A case of seizures, as well as autism, of a six years old girl. Seizures began at the age of eight weeks, despite normal development till that time. She had rotavirus vaccine, became very ill and developed seizures within 6 days. Her seizures were initially misdiagnosed as reflux and she had one Dtap vaccine. After this her seizures progressed to a critical state and got correctly diagnosed. She was medicated with anti seizure medicines as well as ACTH (cortisone) injections. The injections gave her severe gastrointestinal troubles for which she was hospitalised for four weeks.
Her seizures have been almost controlled on two anti-seizure medicines (allopathic) since she was one year old.
Slow development, still non-verbal, as well as some stims of autism, rather one a very peculiar one. This peculiar one involves sitting down and bending her head right back, almost at right angles to her body, and swaying her head from side to side in this position. Sometimes she does this with eyes closed, and sometimes open. She may sometimes sit or stand under and front of tv on the wall, and watch tv with her face/back in this position. So, not watching the tv inverted, rather from front itself, but with head and face, including some of the back, bent at almost right angle. When she is in this position she does not like to be touched. She also likes swinging side to side in this position.
Apart from this, severe ataxia many times, from last two years, while which she is unable to walk.
The stim of bending backwards in the particular position hinted for possible snake remedy, for the posture of the stim, or maybe bat remedy (if say it would be close to seeing the tv inverted). Generally parents fear bat remedy, when/if it gets into as one of the layers, though this case wasn't saying for it on further observation, as she wasn't seeing the tv inverted, rather from front. Snake remedies are quite commonly used in homeopathy, as one maybe aware of, but still some fear it, especially from Varun, despite the fact that the right use of all these remedies is done by very less homeopaths, be it any, Carcinosin (from Cancer), snake remedies, spider remedies, and so on.
Anyhow, the case wasn't actually of any snake remedy too, as one of her very important layers. It rather got to the remedy Earthworm. Earthworms bend their bodies in this fashion, as many may know, and they really don't like to be touched too! Several other symptoms too found their proper match in the remedy (not shared here). The proving of the medicine is available here.
Also, two remedies are available in Helios for Earthworm remedies, and they are, Helodrilus Caliginosus, and another one from Indian Earthworm. i.e. Earthworm (Divya), the remedy made by an Indian homeopath, Divya. In his practice, Varun has found the remedy from Indian Earthworm to be a little more widespread one, as the best earthworms are of the Indian species. The presence of both has been seen, as layers, though, with the preponderance of the Indian species. No bias here, as many other remedies from their right species found in other countries are used from that species itself, or preference and preponderance is seen for a particular species.
The case got to four layers, all found initially itself, along with the Earthworm remedy. No other or any hidden one seemed to be, which got further clear as the case moved ahead.
(Just to tell, a few of the other methods, including homeopathy from a homeopath, too were followed before this, with very small or almost no improvements.)
No clear remedies were given, no isopathic or cease remedies for vaccine clears, or for that matter any other clears, and just the right layers were found and given. More so, none of the palliative techniques of homeopathy, or even other methods, work with seizures, apart from allopathy! So, the test gets much stronger here.
Medicines began on June 1, 2014.
The four layers for the case:
1. Helleborus Niger 1M
2. Robinia 1M
3. Earthworm (Divya) 1M
4. Capsicum Annuum 200C
(Capsicum Annuum is generally a must needed layer in a right potency, in every case having more deteriorated layers. It binds the layers together.)
Occasional doses of Star of Bethlehem, a Bach Flower remedy, were also given since April 2016.
(In mother's words, with minor typo/grammatical edits)
(Side by side feedback being posted, in real time)
June 5, 2014
Her big seizures are controlled. However she does have small ‘staring’ seizures. Yesterday (Wednesday) her ‘staring’ seizures looked a bit different. Instead of just staring, her eyes fluttered a bit and she grimaced. Is this to be expected?
June 23, 2014
After first and second dose she has not been her usual self. A return of quite a few old behaviours but not severely. I gave her the third dose on June 18, and she seems to have improved back to her state before we started.
July 30, 2014
She has been doing well with toilet training but is still putting her head back and stimming a lot.
August 5, 2014
I have noticed that the large wart on the back of her leg seems to be disappearing.
September 10, 2014
She is doing well. Her stimming is less but still a lot. Her wart has completely gone on her leg.
October 22, 2014
Her stimming by taking her head back is a little less, and she's relaxed and happy. Seizures (at time) still there.
November 18, 2014
She seems to have regressed a little, and some of her old over-excited behaviours are showing a little again.
March 10, 2015
She has been well and symptoms have improved a bit.
April 22, 2015
She is doing very well, and trying to talk. Also, she is now 80% toilet trained as compared to 10% when we started.
July 20, 2015
She is doing well and improving steadily. She is still trying very hard to talk but is struggling. She is at least trying.
October 4, 2015
She went through a period of about 20 days (7 – 25 Sept) of being not so great, and we have seen some old behaviours (swaying her head, smacking and throwing objects) appearing again. She is quite a bit better now but still has a little bit of old behaviours.
December 8, 2015
She has actually had a bit of a behavioural regression the last 2 weeks and is being very defiant.
January 26, 2016
She started to settle nicely from last month, and got better only around mid January. She is a little bit sick with flu now, but ok. We are battling to remove her warts and have tried Cantharidin, but it's not working.
March 14, 2016
She is doing well and really trying hard to talk. Her understanding of language is improving faster than her ability to talk.
June 20, 2016
She is doing well but not as calm as she was at the beginning of the year. She can get over-excited easily. Though, she's making more sounds and understanding more.
August 8, 2016
Her EEG came back with no epileptic activity which we are very pleased about. However the alpha waves were reduced, which is in line with her anxious behaviour and stimming. It has improved a bit but she is still stimming.
Medical test(s), EEG, confirming the healing going inside.
October 6, 2016
She is doing ok with less stimming but is chewing her clothes quite a bit.
November 23, 2016
Her speech is improving slowly but steadily. She is trying to say words and to communicate.
She still doesn’t sleep through the night but it is improving.
She is still shaking and stimming her head, especially if she is overwhelmed or overexcited.
The initial beginning towards normalcy!
Slower Changes with Doses, and they being Managed by Mother
The further changes/improvements were happening slowly, so the mother taking care of next doses by herself, after August 2017, as per the need.