Two years before asking for relief a blacksmith, aged 47, took a severe cold. the urine soon took on the color of strong beet, while cutting tearing pains in the bladder and aching in the prostate gland and tests appeared; at the same time a severe sore pain came on in the region of the left sacro-sciatic notch, the left side of the bladder and up over the left flank. The pain was aggravated from pressure, coition, sitting, and after drinking butter -milk; and ameliorated from walking or lying on the back, although it necessitated so frequent a change at night that it left him exhausted by morning. He was at times relieved by passing a pink-colored urine, which threw down a yellow sediment, or by passing a stool.
The heat of the sun quickly overheats him, and he is easily unnerved by noise, fright or excitement. The conditions as emphasized above led to the choice of the correct remedy, and he received a single dose of Cobaltum 6, with the result that in twenty days a severe head cold, with a discharge of bloody pus from the nose, came channel. Placebo was continued, and in five weeks from beginning the treatment he could sleep soundly all night, sit as much as he pleased, and lost practically all of his discomforts.
A study of Cobaltum is appended.
COBALTUM REGION WORSE Occiput Urine.Sexual losses Spine Muscles. Sitting. Mental excitement.
Genito-urinary organs. Bones.
Acidity;sour stomach, sour footsweat, etc. Aching in bones. Feels guilty or unworthy. Vertigo or head seems larger when pressing at stool. Cracks across tongue. Eructations sour, hot, bitter water. Emptiness at navel (Flu. ac.). Yellow spots on abdomen and genitals. Sweet, foamy expectorate, with lumps. Pain in larynx, with flashing heats and sweat. LUMBAR BACKACHE; (<) SITTING; cannot straighten up; with headache and weak knees. Atonic seminal emissions. Impotence. Drowsiness. Lewd dreams.