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daily 30c dosage vs. single 200c dose for chronic condition?

hi, i've posted something similar to this topic before, but my homeopath has me on 30c of lycopodium 1x a day. it's been a few weeks, at first i felt a lot better, but i feel like i've hit a roof. on days i miss a dose, i feel better actually.

i also noticed that when i take a remedy, whether it's lyco or nux or natrum mur, i feel great for a few minutes, but after a while i feel pretty bad. after the remedy dissolves, i go back to feeling great again.

does this mean i'm super sensitive to remedies? am i taking them too often or not enough? my homeopath says taking 1x a day in a small dose is better because you don't have to worry about things that can antidote it when you forgo a week or so doing large doses.
  ddollar on 2011-04-14
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You are being given too much. Stop the Lycopodium. If it was actually helping you, the improvement will stay for awhile, if not for good.

Your homoeopath sounds like they do not understand basic homoeopathic philosophy on dosage.

Basic rule of homoeopathy - LAW OF THE MINIMUM DOSE (taught to homoeopaths in the first few weeks of their studies).

'You give only enough to the patient to effect a change'.

It is a simple rule, and practitioners cannot seem to follow it.

The potency has nothing to do with the Size of the dose. The Size, which relates to the Law of the Minimum dose above, has to do with HOW MUCH you take, not the potency which relates to the DEPTH to which the remedy will penetrate.

HOW MUCH you take is the frequency, and the actual physical amount (number of drops, pillules over liquid which should not be done, amount of water it is diluted into etc).

The SIZE of the dose determines how much aggravation you get, and how much harm the remedy will do to you. Overdosing is dangerous with our medicines too, although not toxically so.

When assessing the reaction to a medicine, you are primarily looking at the STABILITY of the change. Needing to take the remedy all the time is a sign that there is no stability, and therefore a problem either with the remedy or the potency.

The only things that will antidote your medicine are other medicines designed to suppress your specific symptoms (things like cortisone, asthma medications, allergy medications etc). Unless you are on constant medication, then your homoeopath is not acting sensibly in giving you daily doses.
brisbanehomoeopath last decade
thanks so much! i am very grateful and amazed at the fast, helpful response i've had on these boards in only a short time.

what you are saying is exactly what i've read myself, which is why i was confused talking to my homeopath.

would it be safe to take a higher potency in a single dose then? i have a very debilitating chronic disease. also, if i wanted to try another remedy afterwards in a single dose, how long would i wait after taking the lyco?

thanks again -
ddollar last decade
When your homoeopath is giving advice contrary to what you read and hear elsewhere, you should definitely grill them about it. If it isn't giving results, then you need to rethink doing what they say.

I cannot tell if any of those remedies are right for you. The probably are not but no case means a big guess.
brisbanehomoeopath last decade
will do - thanks for the advice!
ddollar last decade

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