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TABACUM [Tab]


Nausea, giddiness, death like pallor vomiting, icy coldness, sweat and intermittent pulse.

Prostration, collapse, cold but wants abdomen uncovered.

Sea-sickness.

COMMON NAME
: Tobacco

FAMILY
: Solanaceae

A/F
: -Sunstroke
-Bee stings
-Mosquito bites

MODALITIES
: < Motion 3-of boat 2 riding 2 > Cold application 2
< Lying on left side > Fresh air 2, open air
< Opening eyes > Twilight
< Evening > Uncovering abdomen
< Extremes of heat and cold > Weeping
< Stormy weather > Vomiting
> Vinegar

MIND
: -Very despondent. Sadness > complaining.

-Sense of excessive wretchedness [especially at climacteric or during menses].

-Weeping >.

-Anxiety > weeping.

-Sudden anxiety, anxiety at night.

-Anxiety from thinking about it.

-Indifferent.

-Does not recognize his relatives.

-Unconsciousness; as in a trance.

-Unconsciousness > cold water poured over head.

-Feels as if someone were coming to arrest him or murder him.

-Suicidal disposition but lacks courage.

GUIDING INDICATIONS
: -Has marked antiseptic qualities antidotal to cholera germs.

-Icy coldness of the surface, covered with cold sweat.

-Wants abdomen uncovered [Colch, Elaps, Lach].

-Complete prostration and relaxation of entire muscular system.

-Constriction of muscles of hollow organs-throat, chest, bladder and rectum.

-Symptoms occur in paroxysms.

-Vertigo-Excessive vertigo and copious sweat < opening eyes < indoors > open air.

-Vertigo followed by vomiting of food and tremulous weakness.

-Vertigo, on rising or looking upward, increasing to loss of consciousness > open air, vomiting.

Head-Headache increases with rising of sun and decreases on its going down.

-Periodical sick headache lasting 1-2 days with deathly nausea.

-Sudden pain on right side of head as if struck by a hammer or club.

-Eyes-Rapid blindness without lesion followed by venous hyperaemia and atrophy of optic nerve.

-Face-Deathly pale, blue, pinched, sunken covered with cold sweat [Ars, Verat].

-G.I.T.-Spits much.

-Incessant nausea < smell of tobacco smoke [Phos]
-Vomiting on least motion, sometimes of faecal matter, vomiting during pregnancy, much spitting > uncovering abdomen.

-Sea sickness > on deck, in open air.

-Terrible faint, sinking feeling at pit of stomach.

-Craving for tobacco [Morrison].

-Involuntary choleraic or thick, curdled watery stools, like sour milk.

-Respiratory system-Cough-dry, teasing, must take a swallow of cold water [Caust, Phos].

-C.V.S.-Acute dilatation of heart caused by shock or violent physical exertion.

-Palpitation due to tobacco < lying on left side, goes off when turning to right.

-Pulse-quick, full, large, small, intermittent, exceedingly slow, feeble, irregular, almost imperceptible.

-High tension and arteriosclerosis of the coronary arteries.

-Urinary system-Renal colic, left sided with deathly nausea and cold sweat.

KEYNOTES
: -Seasickness > on deck, in fresh open air.

-Wants abdomen uncovered.

-Vertigo on rising or looking upward, increasing to loss of consciousness < opening eyes > in open air > by vomiting.

-Cold sweats, icy cold skin.

CONFIRMATORY SYMPTOMS
: -Seasickness > on deck, in fresh cold air.

-Vertigo-On rising or looking upward, increasing to loss of consciousness < opening eyes > in open air > by vomiting.

-Face deathly pale, blue, pinched, sunken, covered with cold sweat.

-Collapse.

-Incessant nausea < smell of tobacco smoke, vomiting on least motion, sometimes of faecal matter.

-Vomiting during pregnancy, much spitting > uncovering abdomen.

-Icy coldness of the body with cold sweat.

-Complete prostration and relaxation of entire muscular system.

CLINICAL
: -Vomiting of pregnancy when Lactic acid fails.

-Tabacum potentized (200 or 1000) to relieve terrible craving when discontinuing use of tobacco.

-Caladium causes a disgust for tobacco.

-Sea sickness with occipital headache, give Petroleum instead of Tabacum.

REMEDY RELATIONSHIPS
: -Complementary-Opium.

-Antidote-Vinegar, Sour apples, Camphor.

-Antidote to-Cicuta, Stram.

-Antidotes for abuse of tobacco are-
-Ipecac for excessive nausea and vomiting
-Ars for bad effects of tobacco chewing
-Nux-v for gastric symptoms next morning after smoking
-Phos for palpitation, tobacco heart, sexual weakness
-Ign for annoying hiccough from tobacco chewing
-Clematis or Plantago for tobacco toothache
-Sepia for neuralgic affections of right side of face, dyspepsia, chronic nervousness, especially in sedentary occupations.

-Lyc for impotence, spasms, cold sweat from excessive smoking.

-Gels for occipital headache and vertigo from excessive use especially smoking.

-Spigelia for heart affections.

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