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Materia Medica by Allen



LACHESIS

(lach)

SURUKUKU SNAKE POISON OPHIDIA

Persons of a less melancholy temperament, dark eyes, and a disposition to low spirits and indolence.

Women of choleric temperament, with freckles and red hair (Phos.).

Better adapted to thin and emaciated than to fleshy persons; to those who have been changed, both mentally and physically, by their illness.

Climacteric ailments: haemorrhoids, haemorrhages; hot flushes and hot perspiration; burning vertex headache, especially at or after the menopause (Sang., Sulph.).

Ailments from long lasting grief; sorrow, fright, vexation, jealousy or disappointed love (Aur., Ign., Phos. ac).

Women who have not recovered from the change of life "have never felt well since that time."

LEFT SIDE PRINCIPALLY AFFECTED; diseases begin on the left and go to the right side—left ovary, testicle, chest.

Great sensitiveness to touch; throat, stomach,abdomen; cannot bear bed-clothes or night-dress to touch throat or abdomen, not because sore or tender as in Apis or Bell., but clothes CAUSE AN UNEASINESS, make her nervous.

Intolerance of tight bands about neck or waist.

Extremes of heat and cold cause great debility.

Drunkards with congestive headaches and haemorrhoids; prone to erysipelas or apoplexy.

Headache: pressing or bursting pain in temples < from motion, pressure, stooping, lying, after sleep; dreads to go to sleep because she wakens with such a headache.

Rush of blood to head; after alcohol; mental emotions; suppressed or irregular menses; at climaxis; left-sided apoplexy.

Weight and pressure on vertex (Sep.) ; like lead in occiput.

All symptoms, especially the mental, WORSE AFTER SLEEP, OR THE AGGRAVATION WAKES HIM FROM SLEEP; SLEEPS INTO THE AGGRAVATION; unhappy, distressed, anxious, SAD < IN MORNING ON WAKING.

Mental excitability; ecstasy with almost prophetic perceptions; with a vivid imagination; GREAT LOQUACITY (Agar., Stram.) ; wants to talk all the time; jumps from one idea to. another; ONE WORD OFTEN LEADS INTO ANOTHER STORY.

Constipation: inactivity, stool lies in rectum, without urging; sensation of CONSTRICTION OF SPHINCTER (Caust., Nit. ac).

Menses at regular time; too short, scanty, feeble; PAINS ALL RELIEVED BY THE FLOW; ALWAYS BETTER DURING MENSES (Zinc).

Piles: with scanty menses; at climaxis; strangulated; with stitches shooting upward (Nit. ac).

The least thing coming near mouth or nose interferes with breathing; wants to be fanned, BUT SLOWLY AND AT A DISTANCE (rapidly, Carbo v.).

As soon as he falls asleep the breathing stops (Am., c, Grind., Lac c, Op.).

Great physical and mental exhaustion; trembling in whole body, would constantly sink down from weakness; worse in the morning (Sulph., Tub.).

Epilepsy; comes on during sleep (Bufo); from loss of vital fluids; onanism, jealousy.

Hemorrhagic diathesis; small wounds bleed easily , and profusely (Crot., Kreos., Phos.) ; blood dark, non-coagulable (Crot., Sec).

Boils, carbuncles, ulcers with intense pain (Tar.); malignant pustules; decubitus; DARK, BLUISH, PURPLE APPEARANCE; tend to malignancy.

Bad effects of poison wounds; post-mortem (Pyr.). Sensation as of a ball rolling in the bladder.

Fever annually returning; paroxysm every spring (Carbo v., Sulph.), after suppression by quinine the previous autumn.

Fever: typhoid, typhus; stupor or muttering delirium, sunken countenance, falling of lower jaw; tongue dry, black, TREMBLES, is protruded with difficulty or CATCHES ON THE TEETH when protruding; conjunctiva yellow or orange color; perspiration cold, stains yellow, bloody (Lyc).

Diphtheria and tonsillitis, BEGINNING ON THE LEFT AND EXTENDING TO RIGHT SIDE (Lac c, Sabad.) ; dark purple appearance (Naja); < by hot drinks, after sleep; LIQUIDS MORE PAINFUL THAN SOLIDS when swallowing (Bel., Bry., Ign.) ; prostration out of all proportion to appearance of throat.

 

Relations
Complementary: Hep., Lyc, Nit. ac.

Incompatible: Acet. ac, Carb. ac.

In intermittent fever Nat. m. follows Lach. well when type changes.

 

Aggravation
After sleep: contact; extremes of temperature; acids; alcohol; cinchona; mercury; pressure or constriction; sun's rays; spring; summer.