Centers its action upon the nervous system, causing various degree of MOTOR
PARALYSIS. General prostration. DIZZINESS, DROWSINESS, DULLNESS, AND TREMBLING.
Slow pulse, tired feeling, mental apathy. PARALYSIS of various groups of muscles
about the eyes, throat, chest, larynx, sphincter, extremities, etc.
Post-diphtheritic paralysis. MUSCULAR WEAKNESS. Complete relaxation and
prostration. Lack of muscular coordination. General depression from heat of sun.
Sensitive to a falling barometer; cold and dampness brings on many complaints.
Children fear falling, grab nurse or crib. Sluggish circulation. Nervous
affections of cigar makers. INFLUENZA. Measles. Pellagra.
Desire to be quiet, to be left alone. DULLNESS, LANGUOR, LISTLESS.
"Discerningly lethargic." APATHY REGARDING HIS ILLNESS. Absolute lack of fear.
Delirious on falling to sleep. Emotional excitement, fear, etc., lead to bodily
ailments. Bad effects from fright, fear, exciting news. Stage fright. Child
starts and grasps the nurse, and screams as if afraid of falling. (BOR.)
VERTIGO, spreading from occiput. Heaviness of head; BAND-FEELING around and
OCCIPITAL headache. DULL, heavy ache, with heaviness of eyelids; bruised
sensation; better, compression and lying with head high. PAIN IN TEMPLE,
EXTENDING INTO EAR and wing of nose, chin. Headache, with muscular soreness of
neck and shoulders. Headache preceded by blindness; better, profuse urination.
Scalp sore to touch. Delirious on falling asleep. Wants to have head raised on
Ptosis; EYELIDS heavy; patient can hardly open them. Double vision. Disturbed
muscular apparatus. Corrects blurring and discomfort in eyes even after
accurately adjusted glasses. Vision blurred, smoky. (CYCL.; PHOS.) DIM-SIGHTED;
pupils dilated and insensible to light. ORBITAL NEURALGIA, WITH CONTRACTION AND
TWITCHING OF MUSCLES. Bruised pain back of the orbits. One pupil dilated, the
other contracted. Deep inflammations, with haziness of vitreous. SEROUS
INFLAMMATIONS. Albuminuric retinitis. Detached retina, glaucoma and
descemetitis. HYSTERICAL AMBLYOPIA.
Sneezing; fullness at root of nose. Dryness of nasal fossae. Swelling of
turbinates. Watery, excoriating discharge. Acute coryza, with dull headache and
HOT, HEAVY, FLUSHED, BESOTTED-LOOKING. (BAPT.; OP.) Neuralgia of face. Dusky
hue of face, with vertigo and dim vision. Facial muscles contracted, especially
around the mouth. Chin quivers. Lower jaw dropped.
Putrid taste and breath. Tongue numb, thick, coated, yellowish, TREMBLE,
Difficult swallowing, especially of warm food. Itching and tickling in soft
palate and nasopharynx. Pain in sternocleidomastoid, back of parotid. Tonsils
swollen. Throat feels rough, burning. POST-DIPHTHERITIC PARALYSIS. Tonsillitis;
shooting pain into ears. FEELING OF A LUMP IN THROAT that cannot be swallowed.
Aphonia. Swallowing causes pain in ear. (HEP.; NUX.) Difficult swallowing. PAIN
FROM THROAT TO EAR.
As a rule, the Gelsemium patient has no thirst. Hiccough; worse in the
evening. Sensation of emptiness and weakness at the pit of the stomach, or of an
oppression, like a heavy load.
Diarrhoea FROM EMOTIONAL EXCITEMENT, fright, bad news. (PHOS-AC.) Stool
painless or involuntary. CREAM-COLORED (CALC.), TEA-GREEN. Partial paralysis of
rectum and sphincter.
PROFUSE, CLEAR, WATERY, with chilliness and tremulousness. Dysuria. Partial
paralysis of bladder; flow intermittent. (CLEMATIS.) RETENTION.
Rigid os. (BELL.) Vaginismus. False labor-pains; pains pass up back.
DYSMENORRHOEA, with scanty flow; menses retarded. Pain extends to back and hips.
Aphonia and sore throat during menses. Sensation as if uterus were squeezed.
(CHAM.; NUX-V.; USTILAGO.)
Spermatorrhoea, WITHOUT ERECTIONS. Genitals cold and relaxed. (PHOS-AC.)
Scrotum continually sweating. Gonorrhea, first stage; discharge scanty; tendency
to corrode; little pain, but much heat; smarting at meatus.
Slowness of breathing, with great prostration. Oppression about chest. Dry
cough, with sore chest and fluent coryza. SPASM OF THE GLOTTIS. Aphonia; acute
bronchitis, respiration quickened, spasmodic affections of lungs and diaphragm.
A FEELING AS IF IT WERE NECESSARY TO KEEP IN MOTION, OR ELSE HEART'S ACTION
WOULD CEASE. Slow pulse. (DIG.; KALM.; APOC. CAN.) Palpitation; pulse soft,
weak, full and flowing. Pulse slow when quiet, but greatly accelerated on
motion. WEAK, SLOW PULSE OF OLD AGE.
Dull, heavy pain. Complete relaxation of the whole muscular system. Languor;
muscles feel bruised. Every little exertion causes fatigue. Pain in neck,
especially upper sternocleidomastoid muscles. Dull aching in lumbar and sacral
region, passing upward. Pain in muscles of back, hips, and lower extremities,
Loss of power of muscular control. Cramp in muscles of forearm. Professional
neuroses. Writer's cramp. Excessive TREMBLING and weakness of all limbs.
Hysteric convulsions. Fatigue after slight exercise.
Cannot get fully to sleep. Delirious on falling asleep. Insomnia from
exhaustion; from uncontrollable thinking; tobacco. Yawning. Sleepless from
nervous irritation. (COFFEA.)
WANTS TO BE HELD, BECAUSE HE SHAKES SO. Pulse slow, full, soft, compressible.
Chilliness up and down back. Heat and sweat stages, long and exhausting.
Dumb-ague, with much muscular soreness, great prostration, and violent headache.
NERVOUS CHILLS. Bilious remittent fever, with stupor, dizziness, faintness;
thirstless, prostrated. Chill, without thirst, along spine; wave-like, extending
upward from sacrum to occiput.
Hot, dry, itching, measle-like eruption. Erysipelas. MEASLES, CATARRHAL
SYMPTOMS; AIDS IN BRINGING OUT ERUPTION. Retrocedent, with livid spots. Scarlet
fever with stupor and flushed face.
WORSE, damp weather, fog, before a thunderstorm, emotion, or excitement, BAD
NEWS, tobacco-smoking, when thinking of his ailments; at ten AM
BETTER, bending forward, by profuse urination, open air, continued motion,
Compare: IGNATIA (gastric affections of cigar makers); BAPTISA; IPECAC.;
ACON.; BELL.; CIMICIF.; MANGES. PHOS. (Gels contains some Magnes. phos.) CULEX -
(vertigo on blowing the nose with fullness of the ears.)
ANTIDOTES: China; Coffea; Dig. Alcoholic stimulants relieve all complaints
where Gels. Is useful.
Tincture, to thirtieth attenuation; first to third most often used.