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Mind and Disposition.- Mental irritability.

Clearing up of mental function after sharp stabbing pain in left temple staggering him, the heart felling the impulse immediately.

Mental processes not clear, writes wrong words in letters.

Mental condition upset during profuse menstruation would like to kill somebody.

Head. – Sleepy with headache.

Headache gradually extending to frontal region, worse in center of forehead.

Sense of pressure in center of forehead.

Dull headache in morning, worse when stooping and after rising.

Headache all soreness, worse toward afternoon.

Head feels empty as though scraped, worse at night in bed.

Pain in right side of head above temple.

Sharp stabbing in left temple, followed by clearing up mental function, the heart immediately feeling the impulse.

Sense of pressive fullness starting from posterior prominence of vertex in a central straight line to bridge of nose, followed by fullness in entire vertex extending to bridge of nose.

Aggravation of fullness over vertex, worse along the center to nose and when stooping over.

Aching on top of head across a long coronal suture on blowing nose and after it.

Constant ache in vertex, worse on awaking also on coughing sneezing, or head low.

Heavy pressure on vertex as from a hand (old symptom, absent a year).

Sticking pains in different parts of head and face.

Cannot bear slightest touch though hard pressure relieves for an instant; >by walking the floor.

Pain > by lying on left side of face and body.

Pain in back of head > at times by message slightly, also by heat.

Neuralgic pains.

Neck. – Stiffness on left side of neck, turning in bed.

Stiffness on right side of neck, with intense pain at night; occurs in paroxysms during the day > somewhat by hot applications.

Sudden “cricks” attack first side of neck, than the other < on getting cold turning the head nearly produces convulsions. Pains more severe behind the ears- the mastoid process.

Pain relived on keeping perfectly quiet; sometimes by gently motion.

Stinging contracting pain.

Eyes. – Eyeballs sore.

Ears. – Fullness in ears, worse in right ear, worse by inserting finger.

Intermittent noise as of deep steam-whistle in left ear, and ringing in head.     Ears more clear from ringing and dullness of hearing than for many years, an improvement lasting up to this day. Healing action.

Nose. – Bloody mucus from the nose.

Sulphur -vapor sensation in throat and nose.

Congested sensation in head and nose as before coryza.

Face. – Slight electric current sensation in left side of tongue and face passing over and disappearing in right side of face.

Mouth. – Tongue dry, rough, sore and scraped.

Scraping pain in lateral incisor, aggravated by noises and jarring of cars.

Throat. – Sulphur -vapor sensation in nose and throat.

Throat painful on swallowing.

Appetite. – Aversion to meat.

Appetite diminished.

Desire for sweets.

Most distress after midday and evening meal.

No hunger goes till he feels faint.

Can eat plenty but does not enjoy it.

More thirst than usual.

Thirst for cold drinks though nothing tastes good.

Bad taste in forenoon.

Bitter taste.

Nausea, Vomiting. – Nausea and vomiting with profuse sweat after immense stool at 4 a.m., seven days after taking.

Abdomen. – Abdomen distended with full feeling. (Pulsatilla, which a year ago helped for months a train of symptoms, had only very slight effect.)

Flatulence with ineffectual desire for stool.

Colicky pains in right lower abdomen, sometimes extending behind the hip, and retained urine.

Stool. – Stools green, though normal in consistency.

On straining at stood a sore sensation in nates.

Ineffectual urging to stool, with flatulence.

Urine. – Retained urine, vesical tenesmus after enormous evacuation. Vomiting for twelve hours to 4 p.m.

Frequent urination, worse after getting into bed.

Pressure as from congestion about kidneys.

Male Sexual organs. – Sexual desire lost in man.

Testes relaxed impotent feeling. Unnatural or disgusting, lewd dreams on several nights, or several times in one night.

Female Sexual Organs. – Menses dark green one day.

Pain darting upward in region of left ovary when sitting walking or standing.

Flushed of heat; better afternoons and evening.

Chest. – Wandering sticking pains in chest, worse on right side.

Stitching pain in right upper chest going through to upper part of scapula.

Heart. – Palpitation during evening causing cough.

Sharp pain at apex of heart, better by lying on left side.

Palpitation with a cough with tearing sensation in bronchi and hoarseness.

Heart’s sound keeps him awake while lying on left side.

Dull and constant soreness around heart, and worse in legs and arms.

Back. – Pain in dorsal region.

Lame and stiff in back.

Aching whole length of spine.

A paralytic sensation extending from spine down left leg.

Rheumatic-like fever in trunk, steady dull pain going steadily from trunk to legs, and finally to heels, worse in left knee, worse stepping on heel, on underside of heel (old symptom of inflammatory rheumatism twenty five years ago)

Upper Extremities: Rheumatic pain in left wrist and forearm.

Rheumatic twinges in last two phalangeal articulations of index and middle fingers for a short time in forenoon.

Granting heard in shoulder joints as well as nearly all other joints of the body.

Rheumatic pain in right wrist and arm.

Can’t hold things in left head, power or clumsy.

Palms of hands, which were rough and scaly and bleeding at times, became smooth and natural during the proving. Healing action. (Afterward they went back to former state when general health improved.)

Lower Extremities. – Lower port of both legs asleep, tingling as if from electric battery more in right, immediately.

Sciatic pain in right hip.

Rheumatic pains in limbs.

Dull aching posterior aspect of thing and calf in morning from above downward.

Pain in right sciatic nerve on walking.

Rheumatic pains in front of right thigh.

Drawing aching discomfort in right thigh through hip and knees down through toes, immediately.

Feeling as if somebody were drawing icy hands over thing downward, aggravatingly slow. (This occurred first twelve years ago after a nervous shock and did not return for five years.)

Rheumatic-like fever in trunk, steady dull pain going steadily down to legs and finally to heels, worse in left knee, worse stepping on heel, on underside of heel (old symptoms of inflammatory rheumatism twenty-five years ago.)

Fever. – Chills as soon as beginning to sleep, running up back, preventing sleep.

Chill going down back, followed by paralytic feeling in right cheek.

Wave-like sensation as if it would break out in perspiration.

Profuse perspiration on getting into bed, keeping him awake.

Sleep. – Kept awake by heart’s sound while lying on left side.

As soon as she begins to sleep, chills running up

Sleeplessness constant and troublesome (relieved permanently by a bottle of Pabst Malt Extract).

Drowsy all night while sitting up.

Drowsiness leaves the instant when lying down, so cannot sleep.

Symptoms worse when getting into bed, worse after sunset.

Profuse perspiration on getting into bed, keeping him awake.

Walking frequently at night from no apparent cause.

All symptoms worse in bed.

Dream of strife, busy dreams.

Very vivid lewd dreams, repeated night after night.

General Symptoms. – General tired and sick felling.

Persistent exhaustion and languor, not attributable to spring.

Lame and sore all over.

Trembling all over.

Skin. – Reappearance of an old, slight, pimply eruption on left side of forehead.

Return of a slight eruption on outside of lower legs, burning when scratched worse after scratching.

Relations. – Compare: the Calcareas , Causticum, Hepar, Medorrhinum, Nat. mur., Psorinum, Pulsatilla, Sili., Sulphur, Thuja, Tuberculinum, for its power to reproduce old or suppressed symptoms and conditions; Actea, Lilium tigrinum, Lac caninum, Platina, Sepia, Pyrogen, for nervous reflexes,  and neuralgic conditions from ovarian and uterine irritation: Agaricus, Cur., Tar., Zincum met., for irritation of the cord, spinal reflexes, neurasthenia; electric storms, thunderstorms, Agaricus, Medorrhinum, Nat-c., Phosphorus, Psorinum, Rhododendron, Sepia, Silicea, Syphilinum, Thuja.

Antidotes – Nux vomica, Sulphur and the dynamic potencies of the remedy

Aggravation In bed; towards evening and at night (both mental and physical); in the open air; in the afternoon.

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