Sunday, 5 December 2010
The morning after
In that particular moment that is our focus and that is what needs to be cured. The mood lifts when the remedy is given. Was it just the drink that brought this on though? If so, everyone would have a similar experience, it is fairly common but not always so. Ignis Alcohol has the rather similar symptom "outpourings of friendliness", so there is definitely a tendency for alcohol to produce a gentler mood.
If we find ourselves relying on alcohol quite frequently another aspect emerges. It may be that we need it to improve our social life, if this is the case we are no longer proving alcohol just for fun - there seems to be a deeper problem, a layer of loneliness, that is temporarily ameliorated by a few drinks and a bit of "pub cheer". Antimony at a higher potency could be indicated, its a Stage 15 remedy and that is the stage where we start to disconnect.
Other remedies for hangover include Ran-b, Cocculus, Coffea and Nux-v. If the alcohol induced mood is dull, morose and confused with a turmoil of recriminations, Cocculus may help. Nux vomica has even darker aspects than Antimony. It's well known for its ambition, and that leads to impatience and fault-finding, and an intolerance of contradiction under which lurks a deeper layer of despondency. These are perhaps the guys who will give you a black eye for accidentally spilling their drink!