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Lachesis - Generalities symptoms - Clarke

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HPUS indication of Lachesis: Sore throat

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

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Great drowsiness by day, and principally after a meal.

Sleeplessness, chiefly before midnight, with excessive nervous excitement.

Lively and wide awake in evening.

The patient sleeps into an aggravation, as (e.g.) in croup; is very well while awake, but as soon as goes to sleep the croup symptoms appear in great violence; child almost suffocates, and the mother or nurse is consequently really afraid to let him go to sleep.

Also in convulsions; patient has none while he is awake, but as soon as he is asleep they appear.

Drowsiness and sleeplessness alternately every two days.

When falling asleep he is awakened by a tickling cough.

Restless sleep, with many dreams.

Sleeplessness in the evening with talkativeness.

Light sleep, with frequent and easy waking, agitation and tossing, groans and sighs, starts and fright.

At night, heat, agitation, burning in palms and soles, pains in the bones or rheumatic pains, diarrhoea, emission of urine, mental excitement, and many other sufferings.

After sleep, sensation of stiffness, and pain as from fatigue in the limbs, erections with sexual desire, pains in the back and loins, congestion of blood, heaviness and pain in head, pressure in stomach, sore throat, nervous yawnings, and aggravation of all the sufferings.


Fainting fits, with dyspnoea, nausea, cold sweat, vertigo, pallid face, vomiting, dizziness, obscuration of the eyes, pains and prickings in region of heart, convulsions and epistaxis.


Sensation of pain accompanied by voluptuous feelings; dreadful or strongly pressive pains in various parts of body.

Sensation of dislocation and of paralysis in the joints.

Stiffness and tension of the muscles, as if they were too short.

Pains in the bones.

Sharp and drawing rheumatic pains in the limbs (first in l. side then in r.), or gnawing pains, with sensations as if bruised on moving.

Nocturnal pains, which appear insupportable, and which do not permit patient to remain in bed.

The pains affect the sides of the body alternately, or at one time the limbs, at another the body, and often manifest themselves transversely.

Intermittent and periodical pains; sufferings, accompanied by danger of suffocation; and sufferings, with want to lie down, and aversion to move.

Aggravation or renewal of the sufferings after sleep or at night, and principally before midnight, or some hours after a meal, or during damp hot weather, as well as when there is a change of wind and weather (excessively cold and excessively warm weather cause great debility); many of the symptoms are amel. in open air.

Mental emotions, such as disappointment, fear, fright, &c., frequently renew all the sufferings.

Slight touch intolerable.

Obliged to wear clothes loose; cannot bear the contact.

Paralysis, with heaviness and stiffness of the limbs; semi-lateral paralysis.

The l. side is principally or first affected (throat, ovaries).

Affections in general of r. chest; r. lower extremity; r. abdominal ring; symptoms generally appear on l. side; symptoms beginning on l. side with great tendency to spread to the r. side.

Extreme feebleness of body and mind; exhaustion, like that caused by loss of blood; rapid failure of strength; relaxation of muscular force.

Weakness of whole body in morning on rising.

Nervous hyperćsthesia, with external flushings.

Tearing, pricking, and pulsating pains.

Trembling of limbs, muscular palpitations, and jerking in several parts of body.

Contractions of the muscles.

Convulsive and epileptic fits, with screaming, movements of the limbs, falling down without consciousness, eyes convulsed, foaming at mouth, fists clenched; before the attack, cold feet, eructations, paleness of the face, vertigo, head heavy and painful, palpitation of heart, inflation of abdomen; after the attack, sleep.

Attacks of tetanus, with distortion of limbs.

Hćmorrhage and extravasation of blood in different organs.

Affected parts look bluish (cyanosis).

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