ALUMINA. Inactivity, rectum. Must strain for a soft stool. Cannot pass stool, till a long accumulation. Abnormal cravings; chalk, charcoal; coffee grounds; for indigestible things.
NUX VOMICA. Frequent and ineffectual desire for stool or passes only small quantities at each attempt. Alternate constipation and diarrhoea. Irritable, and easily angered. Impatient. Oversensitive to noise, light, odours (? music). Chilly; if perspiring and feverish, must be covered. Chilly if she moves.
OPIUM. Want of susceptibility. Complains of nothing. Bowels seems closed. No desire for stool. Even urine may be retained, with full bladder. Bed too hot. Hot sweat. Sleepy but can’t sleep. Moves to find a cool place. Must be uncovered.