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Patterns of disturbance. Premenstrual Syndrome is any collection of symptoms which appear in the menstrual cycle after ovulation and before menstruation Premenstrual Syndrome can consist of physical and/or emotional symptoms. Common patterns. Lachesis Natrum muriaticum Sepia Pulsatilla.

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Patterns of disturbance

Patterns of disturbance

  • Premenstrual Syndrome is any collection of symptoms which appear in the menstrual cycle after ovulation and before menstruation

  • Premenstrual Syndrome can consist of physical and/or emotional symptoms

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Common patterns

Common patterns

  • Lachesis

  • Natrum muriaticum

  • Sepia

  • Pulsatilla

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Lachesis

Lachesis

  • Anger, jealousy, tirades, loquacity. High libido.

  • Bloating, < tight clothes. Flushes of heat. Left sided. Hot. Intolerance of tight clothes.

  • > free discharges, e.g. onset menstrual flow, cool air.

  • < after sleep/waking, morning, heat (sun), alcohol.

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Natrum muriaticum

Natrum muriaticum

  • Grief, ailments from grief – can’t cry or weeps alone, < consolation; hides feelings.

  • Irritable, resentful, critical, dwells on upsets; self-doubt/self-criticism.

  • Greasy skin and hair. Cold sores.

  • < sympathy, sea air, exertion, before menses, morning and forenoon.

  • > fresh air, gentle exercise.

  • Desires salt or averse salt. Aversion to fat, slimy food. Thirsty.

  • Desires fresh air; chilly but intolerant of heat.

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Sepia

Sepia

  • Depressed, apathetic, irritable, put-upon, weary/worn out, averse loved-ones; < consolation.

  • Libido low or lost. Never well since pregnancy. Pelvic bearing down pain Sweaty. Sallow complexion.

  • < cold air, before menses, afternoon and/or evening, before storm.

  • > dancing, strenuous exercise, warmth, thunderstorm.

  • Desires vinegar, pickles and acids. Aversion to meat,fats and rich food which <.

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Pulsatilla

Pulsatilla

  • Timid, shy, weepy, desires company and consolation/affection.

  • Symptoms changeable. Onset at puberty.

  • < warmth, rest, beginning of motion, twilight, rich foods, fat;

  • > cold, continued gentle motion, open air; after crying, lying on back.

  • Thirstless. Desires pastry and rich food, cold food. Averse fat, hot food. < bread, fat, fruit, pastry, rich food.

  • >open air, < heat, and stuffy/warm rooms.

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Key points

Key points

  • Immediately better at onset of menstruation – Lachesis

  • Averse to consolation – Natrum muriaticum

  • Averse to loved ones – Sepia

  • Better from consolation - Pulsatilla

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Prescribing in pms

Prescribing in PMS

  • Potency selection –

    • Higher potencies for more emotional/mental disturbance

    • Lower potencies for more physical disturbance

  • Timing of prescription

    • During symptoms

    • Before ovulation

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