“Chief remedy, because of its great power to produce absorption of extravasated blood.” stupor with involuntary stools and urine.
Paralysis-especially left side.
Pulse full and strong.
Head and face hot: body cool. `Falls into a deep stupor while answering.
Sore, as if bruised. Restless because bed feels so hard. Bedsores form rapidly.
Characteristic symptoms. Horror of instant death, especially at night( Aconite).
Says he is”well” when desperately ill ( Opium).
Fear of being touched.
Congestion, often apoplectic. Apoplexy.
Heat hot. Pulsation of carotids. Pulse full, hard, strong ( Arnica).
Especially after fright or vexation: of in cold dry weather (high barometer)
Dry hot skin. Arterial tension.
Often, one cheek red and hot, the other pale and cold. Looks frightened ( Stram).
Burning headache, as if brain agitated by boiling water. Fullness, as if everything would push out of forehead.
If conscious, terror, anxiety, agonizing fear.
“Throbbing headache seems to arise from neck is characteristic: no mere sensation-visible in carotids. The vessels are full to bursting, and if walls unhealthy, there is danger of apoplexy.”- Nash.
Violent pulsations, upward rushes of blood.
Waves of terrible bursting pulsating pain in head.”- Boger.
Worse heat: shaking: jar ( Bell)
Throbbing in front of head.
Pressure and throbbing in temples.
“Skull too small: brain trying to burst it.”.
Apoplexy: flushed, hot, bloated face: dilated pupils; a fixed, threatening apoplexy; rush of blood to head ( Glon). Pulsation of cerebral arteries: Throbbing inside head.
The pain worse leaning forward, better bending back. Worse stooping: light: Jar.
“Head will burst”
Pressure, especially in forehead: eyes as if starting from their sockets.
Pain comes suddenly, lasts indefinitely, ceases suddenly.
First stage apoplexy where severe congestive symptoms are present; or later, when extravasation causes inflammatory reaction.
Violent delirium with intense redness, burning. Especially in plethoric, vigorous intellectuals.
“The more congestion in Belladonna, the more excitability: the more the congestion in Opium, the less the excitability.” Kent.
( Belladonna craves lemons, Stramonium, (>) vinegar).
Comatose sleep, with rattling and stertor.
Red, bloated face.
Eyes blood-shot and half open. Jaw drops.
Skin covered with hot sweat.
Cheeks blown out with every expiration.
There is no response to light, touch, noise or anything else, except the indicated remedy, which is Opium., Nash.
Characteristics: Abnormal painlessness. (Compare Arnica, Stramonium)
Bed feels so hot, cannot lie on it. ( Arnica, bed so hard.).
Veratrum viride [Verat-v]
Congestive apoplexy: cerebral hyperaemia.
Sudden cerebral congestion. Intensely congestive headaches.
Becomes stupid: thick speech; slow,. full, hard pulse.
Convulsions from intense congestion of brain.
Ringing in ears: bloodshot eyes: dim vision, with nausea and vomiting.
All the blood seems to ascend to head.
Nose bleed; excessive congestion to chest and head.
Confused: especially in evening: knows not what he is about.
At night a stream from chest to head, like a gust of wind, with nose bleed.
Violent headache:strikes head against wall.
Worse stooping. (Compare Belladonna)
Red face (? without head).
Rush of blood to head: heat in head.
Fullness, heaviness, forehead, as if brain were pressing out.
Worse moving head, or eyes: better closing eyes: better pressure.
Vertigo and confusion on slightest motion.
Natrum sulph [Nat-s]
As if forehead would burst especially p.c.
Brain feels loose, when stooping: as if it fell towards left temple.
Base of brain as if crushed in a vice: something gnawing there.
Especially after injuries to head.
Indescribable pain vertex, as if it would split.
Worse from damp.
Natrum carb [Nat-c]
Head feels too large: as if forehead would burst ( Nat. sul.).
Headache from slightest mental exertion.
Worse from sun: heat.
Chronic effects of sunstroke.
Strontium carb. [Stront-c]
Threatened apoplexy with violent congestion of head. Thickened arteries.
Hot, red face poor time he walks.
Exertion increases circulation towards head.
Smothering sensation, heart.
Better wrapping head, cannot bear least draught of air.
Headache, better wrapping head warmly ( Sil).
Nux vomica [Nux-v]
Apoplexy in drunkards: of high livers.
Falls unconscious: tends to fall backward.
Face pale:head hot; automatic motions of right hand to mouth.
Whole left side paralyzed and motionless ( Lachesis, Arnica).
Mouth distorted: loss of speech: stertor.
Jaw drops; Legs cold, without sensation.
Attack preceded by vertigo: buzzing in ears: nausea, urging to vomit.
Attacks after a hearty dinner; abuse of liquor or coffee: of high livers, leading an easy life.
Paralysis, especially of lower limbs.
When spoken to opens eyes, stutters,. and sinks again to sleep. Eyes muddy, with purulent matter in canthi.
Pulse quick, hard: of full, sluggish.
Organs of deglutition and lower limbs completely paralyzed. Maxilla right side relaxed.
Crot. horridus [Crot-h]
Apoplexy in hemorrhagic or broken down constitutions; or in inebriates.
Softening of brain, etc., or apoplexy following toxemic states.
Fevers from septic absorption.
Hemorrhages from every part of body.
Yellow colour of whole body.
Occipital ache, in waves from spine. (Comp. Glon)
Right side, and worse lying on right side.
Purple, puffy, face, with convulsive movements.
Blowing expiration ( Opium).
Paralysis especially of left side.
Preceded by absence of mind: rushes of blood to head: throbbing, burning: worse vertex.
Face spotted, or purple: eyes engorged: looks suspicious ( Hyos)
Suffocation and strangling: cannot bear touch on throat, or anything near mouth.
Rouses from sleep with suffocation, dyspnoea, violent pain back of head. Worse heat, worse sleep,. loquacity, suspicion, belong to Lachesis.
Headache as if skull would burst: or like a great valve opening and shutting. (Comp. Actea.).
Pain as if opening and shutting in occiput and nape.
Apoplexy: violent headache, from vertex to left forehead and nose.
With nausea and inclination to vomit.
Loathing of food-thought, smell of food.
“Attack preceded by vertigo, nausea, convulsive motions of eyes, paralysis, especially of lower limbs, with insensibility.
Actea racemosa [Cimic]
Brain as if too large: pressing from within outwards.
Rush of blood to head: brain feels too large for cranium.
An opening and shutting sensation, when moving head and eyes. (Comp. Cocc)
Top of head as if it would fly off, worse going upstairs.
“Vertex opens and lets in cold air.” (Comp. Cocc.).
Aurum met [Aur]
Rushes of blood to head with violent Palpitation.
Sparks before eyes: glossy, bloated face.
Intense pain in head: especially in syphilitic patients.
The Aurum patient looks on the dark side: is weary of life: loathes life; suicidal.
Absolute loss of enjoyment in everything.
“Apoplexia nervosa et serosa: vertigo drooping of lips: impaired speech; dribbling of saliva: paralysis of extremities.
“Headaches, as if bruised all through bones of head, down to root of nose, and root of nose, and roots of teeth, with nausea and vomiting.
“Nausea, distressing, constant: not relieved by vomiting.
“Loose rattle in chest.
“Ipecac. is a great stopper of bleeding.” Kent.
Apoplexy: suddenly fell unconscious. Life apparently extinct pulse and resp. lost.
Face red, but, like body, cool to touch.
Irresponsive to all stimuli.
Apoplexy: grasps at head:mouth drawn to left.
Heaviness, dullness, confusion in head.
Hyperaemia of brain: heat, vertex: buzzing and throbbing in head: swelling under eyes.
Congestion up spine to head: burning, stinging, pulsations: begin in occiput.
Thirst for cold drinks.
Worse lying left side: alone: in twilight and in the dark.
Sees”things comes out of corners”.
Apoplectic seizures: paroxysms of syncope, with stertor. Bloody froth at mouth. Dark brown face. Lies on back with open, staring eyes,. Fetches breath with great difficulty. Paralysis after apoplexy: spasmodic drawing of head to either side. One side twitches, the other paralyzed. (Compare Hell)
“An absolute stand-by in renal convulsions.”
“Stramonium has more violent delirium. Helleborus is more stupid.”.
Stupor complete or partial. Unconsciousness.
Lies on back, eyes partly open: or wide open and insensible to light.
Rolling head: bores into pillow.
Automatic motion of one arm and leg. (Compare Stram)
Answers slowly,. if at all, appears semi-idiotic.
Greedily swallows water: bites the spoon.
Chewing motions of mouth.
Apoplexy followed by idiocy.
Threatened or actual apoplexy with stupor, coma, and nearly general paralysis.
Intense passive congestion to head.
Headaches with nausea, giddiness, staggering.
Brain tight:eyelids and limbs heavy.
Great weight and tiredness, body and limbs.
Face purple. mottled. “The trembling remedy.”
Speech incoherent, stupid, forgetful.
Throbbing, pressive headache, worse pressure. (Better pressure, Bry).
Congestion of blood to head: stinging pulsation in brain, especially when stooping ( Bell).
Puls is worse from heat: craves fresh cool air.
Weeps. Craves sympathy.
An old Homoeopathic doctor, who had recovered from several cerebral hemorrhages, used to say, “Mind first Arnica and then Sulphur, for apoplexy.” The Sulphur patient is lean, lank, hungry, dyspeptic.
Nux moschata [Nux-m]
Stupor and insensibility. Comatose condition.
Apoplexy: A case: woman of 80. Comatose condition for nine weeks, after thrombosis. Coma increased till it was almost impossible to feed. her. Nux mosch. 200, promptly brought back consciousness; she went on to complete recovery-and lived another five years, in full possession of her senses.
Followed Nux mosch. in the above case, and seemed to quickly re- establish the reflexes,. and restore motion to the restore motion to the paralyzed limbs.
Kent says: “When reflexes are abolished then Zincum met. comes in.”.
“Paralysis from apoplexy: not for immediate results, but for remote symptoms when, after absorption, paralysis persists on opposite side of body.”.
Baryta carb [Bar-c]
Complaints both ends of life.
Especially adapted to apoplexy of old people, or tendency thereto. Mental and physical weakness. In persons addicted to alcohol.
Serous apoplexy, loss of speech, trembling limbs
Has no clear perception.
(A tip–one doctor gives Diphtherinum for all paralytic cases).