Two men came to me for tinnitus. One was outgoing and very eager to please others. He had been forced to retire from work at age 55 and was trying to do work at home but was not very happy as a house husband. He developed dizziness and ringing in his ears. He had very few other symptoms. Two remedies were used based on his personality and body characteristics, but neither worked. He came back very frustrated and told me that the upper right side of his head felt like it was rising when he felt dizzy. This symptom led to a remedy for nerve problems and within a day of taking the remedy he was cured and never had the problem again.
I gave the other gentleman a book about homeopathy. Reading it, he said, I think I am sand (silica). I looked at him and thought “he is right.” But I insisted that I take his entire history and he tell me of all his small problems. He was very shy, he hated crowds. The sound of the train station crowds were unbearable. After taking a hot bath, he felt dizzy and sick.
He was taking medication for monthly bouts of tinnitus, but did not feel that the medicine helped him. After carefully studying his case, I agreed with him own self diagnosis and gave him silica (sand). For a week end after taking the remedy he felt extremely depressed. The depression lifted but then he felt weak. Then for three weeks he was weak and felt pressure in his ears that had always led up to ringing in his ears and dizziness. When his strength returned after three weeks, he felt very strong and normal. Although the rainy season which was is worst season was beginning, he felt fine.
Two months later, he had surgery and was unable to work for a week. Again his depression returned. I gave him emergency treatment for the after effects of the surgery and asked him to take his original remedy Silicae again. The depression quickly cleared.
However, several years later after many changes in his life, mostly disappointing changes, he again had tinnitus, but it was worse. This time he was so dizzy that he could not stand. I observed the decline in his health from a distance and did not feel it was my place to say anything. Because he was very depressed, he did not ask for help. I felt very sad. Even without further treatment, at least the remedy that had helped him in the past should have been repeated. I kept my mouth shut just feeling helpless. If a patient does not realize that he can be helped, it is not my place to recruit him.