Help! I’m getting Worse!
I often receive a phone call from a client telling me that they are getting worse. After hearing, what has transpired over the past few days, in most cases, I am explaining that they are not getting worse that they are getting better.
Let’s set the stage.
If you are taking a homeopathic remedy for a sinus infection that has the following symptoms: – clear loose mucus, which you are able to blow out of your nose easily; – at the same time sticky yellow/green mucus in the back of the nose (sinus cavity), that you must blow many times to get out, – you may also sound nasally or boogery when breathing or talking, – and last you can have a hoarse or irritated throat. This is the symptom picture of the homeopathic remedy – Kali Bichromicum (Kali Bic).
While taking Kali Bic the mucus will start to loosen up to the point where it will be running out of your nose. In a matter of time you will start sneezing. When this happens, this is a sign that you are improving. Why? Because the sticky mucus is thinning out and it has to drain out somewhere. It is better to have it drain out of the nose than down the back of your throat (post nasal drip). Even though it may feel like your symptoms are getting worse, you are not, your symptoms are changing and you are seeing signs of the next homeopathic remedy symptom picture (Pulsatilla – Puls). Usually Puls follows Kali Bic and you will take Puls until you no longer have a nasal discharge. If you’d like to read more about how to switch from one homeopathic remedy to another, see my blog How to Switch from One Homeopathic Remedy to Another Homeopathic Remedy.
Homeopathic remedies do not address a sinus infection like allopathic medications (antibiotics), where they just dry up the mucus. A Homeopathic remedy will boost the immune system so it can address why you are secreting the mucus whether it is loose and or sticky. And that is how sinus infections are addressed and not suppressed.
Just because your symptoms are changing, it doesn’t necessarily mean you are getting worse. It’s always best to evaluate to see what direction your symptoms are going in, deeper or back to your original symptoms.