This remedy is especially suited to weak and nervous persons of a lymphatic temperament. Very applicable to the female organism generally; also to complaints from sedentary life.
Disposed to weep, particularly in the evening. Turns of anguish as if a crime had been committed. Utter dejection of mind. Listless and lethargic. Mistakes in writing and speaking.
Oppressive fulness as if the forehead would burst. Heaviness and beating, or pulsating in forehead, as if it would burst, after eating, or whilst walking in open air, better from pressure or in the warm room. On moving the head sensation as if the brain fell to and fro towards the side which he stoops to.
Affections from over-straining the eyes--muscæ volitantes. Eyes weak and watery after reading or using them at fine work. Yellow spots before the eyes on looking at white objects. Sparks before, at night. Burning in all day.
Hard hearing, the ear itches and discharges pus. Hard swelling of right parotid gland. Illusion of hearing.
Water or an acrid fluid runs from; at night so obstructed, has to breathe through the mouth; fluid and dry coryza completely obstructing the nostrils; bleeding of; bloody mucus is frequently blown from; catarrh of; can't breathe through it--a key-note, even in diphtheria. "Snuffles" of children. Sensation in tip of the red nose as if blood were accumulating there, when stooping. Child's nose stopped, starts from sleep strangling and struggling for want of breath, because it must breathe through the mouth, Epistaxis after dinner, after breakfast, or after washing or wetting the face. When washing the hands or face in the morning, nose bleeds from the left nostril; also from right, several days in succession.
Heat in, during mental exertion; also during and after dinner; white spots on, scale off continually; little boils on, discharging blood and water; pustules on, during menses. Burning vesicles on vermilion border of lips; dry, chapped, burning lips. Hard swelling of the cheek, also of the cervical and parotid glands.
Violent toothache on going to bed at night; worse from warm liquids or cool air; teeth painful on biting them together; pressing teeth together sends shocks through head, ears, nose, and eyes. Teeth feel as if too long, as if deprived of the power to bite. Has to spit a good deal. Sourish and metallic taste of food. Swelling of inner mouth, inside of the cheeks especially. Cracking of the articulations of the jaws on chewing.
Enlarged tonsils, bluish, much offensive mucus there. Putrid sore throat, glands of the neck enlarged and engorged. Burning pain all down the throat, with roughness and scraping. In diphtheria when the nose is stopped so the child can breathe only through its mouth.
Sensation as if the stomach were overloaded until three hours after a meal; painfulness of, when pressed upon. Nausea, with inclination to vomit; empty eructations; heartburn and sour eructations, or tasting of ingesta. Hunger and appetite, but a very little satisfies.
Much flatus, in the evening. Colic, with pain between the scapulæ. Hernia in left groin.
STOOL AND ANUS –
Costive on account of hardened feces, often with headache and hæmorrhoids; stools in balls, passes with difficulty one after another. Itching in the anus; can't sleep from pain in. Loose stool, preceded and followed by cutting in the abdomen. Discharge of blood during and after evacuation; also before and during menstruation. Bleeding hæmorrhoids; varices protrude during stool, which are very painful a long time after, hindering walking.
Involuntary urination during sleep, towards morning; urinates frequently at night. White sandy urine; bloody. Diabetes.
Male: Seminal emissions very frequent; after coition. Erections without sexual desire; also great desire without power of erection.
Female: Swelling, itching, and burning of the external sexual organs. Menses blackish, often in clots, painful, abundant, and hard stools with tenesmus; acrid, making the thighs sore with burning pain therein; much pain either in the small of the back or abdomen during the menses; too scanty and too early; attended with toothache, colic, pale face, very sad, great fatigue, yawning and chilliness; cholera-like symptoms at the ushering in of. Many complaints arise during the menstral flow; great weakness during; hæmorrhoids worse during; toothache during. Very acrid leucorrhœa.
Violent cough at night, especially at three or four in morning; with expectoration of bloody mucus; with asthmatic oppression of the chest and sometimes with stitches; as if from particles of dust in the throat; worse by ascending. Often there is much rattling as of large bubbles in the chest; chest feels faint, it is tiresome to breathe; when standing, sensation as if lungs were drawn down; many stitches in the chest, Sternum cracks on bending backward. Much oppression of breathing, worse on physical effort, and much worse still on entering a warm room. Bloody taste followed by cough and spitting bright red blood; with burning in the chest. Incipient pulmonary phthisis. Said to be one of the very best remedies in emphysema. Violent palpitation of the heart, followed by syncope. Angina pectoris.
Much swelling of the parotid and cervical glands. Some times cures goitre. Drawing pain all along the back, beginning at the nape.
Upper: Hands look blue and veins distended after washing in cold water. The right arm becomes very heavy, seems to weigh 100 pounds and without strength. In the beginning of whitlow, with a red streak up to the axilla, also in deep-seated felons the finger much inflamed and the pain seemingly on the bone.
Lower: The big toe becomes red, enlarged, painful when in bed and the whole foot swells. Legs are contracted; tendons feel too short, feel as if sprained. Violent cramps, made worse to rise, must lie down again; cramps in walking, must stand still; cramps in soles of feet; cracking of joints in walking.
Violent starting out of sleep with great fear afterwards. Much disturbed by nightmare, nearly every night. Uneasy, unrefreshing sleep. The sooner one goes to bed, the better he sleeps; the later, the less able to sleep.
The whole upper part of the body is red, as if covered with scarlatina. Malignant scarlatina, dark red, sore throat, parotids and cervical glands much swollen, stertorous breathing, involuntary stools, vomiting, skin red with miliary rash, or faintly developed eruption. Skin desquamates easily; exanthema continually peels off, leaving raw skin, which sticks to the clothes. Red spots on the skin. In old people with erysipelas when cerebral symptoms are developed; tendency to gangrene. After scratching violently, itching and burning blisters appear. Stout women who lead a sedentary life, have various troubles in consequence, and readily catch cold in winter. Miliary rash, let it be ever so red, contraindicates Bellad., and under certain circumstances surely indicates Amm. carb.
Tired and weary all day. Excessive sensitiveness to open air, dislikes to work in it. Great dislike to bathing, in children. Exhaustion with slow reaction. For women, suffering from the abuse of the "smelling bottle". Right side most affected.
In the evening; from eating; while chewing. Cold, wet weather; wet poultices; from washing. During menses. After scarlet fever (as swollen glands). Pressing or gnashing the teeth.
Lying on the stomach; on right side; on painful side. In dry weather. By external pressure.
Bellad., Calc. carb., Lycop., Pulsat., Phosphor., Rhus tox., Sepia, Sulphur.
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