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Merc sol A disabled mans story

First off, I am 49 and had a v, v bad stroke when I was 42. I am in a wheelchair as I am now virtually paralysed. (I type with 1 finger)
My speech is very poor and I have excess saliva, which is why I turned to Merc sol, but since taking it, 60 potency twice a day, my saliva problem has significantly increased. My speech was impossible. I have stopped the Merc sol now and my saliva has decreased and my speech has returned.
Can anyone say why this happened?
 
  sakima on 2010-02-11
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
Merc Sol is the right remedy for you. There was aggravation as you took more doses or it may be a recovery crisis that resolved on it's own. You may repeat the dose (a set of three doses at a gap of 4 hours on one day)if you see that your symptopms are worsening on sustained basis. Please have a gap of 7-10 days between two set of doses. You may have ot move to a higher potency or to another remedy in future.
 
kadwa last decade
What type of aggravation?
 
sakima last decade
This is called as aggravation....

My speech is very poor and I have excess saliva, which is why I turned to Merc sol, but since taking it, 60 potency twice a day, my saliva problem has significantly increased. My speech was impossible. ..

In your case it was increase in saliva and difficulty in speech. Different people experience different aggravations.
 
kadwa last decade
Will it go?
 
sakima last decade
Aggravation goes away on it's own. The best way to avoid aggravation is to take the remedy only for one or two days and then wait 10-15 days for it's effects. Many times it is thought that it is a homeopathic aggravation and actually it is a disease aggravation. Homeopathic aggravation goes away on it's own. Disease aggravation is to be managed (treated).
 
kadwa last decade
I request Kadwa (or any other doctor) to explain in better words so that patient is not confused.
 
arb_all last decade
wgat sort of a higher potency would you recommend?
 
sakima last decade
i generally recommend the following plan-

1. Take Remedy in 30c potency thrice a day for 2 days and wait for 10-15 days.
2. If the response is favourable and the symptoms that were addressed by the remedy come back, repeat the remedy in the manner explained in point 1.
3. If the action taken in Point 2 is not working, take three doses of the remedy at a gap of 4 hours in 200c potency for only one day and wait for 15 days.
4. If the response is favourable and the symptoms that were addressed by the remedy come back, repeat the remedy in the manner explained in point 3.
5. If the action taken in Point 4 is not working, take a single dose of the remedy in 1M potency and wait for 30 days.
6. If the response is favourable and the symptoms that were addressed by the remedy come back, repeat the remedy in the manner explained in point 5.
 
kadwa last decade
I am taking 60c twice a day and I am sure that has made me worse. This is after about a week or so of initially taking the same dose.

By the way, what is 1M?
 
sakima last decade
1M means 1000C.

It is not necessary that the remedy that has worked once will always work. Sometimes a remedy gives some relief in local symptoms like merc sol in drooling. But later it fails to give such relief. The better way is to arrive at the remedy on the basis of totality of symptoms and to take that remedy. i think that the remedy that should help you on the basis of totality of symptoms (ar per the information given at another thread) is lachesis.
 
kadwa last decade
Dont understand that
 
sakima last decade
i am refering to the following thread

http://www.abchomeopathy.com/forum2.php/215826/

There are many things which are bit confusing in homeopathy. Thatswhy it is considered as alternate medical science. Everything is not clear like the modern medical science. But it works miraculously in some conditions that are uncurable by the modern medical science.
 
kadwa last decade
You say I may need to move to another remedy, what would you recommend.


With the very high potency of 1M, where would I get that and whats the dosage?

Can I take more of the lower potency (300C) to make it up to 1M?
 
sakima last decade
Please start a new thread. Please list all your symptoms there. Please give all details as far as possible like sensation in the paralyzed parts, all your symptoms like drooling etc., you may also talk about the causative factors, about your thermal modalities like you feel better in cold weather or hot weather etc, at what time of day you are better/worse and your mentals. i will read that and make a suggestion HERE. Others will also read there and advise you. A new thread triggers new ideas in the minds of prescribers and they make suggestions.

Best Wishes.
 
kadwa last decade
Dear Sakima

Let me tell you that how i arrived at Lachesis as your remedy. Any remedy has lot of symptoms and it is virtually impossible that a person will have all the symptoms that are there in a remedy. So what we do is, we identify the key symptoms in a person and on that basis we select his remedy.

i suggested Lachesis on the basis of the following symptoms reported by you.
**my feet can go purple unless they are elevated
**I can be moody. I am stubborn and have incredible will power
**Do you think you are able to satisfy your sexual desires in general? No

In my opinion these symptoms are more significant than the symptom of drooling.

i also said when i suggested lachesis that -

This remedy is suggested on the basis of totality of your symptoms. You may need Rhus Tox later as it always does good work in paralytic affections.

So in my humble opinion you should not stick only to Merc Sol, but you should take lachesis as recommended by me. i have made that recommendation at the following thread-
http://www.abchomeopathy.com/forum2.php/215826/

When you take Lachesis as per Schedule you should not take any other remedy including Merc. Sol.

i hope that you understand what i said.
 
kadwa last decade
Dear Sakima,

Please give Lachesis sufficient time to act. You may also consider the following remedy later....

HOM¬ĆOPATHIC MATERIA MEDICA
by William BOERICKE, M.D.
Presented by Médi-T




LATHYRUS SATIVUS
Chick-pea
(LATHYRUS)

Affects the lateral and anterior columns of the cord. Does not produce pain. Reflexes always increased. Paralytic affections of lower extremities; spastic paralysis; lateral sclerosis; Beri-beri. Athetosis. Infantile paralysis. After influenza and wasting, exhaustive diseases where there is much weakness and heaviness, slow recovery of nerve power. Sleepy, constant yawning.

Mind.--Depressed; hypochondriacal. Vertigo when standing with eyes closed.

Mouth.--Burning pain in tip of tongue; with tingling and numbness of tongue and lips, as if scalded.

Extremities.--Tips of fingers numb. Tremulous, tottering gait. Excessive rigidity of legs; spastic gait. Knees knock against each other when walking. Cramps in legs worse cold, and cold feet. Cannot extend or cross legs when sitting. Myelitis, with marked spastic symptoms. Rheumatic paralysis. Gluteal muscles and lower limbs emaciated. Legs blue; swollen, if hanging down. Stiffness and lameness of ankles and knees, toe do not leave the floor, heels do not touch floor, Muscles of calves very tense. Patient sits bent forward, straightens with difficulty.

Urine.--Increased bladder reflex. Frequent, must hurry, else voided involuntarily.

Relationship.--Compare: Oxytrop; Secale; Petiveria, a South American plant (Paralysis; paraplegia with numbness. Sensation of internal coldness). Agrostema githago-Corn-cockle --(Burning sensations, in stomach, through ¬úsophagus into throat, in lower abdomen and anus; nausea, bitter vomiting, impaired locomotion; difficulty in remaining erect; vertigo and headache, burning from lower jaw to vertex).

Dose.--Third potency.
 
kadwa last decade
THANKS SO MUCH.

Why is it such a low dose. (which I cant get. I can only get 6x)

Should I take the dose frequently.
 
sakima last decade
Thats the dose given in the materia medica. The author himself says that the potency suggestions made in the Materia Medica are not to be taken very seriously. You may follow the approach of starting with 30c potency discussed earlier.
 
kadwa last decade
Can I take Lathyrus and Merc sol?
 
sakima last decade
It is better to have a gap of some 5-7 days between two remedies eventhough they are not related remedies. The same applies to lathyrus and merc.
 
kadwa last decade
Sorry. How best to take them then, in simple terms?
 
sakima last decade
These may be taken as follows.

day 1

three doses of Merc. Sol 200c at a gap of 4 hours.

day 2 to day 6
nothing

day 7

three doses of Lathyrus 200c at a gap of 4 hours.

Merc Sol should be reviewed at day 16 ie after 15 days.

Similarly Lathyrus should be reviewed at day 22 ie after 15 days.

One dose means
If the medicine is in pills form 4 pills. Don't touch pills with hand. Use cap of bottle to take pills.
If the medicine is in liquid dilution form, 3-4 drops in some 20 ml water. Sip up slowly.

Please follow homeo restrictions like no coffee, no raw onion/garlic, no strong perfumes, don't eat or drink anything within 30 minutes before or after taking medicine.
 
kadwa last decade
I thought u said 30c? Thats what I ordered.

Can I take, say 6 of the 30c (180c?) of the Merc Sol and the Lathyrus?
 
sakima last decade
day 1 and day 2

three doses of Merc. Sol 30c at a gap of 4 hours.

day 2 to day 7
nothing

day 8 and day 9

three doses of Lathyrus 30c at a gap of 4 hours.

Merc Sol should be reviewed at day 17 ie after 15 days.

Similarly Lathyrus should be reviewed at day 23 ie after 15 days.

With 30c potency the above plan will work. In future when you move to higher potencies the plan given earlier will work. It is already explained as to how the potency should be reviewed and the decision regarding taking the same potency or moving to the higher potency should be taken.

Potency doesn't change by increasing the dose size.
 
kadwa last decade
SORRY KADWA.

If I just take the Lathyrus what plan should I follow and should I increase the potency or just stick to the 30c and if I do increase it, what plan should I follow and how will I know if I should increase it?

Thanks Kadwa. I know I am a pain in the arse!
 
sakima last decade

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