Because of the nature of how homeopathic remedies are made there are no side effects and you cannot die from the remedy. You will experience one of four possible reactions when you use the remedy that you have prepared:
1. An Improvement of Symptoms
An improvement can include some or all symptoms. An improvement of any particular symptom can be partial or total. When reporting improvements, include improvements you are seeing on the physical as well as the mental and emotional levels.
2. A Homeopathic Aggravation
A homeopathic aggravation is characterized by a temporary worsening of the symptoms that the patient has been experiencing. An aggravation is considered a good sign by most homeopaths because it means that the correct remedy, but is just may be too potent. An aggravation can be minutes or hours long.
An aggravation is typically followed by a marked improvement in at least some of the symptoms that the patient was experiencing. If the aggravation is too severe, you can antidote it by stopping the remedy and drinking some coffee.
3. “Proving” Symptoms
As part of the research process of homeopathic remedies, professionals perform what is called a “proving”. This is where a homeopathic remedy is administered to a healthy individual, and the symptoms caused by the remedy are recorded and used in the Materia Medica (the Physician Desk Reference for homeopaths) for that remedy (which is a description of the symptoms that the remedy treats). So, the symptoms that the remedy causes in a healthy individual, will treat in an individual with those symptoms or that illness.
So, if you experience a symptom you have never experienced before upon starting a new remedy, this could be a proving symptom. This is not likely to happen to you if the remedy is made from your nasal secretions. If the proving is very mild and the remedy is benefitting the patient quite a bit, stay the course for a day or two longer.
4. Nothing. Zip. Zilch. Nada!
Yes, from time to time you could see nothing happen! Before giving up, however, consider that the effects may not “kick in” until maybe the second or third dose, if not later. Also, the potency just might not have been prescribed high enough. The remedy you will make will be a 30C potency which is considered a mild to moderate strength remedy.
The remedy can be made stronger by more dilutions and more succussion. If nothing happens, it could also be that you missed a step in making the remedy. You might consider doing it again.