Excerpt from The Critique, Vol. 14: January to December, 1907
By James Tyler Kent, M.D., Professor Materia Medica, Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital, Chicago.
The silicate of potassium is a very deep acting remedy. Some of the symptoms are worse or come on in the morning, a few in the forenoon and afternoon, many in the evening, and very many in the night, and especially after midnight. Aver sion to the open air and worse from the open air and from draughts. He dreads bathing and is worse from bathing. He is sensitive to cold weather and worse from becoming cold; after becoming cold complaints come on; worse in cold room and in dry, cold weather; cold, wet weather also makes him worse. He takes cold easily. After eating complaints are all worse; wee after slight exertion. Faintness; emaciation. He is worse after cold drinks, cold food, milk and fat food. Creeping feelings all over the body, but especially in the limbs. Indura rations in glands and muscles. His painful parts are very sen sitive to a jar. Lassitude is very marked and quite constant. Desire to lie down all the time. After straining muscles the weakness lasts long. He dreads to move or to walk and he is worse from motion.
Mucous secretions all increased. The blood surges from the body to the head. Stitching, tearing pains are numerous; he suffers if the perspiration is suppressed from a draft, or from insufficient clothing; he is worse from pressure and very sensi tive to touch.
Pulsation in head and limbs; stiffness all over the body and in the limbs; he trembles all over, especially in abdomen; twitching of muscles. Symptoms all worse from uncovering the body; worse walking and from walking fast. Great weakness in the morning on waking, also in the evening; also after eating and after walking. Weariness. Worse in winter, in cold weather and better in summer.
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