My question is regarding the usage of Kali phos 6X– in what circumstances should kali phos be taken and also the dosage? I have been taking this medicine for 1 year for the treatment of depression, anxiety and insomnia (sleeplessness) but I have discontinued it since the past two months or so. Is it OK to start taking it again? Is there any withdrawal symptom related to it?
Posted by: Nitin
Kali phos is some times used for depression, anxiety and sleeplessness on therapeutic indications. But this is not the right way to prescribe it or to take it. Homeopathic medicines are given on the basis of symptom similarity. The signs, symptoms, causative and maintaining factors, your constitution everything needs to be considered to prescribe the right remedy.
Some of the common symptoms of kali phos are:
“Kali phos corresponds to those numerous cases in which there is increased sensitiveness to all impressions, from a weakness of the vital organismic resistance or control. In weakened states from shock, mental or physical, from over-strain or over-drain of the system. Nervous, restless, fidgety feeling in feet, trembling sensation in muscles of legs. Numb sensations.
A disturbance, or deficiency, in the normal state of this physiological element shows, mentally, in despondency, anxiety, fearfulness, weak memory, mental decay, mental and physical break-down, neurasthenia, hypochondria, hysteria, insomnia, night terrors, irritability, insanity and paralysis;
Brain-fag from overwork.
Mouth excessively dry.
amenorrhoea with depression of spirits, lassitude and general debility.
Neuralgic pains occurring in any organ, with depression, failure of strength, sensitiveness to noise and light, improved during pleasant excitement and by gentle motion, but most felt when quiet or alone.”
Kali phos may palliate your problems like depression, anxiety and insomnia for some time but if it is not the properly chosen one, it may not have any deep and lasting effect. I would suggest that you should not take Kali phos in this manner for such prolonged times. Even though kali phos may not have adverse effects, still it has limitations to work curatively for you. You should ideally consult a homeopath who can work not just on the depression but also on its cause – someone who can prescribe on your totality.
Wishing you health,
Dr. Manish Bhatia