Nux moschata (Nux-m)

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Generals: Marked tendency to fainting fits, with heart failure. Cold extremities, extreme dryness of mucous membranes and skin. Strange feeling, with irresistible drowsiness. Indicanuria. General inclination to become unconscious during acute attacks. In the medical terminology of the period, fainting, swooning, and various states that involve the loss of sensation or consciousness are referred to by the technical terms "syncope" and "lipothymy" (or lypothymia).Lypothymia (Ignatia amaraIgn). Staggers on trying to walk.

Mind: Changeable; laughing and crying. Confused, impaired memory. Bewildered sense, as in a dream. Thinks she has two heads.

Head: Vertigo when walking in open air; aches from eating a little too much. Feeling of expansion, with sleepiness. Pulsating in head. Cracking sensation in head. Sensitive to slightest touch in a draught of air. Bursting headache; better hard pressure.

Eyes: Objects look larger, very distant, or vanish. Motes before eyes. Mydriasis.

Nose: Oversensitive to smell; nosebleed, dark blood; dry, stopped up.

Mouth: Very dry. Tongue adheres to roof of mouth; but no desire for water. Saliva like cotton (Berberis vulgarisBerb). Toothache in pregnancy. Tongue numb, paralyzed. Dryness of throat.

Stomach: Excessively bloated.} Flatulent dyspepsia.Excessively bloated. Flatulent dyspepsia]. Hiccough, and craving for highly-seasoned food. Retrocession of gout to stomach.

Abdomen: Paralytic weakness of intestines. Enormously distended. Stool is soft, and yet is unable to expel it, even with long straining (AluminaAlum). Faintness during or after stool. Protruding piles.

Female: Uterine haemorrhage. Menses too long, dark, thick. Leucorrhoea muddy and bloody. Suppression, with persistent fainting attacks and sleepiness (Kalium carbonicumKali-c). Variableness of menstruation irregularity of time and quantity.

Respiratory: Loss of voice from walking against the wind (Hepar sulphurHep). Cough when getting warm in bed.

Heart: Trembling, fluttering. Sensation as if something grasped heart. Palpitation; pulse intermits.

Extremities: Pain in right hip to knee; worse, motion, especially going upstairs. Rheumatism from getting feet wet, from exposure to draughts. Rheumatism relieved by dry, warm clothes. Fatigue on slight exertion.

Sleep: Great drowsiness (IndolumIndol). Complaints cause sleepiness. Coma.

Fever: Chill begins in left hand (Carbo). Chilliness and heat without thirst; want of perspiration. Dry skin and of inner parts, also of eyes, nose, lips, mouth, tongue, throat, etc.

Modalities: Worse, cold moist wind, cold food, cold washing, lying on painful side, motion, jar. Better, warmth, dry weather.

Relations: Oleum myristicaeOleum myristicae-Oil of Nutmeg - (as a remedy for boils, felons, poisonous ulcers, it has been used in the 2x potency); OrnithogalumOrnithogalum (flatulence, swollen feeling across lower chest; whenever she turns in bed, feels as if a bag of water turned also; gastric ulcer and cancer). Myristica sebiferaMyristica sebifera (phlegmonous inflammations, hastens suppuration; powerful antiseptic. Ulcerative tendency in all tissues. Said to act more powerfully than Hepar and Silica).

Compare: Nux vomicaNux-v, PulsatillaPuls, Rhus toxicodendronRhus-t, Ignatia amaraIgn, Asa foetidaAsaf.

Antidotes: Camphora officinalisCamph, Gelsemium sempervirensGels, Valeriana officinalisValer.

Dose: First to sixth potency.