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Gelsemium Sempervirens - Extremities, Limbs symptoms - T.F. Allen

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HPUS indication of Gelsemium Sempervirens: Lethargy

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


Extremities, limbs

Trembling in all the limbs; in the afternoon (eighth day),

Trembling in the limbs, with chill, at 1.30 P.M., followed by violent stinging in left mamma, from inside outwards, along the lactiferous ducts, especially in one spot, in the sternal half of the breast (second day),

I gradually lost the control of my limbs, so that I could not direct their movements with precision,

Weakness of the limbs towards 12 o'clock (second day),

Heaviness in all her limbs (after four hours and a half),

A sensation as if a galvanic current were passing down the forearms and hands; the same also in the feet; while sitting (after one hour, fifth day),

Awakened by pains in the limbs, at 4 A.M. (seventh day),

During the night pains in the extremities, worse after midnight, abating during the day (ninth night),

During the night pains of the limbs as usual, especially forearms and calves; also in the elbow and knee-joints, all similar to the previous, only less severe (eleventh day),

Pains in left elbow, wrist, and knee, and in both ankles (after second dose, third day),

Slight pain in the muscles of the extremities (thirteenth night),

Awoke about 3 or 4 A.M., with severe pains in both the upper extremities, which seem to be seated deep in the muscles; also severe in the left arm and forearm, and in both the calves (fifth morning),

Deepseated pains in the muscles of the extremities, relieved by movement (seventh morning),

Rheumatic pains in the extremities (sixth day),

Rheumatic pains in the bones and joints of the extremities and back (third night),

Burning, running through all the limbs, with burning in the first joint of the left index finger, as if the blood would come out, in the afternoon (eight day),

Dull pain in the humeral region, and also in the lower extremities, which seems to be in the bones or deep in the muscles, at 10 A.M. (second day),

Dull aching pain (deepseated), both in the upper and lower extremities, and joints generally (third day),

Pulsative pains in the left hand and joints of the fingers, and at the same time in the right foot, more severe in the ball of the great toe, continuing for two hours; when lying down (after five hours, fifth day),

Soreness of the gastrocnemii muscles, as if they had been beaten,

Upper extremities


Spasmodic pains extending from the inner condyle of the right arm to axilla (third day),

Dull pains in the muscles of the right arm and shoulder, and some of the time in the left arm and lower extremities (twelfth day),


After writing for a few minutes, crampy pain in the bend of the right elbow while waking (ninth day),

At 7.30 P.M., violent aching in the left elbow (thirteenth day),

At 3 P.M., in a draughty church, felt a drawing and aching about the left elbow, for a quarter of an hour (fourth day),

Sensation as if a galvanic current were passing through the forearms, at 6 P.M., continuing for half an hour (eighth day),

Pain in the flexor muscles of the right forearm (first day),

At 9 P.M., pain in the right wrist of a full kind, with great weakness of the same (fourteenth day); the pain less severe, but still it is still quite weak (fifteenth day),

At 6 P.M., sharp pain in the right wrist (thirteenth day),

The flexor muscles of the hands and arms were paralyzed, while the extensors were nearly so,

Sensation in hands and arms blunted, but not in proportion to the loss of motion,

Drawing stitches in the dorsum of the right hand, running down into the middle and ring fingers,

Pain in the little and fourth fingers (first day),

Early in the morning sharp shooting pains in the joint of the last phalanx of the right thumb (twelfth day),

Could not pour coffee from a cup,

Complete insensibility to pain in both arms,


Lower extremities


Staggering like one intoxicated,

Gait staggering and very infirm (one hour after first dose, third day),

He tried to walk, but staggered as if drunk,

He staggered, reeling from one room to another, as in intoxication (after half an hour),

Fatigue of the lower limbs, after slight exercise,

During and after a walk, it seems as if the limbs could not be moved another step,

Loss of voluntary motion of the lower extremities,


Pain in the lower limbs (very common),

Paroxysmal pain in the left lower extremities (first day),

Dull pain in the lower extremities,

During the headache excessive drawing, contracting, and crampy pains in the lower extremities, extending from the thighs to the toes; the pains appear to proceed from the bones as well as the muscles,


Pain in the left hip, only in the joint; it at times extends to the outside of the thigh; it is a sharp drawing pain, much worse on movement (first day),


Transient crampy pain in the inner part of the thigh when walking (sixth day),

At 7 P.M., dull pain in the left thigh and under the left scapula (thirteenth day),

Aching of the left rectus femoris muscle and drawing in the right calf, at 11.30 P.M. (first day),

Drawing pain in the lower third of the left thigh (part of S. 559),

Drawing pain in the left hamstring, extending across the joint to the origin of the gastrocnemius,

Sharp stitches of pain, as of drawing or cramping of single fasciculi of muscle, about the origin of the gluteus maximus, on the left side; the stitches run in the direction of the hip-joint,

Continual jerking from the right sartorius muscle about the middle of the thigh,

Slight jerking about the middle of the rectus muscle of the right thigh,

Slight jerking in the vastus externus muscle of the right thigh near the knee,


When walking, a feeling in the knee-joint as if the relation of the bones were deranged, and they did not fit, as in a partial luxation (seventh day),

Pain under the right knee when walking,

Rheumatic pains in the right knee on walking, soon passing off (one hour after 15 drops, sixth day),

Sudden catch or twist on the inside of the patella, when sitting down to breakfast (eleventh day),

When the pains are felt above the knee, they are not felt below, and vice versâ,


A slight, sharp crampy pain in the left gastrocnemius, about the largest part of the muscle,

Excessive drawing and contracting pains in the gastrocnemius muscle of the left leg, which do not go off in a sitting posture as all the other pains in the limbs; no position relieves it,

At 3 P.M. sharp shooting pain in the right calf (thirteenth day),

Violent shooting pain in the leg in paroxysms, every one is more violent midway between the knee and ankle (first day),


Pain in the left ankle, with spasmodic contraction of the toes and drawing pains in them (first day),


Excessive crampy pains in the whole of the right foot,

Cramp in the instep of the right foot,

Staggering fait,

Weakness in knees (in four hours and a half),


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