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Dry Eyes - Tear Production

For the past several months I have experienced red, burning eyes (mainly my left one). I went to an ophthalmologist and after doing a Tear Test he said I do not produce many tears. And of course my left eye produced less than my right. He said my tears do not evaporate quickly, but since I do not produce many tears to begin with, that’s why I am having the red burning eyes. He said my tear glands could possibly be inflamed.

For 3 days now I have taken flax seed oil, fish oil, and evening primrose oil. My mom is a homeopathic expert and suggested Nat Mur. A few months ago I tried Sulphur which didn’t work. My mother said it could be because the sulphur did not match my homeopathic personality, therefore not being the right remedy. Last night after taking my second dose of Nat Mur my eyes and mouth felt even drier than normal within an hour or so after taking it. I took a dose this morning and the same thing happened again. I know that this could possibly be the healing crisis, but can it happen so quickly? Does this mean that I have found the right remedy to increase my tear production? Is there anything else I can take to help with the tear inflammation, and to help aid in producing more tears? And will this also help with the redness (large blood vessels) in my eyes?

I am 27, female, live in North Carolina
[message edited by AmberT on Fri, 20 May 2011 13:39:32 BST]
  AmberT on 2011-05-20
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I have never treated your problem before but I believe that there is a possibility of Arnica 30c in the Wet dose taken thrice daily helping you. I believe that Arnica should help you by clearing the blockage that you have in your tear ducts thereby producing more tears.

The Wet dose of any Homeopathic remedy is made as follows:

Order the remedy in the Liquid pack in Alcohol, also referred to as Liquid Dilution in a bottle preferably with a dropper arrangement.
Get a 500ml bottle of Spring Water from the nearest supermarket.
Pour out about 3cm of water from the bottle to leave some airspace.
Insert 3 drops of the remedy into the bottle and shake the bottle hard at least 6 times before you sip a capfull of the bottle or a large teaspoonful which is the dose.
Shaking the bottle hard is homeopathic succussion and this enhances the effect of the remedy on the user.

I note that you have taken Nat Mur which has made your condition worse. You do not mention the potency of the NM that you have taken but you may not be aware that Nat Mur is just plain common table SALT. (NACl) Please indicate the potency you have used which caused your problem.

You will stop all other drugs and remedies you are using currently, if you use my therapy aka 'Joepathy'

Please report progress in a week.
Joe De Livera last decade
I am taking the Nat Mur in pellet form, 30 c. 5 pellets, 3 times a day.

So should I stop taking the Nat Mur right away, and take the Arnica wet dose instead? Or should I keep taking the nat mur for a couple more days?
AmberT last decade
The choice is yours.
Joe De Livera last decade
Thank you! I already have arnica 30c pellets, could I take those instead by mouth? And do you think it will also help with the inflamed red veins that are visible in my eyes?
AmberT last decade
Taking Arnica in the standard pellets cannot be equated to taking them in the Wet dose as prescribed by me. Again the choice is yours!

I cannot predict the outcome on 'the inflamed red veins that are visible in my eyes?'

It is most likely that they are due to inflammation on the surface of your eye caused by the lack of tearing in your eye and it would be interesting to observe if my therapy which as I stated I had never prescribed for your condition ever before, will work as I predicted that it should.

Suggest that you use my therapy aka 'Joepathy' precisely as prescribed.
Joe De Livera last decade
I read that you prefer to use the liquid Arnica, but can I use the Arnica 30 c pellets that I already have?

And for the intructions, I should only drink a capful of the diluted arnica, 3 times a day?
[message edited by AmberT on Fri, 20 May 2011 19:45:40 BST]
AmberT last decade
I really cannot understand the reason for your persistent refusal to take the Arnica 30 in the Wet dose.

Have you any reason to be so insistent on using the dry pellets even after I have patiently explained the reason for my prescribing the Wet dose?
Joe De Livera last decade
Amber, I have only just had a look at your post.

There are a couple of things that need to be addressed here.

Firstly, if after taking the Nat-mur you experienced a worsening of your symptoms, this may have been a sign that the remedy was the correct one. Abandoning it so quickly to take a remedy that does not necessarily cover you symptoms is not a good idea.

However, as a second point, the aggravation you have been experiencing is most likely because of the way you have been taking the dose. The dosage is far too large and too frequent. You should never take so many pillules at once, and never so often in a day at 30c. Also, the pillules really shouldn't be repeated at all - they should be dissolved into water and made into a liquid dose. Repeating the pillules is an almost guaranted way to make yourself sick at little benefit.

Once you get an aggravation you should always stop anyway. To avoid getting such strong aggravtions follow these instructions.

Get hold of a small bottle with a dropper - 15-30ml size is appropriate. Dissolve 2 pillules in a mixture of water and alcohol placed in the bottle (5 parts to 1 part).

Hit the bottle firmly (not shaking) against the palm of the hand twice only, then place 1 drop into a 1/2 cup of water (125ml). Stir thoroughly and take 1 teaspoon into the mouth.

This is one dose, succussed and diluted according the the instructions in our Organon of Medicine in order to minimize aggravation and improve the effectiveness of the remedy.

Repeat this once a day for no more than 3 days in total, stopping the moment you feel a worsening of your symptoms.

If after this the medicine does not help you, looking for a new medicine is an appropriate next step.

David Kempson
Professional Homoeopath
brisbanehomoeopath last decade
Dr. Kempson, I am at the beginning of Day 3 of taking the Nat Mur as a wet dose and my eyes have not felt dry for 2 days now. I am hoping this means they will stay this way. They feel great and moist, but I still have 2 large red veins in my left eye that have been here for several months. The one on my outer left eye even itches from time to time, and I know its not allergies. I have read that enlarged veins can actually itch which is what I think is going on. I thought the veins could possibly go away once my eyes moistened up, but it doesn't look like it. Do you have any remedies to help get the dilated red vessels to go down, or should I maybe wait a couple more days before I take another remedy specifically for the veins? I don't want to do too much at once, and definitely do not want to risk taking something that will dry my eyes out again. But these veins are very unsightly and have been for several months. Thank your for your advice on the Nat Mur.
AmberT last decade
Wait to see what happens from those 3 doses.

Homoeopathy is not about choosing this remedy for that complaint. It is a true holistic medicine, at is most powerful when one remedy is selected on the basis of the whole case.

Asking for a medicine for dry eyes, then a medicine for the dilated veins, then another for the itching and so on, is a recipe for disaster.

This is the danger of using homoeopathic medicines the way doctors use theirs. Our whole philosophy of health is different, in many ways opposite. A whole case needs to be taken, and a remedy given to suit the inner disturbance that ultimately causes all your external symptoms.
brisbanehomoeopath last decade
I have taken my 3 doses and my eyes feel better! They are still red however. I believe the rare itching it caused by the enlarged veins, so if I can get the veins to shrink, then the itching should stop. I do not believe I need to take anything for the itching. Do you know what I should do? Thank you for letting me know to continue taking the Nat Mur.
AmberT last decade
Just wait and watch for awhile to see how the Nat-mur works in the longer term.
brisbanehomoeopath last decade

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