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Materia Medica by Allen



COLOCYNTHIS

(coloc)

SQUIRTING CUCUMBER CUCURBITACEAE

Agonizing pain in abdomen causing patient to bend double, with restlessness, twisting and turning to obtain relief > by hard pressure ( > by heat, Mag. p.).

Pains: are worse after eating or drinking; compel patient to bend double (Mag. p. — < by bending double, Dios.); menses, suppressed by chagrin, colic pains.

Extremely irritable, impatient; becomes angry or offended on being questioned.

Irritable; throws things out of his hands.

Affections from anger, with indignation—colic, vomiting, diarrhoea and suppression of menses. (Cham., Staph.).

Vertigo: when quickly turning head, ESPECIALLY TO THE LEFT, as if he would fall; from stimulants.

Sciatica: crampy pain in hip, as though screwed in a vise; lies upon affected side.

Shooting pain, like lightning-shocks, down the whole limb, left hip, left thigh, left knee, into popliteal fossa.

 

Relations
Complementary: Merc, in dysentery, with great tenesmus.

Compare: Gnaph. intense pain along right sciatic nerve, darting, cutting, from right hip joint down to foot; < lying down, motion, stepping; > by sitting.

Compare with Staph, in ovarian or other diseases from bad effects of anger, reserved indignation or silent grief.

 

Aggravation
Anger and indignation; mortification caused by offense (Staph., Lyc.); cheese < colic.

 

Amelioration
From doubling up; hard pressure.