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Selenium - General symptoms - T.F. Allen

Selen, Selenium Metallicum, Sel.

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HPUS indication of Selenium: Debility

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



Vertigo, as if intoxicated, he staggered and was obliged to steady himself, with attacks of faintness, perfectly pale, distorted face, and anxious sweat, so that his shirt could be wrung out.

while riding in a carriage, immediately after breakfast, he was obliged to turn back to the house, where he vomited, and was so weak that he had to go to bed (thirteenth day),.

Toothache in a hollow tooth, as if it were being drawn up, with a feeling of coldness extending into the cheek, relieved by taking cold water and cold air into the mouth, also by eating, drinking, and smoking.

in the evening in bed the pains increased, with beating and throbbing extending up into the left eye, left temple, and jaws.

relieved after olfaction of Bryonia Bryonia (seventh day),.

A first coryza, then fever, on the next evening headache, which he never had before.

in the upper part of the middle of the forehead, extending towards the vertex, a pressing pain continued all the next day.

the hat annoyed him, the painful part was warmer than natural.

the hand felt pleasant, it was the same in every position.

in addition to the headache there were bruised feelings and heaviness in all the limbs, so that he could scarcely walk.

during the headache he woke at night with cough (Gosh.), (After repeated doses of the highest preparation.),.

An attack. almost incessant vertigo, everything whirled about, so that he was obliged to keep his eyes closed most of the time, followed by nausea, with outbreak of anxious sweat over the whole body, and afterwards vomiting of all food, though he had relished the meal.

after the vomiting of food there followed vomiting of water and mucus without taste, and at last of sour water.

the paroxysms were most violent an hour after breakfast and dinner, and were followed by excessive weakness, with great thirst for cold water, which, however, was always vomited.

taste flat and insipid, though the tongue was not coated.

stool large, soft, colored with bile.

stitches in the forepart of the chest, as from incarcerated flatus.

feeling of a board before the forehead.

afterwards a feeling as if the head were pressed against the pillow by a warm hand on the forehead.

with frequent hiccough and eructations, great stupefaction of the head, inability to collect his thoughts, and frequent lying in a doze.

he was obliged to lie perfectly quiet, since on moving or rising up in bed the vertigo increased.

urine red, scanty. emission of flatus relieved the symptoms. These attacks recurred every half to one hour for forty-eight hours, except that at night he was quiet for a longer time.

Ipecacuanha Ipecac., Colocynthis Coloc., Asarum Europaeum Asarum, without effect.

Arsenicum Album Arsenic seemed to relieve the nausea and vomiting, but its action did not last.

the most helpful were spirits of Camphora Camphor and warm water, taken in spoonfuls alternately with black coffee, when he was obliged to hawk up much mucus (fourteenth day),.