Valerianate of Zinc. Zinc Isovalerate. Zn(C5H9O2)2.
Deltoids, pain in.
Hystero – epilepsy.
Zn. v. is a favorite anti-hysteric medicine in old-school practice.
There is one proving with substantial doses by C. B. Finney, which brought out a strong action on the genital sphere, the usual starting-point of hysteria.
Finney had the brain-fag symptoms of Zn., and gastro-intestinal disturbance.
The abdominal pains waked him from sleep, and he had to rise at 6.30 to stool, which was partly focal and partly fluid.
Later he was constipated and had tenesmus.
Hale quotes C. Dradwick as saying that a considerable number of patients having piles, who were taking Zn. v. for other troubles, had their piles relieved by the remedy.
Finney had distinct heart pains, and Hale mentions angina pectoris as having been cured by Zn. v. Other conditions named by him are: Prosopalgia, spinal neuralgia, sciatica, ovarian neuralgia, cerebrospinal meningitis, and tubercular meningitis.
Zn. v. is indicated in hysteria with fidgety feet, hypochondriasis, groundless fear.
Hansen gives "epilepsy without aura." Finney had "Sensation as if a very heavy weight on chest," and dull headache and stiffness of muscles of neck.
Dullness of mind and headache with erections.
Great fullness of head, with difficult thinking.
Distressed mentally, mind all mixed up.
Slight pain in left temple and left mastoid process.
Fullness in head, especially occiput.
Slight pain over right eye, with dull headache.
Tongue coated white.
Belched up bitter fluid.
Woke with empty feeling in pit of stomach.
Rose 6.30 AM with colicky pains.
Abdominal pains better by passing flatus.
Crampy pain in abdomen.
Drawing pain at umbilicus and sense of pressure in rectum when standing.
Pain in bowels while dressing and after breakfast.
Stool and Anus.
At two PM evacuation of faecal matter, followed by watery flow, with pain in belly.
Pressure on rectum when standing.
At 6.30 had to get up to stool, which was small, brown, and mushy, discharged with much wind.
Ineffectual desire for stool.
Stool scanty, much tenesmus.
Male Sexual Organs.
Tendency to erections all day.
Strong erection 8.15 AM, with dulness of mind and headache.
Nocturnal emissions on several successive nights, after them weight and constriction in perinaeum.
Spell of coughing, with sense of fullness in chest.
Sensation as if very heavy weight lying on chest.
Cramp-like pain in heart.
Neck and Back.
Dull headache and stiffness of muscles of neck, lasting all evening.
Pain in left deltoid, later in r.