Soreness of right sciatic nerve for eighteen months. Onset from a strain playing gold. Cold natured.
Aggravated lying on the affected side.
Rx. Lyc 1M, 5 doses.
April 21-Little relief from the pain.
May 19-Better; gets around much better.
May 27-Placebo continued.
June 15-Rx. Lyc. 1M, 3 doses.
CASE 2.-Mr.H.C.H., aged 64, November 2, 1948.
Left sciatica for one year. Three years ago it started on the right side. Pain extends from lower back to left hip and toes. Jerking during sleep.
Ameliorated sitting with feet propped up.
Rx. Lyc. 1M, 5 doses.
November 16-Much improved. Tires too quickly. Good appetite but food does not satisfy. Eight years ago he had a coronary which laid him up for two years.
January 4, 1949-Rx.Lyc. 1M, 3 doses.
January 24-Cough from irritation in stomach. Copious phlegm. Weak legs when standing. constipation. Stool dry and hard. No sciatica. Rx. Nux. 30, 7 doses.
CASE 3.-Mr. William M., aged 42, January 6, 1949.
Right sciatica since last summer. Pain extends from sacrum to right leg.
Aggravated wet weather.
Rx. Rhus tox., 1M, 3 doses.
February 10-Rx. Rhus tox., 10M, 3 doses.
March 22-Better. Rx. Rhus tox., 10m, 3 doses.
April 22-Rx. Rhus tox., 10M, 3 doses.
CASE 4.-Mr. L.M., aged 28, May 10, 1941.
Excruciating pain of the nerves about the rectum off the coccygeal plexus. Osteopathic treatment, salicylate saturation and morphine failed to give relief.
Aggravated lying right side.
Aggravated going to school.
Five minutes after one dose of Merc., 1M was given, patient fell asleep. Complete relief followed. Five years later I saw him on the street and he never had to have any more medicine.