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Malaise. Laziness. Dislike to going out of doors.
Wandering of thoughts, little command over mind, distaste for hard study. Peevishness. Nervous and afraid of being run over in the evening on going out. Low spirits; feeling as if something were about to happen, with desire to be alone to unburden himself by crying, (<) 3 to 5 P.M.
Aching in forehead during the fever; boring oppressive, in forehead at 6 P.M., (>) before morning, with general languor; A. in forehead as from congestion at 8.30 A.M., (<) bending head down after eating. Aching on top as from pressure from within and feeling as if the top of the head were blown off.
Lachrymation, (<) exposure to cold; after rising, (<) indoors, with running of clear water from l. nostril, (<) indoors and entering colder room. Pain as if something pressed against posterior part of ball. (<) bending head downward.
Nose and Mouth
Sneezing when indoors. Lips dry. Face pale. Tongue coated white, with islands on it. Taste intensified; T. bitter.
Constriction about junction with oesophagus, when drinking causing difficulty in swallowing liquids, but not solids. Contracted feeling on swallowing tea, especially in posterior part. Raw feeling in back part, increasing from morning till evening, (<) swallowing saliva and in open cold air; rawness, with disposition to swallow saliva.
Appetite increased, especially for meat; lost. Thirst; lost. Nausea (<) indoors. Warmth; pleasant, then desire for food.
Aching in liver region, (<) walking; in r. hypochondrium, as from distention, with faeces, then urging to stool, which resulted in the passage of only hard mucus, the pain continued all day; corresponding to transverse colon, beginning on r. side and going to l., then diarrhoea, which was first white, then putty-like, then vomiting, with griping and ineffectual urging to stool, griping, and coldness and chilliness inside abdomen, passing into legs as far as knees.
Anus and Stool
Itching in anus as from ascarides, (<) in evening, when sitting. Stools freer, softer; omitted; hard, dark; yellow; pale yellow.
Urinary and Genital Organs
Pain as from distention in and over bladder, extending along spermatic cords (as far as contained in inguinal canal), which felt as if varicose. Desire to urinate on waking at 2 A.M., and every time he woke afterwards; desire to urinate, with pain at neck of bladder, as from distention. Frequent micturition; at night, with a small quantity each time. Seminal emission about 4.A.M.
Dry, paroxysmal, in afternoon, from tickling at back of larynx, which was relieved by the cough, with aggravation of the cough in warm room, but not at night in bed.
Rapid, full and soft.
Neck and Back
Carotid vessels in neck feel turgid, especially marked below, decreasing upward. Aching in loins; (<) l., as from exertion, at 9.30 A.M., (<) walking, (>) 3 P.M.
Skin and Sleep
Itching of soles as from chilblains. Waking frequently and walking about the room.
Cold feeling when dressing, beginning in legs, where it was most felt, then in neck, then in whole body, when it became general it was most felt in neck, at 10.45 A.M., with nausea at 11.30, nausea went off at 1 P.M. on going into open air, but coldness increased, with dull frontal headache, dull aching pains in limbs, especially in large joints and loins, great lassitude, especially in gluteal region, tenderness of eyeballs on pressure, skin dry, cutis anserina, veins of limbs reduced in size, cold creeping over whole body, especially in scalp where it began, (<) on leaving fire, no appetite, tongue with a moist white coating, especially in centre, no thirst, pulse rapid, small and weak. Coldness of limbs from wrists and ankles downward. Dislike to touch or drink anything cold from forenoon till evening. Heat after walking, with sweat, especially on head and face.