A 60 yrs old male (Patient Identification Number-14887) visited Life Force for the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia. He was suffering since 6 months only but had a horrifying experience due to improper diagnosis as tooth pain.
The neuralgic pain was specifically left sided starting from left lower jaw and extending to forehead. The character of pain was “shooting pain”. The patient was unable to eat solid foods and was very frustrated to be on semisolid and liquid food since 6 months. The pains would start every time after eating.
He was diagnosed to have trigeminal neuralgia 3 months ago by a specialist as his pain was not better by common pain killers for tooth pain. After being diagnosed he was taking tablet mazetol 200 mg 3 times a day, which relieved the pains for 5-6 hours but he used to get heaviness in head which would last for hours together after taking the medicines. He tried to stop the conventional medicines one month back but the pain used to aggravate so he had to continue the same.
He was a very sensitive person; he was extremely depressed due to the disease. He was a caring and responsible person. He was sensitive to cold weather in general.
Based on above details, Dr Shah’s research based medicines for trigeminal neuralgia were prescribed for him. In 8 weeks the intensity of the pain had reduced by 40%. The attacks had reduced by 30%.
In 3 months the frequency of the neuralgia attacks reduced by 50%. The intensity of pains had reduced drastically. The patient was very happy to eat normal solid food without much discomfort.
He began with tapering of the Mazetol, reduced it to twice a day for 15 days followed by once a day and stopped it. Now he was only on homeopathy.
In a period of 6 months, the patient reported his neuralgic pains had relieved by 90%. The attacks were less often now, once in a month, would last for a lesser duration and the pain is minimal.
He is continuing with the treatment to avoid relapses.
This is an ideal Homeopathic relief. A patient, who had severe distressing pain and had to depend on Mazetol, could stop it and lead a disease free life.
No doubt Mazetol has side effects, but for this patient the very idea of ingesting some chemicals to live was very depressing. As soon as the effects of Mazetol would lessen, in four or five hours, he had to rush to take the next dose. He said that his life had become centered around the tablet and he did not feel free, he felt enslaved. He disliked it but had to take it. Homeopathy has set him free.
(Uploaded on 4 August 2011 by Dr.S.N.B)