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Aconitum Napellus - Extremities, Limbs symptoms - T.F. Allen

Aconitinum, Aconite, Aconitum, Monkshood, Aconit napel, Acon.

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HPUS indication of Aconitum Napellus: Fear
Common symptoms: Fear, Chills, Colds, Cough, Eye pain, Dizziness.

Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Aconite in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.

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Extremities, limbs

On getting into a warm bath the feeling of formication and tingling came on again in the fingers,

Lame sprained feeling in the right metacarpus,

Momentary drawing pain in the right forefinger, and at the same time pain in the left ankle as before,

Flying, growing like pains all forenoon in metacarpi and finger joints of both hands,

Several sharp, flying stitches in the third and fourth right toes shortly after getting to bed,


Trembling of the limbs, which moved incessantly,

Trembling of limbs,

Relaxation of joints,

Formication on the feet and hands,

Trembling and tingling in the limbs, accompanied by shooting pains (1/4h.),

Convulsive trembling of the limbs,

Twitching of fingers and toes,

Convulsive contractions of limbs,

Involuntary stretching of limbs,

Distortion of extremities,

He was unable to keep himself upright, and was attacked by convulsions, the upper and lower extremities were drawn inward, the fists clenched and the thumbs doubled into the palms so that he could not open the hand,

Weariness of arms and legs,

Weariness and exhaustion of all the limbs, with stretching and straining,

Weariness of the limbs, especially the legs, with constant sleepiness and ill-humor,

Heaviness and stiffness of limbs in open air,

Painful heaviness of limbs,

Stiffness and difficulty of moving limbs,

Difficulty of moving limbs,

An arm and a leg feel paralyzed,

A paralyzed feeling in left arm and thigh; the power of moving was gone in both, only slightly remaining in the hand. When the left side lost this it came into the right side in the same way; when he could raise the right arm he could not the left, and vice versâ; at length could raise them both,

Feeling as if the limb had gone to sleep,

It seemed as though the circulation stopped in all his limbs; no circulation at all was felt by him from the wrists to the finger ends, and from the ankles to the tips of the toes,

Weakness and unsteadiness in the ligaments of all the joints (46h.),

Feeling as though the ligaments of the joints were relaxed,

Great weakness of the joints, especially the knee and joints of the foot, with jerking in the tendons so that he can scarcely walk,

Numbness in the tips of the fingers and toes,

Coldness of extremities,

Bruised feeling in the limbs,

Pain as from a contusion in shoulder and hip-joints, after sleeping, as if the bed had been too hard,

Drawing now in the knee and calf, now in elbow,

Drawings here and there in the joints,

Drawing, tearing pains in limbs,

Transient pains, like bone pains, in the metacarpal and long bones of upper and lower extremities,

Stretching pains in the limbs,

Pain in the elbows, knees, and hips; pressure after walking about,

Almost directly after getting into bed, momentary drawing pains in left middle finger and right heel,

Shuddering of the extremities,

Crawling in upper and lower limbs,

Pain in the joints,

All the joints are painful (7h.),

Painless cracking of all the joints especially the knees,

Upper extremities

Pain in left shoulder-joint,

Slight pain in shoulder-joints,

Pains in left shoulder,

Tearing pain from the shoulder down the arm to the wrist and fingers, on every motion; during the pain the hand is blue (after 1, 14h.),

Tumor in the muscles of the shoulder, extremely painful to the touch, as if bruised (after 4h.),

The shoulder is painful, and feels as if it would sink down,

Some transient stitches in the left shoulder,

Numbness in the shoulders,

Drawing, tearing pain in shoulder-joint,

Pressure in right shoulder and upper arm,

Pressive pain in left shoulder, and posterior-exterior side of left upper arm,

Violent drawing and tearing, with paralytic sensation in head of left humerus,

Tingling down the arms,

The arms feel bruised and sink down powerlessly,

Weariness of arms,

Coldness and insensibility of the arms,

No feeling in arms,

Pinching, as if with blunt forceps, on some spots of the left arm, often returning,

Throws the arms about,

Single shootings in middle of right upper arm, anteriorly, while at rest, not changed by motion or pressure,

Sudden drawing and shooting pain in right upper arm posteriorly,

Drawing and paralytic stiffness in right upper arm,

Weariness of left upper arm,

Tickling itching on inside of left upper arm,

Drawing pain in the elbow-joints,

Drawing-tearing pain in the elbow-joints,

Several rheumatic-like pains in left elbow-joint,

Dull, rheumatic pains about right elbow-joint,

Violent shootings in the elbow-joints down to the wrists, on the outside of the arm, on flexing the fingers to the wrist-joint,

Sensation of weight in the arms, from the elbow to the fingers; they feel as if they would fall, with sensation in fingers as if they were asleep, on grasping anything,

Drawing-tearing pain in the forearm,

Pain in the forearm, as if from a violent blow,

Drawing, shooting pain in the bones of the forearm, excitable by movement,

Crawling in right forearm,

Paralytic feeling in right forearm and hand (on writing), relieved by violent motion, but returning while writing, or at rest, but less severely,

Drawing-tearing pain on the outside of right forearm,

Cramplike pain in the whole of the left forearm, not relieved by anything,

Undulating, tearing pain in the upper end of the left forearm,

Acute pain in right forearm, along the flexor tendons of the little finger, increased by movement,

Numb, tingling sensations in arms and hands, as though the poles of a galvanic battery were being held,

Numbness in arms and hands,

Much formication in arms and hands,

Immediately (from a portion of the juice getting into a wound in the thumb), horrible pain throughout the arm, and especially at the wounded spot. The arm became bright-red, much swollen; the pain so intolerable that he nearly fainted,

A numbing-like paralysis of the left arm (and thigh), so that he can scarcely move the hand,

Prickling and tingling down the arms and fingers, and a painful numbness across the wrists (in five minutes),

Pain in the arm and the fingers,

Jerking, drawing pain in the lower and internal surface of the left forearm, over the wrist to the palm of the hand,

Shooting in the wrist-joint, as if from needles (several).

Drawing, paralytic pain in the right wrist-joint,

Tearing pain in the wrist,

Trembling motion in the wrist on moving the hand,

Drawing and tearing pains in wrist and fingers,

Icy coldness of the hands (several).

Trembling of hands,

One hand becomes ice-cold, and insensible as if benumbed (after 2h.),

Cramp-like pain in the right hand,

Cramp-like pain, with fine shootings, in the right hand, relieved by moving it,

Swelling of the hands, (with frequent cough), and ordinary appetite,

Hands cold and pulseless,

Clenched hands,

Lame sprained feel in joints of right hand,

Stinging, itching little red pimples on the back of both hands, like fleabites,

Transient stitches in dorsum of left hand,

Increased warmth of palms, evening,

Cold sweat in the palms,

Palms of hands quite insensible,

A few pulsating stitches in the hollow of the right hand, as if from a sharp needle,

Morbid, contractive pain in the hollow of left hand, so that the fingers can scarcely be extended,

Transient, lame pains in both metacarpi,

Creeping pain in the fingers,

Creeping in the fingers, felt also while writing,

Hot prickling in the tips of the fingers, nights,

Nails blue,

Crawling and sensation of warmth in middle and index fingers of left hand,

Cutting, pressive pain on the side of the right forefinger, next the middle finger, during motion and when at rest,

Strange, intermittent, lame, growing-like pains in distal joint of left forefinger,

Rheumatic-like stiffness of right forefinger, lasting for about ten minutes, and causing great awkwardness in bending it,

Drawing lame pains in right forefinger,

Paralytic pain in the thumbs,

Pain as of dislocation in the right thumb-joint on moving it,

Jerking pains in the right thumb,

Painful drawing in the left thumb,

Drawing pains, several times, in right thumb,

Drawing pain and soreness in the left shoulder and arm (on which I found myself lying each time when I woke), (first night),

Soon after dinner he complained of a peculiar tingling sensation in his hands and arms, which rapidly increased; medical aid was instantly procured, but he rapidly sank, and died in about an hour. His brother experienced the same sensation in a slighter degree, and is now recovered,

Almost immediately, shooting downwards in middle of palmar surface of left wrist,

Lower extremities

Drawing pain in the border of the left hip-bone,

Drawing pain in left hip-joint on moving it,

Painful pressure in hip-joint while walking,

Powerlessness in the head of the femur, or inability to walk, owing to an indescribable, intolerable pain, almost like a crushing of the head of the femur, which sometimes declines and sometimes increases, and occurs after lying down and after sleep (after 5h.),

Powerlessness and pain in the head of the femur, producing unsteady gait,

Drawing pain in the head of the left femur, while standing and sitting, but still more while walking,

Tired feeling in the lower limbs during repose,

Sensation of heaviness in the limbs, as if they were asleep (several).

Bruised pain in the limbs, especially in the knees,

Stiffness and heaviness of the limbs, when walking, preventing him from walking quickly,

His limbs trembled as he walked,

Trembling of limbs,

The lower extremities were in perpetual movement, even when he sat down,

He loses the sensation of standing firm,

Legs fail her on attempting to go up stairs,

The legs bend under her,

The child staggers to his feet; his face brightens up; but soon standing becomes impossible,

Step uncertain,

Drawing pain especially in the joints of the limbs,

Drawing in the tendinous expansions of the lower limbs,

Small vesicles on left lower extremities, very painful,

"No use in legs,"

No feeling in legs,

Drawing pain in left lower extremity, here and there,

Weariness of limb,

An almost paralytic powerlessness of legs and thighs, after sitting,

Tight pressure in the thighs, as if from a tightly-drawn bandage, with great fatigue while walking,

Drawing pain, first in one thigh, then in the other, then in both together, only while moving,

Numbness in the thighs and feet (several).

Strange sensation down forepart of both thighs, as if drops of cold water trickled over them; it lasted for fully five minutes,

Drawing-tearing pain in thigh,

Fine shootings, as if from needles, in the muscular substance of the thigh,

Cold feeling running down from the middle of the thigh, especially on the knee and leg,

Bruised pain of thigh and coldness of soles,

Drawing along the thigh, and discomfort in the knees,

Unsteadiness of the knees; they bend while standing or walking,

Unsteadiness of the knees, especially of one; it bends under the body, while walking (immediately, and after 1h.),

Slight pain in right knee,

Deep, slow, shooting over the right knee,

Jerking-tearing in the inside of the knee,

Shootings in the left knee,

Icy coldness of the knee alternating with flying shootings,

Drawing, tearing pain in knee-joint,

Knife-like pains in the knee-joint,

Tension in knee-cap, hindering walking,

Pain in patella, as from a blow,

Pain in patella on walking,

On walking in open air, an acute pressing pain by fits in the left patella, right tendo Achillis, and dorsum of left foot,

Pressing-gnawing pain in patella,

Pressive pain in patella and in tendo Achillis,

Painful drawing in leg, from the knee to the heel, and back again,

Cramps and pains in the legs,

Marked feeling, as if a heavy weight, about the size of the palm, were laid on the outside of both legs, about eight inches above ankle,

The legs got very cold in an hour; worse in a warm room and when walking,

Stitching and drawing in tibiae,

Violent shooting from the heel to the popliteal space (from olfaction),

Paralytic drawing in right leg and tendo Achillis to heel,

Drawing in tendo Achillis,

Tendo Achillis feels shortened and bent.

Cold creeping on inside of leg,

Itching on inside of leg,

Weakness in lower legs, mornings,

The lower part of the legs and feet are as if numb and asleep,

Legs and feet feel numb,

Heaviness and tension in the calves,

Pain in calves as from cramp,

Cramp in the calves,

Sensation in the ankles, as if they were tightly tied with a ligature, in the morning,

Horrible pain in the ankle, relieved by compression (after 7h.),

Tearing pain in left outer ankle, going upward (after 14h.),

Sharp, transient, rheumatic-like pain in anterior part of left ankle-joint (3d d.),

Coldness of the feet to the ankles, with sweat of the toes and soles,

Coldness of the feet, particularly of the toes,

Feet covered with cold sweat,

Heaviness of the feet (immediately),

The feet feel as heavy as lead (several).

Weariness of feet on ascending steps,

Paralytic drawing in the feet (several).

Pressure on right instep,

Transient stitches on dorsum of left foot,

Pain in right heel, principally when treading (several).

Hot pricking in toes, nights,

Sleeping of the toes of the right foot while walking (several).

Repeated sharp, painful shootings in right fourth toe,

While sitting at tea, most unexpectedly, three very sharp and painful stitches in third and fourth toes of right foot,

Shortly after getting to bed, several momentary lancinating pains in right big toe, on the inside of ball in particular; also in third and fourth right toes, and in [left] metatarsal bones,

Sensation of numbness and tingling commenced in feet and spread rapidly upward,

Pains and cramps in the legs,

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