Precipitated Sub-Nitrate of Bismuth, BISMUTHUM – Irritation and catarrhal inflammation of the alimentary canal, is the chief and action of this drug.
Mind.–Solitude is unbearable. Desire for company. Complains about his condition. Anguish. Discontented.
Head.–Headache alternates with gastralgia. Neuralgic pain, as if torn by pincers; involves face and teeth; worse, eating; better, cold; alternate with gastralgia. Cutting or pressure above right orbit extending to occiput. Pressure in occiput; worse, motion; with heaviness.
Mouth.–Gums swollen. Toothache; better, cold water in mouth (Coff). Tongue white. Swollen. Black, gangrenous looking wedges on dorsum and sides of tongue. Profuse salivation, teeth loose. Thirst for cold drinks.
Stomach.–Vomits, with convulsive gagging and pain. Water is vomited as soon as it reaches the stomach. Eructation after drinking. Vomits all fluids. Burning; feeling of a load. Will eat for several days; then vomit. Slow digestion, with fetid eructations. Gastralgia; pain from stomach through to spine. Gastritis. Better, cold drinks, but vomiting when stomach becomes full.
Tongue coated white; sweetish, metallic taste. Inexpressible pain in stomach; must bend backwards. Pressure as from a load in one spot, alternating with burning, crampy pain and pyrosis.
Stool.–Painless diarrhoea, with great thirst, and frequent micturition and vomiting. Pinching in lower abdomen, with rumbling.
Respiratory.–Pinching in middle of diaphragm, extending transversely through chest. Angina pectoris; pain around heart, left arm to fingers.
Extremities.–Cramps in hands and feet. Tearing in wrist. Paralytic weakness, especially right arm. Tearing in tips of fingers under nails (Berb). Itching erosion near tibia and back of feet near joints. Cold limbs.
Sleep.–Restless on account of voluptuous dreams. Sleepy in morning, a few hours after eating.
Relationship.–Antidotes: Nux; Capsic; Calc.
Compare: Antimon; Ars; Bellad; Kreosot.
Dose.–First to sixth potency.