I have read that Arnica has been used in helping to treat SCH.... my health food store has Arncia30x but I'm not sure how to use it. Can you offer a recommendation?
My symptoms are light brown to a somewhat darker discharge... only 1-2 x a day since Friday when I was diagnosed...small hemorage at 6 weeks(the baby is 6 weeks). No cramping until possibly today.....but I'm not sure because Ive had A LOT of intestinal cramping and wasn't sure if it was all intestinal or not today. There may have been some other cramping as well. Only 3 times did I see just a tinge of red when I wiped. All on 3 seperate days, the last time being today. Today was the first that there was enogh brown discharge in the mucous to need a liner.
Can you please offer some advice on using arnica? I'm desperate to try it so I can feel I've done everything possible.
While I am not a midwife and do not treat pregnancy-related ailments, I do have quite a bit of experience with Arnica and other homeopathics. Arnica, and other homeopathics, are sold in potencies. The most commonly available potencies are 6C, 12C, and 30C. With homeopathic remedies, the higher the number, the stronger the potency. But, this does not necessarily mean that a 30 works better than a 6. And really, I find that if it is the right remedy, any potency will work just fine. For an acute condition, such as an injury, I generally dose a remedy 3-5 pellets 4 times per day, away from food by at least 20 minutes. While I can't speak to your specific situation, I hope that this gives you some sense of how homeopathic remedies can be used. This is just one way to dose the remedies - I use them in many different ways with my patients.
Never mind. I knew that.
I have a question.
My naturopath, when I first told him last week about the SCH, the 50/50 chances and how scared I was told me he hadn't worked with SCH before and was not aware of any treatments. After searching myself I told him via email about Arnica and asked him to let me try it. He wouldn't do it unless we discussed it at our next appointment which was two weeks away. ??? I am really upset by this. I'm not out for revenge here...but I'm wondering...should I continue to trust a doctor who won't take the time to research a possibly emergent problem and wants to wait a couple weeks to discuss symptoms?? It's too late now. As of last night there is no heartbeat and I can't help but wonder what would have happend if I had tried the arnica last week. I don't want retribution...there's no way to prove it even if I did but that's not my style anyway. I just want an opinion, should I be searching for a new naturaopath?
I don't want to second-guess another healthcare provider's decisions. It sounds like you are looking for an ND who specializes in pregnancy, which would mean in addition to the ND degree, they should be a licensed midwife. I don't know which state you are in, so not sure if this is an option for you, as licensure of NDs and midwives varies by state. And, you are looking for an ND who is able to suggest treatment options when you have a health crisis, if in-between appointments. I would talk with your current provider and explain your expectations for care, if you have not already had this conversation, to see if it is a good match. If not, perhaps you can find a practitioner who will better meet your needs.
Not looking for a specialty person. Just someone who is willing to research what they don't know and not put off an emergent situation for two weeks. He's done over the phone things with me before...just not sure why he didn't this time. I felt like it wasn't important to him. We are in PA. Unfortunately finding a new ND means traveling at least 2 hours or more. But I'm not sure I can trust this man anymore. This is not the first time I have felt like he didn't really listen either... but this is the first for such a highly important matter. :(
If it were me, I would have an honest conversation with my provider about my concerns. There may be specific reasons that he did things differently, or a concern he had regarding prescribing the remedy you were asking about. Based on an honest conversation, you can decide how to proceed.