Anacardium oriental


Mind.-- Imagines himself double, or that someone lies beside him. Feels possessed of two wills, one of which hinders him from doing that to which the other impels him. His reason and will are at variance. Great Weakness of comprehension and memory. Imbecility. Awkward, foolish conduct Anxiety. Despondency and fear of approaching death. Cruelty and inhumanity. Want of moral feeling. Inclination to swear. Irascible and ill natured. Inclination to laugh about serious matters. Anthropophobia. Hysteria and hypochondriasis after excessive sexual indulgence.

Head.-- Congestion to. Pressive ache like a painful inward pressure in temples with decreased vision and bearing, some hours after eating. Pressure as of a nail, mostly in temples (eyes and ears). Tearing headache. Stitches in brain. Pain in occiput from making a misstep and from noise. Worse: Mental exertion, stepping hard, after eating, in cold. Better: While eating.

Eyes.-- Pressure on balls. Dim vision. Halo about light in evening.

Ears.-- Painful swelling of external. Earache with tearing and sticking. Deafness.

Nose.-- Absence of sense of smell. Illusions of smell: Like pigeon dung or shouldering tinder. Violent coryza with fever. Much sneezing and long - continued excitation thereto.

Face.-- Pale, with hollow eyes encircled by blue rings. Herpetic skin about mouth.

Mouth.-- Fetid odor from, of which he is not conscious, Difficult speech, from swelling and stiffness of tongue.

Stomach.-- Pressure in, after eating. Weak digestion with hypochondriacal humor after eating. Shattering in pit at every step, after eating.

Appetite: Violent thirst with arrested breathing when drinking.

Taste: Loss of.

Vomiting: Of food, which.

Abdomen.-- Bursting pain in.

Flatulence: Rumblings abdomen with pinching and urging to stool.

Stool.-- Ineffectual urging to. Passed with difficulty from inactivity of rectum, although soft.

Anus.-- Painful hemorrhoids in.

Urine.-- Frequent passage of scanty, watery urine, with burning.

Sexual Organs.-- Discharges of prostatic fluid during stool and after urination.

Respiration.-- Tightness of chest and oppression, with internal heat and anxiety, driving him into open air. Suffocative attacks.

Cough.-- Attacks of shattering cough every 3 or 4 hours, excited by crawling in trachea, dry at night, during day with a mucous expectoration, mostly of a flat, sweetish taste, often bloody, then again yellow purulent, sometimes also gray and acrid. With arrested breaking. With stitches in head and vomiting of ingesta. Continued yawning and sleepiness after.

Chest.-- Pressive pain as from a plug in. Stitches extending from cardiac into lumbar region, Scratching and soreness in.

Back.-- Tearing and sticking between scapulae. Pressure as of a load upon shoulders.

Upper Extremities.-- Cramp - like pain in wrist and finger joints. Numbness of fingers. Weakness of arms and knees. Clammy sweat on palms.

Lower Extremities.-- Restlessness and stiffness in legs, as if knees were bandaged. Twitching and trembling about knee with paralytic weakness. Intermittent, cramp - like pressure in thighs and calves. Cold feet.

Generalities.-- Pressive pain like the inward pressure of a plug, in many parts, Trembling limbs. Sensitive in drafts and easily takes cold. Paralyses from apoplexy. Symptoms generally appear periodically. During dinner most symptoms vanish, but reappear afterward. Diminution of sight, hearing, taste and smell. Almost exclusively adapted to ill natured persons.

Skin.-- Want of both sensibility and irritability of.

Fever.-- Pulse: Accelerated, with throbbing in blood vessels. Chill: And chilliness with trembling, especially in open air, disappearing in sunshine. Shuddering over back, as if cold water were poured over it, with heat of face. Internal, even in a warm room. Heat: External with internal chill. Of upper part of body, with cold feet, internal shuddering and hot breath. Daily from four PM until evening, disappearing at supper time. Sweat: In evening, on head, abdomen and back, even when sitting still. On abdomen and back at night. Sticky, on palms of hands, especially on left. Cool, with internal heat.

Relationship.-- Allied Remedies: Calc-c. Coff., Con., Nat-m.