Nux vomica


Mind.-- Hypochondriasis of students leading a sedentary life, and night revellers, with abdominal complaints and constipation. Anger, followed by alternate chill and heat, with thirst and bilious vomiting. Great anxiety and restlessness in evening. Immoderately anxious scrupulosity. Zealous, fiery temperament. Quarrelsome. Malicious, spiteful disposition. Inclination to reproach others. Surly, refractory mood. Easily startled. Violent and excitable. Suicidal thoughts, when looking at a knife he is inclined to stab himself, when at water, to drown himself, yet he fears death. Insanity of drunkards. Oversensitive to external impressions. Time passes too slowly. Moroseness.

Vertigo.-- Reeling, as though' intoxicated early in morning and after dinner, with unconsciousness and vanishing of sight and hearing. Cloudiness in head, as from intoxication. After - effects of yesterday's debauch, in the sun.

Head.-- Congestion, with great, burning heat therein and a puffy, red face. Stupefying ache. Vertiginous heaviness, early in morning. Hemicrania of coffee drinkers. Tearing in occiput going in to nape, with anxiety. Rendering pains in, extending to root of nose and upper jaw. Aching: With bilious or sour vomiting, early in bed, disappearing after rising, with shaking and reverberation in brain. Sore pain in occiput. Bursting pain. Feeling: As if something heavy sank in, of a nail being driven into vertex, as if brain were bruised, mostly one sided (r.) Takes cold in, mostly from dry, cold winds and drafts. Worse: Morning, after eating, walking in open air, especially in sunshine, mental exertion, on awaking, stooping, becoming cold. Better: At rest, in a warm room, resting head on a support, lying on back, or painless side, wrapping side, wrapping head tightly.

Sensitive, as if raw, especially to slight touch. Smarting soreness of, in raw winds. Chilly feeling over head and face, often alternating with heat. Offensive half - sided sweat on head and face, which is cold, with diminution of pains. Worse: Wind, in the cold, after lying down, slightest motion in open air, uncovering, after midnight and toward morning. Better: Head pressure, wrapping up warmly, washing.

Eyes.-- Inflamed conjunctiva, with stitches and aversion to sunlight. Bloody extravasations into sclerotic and bleeding thereof. Yellowness, especially of lower half of ball. Intolerance of daylight early in morning. Anxious, staring look. Lightning - like streaks before.

Ears.-- Tearing, sticking ache. Tension, when looking upward. Pain, as though' pressed outward when swallowing.

Nose.-- Sensitiveness and inflammatory redness of inner nose. Nosebleed early in sulphur, or like a snuffed candle before. Fluent coryza during day, worse in warm, but better in cool, open air. Stuffed coryza at night. Sneezing.

Face.-- Pale, yellowish, earthy or livid countenance. Yellow about nose, mouth or eyes. Red, swollen. Swelling of one cheek. Tearing in zygoma. Lips peel offend are painful. Scurf on lips. Trismus. Sticking pains in the swollen submaxillary glands when swallowing.

Teeth.-- Painful soreness or boring digging in, mental exertion. Burning sticking in a whole row of. Tearing in, and in jaws, extending into bones of face, renewed by cold drinks, but warmth. Toothache, of wine fibbers and coffee drinkers, after taking cold. Gums: white, swollen, foul - smelling, bleeding.

Mouth.-- Putridity and stench from. Aphthae (of children). Inflammatory swelling: Of root of, of throat, and sticking in uvula. Bleeding from m, nose and even eyes. Thick, white - coated tongue.

Taste: Sour, in mouth, especially early in morning and after eating and drinking. Foul, early in morning. Bitter, of bread.

Throat.-- Sore, with sensation of plug therein, painful soreness of, when swallowing, and sensation as though' it were too narrow. Tension in fauces.

Stomach.-- Spasmodic colic and pressure in, which extends to interscapular region, when fasting in morning and after eating. Burning in region of, and at pylorus. Contractive spasm in, mostly. Every drink distresses. Spasmodic colic of brandy and coffee drinkers. Disordered from overeating. Induration of. Pressure and tension in pit, with tension at an opposite point between shoulder blades. Distended pit, which pains from slight touch. Indigestion after taking cold. Better: Hot drinks.

Hypochondriac: Intolerance of tight clothes. Inflamed liver. Pressure and sticking in hepatic region. Indurated liver.

Appetite: Hunger with aversion to food, especially bread, coffee and tobacco. Ravenous hunger after drinking beer. Thirst: Early in morning, with loathing of water and beer. Desire for brandy or chalk. Discomfort from bread and sour foods, the fattest foods are borne well. Warm foods temporarily many complaints.

Eructations: Sour. Regurgitation of blood. Collection of water in mouth, with many complaints. Violent hiccough. Rancid heartburn after sour or fatty foods.

Nausea, etc. - Qualmishness early in morning and after eating. Empty retching of drunkards. Vomiting: Sour, of ingesta, of dark lumpy blood, of bile, of fluid, and nausea during pregnancy.

Abdomen.-- Fullness in, after eating but little. Inflamed. Constriction of upper. Very sensitive, especially to slight touch. Labor - like cramps in, and in uterus, extending into legs. Tearing pains in navicular region and hypogastrium. Urging from lower a., toward genitals. Bruised painfulness of muscles during motion, coughing, laughing and to pressure, etc. Colic from taking cold. Umbilical and inguinal hernia. Excoriation in groins.

Flatulence: Flatulent colic in upper abdomen, disappearing when lying down.

Stool.-- Very scanty, blackish. Ineffectual urging to. Small, dysenteric or diarrhoeic, with tenesmus (after taking cold),. Constipation: Seemingly from inactivity of intestines, chronic. Painful diarrhoea alternating with constipation.

Anus.-- Painful, dry anal hemorrhoids.

Urine.-- Retention of. Bloody. Painful ineffectual urging to urinate. Urging to urinate, with discharge of a few drops of red, burning urine.

Sexual Organs.-- Gonorrhea of glans with increased secretion of smegma. Inflammatory swelling of testicles. Hydrocele. Prolapsus uteri. Congestion, with urging toward female genitals. Extremely violent after pains. Greatly intensified sexual desire.

Female.-- Menses: Of dark, black blood, too early and too profuse. Renewed discharge of blood at intervals after cessation of. Appearance of new, and of old symptoms during and after.

Respiration.-- Suffocative attacks from spasmodic constriction of larynx after midnight. Asthmatic tightness from constriction of lower part of chest.

Cough.-- Very laborious, excited by tickling in hard palate and larynx. Dry: mostly at night or early in morning while fasting, from motion of body or mental exertion. With expectoration of a yellow or gray, often cold mucus, generally of a sour or sweetish, sometimes bitter, putrid or metallic taste, or finally of clear dark red blood, during day and evening, with bursting headache and bruised feeling in abdominal muscles.

Larynx.-- Rawness and soreness in trachea. Pain in throat pit. Scraping in tracheas after taking cold. Itching in trachea. Husky, rasping voice. Catarrhal hoarseness with scratching in throat.

Chest.-- Feeling as if something tore loose within. Constriction in lower part. Pressive pain as of a load within. Spasms in, after midnight. Warm abullition in, with collection of water in mouth, beat and anxiousness. Rawness and soreness in. Stitches and thrust in. Anxious palpitation.

Back.-- Tension between scapulae. Burning, pressure or sticking between scapulae. Drawing extending from the lumbar region up back into shoulders. Bruised pain, and in lumbar region, so violent that he dare not move. Lameness and paralytic he dare not more. Lameness and paralytic pain in the lumbar region, (often after difficult childbirth).

Neck: Stiffness of nape. Tearing in neck in evening.

Upper Extremities.-- Bruised pain in shoulder joints. Drawing pain in arms. Asleep sensation and sense of deadness of hands. Swollen blood vessels on hands and arms.

Lower Extremities.-- Numbness, stiffness and tension in legs. Lame sensation in legs, with a painful streak down inside of thigh. Tottering salt and unsteady legs. Snapping of knee. Painful swelling of knee joint. Cramp in calves at night in bed. Asleep sensation and deadness in soles of feet. In walking he drags his feet, is unable to lift them.

Generalities.-- Emaciation. Hyperaesthesia of all the senses. Jerking stitches thro' entire body. General bruised sensation early in morning in bed. Hypochondriacal discomfort and indisposition after eating. Great debility or irritability of entire nervous system. Feeling of illness in periodically returning attacks. Great inclination to sit or lie down, with aversion to exercises and open air. Easily takes cold, sensitive to drafts of air, complaints from taking cold. Tearing in limbs, especially during stormy weather. Sensation of heaviness of body alternating with a feeling of lightness thereof. Lean, a lank figure, effects of coffee, tobacco and spirituous liquors. Effects of continuous mental exertion, night watching and sedentary habits. Every mental exertion excites or heightens the symptoms. the complaints are by motion and slight touch, hard pressure however gives more speedy relief. The symptoms are most intense early in morning upon awaking and after eating. the symptoms are most intense early in morning upon awaking and after eating. The symptoms which appear inn the open air and during motion are in the room and during rest, but the reverse may occur.

Skin.-- Jaundiced. Frost - bites. Blue spots from extravasations after bruises.

Sleep.-- Great sleepiness during day and in evening. Late felling to sleep on account of rush of idea He awakes after midnight (toward 3 o'clock) end at day break falls into a deep sleep full of heavy dreams, from which he wakes very tired. Early awaking, then morning sleep after which he is always worse. yawning.

Fever.-- Pulse: full, hard and quickened, especially during heat. Small and quick, the fourth and fifth beat often intermitting. Imperceptible. Chill: And coldness not relieved by external warmth. And shuddering, evening and night in bed till morning, increased by every movement and by drinking. With or without thirst (mostly with lumbar pains) with heat of face. Alternating with beat. And shuddering during motion in cold, open air. Sleep between chill and heat,. Heat: Universal, internal, burning heat. Nocturnal, without thirst. Becoming more violent from least exertion or movement, also in open air. With aversion to uncovering, is chilled thereby. With disposition to uncover, whereby other ailments immediately appear. Before the chill. Of single parts. with chill and shuddering in others. Seems to stream from throat.

Sweat After midnight and in the morning hours. Sour or offensive. One sided or only on viper part of body. Cold, sticky, on face. With relief, especially of pains in limbs.

Relationship.-- Allied Remedies: Aco., AGAR., Alo., ambr., Am - m., ARS, Asar., Aur., Bar - c., BELL., Calad., CALC. C., Cepa., Carb - v., Caust., CHAM., Chin., Cocal., Coff., colch., con., Cupr., Dig., Dros., Dulc., Euphr., Gel., Graph., Guai., Ign., IP., Kali - c., KRE., Lyc., M - aust., mag - c., Merc., MILLEF., Mos., Mur-ac., Nat - m., OP., PETR, PHOS., Phyt., Plb., Pod, Rhe., RHUS-T., Selen. Sep., Sil., Stram., Sul., Tab., Valer.

Complementary. - kali-c., Phos., sul.