by H. C. Allen
Platina Adapted to women, dark hair, rigid fibre; thin, of a sanguine temperament; who suffer from too early and too profuse menses.
Sexual organs exceedingly sensitive; cannot bear the napkin to touch her; will go into spasms from an examination; vulva painfully sensitive during coitus: will faint during or cannot endure, coitus (compare, Murex, [Orig.]).
The pains increase gradually and as gradually decrease ( Stannum ); are attended with numbness of parts ( Chamomilla ).
Platina suited For hysterical patients; alternately gay and sad, who cry easily ( Croc., Ignatia, Pulsatilla ); pale, easily fatigued.
Arrogant, proud, contemptuous and haughty; pitiful “looking down” upon people usually venerated; a kind of “casting them off” unwillingly.
Mental delusions, as if everything about her were small; all persons physically and mentally inferior, but she physically large and superior.
Sensation of growing larger in every direction.
Trifling things produce profound vexation ( Ignatia, Staphysagria ); remains a long time in the sulks.
Satiety of life, with taciturnity and fear of death ( Aconite, Arsenicum ).
Mental symptoms appear as physical symptoms disappear and vice versa.
Headache: numb, heavy pain in brain or on vertex; from anger or chagrin; hysterical, from uterine disease; pains gradually increase and decrease.
Nymphomania: < in lying-in women; excessive sexual development, especially in virgins ( Kali phos. ); vaginismus, spasms and constriction.
Menses too early, too profuse, too long-lasting; dark-clotted, offensive, with bearing down spasms; pains in uterus with twitching; genitals sensitive.
Excessive itching in uterus; pruritus vulvae.
Platina Constipation; while traveling (at sea, Bryonia ); after lead poisoning; from inertia of bowels; frequent, unsuccessful urging; stools adhere to rectum and anus like soft clay ( Alumina ); of emigrants; of pregnancy; obstinate cases after Nux has failed.
Platina Metrorrhagia: flow in black clots and fluid; thick black, tarry or in grumous mass ( Croc. ).
Platina Relations. – Compare: Aurum, Croc., Ignatia, Kali phos., Pulsatilla, Sepia, Stannum; Val. the vegetable analogue.