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Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while very dilute Mercurius Methylenus may help, unprocessed Mercurius Methylenus may be best avoided.
Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Mercurius Methylenus in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
Mercuric methide Hg (CH3) 2.
The left wrist is rather rigid, and the left knee almost completely so.
he never bends it voluntarily, but it can be slightly ben by using considerable force.
later there is no sensation of or motion in the left leg, which is extended, rigid at the knee, and the foot turned slightly inward.
sensation is also somewhat impaired in the left hand,.
Too weak to walk out,
So restless and noisy that his hands had to be strapped to the bed-stead; attempts to start up in bed, and utters incoherent noises at frequent intervals,
Sensation less than natural, though he is aware when his hands and feet are touched; the latter feel warm to himself although they appear cold to others,≡ show all authors ...
Moves his arms about apparently without objects, and in an idiotic manner; at times in even violent, shrieking out, making loud incoherent noises, or laughing or crying in an idiotic manner; occasionally makes efforts to get out of bed,≡ show all authors ...
A dark margin around his eyes,
Some inflammation of both conjunctivae, with a muco-purulent discharge,
Pupils dilated, but act equally to light, conjunctiva rather injected, sclerotics slightly yellow,
Pupils dilated at one time, at another contracted,
Impairment of sight,
Slight slightly impaired,
Dimness of vision, pain and redness of the eyes,≡ show all authors ...
Deafness; it is with difficulty that he understands what is said,
Lost his hearing,≡ show all authors ...
Expression very vacant,
Countenance pale and sunken; afterwards also dusky; later flushed,
Cheeks sometimes flushed, sometimes pale,≡ show all authors ...
He was observed to spit and wipe his mouth very often,
Powers of speech much impaired,
Makes constant efforts to speak, but only utters incoherent noises,
Teeth and lips dry, covered with sordes,
Gums rather spongy, and of whitish color; lips dry,
Gums and teeth
Gums spongy and swollen,
Gums became sore,
Soreness of gums and looseness of teeth,
Tongue coated and moist,
Tongue coated with a yellowish fur,
Tongue moist, coated on the dorsum with a white fur, red at tip and edges,
Nasty taste in his mouth, like brass,
Taste became imperfect, all things tasting alike,≡ show all authors ...
Odor of his breath and body very offensive,
Distinct mercurial fetor in his breath,
Breathing sometimes seems to cease altogether for a few seconds, and then to become quick and stertorous,≡ show all authors ...
Some pain in the right hypochondrium on pressure,
Nausea and vomiting, the vomited matters being greenish and watery,
Refuses to take nourishment, and struggles and becomes furious upon any attempt being made to force him to drink,≡ show all authors ...
▲ RECTUM, ANUS, STOOL
Passes all his evacuations beneath him,
Bowels open, motions dark-colored, fluid, mixed with scybala,
Bowels generally confined,
Bowels not opened for five days,≡ show all authors ...
▲ GENITALS ETC
Urine passed involuntarily,
Urine pale, slightly turbid, acid, sp. gr. 1018, containing a considerable quantity of albumen, and showing renal epithelium and granules under the microscope; afterwards passed in bed and very offensive,≡ show all authors ...
▲ EXTREMITIES, LIMBS
Violent movements of his limbs, much increased on tickling his feet,
He can move his limbs perfectly, but slowly; can grasp only very imperfectly, and takes some time to close his hands; he dragged his legs after him in walking; lost the power of bringing his hands directly to the point that he wishes,
Fingers drawn together and stretched out unnaturally,
Numbness of the hands,≡ show all authors ...
▲ FEVER AND CHILL
Skin generally warm and dry, that of hands and feet cold,≡ show all authors ...
Sometimes sleeps well, but is often restless at night,≡ show all authors ...
1, Dr. Geo N/A . N. Edwards, St. Bartholomew's Hosp. Resp., 1865, p. 141, a man (who sometimes had epileptic fits) was engaged in the preparation of Mercuric methide; 2, same, T. S., employed in same business.≡ show all authors ...