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Writer’s cramp :: Cramp in thumb – Writer’s cramp – Cyclamen

Sri D.N. an employee of the Railways met me incidentally at the counter of the Reservation Office at Ajmer Rly. Station on 9.1.67 when I went there to make reservation for the Kottayam Homoeopathic Conference.

He knew me but I had not met him earlier. He took this opportunity of asking me a patent homoeopathic medicine for his complaint “Writer’s Cramp” from which he was suffering for the last few years. I explained to him that it was not possible for me to suggest any drug without going into the case fully and so advised him to come to the hospital.

The patient came to see me on 3.3.67. On asking how it started he told me that it started after he was sent to a busy Railway station where he had to send several hundred messages on telegraphic lines. He explained that formerly he was not used to so much work. It seemed that his fingers possibly could not bear the strain and so his troubles began. The patient had great difficulty so he was given a clerical job. But here too, he found writing extremely difficult and had to hold his right wrist with the left hand while writing. I could not get any other significant point in the history.

The patient tried Allopathic treatment but it did not do him any good. His condition deteriorated so much that he was afraid of losing his job. The patient told me that he had taken Mag. Phos 1000 1 dose and Gelsemium 1000 1 dose in alternate weeks on some body’s advice and he had obtained relief from pain. I decided to give a fair trial to this prescription and the patient took these two drugs in alternate weeks till 18.6.67. The patient experienced some improvement but whenever his writing work was more he experienced more pain and cramps. Therefore, I decided to change.

In Boericke’s Therapeutic Index for writer’s cramp two drugs Arg M. and Sulph. Ac. are mentioned. To me Arg. Met seemed to be applicable for this case and I gave this drug in 6th potency and later went up to the 200th but no appreciable change was noticed.

On 29.8.67 I consulted Kent’s Repertory and on page 972 under the section Extremities Cramps, found the rubric “Cramps. Forearm flexing.” I had noticed that when the patient wrote, his whole hand including the forearm jumped off. I felt the above rubric nearer to the symptom observed. This rubric listed only 2 drugs Arn. and Muriatic Acid, both in low type. I tried Muriatic Acid 200 and later 1000 one dose a week followed by Sac Lac till 10.10.67 but got no where. So on 16.11.67 I searched further. I gave the patient something to write. As he was writing I noticed that the cramps were most marked in the thumb i.e. as soon as the patient held the pen in between the thumb and the index finger, his thumb refused to write because of the cramps. I consulted Kent’s Repertory again and was surprised to find the symptom under rubric “Cramps thumb writing, while (page 973). The drugs mentioned were 3 Amyl N., Brachyglottis and Cyclamen. The last drug was in italics. On looking up these drugs in Boericke’s Materia Medica, I found under Cyclamen “Cramplike contraction of right thumb and index finger.” I gave Cyclamen in 1000 Potency 1 dose followed by Sac Lac for a week.

After a week the report was most encouraging. I went on repeating this prescription. On 9.3.68 the patient said that he was 75% better. Few doses of Cyclamen 1M repeated at monthly interval completely cured him.

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Writer’s cramp :: Cramp in thumb – Writer’s cramp – Cyclamen
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16 comments on “Writer’s cramp :: Cramp in thumb – Writer’s cramp – Cyclamen”

  1. Sir
    I am suffering from the same writers cramp from last 10 years due to which my hole carrier was spoiled and now I am in a hopeless mood and always in a depressed mood , not intrested to live more . plz suggest me

    Dillip Samal

  2. I am suffering from writer’s cramp since last 10 years. My only problem is in writing and nothing else. I hold my writing instrument in a particular manner which causes pain in hand and also takes much time in writing. My handwriting is in bad shape. Sometimes I am not able to read what I have written.

    • I am suffering from writer cramp since last 4 years. my only problems in writting and nothing else. my forefinger not griping pen and also takes much time in writting. my hand writting is in bad shape. sometime i am not able read what i have written my hand move while writting.

  3. I m 26 years old. Im suffring from writers cramp since last 7years.When i start to writer after only one or two line to left the pen and im unable for writing.Thumb & fofefinger of my right hand is very tied and left the pen.
    PLs give me suggestion about it.
    9458689553
    thank u.

  4. i m 42 years old i m suffering from writers cramps since last 15 years. My only problem is in writing and nothing else. when i start to write after only one or two line some time just sing i am unable for writing and to do sign. my whole body is upset. Thumb & forefinger of my right hand is very tied and left the pen. i tried from left hand his conduction is also same like right hand. I am in a hopeless mood and always in a depressed mood , not intrested to live more . plz suggest me

  5. Hi, I am also suffering from this problem from last 7 years. I got treatment form many doctors, but not yet well. I was in MCA 2nd year. And suffering from last 3 years, in 3rd semster exam i got back paper due to not visible writing. So I decided to write with my left hand. It is very big decision, but not bad. So, I started. So plz don’t loose your thinking start in a new way.
    In last, I have already hope to return back with my right hand, so plz if you got right treatment, Inform me. (+91)8090923309

  6. i want to know from where i will get this above mention medicine in india delhi. waiting for the prompt reply .thank you

  7. I am a victim of writers cramp since 1985 and was under physiotherapy treatment at CMC, Vellore for 2 months in 1989,it improved for the time being but again recurred, Since then, I have been avoiding writing with my right hand and started practising with my left hand , the writing with left hand is still troublesome for me.I tried with MAG PHOS, CALC PHOS of different potencies but without visible result.

  8. am 37 years.

    i have Problem of Premature Ejaculation and Low erection.

    A doctor has suggested me the following medicines;
    Moschus Mosiferous Q
    Nuphur leutum Q
    Damiana Q
    yohimbinum Q
    Ginsing/Ashwaganda Q
    Avina Stiva Q

    10 drops of the compound of all the above medicins.

    Further

    Lycopodium 200 one drop in a day.

    Selininum 200 one drop in a day.
    please guide me i should use the medicines.

    is there any side affects of theses medicines

    MAQBOOL AHMAD

  9. Im 34 years old. Im suffring from writers cramp since last 2years.When i start to writer after only one or two words to left the pen and im unable for writing.Thumb & Index finger of my right hand is very tied and left the pen.
    PLs give me suggestion about it.

  10. Im 32years old. Im suffring from writers cramp since 2009.When i start to write after only one or two lines i left the pen and unable for writing.Thumb & Index finger of my right hand is very tied and left the pen.

  11. Dear. My name is Umesh kumar .Actully I am doing m a from CCS university . My problem is that I have writing cramps problem whenever I sit to writing my hand begins to jolt and shaking as well as my hands vein begins to pain. Also I feel regiditybin Handactually my hand does not work flowely . my letter is made. By me zig zig . I feel copmletly my hand veins feel. Weak . my second problem is that I do masterbate. A lot and go to toilet many time in a day and because of it weakness and short fall of semen so please tell me medicine which cab cure me

  12. Sir I am suffering from writers crammp since2000.I am just 35 years of age maths lecture.please suggest me some treatment

  13. Sir it is very difficult to write for me, Even signature also from last 18 years. I feel very insult. Please suggest me treatment for that. From Shobhit Agarwal


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