Paralysis – 3


Vertigo with white stars before the eyes. Vertigo, everything turns around with him, worse stooping, better after breakfast. Vertigo on opening the eyes. Dimsightedness which obliges her to wipe her eyes constantly, to see better, eyelids thickened, dry, burning, granular lids. Sensation of coldness in the eyes and eyeballs. The eyelashes fall out. Lachrymation. Much dry eye-gum in morning on awaking. One ear hot and red in evening.


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Dryness of the eyelids. The right ear feels closed. Very acute sense of smell. Dryness of mouth, of oesophagus. Difficulty of speech (Paralysis of tongue). Aversion to food, drinking, Tobacco and acids. Intense thirst especially while eating. Nausea from riding in cars, boats. Paralysis of muscles (stomach) preventing deglutition. Cramp in stomach during and after a meal.

Smell of food disgusts. Very weak during menstruation. Ineffectual desire for stool with constipation, stool hard and difficult. Knees crack on motion. Sensation of emptiness in chest. The hands are alternately hot and cold. Burning of the feet. Cold perspiration of the feet. Disposition to tremble. Drowsiness. Bad effects from loss of sleep and night watching. Sensation of hollowness. Numb feeling of outer parts. Aversion to the open air. Paleness of the skin; red spots. Fear of ghosts at night.

ALUMINUM.

TYPE: Rheumatic. Traumatic. Spinal Locomotor ataxia. Hemiplegia. Ascending.

LOCATION: Lids upper lid. Right upper lid. (Left: Nux v. Plb). OEsophagus. Rectum, Bladder. Larynx. Lower limbs.

CAUSES: Apoplexy. Spinal affections.

CHARACTER: Painless.

AGGRAVATION: Warmth of bed (itching eruption) Starch. Potatoes. Salt. Wine. Vinegar. Spirits. On alternate days. Morning. After coitus. In cold air. Out of doors. In dry weather Winter. At new and full moon. In the afternoon. In a warm room. While sitting. Immediately after dinner. Evening. Disappointment. AMELIORATION: In open air. from cold washing. Damp weather. while eating. warm drinks. By walking. After meals. Every other day. Evening.

LOCAL SYMPTOMS:

Paralytic lameness of the arms. The left upper eyelid hangs down as if paralyzed. Paralysis of the upper lid One-sided paralysis especially of the extensors. Rheumatic and traumatic paralysis in gouty patients. Palsy from spinal disease.

ATTENDING SYMPTOMS: Hasty, hurried. Time passes slowly. Variable mood. Suicidal tendency when seeing knife or blood. Sad thoughts, every thing is viewed in a sad light. Fears of losing the reason. All mental symptoms worse on worse on waking i n the moving. Easily offended. Disposition to shed tears. Weakness of memory. Great changeableness in his mental moods. Dejected as to his disease. He thinks that he can not get well again. Serious, anxious mood. Anxiety. Restlessness. Very timid, is startled at hearing the least thing fall. Discontented with everything. Cross and peevish. Self willed. Dislike to every occupation. In-attention to what is read. Constantly makes slips of tongue and uses other words than he desires.

Vertigo with white stars before the eyes. Vertigo, everything turns around with him, worse stooping, better after breakfast. Vertigo on opening the eyes. Dimsightedness which obliges her to wipe her eyes constantly, to see better, eyelids thickened, dry, burning, granular lids. Sensation of coldness in the eyes and eyeballs. The eyelashes fall out. Lachrymation. Much dry eye-gum in morning on awaking. One ear hot and red in evening. Especially in chewing there is a crackling sound of the tympanum.

Acute sense of smell. Red nose; point cracked. Tension on the face, as if the white of an egg had dried on the skin. Thick, Viscid mucus from the posterior nares (throat), difficult to detach. Constant inclination to clear throat. Formication on the inner surface of the cheeks. Itching of the tip of the tongue. Sweet taste in throat. Meat has no taste. Aversion to meat, to smoking Craving for chalk, charcoal, dry food, tea grounds.

Potatoes disagree Can swallow but small morsels at a time. Inactivity of the rectum requiring great straining to evacuate even a soft small stool. No desire to stool for days. One must strain at stool in order to urinate. Hard knotty stools, covered with mucus. Can not urinate without passing stool. First part of stool liquid, later portion appears burned. After stool throbbing in small of back. Sweating of the perineum.

During coition pressure in the perineum. Semen thick, lumpy, like jelly. Dry cough early every morning. Many spinal complaints. Brittle nails and brittle skin of fingers. Great heaviness in legs and arms, when walking he staggers and has to sit down. Cramps in calves. Numbness of the heel on stepping upon the foot. Soreness of soles. Inability to walk except when eyes are open or in daytime.

Loss of sensibility of feet. Skin symptoms at each full and new moon. Coldness of hands. Rough chapped hands, bleeding easily, Heaviness in the legs so that she can scarcely lift them. Trembling of knees. Itching of soles. Hard skin of the soles very sensitive to touch. Restlessness obliged always to move the feet and to walk about. Tired and weary. Dreams of thieves, with anxious awaking. All irritating things, salt, wine, vinegar, pepper immediately produce cough. Chronic eructations for years, worse evening.

N C Das
N C Das
Calcutta