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Agonizing pain in abdomen causing patient to bend double, with restlessness, twisting and turning to obtain relief; > by hard pressure (> by heat, Mag-p.).

Pains: are worse after eating or drinking; compel patient to bend double (Mag-p. - < by bending double, Dios.); menses, suppressed by chagrin, colic pains.

Exteremely irritable, impatient; becomes angry or offended on being questioned.

Irritable; throws things out of his hands.

Affections from anger, with indignation - colic, vomiting, diarrhoea and suppression of menses (Cham., Staph.).

Vertigo: when quickly turning head, especially to the left, as if he would fall; from stimulants.

Sciatica: crampy pain in hip, as though screwd in a vise; lies upon affected side.

Shooting pain, like lightening-shocks, down the whole limb, left hip, left thigh, left knee, into popliteal fossa.

Relations. - Complemenatary: Merc. in dysentry, with great tenesmus.

Compare: Graph. intense pain along right sciatic never, darting, cutting, from right hip joint down to foot; < lying down, motion, stepping; > by sitting.

Compare with Staph. in ovarian or other diseases from bad effects of anger, reserved indignation or silent grief.

Aggravation. - Anger and indignation; mortification caused by offense (Staph., Lyc.); cheese < colic.

Amelioration. - From doubling up; hard pressure.

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