Pulsatilla – Mrs. P., aged forty-two, has been a most able sufferer for several years, trying to have comfort through allopathy. Symptoms: Pain in the heels like the pricking of tacks or nails; hot flushes, followed by chilliness; menstrual flow black and clotted; puts feet out of bed to cool them, they burn so; she must put her shoes on before she can walk, “heels ache so;” vertigo mostly before menses; she has been deaf since childhood, from scarlet-fever; constipation, character not ascertained; open air is grateful, craves open air; warm room is oppressive, she suffocates and must go out into the air; church oppressive; watery discharge from eyes and nose; purplish appearance of the skin of the heel; sprained feeling in the ankles, weak ankles.
May 23rd-Pulsatilla 51m, one dose, and plenty of Sac. lac.
June 30th-Pulsatilla cm and Sac. lac. She needed no medicine until April 13th, the next year, when she consulted me with the following symptoms: Rattling cough; loses her urine when coughing; feels stopped up in a warm room; menses every two weeks, profuse, dark, offensive; urine offensive, strong; sharp pains in rectum; toe joints very sore; hot flushes; limbs tire easily when walking. Pulsatilla cm. one dose.
April 26th-Felt so much heat in vulva that she was compelled to apply a cold cloth; -no appetite; sleepless; burning heat all over body; throws covers all off the bed; “I feel no two days alike,” “I am so fidgety.” She got more Sac. lac.
May 3d-Says she is well; plenty of Sac. lac. June 20th-Loses her urine when coughing. July 10th-The same symptom continues to bother her. Pulsatilla cm. finished the cure and she remains well.