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I have been using homeopathy for 20 years under treatment of professionals, and on my own. In 2003 a homeopath recommended Lyc LM1 to start, as constitutional. I had tried it and did not follow up, and he moved his practice to another state. Meanwhile various other professionals try to give me different remedies, even tho I tell them Lyc is working. Last year I took an online homeopathic survey of many questions which revealed Lyc is my remedy. I remembered the LM I had and tried it. It helped many things, one in particular is a parasomnia (I sleep walk and eat in my sleep.) this disappeared from the remedy, along with some gas and digestive disturbance, and helped my mood. After a month I stopped, and the symptoms returned so I resumed. I have experimented enough to know it is unmistakable this remedy cures, but I must continue. (I am very sensitive to high potencies, so LM is best for me.) In the meantime if I visit a naturopath for other things as nutrition, they also do homeopathy, I tell them I am Lyc, they tell me I am something else and tell me to switch. When I get off Lyc and try something else, I am much worse. Why won't anyone believe Lyc works for me? Or does resolving lifelong parasomnia not necessarily mean this is my constitutional remedy? So, even tho I believe it is working, I would still like to have a professional homeopath, so that I can be monitored on dosing, as how often, or when to progress to LM3 (I went to LM2 on my own when LM1 stopped working) and to monitor if I change to another constitution. But no one will accept that Lycopodium works. I did you extensive survey online, and it came up Lycopodium number one remedy. If you would like to ask me questons to see what remedy is indicated, let me know. Otherwise, can I keep on taking Lyc in LM, just going to the next higher potency when the current one begins to fail? Please advise.
  taz55 on 2011-03-01
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
Do your symptoms return exactly as before, when you stop the medicine?

Do you have any kind of pathology (tissue changes in the body related to disease)?

Are you on any regular orthodox medication?
brisbanehomoeopath last decade
yes they return exactly, mostly the sleep walking, which I am happy to be rid of. no tissue changes for sleep walking. take very low dose prescription blood pressure medicine.
taz55 last decade
It is probably the wrong remedy then. If the symptoms are returning exactly as before, the Lycopodium is only palliating your symptoms. Over time, your condition will probably worsen, as palliationg does not address the underlying cause of your problems.

If a remedy is truly curative, then if the symptoms do return, they are of less intensity, less frequency, and cause less suffering. Very often this improvement will last for weeks, months or even years after the remedy is stopped.

In a case where the symptoms are returning exactly as before, no cure is taking place, and even palliation eventually will stop as your body finds new ways to express the disease and 'get around' the palliating/suppressive effective of the Lycopodium.
brisbanehomoeopath last decade
oh no! even tho for the first time sleep walking is cured after lifelong problem? do you want to view my survey results to see what else may be indicated, or ask questions? survey indicates Lyc as well.
taz55 last decade
It is not cured - you said it came back exactly as before. Cure means gone for good, without needing to constantly retake the remedy. If it comes back in the same way, as soon as the remedy is stopped, then the remedy is merely hiding the symptoms. This is exactly how orthodox medicine generally works too.

The proof is always in the results, no matter how good the remedy might seem. It is probably close to what you really need, but only being close will probably not cure.
brisbanehomoeopath last decade
I understand that, but I asked you if you want the information to re-determine what is indicated. I also said that more than one resource chose Lycopodium (not myself). I also described the dept of that particular problem, which no allopathic or natural thing has ever cured before, nothing could even stop it for one day before.
taz55 last decade
a child was cured of Autism dosing daily LM potency, gradually increasing from LM1 and up, and succussing daily to slightly increase in between - given daily for ONE year! symptoms would return if dosing stopped, it took one year.
taz55 last decade

I fully agree to brisbanehomoeopath and would recommend to fill out the form found on the forum, so someone on this forum could assess your case and suggest a better remedy for you.

Moreover, if we give too many symptoms, lyco or sulphur would be the most likely remedy to come on the top, so you cannot always believe it if it is your remedy.

An Expert homeopath, takes many things into consideration while prescribing a remedy.

I would also add that self prescribing in homeopathy could be very dangerious. You could post your case at abc, and above all its free, so you won't have to pay anything for the Expert Opinion.

[message edited by mani_jee on Wed, 02 Mar 2011 10:36:12 CST]
mani_jee last decade
where is the form? I have the link to the survey, is there a form with questions I can fill out?

I am not self prescribing, a homeopath gave me the remedy.
taz55 last decade
Gender: Female
Age: 55
Body Type: slender
Height: 5'4
Weight: 130
General appearance:

Have you used homeopathic medicines before? Yes

If so what, and what homeopathic potencies did you use? Currently using Lyc LM3 daily as prescribed by homeopath. Wanting to checkif this is the best remedy for my constitution.


Please answer the following questions in a descriptive manner after careful analysis and recollection of previous experiences and happenings.

1. Describe your main suffering? Anxiety, feeling inadequate, can't get things done, fibromyalgia (pain in muscles if too much activity)

2. What other physical sufferings do you have in your body? High blood pressure, stomach irritation, gas/bloating

3. What mental sufferings / feelings do you have associated with your physical sufferings? Anxiety, fear, not good enough

4. What exactly do you feel when you are at your worst? Describe the sensation in your own words. Anxiety, fear, abandonment, felt in the gut, achey all over, weak.

5. When did it all start? Can you connect it to any past event or disease? Some in childhood, some in early 1990's.

6. Which time of the day you are worst? 4Pm, 5am

7. What are the things which aggravate your suffering and which are those which ameliorate the same? Example- time, temperature, pressure, rubbing, washing, eating, tight clothing etc. hot weather cannot stand, eating bothers stomach, can only eat a little at a time, gas and rumbling in lower abdomen. Love hot bath, hot bed, hot drinks.

8. Do your think your sufferings have relation to any external stimuli (like, change of place) or any internal biological changes in the body, like, menses (in females)? Menopause has worsened overall condition. Stress, worry makes worse. Being alone with no one to talk to makes worse

9. When do you feel better, during hot weather or cold weather, humid or dry weather? Cold weather much better, dry definitely.

10. Describe your general mental set up? Are you Moody, Arrogant, Mild, Agreeable Changeable, Nervous, Suspicious, Easily offended, Quiet, Arguing, Irritating, Lazy etc. mild, somewhat changeable, very sensitive, irritated by little things people do wrong

- How do you feel before or during a thunderstorm? Great, love them.

- Do you like being consoled during your tough times? No, but I do like support, encouragement

- Are you sensitive to external stimuli like smell, noise, light etc? Yes.

- Do you have any typical habit or gesture like nail biting, causeless
Weeping, talking to one self etc? Biting cuticles, parasomnia, hoarding/clutter

- How do you feel about your friends, family, your children and especially your husband / wife? Do not have anybody close right now. Friends abandon. I feel it is important to connect with them but they are too busy or don't want to be bothered. Talking with a friend is very helpful, if they listen and understand.

11. What are your fears and do you dream of any situation repeatedly? Claustrophobia; driving over bridges with water (not all of them, just big ones); used to dream of being back in high school, now dream of old job that I got laid off from; also dreamed of living back with parents.

12. What do you crave for in food items and what are your aversions? Cannot eat onions, feel very sick from them. Like sweets, carbs, warm pasta, warm soft foods best.

13. How is your thirst: Less, Normal or Excessive? Not thirsty but like to always have a cup of tea to sip.

14. How is your hunger: Less, Normal or Excessive? less

15. Is there any kind of food which your body can’t stand? Raw fruits and veggies don't settle well; onion and garlic cannot stand.

16. Is your sweat normal or less or more? Where does it sweat more: Head, Trunk or Limbs? Not much sweat

17. How is your bowel movement and stool type? normal

18. How well do you sleep? Do you have a particular posture of sleeping? Mostly on back

19. Do you think you are able to satisfy your sexual desires in general? yes

20. Do you have any strange, peculiar or unusual symptom or feelings? How are you different from others?

21. What medications have been taken earlier by you to treat the diseases and do you have any particular symptom surfacing after the medication? Toprol, Cytomel, Soma

22. What major diseases are running in your family? Hypertension, heart disease, glaucoma, diabetes

23. Describe, how do you look like? Describe your overall appearance.
Brown hair, brown eyes, round face, light skin.
(For Females)
24. If your menstrual cycles are not normal, please describe the irregularities, like pains, moods, flow type, clots etc.

25. What major diseases have you had in your life and when. Please write them in a chronological manner.
Whooping cough, Asthma, hypertension, mitral valve prolapse, fibromyalgia, reynauds
taz55 last decade

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