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Materia Medica by Allen



GRAPHITES

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BLACK LEAD AMORPHOUS CARBON

Suited to women, inclined to obesity, who suffer from habitual constipation; with a history of delayed menstruation.

"What Pulsatilla is at puberty, Graphites is at the climacteric."

Excessive cautiousness; timid, hesitates; unable to decide about anything (Puls.).

Fidgety while sitting at work (Zinc).

Sad, despondent; MUSIC MAKES HER WEEP; thinks of nothing but death (music is intolerable, Nat. c, Sab.).

Eczema of lids; eruption moist and fissured; lids red and margins covered with scales or crusts.

SEXUAL DEBILITY FROM SEXUAL ABUSE.

Menses: too scanty, pale, late with violent colic; irregular; delayed from getting feet wet (Puls.).

Morning sickness during menstruation; very weak and prostrated (Alum., Carbo an., Coc).

Leucorrhoea: acrid, excoriating; occurs in gushes day and night; before and after menses (before Sep.; after, Kreos.).

Hard cicatrices remaining after mammary abscess, retarding the flow of milk; cancer of breast, from old scars and repeated abscesses.

Unhealthy skin; EVERY INJURY SUPPURATES (Hep.) ; old cicatrices break open again; ERUPTIONS UPON THE EARS, between fingers and toes and on various parts of body, from which oozes a watery, transparent, sticky fluid.

The nails brittle, crumbling, deformed (Ant. c.); painful, sore, as if ulcerated; thick and crippled.

Cracks or fissures in ends of fingers, nipples, labial commissures; of anus; between the toes.

Burning round spot on vertex (Cal., Sulph. — cold spot, Sep., Ver.).

Cataleptic condition; conscious, but without power to move or speak.

Takes cold easily, sensitive to draught of air (Bor., Cal., Hep., Nux). Suffering parts emaciate.

HEARS BETTER WHEN IN A NOISE; when riding in a carriage or car, when there is a rumbling sound ( Nit. ac.).

Diarrhoea: stools brown, fluid, mixed with undigested substances, and of an intolerable odor; often caused by suppressed eruptions (Psor.).

Chronic constipation; stool difficult, large, hard, knotty, with lumps united by mucous threads; TOO LARGE (Sulph.) ; smarting sore pain in anus after stool.

Children: impudent, teasing, laugh at reprimands.

Sensation of cobwebs on forehead, tries hard to brush it off (Bar., Bor., Brom., Ran. s.).

Phlegmonous erysipelas: of face, with burning, stinging pain; commencing on right side, going to left; after application of iodine.

Decided aversion to coition (both sexes).

 

Relations
Complementary: Caust., Hep., Lyc.

Graphites follows well: after Lyc, Puls.; after Cal. in obesity of young women with large amount of unhealthy adipose tissue; follows Sulph. well in skin affections; after Sepia in gushing leucorrhcea.

Similar: to Lyc, Puls, in menstrual troubles.

 

Aggravation
At night, during and after menstruation.