Diplopia is a condition of double vision. This can occur for a variety of reasons. It can be a chronic condition, or an acute, temporary condition. Maybe it started because your eyes were over strained, and a good night’s sleep will resolve everything. Straining your eyes is easy these days, with so much computer work. But sometimes, this condition can accompany an acute condition, such as the flu, or a headache.
Even though it may be very worrying, look upon it in combination of your other symptoms, major and minor, that came on with it. If you can make a list of all these symptoms, and then match it to the strong keynotes of a homeopathic medicine, then it will most likely disappear, along with the other symptoms. The homeopathic medicine Gelsemium has diplopia as one of it’s strong keynote symptoms. And blurred vision. Especially if it occurs with a headache.
Let’s look at some of the other strong keynote symptoms of the medicine:
- headache which starts at your neck or back of your head, then radiates to your forehead
- heaviness of your head and/or your eyelids, head is too heavy to lift
- blurred vision or double vision
- numbness or heavy tongue
- numbness or paralysis
If your complete, acute symptom picture matches some of those listed, then your diplopia is likely to be resolved as quickly as the other symptoms, with Gelsemium. Try to get a ‘feel’ for the symptom picture, rather than look for individual symptoms. If you can’t do that, match three of the symptoms.