(The early 20’s)
• Mouth sores
Pierre: Please tell me what brings you here?
“Two days ago my sinuses got a lot worse. I feel a pressure at the root of my nose and it seems like there is some swelling at night inside my nose. Everything becomes a lot worse when I lie down on my back. I also get this sensation of closing and opening of my throat. Oddly enough, it gets better if I breathe cold air rather than hot dry indoor air.”
Describe the symptoms a little more for me, please.
“Like I said, it is much worse when I lie down on my back. Last week the mucus was clear. One month ago the pressure in my nose kept waking me up. Now my nose stuffs up and then I feel quite irritated by it. There is no doubt that certain foods aggravate the whole thing. It is much worse when I eat creamy, buttery types of foods. I used to drink a lot of milk and I have been told I should cut it down now and I did but I would like to drink more. ”
How much milk would you drink, is it a strong craving?
“Well, I really have a strong desire for it, I drink over half a gallon a day. Cutting down on drinking milk has not helped the sinusitis that much. There is one other thing. If I don’t eat I get very shaky and irritated.”
You said you feel irritated when you don’t eat, what do you mean? Could you describe the feeling, please?
“I am quite sensitive about a lot of things I eat. I don’t like a lot of things. I have very basic needs in food and I keep it simple. I am also emotionally quite sensitive. I try to be careful and considerate but irritability certainly gets in the way.”
How long has the craving for milk been going on, please?
“For as long as I can remember. I had a good childhood but my family is not very close. Since going to college I haven’t had much contact with my family. My mother was mildly abusive, I got away from it all and I feel cut off from my family. The problems with my mother did not help; I thought she was being very unfair towards me. I should tell you that I am worried about being hurt. At times, I do feel like I am being hurt for no good reason. I always feel like I have to do a lot for everyone. Perhaps because of that, I get sick often. Sometimes I am sick for a full two weeks.”
FOLLOW UP: (6 weeks later)
Pierre: Tell me how you are feeling, please.
“I have been feeling a lot better. The acne is definitely clearing up, that is incredible because I’ve had it for so long. The fungus on the feet is also better but the soles of my feet have become rough. I don’t feel as angry as before. I am more like disgruntled at this moment. I don’t feel as reactive as I was prior to taking the remedy. Not getting hurt has always been an ongoing process for me. For some reason, I was thinking about my mother last week and I feel more forgiving towards her. I don’t know why that is but I don’t have the same feeling about the whole thing as I did before. There is something else I don’t know. I don’t have the craving for milk like I used to have. ”
OK, what about the sinusitis?
“The dryness in the nose is completely gone. I am sleeping well, I can’t even remember the last time I had a good night sleep before taking the remedy, it had not happened in such a long time. At this moment it is all a fraction of what it used to be. I do feel like my nose is a little bit dirty. I blow my nose quite a bit but it seems more like an elimination rather than an accumulation. I have not had any mouth sores.”