A 51-years old lady, Mrs S.L. (Pin no- 28121) visited our Pune’s Life Force centre on 1st March 2016 with the complaint of psoriatic arthritis and psoriasis.
The patient was suffering from psoriatic arthritis since three years. Her both hands’ joints, knee joint, both ankle joints, and both toes were affected. She suffered from clutching pain in her joints, and this pain was radiating downwards. She felt weakness in her ligaments. There was a swelling on her left knee joint. Her disease was progressing slowly. She had done some investigations. Her ESR and TLC were raised and CPR was positive. Her complaint used to get aggravated by walking, but she used to get the relief by lying down and walking slowly. She had taken conventional medicine, but she was not satisfied with the results.
Apart from psoriatic arthritis, she was also suffering from psoriasis since ten years as well as from sciatica and hypertension.
She was a vegetarian by diet and used to eat eggs occasionally. She had no specific likings, but she didn’t like spicy food. Her thirst was less. Her stool was hard and unsatisfactory. In her urine, dribbling was present. Her menses was irregular. Her cycle was of 21 days. Her sleep was disturbed. She was obese and stout by physique.
She was a housewife. Her husband was an Army Officer. She had one son and one daughter. And, her both children were studying.
In her family, her father was suffering from hypertension, IHD, and hypothyroidism. Her mother was suffering from asthma, hypertension, and diabetes. Her sister was suffering from vitiligo and hypothyroidism. She had a past history of cystitis.
On mental level, she was very emotional. Her mother had died one year back. After this, she was very disturbed and sad. She wanted some emotional support. She was always worried about the future of her daughter.
After studying the case in detail, Dr. Shah has prescribed her research based molecule.
On 19th April 2016, she gave her first follow-up. Her psoriatic arthritis, as well as sciatica complaints, showed a good improvement, but there was no change in her eruptions however her itching & dryness had reduced.
On 20th June 2016, she visited Life Force center for her next follow-up. She informed that her joint complaint had aggravated, but all symptoms of psoriasis had improved drastically. She had one new complaint of hair fall. She started the treatment for the same from Life Force center. Her joint complaint had aggravated, so some changes were done by Dr. Shah in her treatment.
On 24th August 2016, she visited again at the center and informed 30% improvement in psoriatic arthritis. Except this, all her other complaints had improved by more than 70%. She was very happy with the treatment.
On her follow-up on 10th November 2016, her psoriasis complaint had recovered totally but her psoriatic arthritis and hair fall complaints had aggravated. So, Dr. Shah studied her condition again and did the necessary changes in her treatment.
On 25th February 2017, the patient visited for the next follow-up. She reported a few new small psoriatic eruptions on the fingertips since one month. Her other complaints, such as psoriatic arthritis and hair fall, had improved in comparison with the previous follow-up. Dr. Shah advised her tests for thyroid profile, vitamin B12, and vitamin D3.
In the reports, her Vitamin D3 was low so she was prescribed supplement for the same.
During her 18th May 2017 follow-up, she reported a very good improvement in her all complaints. Her psoriatic arthritis complaint had improved by more than 70%. Her psoriasis had improved a lot. Her new eruption had also improved. Her sciatica complaint showed more than 70% improvement.
The patient is continuing the medicine for further improvement.
This case shows that in the case of multiple complaints, proper case taking and the right selection of homeopathic medicine by an expert can provide a great relief to the patient and improve the patient’s immunity significantly.
- Written by Dr. Priyanka A, Associate doctor to Dr. Rajesh Shah