IDENTIFICATION: Metastasis: The changing of one set of symptoms into another.
ESSENTIAL: The changing of one set of symptoms into another. Cross, irritable, anxious, depressed. Blue rings around dull eyes. Face cold, dry, pale, wrinkled. Stomach cold as if swimming in cold water. As if bowels were sinking down. Worse: Cold air, suppressed secretions, and night. Epistaxis; bloody urine; trembling.
IMPORTANT: Food passes undigested. Pain in lumbar region to along spermatic cords. Hard lumps in abdomen. Hands and feet cold and prickle. Painful contraction of limbs. Gnawing hunger and whining. Ill effects of suppressed conditions, especially in gouty subjects. Feels as if she would like to do something cruel. As of creeping chills along convolutions of brain, with pricking. Sharp pains here and there, but especially in ovaries and joints.
INDIVIDUAL: Gnawing pain in stomach, night. Piles bleed as soon as rheumatism is better. Rheumatism from suppressed diarrhoea or piles.
CLINICAL: ANGIOMA in face.
CHILBLAINS: Itching (if muscular twitchings: Agar; if mentally irritable, Nux.).
CHLOROSIS: Blue rings around dull eyes; abdomen distended; disturbed digestion; pulse weak and small.
COLIC: Haemorrhoidal; ebullitions with general heat and distended veins of forehead and hands; restless.
EPISTAXIS and HYDROCELE of boys.
ERUPTIONS: Of face, become suppressed and turn purple.
GASTRALGIA: Appetite lost; great anxiety and depression; slimy taste; stomach as if hanging or swimming in water; all irritants feel cold and dull; pains cut, gnaw, burn with sometimes contraction and stinging; mostly worse night; never entirely free from pain even in intervals between spasms; after suppressed gout.
INDIGESTION: Intense morbid appetite; gnawing, constricting; vomits large quantities of offensive fluid.
INFLUENZA: After, in children, great weakness and prostration, and a sort of hectic fever.
MARASMUS: Especially children and especially lower limbs (Amm. mur. has a body that looks like a pumpkin on sticks); ravenous appetite; comedones; slimy taste; neck too weak to support head; face cold, pale, blue rings around eyes, wrinkled, old looking; hectic fever with chilliness; very weak; often colicky pains; alternating constipation and diarrhoea; stools lienteric; skin flabby and hangs loose.
NEWBORN: Epistaxis; hydrocele; emaciation; blood and moisture oozes from navel.
PILES: When rheumatisms abate or improve; frequent urging; bloody stools; pain in sacrum; protrude; burn on touch and pressure.
PLEURISY: Exudation; when after Aconite or Bryonia a pressing sense remains in affected in affected side which impeded breathing.
RHEUMATISM: Metastatic; from suppressed diarrhoea; pain in arms, wrists, shoulders and ankles; troublesome cough; pains across chest, severe about heart; very lame and sore all over; high fever; painful, inflammatory, before swelling begins; after sudden checked diarrhoea, cannot move a hand, foot or head suffers much but no swelling.
MISCELLANEOUS: Follows well Acon. and Bry. in pleurisy (see clinical above): Hep in boils (Abrot. is depressed, Hep. irritable); COMPARE: In chilblains: Agar. (twitching); and Nux (irritable). Diarrhoea is the Abrot. patients greatest relief, like Nat. sulph. (which has morning diarrhoea) and Zinc. (which has fidgety feet); Calc. is better constipated.
Constipation aggravates the rheumatism in Abrot., the mind in Natr. sulph. and in general in Zinc. The principal remedies for acute endocarditis are Abort. especially if metastatic; Kalm. with a slow pulse and wandering pains about heart; Sep. sympathetic with uterine troubles and Spong. with suffocative spells. The Abrot. trouble wanders around but, unlike Puls. and other remedies, it not only changes places but also changes the character of the symptoms, while Puls. and the others stick to the original forms.
The Homoeopathic Recorder
Vol. XLV., No. 12.