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How to take Nux Vomica 200C?

Hello to all.

I was diagnosed as a Nux Vomica case some time ago but i was in a hurry (as are all nux cases) with my mind on many many things and i forgot to buy it.

I now did some research and found that all my symptoms actually do match Nux Vomica. The doctor told me to also buy Sulphur 200C since my condition is chronic, 6-7 years (i am 26 years old).

Was wondering if somebody can tell me how to take Nux Vomica? When i typed it here on search, it says that it is complementary with Sulphur and Sepia. Does that mean they should be taken together or?

Any advice is welcome.
  McDougal on 2012-05-21
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
If you have a chronic condition you
need to A. go to a homeopath to
supervise the dosing for cure-
that is your best option.

Even if you are nux you may need it
for a time in different potencies. And
it is possible that you could need sulph
for a time and some other remedies
and go back to nux or whatever to
finish the cure of a chronic case.

I would go back to your original person
if possible or find another one bc
there is no way anyone on here can
tell you to dose nux vomica without
taking your entire case on the forum
and supervising it for quite awhile.
[message edited by simone717 on Mon, 21 May 2012 21:37:49 BST]
simone717 8 years ago
Yes don't start trying to manage this yourself. Homoeopathic prescribing is complex and tricky, and each medicine can produce serious side effects if used inappropriately. All prescriptions are made individually, including dosage. No medicine should be taken with another. Complementary relationships are meant for the practitioner, not the patient who need not concern themselves with this (it is a prescribing technique).

The state of the remedy needs to match your state, not just the symptoms. Without knowing why you are taking the remedy, I doubt anyone here will be willing to take responsibility for advising you on how to take it. There are many things that need to be considered - sensitivity, medical history, degree of tissue change, intensity of disease etc.

Taking Sulphur ';becaue the case is chronic' is ridiculous. If they told you that they don't know what they are talking about, and I would be quite suspicious of the Nux prescription in that case as well. Chronic is a quality of most sick people we see, not of a specific remedy.
brisbanehomoeopath 8 years ago
I can't go to the same person because he was a friend of a friend who i met when i was on a vacation. Long story, i know :)

I am sorry to hear this, i was under the impression that homeopathy is simpler, that one should take 1-3 doses of a remedy and than just wait for a week or two and see how it goes..

I am pretty convinced i am a nux.. Am thin, have troubles gaining weight even when i eat, have coldness in my feet, when i take my socks off i tend to have stomach issues, have sour taste in my mouth in the morning, am always thinking about things, my brain is working non stop on full power, even when i try to relax i think about how i should relax :) have some digestive issues, floating stool from time to time, undigested foods in the stool also from time to time..

Don't like people touching me, don't like crowds, like being alone, am capable of being with other persons only for a short time (couple of hours and only on rare ocassions), feel better on warm or damp,rainy weather, feel much worse when its cold.. Love windy weather and storms, lightnings..

Hate parfumes and any smell that comes from a bottle, those cheap deodorants in spray almost make me sick..

I am sure i am missing something but..

Anyway, i am currently relaxing, trying to improve my mental status, am also going on acupuncture treatments and wanted to improve even more with homeopathy since i know they are compatible with each other.

I hope, after writing this, somebody can help me out :)

I have both the Nux Vomica and Sulphur in 200 C.

Honestly, didn't see myself in the Sulphur symptoms but i didn't look that close after finding everything in Nux Vomica..
McDougal 8 years ago
If i should add anything else, please, just ask, i will be more than happy.

I also have some dark blue circles under my eyes, not to much, there is some redness around my nose, sometimes more, sometimes less, doesn't itch, but skin on my hands and face is dry, specially when i go out of a shower, than i use natural oils and i am fine. Like to eat natural foods, hate fast foods or anything that is bought in the super market.

Mostly eat fish from meats, from diary only home made white cheese from time to time which i buy from a lady i know, i avoid pastereused food. Don't drink tea, nor alcohol, nor smoke, nor do drugs, don't even drink sodas.. Only filtered water and teas.

Don't care about other people, if they don't like something about me i just tell the GOOD BYE and don't bother one bit about them, if if they are okay i can be friendly at times.. If they want to see me very often i tell them good bye because i hate needy people.. I hate asking for help from people i know because i then feel i owe them, i generally prefer strangers, they are much easier to handle..
McDougal 8 years ago
Don't drink COFFEE!

I drink tea :)

Coffee i hate.. Also, never eat sugars or processed fats, or anything processed..
McDougal 8 years ago
Hi- if you can afford acupucture,
then can you afford a homeopath?

You go to first appt- takes like hour
and half and give all symptoms,
mental and physical, on that basis
a remedy is chosen to match
EVERYTHING- Then you go from there
and get dose instructions from the

Many tools are used to prescribe
seeing the person face to face,
how they talk, their skin, and on and
on- if you want to get better FAST-
this is what you do.

Where are you- I am willing to look
up some people for you. Online
here is a very hit and miss operation.

simone717 8 years ago
No homoeopathy is very complex, it takes many years to become even moderately competent at it. And because our medicines can be quite powerful and have long-lasting side effects, the guidelines need to be followed carefully to avoid making your situation worse.

You will not be able to choose your own chronic remedy. This is one of the limitations of homoeopathy. Being able to perceive your own state is like trying to counsel yourself. It actually requires an objective outside party, as you tend to see and interpret everything through your state (so you cannot see yourself clearly).

Those symptoms you have given would not lead me to prescribe Nux-v. In fact many of them are broad general symptoms that would not be particularly useful for prescribing anything. It is also not a properly given case, so making a prescription with that small amount of information is not likely to succeed. Homoeopathy is all about detail, a high level of indiviualization. We utilize a principle of peculiarity - which is actually not so easy to understand (symptoms that are unexpected or unexplained).

I will post an example of an intake form so you can see what kind of information is needed to make confident decisions.


Go through each problem one at a time giving a full description of what happens, what pains and sensations you get, what makes it worse and what makes it better, the history of the complaint including when it started and what was happening around that time.

Write a separate section for each problem. Cover even the smallest problems you have.

If any of your symptoms occur together, or immediately before or after one another this is important to note as well.

Do not give single word or short sentence descriptions. The more information you give the better I will be able to help.

Do not read up on the remedies and discuss them. Do not attempt to use the Remedy Finder program on this site. Try to keep yourself apart from all the information about remedies on the internet. Such research on your part actually makes it harder to find the right remedy for you not easier.

Whenever you describe a sensation or pain, try to help me to imagine having that same pain. For example, what would have to happen to me to recreate that symptom?

Allow yourself to diverge if you wish. If discussing the problem brings up any emotional or mental issues, then discuss them.

Do not edit your report, except for spelling mistakes. It is important that even if you use the wrong word, you write that. You can correct yourself in the next sentence.

If you have not done this by the time you have covered your problems, discuss the problems you have generally had in your life. What have been the big traumas, the big issues for you? Where have you felt unable to change, where do you get stuck repeating the same behaviours?

Also discuss the issues you might have had in childhood. Talk about your family, your upbringing, your parents. What kind of child were you? What did you fear, what did you aspire to, what do you remember the most?

Lastly talk about the way in which you handle or cope with your problems. What are the patterns that reoccur in your life? How do you find yourself managing your problems, even if it is not successful? To what degree do your problems affect you? How do you think everything will work out in the end for you?
Also answer these general health questions, if you have not already discussed them:

1. What foods do you crave or hate?

2. What drinks do you crave or hate?

3. Does any food or drink have a negative effect on you?

4. What is your sensitivity to the temperature and weather?

5. What is your physical energy like? What activities seem to raise or lower it?

6. What is your sexual desire like? Are there any problems in this area you feel comfortable talking about?

7. What is your sleep like, what problems do you have with it?

8. What issues do you have around your menstrual cycle (if a woman)?

9. What dreams tend to reoccur in your life, or have reoccurred previously? If not a specific whole dream, what images or situations tend to crop up?

There will almost certainly be more questions from me after this to clarify and to explore further.

David Kempson
Professional Classical Homoeopath
Registered ATMS 5141
brisbanehomoeopath 8 years ago
Bottom line here?

You don't know what you don't know.

I can find people in your area to do
it the right way, or someone very
competent online to do it in depth
with skype etc if no one is in your area.
simone717 8 years ago
I have to admit that i am a bit surprised, but very glad i opened this thread. I remember watching some short TV shows which mention that homeopathy is pretty harmless, if you take what you don't need-nothing happens, but i guess that can only be true for really low potencies.

It does make sense since homeopathy is an energy medicine, to much of bad energy creates bad things. Just like herbal, nutritional and any other medicine i suppose.

I have a question though, in your opinion, if i was to go to say 3 homeopathic practitioners, what is the chance to receive the same remedy from all 3 practitioners?
McDougal 8 years ago
Classical homeopaths will always scare you into making you believe you are overdosing and the potencies you are taking are incorrect.

i agree with 20 years experience might i add that you can try a remedy 3 times see if it has an effect and if it does then continue. but what is your reason for taking nux vomica - it must be the right remedy and the right reason
santinosharma 8 years ago
I don't wish to come in the middle of different opinion which obviously exist in homeopathy, but i will gladly answer your question.

The reason why i wish to take nux vomica is mainly to improve my digestion and assimilation of food. I am sick and tired of having to eat 5 meals a day and workout 3-4 times a week only to not lose any weight (as mentioned before, i lack weight, probably some 10kg-20 pounds)

If i miss a single meal i lose weight and i often eat even if i am not hungry, just because i feel i will lose my weight even more if i don't.

When i look at undigested food particles in my stool i realize that i have some important digestion and assimilation problems. I personally feel that other minor problems such as dry skin on hands and face, a bit of redness in the face etc. are all connected to bad digestion. If i improve digestion-everything will improve.

That is pretty much the reason :) Of course, relaxing my mind a bit wouldn't hurt either, but again, all of my worry is connected to this health issue, so it would fix that to i am sure.
McDougal 8 years ago
do u have acne problems? constipation - acidity ? sinus problems ? cold hands and feet ? any other allergies

and is your hair quite dry/coarse ?

[message edited by santinosharma on Tue, 22 May 2012 12:22:34 BST]
santinosharma 8 years ago
Coriander seeds? I suppose that is herbal therapy, or is Nux Vomica latin for coriander seeds?

I am 26 years old, my hair colour is black, but its not really BLACK BLACK if you know what i mean :) It is not brown either, its just a bit of a lighter shade of black, not like charcoal. My eyes are green. My complexion is somewhere in the middle. My father has really light skin, burns in the sun easy, wears glasses, has light blue eyes, while my mother gets a really good tan in the sun, and has dark blue eyes. I don't burn in the sun, and i get some colour but i don't get that bronze tan like my mom.

As far as my hair goes, i have to add, even though i am ''just'' 26 years of age, i have quite a few gray, or should i say WHITE hairs in front of my hair. They can be seen only from up close but there are surely some 20-30 white hairs there. I used to pull them out either manually or with tweezers but i don't do that any more.

When i think about it more closely, i have them for about as long as i have my digestive issues, maybe even that is connected?
McDougal 8 years ago
yes my friend - unfortunately it is all connected - generally people with digestive issues have weak energy, immunity, eyesight problems and hair problems also.

do u get any stomach pain - like burning ? ( i dont think u would do but i just want to make sure)

and are there any problems of asthma in your family - sinus, bed wetting
santinosharma 8 years ago
Sorry, took me a long time to answer, didn't see you changing your post.

My hair does seem dry and a bit cracked, lifeless, lacks volume but its rather soft. I am using natural soaps to wash it, not shampoos. Without good digestion-there isn't good hair :)

I do have cold hands and feet, specially in the winter. Hands are not as cold as feet though. As far as my feet goes, as soon as i remove my socks they get really cold and i get stomach issues, if i keep them without socks for a longer time i can even get a mild case of diarrhea. I sleep with my socks and in winter i wear two-three pairs of wool socks.

My hands and face skin is dry, hands crack if i don't put oils on them.

I don't really have sinus problem in the sense that i don't have any pain, my head doesn't hurt, but i do have post nasal drip which also bothers me very much. It is strongest after eating and if i lye down. I irrigate my nose with saline when i wake up and before i go to bad and it really helps a lot. Sometimes when i have bad post nasal drip, i do it in the middle of the day and it feels very good after.

I also get sour taste in my mouth if i lye down and a really sour taste in the morning, like i chewed ash. Salivation in the night is also increased at times and i have to spit it out because it is coloured, maybe some brownish colour.

The post nasal drip during the day is like thick saliva, i have to hawk and spit it out, in the morning and evening after the nose irigation and after i clear my nose, the stuff that goes out the nose is greenish or brownish..

I don't have constipation. I have regular stools, but they frequently change. Sometimes they are a bit hard and come in small round chunks, sometimes they are a bit soft, sometimes normal, more often than not they float on water, undigested food particles in them, it changes a lot.

I don't have any known allergies, i did those tests, i did have some minor food sensitivities which was caused because i was eating same food on daily basis, but i than removed those foods for a period of 6 months or more, and now i never eat the same food more than once in 5 days. That goes mostly for foods with proteins like nuts, meats etc.. So if i eat a trout and walnuts today, the next time i can eat it is at least 5 days later, but since i eat many kinds of fish, it is much more in reality.

I tend to have one day with fish, and the next they i eat vegan, i prepare something like beans or lantils, i eat seeds, nuts, grains like rice, millet, a lot of veggies, fruits, i try to create perfect balance without meats.
McDougal 8 years ago
ur symptoms sound more like nat mur to me - especially what u mentioned in regard to your stool

i would start by taking nat mur for 3 days 30c

if you dont see a difference then take nux vom for 3 days

if its the right rememdy homeopathy will show its effect within a day and definately by two. please report back

but i am pleased to say that ur digestion doesnt sound so bad compared to people ive seen in the past ! so all should be well soon hopefuly
santinosharma 8 years ago
I don't really believe in western medicine-but a couple of years ago i was told that acid fumes from my stomach go up and irritate my nose and than it produces phlegm (thick saliva) to protect the nose, something like that.

I think there is some point to that, because the back of my throat is chronic red but without any pain. The inside of the nose is also red-without pain.

I don't have asthma, but i have notices that if i sometimes breath deep and breath out with my mouth- on the end of the breath there is a bit of a whistling sound that lasts for half a second on the very end.

My symptoms were much worse in the begging but after changing my diet completely, stopped drinking, stoped smoking it improved a lot, possibly 70 %, but these 30 % that still exist do bother me a lot.
McDougal 8 years ago
The best thing about my condition is-i am not in any pain, never have been. I don't have heartburn or anything like that.

I don't wish to sound stupid but-since i already do have Nux Vomica 200 C, and i don't have nat mur, would it be okay to try Nux Vomica first?

My knowledge in latin tells me that nat mur is sodium chloride, which is table salt?

I don't use rafined salt, but instead, i use natural himalayan salt, or celtic salt, or hawaiian vulcanic salt, worst case scenario i use sea salt, and since salt is easily soluble in water and becomes one with water, i doubt i have any problems with it.
McDougal 8 years ago
Hey - no its not a stupid question at all. The reason why i suggested nat mur first is because nat mur seems to fit you quite well from my experience. also nux vomica ive found is an antidote to everything. so if nat mur didnt suit you you could use the nux vomica and have a clean slate again essentially.

but for the sake of time and convenience its entirely up to you. whilst taking homeopathic its best to refrain from ketchup, garlic yogurt and too spicy things or coffee/tea.

PS true nat mur is made from rock salt but homeopathic is very different to the original element it is made from.
santinosharma 8 years ago
I understand the logic on your statement. Makes sense.

I never eat ketchup nor yogurt, nor do i drink coffee while garlic i do only or rare occasions, so that won't be a problem at all. I do drink teas, but have no problem with not drinking them for a while. Clear, filtered water will suffice :)

I do have two additional questions if possible.

1. How exactly should i take Nux Vomica? It states on this website that it is best taken in the evenings? What does that mean, like 8pm or like 11 pm? :) Also, how many pellets per dose, and how many doses per day? :)

2. Is it safe to also take Calc. Phos. 6X cell salt with Nux Vomica? The reason i am asking this is because i found it matching a low of my symptoms after reading a book about cell salts.

It says its good for all digestive issues, bad assimilation of food, sour taste in the mouth in the morning, post nasal drip, cold feet, occasional mild stiffness in the lower back etc etc..

I remember reading it can be mixed with any form of medicine because it is just a very very small piece of a mineral, but than again it is in lactose which is milk sugar and you said no yogurt..

Doesn't hurt to ask, right? :)
McDougal 8 years ago

As you have said yourself it is better
to see a patient so that you have what
you need to pick a remedy. And online
is not the greatest option. Many people
need supervision and help with remedy
choice. This is already a free clinic on here, but many USA people can afford
to see a homeopath and I try to steer them into a good local homeopath or
a very good online homeopath, I believe
having a relationship with a homeopath
for issues that will come up in life-
acutes and so on is a very important

Just like some classical people saying
anything else is bad, the same goes
for the other end of the spectrum.
People need guidance most of the time. They can't all come on here and
get the luck of the draw- many times
that means some patient who thinks
they know things and decides to prescribe to other people and people
don't know what is what.

I have had classical homeopaths, MD's
etc ( I did not know what they were
at the time! but they were good healers and gave me a few remedies for
my allergies which then LEFT and have
not come back for 30 years!! no need
to take anything at all-

I think getting a homeopath you like
to advise and help is a good thing
and people need that-they might
find a remedy that does something
but not the whole thing and whether
classical or not- a homeopath could
find a better remedy and dose than
the person looking it up himself.
simone717 8 years ago
I am actually from a very small and poor non American language speaking country. My nick has probably misled you. I never even learned English, i just picked it up from watching tv.. That being said i only read books on English and i even find it more comfortable than my native language at times. The Scotish sounding ''alter ego'' is just an alter ego since i love Scotland..

Now i don't wish to moan or explain myself in full detail, i do agree with you that seeing a homeopath would be the best choice, but lets just say that in this moment i can't really do it.

I also have to apologize and say that i pretty much have my mind set on trying Nux Vomica, especially after chatting with Santino. If it fails-and i really hope it won't, i will re-calibrate my position, but i really don't wish to think about something i am about to do in a form that it isn't smart or won't work..

Negative thinking is never a good thing. :)
McDougal 8 years ago
Ok 'Scotty' !! :-)

Don't know where you are but you
are smart- your English is very good
and so is your ability to look into
remedies. You are also smart enough
to know who you are connecting to
to find good advice.

Sorry to say but not the case with 90 percent of people-and it pains me to
see people trying to figure something
out when right homeo could at least
get them on track within a half hour
most of the time.

Let us know how the Nux works for you.

Warm regards,
simone717 8 years ago
Hi - sorry for the late reply and im sorry if ive offended anyone! - i might sound abrubt in my emails as im busy with work by day but its not my attention

i wouldnt recommend taking two remedies at one time as u should really test which ONE remedy works for you.

take 30c nux vomica an hour before or hour after eating - rinse your mouth with water before taking and suck the pellet. drink glass of fresh water immediately after the pellet. - do this 3 times a day. if nux vomica is the right remedy you should see positive results or at least some result within a day or two.

let me know your progress
santinosharma 8 years ago
At Simone, i wish to get involved as much as i can in anything i do.

When i mentioned acupuncture, i am actually doing it on myself.. I know that sounds a bit crazy, but i first read some 4-5 books about acupuncture, than i watched two DVD's (with about 50 ''sub-videos about this and that''and a lot of you tube clips etc. Than i asked a couple of questions on forums, and only than did i go to see a practitioner.

She was pretty shocked (in a good way) with the amount of knowledge i have about the whole matter. I pretty much diagnosed myself 90% correctly, i only missed one issue and when she started inserting needles in me i was saying ''that is points St36, that is Sp3 etc etc..'' anyway, now i am doing treatments on myself, and after 4 treatments, i have to say things are improving in a noticeable fashion. I will now introduce two micro acupuncture variations (ear acupuncture and hand/feet acupunture) which are much more easier to learn, but are still pretty powerful.

I posses knowledge about Cell Salts for quite some time, and i also posses knowledge about herbs,nutrition, magnetic therapy, music therapy etc. There is also the minimalistic approach of prayers and thoughts of getting well...

I am very open minded and believe only in energy medicine. In my opinion, western medicine is only good for acute ocassions, say big injuries or snake bites, or a sudden heart attack, things like that. My mission now is to get well and never have any dis-ease ever again.

I have to say that my knowledge about Homeopathy isn't that great (apart from Cell salts), it just sort of never came up, there was always a more important book to read, but i tried to collect as much informations by watching informative videos.

The main reason i wish to take Nux Vomica now is to combine it with acupuncture for an even more powerful healing signal.

In the end, i do agree with you that people shouldn't really diagnose themselves, without being falsely modest, i consider myself more intelligent than your ''average Joe'', but still i only treat myself and my own body. I would never feel comfortable doing acupuncture or prescribing homeopathic remedies to other people, i just wish to have my own life in my hands.

Give a man a fish and you will feed him for a day. Learn him to fish on his own and he will have foods to eat all his life.

I think the saying goes something like that :)
McDougal 8 years ago

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