Trying an Alternative to Surgery

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  1. JT

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    I am moving in about 6 weeks so I figured I have atleast that long before I can consider surgery.So, I've decided to take a homeopathy approach. I went and talked with a homeopathy doctor and he suggested I try a couple of things. I am taking Silicea, this helps with boils and will also help with the ingrown hair. It will help with getting rid of the ingrown hair that has caused the cyst. I am also taking Hepar Sulphuris and this helps with infection, dealing with puss and the odor. I was told by taking the two together it would help heal from the inside out. Doctor said this has been known to work on some people and others it has not. Keep in mind the only thing my cyst is doing is draining. He told me to try it out for a week and see what happens, so I am. I have no problem trying something alternative when the other decision is surgery. You can buy Silicia and Hepar Sulphuris in most health food stores that deal with holistic healing. They cost about 5 bucks a piece, so figure I would give it a try and let you all know what , if anything has changed in the next week.
     
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    JT-
    What does the Seilica(sp?) do for the cyst exactly--are there any weird side effects? Let me know whatca think about the stuff--youve had a cyst lanced right? or not yet?
     
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    No, havent had my cyst lanced. Havent had anything done to it. It just drains on its own. I was told that the Silicea would take care of the ingrown hair. That it will help it get out of your body. It makes it want to push to the surface I guess, I Really didnt understand what he meant by it. And that the silicea is good for the boil. Which the Pilonidal cyst is under that catagory. The combination of the Silicea and the Hepar Sulphuris would help in the healing process, will allow you to heal from the inside out, just like if you had surgery and left it open. Like I said, i'm not sure if it would work or not, but I'm trying it. I will post whatever happens while taking this whether it be good or bad.
     
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    Interesting..did they say anything about tea tree oil..that is supposed to help with cyst as well....
     
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    No, he wanted me to try these two out first..and if they dont seem to help there are others I can try as well...I figure I'll try just about anything for the next 6 weeks or so. I have been taking this remedy now for a day and a half, I really dont expect anything to happen this soon, but it does seem like i'm not draining as much as I was. That could just be coincidence though.
     
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    To go along with my previous post, when my wife was putting new dressing on me lastnight after I sat in a warm bath and then showered, she noticed that the heads that she thought she saw on there before..were not on there anymore....it looks now like an opening with a bit of tissue on the top of it, but it is still small...maybe the size of a pea
     
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    Ok, I told ya I would keep a day by day update on this remedy I am taking. Just to give you some background of what I do each day to protect it and help the cyst. I sit in a warm bath everynight and then shower off, my wife then puts a clean dressing over my opening and I wear it the entire next day and repeat the same process everyday.

    So, this is day 2 1/2 since i've been taking the Silicea and the Hepar Sulph. I have to pretty much go on what my wife tells me it looks like because I cant see it. After I got out of the shower tonight, she went to put a dressing on and said that the two holes were smaller than they were yesterday and the only fluid its leaking is clear. Just my opinion , but I think thats pretty good since i've been leaking a bloody, milky fluid for a while now. I was told that when I took this remedy, I might not see any difference for about 3 days. Taking these two things are the only thing that has changed in my diet or lifestyle, so as of now, i'm feeling pretty good. There is only about 5 1/2 to 6 day supply of these pills in a container. So, i'm going back tomorrow and getting more of it. Like I said before, they are only about 5 to 6 bucks a piece, so its worth the effort to me. The only side effect that I've seen so far from taking this is, I shave my head just about every day, and I've noticed today, my head is more sensitive, other than that I havent seen anything else.

    I know this remedy isnt a guarantee of any kind, but as of now it seems to be making me a bit better, so I have to keep taking it and see it through. I will post another update tomorrow evening.
     
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    Ok, day 3 1/2 in taking the Silicea and Hepar Sulph. My openings now are about the size of a BB, maybe smaller, like the size of a tip of a ball point pin. I dont know what exactly is going on, this all may be by chance. But this is the smallest its been in the 2 1/2 years i've had it. I'm still draining a bit, but not much at all, very little on my dressing that I removed tonight. We'll see if the improvement continues.
     
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    Day 4 1/2......just got out of the shower and had a new dressing put on. Where there were two small openings lastnight about the size of a BB or ball point pin tip, as of tonight, it looks as if there is only one opening now.

    I'm trying not to get my hopes up too much, but I am excited. I have a theory about ingrown hairs, and if this continues to improve like it has every day and gets to the point where there is nothing there, I will then share my theory. But my theory is only for the cyst caused by ingrown hairs, not because of pilonidal disease.
     
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    JT,
    It sounds like you are having good results with the Silicea and Hepar Sulph. Thank you for giving us daily updates! I'm always interested in alternative methods that may help people. What is the potency of each of them, like 6X, 30X, etc.? How many of each do you take daily, and do you take them two or three times in the day?
     
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    Linda...they are 6C. I take 5 pellets 3 times a day. I was told to take one dose and then wait about 10 minutes before taking the other dose. Said its better to separate the two. Yes, I seem to be doing very well with them, hope it continues
     
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    Day 5 1/2.....not too much to update on. Still looks as if there is only one opening. My wife cant really tell too much if the size of it has changed or not. If it has gotten smaller, it hasnt by much. It was much easier for her to tell before, because there was a significant change in it. We will see what happens tomorrow night.
     
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    I am waiting to hear the results for today. I am actually going to try this alternative for myself first. I figured, "what the heck" it beats having surgery if it works and nothing to lose if it doesn't. You seem to be having great results with it and that gives some of us hope.
     
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    Sorry for not posting lastnight, but I'm out of town for moment and will be gone for a couple of days, so I have nobody here to see my progress, I will post another progress report Thursday when I get back. I cant really see what it looks like, but I'll have my wife look again thursday. I am feeling pretty good though and I have less and less drainage every day
     
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    I have been trying the alternative therapy for 3 days and feel like it's helping! I have been taking the 30c dosage three times a day; five pellets each time. I didn't have any drainage, but was experiencing some pain which usually means the beginning of an infection. But the pain has diminished and the little hole that has been there since my last lancing in December is beginning to close. I'm a fan and think it's worth giving a try.
     
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    Thats great lawgirl...I was told to use the 6C because it is primarily for singling out whats wrong . And the 30C is more for other things such as helping with allergies stuff like that, a big picture that involves more than one ailment. The 6C means, its been dilluted 6 times from the original and the 30C has been dilluted 30 times, but its great if its helping. Did you talk with someone about which type you should take? If for some reason after you finish up with the 30C and see maybe your progress has stopped, jump to the 6C
     
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    Thanks for posting all this stuff its really great!!!!!! keep going:)
     
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    I started the pills today as well. I too am on the 30c. The person that I talked to when buying them said the 30 is good for people that have had this pilonidal for a long time. I took my first round of five and five and I hope this works.
     
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    Good luck Stefrasser, I hope that you and everyone else can get some of the positive results that I have gotten so far. Cant wait to have my wife look at this to tell me how its doing now. I really liked knowing that there was a difference just about every night
     
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    Thanks for the dosage info JT. When I went to the health food store, I didn't have that written down, so didn't know the difference. I will definately switch to 6c when done, because I am improving! The hole that has been open for 6 months is closing! I am on day 5 of treatment. There is hope for a happy honeymoon in a month yet!
     
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