Cuprum Metallicum

by H. C. Allen

Copper (CN)

Cuprum Metallicum has Spasms and cramps: symptoms disposed to appear periodically and in groups.

Mental and physical exhaustion from over-exertion of mind and loss of sleep ( Cocculus indicus, Nux ); attacks of unconquerable anxiety.

A strong, sweetish, metallic, copper taste in the mouth with flow of saliva ( Rhus ).

Constant prostration and retraction of the tongue, like a snake ( Lachesis ).

When drinking, the fluid descends with a gurgling sound ( Arsenicum, Thuja ).

Cholera morbus or Asiatic cholera, with cramps in abdomen and calves of legs.

Bad effects of re-percussed eruptions (of non-developed, Zincum met. ), resulting in brain affections, spasms, convulsions, vomiting; of suppressed foot-sweat ( Silicea, Zincum met. ).

Convulsions, with blue face and clenched thumbs.

Cramps in the extremities; pains, soles, calves with great weariness of limbs.

Clonic spasms, beginning in fingers and toes, and spreading over entire body; during pregnancy; puerperal convulsions; after fright or vexation; from metastasis from other organs to brain ( Zincum met. ).

Paralysis of tongue; imperfect stammering speech.

Cuprum Metallicum Epilepsy: aura begins in knees and ascends; < at night during sleep ([Bufo]); about new moon, at regular intervals (menses); from a fall or blow upon the head; from getting wet.

Cough has a gurgling sound, as if water was being poured from a bottle.

Cuprum Metallicum Cough, > by drinking cold water ( Causticum – < by drinking cold water, Spongia ).

Whooping cough: long-lasting, suffocating, spasmodic cough; unable to speak; breathless, blue face, rigid, stiff; three attacks successively ( Stannum ); vomiting of solid food after regaining consciousness ( Can. ); cataleptic spasm with each paroxysm.

After pains; sever, distressing, in calves and soles.

Cuprum Metallicum Relations. – Complementary: Calcarea.

Compare: Arsenicum and Verbascum in cholera and cholera morbus; Ipecac, the vegetable analogue.

Verbascum follows well in whooping cough and cholera.

Apis and Zincum met. in convulsions from suppressed exanthems.

Aggravation. – Cold air; cold wind; at night; suppressed foot sweat or exanthema.

Amelioration. – Nausea, vomiting and cough, by a swallow of cold water.