Proving chamomilla?How would I know if my infant daughter is proving chamomilla? She is almost 1 year and has been teething quite severely lately and often wakes during the night quite upset (but not for food). She is OK if I hold her but really only improves (and goes back to sleep) after I give her chamomilla (which seems to fit her teething pain/irritability/anger/wanting to be held symptoms)and a lttle frozen teething toy for her to bite on. I have been giving her chamomilla 30c on & off as necessary for a couple months (sometimes one doses for a few nights in a row if she needs it, sometimes several weeks go by with none) and she seems to be exhibiting more anger when she wakes up presumably in pain. i'm not sure if this just further confirms her need for Chamomilla since it does seem to help her in the moment, or if too much Chamomilla has been given to her & is causing her to act more like a Chamomilla proving.
Can someone advise?
mommyto3cuties on 2008-10-18
Hmm.. this can happen, if a remedy is repeated in the same potency again and again.
These medicines never require much repetition, as just a few quick doses of the same potency are enough to start a curative response. I am pretty sure, she does not need any more of Chamomilla now.
If you could describe her general temperament and habits, thirst and eating patterns , any food aversions or cravings, and also any other symptoms you might have noticed..?
sameervermani last decadeShe has always been a relatively easy & content baby. She does however have a strong will, evidenced by intense shrieking and convulsing if she does not get what she wants, but once she gets it, she is usually happy with it. She goes to sleep easily and generally sleeps well and all through the night unless there is something wrong(ie teething). She is very loving and loves to cuddle & be held but only when she is in the mood. She is also very independent and will play nicely by herself or with her siblings for quite some time. She only really gets needy when she has a good reason like being excessively tired, hungry, or in some kind of discomfort, for which she will come to me or her dad & want to be held and will be furious if we put her down or even if we sit down while holding her. When she is angry she arches her back, kicks, & screams in absolute fury! There is no middle ground!
She eats well, eating a bit of everything that we eat (diced up though). However, lately, she has not been liking almost any vegetables that we give her (which was not the case before) and she seems to really like meat, especially chicken. She has also been enjoying scrambled eggs a lot. She will drink milk & water, but prefers juice. She seems to get really thirsty all of a sudden & needs to drink a lot of liquids at once before she feels better. She doesn't seem to sip liquids all day, rather she gulps down a large quantity at once.
I haven't noticed any particular modality with regards to cold or warmth.
If I should not be giving her any more chamomilla, what can I do when she seems to be in a lot of pain for teething? I would rather not use alopathic pain reducers unless absolutely necessary. I do use other natural ways to help with the pain but I have always found homeopathic remedies to be the most effective during acute pain. I used to use the Hyland's combination teething tablets (which I did find helped a lot) but started using single remedies as I learned mpre about homeopathy. So, again, what can I use for her acute pain as needed?
mommyto3cuties last decade'... will be furious if we put her down or even if we sit down while holding her. When she is angry she arches her back, kicks, & screams in absolute fury! There is no middle ground! '
Has this been occurring more after Chamomilla ?
sameervermani last decadeIt's hard to say because we have been using Chamomilla on & off (as necessary) for several months now.
mommyto3cuties last decadeWe can try anti-doting through Nux Vomica and see if the intensity of these screaming episodes reduces a bit as it is the closest among the anti-dotes of Chamomilla to her symptoms.
Give her a SINGLE dose of Nux Vomica 6c, as follows:
Dissolve 2 pellets in a little water, and give her 1 spoon from there just ONCE.
Let me know in 2 days after this.
sameervermani last decadeCan I use Nux 30c? That is all I have right now...
mommyto3cuties last decadeHmm.. ok , dissolve 1 pellet of Nux Vomica 30c in 250 ml spring water, and give her just half teaspoon from there.
sameervermani last decadeMy daughter does not seem to be doing much better overall. She did sleep better last night but during the day, she got very angry several times for no apparent reason. The night before that was horrible..she was up several times & would scream & cry when we'd try to put her back down. Overall, I'd say nights might be better & daytime might be worse. Any thoughts?
mommyto3cuties last decadeTell me when she is having those anger/pain episodes, does she feel greatly better by lying or held still and suffers greatly on the slightest motion ?
Also, tell me does her desire to be held also include a desire to be caressed and fondled as well or she prefers just being held ?
So, this thirst for huge quantities of liquids , does it arise after long intervals ?
sameervermani last decade
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