Gelsemium centres its action upon the MUSCLES and MOTOR NERVES. In muscles it causes overpowering ACHING; TIREDNESS; HEAVINESS; WEAKNESS AND SORENESS esp. felt in the muscles of the extremities. Affection of motor nerves produce all types of functional paralysis of eyes, throat larynx, anus, bladder etc. or TREMORS or twitchings; of single muscles, face, chin, tongue etc. Circulation becomes sluggish causing passive arterial or venous congestion; with sense of fulness and heaviness in different organs; heart, liver etc. Catarrh of MUCOUS MEMBRANES cause watery discharges. General state of paresis, bodily and mental. Complete relaxation and prostration. Wants to lie down quietly; half reclined; wants to be held. Dullness; dizziness, drowsiness and trembling; eye or visual effects; tremors; and polyuria; one or two of these symptoms usually accompany most of the diseased conditions in which Gelsemium is indicated. Inco-ordination of muscles, which do not obey the will. Chorea of pregnancy. Convulsions; hysterical. Nervous affections of cigar makers. Body feels light in onanists or hysterical subjects. Influenza. Measles. Pellagra. Post diphtheritic paralysis. Paralysis agitans. Ill effects of fright, fear, depressing emotions, anger, bad news, unpleasant surprise. Masturbation, traumatic shock. Alternate pelvic organ symptoms with head symptoms. Weak, tired, delicate, timid, excitable, easy to anger persons, children and adolescents. Never well since the flu. Coma, and apoplexy; sub-arachnoid. Slow pulse, tired feeling, mental apathy. Paralysis of various groups of muscles about the eyes, throat, chest, larynx, sphincter, extremities, etc. Muscular weakness. General depression from heat of sun. Sensitive to a falling barometer; cold and dampness brings on many complaints. Children fear falling, grab nurse or crib. Sluggish circulation.
Take 5 drops in half cup of water 3 times a day or as prescribed by the physician OR
Medicate the globules and take 4-6 globules 3 times a day or as prescribed by the physician.
Complete relaxation of whole muscular system, with entire motor paralysis.
Excitable, irritable, sensitive, for nervous affections of onanists ofboth sexes.
Bad effects of fright, dear, exciting news and sudden emotions
Fear of death from fright, fear, exciting news and sudden emotions.
The anticipation of any unusual ordeal, preparing for church, theatre, or to meet an engagement, brings on diarrhoea; stage fright, nervous dread of appearing in public
General depression from heat of sun or summer. Weakness and trembling of tongue, hands, legs, of enire body.
Desire to be quiet, to be let alone; does not wish to speak or have any one near her, even if the person be silent.
Vertigo, spreading from occiput; with diplopia, dim vision, loss of sight; seems intoxicated when trying to move.
Children; fear of falling, grasp the crib or seize the nurse.
Headache; preceded by blindness better by profuse urination.
Lack of muscular co-ordination; confused; muscles refuse to obey the will.
Headache: beginning in the cervical spine; pains extend over head, causing bursting sensation in forehead and eyeballs worse by mental exertion; from smoking; heat of sun; lying with head low.
Sensation of band around the head above eyes. scalp sore to touch.
Fears that unless on the move heart will cease beating.
Slow pulse of old age.
Great heaviness of the eyelids; cannot keep them open.
Chill without thirst, especially along spine, running up and down the back in rapid, wave-like succession from sacrum to occiput.
Tongue; heavy, numb, partially paralysed; speech thick, as if drunk, he can hardly speak. Saliva coloured yellow as from blood. Tongue, numb, trembles while protruding. Thick yellow coating on tongue.
Feeling of a painful lump in throat that cannot be swallowed, in hysterical women.
Threatened abortion from sudden depressing emotions. As of a wave from uterus to throat, with choking feeling, impedes labour.
Diarrhoea; painless; in nervous persons; after sudden emotions as grief, fright, bad news anticipation of an unusual ordeal. Stools, cream coloured; tea- green.
Fever: Wants to be held. because he shakes so. Pulse slow, full, soft, compressible. Chilliness up and down back. Heat and sweat stages, long and exhausting. Dumb-ague, with much muscular soreness, great prostration, and violent headache. Nerous chills. Bilious remittent fever, with stupor, dizziness, faintness; thirstless, prostrated. Chill without thirst, especially along spine, running up and down the back, in rapid, wave-like succession from sacrum to occiput.
Worse: Emotions. Dread. Shocks. Ordeals. Motion. Surprise. Weather humid; Spring; foggy. Heat of sun; summer. Periodically. Tobacco. Thunderstorms. Cold damp weather. Dentition. When thinking of his ailments.
Better: Profuse urination; sweating. Shaking. Alcoholic drinks. Mental efforts. Bending forwards. Continued motion. Afternoon. Reclining, with head held high.
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