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silicea acting time

hi everyone. can anyone tell how long can silicea 1M work in the body ? I know it depends on sensitivity of the patient. But there must be a minimum or maximum working period for sure.
  pritam123 on 2016-10-17
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
As you yourself said that varies. There is no maximum limit. If, it is the similimum for you, you may not need any other medicine unless you are disturbed by another stimuli.

As long as the symptoms are improving, it means remedy is acting. So, keep observing.
gavinimurthy 7 years ago
Thanks very much for answering. actually I asked this question because I was given silicea 1M one year ago by a local homeopath for my sneezing, running nose, asthma and pain in neck and waist region. After taking the dose it caused me serious back pain in the left side, pain in inguinal region, bloated abdomen and also white greezy sediment in urine. After six months of medication all the problems were cured except back pain. after one year the back pain was about 90% cured. In the mean time all the problems for what I was given silicea was totally gone. But about 15 days ago the problem of neck pain came again. I consulted to another homeopath who gave me calcarea phos 30c. after taking that all the prblems came back to some extent that was occured after taking silicea. My homeopath said silicea is still working in my body thats why this is happened. He also said it will work in the body for life long period and can cause problems in old age. according to him the remedy was right but the dose was way to high. Now I am confused because if silicea is still working in the body how do neck pain came again. now for 2-3 days sneezing has come again.
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pritam123 7 years ago
Without knowing you fully, I can't comment. You better go to your old homeopath and let him handle it.
gavinimurthy 7 years ago
I am afraid to go to my old homeopath because he always use very high potency.
pritam123 7 years ago
So what? A doctor can use high potency when he is sure of the medicine.

All the good his medicine did will vanish, if you keep changing doctors.
gavinimurthy 7 years ago
Dear mr gavinimurthy is their any thing left after knowing it that he is a patient of silicea. Her two local homeopath already declared him a silicea patient i dont think that there is any thing remains to know about him
saqib9awaz 7 years ago
Considering the consequences, Silicea was an incorrect remedy for him. It did not do any good for him. Relief from his cold symptoms was suppression. Actually, some good was done, if at all any, by Calcarea. It has reversed the suppression and brought out original symptoms. The patient should actually be happy about it.

However, as said by second homeopath Silicea wouldn't act for year or lifelong. It had done it's job (damage) and weaned off. Calcarea reversed it.

I can't say if Calacarea is his constitutional remedy. If it is one, it will take care of his cold and cure it (provided it is not disturbed). If it is not it will leave him in his somewhat original status. He will have to seek for the right remedy again.

However, I am curious to know what was the dosage of Silicea given?
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DrKulkarni 7 years ago
Thank you DrKulkarni for your view. My first homeopath gave me just one dose of silicea 1M.
I'm afraid to go to him because he always gives medicines in high potency. Once he repeated nux vom CM multiple times in a year which caused me suffering also. thats why I left him and consulted to another doctor.The second homeopath I am consulting with only for two months. After taking medicine from him I realised that the low potencies worked very well for me and wonder why some homeopaths directly go to the high potency ?
pritam123 7 years ago
I can't believe that a single dose of 1M can suppress. Anyway, it is your decision.

gavinimurthy 7 years ago
the reason I wanted to know dosage is to know if it was forced suppression or otherwise.

It is not unlikely to suppress even with single dose especially in sensitive patients and in such cases potency wouldn't be much important. There is often a single similimum for each case but there exist few so called "near similimums". A single dose of near similimum is sufficient to suppress the disease in sensitive patients while in insensitive ones it generally causes no appreciable changes. These near similimums often belong to the similar group of remedies. In this case Calcarea and Silicea have lot of similarites. They are comparable remedies.


A homeopath may not be able to judge sensitivity of every patient in first consultation. Also, in certain conditions even lower potencies can be problematic.
However, it is good that he advised only single dose to you. There are several homeopaths who prescribe such high potencies 3 times a day for several days.

The best way to avoid these hazels is to tell the doctor during consultation about your sensitivity. This is one of the reasons why history is asked.
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DrKulkarni 7 years ago
Actually my tow doctors are well experienced and have totally different view on selecting potency. My first doctor is practicing for more than 55 years and according to him one can go with high potency if diagnosis is correct. On the other hand my second doctor is practicing for more than 20 years and according to him as homeopathy medicines are selected on basis of symptoms of the patient, there is always a chance of wrong diagnosis. Because many remedies has nearly similar symptoms. According to him a patient should not be given too high or too low potency in starting as both can create problems to sensitive patient.

I think I am not very sensitive to homeopathy remedy . Homeopaths has given me high potency and low potency as well. They didn't caused me any problem. Only tow medicines caused me serious problems, one is silicea and another is nux vom.

We all go to doctors to get well. As a patient we don't want to know about the disease and how it should be cured. Just out of curiosity I used to ask the doctors about the name and their potency and search them on the internet. I found silicea is a long acting remedy but didn't find for how long. when I asked my second doctor he told me that it will act life long and can cause problems in future. That is what bothered me and that's why asked about silicea acting time.
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pritam123 7 years ago
"hat it will act life long and can cause problems in future"

That's an incorrect and baseless statement.

Presently, if you don't have any acute / major symptoms don't take any medicines for about couple of months. Nothing to worry about future.
DrKulkarni 7 years ago
Thanks DrKulkarni
pritam123 7 years ago

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