Kents New Remedies, Clinical Cases, Lesser Writings, Aphorisms & Precepts By Kent J T.
Part III – Clinical Cases
Case II.-Murex Pur: Mrs. K., aged 40, a midwife. She complained of the abdomen; she believed she had a tumor. Severe knife-cutting pain in the region of uterus running up to left mamma; pains, undefined, running up and through pelvis, worse lying down, aching up and through the pelvis, worse lying down, aching in the sacrum, dragging down in the uterine regions as if the uterus would escape. Empty, “all gone” feeling in the stomach. Greenish yellow leucorrhoea, with itching in labia and mons veneris; intense sexual desire. The os uteri was said to be ulcerated and eroded, and it was sensitive to touch. The contact of the finger with cervix brought on the sharp pain that she described as running to the left mamma. The uterus was enlarged and indurated. She had been the mother of several children; had had several abortions, and was accustomed to hard work. She had been treated locally by a specialist of acknowledged ability, and she had taken many remedies of his selection as well as from her own medicine case, all very low. Her catamenia quite normal.
To take up the important and guiding features of this case we must compare several remedies, but principally Murex and Sepia.
The cutting pain in the uterus has been found under Curare. Murex and Sepia, but Murex is the only one producing a cutting pain in the uterus going to the left mamma.
The “all gone” empty feeling in the stomach is characteristic of Murex., Phosphorus and Sepia.
Throbbing in the uterus, belongs only to Murex. The dragging down is common to both Murex and Sepia, but the sexual teasing only to Murex. Both have a yellowish green leucorrhoea. Pain in sacrum is common to Murex, Sepia and many others. “Enlargement of bowels” is found in Allen under Murex, not mentioned in Minton’s Uterine Therapeutics. The pains in Murex go upward and through, worse while lying down. In Sepia the patient is better lying down, and the pains go around.
Murex 200, one dose was given. She was much worse for several days. Then improvement went on for two weeks. The remedy was again repeated. One year later she complained of a return of her symptoms. One dose was followed by relief, since which time she has made no complaint, but praises the individualizing method.