Two posts ago I mentioned how my dry skin itch went away completely for the first time...ever? Well, it's back. I'm pretty sure I know why, though.
I mentioned that I had been slathering lotion (not just any lotion!) on my body while I was up North for the week, and when I returned home I stopped with the lotion to see if the silicea would have any effect from the inside. I believe now, though, that the real actual root cause for my dry skin, is that I don't drink enough fluids. At times I find it quite difficult to consume even 4 glasses of water in a day. I'm just not that thirsty, oddly enough.
I'm not saying that the silicea isn't doing anything at all; it's just that homeopathic medicine is much more subtle than what we're used to ("Two tiny little balls? That's it??"). It's not going to produce a miracle in my situation since I'm not keeping up my end of the most basic requirements of health. I need to drink more fluids and I need to actually have my follow-up appointment with Helen to see what advice she has for me (other than drink more fluids, dumbass!). THEN we have a chance of figuring out what else (if anything) I need.
In the meantime, I will go back to using the "band-aid" fix of the lotion because I can't stand being itchy all the time. Having this rash all over me is just not acceptable. :)
In other news, I'm finding it less tedious to produce bowel movements. That, I am VERY happy about.