Ferrum phos [Ferr-p]
In the chilly stage of gastric fever. Acute gastritis with much pain, swelling, tenderness at the pit of the stomach, especially if vomiting of food occurs. Dyspepsia with flushed, hot face, epigastrium tender to touch. Indigestion with beating or throbbing pain, heat, redness or flushing of the face, or vomiting of undigested food, the tongue being clean. Indigestion from relaxed condition of the muscular walls of the stomach blood vessels, with burning tenderness, flushed face and pain after taking food. Flatulence, belching with taste of food eaten. Stomachache from cold in children, if pressure aggravates the pain. Stomachache from chill with loose evacuations, caused by insufficient absorption of moisture, from a relaxed condition of the villi. Loss of appetite, disgust for milk, after eating, nausea and vomiting of food; the vomited matters are very sour; can not take acids, herrings, meat or coffee and cakes. Sometimes vomits morning before breakfast; headache, hammering in the forehead and temples so that she fears apoplexy. Copious menstruation every week, with aching in the abdomen and sacrum. Sleep restless, awful dreams. Does not feel rested in the morning. Cannot bear tight clothing. Thirst for cold water. Desire for some stimulant, brandy, ale, etc. Greasy eructations.
Kali mur [Kali-m]
Gastric or bilious derangement, with gray, white-coated or mapped tongue. Dyspepsia; pain or heavy feeling in the right side under the shoulder, especially if fatty food disagrees or eyes look large and projecting. Flatulence, with sluggishness of the liver and gray or white-coated tongue. Gastritis, if caused by taking too hot drinks; give this remedy at once. Second stage of gastritis. Indigestion with white tongue, caused by taking rich or fatty food. Bitter taste. Sick feeling after taking fat; vomiting of opaque mucus. Stomachache with constipation.
Kali phos [Kali-p]
Excessive hungry feeling or nausea soon after taking food. A nervous disturbance, depression or weakness; “gone feeling.” Flatulence with distress about the heart or simply on left side of stomach, weary pain in left side, weakness of heart. Gastritis if it comes too late under treatment, with asthenic conditions. Indigestion with great nervous depression. Stomachache from fright or excitement. Ulcer or cancer of the stomach. Very thirsty; empty gnawing sensation in stomach relieved by eating. Belching of gas tasting bitter and sour. Constant pain at epigastrium in small spot. The Kali phos. patient is more neurasthenic than the Anacardium patient; relapses under Anacardium are due to dietetic errors, under Kali phos, to excitement or worry. (Laird).
Kali sulph [Kali-s]
Chronic catarrh of the stomach, where there is a yellow-coated tongue. Indigestion with characteristic tongue. Dyspepsia, with sensation of pressure as of a load and fulness at the pit of the stomach, with yellow-coated tongue. Sensation of faintness at the pit of the stomach. Indigestion with pain, water gathers in the mouth (after Natrum mur. and Kali mur.), pain in the stomach just above the angle of the crest of the ilium in a line toward the umbilicus, deep within, beside the right hip. Colicky pains in stomach when Magnesia phos. does not give relief.
Magnesia phos [Mag-p]
Pains at the pit of the stomach, nipping, griping, with short belching of wind giving no relief, tongue clean. Cramp in the stomach as if a band were tightly laced or drawn around the body. Flatulence with pain, belching gives no relief. Indigestion with spasmodic, crampy pain, clean tongue. Painful constriction of the muscles of the coat of the stomach, together with hot applications. Convulsive hiccough. Marked disposition to regurgitation immediately after eating. “In gastralgia, magic in effect, often stopping a cramping condition of the stomach when all other remedies have failed. Colic of horses.” (Duffield.) Patient craves sugar.
Natrum mur [Nat-m]
Indigestion with pain and water gathering in the mouth, with vomiting of clear, frothy water, or stringy saliva. Stomachache with much saliva gathering in the mouth; waterbrash, watery fluid coming up in throat, not acid, often accompanied with constipation. Offensive breath. Ravenous hunger. Loss of desire for smoking. Violent thirst. Aversion to bread. Sour taste. Feeling of great weakness and sinking at the pit of the stomach. Red spots on pit of the stomach.
Natrum phos [Nat-p]
Acidity, sour risings, excess of lactic acid. Loss of appetite, indigestion felt slightly. On rising in the morning the tongue has a thin, moist coating, a creamy deposit at the back. Flatulence with sour risings. Gastric derangements with symptoms of acidity. Gastric ulceration, pain and indigestion, sour taste in the mouth. indigestion and severe pain after food, or coming on two hours after, with acid-sour risings. Stomachache when worms are present, accompanied by acid risings. Ulceration of the stomach, pain in one spot after food and sometimes sour rising, loss of appetite, face red and blotched, yet not feverish. Heartburn and acidity, vomiting of dark fluid like coffee-grounds. Waterbrash Gastric troubles after eating fat food. Natrum phos. causes the fat to become emulsified.
Natrum sulph [Nat-s]
Biliousness, excess of bile, bitter taste in the mouth, vomiting of bitter fluid, greenish-brown or greenish-gray tongue, or greenish diarrhoea, dark, bilious stools, headache, giddiness and lassitude. Gastric derangements with bitter taste in the morning. Sour eructations, heartburn, copious formation of gas and aggravation from farinaceous food. Flatulence becomes incarcerated in sigmoid flexure and ascending colon, producing violent colic which is relieved by kneading and borborygmus, stitching pains in the liver. (Laird, N.A.J.H., Feb., 1888.) Cannot bear tight clothing around waist.
Calcarea phos [Calc-p]
A course of this remedy is useful in gastric fever as an intercurrent. Pain after eating even the smallest quantity of food. Heartburn, soreness of stomach on pressure, great craving for bacon, ham, salted and smoked meats. Bitter taste in morning, with headache. Dyspepsia, with hunger, flatulence and pain in stomach, temporarily relieved by eating and raising wind. “Almost an infallible remedy for excessive accumulation of gas in the stomach.” (Foster.) Calcarea phos. 1x, in water, given half an hour after food, is efficacious in non-assimilation of food. Dyspepsia with much distress temporarily relieved by eating.
Calcarea fluor [Calc-f]
Vomiting of undigested food; hiccough from hawking of mucus, weakening and recurring during the day.
Calcarea sulph [Calc-s]
Desire for fruit, tea, claret and green sour vegetables. Great thirst and appetite. Nausea with vertigo. While eating roof of mouth sore, burning in the stomach.
Indurations of the pylorus. Chronic dyspepsia, with acid eructations, with heartburn and chilliness. Disgust for meat and warm food. Extreme hunger. Intolerance of alcoholic stimulants.
GASTRIC DERANGEMENT CASES [Gastric Derangement c
Mrs. B., aged 58, anaemic, and of nervous temperament has been suffering for over ten years with severe attacks of neuralgia of the stomach. The attacks would last from four to ten hours, and would consist of a series of paroxysms, each of which would last five or ten minutes, with a corresponding interval of rest between.
Her suffering was simply terrible. Up to the time I saw her nothing had been given her but palliative treatment, principally hypodermics of morphine.
When I saw her first she had been suffering for an hour. I at once gave five grains of Mag. phos. 3x, in hot water, and repeated the dose every fifteen minutes. After the third dose the pain abated. That attack was conquered. I then prescribed the same remedy in ten-grain doses, after each meal, and after three mild attacks she has had no further trouble for over three years. (B.A. Sonders, M.D., Winterset, O).
Sudden attacks of deathly sickness at the stomach, coming on at no particular time, even in sleep, and lasting one-half or one hour, appetite poor. Ferrum phos. cured, and appetite became ravenous. (Raue, Rev. Hom. Lit., 1875).
KALI SULPH. IN CATARRH OF THE STOMACH.- Mr. M, aged 38 years, had been suffering with his stomach for several days. He had a yellow coated tongue and much fulness and pressure at the pit of the stomach. He could not remember when he did not have pain in the stomach more or less. Hot drinks made him worse, and he never was thirsty. His skin was generally dry and often hot and rough, and abdomen was cold to touch. He had some bronchial irritation. If he got chilled he would have colicky pains in his stomach which would extend into the bowels.
At times he would have bloating of the abdomen. Kali sulph. 3x was given with some directions about his living, and in a few weeks he was well. Not being used to this form of medicine he was greatly surprised when he was relieved. (O. A. Palmer, M.D).