head injuryHead injury on 14April2019 - my horse fell while I was riding
Unconscious for a length of time. Airlifted to hospital--CT Scans, etc. Brain swelling-mostly frontal lobe. 3 broken ribs, - right side 7-9 one pushed lung in so tiny pneumothorax which resolved. Much vomiting. Slurred speech. Vertigo-to left side. Ringing in ears. Facial numbness on right side from ear to lips--including palate of mouth and tongue.
Went home and took arnica and hypericum 30c each as needed for pain and nerve issues based on prior understanding of remedies. Slept alot--very fuzzy memory of those days. No memory of accident at all.
At 8 days ran out of hypericum and saw symptoms worsen so got more and looked up remedies thinking that maybe something else would help. Took Nat Sulph 30c and wow what a difference. Improved vertigo, slurred speech, balance, ringing in ears and mood (which I didn't even realize just how sad I had been feeling) all within 15 minutes. I felt so much better that I started driving the next day and going to work. Continued taking 30c doses of each of those remedies as needed. At this point, weeks out now, I'm mostly back to my regular life and not taking remedies as frequently but wanting to know about more relief of the remaining symptoms.
Pain above my right eye - dull headache pain. Stiff neck on right side at the base of the skull--feels better with rubbing, gentle motion (have used Belladonna 30c a couple of times and probably helped but wasn't as dramatic a relief as I was hoping for) My words are still hard to grasp or say at times. I'm slower at walking, speaking (or at least in my mind I am--those activities are taking a lot more effort). Sleep which had been more and easy is now becoming an early morning wakefulness and much yawning all day long. Face feels cold at times, wet at times and tingling most of the time on the right side under my eye, to my lips and up to my ear. Only on right side.
I am 47, female, 115 lbs and quite fit (athletic). No other ongoing health concerns beyond dealing with rotator cuff tendonitis which usually my chiropractor, arnica and stretching (plus keeping the muscles strong) fixes. History of melanoma. Shouldn't be related to this incident at all. Have seen my chiropractor 3 times during this recovery and those adjustments have been extremely helpful
Hoping to find a constitutional remedy to help with remaining issues.
rktowne on 2019-05-30
You have done great with 30c strengths of very relevant remedies. This is why people should have awareness of homeopathic remedies to help in such crises.
I'd be inclined to advise you, that you use 200c strengths of Arnica and Hypericum for a week to two weeks. Then leaving a gap going for Nat. Sulph. 200c.
After this we can see what remains.
♥ maheeru 2 months ago
Thank you very much for your time and willingness to advise. ~Rachel
rktowne 2 months ago
Welcome. I would say add Hypericum 200 too in the horse's medication.
In your case, too add Hypericum 200 instead of 30c or 1M.
Three doses would not be adequate so take upto ten doses of Arnica+Hypericum 200. If Hyp. 200 too impacts the face numbness and tingling you can then put it on hold.
After you have finished upto 10 doses of arnica either alone or along with hyperi, you can give a gap of two weeks after which you can take weekly doses of Nat. sulph. 200c upto six doses.
Let's see what can be done for facial numbness, tingling, sleepiness and other remnant symptoms after this course.
[Edited by maheeru on 2019-06-07 15:53:17]
♥ maheeru 2 months ago
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