by H. C. Allen
Squirting Cucumber. (Cucurbitaceae)
Colocynthis has Agonizing pain in abdomen causing patient to bend double, with restlessness, twisting and turning to obtain relief; > by hard pressure (> by heat, Magnesium phos. ).
Colocynthis Pains: are worse after eating or drinking; compel patient to bend double ( Magnesium phos. – < by bending double, Dioscorea ); menses, suppressed by chagrin, colic pains.
Extremely irritable, impatient; becomes angry or offended on being questioned.
Irritable; throws things out of his hands.
Affections from anger, with indignation – colic, vomiting, diarrhoea and suppression of menses ( Chamomilla, Staphysagria ).
Vertigo: when quickly turning head, especially to the left, as if he would fall; from stimulants.
Sciatica: crampy pain in hip, as though screwed in a vise; lies upon affected side.
Shooting pain, like lightning-shocks, down the whole limb, left hip, left thigh, left knee, into popliteal fossa.
Relations. – Complementary: Mercurius in dysentery, with great tenesmus.
Compare: Graphites intense pain along right sciatic never, darting, cutting, from right hip joint down to foot; < lying down, motion, stepping; > by sitting.
Compare with Staphysagria in ovarian or other diseases from bad effects of anger, reserved indignation or silent grief.
Aggravation. – Anger and indignation; mortification caused by offense ( Staphysagria, Lycopodium ); cheese < colic.
Amelioration. – From doubling up; hard pressure.