A 42-year-old female Homeopathic Doctor (PIN: 30747) visited Life Force clinic for the treatment of her complaints of trigeminal neuralgia in 2016. She was suffering from a dull aching pain on the right side of her face. Her pain was moderate by following conventional treatment. Her complaints had started in 2010 after her delivery during the wintertime. When she visited our clinic, her complaint of trigeminal neuralgia was progressing gradually. The pain was lasting from 1 hour to 1.5 hours. Initially, the frequency of the episode was twice a week. But, in 2016, it was affecting her daily.
The patient was taking Homeopathic and Ayurvedic medicines to get relief from the pain. She tried Allopathic medicines a few days before for 15 days, and, with that, she got temporary relief. She was also experiencing numbness in the gums, throbbing type of pain on the right ear preauricular region, and tenderness. The nature of the pain was electric shock-like. The MIR scan reports were suggestive of the right-sided Trigeminal neuralgia. The patient was also suffering from associated conditions, such as Cervical spondylitis, Dysmenorrhoea, and Acid peptic disease.
The complaint used to get aggravated during the exposure to the draft of air, while talking, chewing, by touch, at night, and even during unsatisfactory stools. It was noticed that the complaint used to alleviate due to warm application and having hot soups.
She was a pure vegetarian and had an aversion to milk. Her water intake was less. Her motion was unsatisfactory as she was also suffering from a gastric complaint, for which she was taking medicine from Life Force. The patient had minimal sweat. She preferred a warm climate generally. Her sleep was disturbed.
Mentally, the patient was hurried and worried by nature. She was quite concerned about the future. She was experiencing irritability and used to get angry easily. She would easily mingle with people and was an outgoing type of person. She had faith in God and was hardworking. Her confidence was low, and, also, she had an inferiority complex. She was experiencing work stress too.
After analyzing her symptom totality and studying her case in detail, Dr. Shah prescribed research-based homeopathic medicines to the patient.
Within one month, when she gave her feedback, the patient mentioned that, in the initial 6-8 days, there was no change, but, after that, her discomforting complaint had started decreasing gradually.
At her follow-up in February 2017, the patient reported that the frequency of her complaint had reduced to alternate days and the duration of the attack had decreased from an average 1 hour to 15-20 minutes. Gum numbness, tenderness, and electric shock-like pain had also decreased. Her occasional right-sided headache was better.
In May 2017, she experienced 50% relief in the symptoms. Her pain turned very mild, and the patient could bear it. She suffered no more major episodes of trigeminal neuralgia. The frequency of her complaint reduced to 3 episodes in 6 weeks. The duration of her pain was 3-4 minutes. The patient had stopped following other systems of medicines.
In June 2017, the patient reported 70% relief in her complaint. Just once she took a painkiller in April 2017. She had experienced a slight stiffness in the right jawline at that time.
During her follow-up in September 2017, she was symptom-free and her relief was further better.
This case highlights that Trigeminal Neuralgia can be 100% controlled with homeopathic treatment effectively and safely without any side-effects.
- Written by Dr. Ashitha A., Associate doctor to Dr. Rajesh Shah