Woman 19, phlegmatic, has suffered for four years. Symptoms; Anemic complexion; severe headache with vertigo; frequent vomiting; tongue coated; thirst; poor appetite, menses absent for 2 months. Respiration short; palpitation from every motion. Pulse weak and slow. Ammonium carbonicum 4c was given for 3 weeks with constant improvement and reappearance of copious menstruation. (Fleischmann) Antimonium crudum
Girl of 15, small, but strong, has always been florid, began menstruating copiously when 13. Symptoms: Frequent headaches; usually happy disposition, but now whimsical, angry moods; loss of appetite. Stool irregular. Great laziness forces her to sleep much in daytime. Night rest deep, but not satisfying. Menses gradually stopped after a year of regularity; patient then turned pale, with difficult breathing; is now more tired than ever.
Lips and tongue have lost their natural color. Palpitation from least motion.
All apparently suitable remedies failed. Now she was given Antimonium crudum 6c, one drop daily for a week, then stopping the remedy for a week, which soon improved much. Then other remedies completed the cure. (Hr)
If, in addition to the other symptoms of chlorosis, there are also tremors, frequent fainting spells, severe physical exhaustion, then Arsenicum is one of the most important remedies. (Hartmann) Calcarea Carbonica
This remedy is i n a way a specific; still, at times, a dose of Lycopodium may be interposed on account of chronic constipation and exhaustion; or Sepia when headache is severe. Sometimes Ferrum carbonicum may be interposed.
A chlorotic girl with scanty menses had been declared a heart case on account of severe palpitation. However, the symptoms of chlorosis were unusually prominent; the heart beat was audible over entire chest; severe throbbing of temporal arteries. Pressing pain in stomach, especially when walking. Legs tire easily. Calcarea carbonica 18c cured most of complaints, and Ferrum carbonicum, 2 grain daily, finished all. (Goullon)
Girl of 16 suffered from severe degree of chlorosis; complexion cadaverous; reaching up into thighs; dyspnoea after taking a few steps. Calcarea carbonica 30c (ten doses) cured in 4 weeks; complexion and pulse soon normal. (Goullon)
Girl of 18, middle stature, previously well, has menstruated for 2 years, but not during the past 3 months; menstruation has always been delayed and scanty. Symptoms; Face pale., waxlike; lips pale; eyes surrounded by blue rings; hands cold and without color. Frequent attacks of vertigo with blinding of vision. Sleepy during the day; exhaustion preventing working. Frequent shivers. Appetite and stool normal. Pulsatilla and Lycopodium did not help. After two doses of Calcarea carbonica 6c, menstruation appeared with visible improvement. The same remedy, given every 3 days for 3 weeks, curd. (Diez)
Woman, small, full, blond; previously she was very red, now she is chlorotic for the fourth time. She was well till she was 16 years old. Symptoms: Very pale, slightly bloated; lips pale appetite poor; much thirst,l has chest oppression.
Frequent palpitation; arterial pulsation here and there. Constipation. Menses stopped. Feels weak; extremities feel heavy. Wishes always to lie down and sleep. Weeps without cause. Sensitive to fresh air; is chilly in warm room. Pulsatilla 6c did not help. Headache especially in left temple, severe stitching extending into teeth, aggravated from least motion, noise or talking. Patient sleeps well at night, but as soon as she awakens has pain, especially mornings, better evenings. Severe chest oppression; turning over in bed makes her breathless. Calcarea carbonica 3c trituration twice daily relieved completely in a week, and patient regained full health, (Maly)
Chlorosis with dropsy was cured by Calcarea carbonica. (Blau)
Woman of 18, was sickly before electro-magnetic treatment started her menses 5 years ago. Is chlorotic, has leucorrhea and scabies. Gums scorbutic, teeth loose. Feels so weak. Carbo vegetabilis 15c, one dose, cured gum condition in four days. In 3 weeks patients was well and florid. The remaining skin itching was cured by one dose of Sulphur 30c. (K.in L.)
It is a valuable remedy in edema of extremities, especially of soles of feet; blue rings around eyes; bloating of abdomen; constipation with abdominal pains; poor digestion; acid eructations; craves indigestible things. (Hartmann)
Many symptoms which the specific remedy does not always influence, especially in the sexual sphere, a condition demanding an “in between” remedy to prevent recurrences. The best such remedy is Conium, especially when at menstrual time the sexual parts become very sensitive, with dry heat, but without thirst; anxious dreams, limbs feel heavy; tearful restlessness, worry over every little thing; stitches in liver region for several days with great weakness. Menstruation lacking. (Hartmann)
The most sovereign of all chlorosis remedies which we know is Ferrum, to be given until every arterial murmur is overcome.