back Ustilago

MIND. Depression of spirits in afternoon.

||Very sad, cries frequently; exceedingly prostrated from sexual abuse and loss of semen; sleep restless.

Could not bear to see or talk to any one.

Irritability, being asked a question or to repeat anything.

The day seemed like a dream.

Melancholia; depression of spirits; oppression and faintness in a warm room. An aversion to or agg. from warmth in general.

Partial or complete loss of control over the functions of vision and deglutition.

Great irritability, mental weakness and depression.

 

HEAD. Vertigo in attacks, sometimes with double vision, sometimes white specks blot out everything else, later attacks of vertigo with internal heat.

|Vertigo at climaxis with too frequent and profuse menstruation.

Headache: all the morning; at 7 A.M.; in evening, agg. forehead; agg. walking.

|Nervous headache from menstrual irregularities in nervous women.

Frontal pain: in morning; in forenoon, with smarting in eyes; all day, with aching distress in eyeballs and with fullness of head in morning; with distress in epigastrium.

Scalp dry, head congested, with loss of hair.

Scale-head, watery serum, oozing from scalp.

Prickling in left temple.

Loss of hair.

Bursting congestive sensation to the head; and various parts of the body.

Upward surging of blood with bursting in the head.

Vertigo from such causes, especially at climacteric.

Feeling of fullness with dull pressive headache agg. by walking.

The headache and vertigo appear to be reflex from ovarian or uterine condition.

Frontal headache, agg. by walking.

Violent frontal headache as if forehead would burst open.

Sharp flying pains in forehead, congestion of the brain.

Pain on top and side of head; climaxis.

Falling of the hair and nails; complete alopecia, not a hair on the head.

Headache in temples.

 

EYES. Attacks of twitching in eyes, they appear to look (revolve) in circles and dart from one object to another.

Continual watery flow from eyes and nose with occasional chills.

Spasms, with vanishing of vision and head seems to whirl.

Aching in eyes and lachrymation.

Aching and smarting in eyeballs, with profuse secretion of tears.

Hot feeling on closing lids.

Weakness of eyes.

Lachrymation in open air.

Lids agglutinated in morning.

Vision of spots dancing to and fro.

Things whirl before the eyes, appear double; white specks come into view and blot all else.

Dull aching pain in right eyeball.

 

EARS. and hearing.  Constant dull pain in left ear, caused by extension from inflamed tonsil.

 

NOSE. Boil in right nostril.

Dryness of nostrils in forenoon, with dry feeling in skin.

Bright epistaxis, amel. pressure.

Rhinitis, bitter taste, offensive odor noticeable to patient himself.

Dryness of nostrils as if he had taken cold.

Pains at root of nose, extending in toward canthi, and up and out at each eyebrow.

 

FACE. Sudden pallor in face when sitting, and in evening.

Burning of face and scalp from congestion.

Flushes of heat; the face becomes red and hot.

 

TEETH. Sometimes looseness of teeth.

Aching all day in decayed upper first and second molars, which have ached before.

Shedding of teeth (in animals).

 

MOUTH. Tongue coated in morning.

Prickling in tongue, with feeling as if something were pressing the roots upwards, with dryness of nostrils.

Salivation: thin, bitter; profuse.

Taste: coppery; in morning; slimy coppery.

Slimy: slimy, with burning distress in stomach.

 

THROAT. Tonsils congested, inflamed.

Left tonsil enlarged, congested, dark reddish, right painful on swallowing at 2 P.M.; left painful at 9 P.M.; next morning congestion of left extending along Eustachian tube and causing pain in ear.

Lancinations in right tonsil (fauces were somewhat inflamed when the medicine was taken), next day fauces more hot and sensitive to motion.

Roughness of fauces.

Dryness of fauces, with burning dryness in stomach; difficult deglutition.

Dryness of fauces with difficulty in swallowing, feeling of a lump behind larynx, later frequent efforts to swallow, with feeling as if something had lodged in fauces, afterwards irritation of fauces, and on swallowing feeling of a lump in larynx.

Burning in esophagus at cardiac orifice.

 

APPETITE. Appetite: craving; poor.

Thirst at night.

Loss of appetite followed by canine hunger.

 

STOMACH. Eructations: of sour fluid; of sour food.

Cutting in stomach.

Pain in stomach; frequently in afternoon; on full inspiration.

Pain in epigastrium with drawing pain in joints of fingers.

Burning in sternum and cardia.

Distress in stomach in forenoon; in afternoon, agg. by supper.

Hematemesis: passive, venous, accompanied by nausea, which is amel. by vomiting.

Weak, empty, all-gone sensation in the stomach.

Burning in esophagus and stomach; extends to ovaries, heart, face and scalp.

Faint feeling in epigastrium, with pain in region of liver and bowels.

Repeated fine sharp cutting pains in epigastrium.

Constant distress in region of stomach.

Burning distress in sternum and stomach, accompanied by fine neuralgic pains in same region, lasting about three minutes at a time; come on every ten or fifteen minutes for several hours; sharp cutting pain in stomach.

 

ABDOMEN. Periodical cutting in umbilical and hypogastric regions at 6 P.M., agg. at 8 P.M. by a constipated stool, afterwards grumbling pain in whole abdomen.

(Pain as if intestines were tied in knots.)

Pain: in right lobe of liver; in umbilicus; in umbilicus before natural stool; in left groin while walking.

Drawing pain in right hypochondrium all day.

Distress in umbilicus and right hypochondrium.

Grumbling pains in abdomen all afternoon, followed by dry, hard stool, fine cutting colicky pains every few minutes all day, amel. by hard constipated stool, followed by dull distress in bowels.

 

STOOL. Natural stool at 4 A.M.

Loose stool at 4 A.M., with pain and rumbling in abdomen.

Light-colored diarrhoea.

Soft stool, next day, lumpy, two days later black, dry, lumpy.

Constipated: black, dry, lumpy stools.

 

URINARY ORGANS. Tenesmus of bladder and incontinence of urine.

Urging, urine light-colored, increased.

No desire, but uneasiness.

Urine: increased; scanty, red; acid, high-colored; scanty and dark.

Frequent urination, with pain at meatus as the last drops were passing.

 

MALE SEXUAL ORGANS.  || Spermatorrhea after onanism; emissions every night, talking about women causes an emission; very sad; cries frequently; says he cannot break off habit, has no control of himself when passion is aroused; knows it is fast killing him; cannot work, is so prostrated.

Genitals relaxed.

Erections: when reading at 4 o'clock; frequently during day and night.

Scrotum relaxed and cold sweat on it.

Pain in testes, agg. r.

Pain in testes, sometimes neuralgic; in paroxysms, sometimes causing faint feeling.

Desire depressed.

Chronic orchitis, irritable testicle.

|Erotic fancies.

|Seminal emissions and irresistible tendency to masturbation.

Irresistible tendency to onanism; frequent emissions; is prostrated, dull, with lumbar backache. Despondent; irritable.

Irritable weakness and relaxation of the male sexual organs, with erotic fancies and seminal emissions.

 

FEMALE SEXUAL ORGANS.  Yellow and offensive leucorrhea.

Tenderness of left ovary, with pain and swelling.

Burning distress in ovaries.

||Intermittent neuralgia of left ovary; enlarged, very tender to touch.

|Uterus: hypertrophied; prolapsed; cervix sensitive, spongy.

|Menses: too scanty with ovarian irritation; too profuse and too early; blood clotted; as if everything would come through.

Between periods constant suffering under left breast at margin of ribs.

Vascular system of ovaries is most powerfully affected, producing congestion, enlargement, and great irritation, with ovaralgia, dysmenorrhea and especially menorrhagia.

||Oozing of dark blood, highly coagulated, forming occasionally long, black, stringy clots.

||Extreme pain during period; flow very profuse and did not cease entirely until next period; most of time confined to bed.

Suppression of menses.

||Vicarious menstruation from lungs and bowels.

|Constant aching distress at mouth of womb.

Menses that had just ceased returned, bright colored, soreness and bearing down in left side preceding the flow and partially ceasing with it.

Menses copious, bright red, not coagulating easily (in a woman who thought she had passed the climacteric, as there had been no discharge for over a year), it stopped as suddenly as it began, no pain, only faintness and confused feeling in head.

|Menorrhagia at climaxis; active and constant flowing with frequent clots.

Bland leucorrhea.

Abortion.

|Deficient labor pains; os soft, pliable, dilatable.

Constant flooding.

Puerperal peritonitis.

||Lochia too profuse, partly fluid, partly clotted; prolonged bearing down pains; uterus feels drawn into a knot.

Hypertrophy and subinvolution of uterus with great atony.

Hemorrhage: mixed character, slow, protracted. A tonic condition of pelvic organs; deficient labor pains, with dilatable os.

Metrorrhagia, with vertigo during climacteric.

|Menorrhagia, with displaced uterus.

The ligaments of the uterus are relaxed; prolapsus, with bearing down sensation, as if all the pelvic organs would be expelled.

Flabby, relaxed condition of pelvic organs, a tonic condition of uterus; a state of weakness, relaxation and atony.

Flushes of heat, and disturbances of circulation similar to those occurring at the climaxis, or from premature suppression of the menses; ovaries inflamed, irritable, sensitive, and swollen; burning distress in both ovaries.

Sharp pains commence in ovaries and run down the legs.

Aching distress referred to the uterus.

|Metrorrhagia after miscarriage, confinement or at the climaxis.

Discharge of blood on the slightest provocation; after digital or mechanical examination; cervix swollen, bleeding easily when touched.

Uterus remains large after miscarriage or confinement; subinvolution delayed.

Hemorrhage bright red, but more frequently dark, clotted and stringy; postpartum oozing from flabby atonic uterus.

Uterus hypertrophied, heavy, feels soft, spongy or boggy.

Complaints of the lying-in woman; profuse debilitating lochia.

Milk deficient or superabundant; nursing increase the lochial discharge.

Acute pain agg. in left ovary, with swelling; pains intermittent; shoot rapidly down legs.

Ovaritis, constant pains in ovary, sharp pains passing down legs rapidly; ovary much swollen and tender, with scanty menstruation.

||Ovaritis; took cold after menstruation; constant dull pain in right groin and back, three or four times an hour; sharp neuralgic pains in ovary; walking painful; bowels torpid, very languid.

||Ovarian irritation, constant pain in left ovary passing down hip, has to limp when walking; pains sharp and at times pass down leg with great rapidity; every few days has quite a swelling in left groin; cannot bear pressure over ovary.

||Every day from 12 M. to about 4 P.M., constant pain from left ovary to uterus; every few minutes, pain in ovary is intensely severe, cutting like a knife; pain in right ovary and hypogastric region, but all starting from left ovary; ovary can be distinctly felt in groin about as large as a hen's egg and very hard; when pressed upon gives intense pain; every day thinks she has fever with paroxysm of pain, but no chill; slight leucorrhea; loss of appetite; constipated.

Displaced uterus with menorrhagia; cervix tumefied; bleeds when touched.

||Uterus hypertrophied, sensitive, blood bright, fresh, without coagula.

||Subserous or interstitial fibroid of uterus (two cases), fibroid much diminished.

|Cervix tumefied, bleeds when touched.

||For days oozing of dark blood with small coagula; uterus enlarged, cervix tumefied or dilated.

|Chronic uterine hemorrhage, and passive congestion.

Blood dark, but so thin as to scarcely color fingers.

||Profuse menstruation, flow lasting from ten days to two weeks, at first very abundant, gradually wearing off; always agg. from motion; discharge dark and quite painless.

||Menses every three weeks, with dark coagulum; profuse, with gushes of bright- red blood when rising from a seat, or after having been startled or frightened; two days before menses, a heavy backache with sharp pain across abdomen from hip to hip, followed by expulsive pains; pain diminish after flow commences and stop with it; between menstrual periods heavy dragging backache on exertion; pain shooting up back from hips to shoulder; abdomen tender to touch; excessive bearing down, pressure in head; sensation of contraction in vertex, and feeling as if head were lifting off; vertigo; excoriating, albuminous leucorrhea, agg. before menses; ravenous appetite; excessive tired feeling; pulse 80 and weak; mental depression.

||Subject to profuse menstruation; childless; large, fleshy flabby, bloated-looking, with a very sallow complexion, inclined to be (and formerly had been) dropsical from excessive loss of blood; profuse menstruation, which seems to her to be principally water and clots; says there is no outward flow when she lies still, but clots and water pass out of uterus when she gets up; feels so full in uterus that she must rise to get rid of clots; flowed fearfully during night; very low, scarcely able to speak aloud.

||Severe menorrhagia for past twelve years at every menstrual period, lasting a week or ten days, sometimes longer; pale, thin, weak, very nervous.

||Profuse discharge of dark, clotted blood of fetid odor, with pain and tenderness in one or both ovaries.

|Dysmenorrhea of a congestive character, with much ovarian irritation; severe pain in ovaries; uterus and back every few minutes; scanty, pale flow accompanied by false membranes; poor appetite, thickly-coated tongue.

||Subject to headaches ever since menstruation appeared at age of fifteen; headache mostly on top of head; appetite poor, pain in left chest with some cough; total suppression of menses for last eight months; severe pain in back, is unable to ride in carriage; pain in uterine region, especially over ovarian region, agg. left side, vomiting of mucus and blood daily; no sleep; some leucorrhea; hysterical; no uterine displacement, but great congestion in pelvic region.

|Suppression of menses without apparent cause; trouble-some cough; considerable expectoration; sometimes also dry cough; stitching pains in chest; especially left side; night sweats; loss of appetite; pain in ovaries, especially 1; general debility, headache; leucorrhea; chlorotic; anemic, as if in first stage of consumption.

||Menses suppressed for last fourteen months; very irritable and depressed; uneasiness in region of stomach; pain in ovarian region, especially l.; skin hot and dry; constipation, stools dry and hard; no appetite; stitching pains in chest, agg. worse in left side; constant hacking cough; considerable expectoration; night sweats; general prostration; great uneasiness in lower extremities.

||Mild leucorrhea.

|Climaxis: vertigo; frequent flushing; metrorrhagia.

 

PREGNANCY, PARTURITION AND LACTATION. Abortion: bearing-down pains, as if everything would come from her; in flabby constitutions; from general atony of uterus: with or without hemorrhage.

||Has aborted a number of times at third month; is now about three months pregnant; for last ten days has had more or less hemorrhage every day, some days quite bad; not so much at night; blood passes a number of times through day, in dark-colored clots.

|Postpartum hemorrhages from a flabby, atonic condition of uterus.

|Constant flooding; every minutes, expulsion of a large clot of bright red blood, with bearing-down pains.

|  Persistent hemorrhage of brownish blood, with want of uterine contraction.

||One and a half hours after delivery commenced to flow violently.

|Passive hemorrhage after miscarriage, blood in lumps, flooding for days and weeks.

||Severe flooding two weeks after labor; large bright-red clots, no pain; very weak.

Very profuse lochial discharge, very dark in color, almost black.

||Agalactia; chronic inflammation, and induration of mamma.

Galactorrhea.

||Promotes expulsion of foreign bodies from the uterus.

|Puerperal peritonitis, with constant flooding; high fever; secretion putrid; abdomen excessively tender and tympanitic.

||Puerperal peritonitis; aborted about two days since, at about three months: constant fever; pulse 120; cannot bear least pressure on any portion of bowels; about six times today has had sharp, cutting pains in left ovary; has flowed constantly for two days; blood dark, no copious, not attended with bearing down pains; cannot move in bed; is compelled to lie upon her back; constant, dull, frontal headache; loss of appetite, tongue furred.

||For last year vertigo every day, some days so bad she has to go to bed; menses every three weeks for last year; last about ten days and profuse; flows as much again as she did when in health; constant aching distress under left mamma; rheumatic pains in shoulder and back; very weak, not able to work.

|Fibroids and induration of os.

||Discharge of blood from uterus, bright-red, partly fluid, partly clotted, passive congestion of uterus, so that there is a slight oozing of blood after each examination; tissues of uterus feel soft and spongy; os patulous.

Gave Mrs. _ Ustilago 1M., four doses, for aching distress and extreme soreness of os uteri. After twenty-four hours she was cured, but had the following symptoms, never before felt by her: Headache in temples. Pain at root of nose, extending in toward canthi, and up and out at each eyebrow. Pain in back of neck. Great pains in bones all over body, and especially in calves, which are somewhat cramped. Pain in both shoulders, especially in raising arms. Stiffness in shoulder-joints on bringing down the arms on waking-the arms are extended over head when sleeping. Thirst for cold drinks. Felt chilly extremely, but not internally. Frequent urination, with pain at meatus as the last drops and passing.

 

CHEST. Spasmodic tearing at top of left side and passing to sixth or seventh rib, at 3 P.M. when standing or reading, agg. breathing.

Pain in left infraclavicular region in morning.

Drawing pain in left inframammary region, waking me at 3 A.M., amel. turning on back from right side.

Aching, burning distress in sternum and under it in stomach, with neuralgic pains.

Oppression along median line.

Constriction with pain.

Heat and pressure.

 

HEART. Sudden flying pain from heart to stomach, arresting breathing.

Burning pain in cardiac region.

 

RESPIRATORY ORGANS. Feeling as if there were a lump behind larynx, which produces constant inclination to swallow.

 

BACK . Pain in back extending to extreme end of spine.

Severe rheumatic pain in lumbar region, agg. by walking; aching distress in small of back.

Pain in back of neck.

Pain in region of right kidney, agg. sitting still; next day in region of left kidney amel. moving about, with heat, fullness, soreness on deep pressure (but relieved the pain), with uneasiness in left thigh, frequent desire to urinate, stream very small, the following day it requires considerable effort of will to empty the bladder, which is done slowly, pain and soreness in left loin continue; heavy in lumbar region, in bed with uneasiness about bladder (had no desire to urinate on going to bed), woke early in morning with distended feeling in bladder, micturition slow and difficult, urine scarcely colored, pain in back, agg. next night, agg. lying on face, amel. lying on right side.

Bearing down in sacral region as in dysmenorrhea, changing to left ovarian region and gradually extending through hip.

 

UPPER LIMBS. Pain in both shoulders, especially in raising arms.

Pain in shoulder joints; rheumatic, in muscles of right shoulder, all night.

Intermittent, numb tingling sensation in right arm and hand every day.

Stiffness in shoulder-joints on bringing down the arms on waking-arms extended over head when sleeping.

Pain in right elbow, agg. by motion.

Stitching along metacarpal bone of right index.

Rheumatic drawing pain in finger-joints, agg. second joint of right index, all afternoon.

|Hypertrophy or loss of nails.

Rheumatic pains in arms, hands and fingers.

Dull rheumatic pains in right elbow joint on motion.

Severe drawing pains in joints of all fingers.

Fine, sticking pains along metacarpal bone of right forefinger, every few seconds.

Sharp, cutting pains along metacarpal bones of right hand.

 

LOWER LIMBS. Pain in left knee when walking, increasing to cramp, obliging me to lean upon the arm of a friend; the pain, with occasional cramps, lasted all the evening, agg. raising foot so as to press upon toes.

Cramp-like stiffness in left leg, agg. raising foot so as to press upon toes.

Feet swollen in morning.

Cutting in bones of right hand and foot.

Frequent rheumatic symptoms in arms, fingers and legs.

Rheumatic pains in legs.

Flying rheumatic pains in metatarsal bones of right foot.

Great pains in bones all over body, and especially in calves which are somewhat cramped.

 

SKIN. The scalp became one filthy mass of inflammation, two-third of the hair came out, the rest matted together, with oozing of watery semen from scalp, eruption like rubeola on neck and chest, gradually extending to feet, thickest on chest and joints, itching agg. night, rubbing any part brought out the eruption, on face and neck it was the patches like ringworm, but not vesicular.

Tendency to small boils.

Boils on nape.

Congested feeling in skin.

Skin dry and hot; congested.

Painful, destructive disease of nails.

Paresthesia of the skin; pricking, burning, itching, a marked erythema of the skin of the uncovered parts of the body, followed by a parchment-like, dark brown skin with rhagades agg. by warmth.

Roulin observed loss of hair and sometimes the teeth occurred both in animals and men; that mules fed on it often cast their hoofs, and that fowls laid eggs without shells; it has caused loss of hair on animals, and cured complete alopecia.

Pustular ulceration of the skin, scald-head and various forms of eczema.

Copper-colored spots on skin; secondary syphilis; macula.

Negro, urticaria of six years standing, troubled more or less all the time; every night itching, scratching parts produces large pale welts on body, arms and legs.

 

SLEEP. Difficult falling asleep and then unpleasant dreams.

Restless night; with fever, with troubled dreams.

Sexual dreams; without emission; and disgusting, waking him, arose and urinated with difficulty and tenesmus.

 

FEVER. Chills running up and down back.

Heat at night, during sleep.

Internal heat; with vertigo; agg. eyes, which are inflamed and sensitive to light, eyeball sore to touch; intermittent; pulse normal.

Burning in face and scalp.

Skin dry; at night; and hot.

Relapsing; very profuse sweat; slight nausea; oppression of chest, cerebral disturbance, and great irritability.

Thirst for cold drinks.

Chilly externally, but not internally.

 

GENERALITIES.  Neuralgic pains in forehead, hands and feet.

Rheumatic pains all up and down left side, with cutting in left knee and calf if I pressed any weight upon toes or flexed knee with any weight upon it.

Rheumatic pains in muscles of arms, hands, fingers, and small of back, those in back agg. walking.

Symptoms of a cold.

Malaise as if I had taken cold; felt sick with a cold, continual watery flow from nose and eyes, with occasional chills.

Languor: during the day, with headache, agg. noon, and with burning frontal headache at 9 P.M.; in morning on rising; at 2 P.M.

Faint feeling at 11 A.M. in a warm lecture-room.

Faint spells beginning in epigastrium, with small pains in hypochondrium and bowels.

 

COMPARE:

SECALE USTILAGO
Burning; in all parts of the body, as if sparks of fire were falling on patient. Burning; in esophagus, stomach, ovaries, heart face, scalp; less on the skin.
Agg. warmth, covering affected, feeble agg. from heat, all diseases. Faintness and oppression in a warm room; agg. from warmth less marked.
Adapted to thin, scrawny, feeble cachectic women; irritable, nervous pale, sunken countenance. Adapted to weak, relaxed, atonic patients; irritable, despondent, weak mentally.
Hemorrhage; copious, thin, black watery, decomposed, bloody; hemorrhagic diathesis; the slightest wound may bleed for weeks; defibrinated. Hemorrhage; passive, oozing, dark, clotted, bloody, forming long, black, string clots; partly dark, partly clotted and stringy, or thin and watery.

RELATIONS.   Compare: Mel., Med., Mez., Psor., Vinc. m., in crusta lactea and other scalp affections of childhood; Bry., Ham., Mill., Phos., in vicarious menstruation; Agar., Mur., Sep., in bearing down an uterine collapse; Helon., Lys., Nat. h. Sec., delayed subinvolution; Mala., Sec., affections of the hair and nails; Act., Caul., Thuj., Sul., Vib. o. in left ovarian pain; Bov., Elaps, Graph., Ham., in intermittent flow; Sang., Urt. ur., pain and rheumatic affections of right shoulder; Sang., left inframammary pain extending to scapula; Lac-c., Kali bi., Puls., erratic rheumatic pains; Sul., faint all-gone sensation at 11 A.M.; Cob., backache and seminal emissions; Bov., flow midway between the periods; Canth., Pyr., Sec., in expelling foreign bodies from the uterus.>


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