Posted by: Joel
My wife has severe tailbone pain. After reading that Hypericum might help, we purchased Hypericum perforatum 30C. The directions said to take 3 tablets 1-3 times per day until symptoms were relieved. She did this for a couple of days but the pain got worse. A family friend does some homeopathy and told my wife to wait until the pain subsided then dissolve one tablet in a cup of water and take one teaspoon of the liquid. This too caused increase pain so my wife stopped taking anything. So, was this a normal response and would the pain eventually have gone away? And, is there a dose that would work without causing the pain to get worse? I have since read that some people with the same condition have gotten relief with a 200C dose and some with a 1M dose. Finding these is difficult to do. Any help you could give would be really appreciated. Joel from USA
Homeopathy is a science where individualisation of the case is highly necessary for good results. In all chronic cases, after a detailed case history it is the task of the homeopath to not only select the most suitable remedy but then to fine tune it by selecting the suitable potency and deciding on the suitable form of repetition (if necessary) for the case. Hypericum perforatum may or may not have been the right remedy for your wife – for prescribing, it is not sufficient to know only the fact that she has tailbone pain. Depending on other symptoms, type of pain, modalities (what makes the pain worse or better), presence of any accessory symptoms, etc., another remedy may well be better suited than Hypericum. It is in her best interest to consult a homeopath in person for proper treatment.
Dr. Firuzi Mehta