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nail-biting & silicea

Hullo and thankyou for any advice you may be able to offer.

Saw an iridologist and naturopath a long time ago, he prescibed Blackmores (Australia) "Silico" supplements, said it would stop nail-biting (since 5 years of age). Miraculously, after several weeks, for the first time ever, this habit stopped automatically. However, it resumes whenever I stop taking these supplements.

Was subsequently diagnosed (also a long time ago) after filling in a comprehansive questionnaire, by a homeopath as most closely matching the "Silicea" temperament type, with a 2nd-closest match being to "Gelsemium".

He started me on Silicea, and it instantly created an uncontrollable urge to nail-bite (despite taking silico supplements at the time), severe indecisiveness, and deep-seated anger against childhood "injustices". These symptoms were impossible to live with, so the Homeopath said I must be a "sensitive" and would have to take the weakest available dosage. UNfortunately I moved away after that and cannot remember what I was supposed to take. Therefore I never finished working through the Silicea cure and never got started on the Gelsemium which was meant to follow.

This was many years ago and I have only been able to stop nail-biting after taking the Blackmores silica supplement, although the severity had decreased a great deal. I recently thought I would try the Silicea again as it was meant to be a comprehensive constitutional remedy and address a range of my personal health issues and weaknesses, and maybe it would stop nail-biting permanently.
I could only find a "15C" . dosage and tried it for awhile (3 pills 3 times per day was adv ised by the chemist). Some very severe nail-biting started, often associated with gnawing hunger and hair-twirling (which I used to do at uni but not since then). I stopped the Silicea, but still havent been able to stop these symptoms and nail-biting , despite taking a LOT of silicon supplements.

I feel I need to do the Silicea properly to really get to the bottom of things, but am unsure of the dosage.

Thankyou for any advice!
  fieldhigh_m3 on 2005-10-18
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
nail biting is not silicia.
try carcinosinum and natrum mur as follow.
1.carsinosinum 200c,first day thrice daily,second day twice,third day only once.the dose is 1-2 drops mixed in a little water.
2.after 7 days ot it give natrum mur 6c 1-2 drops thrice daily for 15 days,the dose is as explained above.
i hope the problem will be solved,if not contact again.
sajjadakram635 last decade
Here I would like to suggest about Thoughts Become Reality and their hypnotherapy treatment, from which I found a remedy for my bad habit of nail biting. Thanks to them. I visited them at thoughtsbecomereality. co.uk
Adolf_Carley last decade

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