Creating Waves of Awareness
During my recent visit to Karachi while doing a case, I was introduced to a new term, “MYASTHENIA GRAVIS.I looked into it and found that it is an auto immune neuromuscular disease.
It causes fluctuating muscular weakness and “fatigability.”
It is said that it is “ caused by circulating anti bodies that block acetylcholine receptors at the postsynoptic neuromuscular junction, inhibiting the exciting effects of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine in nicolinic receptors throughout neuromuscular function”
The disease is rare and occurs in 3-30 cases per million per year.
There are various classification of the disease, given by “MYASTHENIA GRAVIS FOUNDATION OF AMERICA.”and it refers to eye muscles, limb or axial muscles,bulbar and or/ respiratory muscles.
The pertinent feature of MG is “fatigability”. The muscles become progressively weaker during period of activity and improve after period of rest.
The onset of disorder can be sudden, and often symptoms are intermittent.
SIGN AND SYMPTOMS.
Weakness of the eye muscles resulting in Ocular Mayasthenia.
Can result in drooping of one or both eye lids , ptosis, diplopia,.
General weakness of limbs
Change in facial expression.
Difficulty in swallowing,dysphagia.
Difficulty in breathing due to weakness of muscles controlling breathing.
For treatment conventional medicine uses various drugs,such as Prednisone, Cyclosporine, Mycophenolate, and Azathioprine.
In my patients case Dr had prescribed AMYGRA.
As mentioned above,i had the experience of seeing a patient with the following symptoms. Since he was under the treatment of a conventional doctor, I did not want to take up the case as I would be returning back to Miami in next 48 hours, however on insistence of my elder I consented.
The patient a driver by profession,about 41 years old married with children. He is tall and slim,and seemed as if he was suppressing his emotion and anger inside.
I asked him to talk about his health issues, which can be summarized as follows.
When he gets the attack his muscles stop working in his upper extremities,specially both arms.
He feels numbness during the attack.
He feels very weak as if there is no strength.
There is sweating all over
His tongue does not respond
He states that immediately after drinking water there is extreme urge to urinate,and sometimes results in involuntary urination.
He is thirsty person and takes 12+ glasses of water.
He sweats profusely on his head and forehead whenever he has his food, even in an air-conditioned space/car.
He is a nervous,irritable person and gets angry very easily.
He is a chilly person.
Some of the pertinent symptoms that comes during the attack are:
His voice becomes hoarse during the attack.
His fingers become stiff and he can not operate them.
His eyelids droop down,practically closing the eyes.
No desire to talk during the attack.
He feels as if some one his pushing him and his body feels light.
He has difficulty in breathing and swallowing during the attack.
Based on above symptoms I repertorized the case with Boenninghausen,s repertory using P&W OpenRep software. The rubrics used were as given in the analysis chart.
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The medicine that came up were
CALC ,SULPH, RTOX, SEP, MERC, PULS, LYC.
The medicine I suggested was CALC, and had asked them to inform me after he had used it as directed.
I am awaiting news from the patient
It is interesting to note that the TRIO of medicine is clearly reflected in the analysis. CALC—LYCO—SULPH.
I am awaiting the outcome and will update accordingly. The idea of presenting the case was to show that Homeopathy can help such cases where we can avoid allopathic drugs and seek results without worry of side effects. Your candid comments will be welcome.
REF; Wikipedia, P & W software( Open Rep),