Living With Facial Pain



Has anyone had success with homeopathic remedies?
A homeopath suggested I take arsenicum alba.
When I got home I looked it up online and came up with this website https://abchomeopathy.com/forum2.php/202437 with a thread on trigeminal neuralgia.
Just wondering if anyone has tried?
Happy,healthy new year to all.



ellen – did you see these instructions on that site about aresicum alba? “please take three doses of Arsenicum Album 200c at a gap of 4 hours. Don’t touch pills with hand. Use cap of bottle to take pills.”


It seems to me that if you’re not supposed to touch the pills with your hand you certainly shouldn’t be ingesting them. I, personally, do not trust homeopathic remedies. They are not regulated, they have not been tested, and the items being used are not regulated so you have no way of knowing what you’re actually getting.

This is not to say the proper vitamins and minerals don’t help. But by and large homeopathic things are fairly random in terms of dosing and actual facts so be very careful with them.



Happy New Year Azurelle
The reasoning behind not touching any homeopathic remedy with you hands is
that you might taint the remedy with your swat or whatnot.
I have found the arnica homeopathic pills to be a life saver at times.If I
take immediately on being injured-even a completely broken shoulder
ball-all the way through the bone-I feel no pain.I recovered from that
injury perfectly fine.
I did find those arsinicum pills let me go an extra hour before needing my
pharma meds.
Could be psychological-but even that I will bite at these days.
But I do KNOW that arnica works for me when taken immediately,within 15
minutes, of an injury



Just be careful with it, as it’s not regulated so you don’t really know how much you’re getting per dose. Per Web MD: Amounts that are larger than the amount found in food are LIKELY UNSAFE when taken by mouth. In fact, arnica is considered poisonous and has caused death.

I think homeopathic things are fine to use, most of our western medicine is based on so-called homeopathic things (ex: aspirin = willow bark). I just find it concerning that it’s very hard to know how much you’re getting. Just as with any other medication, I caution to use extreme caution. There’s no such thing as a complete safe medication or medication without side effects, be it eastern, western, or homeopathic. I would also caution to use it in conjunction with tried-and-true medications and not just by itself as it’s untested.

I’m glad you’ve found something that works for you!



Hi Azurelle
Homeopathic is definitively not herbalism.
Which is where the willow bark comes from.Homeopathy is something different
Before allopathic medicine came into being there were a few different
methods around.Bloodletting,stuff like that.
I am not an homeopath.If I told you the history it would be from cribbing
Homeopathy uses extremely minute doses-that is why doctors just consider
them sugar candies.
read up a bit if you have time.You just might want to carry the arnica
pellets with you.Unfortunately I did not take them right after the dental
stuff because a friend was over wanting to see my WII machine and play
racquet sports.Not one of our better ideas.
As far as the regulation of allopathic medicine is concerned-as soon as I
get a drug from a different supplier the potency changes.So the baclofen I
have now is almost useless.It is not me getting used to it as I do have
some of the older pills left and they still help.Another example is tylenol
3.I have not found a generic that works any where near as well as name
brand.Why?I don’t know.Ativan,which my one son is on,changed their formula
a few years ago and it does not work nearly as well as a generic by Apotex.
If I had been put on percocet from the beginning of this face pain
nightmare,they would have decided I do not respond to opiods,but I did not
respond to the generic percocet when they tried me on it later.But I do
respond to codeine.
So,what I am getting at,even though these drugs are “regulated” it does not
mean much to me.It may mean that there is no mercury or lead in the drug
but that is about it.Probably also not too much med.But there does not
seem to be a standard quality control with the meds we get in Canada,anyway.
Wishing you a happy new year



Yeah, being in the states I don’t know how regulations work in Canada. One thing you might want to check is if the meds in Canada have a rating. In the states generic are given ratings such as A, A/B, B… When a generic is rated A/B it is considered the therapeutic equivalent of the brand name with the same bio-availability.

A drug rated B is still considered a generic of the brand name but it is known to not have the same bio-availability (which could be for any number of reasons, including how inactive ingredients are impacting absorption) as the brand name.

In the states it’s basically a given that any chain pharm is dispensing A/B rated drugs. Maybe this is the difference in Canada and why you’ve run into issues?

And, of course, there are always the issues of how each indiv reacts to each indiv drug.



Hi Azurelle
That is interesting information.
I will ask my pharmacist about it.
Very interesting.
Thank You



Hold on a minute…arsenicum alba is ARSENIC not arnica! Arnica montana is an herb that can be safely used topically for bruising sprains swelling but is a completely different remedy than ARSENIC.



YES I know
I was just reporting on one of the homeopathic meds,arnica, that I KNOW
works for me.The arsenicum I don’t know for sure will work for me.

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