Headache every morning on awaking or after dinner of else on every change of weather. Pulsating, beating headache with heat on head, especially on vertex, or on right side or over eyes preceding a cold in head with stiffness in neck. Unilateral headache, creeping, gradually toward left side, until it makes a complete journey around head. Unilateral temporal pain with palpitation.


Stiff neck.

Cannot think or fix attention.

Listless and stupid.


Face red.

Speech thick.

Thought slow.

Pulse full, round and seems to flow under the fingers like a current of water.

Double vision.

Staggering as if drink when trying to move.

Roaring in ears.

Head feels enlarged.

Cold sweat.

Cold feet.

Back part of head seems to have a spot four inches square that is turning to ice.

Pulsation of carotids.

Pain in limbs.

Occiput feels numb.

Passive congestion.

Dullness of all mental faculties.

Excessive irritability of body and mind.

Difficulty to open eyes or to keep them open.

Dilatation of the pupil, amaurotic diplopia.

Blindness, dimness of sight.

Feeling of emptiness and weakness in stomach and bowels.

Diarrhoea from exciting emotions, sometimes involuntary.

Dysmenorrhoea of a neuralgic or spasmodic involuntary.

Dysmenorrhoea of a neuralgic or spasmodic character.

Feeling as if the heart would stop beating if she did nor move about.

Symptoms: Headache; neuralgic, pain beginning in upper cervical portion of spine; vertebra prominens sensitive; extending over whole head, causing bursting pain in forehead and eyeballs; worse at 10 A.M. when lying, with nausea, vomiting, cold sweat and cold feet with cramp-like drawing, tearing pains in upper cervical and occiput regions, extending upward and forward worse from exertion or study, of a remittent or intermittent character; excruciating, accompanied by slight nausea; from emotional excitement.

Heavy feeling of head; band-feeling around and occipital headache.

Dull heavy ache, with heaviness of eyelids; bruised sensation, better compression and lying with head high.

Pain in temple extending into ear and wing of nose, chin.

Headache with muscular soreness of neck and shoulders.

Headache preceded by blindness, better profuse urination.

Scalp sore to touch; wants to have head raised on a pillow.

Dull, tired, prostrating headache at base of brain; wants head high; sometimes better by profuse urination.

The most characteristic headache of Gelsemium is a dull tired headache at the base of brain.

The patient wants to lie with head raised upon a high pillow and lie perfectly still.

It is worse by mental labour, smoking tobacco, lying with head low and in the heat of the sun.

It is worse by mental labour, smoking, tobacco, lying with head low and in the heat of the sun.

It is temporarily better by pressure and stimulants.

Such headaches often follow a debauch.

Sometimes we have a headache from passive congestion; then the pain begins in the occiput and spreads all over head.

The headache is relieved by a profuse flow of urine.

Gelsemium has another sick headache that is preceded blindness.

As the head begins to ache the blindness disappears.

The sick headache of this remedy is not accompanied by much nausea and vomiting.

The headache begins in the nape of neck, passes up over the head and settles down over the eyes.

It is usually worse in the morning and is accompanied by stiff neck or it begins at 2 or 3 A.M. and reached its acme in the afternoon.

The patient cannot think effectively or fix his attention.

He becomes listless and stupid; he has dizziness with blurred sight and heaviness of the head.

These symptoms are alleviated by the discharge of watery looking urine.

The face is a suffused red colour.

The eyes grow heavy and blood shot.

There is great difficult in lifting the upper lids; often, too, the speech is thick, as the tongue were un-widely.

Altogether the face has the appearance of one under the influence of liquor.

Thought is slow so that the patient answers questions either slowly or imperfectly.

This condition is accompanied by a pulse which is full and round and seems to flow under the fingers like a current of water.

Not infrequently the headache is preceded by blindness as under Psorinum.

A headache which is associated with a feeling as though there were a band around the head or across the forehead.

Headache with soreness of the eyes on moving them.

Commences with dimness of sight and double vision, vertigo, heaviness or lightness of head; wild feelings alternating with uterine pains, worse about 10 A.M. and when lying down, better from shaking head, from sitting and reclining head on high pillow, from profuse emission of urine; sun-headache.

Patient finds himself getting blind before headache, roaring in ears, hates to speak or to be spoken to during the headaches.


Type: Catarrhal. Gastric. Rheumatism Nervous. Migraine.

Location: Forehead. Occiput. One side of head. Temples. Right side of forehead. Left side of forehead. Over eye brows. Above left eye.

Character of pain: Burning, bursting, cutting, darting, stabbing, pressing, stitching, shooting, sore, bruised, tearing, throbbing, pricking, stinging.

Causes: Suppressed catarrh; gastric irritation.

Extension: forehead, face, occiput, vertex, back.

Aggravation: Morning; morning on waking; 5 A.M. noon; evening; cold air; taking cold; suppressed coryza; coughing; after dinner; lying on painful side; during menses; motion; noise; after sleep; in a small spot; stooping; touch; walking in open air.

Amelioration: Evening; open air; cold application; after eating; epistaxis; leaning against something; lying down; light; external pressure; tea.

Attending Symptoms” Blindness.

Aversion to light, to noise.

Face blotched and bloated and covered with pimples or acne.

Whites of the eyes are yellow.

Tongue is thick and broad.

Nausea, eructation and vomiting.


Flabby persons with light hair, and blue eyes.

Persons subject to catarrhs of mucus surfaces.

Symptoms: Supra-orbital headache.

It may be periodical in its return but is particularly excited by gastric irritation.

Although it is neuralgic in character, it is reflex from gastric irritation.

The patient is affected with blindness, more or less marked, objects become obscured and less distinct, the headache then begins.

It is violent, and is attended by aversion to light and to noise and the sight returns as the headache grows worse.

With this headache the face is apt to be blotched and covered with pimples or acne.

It is shallow and yellowish as if the patient were bilious.

The whites of the eyes are yellow and little puffed.

The tongue is thick and broad and scalloped on its edges as though it taken the imprint of the teeth.

Pains appear in small spots which can be covered by a silver dollar or the point of a finger, especially in the sick headache which is preceded by blindness.

Pain appears and disappears suddenly.

Pains fly from one place to another.

Blindness followed by violent headache which comes with the sun, must lie down, aversion to light and noise; sight returns with the increasing headache.

In the morning when awaking, pain in the forehead and vertex, later extends to the back of the head.

Soon after dinner a dull heavy throbbing above the eyes, as if the head would burst, relieved by lying or pressing the head against anything or in the open air, worse stooping or moving about, often caused by the suppression of a chronic catarrh.

Violent pricking, stinging pain from root of nose extending over orbital arch to external angle of the eyes, with obscuration of sight as if scales were before eyes, beginning in the morning, increases at noon and disappears towards evening.

Headache comes and goes with the sun.

Complete obscuration of sight is followed by violent headache, compelling one to lie down with great aversion to light and noise.

The sight returns with the increasing headache.

Headache from suppressed discharge from the nose.

Headache; violent shooting pain from root of nose along left orbital ridge to extreme angle of eyes; with dim sight, as if a scale were over eye; begins in morning increases till noon, and ceases towards evening, frontal usually over one eye; neuralgic, confined to a small spot, with dimness of sight; burning with vertigo, during which all objects, seem to be enveloped in a yellow mist.

Type: Catarrhal, Neuralgic. Uterine. Gastric. Rheumatic. Congestive. Menstrual. Migraine. Hysterical.

Location: Forehead. Occiput. Temples. Vertex. Brain. One side of head. Left side of head. Right side of head. Over eyes. Over left eye. Over right eye.

Character of pain: Boring digging, bursting, crushing, cutting, drawing, dull, jerking, pressing, shooting, sore bruised, stitching, stunning, tearing, pulsation, beating, throbbing.

Causes: Heat of sun; intellectual labour; malaria; abuse of quinine; suppressed catarrh; fasting; depressing emotions especially loud grief; mental or bodily exhaustion; zymotic diseases.

Extension: Ears, Eyes, neck, nose, teeth, occiput, root of nose, shoulders, forehead.

Aggravation: Morning; morning in bed; morning on rising; morning on waking; forenoon; after noon; evening; night; before midnight; cold air; open air; loss of animal fluid; ascending steps; during climaxis; closing eyes; coffee; from becoming cold; from taking cold; while constipated; suppressed catarrh; coughing; pressure of hat; jar; looking upward; lying; before menses; at the commencement of menses; during menses; after menses; mental exertion; motion; moving head; abuse of narcotics; noise; odor of coffee; every day; external pressure; raising head; reading; riding in a carriage; sexual excesses; excessive pollutions; sitting; after sleep; spirituous liquor; in a spot; stepping heavily; pressing at stool stooping; exposure to sun; walking; changes of weather; damp cold weather; wine; wrapping up head.

Amelioration: Open air; cold application; during eating; excitement of emotion; lying; external pressure; wrapping up head; heat; belching up wind; lying down after eating; appearance of discharges.

Attending Symptoms: Yellow face.

Flushed cheeks.

Sparkling before eyes.



Inclination to lie down.



Stiffness of neck.

Flickering before eyes.

Heat in head especially in vertex.

Dreads to go to sleep as it aggravated headaches.

Burning in vertex.

Very pale face.

Confused mind.

Dark redness of face.

Puffed face.

Blurred vision.



Excessive nausea with repeated vomiting of mucus and bile.

Pulse weak and irregular.

Scalp very sensitive.

Vertigo with paleness of face.

Suppressed coryza.

Menstrual irregularities.

Women at the climacteric period.

Cannot bear anything tight around the waist.

Pain in left ovarian region.

Larynx and throat very sensitive to touch.

Despondent mood.

Tongue paralysed.

Symptoms: Headache; extending into root of nose pressive with nausea; in left frontal eminence; over eyes and in occiput; every morning on rising; intense pain on one side, extending to neck and shoulders; in pain on one side, extending neuralgic, with darting pains above left side, better from warm applications; pressing, bursting pain in pimples, better when lying down; more on vertex and left side and over eyes.

Headache pressing, a bursting pain in temple, aggravation from motion, pressure, stooping, lying, after sleep; dreads to go sleep because she wakes with such a headache.

It is one of our best remedies for sun-headaches, remote effect of sun-stroke (after Glon).

The patient is troubled with headache every time he is exposed to the sun heat and the trouble has become chronic (Nat.C.).

Weight or pressure on the vertex is another characteristic.

This is found mostly in women suffering at the menopause; and coupled with it in such cases there is sometimes burning on he vertex.

With the headache very pale face and the patient sleeps into the headache, dreads to sleep because she awakens with such a distressing headache.

Headache extending into nose, comes mostly in acute catarrh, especially when the discharge has been suppressed or stops after sleep.

Headache at climaxis.

Headache, aggravation in and over left eye, throbbing with sharp pains, very severe coryza, dysmenorrhoea with such a headache; all pains relieved with the appearance of the discharge.

Headache from disorder stomach or bowels and of zymotic diseases with throbbing pains in head, confused mind, dark redness of face, puffed face, blurred vision, palpitation and fainting.

Sharp sticking pains concentrating at the root of nose, or pains go from zygoma to ear; or shooting from head down through the eyes.

Intense headache going down into the shoulders and neck of the affected side with slight stiffness of neck.

Burning pressure from within outward, from top of head into the eye etc., excessive nausea, with repeated vomiting of mucus and bile.

Headache in sun; from mental or bodily exhaustion with tendency to faint, from depressing emotions, especially loud grief.

Pulse weak and irregular, general sensation of stiffness and pain in left side.

Scalp very sensitive.

Pains relieved as soon as menses flow, boring in vertex, during climaxis; frontal headache, faint on rising, mental and bodily exhaustion.

Temporal nerves of one side, painful with throbbing in the temples; heat in head; vertigo with paleness of face, frontal headache with suppressed coryza.

A pulsating headache usually in left temple and over the eyes with mental confusion, before the development of coryza, relieved as soon as the coryza appears; headache is relieved as soon as the discharge is established.

The headache may also arise from disorders of stomach or bowels or may be an accompaniments of fevers and of diseases of zymotic origin.

The patient has an upward tendency of the blood, with throbbing in the head, dark redness of the face, puffed face, confession of mind, all the way from simple confusion to absolute stupor, often accompanied too, by partial blindness, palpitation of heart and fainting.

Pains go from zygoma to ear.

Pains from the head going down through and into the eyes.

Pains of rheumatic origin in head going down into the shoulder and neck of the affected side and often accompanied by slight stiffness of the neck.

Violent pain in head with yellow face and flushed cheeks.

Headache with congestion of blood, sparkling before the eyes, drowsiness, shivering and inclination to lie down or with nausea and vomiting.

Headache preceding coryza.

Cephalgic from heat of sun.

Pains deeply seated in brain or in the sockets of the eyes or above the eyes or in occiput with stiffness in nape of neck.

Pain as from a bruise in crown of head or sensation of boring with jerks and throbbing on moving the head.

Heaviness or pressure in head as if it were going to burst or tension as from threads drawn for occiput towards the eyes or shooting as from knives in different parts of the head and as far as the eyes.

Pressing headaches in temples as if brain were pressing out, in the morning after rising, from stooping and from motion agg. from pressure and when ascending, amelioration from lying down after eating.

Cutting headache as if a part of the right side of the head were cut off, aggravation after rising or ascending, amelioration from heat and after belching up wind.

Pains which spread from the interior of head to ears, nose, and neck.

Headache every morning on awaking or after dinner of else on every change of weather.

Pulsating, beating headache with heat on head, especially on vertex, or on right side or over eyes preceding a cold in head with stiffness in neck.

Unilateral headache, creeping, gradually toward left side, until it makes a complete journey around head.

Unilateral temporal pain with palpitation.


Type: Catarrhal. Gastric. Menstrual. Rheumatic. Uterine. Neuralgic.

Location: Brain. forehead. Left side of forehead. Occiput. One side of head. Right side of head. Left side of head. Temples. Vertex. Over eyes. Over right eye.

Character of pain: Aching, throbbing, beating, pulsating, hammering, tearing, pressing, nail-like, tensive, stitching, jerking, stupefying, shooting, boring, bursting, cutting, drawing, sore bruised.

Cause: Brain work; vexation; fasting; anger; contradiction; chill; abuse of coffee; malaria.

Extension: Back, face, neck, nose, teeth, occiput, vertex.

Aggravation: Day time; morning in bed; morning on rising; morning on waking; noon; afternoon; 1 P.M. 4-8 P.M. evening; evening in bed; 7 P.M. night; from cold air; open air; anger; on ascending steps; on going to bed; bending head backward; after breakfast; coffee; coition; from becoming cold; suppressed coryza, coughing; after eating; excitement of emotion; fasting if hunger is not appeased at once; pressure of hat; from becoming heated; limbs becoming heated; jar; lifting; light; lying down; before menses; during menses; after menses; mental exertion; mortification; motion; moving head; noise; strong odors; every day; every seven days; suppressed perspiration, external pressure; reading; riding in a carriage; stooping; upright erect position; in a crowded room; excessive pollutions; after onanism; shaking head; sitting; after sleep; spirituous liquor; heavily stepping; pressing at stool; after stool; stooping; straining eyes; summer season; touch; turning body; turning head; vexation; while walking; walking in open air; warm room; washing head; cold weather; damp cold weather; getting wet; wine; wrapping up head; writing.

Amelioration: Cold air: open air; during eating; lying down; motion; external pressure; walking; walking in open air; weeping; uncovering head.


Type: Catarrhal. Rheumatic. Neuralgic. Syphilitics. Periodical. Traumatic. Menstrual.

Location: Forehead. Vertex. Occiput. all parts of head. Bones of head. Left side of head. Brain. Over eyes. Over left eye. Right side of head. Left side of head. Temples.

Character of pain: Jerking, drawing, cutting,m bursting, burning, boring, tearing, pressing, lancinating, throbbing, beating, pulsating, band-like, hammering, stitching, sore, bruised, stunning, stupefying.

Causes: Mercury; syphilis; constipation; pressure of hat; riding in a car.

Extension: Back, eyes.

Aggravation: Morning in bed; morning on waking; afternoon; evening; at night; cold air; after bathing; binding up the hair; blowing nose; from becoming cold; coughing; during dinner; after dinner; pressure of hat; jar; lying; before menses; at commencement of menses; during menses; mental exertion; mercury; motion; noise; rattling of vehicles; riding in a carriage; noise and jarring of a carriage; rubbing; shaking head; after sleep; sneezing; spirituous liquors; stepping; touch; walking; washing head; wrapping up head.

Amelioration: Morning on rising; lying; mental exertion; riding in car; wrapping up head; cold air; breakfast.

Attending Symptoms: Hair falls out.

Nausea, vomiting.

Symptoms: Pressing headache from without to within with nausea.

Worse noise, better lying down, when riding in a carriage.

Headache on waking in the morning.

Great sensitiveness of head to noise of carriage or to a heavy tread.

Attack of headache with nausea and vomiting.

Sensation of fullness and heaviness in head with tension and pressure extending to eyes.

Tearing in forehead, vertex and occiput, lancinating in almost all part of head which sometimes compel the patient to lie down and disturb sleep at night.

Pulsative headache, drawing and pressive pains in bones of head with sensation as if they were constricted with a tape; worse evening, night; better cold air; while riding in a carriage.

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