A retired high school headmaster, 78 years old. Has been suffering from persistent vertigo since years.
Objects seem to turn in a circle. Vertigo < ascending stairs. < Lying down. < while sitting. < while walking. Nausea during vertigo.
Only relief for vertigo is by LYING DOWN ON FACE. When vertigo comes, he will immediately lie on face to get relief, where ever he is.
Persistent fear of falling while walking. Hence he is very reluctant to walk.
He is habitually constipated.
Complains that even voices from very near seem as if coming from long distance.
Always makes involuntary motions of both hands.
Urinary incontinence. Bedwetting during night only.
Complains that he is forsaken and isolated by family members and friends, for whom he lived his whole life. .
Since ‘Vertigo >ed by lying on face’ appeared very peculiar and characteristic, I decided to take that symptom as a KEYNOTE SYMPTOM, and searched KENT REPERTORY. Only COCA was there.
Considering the fact that he is an OLD man, and his persistent FEAR OF FALLING, I decided to try COCA as a ‘keynote’ prescription.
COCA 30 was given three times daily. By the second day, he telephoned me to say that he is feeling some relief. By the end of one week, he told me he is alright. Medicine was continued twice daily for one month. He is relieved of his chronic vertigo completely, along with his fear of falling during walking. Urinary incontinence, constipation and hearing problems also gone.