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Trigeminal Neuralgia

I am trying to get a homeopathic remedy for my wife who is suffering from trigeminal neuralgia on the right side of her face. I am reading that Spigelia Anthelmia can be effective. I am however not sure of the dosage (6X, 6C, etc.). I would like start her with a low dosage to see if it works for her. Can you suggest? If Spigelia is not the best choice can you suggest the right treatment.


Vivek Nayak
  vnayak on 2013-02-22
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
Please copy the Questionnaire from the following thread
and post all the questions here duly answered. On that basis your remedy may be worked out.

The answers should be given in a way that we are able to understand you as a person. Knowing the state of patient's mind is of utmost importance in homeopathy. Please write as much as you can.
kadwa 9 years ago
I have tried to answer the question the best I can. Also, I have started to give my wife Mag Phos 6C. Not sure if this is the best choice. Any recommendations would be highly appreciated.

Patient ID: Sex: Age: 51

1. Describe your main suffering? Trigeminal neuralgia on right side of face. Lower jaw up to the ears. Frequency about 40 times a day. Occurs mostly when drinking, eating, brushing teeth.

2. What other physical sufferings do you have in your body? No other physical sufferings. Was treated last year for a non malignant meningioma (tumor on brain) using the Gamma Knife microsurgery. At the time, it was suggested that the trigeminal neuralgia was related to the meningioma. The TN returned after about 10 months.

3. What mental sufferings / feelings do you have associated with your physical sufferings?
No mental sufferings. The pain is bearable but is sharp and sudden.

4. What exactly do you feel when you are at your worst?

5. When did it all start? Can you connect it to any past event or disease?

Please see above

6. Which time of the day you are worst?

Mornings seem to be the worst.

7. What are the things which aggravate your suffering and which are those which ameliorate the same?

Eating, drinking, brushing teeth.

8. Do your think your sufferings have relation to any external stimuli (like, change of place) or any internal biological changes in the body, like, menses (in females)?

Cold air seems to trigger it.

9. When do you feel better, during hot weather or cold weather, humid or dry weather?

Not sure but think cold seems to trigger it.

10. Describe your general mental set up? Are you Moody, Arrogant, Mild, Agreeable Changeable, Nervous, Suspicious, Easily offended, Quiet, Arguing, Irritating, Lazy etc.

No. Very positive and active person.

- How do you feel before or during a thunderstorm?

Do not recall any difference

- Do you like being consoled during your tough times?

- Are you sensitive to external stimuli like smell, noise, light etc?


- Do you have any typical habit or gesture like nail biting, causeless
weeping, talking to one self etc?


- How do you feel about your friends, family, your children and especially your husband / wife?

Very positive, loving and caring to family and spouse.

11. What are your fears and do you dream of any situation repeatedly?


12. What do you crave for in food items and what are your aversions?

Likes rice based food

13. How is your thirst: Less, Normal or Excessive?

No excessive thirst. But drink copious amount of water in a day.

14. How if your hunger: Less, Normal or Excessive?

Good normal hunger.

15. Is there any kind of food which your body can’t stand?

16. Is your sweat normal or less or more? Where does it sweat more: Head, Trunk or Limbs?


17. How is your bowel movement and stool type?


18. How well do you sleep? Do you have a particular posture of sleeping?

Likes to sleep without pillow. Likes to spread arms.

19. Do you think you are able to satisfy your sexual desires in general?


20. How do you think you are different from others, if at all?

Not sure

21. What medications have been taken earlier by you to treat the diseases and do you have any particular symptom surfacing after the medication?

Recently started taking Mag Phos 6C - three pills 3 times a day.

22. What major diseases are running in your family?

Dad had diabetes and died at early age (55 yrs) with heart failure.

23. Describe, how do you look like? Describe your overall appearance.

5'2' tall, 145 lbs, roundish body.


Please answer the following questions:
(Please give details of your past menstruation if you have attained menopause.)
- Are the periods early, regular or late in general?
How long do they last?
- Do you suffer from any kind of physical or mental discomfort before, during or after the periods?
- Is the flow scanty, normal or excessive?
- Is the blood thick bright red or pale watery?
- Do you notice any clots in the flow?

Not menopausal. Regular. Periods seem normal.
vnayak 9 years ago
day 1 and day 2

Please take three doses of Phosphorus 200 as follows...

day 1 morning
1st dose

day 1 evening
2nd dose

day 2 morning
3rd dose

One dose means
If the medicine is in pills form 2 pills. Don't touch pills with hand. Use cap of bottle to take pills.
If the medicine is in liquid dilution form, 2 drops in some 20 ml water. Sip up slowly.

day 3 to day 15

Please take 2 pellets each of the following tissue salts (together) in the morning and evening...
mag phos 6x
calc fluor 6x

Please follow homeo restrictions like no coffee, no raw onion/garlic, no strong perfumes, don't eat or drink anything within 30 minutes before or after taking medicine.

Please report after 15 days.
kadwa 9 years ago
Thank you Dr. Kadwa.

Please clarify if the Phosphorus is 200X or 200C.

Also, Mag-Phos (magnesia phosphorica) and CALC FLUOR (Calcarea Fluorata) is available to me only in 6C (not 6X). Please advise.

We will give this a try and report back. It will take a while for us to get the medications by mail.
[message edited by vnayak on Wed, 06 Mar 2013 18:22:03 GMT]
vnayak 9 years ago
Hi- I am answering bc I am on earlier than

He means Phos 200 C. or ck, extra letters
after C indicate how the remedy was made.

The x potencies are biochemic cell salts and not
like the C potencies. I don't know where you are,
but you can order all of it from Helios Homeopathic
Pharmacy in the Uk at one time. Or Remedia.au
pharmacy at one time. Takes about 5 days.
simone717 9 years ago
I am in the US
vnayak 9 years ago
Hi-you can order the x potencies off this site-
at the top- remedies shop. Usually takes 3 days.
simone717 9 years ago
Hi. Thanks. I must be doing something wrong because I cannot find the 6X listed for Mag-P and Calc-F on the ABCHomeopathy site. I was able to find them at a Boiron pharmacy in NJ.
vnayak 9 years ago
glad you found them.
Just as well bc I looked it up now, and Boiron has
things starting with 8x on there, which would work,but things
are confusing how they list them.
Anyway, I always get these at Whole Foods,they are a
Hylands brand, With each cell salt in 6x, and I am
sure you can go to Hylands own site and order also if
you ever need to.
simone717 9 years ago
Good to know that I can purchase at Whole Foods. Thanks.
vnayak 9 years ago
I findally got my wife to go through with the treatment as prescribed. The 15 day treatment ended on June 11. She experienced a marked reduction of the Trigeminal symptoms and we are very happy and thankful for your help in this regard. Today (3 days after she has stopped the treatment) she was experiencing very slight symptoms again. My question is if she should repeat the same course again or is a modified (or stronger dosage) required. Please advise.

Thank you once again.
vnayak 9 years ago

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