Mrs. M., age 27, married, was taken with violent tearing and stinging in the right ovary. She called a homoeopathic physician, who gave her Apis, Lyc, Belladonna, Lachesis, but without benefit. When I saw the case she was suffering most intense pain all over the body. There was great thirst, hot perspiration, which did not improve the pain; fetor of the breath, vomiting bile, restlessness, and her screams were heard by the neighbours.
Mercurius sol. 6000, one dose, dry, brought sleep. She had been subject to these attacks, but never had had so violent a one before. She has never had one since.
In looking over the symptoms of these two cases, where can a remedy be found that could cover any part of the case but Mercurius? Apis was excluded (although there were stinging pains) by the fact that she must be warmly covered and no relief from perspiration. Where Apis is indicated, patient will throw the covers off; the cool air relieves. The pains did not go from right to left, as in Lycopodium; there was not the heat, burning, throbbing, and aggravation from jarring the bed, like Belladonna; there was no lifting of the covering, nor left to right, so peculiar to Lachesis But Mercurius was the similimum, and it cured- as the appropriate remedy always cures.