Glonoin - General symptomsNitro-glycerine, Spirits Glycerinus Nitrate, Glonoine, Glonoinum, Glon.
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Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Glonoin in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.
As he returned home through the streets, after the headache, everything seemed strange to him, not as familiar as usual.
he was obliged to look about him every few moments to convince himself of being in the right street.
it seemed to him as if the houses were not in their right places, on the same route that he had passed over at least four times a day for years,.
I immediately felt a glow of heat, which determined itself to the head, and which also rapidly increased in intensity, particularly in the anterior region.
the temporal arteries became very full, and in about five minutes after taking the dose of Glonoine, the pulse had increased to 100.
evident congestio cerebri was now experienced, with irregular contraction of the heart, etc.,.
Much fulness in the head, with a throbbing in both sides of the head, above and behind the temples, but accompanied by a prickling sensation on the left side of the tongue near the tip (after three minutes).
the same throbbing, with almost a twitching in the integuments of the head, in the same place as before mentioned.
worse after getting up, walking across the room and sitting down again (after ten minutes),.
Headache set in in less than fifteen minutes, slight at first, but increasing in intensity by degrees, until, in an hour and a half, it became almost intolerable.
it was accompanied by considerable faintness and exhaustion, intolerance of light and a feeling of great general distress and alarm in addition to the racking pain.
relief was only obtained at length by the inhalation of large quantities of Ether, the insensibility produced by which was followed by broken and disturbed sleep, lasting until the following day, which was marked by weakness, exhaustion, and slight headache.
these unpleasant symptoms did not finally disappear for three or four days,.
Gradually increasing pressure from the forehead towards the vertex, as if a liquid were being pressed upward from the root of the nose, and forced at the back through the sinus longitudinalis with constantly increasing force.
this pressure grows so severe that a general perspiration breaks out, with redness of face and great anxiety,.
Within three or five minutes felt a beating, pressing, dull, and hammering pain under the vertex.
heat and redness of the face, sinking beating in the aorta directly behind the umbilicus.
dull beating in the left parietal region.
all the pains are aggravated by shaking the head, stooping, on first motion after rising, on walking, standing, and turning round,.
Pains in the forehead and top of the head, which might be covered by the hand.
the pain is compressing, burning.
heat, shooting, and throbbing in the temples.
burning in the malar bone and eyes.
soreness and tenderness in the head, lasting all day, with a constant gnawing in the occiput.
confusion and inability to think and study, all day,.
The throbbing pain in the temples continued to increase for about ten or fifteen minutes, then gradually diminished, and in about half an hour became considerably easier.
the feelings of nausea and giddiness also were lessened, but on returning upstairs very fast, about three-quarters of an hour after taking the medicine, all the symptoms returned with double force.
the temples ached and throbbed excessively, and there was great nausea and giddiness.
however, in a few minutes there was an abatement of these sensations, but leaving slight nausea and throbbing pain in the temples,.
His face grew red, his temples throbbed, his pulse increased from 80 to 112.
he felt a weariness, like a weight over his eyes, whence it extended to the temples.
he began to yawn, and yawned every moment.
felt sleepy. shaking the head made the head worse.
lasting several hours, and ending with a dull, heavy pain over the eyes (after one to two minutes),.
After luncheon, 2 P.M., a copious, loose motion.
later, while driving about, griping pain in the rectum, and urging.
I succeeded in restraining this until 6 o'clock, when I was forced to return home, and my bowels were moved.
the evacuation was loose but not copious.
it seemed as if much more were to come, but that there was an obstruction high up in the rectum.
before the evacuation I felt sickish and faint.
the urging was less felt while driving in the open air than in the warm room.
after dinner I had another loose, scanty evacuation, after which all the symptoms went off,.
The next day the catamenia, which had ceased six days, returned profusely, and lasted for the usual time.
she had never experienced the same accident before.
but I am by no means certain that it is attributable to the Glonoine, for three days previously she had taken a hot bath at a much too elevated temperature, which had caused her to feel faint and weak.
yet she had never before been injuriously affected by warm baths at a high temperature,.
Painful sensation in both elbows, especially in the right one, in the hollow between the inner condyle of the upper arm and the olecranon, where the cubital nerve descends.
first left, then right, more violently right, but still painful left, after the pain had ceased (after twenty-nine minutes).
similar pain in the elbow, but on the exterior margin,.
Excessive excitement of the vascular system, and forcible palpitation,
Congestion, with nausea,
I learn from the physician, to whom I am indebted for this overdose (2 drops of the 1st dil.), that my head fell backward, my jaw dropped, I was perfectly white, breathing stertorous, and no pulse at the wrist for the space of about two minutes,
After three hours, walk vacillating, increasing palpitation; with palpitation began slight pain in head, pressure here and there, especially in occiput, wearisome, growing less till 9 P.M.; at 5 1/2 o'clock feeling better, but face remained looking pale and sickly, with blue rings under eyes,
Could neither lie, sit, nor walk, but pitched about like one intoxicated, incapable of controlling the muscles of locomotion,
Tremor, sopor, and lassitude,
Cold water now poured upon the top of the head produced spasms, which ended in vomiting, after which (7 o'clock) became comparatively easy for a few minutes.
very soon, however, pressure and throbbing in the brain returned, and continued to increase till a second vomiting, followed, as before, by a considerable relief for a few moments, after which the throbbing and pressure again returned, followed by a third vomiting.
a cup of warm tea, now taken, seemed to afford decided relief, relief, however, of but short duration.
took Camphora Camphor at 3 o'clock, and Belladonna Belladonna at 5 o'clock, but without any relief.
after this, slow recovery after several days,.
In a minute he said he should faint.
almost instantly his knees gave way.
he fell senseless on the pavement.
it was noon. he lay breathless a minute or more, drawing at long intervals a deep sigh, face pale.
came to consciousness in two minutes.
perspired some. excessively faint and sick at stomach, cold hands and feet, pulse feeble.
could not allow his head to be on a level with his body, but must have it elevated.
it felt full. could not see objects distinctly.
dizzy, face pale, or at times a little flushed, at times a dark, livid hue, sickly.
motion aggravated or augmented the symptoms very much.
Belladonna Belladonna did no apparent good, Camphora Camphor relieved some.
at 5 o'clock still somewhat cold hands and feet.
previous to this, hot foot-baths relieved him very much.
took him to Juglans Regia Walnut Hills in a carriage.
vomited on the way twice, produced by the jostling of the carriage.
left him at 5 o'clock tolerably comfortable in bed.
any motion increased nausea and head symptoms very much.
pains in occiput, stitches.
frequent yawning after some hours.
staring, wild look, protrusion of eyes from first minute.
on the fourth day still ailing.
took black coffee, which relieved immediately all suffering, and continued so.
after twelve days, still feeble and nervous, and sore mouth,.
His body seemed to him to have gone completely to sleep, while his mind was awake.
the latter resolves to take notice of crooked, jagged objects that appear before the closed eyes, and to put them down as symptoms the following morning.
tries to discover if it has power over the body.
attempts to raise it, but in vain.
it seems to shrivel, as it were, till it is completely asleep,.
Sensation as if some of the fluid were being poured down my throat, and then succeeded a few minutes of uncertainty as to where I was, during which there was a loud rushing noise in my ears, like steam passing out of a tea-kettle, and a feeling of constriction around the lower part of my neck, as if my coat were buttoned too tightly.
my forehead was wet with perspiration, and I yawned frequently,.
Recent German provings of Glonoin confirm the original American provings and clinical indications and bring out very marked nerve disturbances. Great lassitude, no inclination to work; extreme irritability, easily excited by the slightest opposition, ending in congestive head symptoms. The sixth potency alone produced itching all over body with later acne and furuncle formation, also bulimy.
Great remedy for congestive headaches, hyperaemia of the brain from excess of heat or cold. Excellent for the inter cranial, climacteric disturbances, or due to menstrual suppression. Children get sick when sitting before an open fire. Surging of blood to head and heart. Tendency to sudden and violent irregularities of the circulation. Violent convulsions, associated with cerebral congestion. Sensation of pulsation throughout body. pulsating pains. Cannot recognize localities. Sciatica in atheromatous subjects, with cold shriveled limb; seasickness.
A tempestuous remedy, full of VIOLENT PULSATIONS
EBULLITIONS or irregular congestion; general PM
; with numbness
UPWARD RUSHES OF BLOOD
As if enlarged, distended or being smaller
Bursting, expansion or enlarged feeling of eyes, head, tongue, etc
Pains that come long after injuries
Confused, bewildered; loses himself
Sinks down unconscious
Congestion to head in suppressed menses, eclampsia, albuminuria, etc
WAVES; OF TERRIBLE BURSTING, POUNDING HEADACHE, as if standing on head; expanding and contracting or blood surging back and forth from head, worse carotids to heart; alternating between temples; worse sunshine; worse damp days
Cracking, snapping, shocks, explosions or soreness deep in brain
Head lies too heavy on pillow
Pains in malar bones, ending in a headache
Numb, sore vertex
Sharp, shooting behind ears
Red lower eyeballs or lids
Staring, dry, protruding or sunken eyes; lids stick to balls (Guaiacum Guai)
Bluish face Veins of temples swelled
Thick saliva in AM
Throat feels swelled
As of a load on chest
Heart seems full, quivers; strong pulsation, and into [left] neck
Violent palpitation Cardiac pains; radiate to all parts; toward arms
Cardiac pains, worse leaning backward or wine
Neck feels full and stiff
Awakes fearing apoplexy
Full, tense pulse
Heat on crown of head and along spine
Burning in small areas or single parts
Heat, with hot sweat
Horrible sinking in epigastrium
Nitro-Glycerinum glycerine. C3 H5 (NO3) O3. Dilutions with alcohol.
Angina pectoris. Aphasia. Apoplexy. Brain, congestion of. Bright's disease. Convulsions. Epilepsy. Epistaxis. Fright, effects of. Goître. Headache. Heart, affections of.
"Nitro-Glycerinum glycerine was discovered by Sobrero in 1847, but none could be obtained for physiological experiment until Morris Davis, a Philadelphia chemist, in the same year, after long and laborious trials, under direction of Hering, succeeded in producing the substance in sufficient quantities for proving." I quote this from the Guiding Symptoms. Glon. is one of the many monuments of Hering's therapeutic genius. It is to him that we owe the introduction of this notable remedy into the materia medica, and into medicine. The note of the action of Glon. is a tendency to sudden and violent irregularities of the circulation. It acts very quickly and very violently. The "signature" of this potent explosive may be said to be "bursting" and "expansion." Bursting, throbbing headaches.
sensations of expanding in the head and elsewhere. Throbbing of carotids.
violent action of heart.
rush of blood to head.
flushes of heat rising from chest to head, then throbbing pain in head. The characteristic neuralgias of Glon. are accompanied with much throbbing, and are often agg. at night, preventing sleep. Supra-orbital neuralgia, pulsating.
retinal congestion from exposure to strong light. Facial neuralgia, extending through head. Cardiac neuralgia (angina pectoris) with radiating pains. Guernsey, with his usual graphic terseness, says that Glon. is suited to "Troubles of the head in type-setters, and in men who work under a gas-light steadily, so that the heat falls on the head.
bad results from sunstroke.
can't bear any heat about the head.
can't walk in the sun, must walk in the shade or carry an umbrella.
can't bear heat from a stove.
great vertigo on assuming an upright posture, from rising up in bed, rising from a seat, &c. Heat in the head.
throbbing headache." The great sensitiveness to the least jar, which is a very marked feature of the Glon. headache, causes the patient to carry his head very carefully in order to avoid the chance of it. The headache is in the whole head and every part.
forehead, vertex, occiput. Many pains appear in occiput and base of brain.
gnawing in occiput. sore pain.
pressure. severe pain in occiput, extending to eyes and temples.
sensation as if something were moving in nerves from back of neck upward to head. The eyes may be fixed or protrude.
aversion to bright light.
black spots before sight. Face flushed or pale. Climacteric disturbances. Fainting, sudden unconsciousness.
convulsions, especially during labour. Nausea and vomiting of cerebral origin. Violent, stabbing, neuralgic pains, so violent as to make patient frantic, he wants to escape, to jump out of window. Bad effects of fear.
fear of being poisoned. A characteristic mental condition is loss of sense of location "well-known streets seem strange to him." Among the peculiar sensations are Chin feels too long. Chest feels screwed together. Brain as if expanding.
as if moving in waves.
as if hanging with head downwards.
as if something were pumped into vertex.
as if everything were crowded out at forehead.
as if warm water were running upwards from nape of neck.
as if the neck were gripped by a hand.
as if some one were pulling eyes from within outward. Noise in left ear as if it came from heart. Lower lip feels swollen. As if heart would rise to throat. Pains are Bursting.
throbbing. pulsative. tearing.
piercing. stabbing. gnawing. Burning between shoulders. Sitting or lying still, or walking in cold air amel. headache. Bending forward.
bending head backward, and almost every movement agg. headache. Rest agg. pain in knee. Excessive heat and cold = hyperaemia of brain. Heat generally agg.
cold applications and cool air amel.
but cold water applied to head agg. head symptoms, even = spasms. agg. Damp weather. Bad effects of having hair cut.
of exposure to sun or fire heat. All summer, headache agg. every day with the sun. agg. From wine. Pains from within outward.
from front to back. Bad effect of too much riding or driving.
sea-sickness. agg. from jarring. Pressure amel. headache. Cannot bear weight of hair.
clothing seems too tight. Suited to Florid, plethoric, sensitive women.
nervous, sanguine, readily affected persons. Old scars break out again.
Nitro-glycerin. Hering. C3H5 (NO2)O3
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Again he complains of a surging in the head, a warm glowing sensation in the head or a feeling of intense glowing from the stomach or from the chest up into the head, attended at times with loss of consciousness.
There are also wave-like sensations in the head, as if the skull were being lifted up and lowered, or as if it were being expanded and contracted. Along with this there is most intense pain, sometimes as if the head would burst, sometimes great soreness in the head, or a sense of soreness felt in the skull. Another accompaniment of the surging is great throbbing, synchronous with the heat of the heart, and when the skull has this soreness then the throbbing is like the beating of hammers, and every pulsation is painful, so that there are painful pulsations and sometimes painless pulsations.
The pulsations are tremendous and when they are greatest in the head they are felt also in the extremities. The fingers and toes pulsate, there is pulsation throughout the back, and it seems that the whole body throbs. If this continues a while the soreness in the skull is likely to come on and with it the painful throbbing, every throb is a pain. In this state, with every jar in stepping, and every motion, it seems as if the head would be crushed.
Throbbing The throbbing becomes more painful from motion. The vomiting which attends this condition relieves. The head is relieved in the open air, it is worse in the warmth, and is often relieved from the application of cold. It is made worse by lying down, or lying, with the head low. In the extremities we have great coldness. The extremities cold, pale and perspiring, the head hot and the face flushed and purple or bright red. The pupils are dilated and the eyes red. Now, if this progresses only a little while, the tongue becomes dry, red and then brown. There is no great thirst, but the mouth is very dry. The eyelids become dry and stick to the eyeballs. At times the skin becomes dry and hot, and the face is red and glistens. All degrees of confusion of mind, even loss of consciousness, will be present.
They are worse in the sun and better in the shade. All sorts of contrivances will be resorted to by Glonoine patients to keep the sun's beat from the head. When he has had these troubles for years, and it has become a chronic state, he will never go out in the warmth of the sun without an umbrella.
Glonoine corresponds to congestive states in the head that come on suddenly, especially from heat, but also from gaslight, or from any bright light.
The headaches that book-keepers are subject to, especially in those that have at their desk, or over the head, a hot gaslight. The bright light accompanied by the heat so close to the head will make this individual subject to headaches. These headaches are relieved by going into the cold air. The head aches all day when he is at his books, and when he goes home at night and lies down the headache comes on again, and he bas to be bolstered up in bed.
He wants the head high, and cold applications to the head; the headache is relieved from a long sleep, not generally relieved from siesta. From lying down and taking a nap the headache is sometimes aggravated, but from a good long sleep, a night's sleep, he is refreshed.
His feet and hands become warm, the feverish state, and the throbbing all over the body subsides and he wakes up in the morning comfortable.
but if he goes out in the sun, or goes to the gaslight, he comes home with the headache again. Since electric lights have been brought into use there is not so much heat in the light, but gas throws out an immense amount of heat in its light,.
It is a most violent congestion to the brain and spinal cord. Convulsions come on, convulsions throughout all the limbs, the neck and whole body drawn back, opisthotonos. Cold feels good to the head.
heat feels good to the extremities. The warm room increases the convulsions. When the lower limbs are covered with clothing in a cool room and the windows open the convulsions are relieved and the patient breaths more easily. With this head congestion there is difficulty in breathing and audible palpitation.
The head is made worse from shaking or jar, from stooping, from bending head backwards, after lying down, when ascending steps. It is aggravated in damp weather, and in the sun, while working under the gaslight, after overheating with copious sweat, and from the touch of the hat.
The weight of the hat is a very common aggravation in headaches in school children. The little ones work all day in a hot stuffy room and feel better in the open air, but the weight of the hat seems an encumberance as in Nitric Acid Nitric acid and Calc Carb Calc. Phosphorus phos
The Glonoine patient is also worse from wine and from stimulants, and from mental application. When the headache is on he cannot think, and he cannot write. An additional hindrance to writing is that he trembles so that he cannot write. Trembling and throbbing of the fingers so that he is unable to do his work or perform any delicate work with the fingers or hands.
We have puerperal convulsions with such an appearance as I have described. We may have the same violence in congestive chills, or in any type of congestion of the brain.
Brain There is a milder form of trouble that calls for its use, a condition corresponding to the chronic types of disease. This milder form exists where the patient has simply what might be called a hyperemia of the brain, a rush of blood to the head when able to be about. It comes in spells, comes in moments when be least expects it.
while walking on the street he feels a surging to the brain like a flush of heat and a flush on the face, his hands tremble, and the hands and feet become cold, he breaks out in a sweat.
he looks around him and does not know which way to go home, he does not know where his dwelling is.
He looks in the faces of friends and they seem strange, he loses his way when be is near home. It is a confusion which soon passes away, and he feels better again. But these spells come closer together, and constitute the earlier stages of softening of the brain. This surging of blood to the brain is attended with dizziness.
he rolls and staggers, and must take hold of things, and especially does he suffer in this way from a warm day, or from the heat and light of the sun.
In threatened apoplexy, and when apoplexy has taken place, if the violent pressure keeps on, think of Glonoin. The clot may not be at first in the place to take life, it may be outside of the life line, but if the congestion continues that blood clot will increase.
Such medicines as Opium and Glonoine relieve the blood pressure when the symptoms agree. They equalize the circulation, and the patient may not die. A paralytic condition in one arm or leg may go on for a while, and at the end of many weeks or months the motion may be regained, and the patient recover.
The stertorous breathing, the coma, the history, and the general appearance of an apoplectic patient are found in Glonoin, but the intense heat that comes on in many cases of apoplexy along with the shiny skin and coldness of the extremities are the guiding features.
Opium is the most frequently indicated medicine, but it must not be administered in large doses. The highest potencies are the best and one single dose is enough.
In a case noted it says, "frantic attempts to jump from the window."
The headache was so intense that the patient became violent and attempted to jump from the window. You may rest assured that with his headache there was all this determination of blood to the head. It is enough to make one frantic to feel this continued hammering upon every fraction of the skull. He cannot lie down, and he cannot walk, because every step increases the jar, so you see why it is that the word "frantic" is wed there. The patient becomes frantic with the pain.
Another expression used is "disinclination to step around."
The patient wants the room perfectly still. If sitting up in bed, you will often find a Glonoine patient with both hands pressing upon the head with all the power possible until the arms are perfectly exhausted. He wants the head pressed upon all sides. Wants it bandaged, or a tight cap fitted down upon it.
The headache is worse from bending backward and from stooping forward. There are times when the headache is so severe that lying back upon the pillow cannot be tolerated. There is a sense of great heaviness in the head. You will notice, in reading over these congestive headaches as reported, that each patient has a different way of describing his headache and yet all have the same story to tell, that of violent determination of blood to the head.
"Some months after being violently jarred by being thrown from a carriage, a sensitiveness of the upper part of the back and neck came on."
There are two strong characteristics of Glonoine in that cure, viz
"worse from wine and the worse from lying down."
The other symptoms might have pointed to other remedies, but these two features are there. It is interesting when reading a case, if you have first a knowledge of the Materia Medica, to note what symptoms are verified when you do not know the Materia Medica then the case is confusing.
Now, as we glance over that description we see at once these two things verified and the rest is fairly consistent. Very commonly the pain begins in the occiput and goes to the forehead, but the whole head is in a state of throbbing.
But, we notice more particularly, the "aggravation from motion and the least noise"
Glonoin patient will sit in perfect quietude and silence for hours. You will be astonished to, know how long a Glonoine patient can sit without moving a muscle, because motion is so painful.
Also "aggravation from lying with the head low and after sleeping." it is important for you to know what that sleeping means. As I have said before, the patient very often is worse after a little sleep, but the common state is relief after a prolonged sleep. If he can sleep long enough it will subside, unless it be the congestive sleep, or coma, and then it is a different thing.
"Amelioration from cold and external pressure."
"Vertex burning hot, likewise upper part of back."
The whole crown of the head feels as if it were covered by a hot iron, as if an oven were close by. Hot, especially in the back of the neck and between the shoulders.
The burning heat seems to appear at the top of the head and extend down between the shoulders; a sensation of heat, as from a band.
"Face bluish, with a heavy, stupid expression."
The face is bright red, but if the condition becomes severe the face assumes a dusky appearance, and the longer this state lasts the more dusky it becomes.
that is true with apoplexy and also with sunstroke. When the sunstroke first comes on the face is bright red, intensely hot and shiny, but as the heat increases the face grows dusky, even to purple. In all of these cerebral congestions there is a stupid, heavy expression, even going on to coma.
"Frequent deep inspirations."
With this congestion of the head there is commonly vomiting, palpitation of the heart, pain in the stomach, great difficulty in breathing and finally loss of consciousness. In another clinical case reported we read
"Every pulsation is felt as if the head would burst."
Now, suppose the head bones were already intensely sensitive and sore and the head filled as full as possible with blood, and then you commenced hammering upon the blood column you can understand that the pain would be most intense and would soon end in stupefaction.
"Sunken eyes, bluish pallor under the eyes."
"Red eyes, with photophobia; optical illusions.
Black specks before the eyes; blindness."
"Face pale, in spite of high fever."
In all of these cerebral congestions of great violence the pulse fluctuates; it even becomes fine and wiry and hard; sometimes becomes irregular and also slow.
Another common accompaniment of these congestions is tumefaction about the neck. The neck feels full. The collar must be opened as it causes choking, as if he would suffocate. Even in the chronic state in the one who stands upon the street corner not knowing his way home because of the surging of blood in the head, that state is accompanied by choking and the collar causes uneasiness about the neck like Lachesis Lach He chokes and swells up under the ears. There is not only a sensation, but with the sensation there is actual swelling. Tumefaction about the neck and throat, under the chin, and the glands become swollen.
The next circumstance in the text that brings forth the general aspect of the remedy is in connection with the catamenia. The menstrual flow does not appear, it is delayed, with violent congestion to the head, violent headaches and these symptoms already described. These congestions may also come on during the menstrual period. Again, if a uterine hemorrhage stops suddenly, or a copious flow from any part stops suddenly, the patient comes down with great violence and the blood rushes to the head.
There are many conditions and complaints in life where we have surging of blood to the head, when this will be the remedy wanted. Persons who are subject to palpitation with dyspnea, upon any effort, he cannot go uphill, he cannot walk along the pavement without bringing on palpitation and dyspnea.
any little exertion or excitement brings on the rush of blood to the heart and fainting spells.
fainting, spells in women, who are not supposed to be subject to fainting. Great weakness, palpitation, trembling of the limbs, shaking of one or both hands as with palsy.
"Laborious action of the heart" is a strong feature of the remedy; pulsation all over.
Fluttering in the region of the heart. Pulse quick, irregular, slow or quick and wiry. There are some persons that are apparently plethoric.
very much affected by the slightest exertion and who have pulsation all over.
pulsation in a warm room. They are sometimes relieved by opening the window if it is cool, by fanning, by cold air, by cold applications to the head. In keeping with the remedy, this is clinical application of it.
"Children get sick in the night after sitting up at an open fire or falling asleep there."
"Bad effects from having the hair cut."
Belladonna Bell. is generally thought of for taking cold in the head from having the hair cut.
"Bad effects from being exposed to the sun's rays."
"Bad effects from sunstroke."
Sudden local congestion, especially to head and chest; bursting headache rising up from neck, with great throbbing and sense of expansion as if to burst; cannot bear the least jar.
Can't bear anything on the head, especially hat; or pressure as of a hat.
Over-heating in the sun, or sunstroke.
Glonoin is, in the first place, one of our great head remedies. It has intense pain in the head, with great throbbing and sensation of fullness and constriction of the vessels of the neck. There are so many symptoms attending this condition of congestion that it is not wise to try to give them all here. I used, in my early practice, to carry a small vial of the 1st dilution in my case on purpose for those who were inclined to sneer at the young doctor and his sweet medicine, and many a disbeliever have I convinced, in about five or ten minutes, that there might be power in small doses of sweet medicine, by dropping on the tongue a drop of this preparation, for it seldom failed to produce its characteristic throbbing headache within that time. One lady, not willing to acknowledge that it affected her, rose to leave the room, and fainted and would have fallen to the floor if I had not caught her. No one ever asked after that experiment for any more proof of the power of homoeopathic medicine. This throbbing headache, seeming to arise from the neck, is very characteristic, and the throbbing is not a mere sensation but is visible in the carotid arteries. The vessels are full to bursting, and if their walls were not healthy there is danger of apoplexy. No remedy equals this one for producing sudden and severe congestion of the head, and none can cure it quicker when indicated by the symptoms. The remedies that stand nearest Glonoine in their effect on the head I believe to be Belladonna Belladonna and Melilotus Officinalis Melilotus. Belladonna Belladonna and Glonoine both have the fullness, pain and throbbing, but that of Glonoine is more intense and sudden in its onset, and, on the other hand, subsides more rapidly when relieved. Again, Glonoine is better adapted to the first or congestive stage of inflammatory diseases of the brain, while Belladonna Belladonna goes further and may still be the appropriate remedy after the inflammatory stage is fully initiated. Belladonna Belladonna is better by bending the head backward.
Glonoine worse. Belladonna Belladonna is made worse by having the head uncovered, and suffers from having the hair cut.
Glonoine must have the head uncovered, can't bear to wear his hat, or wants the hair cut. Belladonna Belladonna is worse lying down, even if he keeps still.
Glonoine, though sometimes worse after lying down, is also sometimes better when lying still. One symptom very characteristic of Glonoine is, that the patient carries the head very carefully, for the least jar or shaking of it greatly aggravates the pain. Another peculiar symptom is, it seems to the patient that there is not only throbbing, but there is an undulating sensation as if the brain were moving in waves synchronous with the pulse. There is more disturbance of the heart action with Glonoine than with Belladonna Belladonna, though both have it strongly. Glonoine has a sensation of rush of blood to the heart or chest.
Melilotus Officinalis Melilotus also has great congestion to the head, with pain and sense of fullness. Not being so thoroughly proven as Belladonna Belladonna and Glonoine, we cannot so clearly indicate the exact place for it, but there is one very prominent symptom which always makes one think of it, viz. "Glowing redness of the face." No remedy that I know of has it more strongly. Glonoine and Belladonna Belladonna may both have very red face; on the other hand, a pale face, with the other congestive symptoms, does not contraindicate them, but does Melilotus Officinalis Melilotus. Then, again, with Melilotus Officinalis Melilotus the head symptoms are often relieved by a profuse epistaxis, which is also another very prominent symptom of Glonoin. I cured a very bad case of typhus cerebralis, and also a case of insanity of long standing, with Glonoin, being guided to it by these symptoms.
"Loses his way in well-known streets" is a symptom of Glonoine that has several times been confirmed. The local congestions of Glonoine are often found in different diseases; for instance, climacteric flushings are often most felt in the head. Glonoine cures such cases. It is also useful in puerperal convulsions. And another symptom often present in these cases is, a sense as if the head were expanding from fullness. Now look out for convulsions and give Glonoine, especially if there be albumen in the urine. Congestion to the head from suppressed or retarded menses sometimes finds a remedy here.
For sunstroke it is probably oftener indicated than any other remedy; also for the after-sufferings therefrom. Not only from sunstroke, but from other bad effects of radiate heat; for instance, children get sick in the night after sitting too long or falling asleep before an open coal fire.
Then, again, warm room increases the headache and warm bed the faceache.
"Burning between the shoulders" is another symptom of Glonoin, like Lycopodium Lycopodium and Phosphorus Phosphorus. Ammonium Muriaticum Ammonium muriaticum and Lachnanthes Tinctoria Lachnanthes have the opposite. While we are here now I will call attention to another remedy, which, for flushings and congestions to head and face, resembles Glonoine, that is, Amyl Nitrosum Amyl. nit.