Am I supposed to take the honeopathic remedy when I get my chief complaint? Is it supposed to relieve my chief complaint?
Yes to the former, and a qualified yes to the latter.
If your chief complaint has a cyclical, relapsing-remitting pattern - for example, headaches / migraines, menstrual cramps, Meniere's disease / tinnitus, Multiple Sclerosis, herpes, or seizures - take a dose of the homeopathic if and when you have a recurrence of your chief complaint.
Based on your response to that dose, we can evaluate whether you need to take any additional doses.
Basically, the only time you'd probably want to take more is if you take some and don't notice any change, positive or negative.
Everyone has different thresholds at which they'll start experiencing a noticeable response from a remedy. I have patients who need three doses over the course of a week before they even begin to feel a shift, while others can experience a powerful effect just from holding the remedy in their hand.
Post 1 of this series involves detailed discussion of the different scenarios under which you might want to redose.
If you're ever in doubt, please contact me at 778-805-6655 with your specific concerns and situation, and I can give you a much more concise and targeted answer!