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I'm fairly certain that there are none, but my MIL is convinced that the Hypericum 30c that she took for her bursitis the other day made her really sleepy during the day and then kept her up all night. I figured I'd ask before I was really adamant about it not being possible.
She took five pellets about 4 hours apart four different times, I believe. I actually think the last dose she only took three. TIA.
 

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could she have taken enough to "prove" the remedy - to make the symptoms it is supposed to treat emerge, instead?

(I know just enough about homeopathy to be dangerous.
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When I am sick and I hit on the right remedy, I become really sleepy. I often take a nap. I look for sleepiness in my boys as a sign of making a good match. After being miserably uncomfortable, they have often fallen asleep in my arms i n under three minutes. Keep in mind those these are connections I've made for when we are ill, and when rest is often so important.

I don't know how I would react for a non illness sort of remedy, such as what your mil is using it for. I wouldn't expect that a remedy would cause wakefulness, unless as ASusan said, she took too much.

When I first started homeopathy, I followed the bottles instructions. I ended up "proving" my son, causing him to get more sick with the illness than when he started out.

Now, I give a remedy, if I see improvement within 15-30 minutes I leave it alone until I see the problems return (this could be in an hour, 4 hours, 24 hours, etc). If after 15-30 minutes, I don't see improvement, I give the remedy one more time. If I don't see improvements I look for another remedy. This is my main pattern. Keep in mind that I use energy testing to refine this so I can "cheat" a little and find individual matches a little easier.

If you are more curious and want to read more about this, there is an acute homeopathy thread floating around here somewhere.
 

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The wrong remedy can absolutely keep you up, which I would never have believed in a million years had I not just experienced it about 6 weeks ago. I decided to change my remedy to a very similar one. I took it for about 4 days and for 4 days I couldn't sleep. I have literally never in my life had a problem sleeping. Not once. I was wakeful and fidgety all night. I realized after the third dose it had to be the remedy-but didn't really believe it. Then I went back to my remedy and have slept like a baby ever since.

Now, after all that...what made her choose hypericum for bursitis? That's not a remedy I'd consider off the top of my head as an acute for inflammation. Perhaps there's a better fit?
 

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I'm not sure, but I think it was recommended by the person at the health food store for nerve pain. She will alternately say she has bursitis and sciatica when describing her pain, so perhaps she said sciatica that time. I actually use it for my sciatica and it's quite helpful to me. She's VERY anxious and a "high needs" adult, so I was glad that she was even willing to try something to help her pain. She's just been wallowing in it for a few years, trying things intermittently without really seeming to follow any lead through to its conclusion. Anything else you might suggest for such severe back pain in a very very anxious person?
 

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AH, for sciatic pain it makes perfect sense. IN terms of adding the emotionals and mentals in there....that's when you get into constitutional prescribing and she'd be better off seeing someone to take the whole case. For a more general remedy for her pain you can look into sports type injuries for the remedy...If there is inflammation I would personally use arnica. IF the connective tissue is involved I would look at ruta or rhus tox (very different pictures and easy to discern between the two) another that is often used is bryonia which is a good one if she's anxious to move because of the pain movement brings.

Beyond that you can easily use flower essences to address the anxiety on your own without seeing a practitioner. You can also even address the "high needs" aspect as well as the wallowing-especially if it gets to those around her.
 
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