Argentum metallicum [Arg.]
Emaciation, a gradual drying up, desire for fresh air, dyspnoea, sensation of
expansion and left-sided pains are characteristic. The chief action is centered
on the articulations and their component elements, bones, cartilages, and
ligaments. Here the small blood vessels become closed up or withered and carious
affections result. They come on insidiously, lingering, but progress. The larynx
is also a special center for this drug.
Hurried feeling; time passes slowly; melancholy.
Dull paroxysmal neuralgia over left side, gradually increasing and ceasing
suddenly. Scalp very tender to touch. Vertigo, with intoxicated feeling, on
looking at running water. HEAD FEELS EMPTY, HOLLOW. Eyelids red and thick.
Exhausting coryza, with sneezing. Pain in facial bones. Pain between left eye
and frontal eminence.
Raw, hawking, gray, JELLY-LIKE MUCUS, and throat sore on coughing. PROFUSE
AND EASY morning expectoration.
HOARSENESS Aphonia. Raw, sore feeling when coughing. Total loss of voice of
professional singers. Larynx feels sore and raw. EASY EXPECTORATION, LOOKING
LIKE BOILED STARCH. FEELING OF RAW SPOT NEAR SUPRA STERNA FOSSA. WORSE FROM USE
OF VOICE. COUGH FROM LAUGHING. Hectic fever at noon. On reading aloud, must hem
and hawk. GREAT WEAKNESS OF CHEST; worse at left side. Alteration in timbre of
voice. Pain in left lower ribs.
Severe backache; must walk bent, with oppression of chest.
Diuresis. Urine PROFUSE, TURBID, sweet odor. Frequent urination. Polyuria.
Rheumatic affections of joints, especially elbow and knee. Legs weak and
trembling, worse descending stairs. Involuntary contractions of fingers, partial
paralysis of forearm; writer's cramp. SWELLING OF ANKLES.
Crushed pain in testicles. SEMINAL EMISSIONS, WITHOUT SEXUAL EXCITEMENT.
Frequent micturition with burning.
Ovaries feel too large. Bearing-down pain. Prolapse of womb. ERODED SPONGY
CERVIX. LEUCORRHEA foul, excoriating. Palliative in scirrhus of uterus. Pain in
left ovary. CLIMACTERIC HEMORRHAGE. Sore feeling throughout abdomen.
WORSE from touch, toward noon.
BETTER in open air; cough at night when lying down (opposite Hyoscy.)
Antidotes: Mercur.; Puls.
Compare: Selen.; Alum.; Platina; Stannum; Ampelopsis. (Chronic hoarseness in
Sixth trituration and higher. Not too frequent repetition.