Mental & Emotional Level
Anxiety – Restlessness – Sleep
The anxiety is marked symptom of Borax. Its gravity varies, especially related to some actions or motions, to sleep and dreams, and to certain periods round the clock.
The strongest anxious feeling of Borax is on downward motion; on going down on an elevator, while rocking the child – the rapid motion up and down aggravates the infant; on lowering down the airplanes, while riding on a car downwards on curves. You will see how this character of the remedy goes as a red line through all the organs and systems in which Borax produces ill symptoms.
The children are anxious before stool and before urination. They cling to the mother, or to the nurse when carried, grasp the one who carries them and scream as if are afraid from falling. Sometimes they cling to the furniture. Borax child will always take the hand of the mother.
Many parents dance while carrying their babies. This is unpleasant experience for Borax baby, causing aggravation in general, usually expressed by anxiety, grasping and crying.
The child has anxious expression on its face when lifted from the cradle; and even when asleep, the infant starts crying on the attempt to be put down in bed.
The anxiety is more intensive in the evening, until 23 h. Children are restless in the evening and most anxious at night.
They fall asleep late; fall very difficult asleep before midnight; afterwards their sleep is disturbed, as if by frightful dreams. The child shrieks in its sleep, wakes up around midnight or too early in the morning; sometimes is terrified and clench at its mother, while shrieking and weeping. They weep and whimper in their sleep and wake up unrefreshed.
Opposite to the night symptoms, during the day children are sleepy. However their late and difficult falling asleep after going to bed is present during the day too. The afternoon sleep is deep, even comatose, prolonged; or is too short and restless.
Sleeping position on the right side is impossible. The child cries out during sleep, as if frightened, after 4 o’clock in the morning. The nurslings sleep on the breast, more than usual, but are waking frequently. We already saw how they react on the attempt to be put down in bed.
Children moan in the morning, are morose in mornings and during the day, and have changeable mood in the afternoon, alternating laughing with weeping. They shriek frequently and without evident reason. The most pronounced occasions when babies are shrieking are: during sleep, from disturbing dreams, on waking, before urination (see urinary symptoms bellow) and before stool.
Sensitivity – Reactions – Fears
Borax baby is sensitive to the slightest noise, like the one from cracked paper or to light slamming of a door, or to voices of people. Little noises will wake up the baby, making it to scream. Loud unexpected noises like sneezing or hawking cause strong starting. Even distant roll of thunder cause restless reaction and makes baby uneasy. They are extremely sensitive to sudden noises.The children start easily from hawking of others, from excitement, during sleep, at trifles, from unexpected news, and from downward motion.They are timid children, weeping at night, whimpering and serious. They have aversion to noise, want to be quiet; mild children, very nervous, very sensitive. Because of their sharp sensitivity these children are easily frightened and may become very irritable; to fall in anger; and are seen to kick and stamp from anger. The irritability is easily changing to cheerfulness, same as the changeable moods we saw with the younger children above.
The nervous excitement is related to many fears: at night, when carried when crossing bridge or a place, from downward motion, from riding in a car, from riding on elevators, from falling, when descending stairs, of being raised; from noise, from thunders and thunderstorm, , from unusual sounds, on waking, of being forsaken.
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