It produces VIOLENT CONGESTIVE conditions; base of brain; MEDULLA; lungs; with nausea and vomiting, and weakness. Stomach; heart and capillaries are also affected. Markedly uneasy sensation in the whole body. Twitchings and convulsions; here and there; during sleep; jerking and trembling, threatened with convulsions. Muscular prostration; pseudo-hypertrophic muscular paralysis. General pulsations. Erratic motion; staggering. Spasms; with violent shrieks opisthotonus; before and after menses. Burning in different places; tongue, pharynx; gullet; of skin which is cold; with prickling. Uraemia. Eclampsia. SUDDEN effects. Faintings, prostration, nausea. Numbness. As if damp clothing on arms and legs, or clothes would not fit him, seemed as if they were scratching him somewhere. Suited to full-blooded plethoric persons. Effects of sunstroke. Reduces blood-pressure. Children tremble as if frightened and on verge of spasm. Chorea, twitching, contortions, unaffected by sleep; froth about the lips. Continuous jerking of the head; sexual excitement. Lies with head low.
Veratrum viride should not be given simply to "bring down the pulse," or"control the heart's action," but like any other remedy for the totalityof the symptoms.
There is beating of pulses throughout the body and especially in right thigh.
Aching pain in back of neck and shoulders.
There is severe pain in joints and muscles and violent electric-like shocks in limbs.
Worse: Raising up. Motion. Cold. Lying on back. After confinement. Sunstroke.
Better: Rubbing. Lying with head low. Eating.
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