My patient is 23 years old and works in a young, densely populated area of the city. He woke up feeling sick this morning. Took symptom picture at 8:15 am.
-tonsils hurting, more on left side
-very light headed
-aches in shoulders
-congested in nose
-not thirsty at all
-wanted to know if it was "The Swine Flu"
-wanted to go to the hospital to get checked out, in case it might be the Swine Flu
I convinced him that his being my son, and my concern for him, and his life, far outweighs any ego I might have as a homeopath, and that I would not endanger him in any way...whew!
Ferrum phos 6x - every hour for the morning
Prologue and Analysis:
Patient fell asleep after 1 hour of taking the remedy.
He woke up 2 hours later, went out to the video store to rent some videos, got a coffee, and then came home to watch them. Hey, he's 23!
Well, what kind of flu is it, anyway? Sudden onset. He's definitely in the right age group.
Will I ever know? Do I care? I would not let it go to see what the symptom picture progressed to, to even dare and find out. I'll bet, my friends, that that would be the case for all of us treating flu symptoms right now. Anyway, as is typical with homeopathic treatment, it works fast, and that's all that counts!!