Paralysis – 7

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.


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.

CHARACTER: With coldness of paralyzed parts. Painlessness. Worse morning in bed.

AGGRAVATION: Wine after dinner. Towards evening. Warm room. Touch 5 to 7 p.m.

SUGAR. Night watching. Suppressed foot sweat or eruptions. Grief.

Anger. Fright. Rest. Jar. Cold.

AMELIORATION: Open air. While eating Discharges. Appearance of eruptions. Rubbing. Stretching. Emission. Friction.

LOCAL SYMPTOMS: Paralysis after suppressed foot sweat. Paralytic symptoms are worse after drinking wine or caused by wine. Paralysis with restlessness of feet. Paralysis with vertigo, trembling, numbness and formication. Ptosis. Weakness of all limbs when walking in open air. Hands tremble when writing. Paralysis of limbs. Paresis and finally paralysis of one or both sides. Fidgety feet. Paralysis of feet. Paralysis worse wine and better by friction. (Phos. Plb.). Upper eyelids fall down, as if paralyzed.

ATTENDING SYMPTOMS: In the female, complaints come on when the menses are absent and fees perfectly well during the flow. Patient cannot keep still, must be in motion all the time. Feet in constant motion. Variable mood. Clay-like sediment in urine. Sensation of coldness in the bones. Formication between the skin and flesh. Chilliness on approach of stormy weather. Chills run down the back. Chilliness in open air and when touching a cold object. Pulsation through whole body.

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. Aversion to meat, fish, cooked or warm food, sweets. Sour eructation after milk. Sweets cause heartburn. Pale face. Lips and corners of mouth cracked. Thick, viscid, tasteless humor on lips.

Redness of chin. Sensitiveness to all noise, weak memory. Profuse fetid foot- sweet. Itching of knee joint. Sweaty hands. Hasty eating. Changeable mood. Easily startled. Indifferent. Sad. Soles of feet sensitive. Steps with entire sole of foot on floor. Burning along spine. Nape of neck weary from writing or any exertion. Hungry about 11 a.m. Suppressed eruptions or discharges. Great relief from discharges. Anaemia and profound weakness. Depression. Cannot tolerate any covering during sweat. Cannot bear back touched. Backache worse from sitting, better by walking about.

N C Das
N C Das