Thuja in Dysmenorrhea.

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I recently had a persistent case of incontinence of urine in a young woman, who was also afflicted with dysmenorrhea of a severe and intractable character, it having existed for several years.

Without considering the menstrual disorder, I prescribed thuja in eight drop doses three times a day for the incontinence. Within sixty days, I had the satisfaction of knowing that the incontinence had been completely -cured and that the dysmenorrhea had also disappeared.

Not having observed that anyone has suggested thuja in the treatment of dysmenorrhea, I thought these suggestions might prove of value.


COMMENT: This is, indeed, a fortunate suggestion. If any other readers of THE THERAPEUTIST have used thuja in the treatment of painful menstruation, I wish they would immediately write me a report of the peculiarities attending the cases in order that we may be enabled to determine what class of cases this remedy will cure, if any.

Ellingwood's Therapeutist, Vol. 2, 1908, was edited by Finley Ellingwood M.D.