MENYANTHES

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Introduced by Hahnemann and proved by himself and his provers (Materia Medica Pura, vol. 5, p. 15).

Mind.—Anxiety about ‘heart, as tho’ some evil impended. Sad weeping mood.
Head.—Constant heaviness. Pressive ache,, > external pressure with hand, <after eating and when ascending steps.
Headache pressing together from sides.
Eyes.—Pressure in. Stiff lids, like a tonic spasm. When reading everything turns black.
Ears.—Stitches in. Discharge from. Cracking in, when chewing.
Nose.—Tension in root of. Odor as of rotten eggs before. Coryza with a stopped feeling.
Face.—Redness and heat of, during sleep. Painless twitching of facial muscles. Pain and cracking in maxillary joint when chewing.
Mouth.—Great dryness in throat, without thirst. Sensation when yawning and coughing, as tho’ left side of palate
were paralyzed.
Appetite.—Ravenous hunger disappearing after eating.Violent hunger preceded by heat in stomach. Desire for meat and aversion to bread and butter.
Stomach. — Grumbling and sensation of emptiness in.
Abdomen.—Cold feeling in. Painful soreness of external walls.
Stool.—Hard and constipated.
Urine.—Frequent urging to urinate, with diminished discharge.
Sexual Organs.—Excessive sexual desire without erections.
Larynx.—Spasmodic narrowing of, efforts to inspire excite cough. Rough, hoarse voice with stoppage of ears.
Neck. — Paralytic tension in muscles of. Stiff nape.
Chest.—Pressing together from both sides of, with stitches, inspiration greatly <. Stitches in cardiac region.
Back.—Bruised pain in lumbar region when sitting and stooping.
Upper Extremities.—Cramp-like pain in arms, hands and fingers. Bloodvessels on hands and forearms are distended.
Lower Extremities.—Cramp-like pains in legs. Bruised sensation in thigh. Extremely cold feet.
Generalities.—Visible but painless muscular twitchings in various parts, principally during rest. Cramp-like pains in
extremities. Pinching sticking in limbs and joints. Most symptoms are intensified during rest and toward evening, and are better during motion and from the laying on of hands.
Fever.—Pulse : Slow during the chill, accelerated during the heat. Chill: Predominating with shuddering over back, icy cold hands and feet and cold feeling in abdomen. General, it disappears near a warm stove, except on back. Overrunning shudders without chill, (as if hearing some gruesome tale) on
upper part of body only. Chilly feeling on fingers and legs. Heat : General in evening, most severe on head, with cold feet. Sense of, especially in back, intermingled with a feeling of coldness,particularly in abdomen. Without thirst.
Sweat : in evening in bed, immediately
after lying down, often lasting all night.
Allied Remedies.— Calc-c, Cann., Plat., Sep.

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