Easily angered and ill effects tereform.
Intense neuralgias, with chilliness > pressure Agonising pain in abdomen, causing patient to bend double.
Cramps, contractions, twitching, shortening of muscles.
Sensations-Cutting, twisting, grinding, contracting, bruised, as if clamped with iron bands.
COMMON NAME : Bitter Cucumber
A/F : -Anger 3 -Indignation -Chagrin -Vexation -Mortification -Grief -Overheated
MODALITIES : < From anger and indignation > HARD PRESSURE on edge < Lying on painless side > Heat < Night > Gentle motion < In bed > After stool or < Drafts > Doubling up < Taking cold < After eating, cheese < Before and after urination potato, starchy food flatus < After eating drinking least amount < 4-9 p.m.
MIND : -Ailments after anger and silent grief.
-Greatly affected by the misfortunes of others.
-Anger easily, vexed during pain.
-Want of religious feeling.
-Screams with pain; want to walk about, disinclined to talk, to answer.
-Does not want to meet the friend.
-Morose; becomes offended at everything.
-Irritable; throws things out of his hand.
-Mortification, caused by offense.
-Confusion trom beer; after wine.
-Restlessness before menses.
GUIDING INDICATIONS : -It is left sided drug, except sciatica which is on right side. All symptoms are 4-9 p.m.
-Suited to easily angered, irritable persons, with tendency to corpulency, to women of sedentary habits, with copious menstruation.
-It is useful in acute affections of digestive tract and intestines but it has a long lasting action on nerves, especially trigeminal, facial, sciatica, spinal nerves.
-Different types of pain > PRESSURE > WARMTH.
-Pains come suddenly, go suddenly.
-Spasmodic -Crampy, tearing part.
-Neuralgic pains, cutting, pinching, clamping, gnawing or boring.
-Pains with numbness.
-Pains like electric shock.
-Throbbing throughout the whole body.
-Constrictions, cramps and twitchings.
-Vertigo-When quickly turning head, especially to the left, as if he would fall.
-Vertigo from stimulants.
-Head-Lateral cutting headache with nausea, vomiting.
-Pains with soreness of scalp.
-Pain < Stooping, lying on back and moving eyelids.
-Eyes -On stooping feeling as if eyes would fall out.
-Violent pain before development of glaucoma.
-Ears-Sound re-echo in ears.
-Face-Left side affection of face.
-Tearing shooting and swelling of face > from pressure.
-Neuralgia with chilliness, teeth seems too long.
-Prosopalgia with eye symptom and chilliness.
-Face distorted cheeks cold.
-G.I.T.-Bitter taste in mouth.
-Agonizing, violent, cutting, cramping, griping, tearing, clutching, or radiating pain, comes in waves. Pain compels patient to cry out and wriggle for relief, or double up and particularly press something hard against abdomen.
-< Least food or drink, except coffee and tobacco smoking.
-Intestines feel squeezed between stones.
-Sensation as of being encircled with an iron band.
-Colic with cramps in calves. Pains are accompanied by nausea vomiting and diuresis.
-Each paroxysm is attended with general agitation and a chill over the cheeks, ascending from the hypogastrium.
-Pressure ameliorates pain in abdomen in acute stage, but when pain remains for a long time, parts become tender, then the pressure aggravates the pain.
-Stools-frothy, watery, shreddy, yellow or gelatinous with flatulence and pain.
-Slippery bubbles escape from anus.
-Dysenteric stool, renewed each time by the least food or drink.
-Jelly-like stool, musty odour.
-During colic, infant lies on abdomen and screams when he is moved slightly.
-Urinary system-Pain on urinating over the whole abdomen.
-Cysto-spasm after operation on the orifices.
-Burning along urethra during stool.
-Urine-viscid, fetid, small quantities with frequent urging.
-Red hard crystal adhering to the vessel.
-Urine milky white coagulates on standing, diabetes.
-Female genitalia-Boring pain in ovary, must draw up double, with great restlessness.
-Ovarian cyst with pain > flexing thigh on pelvis.
-Suppression of menses or lochia from indignation.
-Dysmenorrhoea < eating.
-Menses copious in women with sedentary habits.
-Extremities-Contradiction of muscles. All the limbs are drawn together.
-Sciatica, cramps like, shooting electric-like pain in hip, lies on affected side. Pain from hip to knee.
-Pain < gentle motion > pressure and heat.
-Pain down right thigh, muscles and tendons feel too short, with numbness.
-Stiffness of joints, with shortening of tendons.
-Spontaneous subluxation of the hip joint.
-Perspiration-Urinous odour of perspiration.
KEYNOTES : 1) Cystospasm after operation of orifices.
2) Urinous odour of perspiration.
NUCLEUS OF REMEDY : -Useful in irritable persons, easily angered and ill effects therefore.
-Not only is it useful in acute affection of digestive tract and intestines, but it has a long lasting action on nerves especially trifacial, sciatica and spinal.
-In abdomen, produces sudden, atrocious, cramping, griping, tearing pain which makes the patient twist and turn, cry out and bend double.
-Pains are accompanied by nausea and vomiting from intensity of pain.
-Neuralgic pains are cutting, pinching, cramping, gnawing or boring, followed by numbness > pressure.
CONFIRMATORY SYMPTOMS : -Left sided affection.
-Pain in abdomen < least food < anger, vexation > hard pressure > Doubling up.
-Neuralgia pains- cutting, shooting, electric shock-like, followed by numbness.
-Trigeminal neuralgia alternates with chilliness and colicky pain in abdomen.
-Sciatica pain with contraction of muscles, shortning of muscles and tendens < gentle motion > pressure.
CLINICAL : -In menstrual colic, Causticum will cure after the failure of Colocynth.
-In the beginning cases of paraphimosis, you may give Colocynth which will sometime relieve the spasm- Dr.Farrington.
-Best antidote to lead poisoning- Boericke.
REMEDY RELATIONSHIPS : -Compare-Lyc, Mag-p, Staph.
-Lobelia erinus (violent cork-screw like pains in abdomen).
-Complementary-Merc (in dysentery).
-Antidotes-Cham, Coff, Staph.
-Remedies that follow well-Bell, Bry, Cham, Nux-v, Puls, Staph, -Remedy antidotes-Caust.