AGARICUS MUSCARIUS [Agar]
Twitching, fasciculations, tremors, spasms, convulsions, chorea, grimaces.
Anxiety and excitement. Ecstasy.
Dependent and fearful.
Awkwardness in arms and legs.
< before thunderstorms < coition Diagonal affections.
Low back pain
SYNONYM : Amanita Muscaria.
COMMON NAME : Toadstool
FAMILY : Fungi
A/F : -Coitus 3, sexual excess -Frost 2 -Sun 2 -Indolent circulation -Bad effects of alcohol, debauches -Suppressed eruptions, suppressed milk.
-After being scolded or punished -Fright; mental application
MODALITIES : < Before thunder storm 3 < Mental Exhaustion 3 > Gentle motion < Coition 3 < Alcohol > When warm in bed < Pressure on spine 3 < Touch 3 > Chorea < During menses < Freezing air 3 > During sleep < Open air (cold) < Fright < Sun
MIND : -Sings, talks, but does not answer.
-Loquacity, but answers no questions. Disinclined to answer questions.
-Aversion to work, indifference.
-Indisposed to perform any kind of work especially mental.
-Fearlessness, or only fear of cancer.
-Fears to be left alone lest be injure himself in a frenzy.
-Anxiety about health.
-Makes verses. Poetic at night.
-Hilarious. Excited and ecstatic states.
-Embraces and kisses hands.
-Morose, self-willed, stubborn.
-Pressure on spine causes involuntary laughter.
-Convulsions after being scolded.
-Delirium and exaltation of strength, can lift heavy weights.
-Delusion that he is great person, he is under super human control.
-Aversion to being touched.
GUIDING INDICATIONS : -Acts on cerebro-spinal axis. Its action on brain produces more vertigo and delirium.
-Affection of spinal cord, nerves and medulla produces irregular, angular, uncertain and exaggerated motions.
-Patient reaches too far, staggers or steps too high, drops things etc.
-Symptoms appear slowly.
Patient suffers from many and diverse symptoms.
-Yawning before complaints.
-Symptoms appear diagonally-as right arm and left leg.
-Cold sensations-sensation as if pierced by cold needles or hot needles -a cold drop or cold weight on the parts.
-Trembling, twitching, jerking, or fibrillar spasms here and there are very marked.
-Nervousness and restlessness. Chorea > during sleep.
-Tubercular diathesis-catarrhal condition of chest with night sweats -cough and pus like sputa, small globules of mucus.
-C.N.S.-Painful twitching, then the parts become stiff and cold.
-Convulsions-after coition -from suppressed milk -after being scolded or punished -In epilepsy and convulsions, the physical strength is increased, can lift heavy weights.
-Young nervous, hysterical, married women who faint after coition.
-Children walk and talk late on account of brain complaints.
-Chorea and involuntary movements while awake, cease during sleep.
-Chorea from simple motions.
-Jerks of single muscles to dancing or trembling of whole body.
-Uncertain in walking, stumbles over everything in the way.
-Good for cases of blepharospasm and tics, convulsions.
-Head-Headache-dull, must move the head to and fro, > after stool or urine.
-Pain as from nail in right side of head.
-Headache < by cold air, before thunderstorm.
-Vertigo, from sunlight.
-Mouth-Looking out of open window causes toothache and pain in lower limbs < cold air
-G.I.T.-Ravenous appetite with bolting of food.
-Spleen medicine causing stitches in the side and it has cured stitch in runners, enabling them to run further.
-C.V.S.-Palpitation of tea or coffee drinkers.
-Male genitalia-Nervous prostration after sexual debauches.
-Sexual desire increased.
-After coition, great debility.
-Profuse sweat, palpitation during coition.
-Female genitalia-Complaints following parturition and coitus.
-Menses too profuse.
-Nipples itch and burn, look red during pregnancy.
-Metastases from suppressed milk to the brain, abdominal troubles etc.
-Post climacteric bearing down pain most intolerable.
-Back-Spine is very sensitive to touch < morning
-Feels pain as if beaten, when standing.
-Pain sore aching in lumbar and sacral region, during exertion in the daytime, while sitting.
-Spinal irritation due to sexual excess.
-Every motion, every turn of body causes pain in spine.
-Single vertebra sensitive to touch
-Skin-Chilblains that itch and burn intolerably.
-Frostbite and all consequences of exposure to cold, especially in face.
-Burning, itching, redness of various parts. Red, swollen, hot.
-Sweat oily, but not offensive.
-Yawning frequent, before pains or spasms as a concomitant.
-Yawning followed by involuntary laughter.
KEYNOTES : -Involuntary, irregular, uncertain and exaggerated movements >during sleep < after coition.
-Touch to the back, makes him laugh.
-Frost bite and chilblains.
-Sensation as if ice meddles were piercing the skin.
-Complaints appear diagonally, upper left and lower right side.
-Cough ends in a sneeze. Sneezing in sunshine.
-Yawning before all complaints
CONFIRMATORY SYMPTOMS : -A/F :-Coition, suppressed eruptions.
-When being scolded or punished.
-Complaints appear diagonally-right lower and left upper.
-Extreme sensitiveness to cold air, sensation as if hot or cold needles are pricking in different parts of body.
-Chorea, twitching < coition > sleep during.
-Chilblains, frost bite, all consequences of exposure to cold, especially in face.
- Nervous prostration after sexual debauches in both the sexes.
NUCLEUS OF REMEDY : -Nervous (mental) disorders with involuntary movement while awake, cease during sleep, chorea.
-Great sensitiveness of the body to pressure, to touch, to cold air.
-Skin itches, burns - as if hot or cold needles pricking in the skin.
CLINICAL : -Anxiety, Bells palsy, Chilblain, Chorea, Delirium, Depression, Fasciculation, Lumbago, Multiple sclerosis, Neuralgia, Neuromyopathy, Paraesthesia, Sciatica, Seizure disorders, Tremor, Twitching.
-Paralytic weakness in the lower limbs after becoming pregnant may lead to Agaricus( Homoeopathic Records Aug 1932).
-Agaricus corresponds to tubercular diathesis.
REMEDY RELATIONSHIPS : -Compare-Arg-n, Ars, Cupr, Nit-ac, Rhus-t.
-Remedy follows well after-Bell, Calc, Merc, Op, Puls, Rhus-t, Sil.
-Remedy precedes well-Bell, Calc, Cupr, Merc, Op, Puls, Rhus-t, Sil, Tar-h.
-Complementary-Calc -Related to-Phys, Tub.