LITHIUM CARBONICUM


Homeopathic remedy Lithium Carbonicum drug symptoms and indications from Condensed Materia Medica by Constantine Hering, published in 1877….


      Lithia. HERING. Alkali.

Mind

      Difficulty in remembering name.

Disposed to weep about his lonesome condition.

Anxiety, hopeless, all night.

Inner Head

      Early on waking, headache in vertex and temples after sudden cessation of menses.

Heaviness in sinciput, worse in frontal eminence, Pain and heaviness over the brows, worse toward evening.

Headache ceases while eating, but returns and remains until food is again taken.

Pain in left temple.

Throbbing headache.

Confusion of the head.

Pressure in right side of forehead.

Eyes

      Black motes before eyes; eyes sensitive after using them by candle-light.

Vision uncertain; right half of objects invisible; second day of menses; pain over eyes.

Sunlight blinds him.

Eyes; pain as if sore; pain as from grains of sand; feel dry, and pain after reading.

Throbbing and drawing deep in right eye and around it.

Stitches in right eye.

Ears

      Earache, left side from the throat.

Pain behind left ear, in bone, extending toward the neck.

Nose

      Swollen, red, worse right side; internally sore and dry; shining crusts form.

Nose obstructed above, worse in morning and forenoon.

Mucous discharge in evening.

Dropping from nose in open air.

Face

      Pain right side from root of tooth that has been sawn off, extending to temple; next day same on left side from throat to ear.

Teeth

      Teeth feel numb, dull and loose, cannot bite on them.

Throat

      Sore throat in evening, right side.

Sore throat, pain into ear.

Solid lumps from choanae and fauces, worse morning and forenoon.

Eating and Drinking

      After fruit: diarrhoea.

Nausea and Vomiting

      Acidity of stomach.

Nausea with gnawing in stomach, fulness in temples, headache.

Stomach

      Gnawing in stomach.

Fulness in pit of stomach; cannot endure slightest pressure of clothes.

Hypochondria

      Pressure in hepatic region.

Violent pain in hepatic region, between ilium and ribs.

Sticking pain in left hypochondrium.

Abdomen

      Feels swollen, as if distended with wind.

Violent pain across upper part of abdomen.

Pain in left abdominal ring, like a pressing from within outward.

Stool etc.

      Stools soft, light, yellow, in the morning; offensive at night; stinking flatus in evening; Worse after fruit or chocolate.

Urine

      Flashes of pain in region of bladder, more toward the right, before passing water; pain extends into spermatic cord after urinating.

Tenesmus vesicae with micturition; in the evening, while walking.

Quick, strong tenesmus, with sensitive pain in middle of urethra.

On rising to urinate, a pressing in cardiac region, not ceasing until after urination; morning.

Urine : strong, scanty, dark, acrid; pain when passed, emission difficult; with dark, reddish-brown deposit; turbid, with mucous deposit; profuse, with uric acid deposit.

Frequent, copious urination disturbing sleep.

Male Sexual Organs

      Erection after urination at night.

Gonorrhoea, with alternate hemorrhage and discharge.

Burning in urethra.

Pain in testes, and when sitting, stitches in penis.

Female Sexual Organs

      Menses : late, scanty; cease suddenly, and headache comes on.

Breathing

      On inspiring the air feels cold even into lungs.

Constriction of chest when walking in open air after breakfast, then expectoration of much mucus, by hawking, seemingly from middle of sternum.

Cough

      Violent, in quick shocks, evening while lying; must rise; no sputa; irritation to cough, starts at a small spot posteriorly and inferiorly in throat.

Lungs

      Pressure in middle of chest from within outward towards both sides.

Heart Pulse

      Violent pain in region of heart, as she bent over the bed; morning after rising.

Valvular deficiencies, worse from mental agitation, which cause a fluttering and trembling of heart.

Sudden shocks in cardiac region.

Rheumatic soreness in cardiac region.

Pains in heart before and at time of urinating; also before and at time of menses.

Neck Back

      Sore feeling right side near the spine, on a small spot; worse from pressure; morning on rising.

Prostrate feeling in sacrum at night.

Stitch in sacrum.

Upper Limbs

      Pain near point of right pectoralis major on margin of right shoulder.

Burning stitch in ball of hand in the left thumb.

Itching, throbbing, sensitive pains, in all fingers, worse second and third of left hand, as if in the bones; it extends from hands to finger-ends, only during repose; better on pressure, when grasping and during motion.

Left middle finger painful through and through.

Soreness at margin of nail, with redness and pain.

Lower Limbs

      Itching-burning pain in small spot on right hip, then on thigh, then on little toe; all on external aspect of limb; also, internally on left thigh and knee.

C. Hering
Hering got the degree of M. D. from the University of Wuezburg with highest honours. The theme of his thesis was "De'Medicina Futura" (The medicine of future). Hering left Germany for West Indies and finally arrived at Philadelphia in Jan, 1833. He established a homeopathic school at Allentown, Pennsylvania, commonly known as "Allentown Academy". Soon he became very popular as a physician. He is known as the 'Father of Homeopathy' in America.