Mary F., aged fourteen years, has always enjoyed tolerable health until within the last eighteen months, when she menstruated. The first time, there was considerable pain in the head and back for several days preceding it, accompanied by nausea, vertigo, &c. The flow was natural and recurred two succeeding months quite regularly, and without any of the unpleasant sensations which preceded the first. When the fourth period came round, there was no indication of menstruation, but in place of it quite free epistaxis; this continued for several months increasing in severity each month. She was then placed under the care of an eclectic physician, who had treated her until I was called to visit her, as above stated, at the end of eighteen months. She was emaciated very much; no color in the cheeks or lips; pulse 140, and feeble; action of the heart very labored, but not giving any signs of organic lesion. Extremities considerably bloated; stomach very irritable; bowels constipated; urine scanty and clear; some cough and great dyspnea.
It was the day that the bleeding was to return, and I watched the case; there was over a quart of blood lost, it was thin, forming but very slight coagula. I gave her Hamamelis sixth and thirtieth dilutions in alternation, two doses of each in the twenty-four hours, which was all the medicine she got during the month following, except a few doses of Arsenicum for the dyspnea when it was troublesome. When the next month came round, she menstruated regularly and had no more bleeding; and from this time, she went on rapidly to a perfect recovery, using no other remedy but the Hamamelis.
|The American Homoeopathic Review Vol. 02 No. 09, 1860, pages 412-413
|Curative Effect of Hamamelis.
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