by H. C. Allen
Phosphate of Magnesia.
Magnesia Phosphorica Is best adapted to thin, emaciated persons of a highly nervous organization; dark complexion.
Magnesia Phosphorica Affections of right side of body; head, ear, face, chest, ovary, sciatic nerve ( Belladonna, Bryonia, Chelidonium, Kali carb., Lycopodium, Podophyllum ).
Pains: sharp, cutting, stabbing; shooting, stitching; lightning-like in coming and going ( Belladonna ); intermittent, paroxysm becoming almost unbearable, driving patient to frenzy; rapidly changing place ( Lac caninum, Pulsatilla ), with a constricting sensation ( Cactus grandiflorus, Iodium, Sulphur ); cramping, in neuralgic affections of stomach, abdomen and pelvis ( Caulophyllum, Colocynthis ).
Great dread: of cold air; of uncovering; of touching affected part; of cold bathing or washing; of moving.
Languid, tired, exhausted; unable to sit up.
Complaints from standing in cold water or working in cold clay ( Calcarea ).
Ailments of teething children; spasms during dentition, no fever (with fever, hot head and skin, Belladonna ).
Magnesia Phosphorica Headache: begins in occiput and extends over head ( Sanguinaria, Silicea ); of school girls; face red, flushed; from mental emotion, exertion or hard study; < 10 to 11 a. m. or 4 to 5 p. m.; > by pressure and external heat.
Neuralgia; of face, supra-orbital or infra-orbital; right side; intermittent, darting, cutting < by touch, cold air, pressure > by external heat.
Toothache: at night; rapidly shifting; < eating, drinking, especially cold things; > by heat (> by cold, Bryonia, Coffea, Ferrum p. ).
Spasms or cramps of stomach, with clean tongue, as if a hand was drawn tightly around body.
Colic: flatulent, forcing patient to bend double; > by heat, rubbing and hard pressure ( Colocynthis, Plumb. ); of horses and cows when Colocynth fails to >.
Menses: early; flow dark, stringy; pains < before, > when flow begins ( Lachesis, Zincum met. ); pains darting, like lightning, shooting, < right side, > by heat and bending double; vaginismus.
Enuresis: nocturnal; from nervous irritation; urine pale, copious; after catheterization.
Cramps: of extremities; during pregnancy; of writers, piano or violin players.
Magnesia Phosphorica Relations. – Compare: Belladonna, Caulophyllum, Colocynthis, Lycopodium, Lac caninum, Pulsatilla; Chamomilla its vegetable analogue.
Sometimes acts best when given in hot water.
Aggravation. – Cold air; a draft of cold air or cold wind; cold bathing or washing; motion; touch.
Amelioration. – Bending double; heat; warmth; pressure (burning pain > by heat, Arsenicum ).