Creating Waves of Awareness
Be sure, when a remedy presents one state, that it is as clearly indicated in the other state, otherwise that remedy is not the simillimum. You must hunt until you find the remedy that has both states, or you will be disappointed. We sometimes do not discover this alternation of states until we have brought it back two or three times by incorrect prescribing. Some people are so reticent and so difficult to get symptoms from that we do not always get these symptoms. But when you examine your records and you find where you have made a foolish prescription, that you drove a new condition away and back came the first trouble, and you kept on with this see-saw business. Now remember in doing this your patient is not Improving, and that you must re-study the whole case, taking the alternating states into account
An abstract from 'Warnings & Advises of Dr. J T Kent in Homoeopathic Prescribing by Dr. Satish Kumar Rana.