Paralysis – 7


Violent trembling, twitching of the whole body. Cold feet at night. Weak, trembling feet. Formication in calves. Cracks between fingers. Dry, cracked skin of hands. Lameness and deadness of the hands. Cough from sweets. Great falling off of the hair of the genital organs. Violent and long lasting erections. Can pass urine while in a sitting posture. Constipation with hard dry stools, also insufficient stools. Taste of blood in mouth.


LOCAL SYMPTOMS:

Paralytic drawing in the whole thigh worse when standing and in warmth of bed, in evening, at night. Paralytic sensation of the whole thigh with a sensation as if it would go to sleep. Paralytic feeling in the knee when sitting. Paralytic pain in the right knee when walking. Weakness and want of strength in both arms. Feels paralyzed in both the arms. Paralysis of old people and dropsical affections. Paralysis of thighs.

ATTENDING SYMPTOMS:

Readily frightened especially by a slight touch of the body, particularly soles which are ticklish. Restlessness of mind. Hasty thought and action. He feels lonely; seeks for company. Sad and lachrymose. Apprehensive and anxious about her disease. Timid. Irresolute. Irritable. Peevish. Easily vexed. Easily excited to anger. Indisposed to work. Despondent, alternating moods. Hypersensitive to pain, noise, touch.

Vertigo, better in open air. Vertigo especially after eating. Vertigo on turnieg. Vertigo, everything whirls about him. Headache comes on with yawning or from riding in cold wind. Painful tumors on scalp more painful from pressure and motion and less from external heat. Falling off of the hair, especially on the temples, of the eye brows and the bread, with great dryness of the hair; the scalp oozes if scratched. Swelling over upper lid, like little bags. Swelling like a bag between the upper eyelids and eyebrows. Weak sight from excessive sexual indulgence. On shutting eyes painful sensation of light penetrating the brain.

Stitches in ears. Ulcerated nostrils. Sensation of coldness of the eyelids. External ear red. Face bloated. Yellow colour of face. Lips peel off. Both eyes are very hot to touch. Eyelids close violently. After working in water, washing, diminution of slight. Red, thick nose, worse afternoon. Face pale with weary eyes. Toothache only when eating. Redder gums. Dryness of the mouth wakes him from sleep in the morning. Constant gathering of water in mouth or dry mouth. Sensation of a lump in throat. Taste in mouth of blood, sweetish. Putrid, sour or bitter. Aversion to ryebread, desire for acids or sugar. Milk disagrees.

Nausea while eating fried fish or vomiting. Drowsy during and after meals. After meals paleness of face, Numbness of feet after a meal. Flatus emitted upward and downward with relief. After stool continual burning in anus, Pain in anus after vomiting. Constipation, difficult large sized feces. White mucus before and during stool. After micturition discharge of prostatic fluid. Turbid urine. After urination emission of milky fluid, Male genital strongly smells of semen. Coitus without emission of semen. After coitus lascivious dreams at night and pollution. Sexual desire excessive or deficient. Pain in Haemorrhoids when coughing.

Complaints from coition. Asthma better while sitting up or bending forward worse from 2 to 4 A.M. Leaning forward relieves the chest symptoms. Tendency to tuberculosis, constant cold taking, better in warm climate. Burning in spine. Soles very sensitive. Pain from hip to knee. Pain in knees. The arms feel numb in the cold and after violent exercise. Perspiration in axilla, The hands tremble in the morning when writing. Itching in palms of hands. Restlessness of legs in evening. Heaviness and stiffness of feet. Profuse fetid sweat of feet Cold feet in bed. Entire want of perspiration and inability to perspire.

Dryness of skin. Yellow scaly violent itching spots over the abdomen and around the nipples. Fissure in cicatrix of an old issue. Aversion to open and cold air. Cold hands. Rough chapped skin on the hands. Right lower limb especially the leg feel numb, cold feet in bed. Cold feet while face is hot, soles sweat. The limbs pain in those parts on which they rest. The whole body is very sensitive. Cannot bear to be touched, starts when touched even so lightly, especially on the feet. Great aversion to being alone.

Stitching pains, very ready to take cold. Burning on skin. Sensation of emptiness in the whole body as if it was all hollow. Muscles quiver. Dreams of diseased parts of body. Sweat on the perineum during night. Ulcers bleed at night. Cramps in right thigh and calf in the night.

NATRUM MUR.

TYPE: Post diphtheritic. Hemiplegia.

LOCATION:-Muscles of eyeball. Internal recti. Ciliary. Optic nerve. Throat, Pharynx. (P.Diph). Rectum. Hand. Lower limbs. Hip.

Leg. Ankles. Flexors. (caust).

CAUSES:-Anger (Nux-v. Staph). Pain Mental emotion. Diphtheria. Sexual excesses. Onanism. Intermittent fevers.

CHARACTER: Painless. With stiffness of parts with watery symptoms, lachrymation, Salivation Etc. when worse from 10 to 11 A.M. With craving for salt. With greasy skin of face. With history of chronic malaria.

AGGRAVATION: At 10 or 11 A.M. At sea shore of from sea air. Heat of Sun or Stove. Mental exertion. Talking, writing. Reading. Lying down. Noise. Music. Warm room. Consolation. Morning. From mortification caused by offence. After eating From working with the hands. From spraining the parts. From abuse of quinine. After urinating. Summer. Lying on left side. Moving. Walking. After sleep. Coition. During full moon. Bread, acid food. Fat, wine. Touch. Pressure. Suppressed foot sweat.

AMELIORATION: Rubbing. Lying on something hard (backache). Tight clothes, while fasting, before breakfast. Going without regular meals. Lying down. At sea-side. Sweat. When stomach is empty. While lying on back, or on right side. Open air. Cold bathing.

LOCAL SYMPTOMS: Paralysis of lower limbs after intermittent fevers, diphtheria, sexual excesses and violent fits of passion. Paralysis of the flexor muscles. Paralytic pain in the hips. Paralyzed pain and smarting in the top of the shoulder, weariness, heaviness and sinking down of the arms. Paralytic weakness of legs and especially of joint of foot. Paralysis after emotion. The arm almost loses its power after a fit of anger. Functional paralysis from fatigue, from emotion, from onanism. Paralytic condition of tarsal joints.

ATTENDING SYMPTOMS: Melancholy, dejected, sad weeping worse by consolations from others. Great inclination to start. Hurried. Gets angry at trifles. Weakness of memory. Absent-minded. Depressed (chronic diseases). Wants to remain alone to cry. Hasty. Unnatural indifference. Dryness of manner. Lazy.

Impatient scratching of head. Offended at a joke. Easily makes slips of the tongue. Sensation of coldness on the crown. Rough skin on temples. Falling off of the hair as soon as it is touched, from forepart of the head, temple, whiskers, genitals. Greasy shining face. Scalp sensitive to touch. Burning on vertex. Lachrymation in open air. Hot ear or lobule. Cracking in ear when chewing. Nose feels numb on one side. Lips dry, cracked. Deep crack in middle of lower lip. Corners of mouth ulcerated. Frothy coating on tongue with bubbles on side. Numbness, tingling of tongue, lips and nose. Eruption around mouth and vesicles like pearls on lips.

Tongue mapped. Ptyalism. Dryness of the mouth, lips and especially of the tongue. Sensation as of hair on the tongue. Heaviness of tongue with difficulty of speech. Tendency to choke in drinking. Aversion to coffee, meat, rye- bread, oysters, bread, to anything slimy, to fats. Craving for salt, for bitter food and drink. During meals perspiration in the face. Hungry yet lose flesh. After meals quick pulse and palpitation, oppression of breathing. Drowsy after meals. Sprained pain in left groin. Ineffectual call to stool. Hard dry stool. After stools fissures of the anus and bleeding. Constant burning of anus after annoyance.

Herpes about anus. Milky discharge after micturition. Urine dark or black. Pain after urinating. Involuntary urine when walking, coughing. Has to wait a long time for urine to pass if others are present. After an embrace, seminal emissions. Strong and disagreeable smell of sexual parts. Red tip of glans or red spots on glans. The foreskin is retracted behind the glans. Tardy emission of semen during coition. Exhaustion and coldness of joints after pollutions. Emission of much prostatic juice when thinking of lascivious subjects even without erection or excitement. Flow of tears with cough. Sense of coldness about heart during mental exertion. Palpitation on standing; motion; with anxiety. Over sensitiveness of sensitive of spine.

The pain in the back is ameliorated by lying on something hard. Pulse intermits on lying down. Palms hot and perspiring. Cold feet. Brown spots on hands. Warts in the palms of the hands. Hangnails. Restlessness in the legs, must move them constantly. Sensation of paralysis of legs especially ankles. Hands tremble, when he writes. Perspiration of hands. Dry cracked skin of the hands, especially around nails. Tingling of hands and feet. Involuntary movement of hands. Cramps in arms, hands, finger, thumb, in lower legs and calves. Great heaviness of the legs and feet. Foot-sweat suppressed. Feet burn.

Numbness and tingling in the fingers and lower extremities, knees crack during a walk. Stiffness of knee. Corns with shooting pains. Old cicatrix becomes painful and red. Aversion to open air. A small prick in the finger begins to bleed for days, in succession. Weakness from least exertion. Limbs feel weak in the morning after rising. Greatest debility in morning in bed. Great emaciation. Twitching of muscles and limbs. Pulsation of the whole body even from least exertion. Feels unrefreshed in morning. Dreams of burning thirst, of robbers. Weeps in a dream. Sweat relieves pains. Nettle rash after violent exercise.

Nightly pains cause dyspnoea and one sided paralysis. Bad results from anger; acid food and bread; Quinine; excessive use of salts; grief; fright; vexation; mortification or reserved displeasure. All symptoms are renewed or aggravated chiefly when lying down, must sit up to get relief, Malaria, (10 to 11 A.M.) with hammering headache, with sores on lips, cannot bear to eat or even think of bread; Greasy skin of face, salivation, craving for salt; frothy tongue. Sweat relieves all pains. Eruptions at the margins of the hair. Spine sensitive to touch, relieved by hard pressure. Eczema, raw, inflamed, at the edges of the hair. Tetters at bends of joints, crack, crust over, ooze an acrid fluid.

IGNATIA.

TYPE: Hysterical.

LOCATION: Lower limbs.

CAUSES: Hysteria. Mental emotion. Night watching in the sick-chamber.

AGGRAVATION: By cold. By stooping. Walking. Standing. From slight touch. Tobacco. From emotion. From sweets. From coffee. From strong smells. From ascarides. When yawning. Contact. Motion. Grief. Bad news. Vexation with reserved displeasure. From suppressed mental sufferings. Shame. Mortification. Disappointed love. From anxiety. Anxiety with sorrow Unhappy love. Over exertion of mind. Between swallowings. After dinner. Evening. After lying down. Morning. Brandy. Open air. External warmth. Noise. Just after a meal.

AMELIORATION: While eating, change of position. From eructations. Near a warm stove. From swallowing. When taking an inspiration. Warmth. Hard pressure. Walking. Rest. Lying down. Sitting.

LOCAL SYMPTOMS: Sudden loss of function in any organ. Functional paralysis coming after fatigue or mental emotions. Paralytic weakness; after great mental emotion, nursing, night watching. Paralysis which passes off in a few hours; a hysterical paralysis.

ATTENDING SYMPTOMS: Dreams continue after waking. Sad. Hopeless. Hysterical variableness of mind. Sighing and sobbing from suppressed or deep grief. Absorbed in grief. Recent grief. Sensitiveness of feeling. Fearful. Timid. Irresolute slightest contradiction irritates. Cannot bear noise. Grieves without saying anything about it. Great tenderness. Tendency to start. Changeable disposition. Rapid alternation of moods. Impatience. Strong disposition to be frightened. Weak memory. Love of solitude. Lachrymation especially in the brightness of the sun.

Face changes colour very often when at rest. Alternate redness and paleness of the face. Perspiration only in the face. Lips dry, cracked, bleeding. Ulceration of one of the corners of mouth. Sour saliva and sour taste of mouth. Desire for a variety of things but when they are offered the appetite fails,. Aversion to meat, brandy, warm food and tobacco. Rectum falls with stool. Stitches in haemorrhoids during cough. Coughing increase desire to cough. Warm sweat of palms. Heavy feet. Cold feet and legs.

MERCURIUS.

TYPE: Descending. Agitans (Rhus t. Zinc.)

LOCATION: Upper limbs. Wrist. Hand. Lower limbs. Face.

CHARACTER: Painless. Twitching of muscles of paralyzed parts. (Arg-n. Phos. Stram. See). Jerking and quivering of parts.

AGGRAVATION: At night. Wet damp weather. In autumn. Warm days and cold damp nights. Lying on right side. Perspiring. From cold air From lamp light. Before stool. While urinating. On getting warm in bed. During stool. After having urinated. Warm room. Warm bed. When exercising. Touch. Pressure. Motion. Touching anything cold. Bending forward. After eating. By cold. Extremes of temperature. From both heat and cold.

AMELIORATION: Rest Coitus. Weeping. Morning. When lying down.

LOCAL SYMPTOMS: Trembling all over. Paralysis agitans. Tremor of hands, cannot lift anything, or eat or write. Trembling, weakness, fetor, aggravation at night and from heat and cold. Tremulous condition of the extremities, like paralysis agitans. Trembling of the hands with great weakness.

Paralysis of the lower limbs, and twitching jerking and quivering of the paralyzed parts “Facial paralysis from cold, right or left side; almost specific” clarke. Paralysis of several of limbs. Paralysis agitans tremor of head, of hands, of tongue; tremors commencing in the fingers. Trembling of limbs and body; paralysis agitans. Legs paralyzed in spinal meningitis.

Paralysis commences in the upper extremities and runs downwards, descending paralysis, (Bar-c.)

ATTENDING SYMPTOMS: Great indifference to everything. Very restless, is constantly changing from place to place. Great anxiety of mind and dread. Dissatisfied; ill-humored. Weakness of memory. Weary of life. Thinks of lossing reason. Homesickness. Hurried and rapid speech. Vertigo when lying on back. Oily sweat on head. Vertigo as if one were on a swing. Falling off of the hair, mostly on the sides of the head and on the temples. Ear discharge suppressed. Greenish fetid pus is discharged from nose. Blackish nose. Face pale, yellow, earthy colour of the face with dull eyes without lustre. Lips rough, black dry. Cracks and rhagades in the lips and corners of mouth. Spongy easily bleeding gums which recede from the teeth.

Fetid odour from mouth. Fetid and tenacious saliva. Saliva runs out of mouth during sleep at night. Tongue large, flabby, shows imprint of teeth. Tongue red or white; dry hard coated black. The gums look indented. Complete loss of speech and voice. Bitter, sweet or putrid taste of mouth. Saltish taste of lips. The bread tastes sweet, whole mouth moist. Crown of teeth decay. Furrow in upper surface of tongue lengthwise. Great thirst with moist mouth. Very fetid breath. Rigidity, insensibility and immobility of tongue. Aversion to butter, meat, sweets. Dysentery or diarrhoea with never-get-done feeling. Rectum black, discharging blood. Nightly emissions of semen mixed with blood. Sterility with too profuse menstruation easy conception.

Twitching of arms and finger. Exfoliation of the finger-nails. Cold sweat of feet. Oily sweat affords no relief. Great tendency of limbs to become numb. Sensation of coldness in outer parts. Sallow-coloured face. Blackness of outer parts. Wasting away of soft parts. Emaciation and atrophy of whole body. Cannot lie on right side. Parts which are usually white turn red. Throat gets sore whenever a cold is taken. Lachrymose disposition.

BARYTA CARB.

TYPE: Descending. Agitans. Rheumatic. Hemiplegia. In old men.

LOCATION: Optic nerve Face. One side of face. Tongue (old men)

Lung. (old man). Upper limbs. Forearm. Hand. Lower limbs.

CAUSES: Apoplexy. Rheumatism. After diphtheria.

CHARACTER: Painless.

AGGRAVATION: Lying on painful side. From pressure from without. While thinking of symptoms. From washing. While sitting. After meals. Washing affected parts. Cold air. Cold washing. Damp weather. Warm food. From raising arms. From mental emotion. In company. Left side. From cold. Hot weather. In drunkards.

AMELIORATION: When alone. Cold food. When walking in open air. Cool air (Headache).

LOCAL SYMPTOMS: General paralysis of old age with loss of memory and trembling of limbs. Paralysis after apoplexy in old age. Paralysis of tongue with loss of speech. Facial paralysis, mouth partly open and saliva runs out. Paralysis and palsy of aged persons. Paralysis of tongue in old people. Paralytic weakness and trembling and numbness of the feet.

Trembling of the feet while standing and tottering while walking. In paralysis of tongue Causticum (imperfect control of tongue) may require to be followed by Baryta carb. Old people suffering from paralysis, particularly paralysis following apoplexy. Paralysis of old people with childishness and loss of memory. Trembling of limbs. Positive paralysis of the tongue where mouth is kept partly open with running out of saliva.

ATTENDING SYMPTOMS: Dwarfishness in body and mind. Mental dwarfishness. Dwarfishness of organs. Childish manner of doing things. Childish behaviour. Dwarfish in size and in mind, cannot grasp ordinary ideas. Backward children. Great aversion to strangers, the sight of them makes the symptoms worse or causes a recurrence of feeble-mindedness. Loss of memory. Irresolute. Lost confidence in himself. Confusion. Bashful. Grief over trifles. Childish old people.

At night everything rocks with him as on a ship. Scalp very sensitive to touch. Losing hair from crown of head. Baldness. Eye-pains relieved by looking downward. Hardness of hearing. Very acute sense of smell. Smells pine smoke. Face deep red with purple lips. Cracking in ears when swallowing, sneezing and when walking fast.

Tension on the face as if it were covered by spider webs. (cobwebs) Lips dry and cracked. Toothache when thinking of it. Frequent and considerable bleeding of gums. Awakes with dry mouth. Can only swallow liquids. Feeling of a plug in in throat. Sensation of smoke in throat. Buccal cavity feel numb. Cold tongue somewhat black. Cracks on tongue. Sour taste before a meal. Cough from warm food, better from cold diet. Hungry but refuses food. Haemorrhoids protrude on urinating.

Falling asleep during coition without the emission having taken place. Relaxed penis. Palpitation when lying on left side or when thinking of it. Fatty tumours about the neck. Fetid foot sweats. Numbness of limbs. Numb feeling from knees to scrotum. Feels too hot in sleep. Twitching during sleep. Heaviness of body. Left side is most affected. After eating so weak, cannot raise his hands. Too weak to masticate. Tendency to catch cold. Peeling off of skin of back of hand and top of fingers.

CONIUM.

TYPE: Ascending. In old people. Post-diphtheritic. Agitans. Spinal. Laundrys.

LOCATION: Upper limbs. Lower limbs. Foot. Lids. Upper lids. Muscles of the eyeball. Optic nerve. Tongue.

CAUSES: Diphtheria. Spinal disease. Concussion of spine.

CHARACTER: With stiffness of parts. Painless. With numbness.

AGGRAVATION: During and after eating. At night. Lifting the arm. Lifting the parts affected. From lamp light or day light or sunlight. Looking or turning around. Motion. Milk. Rising form bed or seat. Rubbing. In snow air. Standing From stepping heavily. From surgical injuries. While lying down. From masturbation. While resting. Celibacy. Physical or mental exertion. Touch Jar. Shock. Fall.

AMELIORATION: In the dark. From letting the affected limb hang down. From moving. From walking. By stooping. While fasting. Before breakfast. From continued motion.

LOCAL SYMPTOMS: Paralysis of old women. Paralysis with humid tetters. Paralysis from periphery upwards. Paralysis from injury of spine. Paralysis following diphtheria. General paralysis of involuntary muscles with weakness of legs and tottering gait. Painless paralysis. Paralysis of muscles without spasms. Acute ascending spinal paralysis. Gradually growing paralytic weakness. Inability to stand and physical effort without great exhaustion. Paralytic conditions are painless.

Paralysis of legs and hips. Weakness of muscles; weakness of muscles on one side of the face. Paralysis of the upper lids. Paralytic conditions are attended with numbness. Paresis extending to paralysis of the oesophagus. Ill effects of bruises and shocks to the spine. Paralysis of lower limbs better by letting the limbs hang down. Partial or complete paralysis of the ocular muscles, particularly of the internal rectus where any attempt to fix the eyes on any object becomes painful and the object seems to move or when reading the letters soon begin to run together. Paralysis in which sensations is but little involved (Gels Cocculus).

ATTENDING SYMPTOMS: Sweats copiously during sleep. Perspiration as soon as he closes the eyes and goes to sleep. Great dizziness when lying down and moving the head ever so slightly or even the eyes, wants to keep the head perfectly still Urine flows at first in full stream, then stops, flows again, stops etc. Paralysis of the optic nerve, amaurosis, dimsightedness. Painless paralysis Yellow nails. Yellow spots on fingers. Complaints are brought on by taking cold. From every little cold, glands become hard and sore.

Debility of nerves, trembling, jerking and twitching. Painlessness of complaint. Physical and mental debility, prostration of muscular system, exhaustion, tremulous weakness. Widows and widowers with suppressed sexual desires. Persons who have suffered from grief. Cannot endure alcoholic drinks. Tingling pains. Pulsation and emptiness in the abdomen after a normal stool. Impotency with violent sexual desire. Weakness after embrace. Must sit up with the cough. Especially suitable for old men. Petechiaein old persons.

Humid tetters. Glands swollen with tingling and stitches. Sudden loss of strength while walking. Sensation of debility in the morning in bed. From slight exposure of the feet he catches cold. Cracking in wrist joint and in knee joint. Red spots on calves. Constipation with ineffectual desire for stool, constipation urging without stool. Great desire for coffee, for salt food and acids. Emission of cold flatulence. Dry tongue. Violent ptyalism. Acute smell. Nosebleed when sneezing. Dry, scaly lips.

Inclination to start as with fright. Forgetfulness. dread of men yet cannot remain alone. Timid, lachrymose despondent. Fear of thieves. Peevish. lack of sympathy. Indisposed to work. Gloomy. Hastiness. Vertigo on going down stairs. Far sightedness. Objects look red. Blood red ear wax. Sweat during eating and drinking. Chilliness with stool. Tremulous weakness after stools. Sweat in perineum. While only fondling a female the semen is emitted. White acrid leucorrhoea, causes burning. Itching deep in vagina. Sweaty hands. Tendency to strains. Standing is a great exertion to him.

ZINC. MET.

TYPE: Agitans. One-sided.

LOCATION: Upper limbs. Hand. Lower limbs Foot. Face. Corners of mouth. Lids. Upper lid. Optic nerve. One or both sides.

CAUSES: Apoplexy. Suppression of foot sweat. Softening of brain.

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