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Ferrum phos
Headache from cold, sun-heat, a bruising, pressing or stitching pain, pains worse on stooping and moving. Headache from gouty predisposition (alternately with Natrum sulph.). Headache with vomiting of undigested food. Congestive, with pressing pain, and sore to the touch. Pressing a cold object against the spot seems to relieve the pain. If furred tongue be present, this is an additional indication. Headaches of children require this remedy. Headache with a throbbing sensation; worse right side. Headache with red face and suffused redness of the eyes. Blind sick headache, with vomiting of food as taken, undigested. Dull right-sided headache from vertex" to right supraorbital region. Rush of blood to head. Headaches made worse by shaking the head, stooping, and indeed every motion of the body. Congestive headaches, especially when at the menstrual period. Top of head sensitive to cold air, noise, jar, cannot bear to have hair touched. Headaches following injuries to head, has cured after failure of Arnica.

Kali mur
Headache with vomiting, hawking up of milk-white mucus. Sick headache with white-coated tongue, or vomiting of white phlegm, arising from sluggish liver, tongue furred, gray or white at base, want of appetite.

Kali phos
Headache, nervous, sensitive to noise, irritability, confusion, relieved by gentle motion. Headache of students and those worn out by fatigue, when no gastric symptoms are felt. The tongue is sometimes found to be coated brownish-yellow like mustard, associated often with foul breath. Pains and weight at the back of the head and across the eyes, better while eating, with feeling of weariness and exhaustion (after Ferrum phos.). Nervous headache, with inability for thought, loss of strength, irritability, sleeplessness, or despondency. Headache with weariness, yawning and stretching, prostrate feeling, hysterical headaches. Headache with a weary, empty feeling, "goneness" at the pit of the stomach; also if the headache be the precursor of an attack conneited with bilious vomiting. Neuralgic headache, humming in the ears, feeling of inability to remain up, yet better under cheerful excitement. Neuralgic headache with nervous symptoms, better during eating, depression. Noises in head on falling asleep. Menstrual headaches with hunger. Severe pain in left mastoid; worse by motion and in open air.

Kali sulph
Headache which grows worse in a heated room and in the evening, and is better in cool, open air.

Magnesia phos
Excruciating headaches with tendency to spasmodic symptoms. Neuralgic or rheumatic headaches, shooting or stinging pains, shifting pain, intermittent or paroxysmal in character. Headaches from optical defects, especially useful in tired, exhausted neurotic patients. Nervous headaches with sparks before the eyes; diplopia. Headache worse in occiput, and constant while attending school and after mental labor.

Natrum mur
Dull, heavy headache, with profusion of tears and drowsiness, sleep not refreshing. Headaches with constipation from torpor and dryness of a portion of the internal mucous membrane, when the tongue is clean or covered with clear, watery mucus, has frothy edges, much saliva. Frontal sinus inflammation. Headache with vomiting of transparent phlegm or water, stringy mucus coughed up. "Is applicable to cachectic persons and to those who have lost animal fluids. It is adapted to chronic and to sick headache; to headaches before, during and after the menses; 'to cephalalgia of school girls who apply themselves too closely to their lessons;' to headache commencing in the morning after waking, lasting till noon, or going off with the sun; to catarrhal headache and to migrane." (King.) Hemicrania, loss of consciousness and twitching of limbs. Von der Goltz believes that this is the remedy for syphilitic headaches and reports cures therewith.

Natrum sulph
Sick-headache with bilious diarrhoea or vomiting of bile, bitter taste in the mouth. Colicky pain, with giddiness, greenish-gray coated tongue. The attacks occur during the menses, periodically, every spring, and are frequently sudden in their onsets. The characteristics are: congestion of blood to head, with fulness; heat in vertex, sensation of pressure in and through the head; mind depressed and melancholy; vertigo and dulness; vomiting, aggravated by motion and reading, ameliorated by quiet. Occipital headache. Violent pains at base of brain, as if crushed in a vise or as if something were gnawing there. Beating pain in both temples when walking. Indescribable pain on top of head, as if it would split. Pulsating headache. Headache begins in the morning on waking, increases till noon and subsides about bed time. Cannot tolerate noise. Has to go to bed in a darkened room. Nausea and vomiting. Several cases of chronic headache with these symptoms are reported by Dr. A. M. Duffield, of Huntsville, Ala., as having been cured by this remedy in the 200th potency.

Silicea
Headaches with concurrent appearance of small lumps or nodules, size of a pea, on the scalp. Congestive, gastric, nervous and rheumatic headaches. Headaches from excessive mental exertion, from overheating, from nervous exhaustion. Scrofulous diathesis. Rachitic, anaemic conditions, caries. Nervous, irritable persons with dry skin, profuse saliva, diarrhoea, night-sweats. Weakly persons, fine skin, pale face, light complexions, lax muscles. Persons who are oversensitive, imperfectly nourished, not from want of food but from imperfect assimilation.

Natrum phos
Headache on the crown of the head on awaking in the morning; creamy appearance of back part of the palate; yellow moist tongue. Headache, severe pain as if the skull were too full. Frontal or occipital, with nausea or sour, slimy vomitings Very severe headache, with intense pressure and heat on top of head as if it would open (if Ferrum phos. does not suffice). Sickening headaches, ejection of sour froth. Headache after taking winexor milk.

Calcarea phos
Headache with a cold Reeling in the head, and the head feels cold to the touch (Ferritin phos.). Pains worse with heat or cold. Headaches of children and school girls, who are nervous, restless, etc. "Suitable for gastric and rheumatic headaches. It is characterized by Wertigo when walking or on motion. Fulness and pressure on the head, worse from pressure of the hat. Useful in peevish and fretful children, and in those whose fontanelles remain open too long. Difficulty in performing mental operations. Ill humor and want of disposition to do anything. Forgetfulness; dullness with every headache." (King.)

Calcarea sulph
Headache with vertigo and nausea, and feeling as if eyes were sunken. Pain around whole head, worse forehead.

CLINICAL CASES
Patient who, among other symptoms, had some visual disturbances, and when the headache was worse and vision most disturbed he had a sense of fear, especially at night, and an eruption about the ankles which began with itching. I gave him Nat. phos. 6x and that was the end of his sufferings. (Chas. Mohr, M. D.)
A very interesting case came under my treatment. A lady, fifty-five years old, had such excruciating headache that she was partially insane; she claimed her brain Was ruptured and running out of her eyes. A yellow-gray curd was exuding from her eyes. She had been suffering for some days. I gave her Kali phos. 3x, which acted like a charm. In two hours the dose was repeated, and the result was perfect relief. Some four weeks later she had another attack, but not so bad. I gave her Kali phos. fix, and wishing to watch the case, I called in two hours. She said: "That was not the same medicine you gave me before; the action is barely perceptible." I then gave 3x, and in two hours she was well. Now, I have always been in favor of high potencies, but this experience seems to indicate that quantity comes in as a factor; if so, it should be noted that one dose of 3x is equal to one thousand of 6x. (Selected.)
Severe headache, general soreness of the vertex, soreness of scalp, cannot bear to have her hair touched, great nervousness at night. Ferrum phos. fix gave speedy relief.
Frontal headache, relieved by nosebleed which followed. Ferrum Phos. 6x cured.
Patient could not see; seemed as if blood rushed into the eyes. Ferrum phos. 6x cured.
Dull pain on top of head during menses cured as by magic by a few doses of Ferrum phos. (Raue, Rev. Horn. Lit., 1875.)
Headache beginning every night at ten o'clock with chill or congestive symptoms. Magnesia phos., lOx dil., cured. (Translated by S. L.)
Case of young lady with excruciating nervous headache, with great sensitiveness to noise during the second day of menstruation. Kali phos." Produced, immediately after taking it, a great increase of the menstrual flow with sudden relief of the headache. (W. P. Wesselhceft, M. D. Prom Hg.)
M. K., set. 16, has suffered for years from periodically returning headaches. The pain k concentrated in the right temple and of a boring nature, as if a screw were being driven in—as the patient expresses herself. Preceding this pain there is a burning sensation at the pit of the stomach, bitter taste in the mouth and lassitude. These symptoms are only felt at night, or in the morning. When the attack comes on, the patient is quite unable to attend to any ordinary duties. Generally vomiting of bile follows, and then improvement sets in. Natrum sulph. daily, the size of a bean, dissolved in water, and taken repeatedly, cured the young lady entirely. (From Schussler.)
Young lady, set. 16, suffered for years from periodical attacks of sick headache, characterized by boring pain in right temple, preceded by burning in stomach, bitter taste, languor. Pain comes on at night or in morning, followed by vomiting of bile, with subsequent relief. Natrum sulph. , daily doses, cured permanently.



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