The red star-fish is found on the seacoast of Europe and America; for medicinal use a tincture is prepared from the live animal, which is cut in pieces in macerated in Alcohol.
Experiment hitherto made developed chiefly nervous phenomena. Hysterical and neuralgic symptoms predominate. Notice particularly the neuralgia of the breast and arm.
Desire for open air, anxiety and impatience in the house. Difficulty in keeping still. Scarcely able to work. Malaise, lassitude (>) after eating; malaise after evening meal, with heat of skin, frequency and fulness of pulse. Lassitude under influence of heat, especially warmth of bed. Symptoms increase in intensity in the second part of the day, especially in the evening.
Clinical Is reported to have cured a case of chorea, quiet only when the hands were in the pockets; at other times trembling or arms and legs, could scarcely walk.
Uncommon cheerfulness in evening. Inclination to bite. Irritation from noon till 2 P.M., with anger and inclination to pick a quarrel with some one. Melancholy alternating with cerebral excitement, with inclination to give herself up to mental or bodily work, to walk or engage in violent exercise, species of moral intoxication. Weeping, with despair, then calmness. Sensitiveness prompting him to weep from least emotion. Anguish from noon till 3 P.M., as if a misfortune were impending or he were going to hear bad news, and he then feels as if he should give way to tears. Disturbance of understanding, with general debility.
Distress in brain. Headache stopped at noon. Aching, (<) at close of day, more severe at back of head than at forehead, the head aches all night. Whole skull painful during the severe pains. Pain in skull as if being crushed. Vertigo; when walking. Shocks in brain as from as electric battery, waking him in the night, with light feeling in head, consciousness almost lost, fear of apoplexy, and on coming to himself hard quick pulse and violent throbbing in r. carotid, this fever lasted till close of next day. Rush of blood; with fulness, when ascending or waking. Twitches in brain; during fist half of night, when blowing nose. Heaviness; with heat, throbbing in head and flushed face.
Forehead.- Boring above l. eye, coming on and ceasing suddenly, causing contraction of brows, with misty vision. Aching above eyes; in sinciput in morning, hardly ceasing in daytime by walking in open air; fulness, contraction of muscles and compression above eyes; seeming to crush eyes by a heavy weight. Twitchings in forehead; at temples, especially occiput.
Pressure at temples. Lancinating pain in r. temple. Pain in vertex as if skull, bruised. Agitation, spasms, feeling of uneasiness in upper part of brain, (<) exercising memory or understanding, a sensation similar to the weariness of a limb after great exertion. Flying pain in r. half of heat. Sudden pain in r. side. Fulness of head, seeming to disturb it laterally. Occiput aching after breakfast, going and coming suddenly; at r. side, (<) walking.
Bloodshot. Fatigued look. Pain from within outward. Heat. Balls drawn backward. Winking, with redness of edges of lids. Fatigued by light. Can hardly be used in evening.
Lancinating pain, which is felt in auditory meatus, is concentrated at occiput and there ceases, returns in the course of the day, but more feebly. Hard hearing, (<) r. ear; hard hearing, with sounds as of a river, of waves. Sudden loud noise in both ears.
Sneezing in morning on waking, with coryza. Epistaxis.
Red; and swollen. Expression of Dullness, a kind of stupidity in posture and look.
Tongue swollen. Drawing pain in tongue. Tongue troubles her, with repugnance to walking. Saliva increased.
Dryness. Irritation; with heat. Soreness in morning on waking, with constriction. Dull pain extending along oesophagus.
Appetite wanting, with loss of taste. Aversion to meat. Capricious appetite, with desire for highly seasoned dishes, strong cheese, liquors, coffee, tea. Loud and frequent eructations in morning. Nausea. Lassitude of stomach in morning, after many loud eructations, with heat in this organ.
Alternately swollen and lessened in size. Colic, with shivering alternating with flushes of heat in face; colic, then diarrhoea. Drawing in walls. Flatulence very troublesome after each meal, because it does not pass off either above or below. Dull pain in shocks in r. side and near navel.
Rectum and Stool
Haemorrhoidal swelling. Haemorrhoidal flux. Heat in rectum. Stool liquid, brown, gushing. Frequent, soft stools. Difficult, firm stool. Constipation, ineffectual urging.
Frequent urging to urinate, and more abundant urine. Frequent emission of watery urine. Thick viscid urine, with heat in urethra on urinating.
Erections in morning; frequent in sleep. Pressure in lower organs of abdomen (Womb?), walking is troublesome. Anguish in womb as if something protruded. Jerking in uterus. Unusual moisture in vagina, which affords relief. General sensation as before menses. Menses delayed eight days, during which the colic and other sufferings which usually accompany them are present, but they cease after appearance of the flow, which is more abundant than usual. She is harassed by sexual desire every morning in bed.
Breasts swell, as before menses. Lancinating pain in anterior inferior portion, to r. and l. of sternum, (>) throwing back upper chest and shoulders. Pain under sternum; P. in whole l. side, (<) movement; dull, in muscles of praecordial region. L. breast feels as if pulled inward. Drawing pain in breasts; towards inner portion of chest, from before backward, under the l. breast this pain extends over inner portion of arm to end of little finger. Compression in praecordial region. Fulness, making him fearful of syncope. Undulating pulsations at night causing anxiety.
Anxiety during the night and in morning. Palpitation; leaping, and wen strong extending to epigastrium, with a tightening sensation. Beats scarcely perceptible and prolonged.
Drawing pain; in sacrum.
Uneasiness especially in bends o arms, and she can hardly bear the arms covered. Diminished sensibility, especially in legs and thighs. Pain in r. shoulder; l. elbow; flexor tendons of l. wrist; extending from thumb-joint to shoulder. Numbness of hands and fingers of l. hand, extending to arm; of hypothenar eminence and of l. finger.
Bruised pain. Restlessness in a close room, with need of fresh air. Lassitude.
Thigh.- Lancinating in anterior part; on anterior surface; burning, in l. great trochanter and hip-joint in morning. Pain in r. hip and in whole l. side as far as scapula, causing fever. Pulling pain at outer side of l. Drawing in r. hip as if leg were too long and were pulled downward.
Pain in l. knee. Lancinating pain in a sore made on leg by scratching. Legs weak when standing. Pain in r. ankle; in l., \(<) walking. Foot, pain in l., and in muscles of leg; in joints of l.; gouty, in l., (<) movement, it centres at articulation of great toe with the metatarsal bone and continues there all day. Painful drawing in soles and toes.
Toes.- Cutting in l. great, with soreness of l. sole and pain in toes. Lancinating pain, especially in l. great, with heat and soreness, which prevented wearing a shoe, (<) after sunset and in a close room, with redness, which was (<) by heat, the pain (>) cold air or cold water, renewed by warmth of bed, but ceased in early part of night, and returned several evenings.
Eruption between breasts. Redness on chest, with branlike efflorescence; red spot over l. olecranon process, with a dry, branny, friable coating, and a similar spot on anterior part of same arm; red blotch on chest, with itching. Formication in lower limbs. Itching around l. thumb-nail; of thighs and legs, (>) towards 6 P.M. in open air.
Sleepy when reading. Sleep from 2 A.M. till middle of day. Sleep, with restlessness. Vivid dreams about persons and events.
Shivering, with drowsiness, heat of skin and restlessness at night; S. during the colic, alternating with flushes heat in face. Coldness of l. arm as from a cold wind. Heat. Antipathy to everything which causes heat, with extreme desire to bathe in cold water. Heat in head; as if surrounded by hot air; in head, then in whole with desire to drink cold water and cool herself internally and externally; of feet; of skin, fever at close of day, shivering, heat followed by cold; of skin after evening meal, with malaise, frequency and fulness of pulse.