Gelsemium sempervirens


Mind.-- Dull, listless and languid. Misty. Incapacity to think or fix the attention. Stupid, intoxicated feeling. Impatient and irritable (Ing.) Feeling as if in danger of stumbling or falling. Feels as if someone else were sick. Dread of liquids. Inclination to throw herself from a height. Feels as if the world lose her senses. Dread of being alone.

Vertigo.-- (Coccl.) Accompanies many symptoms. As if intoxicated, with blurred vision, in brows. Worse: Sudden motion.

Head.-- Bruised feeling in, especially behind orbits. Dull, stupefying pain ascending from nape into forehead, accompanied by dizziness, blurred vision and heavy eyelids. Sensations of heaviness, tightness, a band about, or as if enlarged. Worse: From smoking, heat, or moving eyes. Better: Reclining head on high pillow, or from profuse urinations.

Scalp: Feels contracted at centre of forehead.

Eyes.-- Twitching of eyeballs. Sore aching in balls, worse motion Strabismus. Pupils dilated, or alternately dilate and contract. Distended. Right - sided supraorbital pain. Heavy, drooping lids. Puffy lids. Vision: Dim, smoky or lost, double on raising head, looking sidewise or inclining head on one side, better by an effort of the will.

Ears.-- Sudden temporary loss of hearing. The pains which ascend form back to occiput affect them.

Nose.-- Fullness and tingling in, with sneezing and headache. Fluent coryza.

Face.-- Heavy, besotted appearance, flushed and hot, dark, swelled. Lower jaw dropped or wagging sidewise. Overflow of saliva from mouth. Contraction of muscles, especially about mouth Burning in zygoma.

Mouth.-- Foaming at. Tongue, So thick can hardly speak, numbness of, burning on extending over mouth, throat, stomach and into abdomen. Dry, also throat. Yellowish saliva. Foul, spoiled taste.

Throat.-- Hawks up bloody matter. Spasmodic sensations, with cramp - like pains in. Feeling as if something had lodged in. Swallowing painful, difficult.

Stomach.-- Pain from pylorus to axilla. under scapula and down right cramping like in pit. Empty, weak feeling in, and in bowels. Hiccough, worse in evening.

Hypochondria: Cramp at last short rib in right side. Thrusting pain in left floating rib, changing to left temple.

Abdomen.-- Sharp pains to, with pappy, cream - colored stools. Burning pains moving around in intestines. Gnawing in region of transverse colon. Colicky pains below navel extending to testes, better expelling flatus.

Stool.-- Diarrhoea. Urging to from exciting news, emotions, etc. Loose, but difficult. Feeling as if more remained behind after stool and after urinating.

Urine.-- Copious, watery, with chill and trembling, alleviating heaviness of head, dullness of mind and dimness of vision. Intermittent stream.

Male.-- Flaccidity and coldness of. Emission of semen with out erection.

Female.-- Severe, labor like pains in uterine region, which extend to back and hips, alternating with heavy headache.

Respiratory Organs.-- Voice weak, thick. Paralysis of glottis. Inability to expectorate. Suffocative sensation. respiration slow, heavy superficial. Desire for fresh air. Worse: Moving head.

Chest.-- Stinging along lactiferous ducts. Shuddering in right breasts. Sore, when coughing. Constriction around lower. Suffocative sensation, as in hysteria. Heaviness. Weakness or burning in. Heart: Feels as if it would stop beating if he did not move. Palpitation. Irregular beat.

Back.-- Neck: Aching soreness in muscles of, and of shoulders. Contractive sensation in. Pains extend into head.

Back: Rheumatic pains in bones and joints of, and of limbs. Soreness of muscles.

Extremities.-- Trembling. Paralytic weakness and heaviness of. Sensation blunted.

Lower Extremities.-- Staggering. Fatigue after slight exertion. Drawing or cramping pains in muscles or single fasciculi thereof.

Generalities.-- Numbness or trembling of single parts of whole body. Great relaxation and loss of muscular power, causing sensation of heaviness and weakness, particularly of upper eyelids and lower extremities, as well as involuntary evacuations (Stool, urine, semen, etc.) from emotional excitement, fear, etc. Sudden darting pains making one start, they leave a tenderness behind. Paralysis. Feeling of illness, as in a fever. knew everything going on, but was unable to move. Paralytic pains. Periodical symptoms. Worse: 11 AM. Emotions, exciting news, fright etc. Heat of sun of summer. Dampness. After midnight. Before a storm. Better: Open air, Profuse urinations.

Skin.-- Yellow. sudden stinging. Measles like eruption, with fever and itching.

Sleep.-- Yawning, with stupor and inability to keep eyes open. Languor and drowsiness before storm. Stupefying. With general numbness. Late falling to sleep, the nightmare.

Fever.-- Pulse. Variable. Throbbing thro, whole body. Chill: With cold extremities, especially feet, extending upward up and down along spine, with profuse urination, pain in back, heat of face and head, and headache, worse from mental excitement. Heat: Burning, in afternoon, without thirst. Sweat: With thirst, easy, cold, profuse or scanty. Relieving all the symptoms. Accompanied by languor and prostration.

Relationship.-- Allied Remedies: Anac., Arg-n., Bap., Bell., Bor., Caust., Con., Kalm., Op., Phos., Physos., Pic-ac., SEP., Tabac., Verat-a., Mur-ac.