Opium. Homeopathy

OPIUM
(Papaver somniferum Opium Poppy or Poppy)
MENTAL SYMPTOMS OR pathogenesis OPIUM

1 - () All conditions of Opium is accompanied by great drowsiness or deep sleep, the patient feels no pain, no suffering nothing, not complaining of anything or want anything, there is an anesthetic and an effective skin analgesia in the internal organs. There are degrees of intellectual lethargy, which may, in its lower expression, manifested in a state of bliss or tranquility, serenity and calm or happy (with neglect of all his aches and pains) or joyful excitement or happiness, but as if was in a dream, accompanied by mental slowness. In a somewhat greater degree, there is indifference to everything, but especially what it means joy or pleasure and suffering, this indifference is evidenced especially in the chills and fever, and in epilepsy. By emphasizing the indifference gives way to a state of stupefaction, as if intoxicated, which passed with difficulty, emerging, particularly between seizures or waking up. Apoplectic stupor, with his jaw hanging; stupor suppressed menses from fright. At the deepest level of drowsiness, unconsciousness occurs wholly or eat, but sometimes it still answers when spoken to, but quickly falls into unconsciousness, occurs mainly after the seizure or during fever or apoplexy or uremia after UA or emotion, and is accompanied by a rattling breath, dark red face with hot sweats and jaw hanging, with incontinence of sphincters. "The effects of a toxic dose of opium can hardly be distinguished from a stroke" (Clarke), which is, together with Arnica, the main product; apoplexy cerebral hemorrhage in hypertensive and drinkers.

2 - () Delirium is a dominant fact in Opium and is, as the case, angry or violent, manic, anxious, often talkative (and not understood) or rurmurante, and responds when spoken correctly, but immediately falls in his delirium, will be accompanied by red face with drowsiness or lethargy. In his delirium, he sometimes does crazy things like running or walking around the show floor or sing lewd or monotheistic or be very suspicious. It is also one of the most important drugs for delirium tremens, especially in elderly and thin, and appears even for small amounts of alcohol, and strong royiquidos deep sleep. Hallucinations and illusions are of a very varied: see animals (rats, scorpions, etc.). Muequeantes is disgusting or expensive, people masks, ghosts, ghosts, devils, etc.., Believes it is a criminal and should be executed, or think that people want to run or is about to be hurt or killed, or who is dead, that his body is enlarged or is lighter than air, that is away from home and must return to her, that she is pregnant, the smell and touch.

3 - () has an important meaning as a medicine, sometimes irreplaceable, in disorders of emotional origin: for shock, especially to see an accident, for anger, anxiety or fright, by disappointments or frustrations by embarrassment, for reproaches of fear, sorrow or mortification and pleasant surprises or sudden joys.

4 - () is lying, deceitful, insincere, never telling the truth or do not know what he says.

5 - () can be seen, as opposed to stupor or deep sleep (see 1) states of great mental clarity, with plenty of ideas, especially at night (with insomnia); easy comprehension, working memory, courage or bravery. Or joy (but with fever) alternating with pain, alternating with anger or serenity, or cowardly, undecided. Low on memory for what we have read or for words, or does not recognize their relatives. Idiocy.

6 - () Fear that appears in the diarrhea or childbirth or any occasion and for no apparent reason, usually to die, and are accompanied by palpitations, shocks or tremors, or retention of urine.

7 - () during sleep: complains, starts, talk, cry and most of all, walks asleep (one of the most important medicines in somnambulism, or more important).

8 - () is hypersensitive to the slightest noise startled. Cries during seizures or earlier. Singing during fever. Slurred speech or from one topic to another quickly. O noisy cries and cries easily, especially at the perspiration.

9 - () I keep thinking that's not in his house, and wishes to leave her, but during fever, wanting to escape, jumping out of bed.
Pinching the bedding (Carphology), during sleep or fever.

10 Fantasias very nice, erotic, with impotence preventing sleep.

11 Other mental symptoms: Sadness Anger that is renewed every time I play with oppression Answer Anguish Stunned when reading incorrectly Threatened abortion for fear is hard, inexorable Industrious, worker. He complains.

GENERAL SYMPTOMS OR pathogenesis OPIUM
12 - () The great general feature of Opium is the absence of reaction or inactivity, which is manifested, first, in the torpor, insensibility and unconsciousness (see 1) and, moreover, a lack of vital reaction with disappearance of drug susceptibility that, although well chosen, no change none. It is one of the most prominent drugs to which recourse in that situation intercurrently (Carbo Veg.). Within the concept of absence of reaction, is also expressed in the inertia or inactivity of certain organs (digestive tract, rectum, bladder, muscles of the limbs, brain, etc.).. Absence of pain disorders usually painful.

13 - () The Opium patient is presented in most cases (not always) to the table with a characteristic remark: sleepy, dazed or unconscious (see 1), with rattling respiration (see 32), dark red face puffy and swollen (covered with hot sweats) and jaw suspension (see 23), injected eyes (sometimes semi) with pupils pinpoint insensitive and miosis (see 21) and the skin covered with hot sweats.

14 - () Convulsions, especially in children or infants, to mourn, after a scare that the nurse or nursing mother, in a fright or a child's excitement or the puerperium, for suppression of severe rashes, especially evening and at night sleeping, preceded and accompanied by shrieks, eyes upturned and semi-violent movements in the limbs, thrown back, fists clenched, and foaming mouth, sometimes with incontinence of sphincters, with total unconsciousness, followed by deep rattling breath drowsiness that can last until the next attack. Seizures worse by light. Tetanus with opisthotonos, trismus, and sudden and violent spasms that start with shrill cries. Trembling all over, with widespread shock and cold.

15 - () You feel so warm bed can not be lying in it, moves often seeking a cool, needs to be uncovered.

16 - () specially adapted for children and elderly in diseases of infancy and childhood, people with light hair, muscles relaxed and loose. Premature aging. Children with atrophic wrinkled skin that appear dry oldies. General thinning. Toxicosis the baby. Generalized edema.

17 - () Aggravation or appearance of symptoms during sleep and then, by the heat and when it overheated, during perspiration; by stimulants, for anxiety, fear or blame (see 3), when breathing, by motion, for touch; in pregnancy, for alcoholic drinks, by the brandy. Best: from cold, cold air and cold drinks, walking steadily.

18 - () Disorders gas charcoal for cooking gas, for alcoholic beverages. Previous cases of lead poisoning. "When the symptoms are, the powers of Opium can antidote the bad effects of drug addiction by opium" (Allen) or its derivatives. In vomiting by opium, give Chamomilla; in diarrhea opium, Pulsatilla.

Desire and aversion OF OPIUM
19 - () I want to: alcoholic beverages, beer, brandy, whiskey bread and sweets.
Aversion to meat and snuff.

SPECIAL OF OPIUM
20 - () Vertigo after fright or sitting in bed should go back to bed. Stunning and cephalic worse heaviness in occiput, with vertigo, sleep. Seizure (see l). Congestion of the brain with intense beats. Feel like having a big hole in the head, falls full bees. Right frontal pain when reading or move your eyes. Cold sweat on his forehead.

21 - () Ptosis of the eyelids. Feeling that they have great legs. Eyes glassy, half closed, prominent or upturned. Stare. Eyes red, bloodshot, swollen. Twitching in the eyelids. Edema of lower eyelids. Pupils unresponsive to light, motionless, very dilated or contracted, as a point. Vision cloudy, as if it had smoke. See sparks or flashes.

22 Buzzing or ringing in the ears, or hear as roaring of the sea.

23 - () Face flushed, puffy, bright red or dark red, hot, hot sweats covered with cold extremities, or pale, earthy, with dark circles and red spots on the cheeks, or brown, or bluish purple, while alternating pallor and flushing. Red face during seizures and headaches. Swollen veins in face and head. Relaxation of facial muscles, jaw and lower lip hung. Fibrillary contractions in muscles of the face, especially in the corners of lips. Lockjaw.
Features distorted, disfigured mouth. Swollen lips. Dazed expression; older; sleepy.

24 - () Teeth loose. Violent thirst, dry mouth, or drooling. Ulcers in the mouth and tongue. Language, purple, white or black. Paralysis of the tongue, with great difficulty in articulating words, should make an effort to talk aloud, the tongue is deflected to the right or left. Acid or bitter taste.

Dry throat 25. Swelling and movements in the throat, with sensation of strangulation. Inability to swallow.

26 - () Anorexia or bulimia attacks with loss of appetite and aversion to all food. Burning thirst. Digestion slow and weak. Nausea, retching and vomiting, sometimes with violent gastralgias. Vomiting: blood, green, faeces, bile, acids. Pressure and heaviness in the stomach, with anguish. Swollen and tender epigastrium.

27 - () Abdomen hard and distended, bloat, flatulence with rumbling.
Colic. Strangulated inguinal hernia. The intestines are so lazy or inactive even the most powerful laxatives do not act, they have no power to expel its contents. Weight as a gravestone in her belly, throbbing, pressure. Tension in the hypogastric, with pain on touch. Pains in the stomach, as if the intestines had been cut to pieces.

28 - () Constipation and intestinal atony, especially from inactivity or inertia * otal rectum, sometimes very long-standing accumulation of faeces, with no desire to evacuate, and feces, which are like scybalous motions, hard , round, black, can only be removed with an enema, as there is no power of removal in the rectal muscles, the efforts made by the abdominal muscles only manage to poke the stool, soon recede. There may be spasmodic retention of feces in the intestine. One of the most important drugs in constipation, especially in children, women of good character and stout, in the poisoning. Involuntary stools, encopresis, especially after a fright, with black stools and foul, by paralysis of the sphincter. Watery diarrhea, frothy, white, with burning anal and violent tenesmus. Infantile diarrhea in amazement, rattling breathing and seizures. Ano spasmodically during the colic.
Alternating diarrhea and constipation.

29 - () Retention of urine painful, with full bladder, after a scare in the breastfed child after a rage of the mother after childbirth, for sphincter spasm or paralysis or lack of bladder; abuse snuff, in states or acute febrile. He feels that the bladder is full, does not bother you. Spasmodic constriction of the urethra, with bloody urine. Dark brown urine, with brick-dust sediment.

30 Sexual desire increased in men, with frequent erections and pollutions. 0 wishes diminished, helplessly.

31 - () Grand women's sexual excitement, desires and involuntary orgasm, or total lack of desire. Uterine Prolapse fright. Uterine pains like labor, wanting to move the belly, better bending and the heat bearing down. Menses irregular, profuse, with violent pains that make it bend. Amenorrhea from fright. Fetid discharge, mucous. False labor pains or spasms or weak. Seizures during or after delivery (puerperal eclampsia), with loss of consciousness and stupor or coma between the accesses. Very violent movements of the fetus.

32 - () aphonia after a scare. Dry cough, violent, hollow, spasmodic, worse at night, after rest or swallowing or sigh, for laryngeal tickling, sometimes with copious sweating throughout the body, or with apnea and cyanosis, better drinking cold water, or with thick mucus or bloody expectoration. Its great feature is a rattling breath, loud and persistent that accompanies all of Opium acute disorders, especially if simultaneously there stupor or unconsciousness. Deep breath, uneven difficult, slow (worse sleep or seizures), intermittent sighs, snores (worse over the chills and fever). It chokes just falls asleep, suddenly awakened. Spasmodic asthma. Pneumonia in the elderly, children and alcoholics. Pains in the sides of the chest during inspiration. Constriction or heat and burning in the chest.

33 - () Burning or chest pain, with great anxiety. Palpitation alarming, fright, grief, mortification, with anxiety. Intense throbbing artery dilated veins in the neck. Pulse full and slow, fast, hard, irregular imperceptible.

34 - () Opisthotonos. Tremors in the limbs, worse in the arms and hands, after a fright or as if frightened. Spasmodic twitching and numbness in arms and legs. Cold in the States; chilblains on hands and feet. Swollen veins in his hands. Heaviness and swelling in the feet. Post apoplectic paralysis, preferably right hemiplegia, paralysis of the upper or lower; painless. Korea. Convulsive movements of limbs; shaking.

35 - () lethargy or coma (see 1), with heavy snoring or breathing rattling deep sleep during the chills and fever, which does not rest; worse between seizures. Coma vigil; incomplete dream, can not awaken. Feel sleepy, but you can not sleep. Falling asleep during the fever. Restless sleep with anxious dreams. Insomnia with great hyperacusis, the ticking of the clock or any noise, even minimal (up to the crowing of a rooster) keep you awake with anxious concern, takes many turns in bed. Strong shaking sleeping or Carphology (see 9). Sounds great, nice, erotic.

36 - () Frio general. Chills. Fever, intermittent or not, starting with chills followed by heat throughout the body burning with thirst, sleepiness, dark red face, snoring or rattling breathing, profuse sweating and hot dominate the upper body with lower extremities cold or hot and dry (in the lower half of body), wants to be uncovered. The body burns while this bathed in sweat.

37 Pale, wrinkled in old-looking children. Warm skin (see 36). Blue skin with blue spots, red with continuous itching. Erythema scarlatiniform. Desquamation furfuracea.

() Very effective. () Effective. () Util

Source: "Vijnovsky Homoeopathic Materia Medica"

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