Patient called to consult her nagging migraine problem that caused intolerable bouts of pain on either side of her head. During migraine, She also experienced pain on same side of her eyes and nose. This condition caused restlessness and agitation for the whole day and doing daily routine work also became difficult for her. Acute pain remained until she vomited or rested in a closed room and took painkillers. Even these provided only temporary relief. Occasionally, she experienced pain in shoulders and back and it existed since second delivery that happened five months ago.At time of consultation patient’s migraine recurred every third day and its severity increased as compared to before. She consulted many allopathic doctors to get rid of this problem but nothing helped except momentary relief with pain killers.Patient had indigestion trouble for last few years for which she took Digene tablets and suffered from coughing and throat congestion that took long time to heal. Because of excessive thinking, she felt heaviness in chest region.Patient also reported low blood pressure and it dropped especially at the time of migraine causing poor appetite, trembling and vomiting. Patient mentioned that being under the sun for long, smelling strong perfume, being tensed are certain factors that triggered her migraine.Specific History (H/O Present Illness)Patient suffered from migraine for almost ten years and indigestion problem for 4-5 years. Physical/ Systemic FindingsBM – Once daily, occasionally constipation with gap in motions, Appetite – normal, Gas – Excess, Acidity/nausea – Excess, Mind – Stressed-depression¬over thinking, Sleep – Normal, Sweating – Normal Thirst – Excess Urine – NormalH/O Past illness / Family History: Patient’s grandmother had migraine.Medical HistoryHer blood pressure was usually low. She had two caesarean deliveries. No history of DM and Thyroid. At the time of consultation, patient was taking pain killer, digene tablets, along with iron and calcium supplements that were advised to her after delivery.
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Samprapti Ghataka- Dosha: Vata-pitta; Dushya: Ras, rakta; Srotas: Ras vaha, rakta vaha, anna vaha, mano vaha; Adhishthan: Shir
Nidana: Unwholesome diet and routine, psychological factors, weak digestion, contact of certain allergens etc.
• Nidana parivarjan – Avoid things in diet and routine that accelerates progression of disease
Shodhan Chikitsa – Some effective and easy to implement methods are discussed to practice at home
• Sattvavjay Chikitsa – Patient education, expectation management and approach of treatment is shared
JIVA TREATMENT PLAN IN FEB, 2016
Tablets Liver vati
Products Digestol Tablets
Pathya: Patient was advised to Consume papaya, cucumber, carrot, leafy vegetables, seasonal fruits etc as per digestion, take lukewarm water in morning. Tulasi extract mixed with honey in case of throat problem. Regular practice of yoga¬pranayam, meditation, morning walk, application of almond oil in nostrils, sitting in vajrasan after meals; don’t drink water immediately after eating solid food during meals, take dinner early in evening in order to maintain proper gap between dinner and bedtime.
Apathya: Avoid fried, oily, spicy, acidic, sour food, dahi, baingan, urad dal, rajama chhole, salty, excess sweet things, fast foods, white flour products etc. and exposure to sun for long time. Over thinking, stress, anger etc should be managed properly to minimize migraine bouts.
Modifications/Changes made in prescription during course, below changed medicines were given as per patient’s feedback:
Medicines, which were planned in the beginning, were, based on regular feedback of patient remained unchanged till last communication. In March, 2017 patient reported complete relief in all complications.
By the second month of treatment, patient reported high improvement in almost every problem she was facing. She described that exposure to sun or tension did not trigger migraine as it used to before. Simultaneously, she started feeling calmer and more relaxed. Her digestive functions also responded well and she did not use allopathic tablets anymore.
Within a month, frequency and severity of migraine dropped drastically to once a while which happened once every two-three days. During this period, she also experienced headaches when she was exposed to cold weather or after showers. After taking medicines regularly along with recommended regimen, she was relieved of all complications including migraine, indigestion and stress.