Chloride of magnesium.
Bladder, paresis of.
Heart, affections of.
Liver, affections of.
Pregnancy, nausea of.
Stomach, disorders of.
Urine, straining to pass.
Uterus, pain in, induration of.
While Mag-c. and Mag-sul. Are recognized old-school remedies, I can find no mention of Mag-m. or Mag-phos. In modern text-books.
Mag-m. first appeared in Hahnemann’s Chronic Diseases. The general feature of Mag-c. appears in many symptoms, notably those of nervous disturbance and hysteria.
The salt, says Guernsey, "is found in many mineral water, and in sea-water.
It has a very bitter taste, and in decomposed by heat," The note about the sea-water is important.
Mag-m. is like Nat-m., and Aq. mar in the relation to seaside effects.
Nat-m. is particularly indicated in constipation, "biliousness," and generally, disordered health, which appear as soon as the patient goes to the seaside.
Mag-m. is indicated when excessive weakness is felt after a sea-bath.
The chief Localities of its action are: Head, right hypochondrium, inner region of liver, rectum and large intestine, bladder, uterus, heat, feet.
It is especially suited to: Diseases of women, spasmodic and hysterical complaints complicated with uterine diseases.
Headache at menstrual period in hysterical women.
Women after suffering months or years from attacks of indigestion or biliousness.
Enlargement and congestion of liver.
Puny, rickety children during dentition.
Men with disordered livers, and sexual disorders.
Teste, who places Mag-m. in his Ferrum group, says that Mag-m. and Mag-c. "have been used for the cure of cachexia occasioned by long and painful diseases." He says he has seen Mag-m. produce great improvement in this case: "Hydrarthrosis of left knee, with emaciation of left thigh, consequent on a wandering neuralgia, which, after having commenced in the form of cystitis with (non-venereal) discharge from urethra, had successively invaded the shoulder, left elbow, eyes, and lastly, knees, where it had become seated." A connection between liver disorder and nasal obstruction has often been traced, and Mag-m. has a large number of symptoms in both.
The nasal symptoms have led to its successful use in ozena.
Once case cured had redness, swelling and scaliness of nose, and sweat about the head and feet.
Mag-m. is one of the leading remedies in foot-sweat.
Burning in soles, evening, must put feet out of bed.
In liver affections there is enlargement, sensitiveness worse from touch, and worse, lying on right side, tongue large, coated, indurated.
It is especially suited to liver affections in children who are puny and rickety, and have eruptions about the eyes.
The constipation of Mag-m. is very distinctive, and has led to the cure of many extremely obstinate cases.
The characteristic stool is knotty and conglomerate, like sheep’s It may remain in this condition, or it may crumble at the anus.
Painful urging before stool, burning at anus after.
As well as intestinal atony, there is atony of bladder: urine can only be passed by bearing down with abdominal muscles.
The hysterical symptoms are marked: spasms, fainting, globus.
Bearing down in uterine region, uterine spasms.
Menses black or pitch-like, accompanied by pains in back when walking, pains in thighs when sitting.
Leucorrhea after every stool or following uterine spasms.
Patient is anxious, restless, always worse by mental exertion, during or after dinner seized with nausea, eructations, trembling and faint spells, better by eructations.
Palpitation worse when quiet, better moving about.
Perversions of taste and smell are marked in Mag-m., and I have frequently restored with it loss of taste and smell after influenza.
Among the Sensations of Mag-m. are: As if some one was reading after her.
As if boiling water was on side of head.
As if hair pulled.
As if tongue burnt, mouth scalded.
Stools as if burnt.
The pains are mostly boring and spasmodic contractive pains, dragging down.
There is much burning and heat.
R. M. Skinner reports (Med. Adv., xxiv. 383) this case: A farmer had been treated allopathically three months for chills, which were checked, but the man did not feel well.
Spleen very large, sensitive, felt heavy when he walked or rode.
Constipated, goes three or four days without a stool.
It was for this that he sought advice.
Abdomen distended, hard, especially in ileocecal region.
Cold on left side and a crawling feeling, like a cold snake.
Beating in umbilical region as if his heart beat there.
Mag-m. 20 one dose on the tongue.
At eight PM the bowels began to act and went on acting with the exception of one hour till three AM
He complained next morning that the medicine had "almost killed him," and he looked thin and tired.
No further medicine was given, and in ten days he had no complaint, and the spleen was normal in size and without tenderness.
In a large proportion of Mag-m. cases the Conditions will give the leading indications.
There is general hyperesthesia and worse by touch or pressure, but the head pains are better by hard pressure, eye pains better by pressure, and the menstrual pains better by pressing on back.
There is great sensitiveness to cold and disposition to catch cold, better wrapping up head warmly, but the skin eruptions on face, head, and eyes are worse in warm room, cough worse in room.
Most symptoms except headache are better in open air.
Sea-bathing causes bloody expectoration, great weakness.
Rest worse, motion better (this is especially marked and peculiar in reference to palpitation).
worse Lying down. Palpitation is better lying on left side.
Liver symptoms worse lying right side, worse on side lain on.
(Also lying on left side causes sensation of something (liver) dragging to that side.) Rumination worse while walking.
worse At meals (fainting).
better By eructations (nausea and trembling).
worse After coitus (pain in testes and cords).
Mental exertion worse.
Antidoted by: Cham., also Camph., Ars., Nux.
It antidotes: Merc. (metrorrhagia).
Compatible: Bell., Sul., Nat-m., Pul., Sep.
Compare: Hysteria, Mosch., Asaf., Val., and Castor. Uterine spasms, Ign. (Mag-m. may have induration), Caust. and Secale (both have continuous spasm).
Erections and burning in penis, Pic-ac., Nat-m. Enlarged liver, worse by touch and lying on right side, Merc. Foot-sweat and head-sweat, Sil. (Sil is offensive), scrofulous and rickety children, headache better wrapping, Sil. Congestion of liver, enlargement, feeling of weight and pressure, Ptelea (Ptel. is better lying right side).
Rumination, Sul.(Mag-m. is while walking).
Nervous restlessness, Zn. better Motion, Rhus. Heart symptoms better by motion, Gels. Lips chapped and serrated, Nat-m. worse After coitus, Kali. c., Br. Enlarged liver of children, Cal c-a.
Sensitiveness to noise, Ign., Nux-v., Ther. Eructations tasting like onions (Sinap., breath smells of onions).
Leucorrhea two weeks after menses, Bar., Bov., Con. Menstrual headache, Mag-c. (Mag-m. more hysteria).
Uneasiness and lachrymose humor.
Peevishness and chagrin.
Aversion to conversation, prefers solitude.
Repugnance to exertion.
Nervous excitability, with tendency to weep readily.
Excited, unhappy, fitful, emotional.
Fearful and inclined to weep.
Anxiousness in room, better in open air.
While reading, felt as if some one was reading after her, and she must keep reading faster and faster.
Stupefaction as from intoxication.
Vertigo in morning, on rising, and during dinner, disappears in open air.
Heaviness in head, with a dizziness which causes falling down.
Pains, better by covering up head.
Sensation of numbness in forehead.
Compressive sensation in head from both sides, with a hot feeling, and with beating in forehead when pressing upon it.
Tearing and stitches in temples, with great sensitiveness of vertex, as if the hair were raised by pulling.
Tearing and stitches in right temple, extending to eye, necessity to press eyes together.
Griping and raging in both temples, with a feeling as if he would become dizzy and lose consciousness, disappearing on pressing the head with both hands, in evening after lying down (5th day).
Tensive pressure in forehead and sinciput, with confusion and cloudiness in head, principally on awaking and when lying, better from exercise in open air and when wrapping head up warm.
Squeezing, as from a claw, and noise in temples, in evening, in bed, with sensation as if vertigo and loss of consciousness were coming on.
Jerking, or shooting and pulsative tearings, in head.
Congestion, with heat, painful humming, and ebullition in head.
Painful undulation and whizzing as of boiling water on side upon which one rests.
Nervous pullings in head and face, extending to teeth, with a sensation of confusion in head.
Throbbing, jerking tearing in occiput.
Boil on head.
Great sensitiveness of scalp.
Nodes on occiput, tearing, painful to touch.
Tendency of head to sweat.
Inflammation and burning pain in eyes, with redness of sclerotica.
Lachrymation and burning in eyes, when looking at anything in broad daylight.
Nocturnal agglutination of eyelids.
Yellow color of sclerotica.
Green halo round candle in evening.
Pulsation in ear.
Dullness and hardness of hearing, as if something were placed before ear.
Shootings, acute pullings, and boring in ears.
Itching of herpes behind ears.
Great sensitiveness to noise.
Buzzing in ears.
Scabs in nostrils, sometimes with painful sensibility of nose, when touched.
Excoriation of nostrils.
Discharge of corrosive serum from nose.
Stoppage of nose, with want of breath.
Pain as from excoriation, and of burning in nose.
Swelling, redness, induration, and heat of lower part of nose, which are worse in morning.
Troublesome dryness of nose.
Nocturnal obstruction of nose.
Coryza, with loss of taste and smell, and emission of yellow and fetid mucus on blowing nose.
Loss of smell.
Pale, yellowish, or earthy complexion.
Drawing pains in nerves of face.
Tension in face, with cramp-like pain in bones of face.
Pimples on forehead, itching in evening.
Sensation of roughness on internal surface of lips, when touched by tongue.
Large and transparent vesicles on the red of the lips (of lower lip, itching, afterwards burning).
Toothache, aggravated to highest degree by contact of food.
Sensation of elongation in upper incisors.
Painful swelling and easy bleeding of gums.
Dryness of mouth at night.
Dryness of mouth and throat without thirst.
Rhagades in tongue with violent burning.
Tongue coated white early in morning.
Copious accumulation of serous saliva in mouth.
Sensation in interior of mouth as if it had been burnt.
Burning in tongue as from fire.
Tongue coated white early in morning, or tip and edges clean, large, flabby, yellow.
Bad taste, with poor appetite.
Sensation, as if throat were excoriated and raw, worse in evening, and at night.
Hawking up of viscid and thick mucus from the throat, often mixed with blood and very tenacious.
Dryness and roughness of the throat with hoarse voice.
Violent thirst (3 AM) – Bulimy and craving in stomach, followed by nausea.
Hunger, without knowing what is wanted.
Poor appetite, with bad taste in mouth.
Desire for dainties.
Regurgitation of food, while walking.
Violent hiccough during and after dinner, which causes pain in stomach.
Sensation as if a ball were ascending from abdomen into esophagus, better by eructations.
Increased hunger, followed by nausea.
Eructations tasting like rotten eggs, like onions
Nausea, especially in morning, on first rising.
Frequent nausea with fainting, day and night.
Constant nausea, earthy color of face and nervous excitability, with tendency to shed tears.
Aching in stomach, with nausea.
Tension, and pain as from ulceration, and as from a bruise in stomach, with excessive sensitiveness to touch.
Throbbing in pit of stomach.
Heat in stomach.
Painful commotion in stomach, when walking and in the act of planting the foot.
Movings about in epigastric region, then in lower abdomen, better by emission of flatus, forenoon.
After each dose burning in pit of stomach, spreading to throat, if she has water brash it disappears.
Fermentation in abdomen.
Tension and shooting in hepatic region.
Affections of right hypochondrium, inner region of liver.
Congestion of left lobe of liver.
Burning in right hypochondrium, up to right scapula, when putting foot forward in walking.
Aching pains in liver, also when walking, or pressing the part, worse lying on right side.
Hardness and tightness of abdomen.
Violent and constant distension of abdomen, with constipation.
Painful hardness of abdomen, and especially of right side.
Cramp-like pains in abdomen, especially in evening, and sometimes followed by leucorrhea.
Tearing in abdomen.
Dragging down from region of right ovary to thigh.
Cuttings, pinchings, and acute drawing in abdomen.
Stinging shootings in the muscles of the abdomen.
Colic (in the evening) in hysteric persons, extending to thighs, followed by flour albus.
Stool and Anus.
Hard, difficult, slow, and insufficient evacuations.
Obstructions of bowels from induration of feces.
Hemorrhoids pain during normal stool.
Burning and smarting in anus during and after stool.
Stools crumbling as if burnt.
Stool crumbles at verge of anus.
Feces knotty, like sheep-dung.
Violent tenesmus, with scanty evacuation, or only an emission of flatus.
Chronic tendency to diarrhea.
Violent diarrhea of mucus and blood.
Greenish, yellowish, or brownish evacuations.
Feces coated with mucus and blood.
Ejection of tenia.
Frequent want to urinate, day and night, with scanty emission.
An emission can be accomplished only be contraction (bearing down) of the abdominal muscles.
Torpor of urethra.
Urine, pale-yellow, followed by burning in urethra.
Urine passes only by drops, always some seeming to remain behind.
High colored urine, loaded with lithates, accompanies the uterine symptoms.
Male Sexual Organs.
Violent itching in genital organs and in scrotum, extending as far as the anus.
Frequent erections, early in morning with burning in penis.
Burning in back after coition.
Pain in testicles (on touching or moving them) and cords (with swelling) after unrequited sexual excitement.
Nocturnal involuntary emissions, with or without dreams, scrotum relaxed and loose, often covered with sweat, constipation, indigestion, biliousness, itching at anus.
Female Sexual Organs.
Catamenia too early and too copious.
Black and coagulated blood during catamenia.
During catamenia: paleness of face, with pains in loins and depression, fainting, pain in left leg.
Cramps in uterus, sometimes with pains extending to thighs, and leucorrhea.
Leucorrhea, especially during movement, or preceded by cramps in abdomen.
Scirrhous induration of uterus.
Leucorrhea immediately after stool.
Hoarseness, with roughness and dryness of throat.
Hoarseness in the morning after rising.
Tingling in larynx.
Bloody expectoration brought on by sea-bathing.
Dry cough, in evening, and at night, with burning pain and sensation of excoriation in chest.
Cramp-like cough at night, with violent tickling in throat.
Oppression of chest, in region of heart.
Oppression in pit of stomach.
Sudden feeling of weight in chest, with obstructed respiration during dinner.
Tension and contraction in chest.
Shootings (stitches) in heart, which impede respiration.
Pain at apex of heart, a pricking as of needles and pins, with pain under left scapula as if knife were hacking the bone.
Palpitation of heart, when seated, disappearing on motion.
Neck and Back.
Swelling of glands of neck.
Pain as from bruises above and in small of back and both hips, with sensitiveness of the parts to touch.
Shooting, tearing, and burning pains in the back.
Contractive and cramp-like pains in loins.
Tearing stitches in loins.
Burning in back after coitus.
Drawing in loins after a stool.
Gnawing in spinal cord.
Burning and bruised feeling between scapula.
Tearing in right scapula, then in hip, in both scapula.
Lancing, drawing, and tearing in extremities (Possart).
Drawing and paralytic tearings in shoulder-joint, extending as far as arm and hand, worse by movement.
Numbness of arms in morning, on waking, or in evening in bed.
Great lassitude in legs, even when seated.
Heaviness of legs.
Jerking tearings in hips.
Uneasiness and tension in thighs.
Aching pain, or paralytic pulling in the knee.
Cramps in calves, at night.
Burning pain in soles, in evening.
Sweating of feet.
Boring or contractive cramp-like pains.
Paralytic drawing and tearing in limbs.
Indurations after inflammations.
Attacks of spasms, and of hysterical weakness.
Hysteria, which may occur several times in a day or night.
Liability to take cold.
Bodily weakness, which sometimes appears to proceed from stomach.
Sensation of uneasiness (soreness), and of painful weariness, in whole body, with acute sensibility to least noise.
General uneasiness in evening in bed, as soon as she closes her eyes.
Sensation as of boiling water on side on which one rests.
The majority of the symptoms present themselves when the patient is seated, or at night, and are generally better by movement.
Uneasiness in evening in bed on closing the eyes.
Tingling in different parts of the skin.
Formication of the skin (face, chest, and soles of feet).
Itching pimples, with burning pain after scratching.
Eruption of small red papule.
Swelling of the glands.
Great inclination to sleep during day, with yawning and indolence.
Retarded sleep and sleeplessness, caused by heat, with thirst, and great agitation in whole body on shutting the eyes.
Anxious and frightful dreams, with talking and cries during sleep.
Sleep unrefreshing, tired in morning.
Jerking in body, when lying awake at night.
Shivering in evening, which disappears in bed.
Chill in evening from 4 to 8, even near warm stove.
Chill, followed by heat in evening till midnight.
Heat in evening with perspiration only on head.
Perspiration with thirst, from midnight till morning.
Sweat after midnight.
Pulse accelerated with ebullitions while sitting.