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Fatigue

Frequently, patients seek help for lingering fatigue that began after an illness. Typically this is secondary to influenza or mononucleosis, but can occur with strep throat, meningitis, Lyme disease, West Nile fever, malaria, and others.
 
Prolonged fatigue can also set in after a severe mental/emotional or physical shock. These individuals generally respond more slowly over weeks or months, but they frequently need only one homeopathic remedy to feel significantly better. Consultation with a trained homeopathic professional should be considered. Remedies that might be useful and their associated causes include:
 
  • Argentum metallicum: when there is a breakdown in the nerves.
  • Gelsemium sempervirens: after a fright, influenza, or a strong chill.
  • Kali phosphoricum: when there has been too much mental exertion or worry, especially in love relationships.
  • Natrum sulphuricum: when weakness occurs after a head or back injury.
  • Nux vomica: when there has been abuse of stimulants and alcohol, and a loss of sleep.
  • Phosphoric acid:  when there has been a strong grief.
  • Picric acid: when exhaustion results from overwork and intense study.
  • Selenium: when there is exhaustion on the sexual sphere from overindulgence.
  • Stannum metallicum: after pneumonia or lung problems.
  • Zincum metallicum: after influenza, or a disease (especially of the skin) that has been suppressed in some way.