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Remedy dose


After researching online, i decided to try Podophyllum Pelpatum, 30c, 4 /5 pellets once daily for help with chronic digestion problems and a cystocele. For the past week, I've been taking 4/5 pellets of the 30c remedy, and it seems to be gradually helping. My question is as to how long i should continue taking the remedy.

Thank you so much!
  robertarl on 2019-06-09
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
Dosing is figured out by response. If it is helping,
Then try taking a dose and then see how long
It works for. Take another only when you feel
You are going backwards. Too many doses
Can bring problems back( overdosing) if that happens wait. The
Aggravation of old symptoms will wear off and
Relief should be there. If a remedy is curing ,
There will be longer and longer gaps between doses.
If you feel the remedy eventually is doing nothing,
Then you would try a 200c dose one time and
Watch responses to that for at least a week.
simone717 3 years ago
Thank you so much for this information! I'll follow your recommendations and only take another dose as I feel is needed.
robertarl 3 years ago
A quick comment on your question roberarl. You can restrict the pellets you take to two from four or five. Many homeopaths think number of pills/drops/pellets do not matter at all. But I do not think so. So taking minimal dose is desirable.

How long one can take a remedy follows two rough things. 1) Does the remedy help atleast partially? 2) Does it create aggravation or new symptoms.

So a remedy can be taken as long as it helps with minimal aggravation and side-effects and the symptom profile has not been modified to another remedy. Experience and empirical evidence show that generally patients tolerate between 4 to 10 doses. Some hypersensitives can suffer with first dose itself. Some least sensitive people can tolerate more than 10 doses.
maheeru 3 years ago
Thank you for this additional information. I appreciate it. I've taken the 4 pellets for about a week. I feel like i'm better than I was but far from cured. I don't know if that means I should use a different remedy, or if i should continue with the remedy I'm using, but maybe cut back to 2 from 4 or 5 pellets. I've been trying to read about dosing online, but it's confusing. I do understand that the thinking is, 'less is more.'

Again, thank you for your input. The more i learn, the better i can try to help myself.
robertarl 3 years ago
Hi robertarl

The improvement has not been significant suggests that it could be a partial similimum. Or else in the background work is happening and results will be seen only gradually after some time if the condition is not straightforward and is somewhat deep seated. Even if it's not a close similar, one should not make a quick switch. Once a remedy is chosen and started, it should be given sufficient time to act in the same and multiple potencies in chronic diseases.

In self medication, it's advisable to jot down things on a journal---could be a note book or an electronic journal. The symptoms, reasons for taking a remedy(give 5 or 10 strong reasons), and two or three homeopaths' views to support that remedy for that particular symptom set. Also record date and time of the dose. Record the changes as they come. Review them weekly. This should help you take decisions easily.
maheeru 3 years ago
Thank you! I am dealing with a longstanding, deep seated problem. I do think the remedy has helped, though again, i'm far from cured. It's a great idea for me to keep a record.

From your response, i'm thinking now that i should either consult with a local homeopath, or post my symptoms here and get feedback as to what might be recommended. I did the research myself, online, and it sounded like the remedy i selected was the best fit for my symptoms. That said, i'm not a homeopath!

Thank you again for your help; I'm very appreciative!
robertarl 3 years ago
Homeopaths will generally not treat themselves because it'd simply be difficult to treat oneself with the required objectivity.

But self treatment is not impossible for even lay people. Like I said if some discipline is added it'd be worthwhile with the problems in real world---like not able to find a good homeopath who's grounded in basics and have a good relationship with him/her for the course of treatment throughout, who would reveal medicine name, who would do good work and also is affordable. But complex disease treatment would require guidance here and there.
maheeru 3 years ago
Yes, there are lots of considerations. I do understand it's complex to determine a best remedy, and i don't have access like homeopaths do to a lot of information. I picked this remedy when I saw it seemed to be the best fit for my digestive troubles and also could be effective for another, less common problem i'm dealing with. Like i said, I think i'm better than before, but i am seriously considering consulting now. A friend mentioned that she knows a homeopath who she respects, so I will likely schedule a consultation.

Thank you again for all of your feedback!
robertarl 3 years ago
Welcome, robertarl all the best for your choice. If you need help in future you can write to this forum.
maheeru 3 years ago
Thank you so much!
robertarl 3 years ago

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