increase your problem

31. Mind-behavior, anger, irritability, hurry, impatientÂ…and so on.. How are you different from other persons, public speaking or not , you can describe all of the details about your behavior, love and affections.

32. Aggravation (increases-time, season,)& Amelioration (Decreases)

33. Attached here your photographs of the affected area. (if required/optional)

34. Location of the disease
35. Side of the problem (Right or Left), (Upper or Lower part of body)
36. Color of the secretions/discharges e.g urine, stool, sputum, Saliva etc.

For Females Only
37. When is the period during the month approx date? Any monthly cycle issues? Regular, early, late, before problems, after problems, pain, any other discharges?
38. Are you pregnant? If yes, please give pregnancy start date? Any current issues?

nawazkhan last decade
One of the things you will learn as you study homoeopathy, is that it is better to have the patient relate their symptoms directly than take the interpetation of another person. If your grandmother can do this, then someone here may be able to make a prescription with confidence. Is she willing to do that?

If we try to prescribe on the case you give, at this early stage of your case-taking development, we will most likely just get your case not hers (in other words your remedy will be heard in the description).

There are important things that need to be heard from a patient - what is the experience of the problem, what does the symptom feel like, what is your attitude to your illness?

So I might ask 'Tell me about the devil' or 'What is the experience of being home alone at night' or 'what is the difference between your family and strangers'. Making assumptions or projecting your own opinions and feelings into these questions is a sure way to fail to find the right remedy.

It is also important not to ask any leading questions, something I am sure your teachers will say to you. Don't ask directly about things like fears or anxieties, or try to find out if she has a specific symptom of a specific remedy you have in mind. Just let her indentify the things that need to be explored.

Homoeopathic prescribing is all about detail, about a high level of individualization, which is only possible coming directly from the patient, and is only reliable when only open questions are asked.

David Kempson
Professional Classical Homoeopath
brisbanehomoeopath last decade
Hi David,
Thanks for your reply, I appreciate you taking the time. Unfortunately, I can not get my grandmother to write her case, and therefore I understand that there is likely some bias in my reporting of her case. She really wants help with 'waking every 2 hours during the night to urinate' and I was hoping that I had provided enough information to get a remedy for her. I was thinking sepia or aqua marina based on my repetorizing, but I am still learning.
healthy188 last decade
Well the behaviour is fairly strong and peculiar. Blocking her door with a table is quite extreme really. That is certainly one thing I would pay particular attention to. Do you know why she does it? What is she scared of - that could suggest a remedy.

Do you know why she is afraid of the devil? How does she consume herself with religion? What does she do exactly (your observation is fine)?

To me, this looks like a Row 4 problem (periodic table). This is the Iron series of remedies. Protection, Fear of Ghosts, Fear of Evil, are prominent features of this Row.

The dependence on the family but the tendency to argue with them, makes me think of Kali-carb primarily. This is one of the key features of this remedy 'Argues with his bread and butter' is the old saying for it.

However, the tendency to be nice to strangers while being horrible to their family, is an pecuilar symptom for Fluoric acid.

I think the general themes suit Kali-carb more. Why don't have have a look at that remedy.
[message edited by brisbanehomoeopath on Wed, 05 Oct 2011 05:58:45 BST]
brisbanehomoeopath last decade

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