Homeopathic candies for an invalid athlete
October 21, 2017 10:55am CST
An old sciatica started to tickle my back and my right leg last week (and indeed it started on Friday the 13th), and I am fighting it with Ibuprofen. It works well for me, and I am feeling better, but it can takes weeks. I went today to my pharmacy to buy a box of Ibuprofen, and the pharmacist recommended me another medication. It is supposed to be used against muscle fatigue and cramps by athletes, but she told me that it was good to cure a sciatica. I am not an athlete, she is not an athlete, but as she seems to know by experience what is a sciatica, I bought a box. It is a homeopathic drug. Although there are only billionth of active elements, the box costs the price of 4 boxes of Ibuprofen. Another proof that what is rare is expensive. I am now sucking a tablet with 18 mg of homeopathic drugs diluted at 3 and 9 CH. It tastes like sugar with an aroma that I do not identify, and it is sugar,there is a warning for people with diabetes. I hope that sugar is not the main active component. As it is recommended during muscular effort, I have a doubt. I have had a few good results with homeopathy, but it looks a bit like wizardry for me. For example, I am looking online, and they do not recommend the same homeopathic drugs if the sciatica is on the right or on the left leg... My pharmacist is gambling with her reputation. I will tell in a few days if this one works, and if yes I will give the name. Have you ever tried some homeopathic drugs ? Did they worked for you ?
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@topffer Didn't sound good did it? You seemed to be chosen by that doctor to be his Guinea Pig - just lucky that it worked in your case, that's all. 9 Euro is nothing for an experiment . I paid 3 to 4 times that for a small bottle of antibiotics (syrup) to fix some dental infection or whatever they call it, just a few days ago. Hurt my pocket (not my tooth, thank be to God!). Take care T, every time I see 90s YO gents with immaculate clothing walking slooooowly on the streets, I always thought of you. (You would be exactly like that 3-4 decades from now .) Of course, whenever I see dignified ladies in their 80s, 90s, walking with a walking frame at my local shopping centre, I thought of other members here and myself in the future... (Perhaps I will die early?)
• Pamplona, Spain
@topffer Since then in England this kind of thing is being kind of put on the back burner. Now they never state how much it can help you except that it might help you. Big changes there towards the public selling.
• Bunbury, Australia
I hurt my back badly many years ago and it flares up from time to time. A few hours ago I leant forward and my back 'went'. The pain is in my hip and down my right leg so your discussion has me wondering if it is sciatica. I'm off the research it. Hope your tablets work. I'm taking Ibuprofen too but it's not helping much yet.
• United States
The waiting for weeks without quick enough relief over two decades ago (sciatica runs in my family, maternal grandfather and great maternal grandmother had it) with my left hip being affected by pain that was radiating from that pinched upper part of the lower back attacking along the entire neural network or so it seemed. I had a bad tumble off the balance beam in junior high followed by a giant tumble off uneven parallel bars in gymnastics so I knew some where down my maturing lane, I would feel pain. I expected arthritic compromisation NOT sciatica BUT as DNA has it, I inherited a bit of that quirky condition in which honestly replenishing the cells that were harmed by strangulation of non-circulation, I eased myself out of pain and into better range of motion. YOGA and Shark Cartilage did the trick and I will never reach for an Ibuprofen for that type of pain relief ever again . . . I hope you can benefit from this @topffer and do get some rest my friend
• United States
@topffer if lessons are not offered you can purchase a beginners yoga DVD and do the exercises at home in your spare time without pressure from a class instructor . . . takes the stress level down when you do this by yourself ! Best of luck to ya and stay as pain free as possible dear
I have but only conventional medicines work on me. So, it was a one-off chance. My cousin though cannot take the conventional medicines. So, she is treated by homoeopathy for every single thing. All those medicines look like same tiny white sugar balls to me. I don't know how that work but it does work for her. So, who am I to stop her from taking treatment the way she prefers?