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How long would a 10M dose last


As a general rule how long you should wait after taking a single 10M dose if it produces no/little action and you need to switch remedies ?

I took Nat. Mur. 10M for depression and now want to try Lycopodium 1M. Not sure about how long to wait. Besides a little itching and feeling like I have a hair in my mouth for a few days, the 10M did not do anything.

Thanks !
  advantis on 2012-03-02
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I hope you are not self-prescibing such powerful high potencies. This could be very dangerous. Side effects when they happen, tend to be more serious when you use high potencies inappropriately.

There is no set time that must elapse between changes of remedy. Careful assessment of the reaction over 2-3 weeks is necessary before abandoning one remedy. Reactions can be subtle and difficult for the patient to see in the short term. It is often necessary for a homoeopath to check return of old symptoms, direction of cure, shifts in the hierarchy of the patient (various levels such as mood, memory, dreams, appetite etc) to be sure that the medicine either is or is not working to help the patient.

It is also often the case that a first dose can be fairly uneventful, where a second dose of the same remedy in the same potency can have a much more significant effect. Since side effects and aggravations are more likely with this second dose as well, the homoeopath needs to have some confidence that the remedy is right before doing this.

Often the changes that occur on a remedy can happen in places and in symptoms not expected by the patient, which they can overlook as important. This is the reason a homoeopath takes such a thorough case, to be able to check everything. Movement towards health might start in the dreams, in the sleep, in the amount of creativity the patient has - and it needs to be watched to see how far it goes before doing anything further.

Generally speaking, when I give a 10M to a patient, I expect them to feel the effects of that remedy for several months at least.

There is no standardized dosing protocol with our medicines. You give the next dose when it is needed based on examination of the response, you change the remedy when the state of the patient requires it or you are sure the previous remedy created no activity.
[message edited by brisbanehomoeopath on Fri, 02 Mar 2012 04:14:39 GMT]
brisbanehomoeopath last decade
Thanks very much for the detailed and very helpful information.
advantis last decade

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