A 64-years-male patient, Mr. K. D. (Patient Identification No - 29028) visited Life Force Paud road branch on 20th June 2016 for his complaints of Trigeminal Neuralgia. He had pain in the right side of his face since the last 13 years, but the disease was progressing since last 2 months. Intensity of the symptoms were very severe. He had severe pain in right side of his face, which was lancinating in nature. Pain was so severe that he had to take painkiller every day for that. There was some kind of sound sensed in the right ear, only while eating. He took homeopathic treatment for the same for one year but had no relief.
Mr K. D. also had complaints of DM, HTN, and IHD for that he was on allopathic Rx. He also had problem of backache from the past 4 years.
He had an average appetite. He preferred vegetarian diet. There was a marked craving for sweets and oily food. He was very sensitive to heat. He preferred to sleep on abdomen.
Mr K. D. was retried from a government job. He lived with his wife, son and daughter-in-law, and grandson. His son was an IT engineer. He had a good interpersonal relationship with everyone in family.
His father had cancer of oesophagus. His mother and brother had Diabetes and heart problem.
Mr K.D. suffered from MI, and his angioplasty was done before 8 years.
He was sober, gentle during the case-taking. He did a lot of struggle in his childhood. He was very fastidious and adjustable. He had the fear of water, height, and animals.
Dr. Shah studied his case in detail and prescribed research based molecules for trigeminal neuralgia.
Mr K.D. visited us on 21st July 2016 for his first follow-up. There was overall 25% relief. Pain in the right side of his face was better. But, his backache still persisted.
Mr K.D. reported over the phone on 23rd August 2016. There was overall 80% relief. Severity of pain had reduced a lot, and the dependency on painkiller had reduced. Sound in the right ear had also reduced.
Mr K.D. gave his third follow-up over the phone on 3rd September 2016. There was overall 80% relief. Severity of the pain had reduced a lot, and the dependency on painkiller too had reduced. Pain was present during eating and brushing.
Later, Mr K.D. reported over the phone on 7th January 2017. There was overall 85% relief. His frequency and intensity of pain had reduced. And, he had stopped using painkiller.
Mr K.D. visited us on 10th March 2017 for a follow-up. His pain had increased only during eating and brushing. However, pain was bearable so he had not taken any painkiller.
Later, Mr K.D. visited us on 17th May 2017 for a follow-up. There was overall more than 100% relief in his condition. Pain in his right side of face had reduced so much so that he did not feel the pain even during eating and brushing. Cracking sound was also not experienced. He had not taken any painkiller since the past 4 months.
Mr K.D. continues to take homeopathic treatment from Life Force for his other complaints.
This case highlights the efficiency of homeopathic medicines in treating trigeminal neuralgia effectively in a short span of time.
-Written by Dr. Ishwari, Associate doctor to Dr. Rajesh Shah