Night-blooming Cereus. (Cactaceae)
Sanguineous congestions in persons of plethoric habit (Acon.); often resulting in haemorrhage; sanguineous apoplexy. Fear of death; believes disease incurable (Ars.). Haemorrhage: from nose, lungs, stomach, rectum, bladder (Crot., Mill., Phos.). Headache, pressing like a heavy weight on vertex ( > by pressure, Meny.); climacteric (Glon., Lach.). Headache and neuralgia; congestive, periodic, right-sided; severe, throbbing, pulsating pain. Whole body feels as if caged, each wire being twisted tighter and tighter. Constriction: of throat, chest, heart, bladder, rectum, uterus, vagina; often caused or brought on by the slightest contact. Oppression of chest, as from a great weight; as if an iron band prevented normal motion. Sensation of a cord tightly tied around lower part of chest, marking attachment of diaphragm. Heart feels as if clasped and unclasped rapidly by an iron hand; as if bound, “had no room to beat.”. Pains everywhere; darting, springing like chain lightening, and ending with a sharp, vise-like grip, only to be again renewed. Menstrual flow ceases when lying down (Bov., Caust.). Palpitation: day and night; worse when walking and lying on left side (Lach.); at approach of menses. Fever paroxysm returns at 11 a. m. and 11 p. m.
. – Compare: Acon., Dig., Gels., Kal., Lach., Tab.