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post #1 of 740
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Hey Friends! Maybe we can start anew with updates and progress. I'm loving hearing the processes. And, as I just took *my* remedy again after having a rough experience I figured this would be a good time. Welcome all who are using or thinking about using homeopathy! :
post #2 of 740
Yeah, I think I need to go take MY remedy. LOL

At dinner last night, one of the moms popped a mint breath mint in after dinner. And I swear, I can not avoid mint everywhere.

Pat
post #3 of 740
Thread Starter 
I'm fascinated that you are so sensitive! I took a remedy (repeatedly under direction of a new practitioner and against my judgment) recently that did BAD things. It took several cups of coffee to stop it. The cool thing is (what I have seen in cases of extreme aggravation) is that you can TELL when it works.

I dont' drink coffee at all. Can't stand the stuff so this was my first opportunity to experience it! I drank my first two cups with NO response. The practitioners I work with say to drink coffee UNTIL it makes you jittery and then you know that your vital force has used up the remedy.

Now I had ALOT to antidote, but it was quite apparent when it happened. My third cup made me slightly buzzed and I knew at that point I was done. It was neat. Now I have learned a lesson...

Clearly different people will have different sensitivity levels, and noone is going to debate that....but I'm just blown away that being near someone who used a breath mint affects you that much!
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I didn't post on the last thread, but I will come out of the closet and post about the "weird" remedy that I have been taking for the past four months. It was something my DH go me into! For whiplash!!!! DH has a customer who is a homeopath in Vancouver who has developed a homeopathic protocol for whiplash. They were chatting about it over the phone one day, and the thought sprang into DH's head that I might be able to use it. Last February, I was hit in the head by a soccer ball, kicked at a great velocity. I did have some chiropractic and left it at that. Anyway, in exchange for some essences and stuff, I got my whiplash homeopathics and have been taking them diligently. I have always gotten some kind of reaction to them, initially (I think it was the first two remedies), it was migraines two days after taking the remedy (the doc didn't think it was any thing to do with the whiplash but old stuff clearing out because I have a history of migraines from my twenties (thanks to my ex), although after the first remedy, my body spontaneously realigned. With the subequent remedies, I have been getting feverish, flushed, and very, very angry for a day after taking it. Poor DH knows to brace himself after I have taken my homeopathic. I took remedy #4 on Friday, and boy, did I blow on Saturday! But the most interesting thing is I took a nap on Saturday afternoon, and while I was sleeping I felt and saw waves of vibration in my body. I saw them as horizonal lines of energy pulsing up and down, it was a cool experience, similar the the feel I have when I get a fever (I love having fevers!). Anyway, I awoke feeling great, light, happy and energized! I have one more remedy to take in four weeks time. I guess DH was right, I probably do have whiplash even though I didn't acknowledge it.
post #5 of 740
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Lovely to see you here and what a COOL experience! Thanks for sharing. I am very glad you are feeling better.
post #6 of 740
I'm not so sensitive and have learned more by watching dh take homeopaths. I do believe and would love to figure out my remedy some day.

Or rather, I am sure I am sensitive, but I haven't turned it on yet. I noticed this with fe's. At first I seemed immune to them until I acknowledged them in my system.
post #7 of 740
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Don't know if anyone has seen this:
http://www.irishhomeopaths.com/homeopathy-cuba
post #8 of 740
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Originally Posted by Panserbjørne View Post
I'm fascinated that you are so sensitive! I took a remedy (repeatedly under direction of a new practitioner and against my judgment) recently that did BAD things. It took several cups of coffee to stop it. The cool thing is (what I have seen in cases of extreme aggravation) is that you can TELL when it works.

<snip>

Clearly different people will have different sensitivity levels, and noone is going to debate that....but I'm just blown away that being near someone who used a breath mint affects you that much!

I'm fascinated that you are so immune!

I can't tell you how many times I've been antidoted in 5 years. Monthly? Literally can walk through the coffee isle at the grocery and I have to hold my breath or be antidoted. And it is really obvious in my emotions.

My friend is similarly sensitive and gets wheezing from aroma antidotes. And ds too. Dh doesn't seem to be as sensitive. But, he also isn't as observant and had a low dose that he uses frequently.


Pat
post #9 of 740
Subbing.

ETA: I just took an acute this morning. So, I expect things to get worse before they get better, is that right? Or to paraphrase what I've heard, "a re-emergence of old symptoms".
post #10 of 740
Thread Starter 
IME yes, but with an acute remedy the slight aggravation shouldn't last very long. A higher dose administered by a homeopath will often aggravate for a full day and sometimes up to a week. An acute remedy I wouldn't expect to have more than a few hours of aggravation, really. But again, everyone does have different experiences!
post #11 of 740
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Originally Posted by WuWei View Post
I'm fascinated that you are so immune!

Dh doesn't seem to be as sensitive. But... he had a low dose that he uses frequently.


Pat
I can't be the only one either or my homeopath would have a very different handout!

As I'm sure you know the low dose frequently can also make a huge difference. You are less likely to notice an antidote if you are dosing often. Someone on a remedy that takes it once in the correct potency will of course be more apt to notice if something went awry!
post #12 of 740
Yes, I've realized that after reading some others' experiences.
One thing I did notice not long after taking the remedy was a little "click" in my brain... I don't know how else to explain it. It's like a little lightbulb in one part of my brain switched on or off but I have no idea what it's about.
post #13 of 740
Because I always want all the cool stuff cross-linked, here's a link to a somewhat related discussion in Spirituality, the anyone up for a homeopathy/flower essence thread? It's way long and fascinating.

http://mothering.com/discussions/sho...d.php?t=819725
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subbing... be back later to catch up!
post #15 of 740
I have been lurking for a few weeks, reading everything I can find posted by PB and WuWei (also lurk on CL yahoo group...). I am new to my area, and do not know how to find a classical homeopath. Is it necessary to be in proximity or can the entire relationship happen over the phone? TanyaLopez, I notice you are also in the Houston area, any rec's?
post #16 of 740
I'm just as new to this, I've been lurking and fascinated. And we're actually trying to move, so I'm not even looking right now, I want to find someone that we can stick with for a long time. Wish I could help!
post #17 of 740
GinaT had posted a link to find homeopaths. But, the thread isn't, anymore.

I highly recommend seeing a classical homeopath and seeing him/her face to face, at least initially. So much of an assessment is done with non-verbals, body language, tone, observation, etc. So, I'd really want that initial consultation to be complete. Subsequent followups could be done on the phone. But, again, best in person, imo.

The most important is your narrative. What you deem significant, how you cope, your emotional perspective, family history, major events, health issues, etc. Creating a list of 'little things you notice about yourself' helps to cue the practitioner to inquire further about things they feel are relevant.

Everything is relevant!

Pat
post #18 of 740
Ok... I've tried to come back to this thread like 6 times today, and keep getting interrupted. nak right now, so hopefully I have a minute.

Recap of my remedy journey:
The morning after I got my first dose, a brand new spot of eczema appeared on the inside of my right elbow. Not too bad, about the size of a nickel... just came and stayed. My mood and energy were significantly better 2 days after the remedy, and then 3 days after that it abruptly took a major turn for the worse. Turned into a horrible, irritable, rage-ful person for the next few days. The eczema spot looked slightly better last week. Took my second dose last Tuesday, and by the next day I was feeling better (mood-wise). Within the next 2 days, the eczema spot got really itchy, and expanded to about the size of a quarter. As of yesterday, my mystery leg rash (that I had a few months ago) has returned- nothing too bad yet, just some red dots. So.... I am assuming that these are all good signs that my remedy is correct, and moving things out of me. Of course, there's always the voice in the back of my head saying that I've just sensitized to yet another food and am having a reaction... but I'm trying to ignore it.

DD's update:
She's still gaining weight at an astonishing speed. She gained 1/2 a pound in the past WEEK. That's how much she has averaged per MONTH since she was born, and then she had stopped gaining completely (and lost a little) in the past 4-5 months. So I am really excited about that, because she's actually moving back up in the growth charts. I've been trying to think about what else might be different, and I just realized that her food reactions aren't as severe. We've trialed rice and sweet potatoes over the past 2 weeks (both failed, as expected... ) Her eczema flared, but not too bad, and was gone within 2 days of the trial, instead of taking 3-5 days to clear as it had before. Her digestive system seems calmer- poops are better, she's not as gassy, etc.

So I am really hopeful that both of us got the correct remedy on the first try, which is awesome!!!


Oh- I do have a couple questions for our local experts. I know that my eczema and rash are good signs, things moving... but how long do I expect them to last? I'm only on a 30C dose, so I know it's slower moving than say a 200C. I just want to make sure that it is actually the remedy and I'm not just ignoring a food (allergy) reaction.

Also- DD always gets a diaper rash when she's reacting to a food, but it goes away along with all other symptoms within a day or two. After she got her remedy, it flared really bad, and has been there ever since. I cannot get it to go away completely!! It seems better in the morning, and worse by the evening (which is weird, because she's wearing a diaper all night and has peed in it a couple times by the morning.) We've gotten more agressive with ECing- we were doing it casually but still using diapers, and now we're just using panties at home all day. Doesn't seem to make one bit of difference to the rash. I obviously don't want to medicate and push the symptoms in, but I'm getting a little concerned because she's had it so long (a month-ish?). It's not a real serious rash, it just won't go away... Any advice?
post #19 of 740
CS, have you called or emailed your homeopath with any updates and inquiry about the rashes?


Pat
post #20 of 740
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Originally Posted by WuWei View Post
CS, have you called or emailed your homeopath with any updates and inquiry about the rashes?


Pat
Nope, I just told him about it as my appointment last Tuesday. He said that I should notice when my moods/energy are better, the skin should be worse. But I didn't think to ask how long that would last. He did say that it might take a couple months for me to be 80-90% better (when I asked how long I needed to avoid antidotes), so I guess that kind of answers my question, huh?
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