The great characteristic of this drug is aggravation produced by any motion. The patient cannot bear a disturbance of any kind, either mental or physical. Can't sit up in bed, as it makes the patient so sick and faint, even when rising up to take a drink of water. Moving from one side of the bed to the other is not so bad, but the patient cannot sit up. Nervous, dry, slender people, bilious temperament.
Lowness of spirits; apprehensions and dread on account of the future. Delirium, "wants to go home." Intolerance of noise.
Bluish-red face; red face; exanthema on the under lip; parched, dry, and cracked lips are very characteristic.
Furred, usually dry and hard with deep cracks.
Dry catarrh of the nose. Epistaxis especially just before the beginning of the menses, or in pregnant women, just before the time for the menses to appear.
Respiration oppressed; deep sighing: desire to take a long breath, but cannot, as there is a feeling as though the lungs will not expand sufficiently. Right chest, inner chest; cough in general; if the patient is in bed when the cough comes on, he must immediately rise up into a sitting posture; cough with expectoration in the morning and daytime, without expectoration in the evening. Expectoration grayish, bloody, brownish; concomitant complaints to cough, as there may be vomiting, or micturition, or pain in the chest with every coughing spell.
Vomiting in general; of bile; of what has been eaten, which comes up very soon after eating, of food in mouthfuls at a time (vomiting very often excited by motion); of a watery fluid; bitter and flat taste; belching or eructations; collection of water in the mouth.
Obstruction from induration of the feces; dry, hard, burnt looking stool; feces too thick, i.e., too large.
Urine is dark; becomes turbid; often casts a pinkish stain all over the bottom of the chamber.
Female: Menses of dark color and bad smell; epistaxis at time of. Mammæ: Feel hard and heavy, and are generally pale; increased secretion of the milk.
Affections of the shoulder; hip; arthritic pains in; swollen, presenting a pale reddish appearance. Sensation of tension in the joints.
Burning pains in the internal and external parts; as if the parts were pushed or pressed asunder; as if the parts would burst. Pricking dartings in the outer parts, also in the inner parts, as the patient may complain that he can't walk on account of a sensation of pins and needles in the feet; darting in the muscles; swellings in general; drawing in outer and inner parts; corns pricking; dryness of the skin with heat (especially after perspiration); burning itching; pricking itching; pricking in the skin (this pricking sensation is very characteristic of Bryon.). Stinging pains. Erysipelas feels very hard, as if indurated; pale, tender.
Compound fevers in general; chilliness and heat alternately; heat and shuddering alternately; want of perspiration. Wants to drink much water during chill and fever. Chilliness in general; with thirst; with shivering. Heat in general; external heat; heat of single parts; internal heat; heat on one side only; dry heat. Pulse hard, usually quick.
Affections of the right hypochondrium; inner lower belly; inner region of the liver; inner navel region; of right upper and right lower extremity. Disposition to catch cold; inflammation of the inner parts; sudden startings of the body; miliary eruptions, which may look scarlet or pale; petechiæ; rubeola. External swelling in general; burning; dropsical, hard, inflamed, pale swellings. Ulcers with sensation of coldness.
Falling asleep late; not refreshing; sleeplessness in general, especially before midnight; complaints causing sleeplessness; lying on the back during sleep.
In the evening; from warmth; before falling asleep; on stooping down; while drawing breath (stitch); on taking a deep breath; from suppressed catarrh; after taking cold; while coughing; after the suppression of cutaneous eruptions; after eating; from exertion of the body; from shutting the eyes (may make the pain in the head worse); from getting heated; from lying on the side; lying on the painless side; on ascending; on moving the eyes; moving the parts affected; from cabbage; fruits; saur-krout; from vegetables with husks; from warm food; sometimes, during perspiration; on rising; from running; walking; during the first hours of sleep; during sleep; stepping heavily on the ground; when swallowing; getting warm in the open air; when walking quickly.
Exhaling; after eructation; on going down, (descending); while lying down; lying on the back: lying on the painful side; when quiet: while sitting; from cold things; cold food, etc.
Bellad., Nux vom., Phosphor., Pulsat., Rhus tox., Sepia, Sulphur (after Sulphur, very often Psorin).
Acon., Camphor. Chamom., Coffea, Rhus tox.
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