NATRUM SULPHURICUM [Nat-s]
Suicidal. Discharges yellow green. Flatulence and rumbling. Spluttering, noisy stools. Chilly.
COMMON NAME : Glaubers Salt
SOURCE : Sulphate of sodium.
A/F : -Anger - Injury to head (fall) - Suppressed gonorrhoea - Abuse of quinine - Ill effects of O.C.pills - Damp, rainy weather - Ill effects of diuretics, anti-diabetic, anti-hypertensives, cortisones.
MODALITIES : < Damp weather [Arn, Ars-i, Dulc] < Night air > Open air. < Cellars < Lying on left side > Warm, dry air < Injuries to head < Lifting > Change of position < Touch < Pressure > Breakfast < Every spring [Lach, Rhus tox, Psor] < Light, mellow light > Lying on back < Music [Acon, Dig, Graph, Kreos] < Late evening > After dinner < Vegetables, fruits < Cold food and drinks > Motion. < Lying long in one position < Wind > After stool < Warm, wet weather [Lach, Carb-v, Sil]
MIND : -Mental changes from injuries to the head.
-Suicidal tendency but restrains himself because of his duties to his family.
-Wants to commit suicide by shooting or hanging.
-Closed, serious or overly responsible patients.
-Sadness < music or mellow light, sitting near a stained glass window.
-Cheerful after stools.
-Mental exertion exaggerates.
-Fear from noise at night.
-Averse to being spoken to.
-Weeping > open air.
-Objective; realistic, always adheres to matter of fact.
-Dreams of fighting [Allium-c, Ferr, Nat-m, Ran, Staph].
GUIDING INDICATIONS : -Hydrogenoid constitution, feels every change from dry to wet.
-PERIODICITY of complaints - 4 to 5 a.m.
-Piercing pains; at short ribs left, in left hip < rising < sitting down.
-Worse - Warm wet weather
-Discharges-thick, mucoid, frothy, initially white later on green or greenish yellow.
-Dirty brown or greenish yellow thick pasty tongue especially at base, tip feels burnt.
-PHOTOPHOBIA [Graph] on waking in morning, often during headache.
-Toothache < warmth > cold water, cool air [Bism and Bry, Coff, Puls].
-Thirst for something cold, desire for ICE or COLD WATER.
-Desire for salty fish, beer, COLD DRINKS, ICE. Desire for or aversion to yogurt.
-Aversion to meat and bread which she was fond of.
-Starchy food, milk and potatoes aggravate.
-G.I.T.-Flatulence, incarcerated, painful wind colic, in ascending colon, wakes her at 2 a.m. eating.
-Rumbling, gurgling in bowels more in right ileo-caecal region, then sudden, noisy, spluttering stools, after rising in the morning (9 a.m.) or drives out of bed.
-Loose stools < after spell of wet weather.
-Great size of faecal mass.
-Diarrhoea from vegetables, farinaceous, fat food. Comes on regularly every morning and returns quite regularly each day. Diarrhoea with flatus.
-Pain in the liver region. Desire to lie on right side with legs curled up.
-Colic > rubbing abdomen > lying on sides.
-Female genitalia-Leucorrhoea yellowish green following gonorrhoea.
-Respiratory system-Asthma in children, asthma after grief.
< early morning (4-5 a.m.) < damp < exertion -Dry cough; < morning after rising < night, on lying down > sitting up and holding chest with both hands [Bry] -Cough thick, ropy, greenish expectoration, chest feels all gone.
-Sycotic pneumonia, pain through lower left chest.
-Extremities-Arthritis of left hip < stooping < motion < rising from a seat [Willard Pierce]
-Skin-Warts on hands, head, trunk, about anus, plantar warts.
KEYNOTES : -< Dampness of weather, damp houses, cellars, wet weather.
- Lively music makes her sad.
-Mental traumatism: mental effects from injuries to head.
CONFIRMATORY SYMPTOMS : -< Damp weather.
-Greenish yellow discharge and thick discharges.
-Dirty, greenish - gray or brown coating on tongue.
NUCLEUS OF REMEDY : -Corresponding to the hydrogenoid constitution- < damp weather, sea air, damp cellars, fruits that thrive near water, Schusslers remedy for elimination of water from the body.
-Sycotic dyscrasia - asthma, acute or chronic diarrhoea, spinal meningitis etc.
-Effects of chronic gonorrhoea.
CLINICAL : -Asthma, Colitis, Colorectal polyps or malignancies, Depression, Diabetes, Head injury, Hepatitis.
-Acute appendicitis with extreme pain in caecal region; apparently it is a retro caecal appendix. -Dr. D. M. Borland.
-Leukemia- Dr. Bellokossy -Intense occipital pains due to emotional states - Dr. J. W. Waffensmith.
-Acute hip joint disease, particularly right hip -Dr. D. M. Borland.
REMEDY RELATIONSHIPS : -Compare-Nat-m, Aur, Med, Chin, Chel, Dulc, Kali-c, Kali-bi, Sulph.
-Complementary-Ars, Thuja, Med.