Hi there Qiologicians. Greetings from Portugal
This is my first topic, and I’m not an very experienced practitioner, so be gentle with me
4 weeks ago I had a patient whose main complaint was generalized edema and headache, since approximately 2 years ago.
The edema started in the lower limbs and in the last year started to be present in upper limbs as well.
Blood analysis revealed a big concentration of salt levels.
In the past she also had Kidney Stones, a recent eco revealed that they’re not present anymore.
She fills very puffy, heavy and with lack of agility.
She also said that her weight keeps increasing no matter the changes she makes in her diet.
The headaches used to appear only when she menstruated, but right now they’re present all the time. Increasing in frequency and intensity, to the point that medication sometimes is no longer effective.
Accompanying headache symptoms: vomits, nausea, dizziness, hearing loss, sudden changes between heat and cold (warm head with cold hands and cold sweat).
Headache location: front of the head (ST channel), temples area (GB channel) and back of the head (GB 20 region).
She usually feels cold and she’s very tired (mentally and physically). She has night sweats but no thirst and has no trouble falling aspleep. Usually awakes 2,3 times per night but go back to sleep without problem.
She did cardiology exams which showed no problems. Nonetheless she has weekly palpitations, sometimes pain in the heart region and in January she had an episode of strong pain in the heart with vomits, control loss of the sphincters, chest paint and hearing loss. The next day this got worse and she had to go to the hospital. Again they did exams, look for stroke markers, but it all came back ok.
Her digestion is good, no reflux, no strange taste in the mought and her apetite is normal.
She has some hearing loss and some lower back pain (I believe it’s because of the excess weight) and she don’t urinate has often has she should.
Her pulse felt very weak and hard to find, specially in the KI positions.
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I felt this could be a good case for a Wu Ling San and after 2 acupuncture sessions (which improved the headaches but had no effect in the Edema) I gave her the formula.
A week later I sent her a message to see how she was doing, and she told me that she had to stop taking it, because she felt more swollen, did more urine retention and started to feel a pain in the Kidney area.
As I said, I’m not that experienced and this was actually my first Wu Ling San prescription, so I got really scared and don’t actually no what to do, or understand the mechanics behind what happened.
Do you ever had similar experiences?
I was planning to see her this week, but I think she got scared and she didn’t replied my last message.
Thank you for your attention.
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