“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.