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COLOCYNTHIS [Coloc]

COLOCYNTHIS [Coloc] 

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. 
< Rest 
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. 
-Impatient. 
-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. 
-Colicky pain. 
-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. 
-Trigeminal neuralgia. 
-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. 

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