Creating Waves of Awareness
Sudden Emotions and Homoeopathy
Coffea | Sudden emotions after an agreeable surprise, if the pleasurable sensations are accompanied by great excitement, trembling, fainting, headache, etc., which may happen to women and children, give Coffea; particularly if they cry, weep, or laugh.
Opium & Aconite | After a common fright, caused by a sudden noise, etc., give opium if it can be given immediately; but if an hour or more should have elapsed, Aconite is preferable.
After a fright, with great terror, Opium is the best remedy.
If children after being frightened are still fearful, have great heat in the head and twitching around the mouth, give Opium.
If the fright is followed by pains in the forehead, sour vomiting or eructation, weakness and cold sweat, or stupor with internal heat, agitation and heaviness in the abdomen, or coldness of the body, with trembling or nervous twitching, oppression of the chest with anxiety, stiffness of the limbs, unnatural sleep with loud snoring, give Opium in water, a teaspoonful, every fifteen to twenty minutes; if better, less often.
In cases of simple vomiting, sickness of the stomach, or pains caused by a fright, Aconite.
Aconite & Ignatia | Fright with vexation, aconite; if followed by sadness or grief, Ignatia. If the difficult breathing increases to suffocation, and violent pans appear in the stomach and pit of the stomach, give Aconite.
Sambucus | Should within an hour the difficult breathing be the same, particularly if after vomiting or coughing the patient should feel like suffocating, the face turn bluish, without snoring, children weep much and grasp about them, grown persons tremble as if in distress, breathing more like whistling than snoring, give Sambucus.
Ignatia & Glonoine | If the fright is followed by twitching of the limbs, or convulsions, insensibility, loss of sight, trembling, difficult breathing, involuntary evacuations, give Opium; and if this should have no effect within half an hour, Ignatia, or Glonoine.
If their sight fails, if they sink down, become pale as death, or alternately pale and red, have twitching around the mouth, jerking of the limbs or spreading of the fingers, give Glonoine;
Ignatia & Veratrum | If the back becomes tiff, Ignatia. When children have been frightened into fits, and scream, tremble, have twitching in the arms and legs - if the head is hot, with much perspiration and redness of the face, give opium every five or ten minutes; if not better in half an hour, Belladonna; but if they become very pale, Ignatia; if very cold, with involuntary evacuations, Veratrum.
Gelsemium & Veratrum | For diarrhoea, caused by any sudden mental emotion, as grief, fright, bad news, the anticipation of any unusual ordeal, give Gelsemium; if they are cold and tremble, Veratrum; when internally hot and externally cold, or the body hot and the limbs cold, Pulsatilla.
Opium | If the head is hot, Opium. For fainting, after a fright, Opium; if the patient becomes cold, sprinkle his face and bathe his feet with cold water; if it returns, let him smell camphor at short intervals.
Aconite & Belladonna | When, after a fright, there is a rush of the blood to the head, give first Opium; if this fails, Aconite, and if it returns within six or eight hours, Belladonna.
Belladonna & Mercurius | When, after a fright, a person continues to be greatly agitated, Belladonna will afford relief; sometimes Mercurius, according to the symptoms, to be given hereafter.
If fright or mortification, produces derangement of the mind, and the blood rushes to the head, the pupils of the eyes are large, face red, burning hot, or pale and moist, nose dry, throat and neck sore to the touch, if the patient cannot bear anything about the neck, cannot sleep at all, or is raving mad, would run away, or fears imaginary things, give Belladonna.
Lachesis | If the throat and neck are very sensitive to the slightest touch, and the patient talks incessantly, changing the subject often, give Lachesis.
Platinum & Pulsatilla | If the patient is alternately, very indifferent, low-spirited, especially in the evening, or affected with paroxysms of laughter, or if he displays much pride and contempt for others, or fears the approach of death - or when, accompanied by a copious menstrual discharge, give Platinum; should this discharge, however, be diminished or suppressed, and Platinum not relieve, give Pulsatilla.
Belladonna & Mercurius | If Belladonna has given no relief, and the patient remains much agitated, the least exertion producing trembling and rush of blood to the head, cannot sleep on account of frightful visions, is worse at night, cannot bear the heat of the bed, wishes to escape, or is quarrelsome, or complains of his friends and of all about him, give Mercurius.
Arsenicum & Pulsatilla | Fear is frequently combined with fright and anxiety, and the same remedies may be used. When children are timid, give Aconite in the evening, or Belladonna in the morning; if they fear being alone, Arsenicum; if afraid of people, Pulsatilla.
SOURCE : DOMESTIC PHYSICIAN BY DR. HERING