SOME DRUGS OF GASTRIC AND DUODENAL IRRITATION AND ULCERATION


Feels double; mind and body separated; that there is no reality in anything; suspects everyone; someone behind him; desire to curse and swear. Objects too far away. Then the characteristic plug sensation: in intestines; in right chest; in gluteal muscles. Rectum feels plugged up. Also a hoop sensation, round head, chest, abdomen or anus. Chelidonium . . Feeling of anguish in pit of stomach.


With their mental and Characteristic Symptoms.

WITH INDICATIONS.

Graphites . .

Gnawing in stomach, relieved by eating.

Pain in stomach when empty, forces him to eat.

Canine hunger with acidity of stomach.

Is obliged to eat account of burning in stomach.

The stomach pains of Graph. are relieved by eating: relieved by warm foods and drink: relieved by lying down. Yet hot things disagree. Characteristic: aversion to animal food; to fish. Great aversion to salt. Sweet things are disgusting and nauseous.

Qualmishness, as from abdomen.

Rancid heartburn. Sour vomiting.

Sadness: thoughts of nothing but death.

Must weep. Music makes her weep.

Miserable: unhappy.

Apprehensiveness.

Irritable; fretful; fidgety.

Extreme hesitation: timidity.

Anacardium . .

All-gone sensation when stomach is empty; relieved by eating (Chel., Iod.).

Every step shakes the stomach.

Spasmodic stomach pain with belching.

Gastric pain, > eating, but recurs in two to three hours.

A drug of very definite mentalities.

“Few remedies have “impaired memory as so marked a characteristic.”

Dual personality: “devil and angel” sensation; impelled to evil, and to good.

Feels double; mind and body separated; that there is no reality in anything; suspects everyone; someone behind him; desire to curse and swear. Objects too far away. Then the characteristic plug sensation: in intestines; in right chest; in gluteal muscles. Rectum feels plugged up.

Also a hoop sensation, round head, chest, abdomen or anus. Chelidonium . . Feeling of anguish in pit of stomach.

Persistent pain in stomach; worse motion.

Better eructations; better eating.

Ameliorated by hot milk (Phos. cold milk).

Gnawing, grinding pain, stomach, relieved by eating, by warm drinks.

Loss of appetite with disgust and nausea.

Longing for very hot drinks; for wine; vinegar; for milk, coffee; for beer which disagrees.

Milk improves; wine relieves abdominal pain; hot drinks agree; coffee agrees; worse cold drinks.

Gall stones: gall stone colic. Great liver medicine

Characteristic: pain under lower, inner angle, of right scapula.

Tooth-notched tongue.

Anxiety: allows no rest at any employment.

As if had committed a crime. Fear of getting crazy.

Vexed at every trifle: violent attacks of passionate outbursts of temper.

Man (27). Report (from a London Hospital where he had been in- patient): “X-ray; large gastric ulcer, lesser curvature: with diet, nearly healed.” Now, 7 months later, recurrence. He was > eating, > hot food, > lying; and Graph. at long intervals and varying potencies, kept him at him at heavy work and “fine”. A couple of years later, Chel., from 6 upwards, took up the case and improved on it. He is very well.

Lachesis . .

Gnawing pressure in stomach, better by eating. Returns when stomach is empty.

Characteristic: excessive tenderness to touch, stomach and abdomen, throat. (Comp. Lyc.)

Lach. craves oysters; wine and spirits; coffee.

Typical Lachesis, where ideas crown on the mind with excessive loquacity.

Religious monomania: fear of being damned.

Jealously. Suspicion.

Extremely sad and distressed on waking in the morning.

All ailments worse after long-lasting grief.

Raphanus. Violent pressure in epigastric region.

Pain in stomach, must eat all the time.

Thirst excessive, violent, constant.

Accumulation and retention of flatus, no relief upwards or downwards.

Carbo animalis . .

Empty feeling pit of stomach: not better by eating.

Soreness; cramps; griping; burning in stomach; load or weight there.

Heartburn; saltish water rises from stomach; cold feet.

Ravenous hunger; or no appetite.

Aversion to food: to fatty food.

Or raw feeling, like heartburn, better eating.

So weak she cannot eat.

“Old, stubborn, cancerous ulcers; they burn and ooze an acrid, ichorous fluid.”

With Carbo an. there is slow onset; slow progress; not tendency to repair.

“Increasingly sensitive to cold; increasingly chilly; increasingly waxy.”-KENT.

Carbo veg . .

KENT says “Carbo veg. has burning in stomach, distension, constant eructations; flatulence, passing of offensive flatus.

Longing for coffee, acids, sweet and salt things; aversion to meat; to milk, which causes flatulence.”

“If I were going to manufacture a Carbo veg. constitution, I would commence with his stomach.

I would being to stuff him: feed him with fats, sweets, puddings and pies, and sauce, and all such indigestible trash; and give him plenty of wine; then I would have the Carbo veg. patient. They are mince-pie fiends. He is really in a fetid, a putrid condition.

All food seems to turn to flatulence; he is always belching. Full of colic and cramps; burning pain; anxiety; distension. Internal heat and burning, with external coldness, is a feature of Carbo veg”.

Phosphorus . .

Perforating ulcer of stomach (Kali bic.); vomiting of food as soon as swallowed.

Margaret Lucy Tyler
Margaret Lucy Tyler, 1875 – 1943, was an English homeopath who was a student of James Tyler Kent. She qualified in medicine in 1903 at the age of 44 and served on the staff of the London Homeopathic Hospital until her death forty years later. Margaret Tyler became one of the most influential homeopaths of all time. Margaret Tyler wrote - How Not to Practice Homeopathy, Homeopathic Drug Pictures, Repertorising with Sir John Weir, Pointers to some Hayfever remedies, Pointers to Common Remedies.