GUAIAC. Resin of Guaiacum. See Hahnemann’s “Chronic Diseases.” III. Duration of Action: five weeks.
Graph, Mercurius, Nux.-v.
Burning itching of the skin, increased by scratching. General uncomfortableness of the whole body Exhaustion, as after great exertions, especially in the thighs and arms. Consumption and hectic fever, in men of a dry constitution. Laziness and dread of exercise.
The majority of the symptoms occur when sitting, most of them immediately after rising in the morning, or in the evening before going to bed; some from nine to twelve o’clock in the forenoon.
Great drowsiness in the afternoon. Sleep full of dreams. Nightmare when lying on the back, waking with screams. Frequent waking from sleep, as if by fright.
Shuddering and feverish chills in the back. Internal chilliness through the whole body, followed by heat, especially in the face, without thirst, towards evening.
Peevish. Contemptuous mood. Refractory. Disinclination to labor. Weakness of memory.
Headache, at night, like a pressure in the brain from below upwards. Headache across the forehead. Lacerating in the whole left side of the head. Drawing lacerating in the occiput and forehead. Violent lancinations in the brain, from below upwards. Sensation as if the brain were detached and loose. External headache. Pulsative throbbing in the outer parts of the head.
Swelling of the eyes. Sensation of swelling and protrusion of the eyes. Dilated pupils. Amaurosis a few days.
Painful dragging and lacerating in the left ear.
The face is red and painfully swollen.
TEETH AND JAWS.
Dull ache in the left jaw. Toothache.
APPETITE AND TASTE.
Want of appetite, and aversion to everything. Aversion to milk. Violent hunger, afternoon and evening.
Empty eructations. Nausea, occasioned by a sensation as if mucus were in the throat. Violent vomiting of watery mucus, in the morning, with great exertion.
STOMACH AND ABDOMEN.
Frequently-returning pressure in the pit of the stomach, with difficulty of breathing, oppression of the chest, and anguish. Constrictive sensation in the region of the stomach with anguish and difficult breathing. Pinching cutting through the abdomen, when taking an inspiration.
Constipation. Soft stool, in pieces. Thin, slimy stool after previous pinching in the abdomen.
Frequent and urging desire to urinate, even directly after an emission of urine. He is obliged to urinate every half-hour;
considerable quantity of urine at a time, which has sometimes a fetid smell. Stitches in the neck of the bladder after micturition.
Nocturnal emission, without lascivious dreams. Increase of leucorrhoea.
LARYNX AND CHEST.
Suddenly attacked with a sensation of obstruction in the chest, in the region of the heart, as if the breaking would be arrested. Dry cough, returning until some expectoration sets in. Cough, with expectoration of fetid pus. Stitches in the left side.
Contractive pain between the scapulae. Rheumatic stiffness in the whole left side of the back. Drawing and lacerating along the right side of the spinal column. Lancinating laceration in the borders of scapulae. Corrosive itching of the back by day. Aching in the nape of the neck, on the right and left side of the vertebrae.
Painful, drawing laceration in the arm. Feeling of exhaustion of the upper arms, as after heavy work.
Exhaustion of the lower limbs. Tension in the thighs. Severe lacerating and drawing pain in the legs. Pain as from bruised in the thigh. Drawing pain in the knee, terminating in a stitch.