What to Expect
After your first dose, you may experience an aggravation. This is a good indication that the remedy is correct and your organism is responding. You may have a headache for a few hours, you may feel that you need to sleep more, sometimes for days, a rash or eczema may appear, there may be flushing and heat, or you may feel more emotional. Everything will settle in a few days. Be sure to take note of what's happening and share it with your practitioner. The organism is reorganizing itself, it takes time.
In acute situations, such as a fever, the aggravation may go unnoticed.
WHY SO LONG BEFORE THE FOLLOW UP?
The organism needs time. One month is generally, though not always, enough time to see if there is a positive movement. You may be asked to continue without repeating or changing the remedy. This means some small changes have been observed and more time is needed.
RETURN OF SYMPTOMS
As you return to a better state of health you may find yourself backtracking and experiencing symptoms of previously suppressed diseased states. This is a good sign, though it may be a little uncomfortable. Some patients are asked to suffer through for weeks or in extreme cases even months, others may be advised to treat with mild allopathic medications, and for some the symptoms may be fleeting. Please be patient. Homeopathy aims to provide patients with a deep and long-standing curative action on all levels, not simply palliation. The organism needs time to readjust.
This is also a good time to try to catch your dreams - keep a notebook by your bedside and write everything down. Dreams reflect much of what is going on in the subconscious and your homeopath may ask you to relay repetitive dreams or those that remain with you.