An excellent compilation of symptoms of homeopathic medicine Opium from the book Pearls of Homeopathy by M.E. Douglass, published in 1903….

Suitable especially to children and old people.

Diseases: of first and second childhood; from fright, bad effects of, the fear still remaining; from charcoal vapors, of drunkards.

All complaints: with great sopor; painless, complains of nothing, wants nothing.

Screaming, before or during the spasm.

Sleep: heavy, stupid; with stertorous breathing, red face, eyes half-closed; after the spasm.

Sleepy, but cannot sleep; sleeplessness with acuteness of hearing; clocks striking and cocks crowing at a great distance keep her awake.

Bed feels so hot she cannot lie on it; moves often in search of a cool place; must be uncovered.

Want of susceptibility to remedies; lack of vital reaction.

Digestive organs inactive; peristaltic action reversed or paralyzed; bowels seem closed.

Constipation: of children; of corpulent, good-natured women, from inaction or paresis; from lead; stool hard, round, black balls. Involuntary stools, especially after fright.

Urine: retained, bladder full; post-partum; nursing children after passion of nurse; in fever or acute illness.

Opium renders the intestines so sluggish, that the most active purgatives lose their power.

Persistent diarrhoea in those treated with large doses of the drug.

Complete loss of consciousness, with slow, stertorous breathing; insensibility to external impressions.

burning, hot, and dry.

Fear of impending death.

Complete insensibility, so that it was impossible, either by pulling the hair, or pinching the skin, to excite any wincing or signs of uneasiness, nor was any effects produced by the sudden affusion of cold water.

Insensibility, accompanied with a complete apoplectic respiration.

Cold sweat on the forehead.

Pupils contracted.

Face flushed, or pale.

Great thirst.

Griping in the abdomen, with constipation.

Cutting in the abdomen.

Pressive pain in the abdomen, as if the intestines would be cut to pieces.

Deep snoring respiration, with open mouth.

Respirations long and sighing.

Deep and frequent sighing.’ Pulse slow, with slow stertorous respiration; exceedingly red distended face, and extremely profuse perspiration, with convulsions.

Although he is sleepy he is unable to fall asleep, in slow pulse.

Unrefreshing soporous sleep, with eyes half open and morning. Shaking chill at 11 A.M.; body cold, or coldness only of the limbs, abdomen, back, hands, and feet.

Chill with hot head and deep sleep, with profuse sweat about the head.

Hot, profuse morning-sweat, wants to be uncovered. Worse during sweat.

Melford Eugene Douglass
M.E.Douglass, MD, was a Lecturer of Dermatology in the Southern Homeopathic Medical College of Baltimore. He was the author of - Skin Diseases: Their Description, Etiology, Diagnosis and Treatment; Repertory of Tongue Symptoms; Characteristics of the Homoeopathic Materia Medica.