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Perhaps you will answer my question - I have posted it several times and no one responds.

I was instructed to take 3X Ferrum Metallicum and 1M Natrum Muriaticum for Iron Deficient Anemia - I also have severe fatigue, lethargy, total lack of motivation, inertia and depression, along with insomnia. I am able to fall asleep but awake in the middle of the night around 3 or 4 and cannot get back to sleep. Have been taking melatonin, etc.

Please respond - thank you.

The lowest strength of Ferrum Metallicum I can get is 9X - Question: What is the difference between 3X and 9X Ferrum Metallicum and how will it affect me therapeutically - also do I also take the 9X three times a day as I was instructed to take the 3X???

I cannot get a response either from the person who gave me the remedy (on this site) nor from anyone else.

Please help. Thank you.
  Mousitsa on 2005-11-18
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
3x is more effective than the 9x there for I request you to contine the ferrum met 3x and nat mur 1m weekly one dose
deoshlok last decade
I agree with Dr Sharma's advice.

You can use Arnica 30c for your insomnia in the wet dose which is made up as follows:

Get a 500ml bottle of spring water
Pour out 50ml
Put in 3 globules of Arnica 30c and cap bottle tightly.
Hit the bottle hard on your palm or a cushion and watch for the water to fizzle like when you open a bottle of soda.
This is succussion and make the remedy to act more effectively and should be done before each dose daily.
Sip a teaspoonful as recommended above just before sleep.

Please report response in a week.
Joe De Livera last decade
You are a doll - thank you so much for the info - I will do just as you say and report back to you my results in one week.

As for the Arnica 30C remedy, do I put the arnica into the 50ml water, WHICH I REMOVED from the bottle, or into the REMAINING 450ml WATER which remains in the bottle?

Thank you so much
Mousitsa last decade
I cannot find Ferrum Metallicum 3X ANYWHERE - not anywhere - where on earth do you get 3X from? The closest I can get is 9X - what do I do and where do you get 3X????????

Please respond I need to start this right away and don't know what to do!!!!
Mousitsa last decade
You drop the 3 globles Arnica 30c into the 450ml water in the bottle.

The water in the bottle should last you for about 3-4 months at a teaspoonful per dose.

You must however succuss it before every dose which for a week or two you can take twice daily, morning and at night.
Joe De Livera last decade
By the way, I finally, finally found one place who has Ferrum Metallicum 3X - not even this website has 3X.

So, as soon as I receive everything I will follow precisely and report within 7 to 10 days my results.

Thank you again.
Mousitsa last decade

Please provide an additional clarification to your Anica remedy. I started using it and slept well the first night.

I made the 450ml potion with 3 globules first night and took a teaspoon. Now do I add another 3 globules every night before I succuss it? Or am I just using the strength from the 3 globules from the first night for the 3-4 months?

Thank you
sammytvm last decade
No. You do not put in another 3 globules every night.

Your 450ml bottle is now your remedy and it should last you about 3 months.

Glad to note that you have enjoyed a sound sleep after your first dose. You will discover that Arnica can change your life as it has done mine. You may take 2 teaspoonfuls for the first 2 weeks to enjoy the best results from this therapy.

It is best to refrigerate the bottle if you live in the tropics.
Joe De Livera last decade
Thank you very much.

Happy Sleeping!!
sammytvm last decade

Could you please help me with another challenge I am facing? I had a cervical fusion done in 2002 due to pain radiating down my arms and a disc herniation at C5-C6. As per my doctors the surgery fixed the nerve compression and the nerve(s) have regenerated. But I have lots of muscular pains. The muscle tightness is at the nape of my neck, shoulders, under the shoulder blade, the muscles on either side of my spine, chest muscles etc.

This muscle tightness gets worse when I sleep. Once I get up and move around the muscle pain decreases. But the next night I am back to square one. This was affecting my sleep since pain gets so bad that I cannot lie down. I am thinking there could be a structural problem. But my doctors cannot find a reason. Have you heard of such a problem happening to anyone else?

This problem has taken different forms over the last couple of years like frozen shoulder. I am also not able to exercise since that also gets my muscle tighter. Any clues?

Thank you
sammytvm last decade
Many who post on this forum and others have blamed me for my penchant for Arnica. Some have even gone to the extent of tabulating the number of instances that I have prescribed Arnica for an incredible selection of ailments many of which have never been listed for Arnica.

I too am amazed by the curative effect of Arnica in the many potencies that I prescribe and even I must admit that the more that I use it, the more I am in awe of the "Arnica Miracle"

Answering your question whether I can help your back pain, you may like to know that I have a 60 year old lady who suffered from a chronic back pain which resulted some injury she sustained to her coccyx at age 15. She had another miracle cure with Arnica 30 in the water dose in a few days and has stayed with it ever since.

I believe that you too will experience the same relief with your daily dose of Arnica which you can increase to two doses per day in view of your ailment which you had not disclosed in your previous posts.
Joe De Livera last decade

Did you take the one teaspoon right before bed and did you have insomnia first of all??

If so, are you saying that after that one dose the first night you slept well....

Please respond.

It is not working for me.
Mousitsa last decade
Thank you for the note. I really appreciate these pointers. I am sure some of these medicines can have many benefits. I am sure they work on different people differently also. I am in search for something that helps me out.

I did not list all my problems since it is a long list!! I was trying to leverage some of the recommendations you have already made in this forum. Here is a brief history/current status of my health.

Historically I have had lower backache. Muscles get achy with sleep. The duration of a comfortable sleep reduced for me over time from 8 hours to 4 hours to 2 hours. But in 2001 I was totally surprised by extreme pain radiating down my arms. As far as I know I did not have upper extremity problems before that. This lead to the cervical fusion. My muscles never recovered after that. My doctors call it fibromyalgia, but they don't have any solutions. I feel in the US Fibromyalgia is a name allopathic doctors use when they don't know what else to say. The pains have been very debilitating. My digestion is very bad. I put on 10 pounds suddenly for no reason. No amount of dieting helped it. I have become intolerant to Wheat and have been gluten free for couple of years. But now rice, potatoes etc are also not working out. Today for example I had salad in the afternoon. Since the meal I have having burping and belching. As I had mentioned before the pain affected my sleep. Feels like a systematic problem.

Based on what I read in the forum, I started the following.
1..Teaspoon of Arnica in the morning (just started today based on your reply)
2..After Lunch 2 tablets of Nat Phos 6X
3..After Dinner 2 tablets of Nat Phos 6X
4..Teaspoon of Arnica before sleep.

What do you think? Thank you very much for this help. I am tired of going to doctors. I have tried so many treatments like acupuncture, physical therapy, cranio sacral etc. in the last couple of years. That is why I started reading this forum. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

sammytvm last decade
Insomnia might not be my root cause. I have a lot of nerve and muscular pains that get worse when I lie still during sleep. Not sleeping well was getting me tired and in turn making my pain worse – a vicious cycle. It could be that the Arnica helps with my pain, which helps me sleep better. I am still hoping that one day I can wake without my muscles all cramped up.

I don’t know whether I was of any help to you.
sammytvm last decade
You are doing fine on the remedies that you listed. You have not indicated the potency of the Arnica which I presume is 30c taken in the water dose after succussion.

Please use them for a week and report your response which I am confident will be positive.
Joe De Livera last decade
Yes. It is Arnica 30C. I am doing it exactly as you said. I will post as to how I feel after a week.

Thank you.
sammytvm last decade
Dear Joe,

As I had mentioned in the earlier post I have been taking the following and would like to post an update and get more advice

1..Teaspoon of Arnica in the morning
2..After Lunch 2 tablets of Nat Phos 6X
3..After Dinner 2 tablets of Nat Phos 6X
4..Teaspoon of Arnica before sleep.

Arnica is definitely helping me sleep. Thank you. When it comes to my back pain (lower and upper) and muscular cramping during an OK day Arnica is working out. But there are quite often days were my pain gets exacerbated (because I walked or had to stand for a longer time or went on a business trip). For these bad days I have to take Vicodin to get relief. If I don't take Vicodin and break the pain cycle it will cumulatively get worse. Is there a another homeo medicine or higher potency homeo medicine I can take when the pain is unbearable? I would prefer not to take vicodin. But regular painkillers like Tylenol are not doing much for me.

Regarding my digestion problem, Nat Phos 6X seems to be helping. I used to feel like I had a sack of flour below my chest in the abdomen. That feeling has lessened, but in this case also I feel like I need a higher potency. One day I tried Nat Phos 6X three times and it felt better. As soon as I eat any carbs (rice or potatoes) I get acidity. Could it be that Nat Phos 6X is quieting the problem, but really not treating the digestion problem?

My abdominal area looks swollen. Once I started taking Nat Phos 6X the upper abdominal area lost half an inch, but the lower abdominal area did not have any difference. I hope my explanations make sense.

Sometimes I wonder whether my digestion problem is from my muscular/nervous problem rather than a true digestion problem.

I am just saying all these in case you see a connection. As always thank you for your time and kindness.

sammytvm last decade
Glad to note that your major problem with your Hyperacidity has been resolved by the Nat Phos 6x which you can take for as long as you like. It is very safe in use but you should try not to take it if you do not feel the need to take it after every meal.

Keep taking the Arnica at least once daily before sleep and you will notice that it will improve your quality of life in some mysterious way that I cannot account for. It has helped me for the last 10 years and I am living proof of its efficacy as my BP is 120/80 with pulse 65 at age 76. I must also place on record that I do not use any other medication than just Arnica 30 once daily.

For your back pain, I believe that Hypericum can help you in the wet dose which you already know how to make. A teaspoonful twice daily will replace your pain killer.

Keep on with the Nat Phos 6x and it will also help to reduce your weight. I doubt very much that your digestion problem is due to the factors that you mentioned and feel that you will get over them in a few weeks.

Keep in touch with me and I shall be glad to be of help if I can.
Joe De Livera last decade
Dear Joe,
Thank you very much for the response. I will keep taking the Arnica and Nat Phos 6X. Very glad to hear about your health. For all the help you provide in this forum I wish you tremendous health and happiness. I am hoping to be pain free one day.

What would be potency of Hypercium? I am assuming it is "as needed" rather than a regular dosage. Should I leave some time in between the Arnica, Hypercium and Nat Phos in case I have to take it together? In short, following is my understanding.

1..Teaspoon of Arnica in the morning
2..Teaspoon of Hypercium (as needed)
3..After Lunch 2 tablets of Nat Phos 6X (as needed)
4..After Dinner 2 tablets of Nat Phos 6X (as needed)
5..Teaspoon of Arnica before sleep.
6..Teaspoon of Hypercium before sleep

Thanks again.
sammytvm last decade
You got the therapy OK but I would avoid No 6 Hypericum before sleep unless you are in pain at that time.

The idea is to use the Hypericum only on demand.

Report response often
Joe De Livera last decade
Thank you Joe. I will use it as needed.

What is the potency of Hypercium I should use?

sammytvm last decade
I believe that I indicated the potency in a previous post.

It should be 200c but in the water dose.
Joe De Livera last decade
Excellent. Thank you.
sammytvm last decade
Dear Joe,
Happy New Year!!
Want to give an update on my situation and get your advice on something else.

I have been taking the medicines you suggested. Arnica is still helping me. Nat Phos seems to help marginally with acidity. But it is not working the way you mentioned were I am loosing weight. When I take Hypercium I get general flu/fever like symptoms. So I stopped taking it. Any thoughts?

Now I have a new hypothesis for some of my problems – truncal lymphadema. I would like to ask you about homeopathic treatment for truncal lymphedema. Can I please start another thread since this thread is about another topic? With the right subject a thread can be of helpful to many others. Please look at my “truncal lymphedema” thread and help me. Here is the URL. http://www.abchomeopathy.com/forum2.php/48067/
Thanks a lot for all your help.
sammytvm last decade
Glad to note that Arnica has helped you. Feel free to use it daily for as long as you like as it is good pain medication.

You are also advised to take Nat Phos 6x twice daily as it will help with your gastric problems.

I do not think that Hypericum can cause fever symptoms but if you are uncomfortable after it, you have done correctly by stopping it.

I have visited your link on what you call Truncal Lymphadema but this is a problem that I have not studied and cannot therefore help.
Joe De Livera last decade

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