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    Can anyone express any experiences good or bad with homeopath treatments as i am attending to go and see one at the weekend any info would be greatly recieved

    locky

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    I'm always aware that I must `manage my expectations' when I seek help from any practitioner. Around December of 2007, I went to see a homoeopath, - someone very experienced who actually taught the subject at a specialist college. She reassured me that she could help - but I knew not to expect a cure. I've had this for a long time.

    The homoeopath was so clueless that it shocked me. Her approach was patronising, she seemed to think that my dry eyes & blepaharitis were all psychosomatic - and if only I co-operated with her - then I would get better. She went from remedy to remedy in a chaotic attempt to `cure me'. Her attempt at counselling to get `to the root of my real problems' only added to the distress of my physical pain.

    Perhaps she was well intentioned but she should not have undertaken something if she didn't not have the requisite knowledge of that condition. She may well have helped some conditions, but sadly not mine. I'm sorry to be so negative.

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      I would suggest to give it a go. I am currently under the care of a Homeopath and taking 3 homeopathic remedies daily. While i'm not sure if they alone are helping my eyes i do feel a LITTLE better, i am also just finished an 8 week course of Minocycline (which i though i would feel a LOT better after!), also i am continuing with the warm compresses and lid hygiene and flax seed oil every morning so i think it is a combination of things that are helping me but by no means are my eyes 'normal', i am still aware of them.

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        I would suggest to give it a go. I am currently under the care of a Homeopath and taking 3 homeopathic remedies daily. While i'm not sure if they alone are helping my eyes i do feel a LITTLE better, i am also just finished an 8 week course of Minocycline (which i though i would feel a LOT better after!), also i am continuing with the warm compresses and lid hygiene and flax seed oil every morning so i think it is a combination of things that are helping me but by no means are my eyes 'normal', i am still aware of them.

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          I would suggest to give it a go. I am currently under the care of a Homeopath and taking 3 homeopathic remedies daily. While i'm not sure if they alone are helping my eyes i do feel a LITTLE better, i am also just finished an 8 week course of Minocycline (which i though i would feel a LOT better after!), also i am continuing with the warm compresses and lid hygiene and flax seed oil every morning so i think it is a combination of things that are helping me but by no means are my eyes 'normal', i am still aware of them.

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            I would suggest to give it a go. I am currently under the care of a Homeopath and taking 3 homeopathic remedies daily. While i'm not sure if they alone are helping my eyes i do feel a LITTLE better, i am also just finished an 8 week course of Minocycline (which i though i would feel a LOT better after!), also i am continuing with the warm compresses and lid hygiene and flax seed oil every morning so i think it is a combination of things that are helping me but by no means are my eyes 'normal', i am still aware of them.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by locky View Post
              Can anyone express any experiences good or bad with homeopath treatments as i am attending to go and see one at the weekend any info would be greatly recieved

              locky
              hello locky

              funny you should ask this question...I have been thinking about homeopathy for a few weeks now, having tried acupuncture (7 sessions) with no apparent success.

              In fact, my optometrist (who is French, and they seem to be more into alternative therapies) suggested it - question is finding the right one. They can be brilliant, and they can be useless.

              I would say it's definitely worth a go, as I know a little bit about your problems, just remember it's NOT a quick fix. And things sometimes do get worse before they get better - not trying to be negative, but it's a fact.

              Everyone is different, and the homeopath should ask you an awful lot of questions before prescribing any remedies. What will work for one person for a particular condition will not necessarily work for another...it's based on your
              personal "profile" as well as any symptoms etc.

              I wish you the best of luck, and make sure to keep us updated as I will be most interested to hear!
              Eva

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              • #8
                I think alternative medicine may have bits and pieces of helpful things, but run if you go to anyone who tells you to completely ignore medical advice and scientific tests and instead buy what they are selling. I will not go to anyone who makes their living selling their cure-all remedies that are not available also through regular means, to their clients. A truly sincere person in this kind of business will be giving you advice to help you get well and not to give you the hard sell on their magic cures.

                Any time they tell you that their product can cure a dozen things all at once, you have a red flag.

                I got caught up in an all natural regimen for a health problem this summer, much to my own detriment, for a condition other than dry eye. I ended up in quite a fix because I took the advice of the practioner over my own medical doctor. Lesson learned. If needed seek out a second and third opinion from those trained and licensed to treat conditions before you go off on a tangent. Some of these people are no more than modern versions of the old time cure sellers.

                Doctors are doctors because of a calling and a sincere desire to help. I have yet to meet a doctor who did not want me to get well as soon as possible, nor have I met one that was anything but thrilled when I no longer needed his services. On the other hand, some of the non-traditional people make you think you need them for life.

                Just be careful. I come from a family of people in the medical field who have seen some really difficult things as a result of a person throwing over legitimate medicine.

                A good question to ask: Will you work as a team with my medical doctor?
                If they say no, go the other direction.

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                • #9
                  I did try acupuncture some years ago for dry eye and eye pain. I had maybe half a dozen sessions or more and it didn't seem to help. I had to pay out of my pocket for it. It makes a difference when you have to shell out $100 or whatever every time you see someone. Lucy
                  Don't trust any refractive surgeon with YOUR eyes.

                  The Dry Eye Queen

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                  • #10
                    Yes go see the homeopath

                    I have been battling dry eyes for 8 years now and seen about 30 to 40 doctors and the most successful visit was a homeopath. The problem with homeopaths is there are lots of phonies out there and the phonies give the few good ones a bad wrap. So donít expect too much from one visit.
                    Cranial Sacral Therapy saved my life. There are many different versions of this. Theres one way that works for me and theres ways that have no effect and negative effect. There is even a cranial sacral pillow out there that is awesome. Everybody should give Cranial sacral several tries. If the first one you go to doesnít help or makes it worse try some one else. Go so someone who will concentrate on your neck and skull area thatís were it helps me. Some massage therapist will work with your knees and other places that wonít help. If they do go to someone else. If you have one of those pillows with the hump on its edge designed to keep your neck straight while you sleep, experiment with throwing it away. I did and it HELPED. That pillow was causing me a lot of my dry eye pain.

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                    • #11
                      Charger, that is most interesting and you're not the first to talk about cranial sacral therapy. One of a few though. I think this is something I might check into myself as I've added neck pain to my list of problems.

                      May I ask how often you go and if you felt relief right away? Also, I'm assuming you pay out-of-pocket. Looking forward to your answers. Lucy
                      Don't trust any refractive surgeon with YOUR eyes.

                      The Dry Eye Queen

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                      • #12
                        Cranial Sacral

                        I felt relief within two days of starting cranial sacral. At the time I started it I was living at home and my Mom would do a simple cranial hold on my neck. I recomend getting this pillow called Doctor Riters Real Ease. Its only about $30. Use it for about 10 minutes a day. I would see a massage theripist who knows Cranial Sacral once a week at first. For me it was simply the theripist / Mom holding her hands a certin way and positioning them under were the neck meets the skull. Some theripist want to do all kinds of goofy rubs on your legs and back, but to me this doesn't help. You want to be laying on your back the theripist standing by your head and they are concentrating on your neck and skull. They need to be doing holds not just massaging.

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