A young girl came to see me. She was suffering from panic attacks for the last 3 months and had been signed off work for 2 weeks because she could no longer bear to get on public transport to get her there.
She had been to see her GP when they first started to appear, who cleverly deduced that these panic attacks were a common side effect from the Progesterone Only hormonal pill that she had been on for only a few months and that she should stop taking them.
All good advice. However 3 months after stopping this pill they were still happening and so on return to the GP they had decided to give her a prescribed antidepressant to help manage the symptoms.
This is when she decided to come and see me (having understandably not wanted to take such medication).
On taking her full case and working through a complete timeline (something I do in every initial homeopathic consultation which is an historical line of events/trauma/illness and medication), it was indeed easy to see the GP had been correct and on researching the known side effects of this particular hormonal contraception, the conclusion that this pill was extremely likely to have caused the panic attacks.
This young lady was well in every other aspect so I used one of the (many) fantastic tools in our homeopathic repertoire, that of giving back to the patient the identical drug that caused the problem as a homeopathic remedy. In this case a remedy made from the hormonal drug. (We have many of these medications made into homeopathic remedies at our fingertips.)
This method works by giving the energetic information to the body (in the form of taking the remedy) that there is a problem from this drug 'stuck' in the persons usually well functioning system and allows the body to find a way to detoxify itself from this imprint.
In this case a beautiful classic response happened.
Firstly, after taking the remedy twice a week for 2 weeks she experienced a slight fever and some loose stools. This indicated that her body had found a way to begin ridding itself of this medication.
Secondly, after taking the remedy further, she had a mild cold with some catarrh for a few days.
The most fantastic news is however that after the first week and continuing from then, she has not experienced ANY panic attacks and, to quote her "I feel as though I'm back as the normal me, not someone taken over by something horrible."
I contacted her last week to conclude that no further treatment was necessary as she was well and back to work with absolutely no feelings of panic or anxiety.