Lac Defloratum (Skimmed Cow's Milk)
CHARACTERISTICS. Disease with faulty and defective nutrition with reflex affection of nervous centers.
Despondent; does not care to live; has not fear of death but is sure he is going to die.
American sick headache: begins in forehead, extending to occiput, in morning on rising (Bry.); intense throbbing, with nausea, vomiting, blindness and obstinate constipation (Epig., Iris, Sang.): Agg. noise, light, motion (Mag-m., Sil.); great prostration; amel. pressure, by bandaging head tightly (Arg-n., Puls.); copious, pale urine.
Globus hystericus, sensation of a large ball rising from stomach to throat, causing sense of suffocation (Asaf., Kal.).
Vomiting: incessant, no relation to eating; first of undigested food, intensely acid, then of bitter water; of pregnancy (Lac-ac. Psor.).
Constipation: with ineffectual urging (Anac., Nux); feces dry and hard (Bry., Sulph.); stool large, hard, great straining, lacerating anus (Nat., San.); painful, extorting cries.
A woman had taken 10 or 12 enemas daily, often passed 4 or 5 weeks without an evacuation; constipation of 15 years, standing.
Menses: delayed; suppressed, by putting hands in cold water (Con); drinking a glass of milk will promptly suppress flow until next period (compare Phos.)
Great restlessness extreme and protracted suffering from loss of sleep (Coc. Nit. ac.).
Feels completely exhausted, whether she does anything or not; great fatigue when walking.
Sensation: as if cold air was blowing on her, even while covered up; as if sheets were damp.
Dropsy: from organic heart disease; from chronic liver complaint; far advanced albuminuria; followed intermittent fever.
Obesity; fatty degeneration.
Emaciation, both local and general.
RELATIONS. Antidotes: Ign., Nux.
COMPARE: Lac can., Lac vac., Lac ac., Sac-Lac., Nat-mur., diabetes, albuminuria, headache, constipation, menstrual irregularities and heart affections, especially at climaxis; Coc., car or sea sickness and menstrual headache.; Cac., but it lacks the iron hand constriction; Nux m., heavy head but it falls to left, Cal., Kali c., Nat-s., Tub., child takes cold easily, is chilly, the hydrogenoid constitution; Cal., Caps., Ferr., Graph., Tub., tendency to obesity; Ars. China, Graph., Iod., Lyc., Nat- m., Phos., Sil., Stan., Sulph., Tub., general emaciation; Arn., Hip., in traumatism; Con., Phos., suppressed menses.
AGGRAVATION: Lying down; external heat; motion, especially walking, or extending arms over head (fainting)., pressure (fainting); cold water (suppresses menses); sitting down (ever so gently).
AMELIORATION: Pressure (pain in eye); bandaging head lightly.
LAC VACCINUM DEFLORATUM
To Dr. Samuel Swan is due the credit of first recognizing the possibilities of this substance when potentized, from reading the reported successful use of it in the crude form by Donkin, in the treatment of diabetes, albuminuria and other affections of the kidneys. He potentized it and began the proving on himself and a lady patient whom he had cured of a chronic ailment with the m. and cm. potencies. Subsequently he induced Dr. Laura Morgan to undertake it, who with her friends made extensive provings, and what is remarkable is that the genuine character of the original work has not only verified many of the claims of Donkin, but nearly every symptom in the pathogenesis has been clinically verified, especially the peculiar headaches, obstinate constipation and the unusual and irregular menses.
It is well known that the chemical constituents of milk contain an epitome of the salts and tissues of the animal which secretes it, hence we may conclude that its range of action is coextensive with these tissue salts. Here we find the "mental depression and weeping," the "thirst for large quantities and often," the "periodical headache increasing and decreasing with the sun," the obstinate constipation and fissure pain" of Natrum muriaticum. And so of other salts.
Grauvogl suggests that hydrogenoid and cold children should not be given milk, and Burnett maintains that a milk diet, even skimmed milk, after the first year renders them susceptible to colds. There is no doubt it prevents nutrition in many persons, both children and adults, developing emaciation in some and obesity in others; in other words, a constitutional diathesis akin to, or that tends towards, the tubercular.
The deep-seated vein of nervous phenomena manifested in its pathogenesis and verified in the care of many obstinate chronic ailments warrants a more careful study of this little known and less used remedy.
MIND. Loss of memory; listlessness, disinclination for bodily or mental exertion.
|Depression of spirits; don't care to live; question as to quietest and most certain way of hastening one's death.
During conversation, headache and depression of spirits amel.
|Depression and weeping with palpitation.
|Imagines that all her friends will die and that she must go to a convent.
Does not want to see or talk to any one.
Can remember what has been read only by a strong effort of will.
Vacillation of mind.
Great despondency on account of the disease, is sure he is going to die in 24 hours.
Has no fear of death but is sure he is going to die.
Great depression of spirits, with a strong inclination to weep.
Depression of spirits which is not dissipated by conversation.
Loss of memory, could not remember from one paragraph to another what she had read.
|Head light, with throbbing in temples.
HEAD. |Vertigo: on moving head from pillow; agg. lying down and esp. turning while lying, obliging to sit up.
Headache preceded by dimness of sight.
Intense vertigo when opening eyes while lying, agg. when rising up; objects appeared to move swiftly from left to right, at other times moving as if tossed up from below in every direction (cured).
|Faintness and nausea when stepping upon floor in morning.
|Pain first in forehead, then extending to occiput, very intense, distracting and unbearable; great photophobia, even to light of candle; deathly sickness all over, with nausea and vomiting, agg. by movement or sitting up: very chill, and external heat does not amel.; frequent and profuse urination of very pale urine.
|After injury subject to distress in head; severe pain in forehead just above eyes; breath very offensive; appetite poor, nausea; at times sleeps for hours during attack; great distress across back; urine dark and thick.
|Nausea and sometimes vomiting, which amel.; pain in forehead as if head would burst, with blindness; pain is amel. by bandaging head tightly; agg. by light and noise, constipation, stools large; hands and feet cold.
Headache: Agg. during menses; agg. by speaking; alternating with tonsillitis.
||Throbbing frontal headache (over eyes), nausea, vomiting and obstinate constipation; esp. in anaemic women.
Headache, with pains in eyes; as if full of little stones; agg. closing eyes; profuse urination.
|Dim vision, as of cloud before eyes; profuse urination; full feeling in head, slight nausea at pit of stomach; face pale, feet cold; coldness in back.
||Intense pain at point of exit of supra-orbital nerve, diffused thence over forehead; attack commences with chill, quickened pulse, flushed face and belching of wind from stomach (cured).
|Severe headache, with a sensation as if top of head was lifted off, raised about five inches and brains were coming out; head feels hot, motion agg. pain; face felt as if flesh was off bones and their edges were separated and sticking out; better in five minutes after taking Lac Defloratum, and next morning was entirely relieved.
|Pain first in forehead, extending through occiput, making her nearly frantic.
|Intense headache in forehead and through head, agg. in vertex, afterward head felt bruised (cured).
|In morning nausea and sensation of a round ball full of pain in center of forehead (cured).
||General sore pain of head produced by coughing.
|At first a sharp at apex of heart, as though a knife was cutting up and down; this lasts a few seconds and is followed by a strange feeling in head; forehead feels extremely heavy, with dull sensation over eyes, and considerable throbbing, most marked on each side of head; rest of head feels very light, dimness of vision; can only distinguish light, not objects; at same time great loss of strength; cannot stand, but falls backwards, and remains entirely unconscious for two or three minutes; weakness passes off gradually and is followed by crying, palpitation of heart and great depression of spirits; imagines that all her friends will soon die and that she must to a convent; she can produce an attack at any time by extending arms high above head, or by pressure around waist, spells come on at 7:30 P.M.
|After light breakfast, pain in forehead, with nausea; very pale face, even lips looked white; vomiting of ingesta and afterwards of mucus and bitter water; deathly sick feeling in pit of stomach, agg. rising up in bed; profuse urination every half hour; urine colorless as water; great thirst; intense throbbing pain in vertex.
|Periodical pain in forehead, as if head would burst, accompanied by violent effort to vomit, and more rarely vomiting; hands and feet cold; diarrhoea alternating with constipation, the latter predominating; loss of appetite; smell or thought of food causes nausea; tongue moist, coated white; thirstlessness; always agg. at menstrual period; menses scanty and accompanied with colic.
|Attacks come every eight days; during attack can neither eat nor drink, nor endure light or noise; does not even like to speak; great prostration, agg. during menstruation; when pains subside inflammation of tonsils appears; tongue white and no relish for food.
|Severe frontal headache; nausea and sometimes vomiting upon rising in morning, or from recumbent position at any time, or upon moving; great constipation; constant chilliness even when near fire; urine profuse and watery, or scanty and high colored; intense pain throughout whole spinal column; excessive thirst for large quantities; great depression of spirits; sudden prostration of strength at 5 P.M.; skin color of red rose, with swelling of face, neck, arms and body, generally in morning and during day and evening.
|Severe pain over eyes, with intense throbbing in both temples, eyes feel as if full of little stones; eyeballs intensely painful, and on shutting eyes, pressure of lids increases pain; edges of lids feel contracted, and convey sensation as of a narrow band drawn tightly across eyeball; pain over left hip; constipation and profuse urination during paroxysm.
|Pain commencing in and above inner end of right eyebrow before rising in morning; soon after rising pain passed into eyeball; agg. until afternoon, at which time it became unbearable; agg. by walking and particularly by sitting down, though done carefully, also by heat radiated from fire or stooping, amel. on pressure; pressure on temples disclosed strong pulsation of artery; pain ceased entirely at sunset and did not return till next day. Light did not agg. it. The eye had no unusual appearance. Lac Fel. had no effect. Partial relief by Sol. and Oxygen (cured by Lac Defloratum cm).
|Pains so severe that she would bury her eyes in her hands and press them into pillow.
|Severe headache for years; severe pain over eyes; intense throbbing in temples.
|General sore pain of head produced by coughing.
|Throbbing in temples.
|American sick headache, with gastric symptoms.
Hurting or pressing headache, in different places at different times; generally worse in occiput.
Pain in forehead.
Severe frontal headache, with intense throbbing in the temples, during nausea, passing away with the nausea and heat, leaving a bruised feeling in the head.
Severe frontal headache in the afternoon, passing off during conversation-pain was just above the eyes.
Severe frontal headache above the eyes agg. by suddenly moving or stooping, with depression of spirits, and strong inclination to weep; passed away during conversation.
Headache all day, worse in the afternoon.
Headache and depression of spirits, head feels heavy with marked tendency to fall to the right.
In the morning the head felt very heavy, and fell to the right side, the muscles of the neck being unable to hold it erect.
Headache in the afternoon and heaviness in the evening.
Constant dull pain just above the eyes.
Pain in the head most marked over the left eye, and in the temples, occasionally extending into the eyes, and causing profuse lachrymation.
Head feels large as if growing externally (cured).
Flashes of heat in head and face.
Pain in left forehead, over left eye.
Severe headache for years, severe pain over eyes, intense throbbing in temples (cured).
Forehead feels extremely heavy.
Heavy feeling in forehead and eyes.
Headache with pressure on vertex; pain over eyes.
Dull, heavy pain all over temples and forehead and extending to occiput.
Burning in the top of the head.
Sensation in base of brain as if pressure would relieve her.
During the headache, feet and hands cold.
Bruised sensation in head caused by coughing.
Intense, awful, mixed-up, aching, drawing, pulling, stabbing pains, with delirium after the 1M.
Vertigo with nausea and vomiting.
Intense aching pain with soreness and heaviness of the whole head; face deathly pale and dreadful weakness and prostration. After 10M. in water, repeated at short intervals, a singular sensation of relief commenced at the head and sensibly passed all through her body, as it were in her nerves, and out through her feet. The next morning, after a good night's sleep, she felt perfectly well, but lazy.
NOSE. o During headache, coryza and an apparent tonsillitis. θ Sick headache. 6
Catarrh in right nostril in afternoon, coming on very suddenly, gone before morning. 3(11)
Catarrh in afternoon in both nostrils. 3(12)
Catarrh of both nostrils lasted till 19th day. 3
o Painful pressure and tightness at root of nose, with catarrh; the tightness was cured, but not the catarrh.
Painful dryness of nostrils.
FACE. o Face very pale and bluish, with dark depressed circle around eyes. θ Sick headache. 7
o Face very pale, and eyes look heavy. θ Headache from suppressed menses. 8.
During the whole proving, but especially in morning, or when the headache or nausea prevailed, she was extremely pale, a deathly pallor of face. 2.
Flushes of heat in head and face, especially left cheek. 3(7)
During proving, deathly pallor of face, in morning, so marked as to cause inquiry as to reason of it. 3.
o Very pale, even lips looked white. θ Sick headache. 9.
o Face pale. θ Sick headache. 9.
o Deathly paleness of face on rising in morning. θ Sick headache. 9.
o Very pale, with vertigo. θ Quininism. 9.
o Flushed face. θ Suppressed menses from putting hands in cold water. 9.
o Pale face in morning; lips and tips of fingers white. θ Constipation. 9.
o Face feels as if the flesh were off the bones, and the edges separated and sticking out. θ Headache. 9.
o Pimples on face and forehead. θ Intermittent fever. 9.
o Painful dragging sensation in face, or as if something were dragging down his cheeks. θ Diabetes A. A.
o Yellow pasty look of face. θ Diabetes. A. A.
o His extreme nervousness, sleepless nights and general appearance and expression pointed to some deeply-rooted cerebral trouble. θ Incipient softening of brain. 20.
o Twitching of muscles of face. A. A.
o Eczematous eruption in a dyspeptic sallow woman. A. A.
Wasted, thin and excessively sallow, with dark stains beneath the eyes.
Face, neck, arms and body generally flushed, color of a red rose, with swelling, but no itching or burning.
Lips dry and parched.
Face looked blue during the cold sensation.
Flushes of heat in head and face.
Face flushed, color of a red rose, with swelling (cured).
MOUTH. Tongue dry and cleaves to the roof of the mouth.
White coating all over tongue. 1(4)
Tongue thickly coated at first.
o Tongue coated white, moist, no thirst. θ Sick headache 6.
o Tongue coated white; feels tasteless. θ Sick headache. 6.
Tongue red and devoid of epithelium.
o Bitter disagreeable taste in mouth. θ Sick headache. 10.
Sweet sickening taste in mouth. 3(4)
o Mouth very dry.
Breathe exhales a sweetish odor.
o Breath very offensive. θ Headache.
o Tongue coated whitish-yellow. θ Incipient softening of brain.
Tongue and lining membrane have a dusky red hue, and covered with aphthae at a later period.
Tongue furred white and rough sometimes. A. A.
Dryness of mouth without thirst.
Dryness of mouth, pharynx and nostrils, with insatiable thirst.
Sweet taste in mouth lasted all day.
Nausea rising from the mouth to the stomach.
Mouth clammy and frothy, especially during conversation (cured).
TEETH. o Gums spongy and teeth loose. θ Diabetes A. A.
o Grinding of teeth when asleep, with pain in stomach, headache and vomiting.
Spongy bleeding condition of the gums and teeth.
Looseness of the teeth, especially of the incisors.
THROAT. Painful dryness of nostrils, pharynx, and mouth; with insatiable thirst for cold water, a second goblet-full being required as soon as the first had been drunk. 2 (after 9 hours, 1st day.)
o Globus hystericus; sensation of a large ball rising from a point about lower end of sternum to upper end of esophagus, causing very distressing sense of suffocation. 3.
o Sore throat all around, worse when swallowing, with slight hacking cough.
Painful dryness of the pharynx, nostrils and mouth, with insatiable thirst.
EYES . Some photophobia. θ Sick headache. 10
Pain with twitching in left inner canthus, worse by reading or sewing. 2(1).
Pain in eyes on first going into the light, soon passing off. 3(3)
Objects appeared to move swiftly from left to right, at other times moving as if tossed up from below in every direction (cured).
Pain in eyes on first going into the light. 3(4)
Great pain in eyes on first going into the light; soon passing off; on closing * lids on account of the light; pain * was felt in eyeballs as if from pressure of lids. 3(15)
o Dim vision, as of a cloud before eyes. θ Sick headache. 9.
o Great photophobia, even to light of candle. θ Sick headache 9.
o Upper lids feel very heavy; sleepy all day.
o Dim vision; can only distinguish light, not objects. θ Faint spells. 3.
o Eyes feel as if full of little stones. θ Headache. 3.
o Eyeballs intensely painful; and on shutting the eyes, the pressure of the lids increases the pain, causing a painful pressure, and the edges of lids feel contracted laterally and convey the sensation of a narrow band drawn tightly across eyeball. θ Headache. 3.
Photophobia for *sunlight, in both eyes; eyes red, lachrymation; left eye more sore than right. 16.
o Great dimness of sight. θ Diabetes. 20. θ Bright's disease. A.A.
o Cannot endure light. θ Incipient softening of brain. 20.
Profuse lachrymation, caused by a pain in the temples extending into the eyes (cured).
Pain in and above the eyes.
Blurr before sight preceding an attack of headache (cured).
EARS. o Noise very annoying. θ Sick headache. 10
o Cannot endure noise or talking of others. θ Incipient softening of brain. 20
Slight deafness in both ears, 2 or 3 evenings.
Great paleness of ears, face, and lips, principally in morning.
STOMACH. Appetite not so good as formerly, everything taste alike. 1(3)
Was unable to go down stairs or eat a particle when brought to her. 1(4)
Felt hungry and faint, but could not eat from loss of appetite; the thought of food nauseated her. 1(5)
Nausea and gagging after rising, the nausea returning several times during day. 1(3)
Violent retching and straining to vomit; but cannot succeed indescribable nausea returning every 6 hours. 1(4)
Empty retching. 1(5)
For a long time the nausea and empty retching returned every morning after rising. 1
o Nausea, with occasional vomiting which relieves. θ Sick headache. 6.
o Violent retching, seldom vomiting; in last attack could only vomit by putting finger far down throat. θ Sick headache. 6.
o Loss of appetite, the smell or thought of food nauseates. θ Sick headache. 6
o Can neither eat nor drink during attacks. θ Sick headache. 6.
o Deathly nausea and vomiting, the nausea usually lasting 3 or 4 days. θ Sick headache. 7.
o Sense of deathly sickness, and frequent vomiting of green watery bitter fluid and slime. θ Sick headache. 7.
o Deathly sickness at stomach. θ Diabetes mellitus. 9.
o Vomits some, but retches more; nausea all the time. θ Sick headache. 10.
o Great thirst. θ Sick headache. 9.
o Slight nausea at stomach-pit. θ Sick headache. 9.
o Deathly sickness all over, with nausea and vomiting; worse by movement or rising up in bed. θ Sick headache. 9.
o Nausea in morning. θ Sick headache. 9.
o Great thirst; wants to drink all the time, and takes a glassful at a drink. 3.
o Appetite entirely gone. θ Headache. 9.
o Nausea. θ Headache. 9. θ Threatened premature labor. 9.
o Nausea and sometimes vomiting upon rising in morning, or from a recumbent position at any time during day or evening, or upon moving. θ Sick headache. 11.
o Excessive thirst for large quantities and often. θ Sick headache. 11.
o Deathly sickness, with or without vomiting. θ Constipation. 9.
o Inability to drink milk without sick headache. 9.
o Voluminous tasteless eructations soon after the dose (10m). 19.
o Intense thirst. θ Diabetes A.A.
o Voracious appetite. θ Diabetes. A.A.
o Much dyspepsia, and a feeling as though he would burst after taking food. θ Bright disease. A.A.
o Indigestion, with distressing flatulency, severe palpitation, difficult breathing, and great giddiness, so that she could with difficulty walk across the room. θ Bright disease. A. A.
o Invaluable in functional derangements and diseases of the gastric and intestinal organs, especially in certain forms of diarrhoea, hypochondriasis and diarrhea; also in cases of catarrh, and ulceration of the stomach. A.A.
o Little or no appetite, but not much thirst. θ Incipient softening of the brain. 20.
o Sour eructations.
o Violent pain in epigastric region and left side below ribs. A.A.
o Incessant vomiting, which had not relation to her meals. A.A.
o Cramps in epigastric region. A. A.
o Violent pain in stomach-pit; seldom lower, brought on by fatigue. A. A.
o Much wind and acidity of stomach, without tenderness. A. A.
o Vomiting, first of ingesta, undigested, intensely acid, then of bitter water, and lastly of a brownish clot; which in water separated and looked like coffee-grounds, without odor, but of bitter taste.
o Deathly nausea, cannot vomit, with groans and cries and great distress, great restlessness with sensation of coldness, although the skin was hot; pulse normal.
o Morning sickness during pregnancy, deathly sickness at stomach on waking, vertigo and water brash on rising, constipation.
o Chronic gastro-enteritis with chronic diarrhoea and vomiting. A.A.
o During headache, nausea, some retching more.
o Nausea and frequent vomiting of greenish watery bitter fluid, during the headache. 7.
o Bloating in epigastric region, with asthma, so that he could scarcely breathe, followed by hard pressive pain about the 4th cervical vertebra-had only been temporarily relieved by a movement of the bowels. 9.
Great thirst, wants, to drink all the time, wants a goblet full at a time; dryness of the mouth (cured).
Insatiable thirst for cold water, a second goblet being required as soon as the first has been drunk.
Sweet taste in mouth.
Nausea, or a deathly feeling of sickness at stomach, recurring every six hours, and continuing about one hour; the nausea rose from stomach to mouth, occasioning belching of bitter flatus which momentarily relieved it; eating did not produce or affect the nausea, the periodical recurrence having apparently no reference to anything else; the periodical recurrence continued for three days; she described the nausea as a deathly sickness throughout whole body; she did not vomit, it being extremely difficult to cause it in her even with an emetic; during the nausea there was great internal heat, also severe frontal headache with intense throbbing in temples; the nausea, heat, and headache passed away simultaneously, leaving a bruised feeling in head. 2(1)
Nausea was so unbearable that she discontinued the medicine. 2(2)
Faintness with the nausea. 2(3)
Great thirst, wants to drink continually, but little at a time. 3(2)
Great thirst, drinking followed by a chill. 3(5)
Very little appetite. 3(3)
Nausea during evening. 3(5)
In morning, faint hollow sensation in stomach, attended with slight nausea, passing off on going into open air. 3(14)
o Soon after being put to bed, vomited ingesta, and afterwards mucus and bitter water. θ Sick headache. 9
o Awful deathly sick feeling in stomach-pit, without retching or vomiting, worse by rising in bed. θ Sick headache. 9
Great internal heat during the nausea.
During the nausea severe frontal headache, with intense throbbing.
Deathly sickness, without retching or vomiting, so dreadful and unbearable that the proving had to be discontinued.
Nausea momentarily relieved by belching of bitter flatus.
Nausea and vomiting, and a sensation of deathly sickness, agg. by movement or rising in bed.
Nausea and vomiting, followed by a deathly sick feeling, without either nausea or vomiting, intensified by sitting up in bed.
Sickness described as awful.
Indigestion, and a feeling as if he would burst after taking food.
Faintness and nausea when stepping upon the floor
ABDOMEN. o Bearing down pain in abdomen and back. After suppressed menses. 8
Sensation of weight and dragging in left side of pelvis; worse next day. 3(9)
Weight and dragging in left side of pelvis, with a burning sensation of pain, relieved somewhat by leaning to right side, increased by pressure of the clothes, or even the hand or arm resting on it. 3(11)
o Drawing pains, with heat, across lower abdomen and bearing down. θ Sick headache. 9
o Cannot bear pressure of arm or hand on abdomen. θ Sick headache. 9
o Great fatigue from walking, on account of heaviness as of a stone in abdomen. θ Sick headache. 9
o Abdomen very sore and sensitive to touch. 3
o Pain over left hip. θ Headache. 3
o Sensation as if abdomen were full of water, catching the breath like a spasm. 5
o Drawing pains across uterine region, with heat and pressive bearing-down in both ovarian regions; cannot bear pressure of hand or arm on abdomen; intense distress in lower part of abdomen during menses, not relieved by any position; violent inflammation in ilio-cecal region, with intense pain, swelling, tenderness, fecal accumulation, and violent vomiting.
o Chronic gastritis and enteritis. Symptoms, chronic diarrhoea and vomiting.
o Severe pain across the umbilicus with headache.
Constant pain in frontal region; nausea in morning deathly paleness of face on rising in morning, aching pains in wrists and ankles; puffy swelling under malleoli, drawing pains, with heat across lower abdomen and bearing down; frequent scanty pale urine; pressing bearing down in both ovarian regions; cannot bear pressure of hand or arm on abdomen; slight yellowish leucorrhea; great lassitude and disinclination to exertion; depression of spirits, does not care to live; questions as to quickest and most certain mode of hastening one's death. For years has been subject to attacks of bloating in the epigastric region, attended with asthma, so that he could scarcly breath (cured).
STOOL AND RECTUEM. *No stool for first four days. 1 (1 to 4)
*Rectum feels impacted with feces, but is unable to eject them. 1(4)
Bowels partly moved, but with much straining and some laceration of anus *stool being very large and hard. 1(5)
Bowels again moved, but with the same laceration as anus, stool *being very large and hard; the pain while passing stool extorted cries; passed considerable blood with stool. The constipation was so intense that she took one dose of Nux vom. 15 m. (Fincke) with immense relief in 24 hours. 1(6)
o Habitually costive; stools large. θ Sick headache. 6
o Alternate diarrhoea and constipation, the latter predominating. θ Sick headache. 6
Constipation for 4 days; stool *dry, *hard, and passed in small lumps with much pain; *smarting of anus after stool. 2(2)
o Constipation. 2 θ Headache. 3 θ Threatened premature labor. 9
o Great constipation. θ Sick headache. 11
o Very severe constipation for 15 years; has been in the habit of taking 10 or 12 enemas every day, and often passed 4 or 5 weeks without stool. 14
In higher potencies it has a very powerful action on the liver, as evinced by the white faces. (Swan's observation).
Causes constipation in most cases of diabetes, rarely diarrhoea. A. A.
Constipation set in and lasted a week. Stool dry, hard, and passed in small lumps, with much pain and smarting in anus after stool.
During the constipation was constantly cold, so that she looked blue, hands and chest felt cold as if dead, additional clothing or sitting by a stove failed to warm her. Was awakened in the night by the cold.
Is generally constipated, and when it is most persistent is very chilly and cannot get warm (cured).
Frequent but ineffectual urging to stool, had one natural stool daily without urging.
Constipation with chronic headache.
Constipation with extremely tough salmon colored stools.
Constipation simply unconquerable by any constant treatment.
Constipation so utterably invincible that neither enemas nor the most powerful purgatives were of any avail.
Stools yellowish or salmon hue after 48 hours.
Violent rectal and sciatic pains following every effort at defecation.
Constipation, feces dry and hard.
Occasional diarrhoea. (in text Diarrhoea.)
Diarrhoea and borborygmi caused by the treatment.
Stool large and hard, passed with great straining, lacerating the anus, extorting cries and passing considerable blood.
Frequent but ineffectual urging to stool.
Constipation, with chronic headache, most powerful purgatives were of no avail; feces dry and hard passed with great straining, lacerating anus, extorting cries and passing considerable blood; chronic.
Continual, persistent constipation, amel. only by cathartics and enemas, with violent attacks of sick headache, pain first in forehead, then extending to occiput, intense, unbearable; great photophobia, even to light of candle; deathly sickness all over, with nausea and vomiting agg. by movement or sitting up; chilly, not amel. by external heat; frequent and profuse urination of very pale urine.
Frontal headache; deathly sickness, with or without vomiting; pale face in morning, also lips and tips of fingers white; coldness over whole body.
Is generally constipated, and when it is most persistent very chilly; cannot get warm.
URINE. o Excessive flow of urine, either of high specific gravity, or colorless, watery, low specific gravity, but in both cases strongly impregnated with sugar. 9.
o Urinates profusely every half hour, urine perfectly colorless, specific gravity 1005; Trommer's test showed sugar. 9.
o Frequent and profuse urination (nearly a quart every half hour), colorless as water, odor natural, taste slightly salt slight acid reaction; Trommer's test showed large quantities of sugar; specific gravity 1010. 9.
Frequent urination, urine scanty and very pale. 3(5 to 7; more marked 10, 11)
o Urinates profusely every half hour, urine colorless as water; after 1M. during the night the urine became high-colored and scanty but without sediment; in the morning normal. θ Sick headache. 9 (Mrs. P. age 71).
o Profuse urination. θ Sick headache 9. θ Headache. 3
o Frequent and profuse urination of very pale urine. θ Sick headache. 9
o Frequent scanty pale urine. θ Sick headache. 9
o Urine very light-colored; has no control over the organs; urine comes away in drops, or gushes out with a sensation of very hot water passing over the parts; involuntary urination wets the bed every night. 3
o Urine very dark and thick. θ Headache. 9
o Urine profuse and watery, or scanty and high-colored. θ Sick headache. 11
o Frequent scanty urination. θ Threatened premature labor. 9
o Urine scanty; low sp. gr. and containing 1/3 of albumen; small and large casts of urine, pus cells, epithelium, and oil globules. θ Bright's disease. A.A.
o Sugar in urine; sp. gr. from 1035 to 1040; 8 to 10 pints daily. θ Diabetes. A.A.
Produces profuse flow of urine in Bright's disease. A. A.
o Urine intermits in flow, has to strain. 9
o Urine brown and muddy, quantity nearly normal. θ Incipient softening of brain. 20
Frequent urination. A.A.
o Albumen in urine; sp. gr. of 2 cases, 1014, 1016. A.A.
o Frequent and profuse urination, urine colorless, odor natural, no headache but intense vertigo, worse on opening the eyes or raising up in bed. 9
o Urine pale straw color with no sediment on cooling. 9
o Urine very dark and thick. 9
MALE SEXUAL ORGANS. o Power and function of reproduction suspended. 9
Frequent and profuse urination of very pale urine.
Urine very pale; cannot retain it.
Urine comes away drop by drop, or else gushes out, with a sensation of very hot water passing over the parts; wetting bed at night (cured).
Constant desire to urinate; urine scanty and very pale.
Profuse, very pale urine.
Urinates profusely every half hour, perfectly colorless; specific gravity 1005 (six hours after Deflor. 1M. urine became natural in color and quantity).
Profuse urination during headache.
Albumen in urine, several cases cured. Specific gravity of two cases, 1014, 1016.
Frequent and profuse urination; urine colorless, odor natural; no headache accompanied it, but intense vertigo, worse on opening the eyes or rising up in bed. (Specific gravity 1010, taste saltish, slight acid reaction; Trommer's test showed sugar.)
Constant pain in the region of the kidneys, passing round each side above the hips to the region of the bladder, also downward from the sacral region to the gluteal, and from thence down the back part of the thighs. Pain was burning and was not relieved in any position, lying down intensified it.
FEMALE SEXUAL ORGANS. Menses, which are naturally scanty and postponed, came nearer the usual time, and the quantity of the flux was increased for many months. 1
o Menses always scanty, and attended with colic. θ Sick headache. 6
o Menses which had just commenced were stopped by wetting from rain. The medicine restored them with some griping pain for a short time; they had previously been painless. 8
Menses which had commenced, ceased suddenly and entirely, though they usually last four days. 3(2)
Menses two days too soon, scanty, and attended with a feeling of intense distress in lower part of abdomen, not relieved by any position or by removing the clothes. 3(27)
Slight yellowish leucorrhea, with slight itching of vulva. 3(5)
*Slight yellowish leucorrhea. 3(6,7) θ Sick headache. 9
Leucorrhea more marked. 3(10)
Leucorrhea nearly ceased. 3(12)
o Pressive bearing-down in both ovarian regions. θ Sick headache. 9.
o Menses irregular, too frequent, scanty. θ Faint spells. 3.
After leaving off proving for three or four months, her husband (physician) said she was pregnant; she became very large, full bosom, later on milk ran out, she felt fetal movement; went a week over what she thought was full time. Examined and found os uteri hard, pointed, strawberry-shaped. Gave one dose of 10M.; she gradually decreased and the symptoms all disappeared. 2.
o Threatened premature labor; parts tumefied, profuse glairy mucous discharge, os soft and dilated, vertex presentation, occasional irregular bearing-down pains; fetal pulse 158. 9.
||o Menses suddenly suppressed by putting hands into cold water to rinse out clothes, with great pain in uterine region, intense headache, aching pains all over, fever, flushed face. 9.
o Irregular menses, sometimes very dark and scanty, sometimes colorless water. θ Intermittent fever. 9.
Abortion at second month; three cases. 17.
o Menses delayed a week, with congestion of blood to head coldness of hands, nausea and vertigo; after taking Lac vaccinum defloratum, in high potency, flow commenced next morning, scanty, with pain in back, sensation of weight and dragging in left ovarian region. 9.
o Sore pain in left ovarian region. 9 (cm. cured.).
Slight exaltation of sexual instincts. 3
o Menses five days too soon.
Flow bright red.
Morning sickness during pregnancy; deathly sickness at stomach on waking; vertigo and water brash on rising; constipation.
Decrease in size of breast.
Breasts feel sore, worse hanging loose.
|| (Has never failed to bring back milk in from 12 to 24 hours.).
Diminished secretion of milk.
Drinking a glass of milk during menstruation will promptly check the flow until next menstrual period (Mrs. B., a medical student, brunette, 33 years of age).
Menses suddenly and entirely cease on the second day, the usual time being four days.
Itching of the vulva.
|| Decrease in the size of the breasts, which after the proving resumed their original size and firmness.
Weight and dragging in the left side of pelvis (ovarian region) with a burning sensation relieved somewhat by leaning to the right, increased by the pressure of the clothes, or even the hand or arm resting upon it.
Drawing pain across the uterine region, with heat, and pressive bearing down in both ovarian regions. Cannot bear the pressure of the hand or arm on the abdomen. Intense distress in lower part of abdomen during menstruation, not relieved by any position. Violent inflammation in the ileocecal region, with intense pain, swelling, tenderness, fecal accumulation, and violent vomiting (cured).
Power and function of reproduction are suspended.
|| Menses suppressed by putting hands in cold water, with great pain in the uterine region, intense headache, aching pains all over, fever and flushed face. After 1M. in water, one spoonful at night, headache left and she slept all night. Next morning slight flow; took another spoonful, and by 10 o'clock flow all right and she was free from pain.
|| Diminution of the breasts, and diminished secretion of milk i|| Diminution of the breasts, and diminished secretion of milk in nursing women, never has failed to bring back the milk in from 12 to 24 hours.
Mrs. Y- aged 42, blonde, sometimes before, at other times just after, this time at about the close of her menses, she has a "hurting headache, " involving the whole head at different times. It does not hurt all over the head at once, but in different places at different times. Generally the pressure or hurting is worse when in the occiput, at which times she gets sick at the stomach and feels sick all over. More frequently the pain is in the forehead, but it is only unbearable when in the occiput. She cannot describe the pain; it seems like a severe "hurting" or pressure. It leaves the eyelids sore. Lasts about 24 hours. She knew yesterday that she would have it today, but cannot tell why. She had it this time for four or five hours. Flow bright red. Breasts feel sore, worse hanging loose. Constipation marked. No other pains and not sick in any other way.
Lac vaccinum defloratum dmm., one dose, dry on tongue.
Within a very short time, just a few moments, she "felt big all over" the veins filled up and felt full. Became quite chilly (very characteristic of the remedy). Head very much relieved during the first few minutes, when she arose the head was worse, with immediate relief on lying down. The whole trouble was entirely gone in one and one-half hours. Bowels moved normally about one hour after the single dose. Ringing in her left (deaf) ear. No trouble at her next period.
MAMMAE. Breasts decrese in size two-thirds, and became flabby, with Breasts decrese in size two-thirds, and became flabby, with loss of flesh.
o Diminution of breast and diminished secretion of milk in nursing women.
Brought milk in the breasts of a full breasted girl.
LARYNX AND TRACHEA. Constricted feeling in throat, causing constant desire to cough. 3(7)
Constricted sensation in throat, causing constant hacking cough, no expectoration. 3(11)
o During day, short dry cough with difficult expectoration of a small lump of mucus which relieves the cough.
θ Apyrexia of intermittent fever. 9.
o Cough caused a bruised sensation in the head. 11.
CHEST. Respiration affected on lying down; prolonged inspirations, and short quick expirations. 3(3)
On lying down, inspiration long, expirations short. 3(4).
Sudden and violent palpitation of heart, with flushes of heat, caused by the least unusual sight or sound, feels sometimes extremely nervous. 3(19).
o Palpitation of heart, and flushes of heat, especially in left face and cheek. 3.
o Sharp pain at apex of heart, as if a knife were cutting up and down, lasting a few seconds. θ Faint spells. 3.
o Subject to attacks of bloating in epigastric region, and with them always an attack of asthma so that he can scarcely breathe; then would have hard pressive pain at about 4th cervical vertebra; pressure round the breast (but not like the grasping of Cactus) with the dyspnoea; always constipated; their symptoms were all relieved by purgative medicines. 9.
Some palpitation of heart, with flushes of heat in head and face. 3(5,6)
o Soreness of chest with great pressure.
o In a case of hypertrophied left ventricle, with palpitation of heart, it lowered the pulse and quieted the heart. A. A.
o Tubercular deposit in apices of both lungs. A. A.
Shortly dry cough, with difficult expectoration of a small lump of mucus, which amel. cough.
Pressure around heart (not like grasping of Cactus), with dyspnoea and a feeling of certainty that he is going to die in twenty-four hours.
Sharp pain in apex of heart, as if a knife were cutting up and down; this preceded by a heaviness of head, dulness of eyes, throbbing in temples and palpitation of heart.
Palpitation of heart and flushes of heat, especially in left side of face and neck.
|| Sensible decrease in the breasts which after the proving returned to their original size and firmness.
Pulse rapid and feeble.
BACK. o Chills running up and down between shoulders. θ Sick headache. 7.
o Chills creeping along back and between shoulders. θ Sick headache. 7.
o Considerable pain in back, a little below a line drawn across it from crest of ilium. 10.
Painful aching in small of back; extending up to and between scapulae, worse while sitting, slightly relieved while walking continued for two days. 2 (12 hours after last dose on third day).
o Coldness in back. θ Sick headache. 9.
o Constant pain in small of back, commencing in region of kidneys, passing round each side above hips to region of bladder; also downward from renal region to gluteal, and thence down back to thighs; this pain is intense burning, relieved by no position, lying down intensified it. 3.
o A symmetrical patch of herpetic eruption on each side of neck, itching and burning after scratching. 3.
o Great distress across back. θ Headache. 9.
Great weakness of muscles of the neck left side, allowing the head to fall to the right.
o Intense pain throughout the whole spinal column. θ Sick headache. 11.
Pain in small of back. θ Threatened premature labor. 9.
o Boring pain, sore as if bruised, and throbbing in right kidney, extending as a dull aching to right hip, to spine, up to right scapula, and across right side of abdomen to bladder; afterwards the boring affected the left kidney also, with a little aching there; backache across sacral region, much worse in the center, a breaking pain; all the worse from movement. 5.
Hard pressive pain at fourth cervical vertebra; chills creeping along back between scapulae.
Intense burning pain in small of back and sacrum, commencing in region of kidneys, passing around on both sides above hips into groin, also downward from renal region through gluteal region, down back part of thighs, pain, burning, and amel. by no position.
Dull aching pain in lumbar region of frequent occurrence, with indefinable indisposition.
o During day, back usually feels cold. θ Apyrexia of intermittent fever. 9.
o Dull heavy aching pain over loins. θ Diabetes A. A.
Constant pain in small of back (cured).
UPPER EXTREMITIES. *During the proving, ends of fingers icy cold and look white, rest of hands warm. 3.
o Aching pains in wrists and ankles. θ Sick headache. 9.
o Ends of fingers icy cold, rest of hand warm. 3.
Sweat on palms, especially right (no name).
Cold hand and feet during headache.
Coldness and numbness of the limbs.
Aching pains in the wrists.
Hands cold as if dead.
LOWER EXTREMITIES. Itching of knees at night. 3(3).
After the weak sick feeling suddenly left, both heels commenced to ache. 3(13).
Corn on right little toe became very painful and sore when putting on the shoe in morning; soon passed off. 3(19).
o Feet cold. θ Sick headache. 9.
o Puffy swelling under malleoli. θ Sick headache. 9.
o Pains passing down under side of thighs to heels; pains in top of feet as if the bones were broken across instep; these pains in legs and feet come on as soon as she steps on them in the morning; when she becomes faint and nauseated and has to lie down; has to lie down three or four times before she can get dressed. 9.
o Loss of sensation on anterior surface of thigh. θ Diabetes. A.A.
Aching pains in wrist and ankles.
o Cramps in legs at night. θ Bright's disease. A.A.
o Legs much swollen. θ Bright's disease A. A.
After the attack of debility had passed off, both heels commenced to ache.
Weakness and aching in ankles, puffiness under the malleoli (cured).
Skin thickened at the edges of the feet. (cured).
Numbness and loss of sensation over the other and anterior surface of the thighs (cured).
Edema of lower extremities (cured).
Anesthesia of the limbs (cured).
Coldness and numbness of the limbs.
Numbness and loss of sensation over outer and anterior surfaces of thighs.
Cold hands or feet during headache.
FEVER. Felt cold all day; sat near the fire, but with no permanent relief. 1(3).
General coldness of body, and finger nails looked blue as if from ague; a heavy shawl did not prevent her from shivering. 1(4).
Was cold, and had forebodings all day. 1(5).
Had a restless night, feet did not get warm the whole nights. 1(6).
The natural warmth returned after several weeks.
o Hands and feet generally cold. θ Sick headache. 6.
o Cold hands and feet. θ Sick headache. 6,7.
o Coldness and pallor of whole surface of body. θ Sick headache. 7.
o Now and then chilly sensation; hands cold. θ Headache from suppressed menses. 8.
o Hands and feet very cold. θ Sick headache. 10.
During last three days of the constipation is constantly cold , so that she looked blue, hands and cheeks felt cold as if dead; during day, she wore a shawl and sat near a fire, which failed to warm her; was awakened in night by feeling cold. 2(3 to 5).
Chill following drinking.
Two chills during evening; no fever. 3(4)
During evening felt very chilly, and cold inside body as though it were filled with ice. 3(14)
o Very chilly, and external heat does not relieve her. θ Sick headache. 9.
o Constant chilliness even when near the fire. θ Sick headache. 11.
Constantly cold during the constipation, so that she looked blue; hands and cheeks felt cold as if dead; could not get warm with extra clothing, or sitting near a hot stove; was awakened at night by the coldness.
o Extremely cold, but no shaking or shivering; could not get warm by extra clothing, nor by sitting near a hot stove. θ Quininism. 9.
o Fever. θ Suppressed menses from putting hands in cold water. 9.
o Coldness over whole body. θ Constipation. 9.
o About 7 or 8 P.M. becomes so sleepy that she cannot resist, and has to lie down, about 9 P.M. a very hot fever comes on; during which she sleeps; the fever continues till near morning, when she awakes in a profuse sweat which stains the linen yellow, and is very difficult to wash out. 9.
Fell asleep after each dose in ten minutes, and woke in an hour in a profuse perspiration. 18.
o Is generally constipated, and when it is most persistent is very chilly and cannot get warm. 9.
o Temperature 100. θ Incipient softening of brain. 20.
Alternate flashes of heat and cold (no name).
Feverishness and thirst (no name).
o In malignant typhoid.
o Rhazes recommended it in all hectic fevers.
Hot fever 9 P.M. continues until near morning, wakes in profuse sweat, which stains linen yellow, difficult to wash out.
Hectic fever; malignant typhoid.
Sensation as if the sheets were damp.
Flushes of heat in the head and face, especially the left cheek.
Burning sensation in pelvis with sensation of weight.
Great internal heat during the nausea.
Sweat in the palms of the hands, especially the right.
Pulse rapid and feeble.
Extreme coldness of the tips of the fingers which looked white.
SLEEP. o Feels sleepy all the time, but is much disturbed by unpleasant dreams. θ After suppressed menses. 8.
o Sleeps but little. θ Sick headache. 10.
Falls asleep while going upstairs or standing up. 4.
o Sleep all day long. 3.
o At times sleeps for hours during attacks of headache. 9.
Most absurd dreams. 12 (1st week)
*Dreamed that he had to go on a journey and was in danger of losing the train. 5 (4th and 5th night.).
o Dreamed that herself and daughter started for the Grand Union Depot, a mile and a half distant, and were told they had only ten minutes to get there; that they ran most of the way, and arrived in time to see the train moving off, and awakened as much fatigued as if it had been a real experience. 9 ( This, based upon above symptom, was the keynote of a case cured.)
o Sleepless, restless at night, from incessant intolerable thirst. θ Diabetes. A.A.
o Sleepless at night, and drowsy by day. θ Diabetes A. A.
o No sleep at night, but occasionally slept towards morning. θ Diabetes. A.A.
o Almost complete loss of sleep. θ Diabetes. A. A.
o Quite nervous and sleepless. θ Incipient softening of brain. 20.
Intense sleepiness. A.A.
Sleepiness well marked for two weeks. A.A.
Sudden waking, wide awake without cause, soon went to sleep again. (No name.).
Sleeplessness in the first part of the night, little sleep near morning.
*Very sleepy all the time, can with difficulty keep awake. (No name.)
Great somnolency. (No name.)
Wakened by a sensation of coldness.
At times will sleep for hours (cured).
Great restlessness and extreme and protracted suffering from loss of sleep at night (cured).
SKIN. o Skin the color of a red rose, with swelling of face, neck, arms, and body generally, in the morning, and during day and evening, no itching or burning. θ Sick headache. 11.
o Sensation as if the sheets were damp. 9.
Sensation as if cold air was blowing on her, even when covered up warm. 9.
o Parched skin. θ Diabetes. A.A.
o Sallow complexion, with eczematous eruption disappeared, leaving a perfectly pure clean spotless skin, she was dyspeptic, but was well after eruption left. A. A.
o Wasted, thin, and excessively sallow, with dark stains beneath eyes. A.A.
Skin became beautifully clear after use of skim milk.
Itching of both knees at night.
Itching of the vulva.
Corn on the right little toe was very painful and sore every morning during the proving.
A symmetrical patch of herpetic eruption on each side of the neck, itching and burning after scratching, disappeared during the proving (cured).
Dry, parched skin.
Numbness and loss of sensation over the outer and anterior surface of the thighs.
NERVES. || Great lassitude and disinclination to exertion.
|| Great restlessness and extreme and protracted suffering from loss of sleep at night.
|| Feels completely tired out and exhausted, whether she does anything or not, great fatigue from walking.
|| Great loss of strength, commencing with a sharp cutting pain in apex of heart; forehead feels heavy, with a dull sensation over eyes and throbbing, principally in temples, rest of head feels light.
GENERALITIES. Some of the symptoms lasted upwards of six weeks after the cessation of the medicine. 1.
o Formerly slender, became stout after the medicine. θ Sick headache. 6.
o Feels so tired and languid that she is hardly able to turn over in bed; limbs almost tremble on trying to use them. θ Headache from suppressed menses. 8.
Inclination to lean continually to right side. 3(10).
In evening, suddenly felt very sick, could not sit up, no particular pain, but felt very weary. In evening at 8 P.M. the same weak sick feeling came on as on 12th day, but did not last so long, and ceased suddenly. 3(13)
At 8 P.M., the same symptoms of weakness appeared as on 12th and 13th days, 3 (15).
About 7: 30 P.M., feels a tired weary sensation creeping over her, gradually increasing till it results in complete exhaustion, so that it is impossible to stand or sit up; at the same time, head feels very heavy, and falls to right side; she also wants to lie on right side with the body straight; when it commences to pass off, it does so very rapidly in an hour, leaving no disagreeable sensation whatever, but she feels perfectly well and strong. 3 (17 to 26).
During the proving, loss of flesh, most marked in the * shrinkage of the breasts , which have since resumed their natural size and firmness. 3.
o Cannot lie on left. 3.
o Feels completely tired out and exhausted, whether she does anything or not. 3.
o Faint spells from one to three times a week, at first irregular as to time of day, now coming on at 7: 30 P.M.; can produce an attack any time by extending her arms high above head, or by pressure round waist. 3.
o Great loss of strength; cannot stand, but falls backwards, and remains entirely unconscious for two or three minutes, the weakness gradually passes off in half an hour. θ Faint spells. 3.
o Sudden prostration of strength at 5 P.M. θ Sick headache. 11.
o Aching pains all over. θ Suppressed menses from putting hands in cold water. 9.
o Cannot walk more than one-fourth mile without resting. θ Diabetes. A.A.
o As soon as she steps one feet in morning, she becomes faint and nauseated, and has to lie down; must lie down three or four times before she can get dressed. 9.
o Languor, lassitude, impaired sensibility. θ Diabetes. A.A.
o Loss of energy, and fatigue on exertion; always feeling dull, heavy, and languid. θ Diabetes. A.A.
o Coldness and numbness of limbs. θ Diabetes. A.A.
o Flabby and inclined to obesity. θ Diabetes. A.A.
o Great fatigue on the slightest exertion. θ Diabetes. A.A.
o Very stout, with much difficulty in breathing. θ Bright's disease. A.A.
o Very anemic. θ Bright's disease. A.A.
Great lassitude and disinclination to exertion.
Great fatigue from walking.
Felt cold and chilly inside of the body, as though it was filled with ice.
Loss of flesh during the proving, particularly of the breast, but they resumed their natural size after the proving.
Great depression of spirits, with strong inclination to cry.
Twitching of the muscles of the body.
Occasionally felt extremely nervous.
Loss of weight in various cases.
Great loss of strength, commencing with a sharp cutting pain in the apex of the heart, followed by a strange feeling in the head, the forehead feels heavy with a dull sensation over the eyes, and throbbing, principally in the temples-rest of the head feels light-dimness of vision, can only see light, not objects. Loss of strength, falls backward and is unconscious. Attack soon passes off, followed by weeping, palpitation of the heart and great depression of spirits. Attack can be brought on at any time by raising the hands above the head, or by pressure around the waist. In a young girl of 17 whose menses were irregular (cured).
Indefinable indisposition, not usually associated with local suffering, except a dull aching pain in the lumbar region.
Great debility or prostration of muscular power, as well as nervous energy.
Fatigued and exhausted after moderate exertion, unable to walk even a short distance without being obliged to take a rest.
Listlessness and disinclination for either bodily or mental exertion.
Great restlessness and extreme and protracted suffering from loss of sleep at night.
Increased emaciation which ultimately becomes extreme.
Perverse and deficient nutrition.
Loss of energy.
Enormous obesity in a lady (cured).
Ability to walk a long distance without rest or fatigue.
A woman who could not drink milk without its causing sick headache (cured).
Recommended by Hippocrates in phthisis, in gouty affections, particularly where the articulations are involved, also in sciatica and leucorrhea.
Considered the best and surest remedy in all dropsies, in asthma when the result of emphysema and pulmonary catarrh, in obstinate neuralgia, when its cause lies in the intestinal canal, in diseases of the liver, simple hypertrophy and fatty degeneration, and generally in diseases when there is faulty nutrition, often a consequence of obscure subacute inflammation of the stomach or intestines, followed by affections of the nervous centers.
Found to be a sovereign remedy in dropsical cases, with hypertrophied liver and following intermittent fever.
Marked improvement had been seen in cases where the dropsy is the result of organic heart disease, or of old standing liver complaint, or of far advanced Bright's disease.
Noise very annoying.
|| Pain commencing across the upper sacral region, passing around either side over the hips down to groins and down thighs inside, sometimes to the feet-cured several cases.
Bell Barnum, age 13, dark hair: For the last year has had severe headache at times, and great pain across the umbilicus; also pains passing down the under side of the thighs to the heels. Pains in the top of feet as if the bones were broken across the instep.
These pains in the legs and feet would come on as soon as she stepped upon them in the morning, upon which she would be faint and nauseated and have to lie down. Would have to lie down three or four times before she could get dressed (cured). Three or four months after the headache returned, and was again cured by Defloratum.
Judge Martin for years has had a bloating, at times in the epigastric region, and with it he would always have an attack of asthma, so that he could scarcely breathe; then he would have a hard pressive pain at about the forth cervical vertebra. These symptoms were only relieved by taking pills, which would cause a free evacuation of the bowels. Was always constipated (cured).
Caroline Betz, German, aged 18: About 7 or 8 P.M. becomes so sleepy that she cannot resist and has to lie down about 9 P.M. A very hot fever comes on during which she sleeps; the fever continues till near morning, when she wakes in a profuse sweat which stains the linen yellow and is very difficult to wash out.
During the day her back usually feels cold; short dry cough with difficult expectoration of a small lump of mucus, which relieves the cough. Irregular menstruation, sometimes very dark and scanty, and sometimes colorless water. Pimples on face and forehead. Nov. 8, gave Deflor. 1M. Was entirely relieved of all the symptoms after the first dose. Nov. 14. The menstrual period is not yet due.
"Sore aching, " with some throbbing in the outer side, and partly along the sole of right foot, very excruciating pains coming an going by spells; walking did not seem to affect it. The pain would come quite often, perhaps every half hour, last a few moments, then pass away. It gave her a good deal of trouble and caused her to suddenly drop to the floor to hold the foot; she could not stand on the foot during the pain. The pain would come on suddenly and go away rather suddenly, but leave the part sore for a short time. Lac caninum CMM. in water, a spoonful every three hours, relieved.
After the first dose a decided aggravation, pains going more to the sole of the foot, and much more severe. Shortly after the second dose there was entire relief. She took but two doses and continues entirely free from the trouble.
SKIN. Sensation as if an insect was crawling on shoulders and neck, occasionally on both hands.
| Herpetic eruption in both axillae, with light brownish scab, extremely painful when washing, eruption most in right axilla, and both instances appeared previous to pain in labia, which was followed by a discharge of blood from vagina.
Every scratch gets sore.
Ichthyosis, with bran like desquamation of skin.
| Shining, glazed, and red appearance of ulcers on shin and wrist.
Crusts on skin, under which greyish yellow matter formed and was squeezed out.
Slight roughness of skin of forehead, as of numerous pimples.
|| On face, hands, neck and chest bright scarlet eruption exactly like scarlatina.
| Throat full of large foul, grey yellow patches; deglutition especially painful after sleep and from swallowing fruits (acid); lumpy sensation felt in the middle of the throat, unrest, delirium with undefined fears; considerable bright red, fine eruption on face and chest; itching with dry skin.
|| Bright scarlet redness on chest and around neck; next day all over body except legs, which were, however, covered that night, skin in large patches assumed dark red color bordering on purple, as seen in malignant cases, while body seemed swollen.
|| Diphtheria with or following scarlatina.
|| Ichthyosis, with bran like desquamation of skin.
| Very small blotches like flea-bites.
| Small blotches on chest, wrist and right knee.
|| Several boils on left side.
|| Crust on skin, under which greyish yellow matter formed and was squeezed out.
SLEEP. || Great desire to sleep.
|| Cried out and talked in sleep.
| Cannot find any comfortable position in bed, there is no way that she can put her hands that they do not bother her falls asleep at last on her face.
|| Dreamed a large snake was in bed.
| Got to sleep late; profuse sweat during sleep; felt feverish all night; in morning amel. in every way.
|| At night lies with leg flexed on thigh, and thigh on pelvis; restless; agg. after sleep.
Symptoms agg. after sleep.
|| Sleeplessness from emotional strain, with entire nervous debility.
Very restless at night, very difficult to get into a comfortable position; generally goes to sleep lying on back with hands over head.
| Sleep disturbed, very wakeful; limbs cold all night.
|| Sleep prevented by being very cold for one hour after retiring, with great nervousness.
| Very restless all night, could not keep clothes over her.
|| Sleepless and crying continually.
|| Restless sleep at night, bad dreams.
Got to sleep late; profuse sweat during sleep; felt feverish all night; morning amel. in every way.
| Dreams frequently that she is urinating, and wakes to find herself on point of doing so, requiring immediate relief.
|| Dreams of going on a journey, and was separated from party, and had to walk a long distance, and arrive at station just in time to see train start off.
|| Aggravation of symptoms after sleep.
FEVER. Chilly feeling lasting all day.
Internal chilliness with external warmth.
Cold chills run down back, hands as cold as ice (on entering house 4 P.M.; 6: 30 entire amel. after a good dinner).
|| Fever and chills for a few days, and up and down every few hours.
| Intense fever on waking in morning, with perspiration.
Dry, hot skin.
| Exhausting sweats, after sleep.
Wakes at night in cold perspiration, with fearful foreboding.
Perspired considerably through night, sweat having a rank smell.
|| Severe chills.
| Feels feverish.
|| Fever and bathed in warm perspiration, especially about face, neck and hands.
|| Intense heat.
|| Moderate fever.
|| High fever.
|| Dry, hot skin.
|| Fever returning every afternoon.
|| Temperature, 102, 102 3/4, 103, 103 1/4.
|| Sweat all over.
|| Skin clammy.
|| Wakes in night in cold perspiration, with fearful foreboding.
|| Perspired considerably through night, sweat having a rank smell. Feverish in evening.
Flashes of heat, commencing in chest and extending up over face and head, when she would break out in sweat, which would dry up in a short time; face would become moist first, and become dry first.
Sensation over whole chest as if dripping with sweat when only slightly moist.
| No inclination for least exertion, would like to do nothing but sleep; much lassitude.
|| Heaviness, weakness, general languor.
|| Profound depression of vitality.
| General weakness and prostration very marked.
|| Great exhaustion, with "poisoned" feeling.
|| Profound prostration, to extent of refusing to make effort to take a dose of medicine.
|| In the morning so much prostrated that she could not turn in bed; so tired.
|| Very weak.
|| Sinking spells every morning, attended with great nervousness.
|| Often feels as if she would lose use of limbs.
|| Child partially paralyzed after diphtheria; could not walk; pain all over, cough, aphonia, loss of appetite, emaciation.
|| When walking seems to be walking on air; when lying does not seem to touch bed.
| Suffering from very unpleasant nervous symptoms; not in low spirits, but weak, and nerves so thoroughly out of order that she cannot bear one finger to touch the other, and often feels as though she should lose use of her limbs; sensation as if throat were closing, sensation is between throat and nose; feels as if something in throat was either enlarged or relaxed, and has a desire to keep mouth open, talking difficult; disposition to talk through nose; sometimes cannot swallow, because there seems to be a kind of muscular contraction in throat; sleep restless, frequently wakes with sick headache, which seems to commence at nape; wakes with severe pain at lower part of back; pain leaves when about work a short time, does not return until next morning; nerves very much overwrought, afraid of being unable to perform duties.
The prejudice held by many honorable men against the use of this remedy, like that meted to Lachesis-because they could not obtain the tincture-would soon yield to gratitude for its excellent work if given bedside test in some terrible left sided headaches. Two remedies in the materia medica excel its eye pathogenesis in symptoms of eye strain, in asthenopia and ciliary neuritis. It vies with Onosmodium in affections of eye strain in children and with Spigelia in neuralgias of the left orbit.
It was introduced and proved by Swan with the 17th, 30th and 200th potencies. Its complete pathogenesis was published in the Medical Visitor in Aug., 1893, and in the Homoeopathic World, Vol. 18, p. 151, from which this record is taken.
Maharana Homoeo Reader