Does Oscillococcinum really work?

I recently got over a flu and when it started my wife suggested that I take this homeopathic medicine called Oscillococcinum.  Just like most people I was a little skeptical, but she was very emphatic that it had helped her flu go away a lot quicker. So on her recommendation I decided to give it a try.


Actually, let me step back. I hate taking drugs. I need to be feeling pretty bad to pop a tylenol or any other drug, I just don’t think it is worth the damage that it does to my liver and the weird side effects, etc. So, I typically just deal with the pain until it gets bad enough that I need to do something.

Does oscillococcinum really work

In the case of my most recent flu, that was the case. I could hardly sleep, I had a fever, chills and my body felt like 3 sumo wrestlers had tore me apart – I was achy and sore!

My wife to the rescue!

So my wife came to the rescue by running up to Walgreens and getting me some Oscillococcinum.  When you get the package, you find that it is 6 little containers containing some powdery substance. You are instructed to drop it in your mouth and let it dissolve. It tastes like sugar.

At this point I was feeling pretty miserable so I didn’t really care, I was willing to give it a try. To my amazement, just a couple hours later I felt noticeably better. I was still skeptical that maybe it was a placebo or something, but I continued to take it every 6 hours as instructed and continued to feel tremendously better to the point, I thought the flu bug was completely gone.

This is where my mistake was, I stopped taking it because I thought I was over it. A couple days later the symptoms returned pretty strong, but again as soon as I started taking the Oscillococcinum I began to feel a lot better.

Oscillococcinum side effects

I noticed no side effects when taking Oscillo. I am not sure if there are any, but I didn’t notice them if there were.

To answer the question – does Oscillococcinum really work?

I would have to give an emphatic yes. In fact, based on how it performed for me, I would say that it is amazing! And the beautiful thing is that it is all-natural, so it works and does it naturally rather than filling yourself full of drugs!

Have you had similar or different experiences with Oscillococcinum? If so let us know in the comments…


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