Author: Jan Scholten
Homeopathy and Minerals
I have not been able to find a proving or a description of Calcarea nitrica anywhere. This remedy appears to be one of the most fearful remedies in the materia medica. This is perhaps not surprising if we look at the phobic traits of both Calcarea and, for instance, Arg-n.
What do others think Enjoyment
Sensitive to criticism Need for space, expansion
Insecurity Going out
Shyness Congestion, explosive
The group analysis gives us for Calc-n the idea that others will think that you are enjoying life too much. This causes them to be afraid in those situations where others are enjoying themselves, situations such as parties, going to the cinema, or a restaurant, or the hairdresser. The fear can be so intense that they may faint, or hyperventilate, or even have a heart attack and die. The fears are much worse if there are other people present who may observe them. They are extremely sensitive to what others will think of them. They are especially afraid in situations where a lot of people are packed together in a small space, such as in restaurants, lifts, trains and planes. If they can’t get out, their fear gets even worse. They must be able to escape, to have open space.
the delusion and the fear that others will see how they enjoy themselves.
they are afraid that other people will disapprove of them, especially if they enjoy the good things in life. This makes them very fearful. They also develop anticipatory fears, which are worse before a nice outing, such as going to the cinema or a restaurant. They are afraid that they will make a fool of themselves, that they will faint or even have a heart attack. The fears are worse when they are alone or in the company of strangers. When they are with people whom they know they feel a lot more secure and happy. This is also the case when they work: it makes them feel secure, so they are inclined to be very intense and hurried in the way they work.
They do, however, enjoy their life especially in the company of their friends and family. They are sociable and talk about all sorts of things, but preferably not about their fears. They tend to be well dressed and the women like to wear make-up.
Perhaps the theme of being born to parents who had to get married is characteristic of Calc-n. It could be that the mother felt that people were watching her and noticing that 'she couldn’t wait, but had to give in to her desires'.
Fears: heights, narrow spaces, shops, lifts, restaurants, planes, trains, heart disease.
Location: left sided.
Temperature: a little cold, but < heat, fresh air,> sea.
Time: < 9 am.
Desire: sweet (3), cheese (2), bacon (2).
Sleep: deep, difficulty getting up, on the stomach.
Physical: < sitting.
Hayfever, lachrymation, sneezing, nasal voice.
Palpitations. Heart complaints.
Stomach pains, belching, bloated stomach, rumbling.
Menses copious, myomas.
Red patches on skin.
DD: Calcarea's, Nitricums, Arg-n, Aconitum.