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Adult acne (23 male)

Hello,

I am an adult male, 23 years old, started getting acne about 2 years ago. Sorry for the long background that is to follow, but I think it is important.

At someone's recommendation I tried using Silicea (D12) with Kali Bromide (D6) about a year ago, they seemed to just bring out the acne even more, even though I used them for several months. A key and mysterious point is that when my Silicea tablets were finishing, I was visiting a relative who had a good supply of homeopathy at home, and he prepared some more for me; I am not sure exactly in which potency. Anyway I continued using that for about a month more before I gave it up.

In the year after that, I've tried all kinds of weird solutions and nothing really worked. About a month or two ago, in a state of desperation I noticed that I still had some of that Silicea left and decided, why not, let me give it a shot. After that I became 95% clear in about one or two weeks. Unfortunately, the tablets then ran out. After one or two days of not using anything, the acne started coming back so I decided to order Silicea D 12 again from the pharmacy. After a few days things just started getting red and inflamed again, so I decided to try D 6. That wasn't any better so I just decided to go for 200 C, 5 pellets once per day. I read that it normally gets worse before getting better (even though the mysterious 2 weeks of clearness I had seemed to contradict that!), so I decided to persevere with it. That was followed by a few weeks of hell where I could barely look at myself in the mirror. Luckily I perserved and eventually I noticed things started to improve slowly. Especially with the Kali Bromide (which I was still taking at D 6 potency all this time, 1 tablet 3-4 times per day), I always noticed an immediate effect within a few hours. That gave me hope. After 2-3 more weeks of very slow improvement, I started to get a bit impatient. I thought that maybe I should try using a lower potency instead, so I switched to C 30 two days ago (one pellet three times per day). After that things have started getting red and inflamed again. I don't know what to do now, should I continue with C 30, C 200 or maybe even D 6?

I really need some expert advice now. To be honest, if it wasn't for the one week of clearness I would have given up long ago.

Regarding the acne itself, it is all on the face: cheeks, forehead and occasionally on the nose. By the way, I should also mention that soon after the acne started, I went to an eye doctor and they told me I had blepharitis, and that it was probably causing the acne. I took eye drops for that and the blepharitis cleared up, but the acne stayed. Another eye doctor I saw later suggested that it was rather the acne that was causing the blepharitis.

Thanks in advance for any advice!
[message edited by jamesmorphy on Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:09:33 GMT]
 
  jamesmorphy on 2015-03-27
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
please stop taking any more medicine. you have already taken too many doses. there is no specific medicine for any disease in homeopathy. if 10 persons come with the same problem 10 different medicines might be needed. to find out what medicine you need you will have to answer certain questions. if you wish to get treated i will post the questionnaire.
 
telescope 6 years ago
telescope: Please post the questionnaire.
 
jamesmorphy 6 years ago
please answer the following with as much detail as possible.

1 Name
2 Age
3 sex
4 Height and Weight
5 Main problem
6 Any other problem
7 The problem is better or worse from (heat/cold/movement/rest/pressure)
8.Appetite and thirst (excessive/ normal/less) with likes and dislikes for different tastes and food.
9 Preference for climate (hot/moderate/cold/dry/wet)
10 quantity and quality of sleep with preffered position.
11 dreams if any.
12 Perspiration (how much and where)
13 Stool (hard/soft/normal) and frequency.
14 Urine (quantity/colour/frequency) difficulty if any.
15 Describe yourself as a person.
16 Opinion of other people close to you about yourself (extremely helpful to the doctor if provided)
17 Family medical history (parents/ grand parents/brothers/sisters)
18 Treatment taken in the past.
19 present medication if any
20. any other information you would like to provide.
 
telescope 6 years ago
Thank you for your help. Here are my answers:

1. James
2. 23
3. male
4. 1.75 m, 75 kg
5. acne as mentioned in first post
6. eye condition as mentioned in first post
7. haven't noticed any difference
8. hungry more than normal, maybe. i try to drink a lot of water even if I am not always thirsty. i like most foods, can't think of any dislikes at the moment.
9. moderate, sunny, don't like rain
10. about 7 hours normally, good quality, sometimes nap during the day. always sleep on my right side.
11. almost never dream
12. normal, it is winter and i haven't noticed much perspiration in past few months
13. normal, about once per day
14. frequent (5-6 times per day I think), yellow, no difficulty
15. I am a student, normally friendly but focussed more and more on my studies and almost never communicating with anyone these days due to embarassment and a kind of depression caused by the acne
16. I am often called absentminded
17. everyone is healthy, I think. my father used to get styes occasionally in his eyes too
18. as described in first post
19. as described in first post
20.
 
jamesmorphy 6 years ago
take only one dose sulphur 200 in the morning. avoid all sour food and drinks. do not repeat medicine. report after 7 days.
 
telescope 6 years ago
Thanks a lot for your advice. I will start that tomorrow. By sour food do you mean even citrus like lemon, orange, grapefruit?
 
jamesmorphy 6 years ago
yes. citrus fruits also.
 
telescope 6 years ago
Just to clarify, you mean to take the dose only one morning, not every morning for 7 days?
 
jamesmorphy 6 years ago
only one dose on one day. no more medicine. that dose can act for around 20 days if not disturbed. it is dangerous to repeat medicine while the previous dose is still working
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telescope 6 years ago
Since taking the dose this morning, I have been feeling an almost constant ache in my right forearm. I guess kind of effect this may be normal though.
[message edited by jamesmorphy on Tue, 31 Mar 2015 19:57:51 BST]
 
jamesmorphy 6 years ago
Hi telescope,

I believe it has been seven days now. I think that there has been a bit of improvement, but probably minimal. I still have small red dots on the cheeks and forehead, and on the left cheek especially a kind of cluster of red spots. Mentally I feel better than one week ago though.

What should I do now? Honestly, I was seeing more improvement with Silicea and Kali Bromide (before I overdosed and it became inflamed). But that also took some time to happen, so maybe I have to continue with the Sulphur to see results. Should I take another dose tomorrow or keep waiting?

Thanks,
J
 
jamesmorphy 6 years ago
do not take any more medicine now. wait for another week.
 
telescope 6 years ago
Ok, thanks. Just another quick question, am I allowed to drink tea?
 
jamesmorphy 6 years ago
yes. you can drink tea.
 
telescope 6 years ago
Ok great. Someone had told me to avoid it while taking homoeopathy, but I'll take your advice Doc!
 
jamesmorphy 6 years ago
So the update now is: it's a little better, the skin is smoother, but the red dots are still there. What would you recommend next?

Thanks,
J.
 
jamesmorphy 6 years ago
take one dose Calcarea Carb 1M .
 
telescope 6 years ago
I don't think I have any of the symptoms of that though, like obesity or desire to eat eggs. Should I still take it?
 
jamesmorphy 6 years ago
you do not find all symptoms of a medicine in one person. so not having this or that symptom is not very important. besides, there may be other reasons for selection of a remedy. you can still take it. only one dose.
 
telescope 6 years ago

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