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hoeo medicine side effects

is it possible to have side effects in homeopathy?

i just wonder about a patient who used them and had side effects probs.

any comments plz
  livex on 2007-03-02
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
ops it was
hoeo = homeo
livex last decade
One of the rules of classical homeopathy is use of the 'minimum dose'. That means the lowest potency, least frequency and least amount of remedy that will do the job because YES something higher or more frequent may aggravate the patient and cause harm. People vary in their sensitivity to homeopathic remedies and that should be taken into account as well in working out the dosage. Usually the effect is temporary, but it may create a more unpleasant recovery than necessary, assuming, of course, it was the right remedy in the first place. There may also be a temporary return of prior symptoms. That can be an encouraging sign that the cure is proceeding correctly, but if the dosage is wrong those symptoms may flare up very badly.
Daisy43 last decade
you wrote 'YES something higher or more frequent may aggravate the patient and cause harm'

my q is :

but that harm would involve only that part of body or any other parts of whole body or function?
livex last decade
Homeopathic medicine, as such doesn't have any side effect, comparable to conventional medicine.

These are the safest medicines.
sbahl last decade
Misused, homeopathic remedies have the potential to be more damaging than allopathic because of the damage they can do to the vital force. Remedies do not generally work on just one part of the body or on only physical symptoms, so the damage could be extensive. Depends on the remedy, the dosage, and the person's sensitivity and state of health.

On the other hand, used properly they are the safest.
Daisy43 last decade
'because of the damage they can do to the vital force'

what are those forces / u mean hearing,eating,taste, etc or others ?
livex last decade
Dear Daisy43,

I need a little elaboration on misuse of homeopathic remedies.

What are the parameters to conclude that homeopathic remedy has been misused.

Similarly what are the indicators which tells us that the medicine has been used properly.
sbahl last decade
well proper usage will be shown by some relief,the other part of ur q i m also looking 4.
livex last decade
Dear Livex,
You are conveying us that where ever relief is there then it is a proper usage of the medicine, & all cases where there is no relief falls in to the category of abuse or misuse of homeopathic medicine. This is not fair, as it brings all the Doctors, who couldn't provide relief to the patient, in to category of misusing the homeopathic medicines. I will request you to please think afresh.
sbahl last decade
nope i m just asking as i m new to h.pathy nad just want to make sure about it.

i know even around 200,000 patients die only to bad infections which are spread by hospital itself in usa or things like that.
livex last decade
Dear Livex,
Then the Fact is ------Homeopathic medicines are most safe & with out any side effect, when prescribed in accordance with its principles.
sbahl last decade
ye thats y i just want 2 have basics clear in it .

last time i used 'arnica' after my dental work nd it showed gud results as a replacement 4 the pain killers.
livex last decade

'What are the parameters to conclude that homeopathic remedy has been misused?'


Well, it is very simple to answer.

If the patient is feeling miserable and has got new problems added to the old ones, which he never had before, it is a clear indication that the homeopathic remedies are misused.

The misuse can happen by frequent changing of medicines, by repeating unnecessarily, by taking two or three medicines together.
These are just some of the possibilities.

Now, the answer to the other question is obvious.

The indicators of a good remedy are general feeling of well being,gradually diminishining intensity of the complaints, without any other addition of new complaints.

The most important and easily comprehendable change will be in the energy levels of the patient. He will feel more energetic, will think more positively, and will become hopeful that he will get cured, even when the intensity of complaint remains more or less same.

gavinimurthy last decade
And Daisy did give a perfect picture of correct use of homeopathic remedies.

gavinimurthy last decade
The query is side effects of the homeopathic medicine per se & not what effects are being caused due to right or wrong prescription !

The medicine A, when prescribed accurately may not have any side effect & the same medicine A, when prescribed inaccurately may cause bad effect.


It is truly then the effect of Rx & not the side effects of medicine as such.
sbahl last decade
o.k. then we have to really understand what is meant by side effects.

To put it simply, they are unwanted effects due to the medicine.

even the right medicine, if handled wrongly can cause side effects.

That is all what I wanted to say. I think you are saying the same thing.

gavinimurthy last decade
thanks it really is gud info ~ sbahil & murthy

livex last decade
Hi Daisy43.

I get more and more scared of all the homeopathic remedies i have taken.the more i read here.
I should have stopped long ago but i just kept thinking it will all be good one day.and i trusted homeopathy.

maybe you can look at my first post?

trying to learn to live with my feelings/emotions and sleeping disorder made me take homeopathic medicine.
right now i have no lust in eating (appetite), doing anything, having energy or any libido left.i am worried coz i have never felt like this.what is the damage to the vital force.?as I cannot recognize myself anymore?!...and i cant even feel nothing almost.

can I go back in time and antidot the pills i ahve taken for many years now?

are you a homeopath yourself.it would be great if people told about their background here.so I know who to turn to for HELP.

hullus last decade
Side effects of homeopathy don't hang over a long period of time. They are not as devastating as the side effects of western medicine. People often attribute to the remedy anything that happens after taking the homeopathic remedy. There are many learned homeopaths who also do the same mistake.
kadwa last decade

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