Article first published at 'Clever H. - the Mag' under reference: Sarah Penrose 31/03/2019. Lifelong cystitis and homeopathic medicine - five years after the similimum. CLEVER H. - the Mag, Spring 2019. Accessible at cleverhthemag.com/2019/03/31/lifelong-cystitis-and-homeopathic-medicine-five-years-after-the-similimum/
Health professional Mrs Twenty Six presented to the Pilbara Natural Medicine Clinic in March 2014 two weeks after hospitalization for a severe urinary tract infection -a course of Trimethoprim was prescribed for seven days which made Mrs Twenty Six feel unwell – ‘I feel yuck, I feel sad, I’ve killed my guts’. Still extremely fatigued, Mrs Twenty Six slept continuously for two whole days prior to being admitted to the hospital.
Prone to urinary tract infections (UTI’s) from infancy (1) Mrs Twenty Six had a ‘massive history of antibiotics’. UTI symptoms were severe - ‘the more I have them the worse they become’ - fatigue, stomach cramps, ‘urinating razor blades’, fever, lower back pain, feeling helpless - ‘I cry & weep, busting and adamant to pass urine but only a tiny bit is passed’ with burning at the end of urination.
Frequent monthly or bi-monthly UTI’s as a teenager became more severe in her late teens while in a relationship with a ‘beautiful, abuser boyfriend’ (2) saying, ‘I was the peace keeper –internalizer, it will be fine – I never wished to impose on anyone’ (3). Mrs Twenty Six took 'the pill’ from age 14 to 19 which ‘made me angry and emotional, pissed off, internal rage, it was terrible’ (4) (5), there were also many dental fillings in her late teens (6).
While pregnant with her, Mrs Twenty Six’s mother was recovering from a previous abusive relationship (2). Mrs Twenty Six described herself as sensitive and intuitive ‘easily picking up on the energy of a person or place’ saying ‘I feel I’ve been mistreated’ (7).
Prescription March 2014: Staphysagria 200c; split dose.
STAPHYSAGRIA for victims of an injustice being in a permanent state of suffering, ‘holding in’ all of their circumstances, grievances and perverse life events. Recurrent cystitis (bladder inflammation) with normal bacteriological tests, that is, bladder irritation of psychological origin.
Didier Grandgeorge M.D (8).
From our friends over at PubMed… Cystitis, or inflammation of the bladder, can have infectious or non-infectious causes. Escherichia coli is the most common cause of infectious cystitis. Noninfectious cystitis can be due to a variety of causes and may even be idiopathic in nature such as interstitial cystitis (IC). Irrespective of the cause, cystitis can be acute or chronic depending upon the duration of the insult.
June 2015. No UTI’s since hospitalization in March 2014.
March 2019. No UTI’s since hospitalization in March 2014.
‘I always had antibiotics on hand, I had cranberry pills, a Chinese remedy which I couldn’t tell you what was in it, Ural, and D-Mannose supplement – just ludicrous to think about that now!’
When prescribed in strict accordance with homeopathic philosophy, theory and laws by a trained professional, homeopathy is evidence based medicine.
Efficacy of Homoeopathy in the Management of Cystitis After statistical analysis this study provides evidence to say that homoeopathic medicines are effective in managing cystitis.
An integrative approach to interstitial cystitis. A 17-year old female with a 2-year diagnosis of IC and dissatisfaction with her pharmaceutical drug was prescribed additional homeopathic medications. By the end of the second month, she discontinued use of the drug. By the sixth month of treatment, her symptoms had resolved.
Homeopathic medicine Cantharis modulates uropathogenic E. coli (UPEC)-induced cystitis in susceptible mice.
Skilled in unravelling complex patterns of ill health, Sarah Penrose is a qualified, registered and endorsed natural health professional specializing in homeopathic medicine.