Lancinatiug, nightly pains from small of back to feet, worse from warmth of bed. Must rise and sit in chair for relief.
Congestive or inflammatory, from chill or cold, with pain as if a nail were being driven in. Blinding pain, one-sided, in the head, temples, or over eye, or in the jaw-bone. If this does not suffice, give Cakarea sulph., and note the tongue symptoms. Neuralgia accompanied by flushed face, burning or diffused heat, feeling of weight and pressure. Faceache with febrile symptoms. Tic douloureux. Neuralgia along inner orbit and nose. Neuralgia of the mammary glands.
Neuralgic pain in any organ, depression, failing of strength, feeling of inability to rise, or to remain up, the pain is felt less when standing or walking about.
Neuralgia with ill humor, sensitiveness to light and noise, improved or not even felt during pleasant excitement. This remedy is required to tone up the gray nervous substance. Neuralgic pains in the nervous substance threatening paralysis, with a feeling of lameness or numbness. Pains better with gentle motion, worse on rising; pains felt most when quiet or alone. Neuralgic pains and humming in the ears, failure of strength, paroxysms of neuralgic pains with subsequent exhaustion. Neuralgia of the sciatic nerve (see Sciatica). Faceaclie. Right-sided neuralgias relieved by cold applications. Stitches from upper teeth to ear.
Intercostal neuralgia of a drawing, constrictive kind. Spasms from cold without fever. Neuralgia in the head, pains darting and very intense. Neuralgic pains in any part of the body, when the phenomena of sensation are too acute; pain excruciating or spasmodic, pains in the ends of nerve-fibres. Pains aggravated by mastication or any motion. Pains coining on periodically, being very acute, darting, or shooting along the course of the nerves. Neuralgia from exposure to a strong north wind. Spasmodic pains and affections of almost any kind. Neuralgia every night, well during the day. Typical facial neuralgias. A contraindication for the use of the remedy is amelioration by cold. Warm applications relieve, and especially dry warmth. This remedy is right-sided.
Neuralgic nerve-pains recurring at certain times, with flow of saliva or involuntary tears. Darting, shooting along the nerve-fibre with these accompaniments. Orbital neuralgia with lachrymation. Irritation of the fifth pair of nerves, also the facial nerve. Faceaclie with constipation, worse in the morning, from reading, writing and talking, in schoolgirls.
Facial neuralgia, shooting, stitching pains, soreness of right lower jaw.
Attacks of neuralgia from being in damp dwellings, cellars, etc. Tongue thick, yellow, brown coated.
Dr. J. T. O'Connor, of New York, reports a cure with this remedy.
Neuralgic pains deep-seated in the bones. Shocks like electric sparks. Neuralgia commencing at night, recurring periodically. Pains worse at night and in bad weather. Tics. Neuralgia ani, worse after stool, long-lasting. Pains with sensation of crawling, coldness and numbness.
This remedy occupies a ground between the very acute pains of Magnesia pnos. and the paralyzing ones of Kaliphos. (more in aged persons, if there be a want of regenerative force for the nervous tissue).
Pain mostly in teeth. Lumbo-abdominal neuralgia. Better from wrapping up warmly. Obstinate neuralgia caused by dissipation, hard work and close confinement.
Dr. Parenteau in the Societe" Francaise d'Homceopathie at the last meeting read a paper as follows:
In 1837, in discussing Ferrum phosphoricun in this society, Dr. Nimier assured us that this remedy finds an application in supra-orbital neuralgia of the right side with a morning aggravation.
At that time I had a young patient of 15 3-ears, an anaemic girl with imperfect menstruation, who, for three months caused me dispuir of curing, owing to the tenacity of her affection, which resisted all remedies pre.
I therefore resolved to give her Ferrum phophoricum in the 6x potency, and 1 had the surprise and satisfaction to note that scarcely two days after the administration of the first dose a certain amelioration was produced. Naturally I continued the remedy, and at the end of eight days the amelioration was such that the patient thought herself cured. However. I advised her to continue the treatment for a week longer and then report. She did not come until two months afterward, hut the cure was absolute and with-it is unnecessary to state that whenever I found a supra orbital neuralgia of the right side. I hastened to give this remedy, but several experiments of this kind having been followed by absulute failure, I was about to believe that my first observation was a simple case of spontaneous cure, when recently I had successively two cases of cure which convinced me that the explanation given by Dr. Nimier was absolutely exact.
In the second case observed, it was not a. young girl but a young woman of 27 years, modiste, and who for months had had attacks of right-sided supra-orbital neuralgia with morning aggravations or coinciding with the menstrual periods which were very irregular and with uterine hemorrhages, etc.
After having vainly tried Nux vomica, then Chamomiila, Belladonna, Colocynth, Ignalia, etc., I tried Ferritin phosphoricum.
As in the first case three days had not passed before the patient returns greatly relieved. 1 continued the remedy in the.6x dilution for eight days, followed by the 12x and the l8x, and at the end of three weeks the cure was complete without relapse.
The third case was similar to the two others and I believe that I am able to complete the indications furnished by Dr. Nimier.
Ashe has said Ferritin phosphoricnm is useful in supra-orbital neuralgias of the right side with morning aggravation, but it exerts its influence especially on the female sex and notably in young persons. The patients suffer from irregularities in menstruation and often have special uterine troubles with tendency to hemorrhages. From this condition there almost always results persistent cephalalgias and an anaemia, which may be more or less marked .according to the case.