IDENTIFICATION: Convulsions; epileptic; sudden in rapid succession, preceded by nervous tremor.
ESSENTIAL: Sudden and severe giddiness. Vertigo with tendency to fall backward. Brilliant eyes. Tendency to walk about in great distress. Delirium, terror and terrifying hallucinations.
IMPORTANT: Spasmodic facial twitching. Constant desire to urinate, urine very strong and of a very deep yellow color. Tremor of heart felt toward back, thumps can be heard in scapular region. Irregular tumultuous action of heart. Wants nothing to do with anyone. Tongue trembles; thick; protruding; can scarcely talk. Nausea apparently in region of gall-bladder. Stomach feels cold and oppressed. Liver and spleen pain and feel swollen. Darting pain in right ovary. Desire to lie with head low. Sudden attacks of stupor and unconsciousness. Pupils dilated unequally. Voice feeble; trembles; hoarse speech hesitating. Epileptic vertigo or momentary unconsciousness.
CLINICAL: any disease that included the above essentials.
CHILDREN: Nervous, sleepless, excited, prolonged spasms of.
CHLOROSIS: Especially young patients.
EPILEPSY: Sudden attacks, come in rapid succession. Before attack: Nervous tremor; screams. During attack: Giddy; jaws fixed; bites tongue; trembles; makes facial grimaces; features distorted; foams at mouth; throws limbs about; bends backward; falls; irregular stertorous breathing; very restless; unconscious, partial or complete. After attack: Weak, great lassitude; stupid; lack of sensibility and loss of memory.
FEVER: Autumnal: Liver and spleen pain and obstinately swollen. Typhoid: Sleepless, brain congested.
HEMICRANIA: Followed by otorrhoea.
SPASMS: Hysterical, bends backward, limbs rigid, motions irregular; if children: prolonged.
MISCELLANEOUS: COMPARE: Urine strong smelling: Benz. ac. (brown, highly urinous), Nit. ac. (smells more like that of a horse than that of any other remedy); in epilepsy: Art.v. which has several attacks coming closely together with long intervals of rest; Cic. which has rigidity with fixed staring eyes; Hyos. which has twitching and jerking, and which is said to be one of the most reliable remedies for epileptic forms of convulsions when no other remedy seems indicated; Stram, whose attacks are brought on by bright lights and shining objects and which are apt to alternate with rage or mental excitement. Poisoning by mushrooms.
Horses with worms kick toward the belly, RELATED to: Abrot. and Art. v. SIMILAR to: Alcohol, Bell., Cham., Hyos., and Stram.; but the secondary effects of Absinthinum are worse than the abuse of either opium or tobacco. Its most important symptoms are giddiness and epileptic spasms.