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3 yr old son has RSV and is improving, mama is not

31 yr old female, tall, slender, olive skin.
Creamy yellow discharge from nose.
Severe headache, worse at back of neck. Loss of taste and smell. No thirst. No appetite. Restless. Trouble sleeping. extremely annoyed by blocked nose or rattling nostrils. Clearing of throat often from post nasal drip. This is the 5th day. Please help! Need correct remedy.
  Esharmony on 2014-03-26
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Try a dose of Pulsatilla 30c. Dissolve 3 pills in two tablespoons
of water and take a teaspoon out of that. If you have a reaction,
good or bad, wait until you feel it is getting worse again before
you take another dose.

If you have no reaction to the first dose, wait 4 hours
and try it again, and if no reaction try it one more time after
another 4 hours. If nothing happens after 3 tries another
remedy has to be chosen.
simone717 5 years ago
Thank you very much for your advice.
I will try what you have suggested.
Esharmony 5 years ago
I see you have another post on this-
did you try Pulsatilla already?
simone717 5 years ago
Yes. I had this remedy here at the house already, yesterday i asked my husband to get that particular remedy on his way home from work. i dod not take it tho until you suggested it. I took it as you suggested (2pm) Felt really no difference, then 3 hours later (5pm) felt worse and took another teaspoon, could not tell any change and took the 3rd dose (9pm) I would say I am feeling worse, but that may be bc it is the end of the day and I am tired and breaking down a little. I thought I would throw some more details out into the webisphere to see if anything stood out to someone. Thank you very much for your follow up.
Esharmony 5 years ago
You might want to wait until tomorrow to see what
the effects are.

I should have worded what I said differently. If you
felt worse 3 hours after taking it- that could be
a reaction from the remedy. It may be that you are
getting worse from the illness or it may be the remedy.

When the 'remedy' makes you feel worse that is
an aggravation and you are supposed to let it work
and see if after some time you start feeling better.
When you start feeling better, you do not take another
dose until you feel the old symptoms are returning.

So the remedy may be aggravating- and if it is, I would
expect that you would feel better by tomorrow and know
if the remedy was working or not.
simone717 5 years ago
After the first dose of pulsatilla I did notice I yawned several times and if I had not been the only caregiver to my 3 year old son at that time, I would have laid down and possibly been able to sleep, not sure, I have been having trouble sleeping. I have read several times of correct remedies inducing sleep and the patient wakes with a new lease on life. Is it possible that I I had had te opportunity to rest then I might have recovered? Or maybe I should take another dose of pulsatilla and go to bed and that might work?
Esharmony 5 years ago
I just now saw your reply. I will wait till morning and see how I feel. Hopefully I am able to get some sleep. Thank you very much for your interest. I love homeopathy, but have only begun to scim the surface over the last couple years.
Esharmony 5 years ago
No- do not take another dose. You have to wait to know
what the remedy is doing. You will know by tomorrow if
it had the right action or did nothing.

Sounds like you are in usa, if so I would send the husband
over to Whole Foods if you have one, and get Host Defense
Reishi ( says on it - supports a healthy heart but ignore that

Reishi is a huge immune system booster. They might
have a different brand- but you want Reishi. They
are powdered mushrooms in capsules. Take two of them.
This is what my family takes now if getting sick-we take
two and 24 hours later we feel like we never had
anything. You can look up reviews of Reishi on Amazon-
they are less expensive online but harder to ever get
any brands bc they are sold out all the time. I know this
will help you out.
simone717 5 years ago
I ordered the host defense from amazon and should have it by Saturday. Thank you so much for the recommendation.
I thought maybe I was in the mend when I woke up, like perhaps my symptoms had subsided a little.
I'm not sure any more. I am in a lot of pain in the right side of my face. Starting with the bones above my right eye and going all the way down under my chin, my teeth even hurt on that side. its too much. Still have yellow mucous, blocked nose on right side. Also, my husband has had the same thing as me without the yellow mucous, but he is getting terrible headaches every day, starting first thing in the morning. Very painful headaches
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Esharmony 5 years ago
You could try what the other prescriber advised, but I would not do both
at the same time-so you could see which one is working.

I would take one dose and then wait. If you get worse- stop and see if
you start to feel better after a few hours. If you do - do not take more
until you get worse again. If you feel better, wait till you feel worse again before
you take another dose. Everyone has their own way of reacting and homeopathy
is not a cookie cutter protocol, except for perhaps Arnica ( bruise or fall it is

You have given a good description- but one needs to have specifics
on what makes this better and what makes it worse. Things like warmth, or cold,
drinking hot things or cold things, sleeping, rubbing, silence, company,
open air or cold air and so on.

The other remedies have a great thirst- you don't have any thirst. More info
needs to be given-

You can be taking at a minimum 5000 mg of Vitamin c Broken up into doses for
the day- this is what is advised to take when a cold comes on. It will help and
can be taken up to Bowel tolerance.
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simone717 5 years ago
Nothing seems to make it better. I like hot and cold drinks, but I am not very thirsty and usually I am. I don't like to be too hot when I'm sleeping, like a stuffy room, and prefer to breathe cool air, but I don't want to be cold at all. I usually feel worse when I lay down, but my head hurts so bad I def feel worse leaning over to pick something up. This is the 6th day, I not sure if this mucous is yellow or light green, when I blow my nose I can feel it in my ears, still cannot taste or smell. I don't think I am going to get better. I haven't taken antibiotic in a long time and don't want to, but I am worried its a sinus infection now, who knows, I do not have a dr or insurance, I cannot get blood root (cannot remember the homeopathy name) from whole foods, but did pick up the other one. My skin is tender and my toddlers little hands feel like ice packs and hurt when he tries to pull at me for milk. I give up
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Esharmony 5 years ago
If what you bought does not help- I would try Hepar Sulph-
hepar sulph has little thirst, loss of smell and taste and yellow
mucous, headache, etc. Buy it in the 6c and mix it in the water.
If it gets worse right away- stop and wait to see if it then gets better.

If it gets better, wait till it gets worse again.
simone717 5 years ago

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