Author: Jan Scholten
Homeopathy and Minerals
Calcarea bromata is not mentioned very often in the literature. Boericke (1927, page 148) has written a few lines, in which he describes nervous and irritable children.
'You are not allowed to say that I am naughty'
What do others think Guilt
Sensitive to criticism Restless, escape
Insecurity Passion, instinct
From the group analysis we get the theme: the delusion that others will think they are guilty. They quickly have the feeling that they are making mistakes. They feel that others are always observing them. One patient had the delusion that there were eyes staring at her from all sides. They feel accused, rightly or wrongly.
A variation on the theme is the feeling that others will think that they are aggressive. They feel wrongly accused, which makes them extremely angry. The expression of their anger completes the circle, because of their fear of what others will think of this anger. In extreme cases they are afraid that others will think they are mad.
Another variation is that they feel that others will think they are too selfish. The mistakes they make are, in their own eyes, often due to negligence. They are too preoccupied with themselves, they follow their own instincts and passions to such a degree that they forget to think of others.
The idea that others will think they are guilty.
They feel that others will think that they are guilty. Even the slightest criticism immediately makes them feel that they have made a serious mistake. When the parents ask them to do something they get very upset and angry, because they feel that they should have thought of it themselves.
This extreme sensitivity makes them react in an irritable fashion. Because they get irritated with anybody and anything, others soon learn to leave them well alone. This causes an even greater feeling of isolation and guilt. They feel they have done everything wrong, otherwise they wouldn’t have been left on their own like that.
They are nervous, restless and constantly busy.
The original situation often is one where they have been accused of something in the presence of other people.
Temperature: warm, > fresh air, > sea (3).
Time: < summer.
Aversion: milk, onions. < chocolate, tobacco. > eating, cold food.
Physical: < touch, lying on left side. < dust. > movement.
Acrid, watery discharges.
Chorea and epilepsy.
Colds with acrid discharge and hoarseness. Air feels cold. Mumps.
Inflammation of the throat with hard swelling of the glands.
Inflammation of the sinuses.
Thyroid problems, with swelling.
Allergic asthma with flapping of alae nasi, constriction in throatpit. Whooping cough.
Inflammations of the uterus or the vagina.
Skin: acne, feeling of cobweb in face.
Glandular swellings, hard and painful or painless.
DD: Bad., Bromatums, Calcarea's, Fluoratums, Med.