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Mixing Ignatia with Rhus Tox

I was wondering if I can take both these remedies at the same time, or alternate days, without messing up the effects of the other. Does anyone know? Please share your knowledge. Thank you.
 
  Hanni on 2009-06-01
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
You should not.

Regards

Niel
 
Niel Madhavan last decade
Thank you. I also wish to know how much Ignatia I should be taking, since I already started. It's 30C, directions say to take 3-6 pellets, I have taken 6, but it does not say how many times a day, or for how long.
It just says when needed. Should I assume to finish the bottles? Do I take it more than once a day?

Hanna
 
Hanni last decade
If the medicine is indicated, a couple of doses will show the effect. Then you should wait on till the effects fade before repeating. And since you are taking dry doses, next repition will be in a higher potency.

Best wishes

Niel
 
Niel Madhavan last decade
Thank you. I stopped taking the ignatia for a day and a half in order to start the rhus tox. I understand that some homeopathic remedies should not be taken with coffee. Although I drink decaf, I am so accustomed to it, it's almost addictive. Can it pose a problem? I still do not feel the effects of the Rhus tox, I have pain and inflammation all over my body, some from arthritis, but mostly, I have a bursitis in my hip, and deep pain in the lower back, I tried Arnic a couple of months ago, since the initial pain was a result from a bad fall a few years ago. Nothing seems to help. Also, is coffee a problem with the Rhus Tox?
 
Hanni last decade
Hi

I would be interested in knowing what lead you to these remedies before answering any of the questions posed by you.

Best wishes

Niel
 
Niel Madhavan last decade
Well, initially, I ordered the Arnica Montana, and arnica gel, because I listened to a lecture about a certain person whose illness had probably been formed as a result of a bad fall. My Rheumatologist, who's been prescribing me everything under the sun (where I actually stopped taking the stuff unknown to him), asked me if I ever had a hard fall, causing the bursitis/back problems. I put 2 and 2 together, and decided to try the Arnica, where I saw a very insignificant difference.
I also ordered Ignatia, for someone else, but it never came. Through a little self research, I came to believe that Ignatia might be beneficial to me, since I have dealt with years of deep emotional pain, I'd even call grief, and I came to purchase some 30C in a health shop here. I couldn't figure out the dosage, so I came to you. Also, I tapped into the ABC Homeopathy to figure out what I might need, at different times, I got different results, once was sulphur among other remedy suggestions. I just came to Rhus Tox, information lead me to believe this was good for arthritis, and I have a lot of pain and inflammation. Your advice was to not take it at the same time, and upon reading other people's posts on mixing remedies, I read about waiting a 24 hour period between them. I am thinking that the Rhus Tox is not doing anything,since I have taken it three times. I DO, however, wish to return to taking the Ignatia, because if there is something there that will help, I prefer not to delay one more minute.
 
Hanni last decade
Hi

Please understand that Homeopathy is no joke; niether is it a toy to be played with carelessly. The latent potential in these dynamic energy drugs can bring the disease to termination in case administerd judiciously and can also bring about highly complicated derangements in case given in an abrupt manner.

From whatever I could understand from the little that you have mentioned, even Ignatia is not going to help you one bit.

If you have any intentions of allowing yourself away from this dangerous self-medication spree, please give a detailed explanation of all your problems right from the time you can remember and the medicines you took for them along with providing an idea of yourself as a person.

Best wishes and warm regards

Niel
 
Niel Madhavan last decade
bs'd

I have feelings of inadequacy, stemming from childhood. I have been emotionally abused throughout life, up to and including my marriage, which is in the process of ending. I have separated from my husband; facing all the turmoil that comes with it has left me anxious, nervous, even angry, that I direct my rage at my kids for some of the stupidest things, depending on time of day/time of month.

I have lost my confidence, and I am being pressured to return to the work force, of which terrifies me. I know I am incapable of handling any more responsibility, I feel sure to fail. I am exhausted, all the time, I walk around like a zombie most of the day, suffering from chromic fatigue. Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia about 10 yrs ago, of which I was grateful to finally have a name to the symptoms everyone accused me of faking all my life. During my pregnancies, I had a sciatica which never healed, but now I am told turned into a trochanteric bursitis. I have received three cortisone treatments that did not help. I am in unbelievable pain, including pains in my back called ankylosing spondylitis, that are debilitating mostly upon awakening in the morning. The bursitis causes me to limp, especially when standing from a seated position, and it hurts most when I lie on my left side. It throbs in the night, sometimes waking me. Sometimes when I walk, I hear a clicking sound, makes me think that something is out of place, but I've had ex-rays and CT-scans that indicate otherwise. It feels most relieved when I lie on my back, but I am not able to fall asleep on my back, it causes me to have strange dreams, and I don't get deep sleep.

Insomnia for years. Pains in feet, mostly the heel, when I walk, I think it's a circulation problem, because the pain in worse in the morning, when I first get out of bed, or if I lie down for a while, anytime during the day, or if I spend a few too many minutes in a chair, getting up hurts to walk on the foot. I also have aching all down the left leg, some of it coming from the bursitis, some seems to be a separate pain. Bursitis has hurt me for years, usually when I would be seated on the floor, but now it is constant, and so is this pain I have in my lower leg.

I have a sharp pain directly under the left breast, I feel like there is a knot, and when I turn in a certain position while lying down, I get a stabbing jolt, and sometimes, I have to rub it, like a cramp, while trying to find a comfortable position to make it go away. I have had this also for years, since pregnancies, that during my last trimester, especially the last month, I could not wear a bra. When I was in my second pregnancy, I fell down the stairs, popping out my right shoulder, and slamming down on my lower back.
I took some Arnica a couple of months ago, thinking there was lasting issues from the fall, but it barely helped. I also rubbed some arnica gel into the aches in my back and hip, but if there was improvement, it wasn't significant enough for me to say it was the remedy.

Recurring urinary infections.

I started taking Ignatia a few days ago, but I have such deep rooted emotional pain, I have doubts that a few pellets will erase my 40 years of memories. I don't get enough sleep, I can sleep many hours, and it's still never enough. I have tried vitamins, supplements, fish oil, flax oil, natural anti-depressants, which I have to say I'm grateful finally came out of the major depression I was in, but the mild feelings of anxiety still linger, I feel I have to take a deep sigh here and there. I also am taking Rhus Tox, although I stopped the Ignatia for a day and a half to start the latter.

History:
My parents separated when I was very little, and I was torn by my mother's pain, and her inability to cope with the situation, although not having realized it then. She was always unhappy, and annoyed with her kids. Later, my mother abandoned me to go off and heal herself, while we moved in with my father, who later got sick and ended up on drugs. He moved us in with his druggie friends, and they would have crazy drug parties, and put on pornography for us to watch for entertainment, I was 8 years old at the time. This stuff, although funny to me at that time, was rendered 'taboo' by my conservative old fashioned mother's side of the family, and it gave me great emotional sexual problems in my teen to adult years. I was afraid to do what everyone else was doing, and although a late bloomer, I was always inhibited by the whole ordeal. I was not able to enjoy it,it was something 'forbidden' to do. When I got married, my husband was the one with the sexual problems, I wanted to have fun, and enjoy each other, but he was just not as free with physicality as I wished him to be. He never expressed any affection towards me, and often rejected me, leaving me to fall into emotional loneliness and eventual depression, something I've been in and out of all my life. But this time, I couldn't snap out of it. I left him, he was very abusive, in every way but physical, and it pained me that no matter what I did, he still couldn't love me. I think this mirrored my childhood, and my parents. He abandoned me, like my parents did, rejected me, like my father, and put me down, like my mother, and now, I scream at my children in the frightful way he screamed at me, like the monster he had inside him entered me, G-d forbid. It's rage, coupled with exhaustion and fear. I try to prevent things from happening so I don't have to deal with the possible consequences.

I have been in therapy for about 2 years, trying different kinds, and nothing is helping. I tried EFT on a couple of occasions, but I feel I need someone who knows how to deal with it to help me.

Other symptoms: always had stomach problems, I used to have a lot of diarrhoea, now I am mostly constipated for the past few years. My eyes tire easily, and sometimes I squint, rub my eyes, although this has improved immensely since I left my husband 3 years ago. I have sinus problems, which I've had all my life, sniffling, and I am wondering if it's possibly a sinusitis that never cured, or possibly polyps in the nose. I have a weight problem, and I can't seem to shed the pounds, no matter how healthy I eat. I have aches all over the body, and eczema, mostly on my hands. It keeps reoccurring in the same places, during the dry winter months it gets worse. On my left hand, I have it on two fingers, and it gets bumpy and liquid starts to ooze out of these tiny bumps, on my right hand, I have a small patch on the wrist. At one time, I had it behind the ears, as does my youngest child, we had to remove her earrings, since she was covered in pus from the infection. I have psoriasis on my scalp, and in summer time, it gets into crazy outbreaks, if it gets damp, I get an outbreak that becomes full of pus and a horrifying smell that even I cannot bear. I always worry that I have lice, I am constantly scratching my scalp. I also have rosacea on my cheeks, although not too terrible, I always have a pinkish tint, and if you get close, can see the redness. I have trouble bending down from the stiffness and pain in my back, it used to be only the shoulders, for many years, I had to massage the knots out of my shoulder blades, but the pain has moved down, and now it's debilitating.

I've been seeing tiny little red spots on my skin, not unlike a spider bite, but almost microscopically small, not protruding, this is fairly new, like a few months. Also, lately, I have had mucous in the lungs, and it's tickling my throat and chest, it's been over a month, it's not going away. I have a bunion that formed some 10 years ago on my right foot, that hurts when I put pressure during walking, and now the other foot is starting to grow one too. I also get cold sores (canker sores), that started in my early 20's when I kissed someone who had a blister. My hair became brittle over the years, also half my hair has turned white, which I constantly dye to cover it. Perhaps because it's covered by a wig, but I have friends who also wear wigs, and they have much softer healthier hair underneath than I do.

I am also sensitive when I urinate, often concerned I might have a UTI, and recurring UTI. Menstruation has changed a lot. The past couple of years, I have been getting cramps a week before, fooling me into thinking it's around the corner, followed by a heavy flow. The fatigue is beyond belief, coupled with an easy set off of emotions, usually rage.

I am extremely sensitive to repetitive and loud noises (whining, yelling, music after a long time).
I am also very sensitive, as I have a daughter who suffers symptoms of her own, and it causes me grief to see her struggle.

I know I have mentioned many details, since I am not sure which ones pertain to my case. I thought Ignatia, because of the nature of my traumatic past (many details I left out). Feelings of being invalidated, unmotivated, abandonment, unloved, and shock of men in my life always being unfaithful. Fears of being exposed, my mother has always done to me. I used to have panic attacks, and I would lose my breath, get dizzy, even pass out, rarely, but it's happened on occasion, but not only in a tumultuous relationship, not since my separation. Also, Rhus Tox, for the physical symptoms, and the Arnica from the fall, so now that I have taken all of those things, and still feel great pain and fears, I am wondering what left is there.... as I am completely sure that all these symptoms are a result of the shock my body has taken from the emotional aspect.
 
Hanni last decade
Wow, did I write that much? Sorry.
 
Hanni last decade
Hi

I am trvelling right now. Will get back over the weekend.

Niel
 
Niel Madhavan last decade

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