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STANNUM

(stann)

TIN THE ELEMENT

Extreme exhaustion of mind and body.

Sinking, empty, all-gone sensation in stomach (Chel., Phos., Sep.).

 

SAD, DESPONDENT, FEELS LIKE CRYING ALL THE TIME, but crying makes her worse (Nat. m., Puls., Sep.) ; faint and weak, especially when GOING DOWN STAIRS; can go up well enough (Bor
rev. of Calc).

Headache or neuralgia.; pains begin lightly and INCREASE GRADUALLY to the highest point and then GRADUALLY DECLINE (Plat.).

Colic: > by hard pressure, or by laying abdomen across knee or shoulder (Col.); lumbrici; passes worms.

Menses: too early, too profuse; sadness before; pain in malar bones, during.

Leucorrhoea; great debility; weakness seems to proceed from chest (from abdomen, pelvis, Phos., Sep.).

Prolapsus, worse during stool (with diarrhea, Pod.); SO WEAK SHE DROPS INTO A CHAIR instead of sitting down.

While dressing in the morning has to sit down several times to rest.

Nausea and vomiting: in the morning; from the odor of cooking food (Ars., Colch.).

When singing or using the voice, aching and weakness in deltoid and arms.

Great weakness in chest; < from talking, laughing, reading aloud, singing; so weak, unable to talk.

Cough: deep, hollow, shattering, strangling; concussive, in paroxysms of three coughs (of two, Merc.); dry, while in bed, in evening; EMPTY SENSATION IN CHEST.

Expectoration: profuse, like the white of an egg; SWEETISH, SALTY (Kali i., Sep.); sour, putrid, musty; yellow, green pus (heavy, green, salty, Kali i.); during the day.

Hoarseness: deep, husky, hollow voice; relieved for the time by coughing or expectorating mucus.

Sweat: mouldy, musty odor; after 4 A.M. every morning; on neck and forehead; very debilitating.

 

Relations
Complementary: Pulsatilla.

 

Aggravation
Laughing and singing, talking, USING THE VOICE; lying on right side; DRINKING ANYTHING WARM ( from cold drinks, Spong.).

 

Amelioration
Coughing or expectorating relieves hoarseness; hard pressure (Col.).

Stannum follows well: after, Caust., and is followed by Cal., Phos.. Sil., Sulph., Tub.