The specific or the chief remedy in this disease, especially when it occurs with or after the suppression of eruptions.
"Kali muriatiatm is one of the tissue remedies too easily overlooked. Its delicate affinity for the nerve centres makes it a slow acting remedy. Inasmuch as the physician too frequently seeks palliation in epilepsy, it is not generally employed long enough. Without doubt it preserves the fibrin factor and prevents a tissue metamorphosis. This, he believes, should be the therapeutic aim in treating this disease. It is simple enough to relieve a fit, for it is in itself self-limiting. The real object is to overcome the morbid degeneration. The protoplasmic fibres are surely strengthened by Kalimur., and such a condition tends to preserve the brain integrity. When the brain-cells are properly nourished, they can withstand the irritation of the sensory fibrillar which surround them. This being done, we have made the first advance toward the removal of the cause of the disease. While he does not make the claim of any specific, and while he admits the difficulty in curing this terrible disease, the writer's record book gives much substantiation of the above statement." - The Clinique, June 15, 1897.
Epilepsy or epileptic fits with sunken countenance, coldness and palpitation after the fit.
Epileptic fits, sometimes the result of vicious habits, which must be restrained.
Epileptic fits with rush of blood to head.
Is frequently useful as an alternating remedy, and for intestinal irritation (worms, etc.).
Nocturnal epilepsy, especially about the time of the new moon; feeling of coldness before the attack, spasms spread from the solar plexus upward. Exalted susceptibility to nervous stimuli, with exhausted condition of the nerves.
Mrs. ---------. widow, ret. 30. ever since death of husband, six years ago, epileptic attacks at night while sleeping; groans, bites her tongue, bloody foaming, bowels very constipated, no uterine trouble. Silicea100 greatly lessened the frequency of the attacks. (Hoyne).
Dr. C. C. V. Wachendorf reports the case of a man, aet. 45 years, who had an eruption in September, 1888, which disappeared until August, 1889. In November, 1889, the eruption was suppressed, and he began to have irregular attacks of "fainting fits." He would grow pale, a warm feeling following; then spasm, with pain in the cerebellum, and hunting in the region of the stomach. Attacks nearly always preceded by fright or fear. Nux, Bufo and Arsenicum were each tried in turn, but failed. Then Kali mur. 6x was prescribed on the indication, "Epilepsy from suppressed'eruptions." After the sixth day he had uo attack. He still takes occasional doses of the medicine to keep up its action.
A lady, set. 31, married, one child 6 years old, has had spasms since the birth of the child, every few days, and very severe during the menses, twenty-four hours at a time, and from a few moments to an hour apart, these continuing three to six days, then every two to four days, in the interim of menses. The woman was short build, heavy set, short neck, round full abdomen, red flushed face, sanguinobiilious temperament and of rather mild disposition. Headache all the time in temples and back of head, as well as constant heat on top of head; also severe pain in the lumbar region and across sacrum, numb feeling in lower limbs and cold, clammy perspiration over the whole body. Physicians had pronounced her case " epilepsy," caused by uterine trouble Without regard to diagnosis, or former treatment by allopathic medication, I at once gave her Catcarea phos. and Kali phos., three doses each per day, and during menses Magnet, phos. every two hours during the first two days of the menses. In two months from the first time I saw her. she was apparently well in every way, and became pregnant again, and by the use of the Calcarea phos. had no further trouble. (A. P. Davis, M. D).
A boy of 13 had suffered since the age of 6 from trembling of the limbs, and was gradually passing into a state of epilepsy. He received, on the 8th of October, 1888, Kali chlor., six powders Since the colli of December he has had no return of it. (Monatsblatler).
A girl, 23 years old, who had suffered since her seventeenth year from epilepsy, received, after having two violent attacks, on the nth of June, 1885, six powders of Kali phos30. On the 11th of April, 1887, she wrote: "Since the 15th of June, 1885. I have not had an attack." (Monatsblatter).