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PLATINA

(plat)

(The Metal) Is pre-eminently a woman's remedy. Strong tendency to paralysis, anaesthesia, localized NUMBNESS AND COLDNESS are shown. Hysterical spasms; pains increase and decrease gradually. (STANNUM.) Tremulousness.

Mind
Irresistible impulse to kill. Self-exaltation; CONTEMPT FOR OTHERS. Arrogant, proud. Weary of everything. Everything seems changed. Mental troubles, associated with suppressed menses. Physical symptoms disappear as mental symptoms develop.

Head
Tense, pressing pain, confined to a small spot. CRAMP-LIKE, SQUEEZING PAIN. Constriction about forehead and right temples. NUMBNESS, WITH HEADACHE.

Eyes
OBJECTS LOOK SMALLER THAN THEY ARE. Twitching of lids. (AGAR.) Eyes feel cold. Cramp-like pain in orbits.

Ears
Feels numb. Cramp-like twinges. Roaring and rumbling.

Face
Prosopalgia, with numb feeling in malar bones, as if the parts were between screws. Pain at root of nose, as if squeezed in a vise. COLDNESS, CREEPING, AND NUMBNESS, in whole right side of face. Pains increase and decrease gradually. (STANN.)

Stomach
Fermentation, much flatulence; CONSTRICTION; RAVENOUS hunger; persistent nausea, with anxiety and weakness.

Abdomen
Painter's colic. Pain in umbilical region; extending through to back. Pressing and bearing down in abdomen, extending into pelvis.

Stool
Retarded; faeces scanty; evacuated with difficulty. Adheres to rectum, like soft clay. STICKY STOOL. Constipation of travelers, who are constantly changing food and water. Stool as if burnt.

Female
Parts hypersensitive. Tingling internally and externally. (KALI BROM.; ORIG.) Ovaries sensitive and burn. Menses too early, too profuse, DARK-CLOTTED, with spasms and painful bearing-down, chilliness, and sensitiveness of parts. Vaginismus. Nymphomania. Excessive sexual development; vaginismus. Pruritus vulvas. Ovaritis with sterility. Abnormal sexual appetite and melancholia.

Extremities
Tightness of thighs, as if too tightly wrapped. Numb and weary sensation. Feel paralyzed.

Sleep
Sleeps with legs far apart. (CHAMOM.)

Modalities
WORSE, sitting and standing; evening. BETTER, walking.

Relationship
Compare: RHODIUM; STANN.; VALER.; SEP. Compare, also: PLATINUM MURIATICUM (this remedy has achieved beneficial results after Iodide of Potash failed to cure in syphilitic affection; violent occipital headaches, dysphagia, and syphilitic throat and bone affections; caries of bones of feet); PLAT.MUR. NÁT. (polyuria and salivation); SEDUM ACRE (sexual irritability, relieves irritation of nerve centers and gives rest). Antidote: PULS. Platina antidotes the bad effects of lead.

Dose
Sixth trituration to thirtieth potency.