Indigestion – 15


Indigestion with chilliness worse every cool change of weather. Nausea accompanies the desire for stool. Chilliness during vomiting. Saliva tenacious, soapy. Dry rough tongue. Vomiting of white tenacious mucus. Aversion to food. Burning thirst for cold drinks. Heart-burn. Bitter taste. Crawling on the tip of the tongue. Cutting pain around the umbilicus.


COLCHICUM

Effects of night-watching. Effects of hard study. Dryness of the skin, dark and scanty urine. Aversion to food and loathing when merely looking at it and still more when smelling it; the smell of broth nauseates and that of fish, eggs or fat meat almost makes him faint. The smell of food causes nausea even to fainting, especially fish. Nausea in an erect position, when moving, at table, with inclination to vomit, with constant flow of saliva. Vomiting of bile or mucus, of the ingesta, with trembling, violent gagging, colic, succeeded by bitterness in mouth and throat. Every motion excites or renews the vomiting. Sensitiveness of the region of the stomach, it does not bear contact. The stomach feels icy cold. Pulsation in the abdomen. Burning in the stomach with heavy pain, sensation of gnawing hunger in the stomach. Distention of abdomen with gas, inability to stretch out legs. Cold feelings in the thigh after period (women). Knees strike together, can hardly walk.

CONIUM

Vertigo when lying down and when turning over in bed. Violent ptyalism. Nausea as soon as food is taken. Great desire for coffee, for salt food and acids. After taking milk sensation of inflation of the abdomen. Suppressed eructations with subsequent pain in stomach.

Emission of cold flatulence; rumbling and grumbling in abdomen. Sensation of soreness and rawness of the stomach and of the abdomen when walking on the stones. Soreness about the root of the tongue. Terrible nausea, acrid heart-burn, and acid eructations, worse on going to bed. Amelioration from eating and aggravation a few hours after meals; acidity and burning. Painful spot the lebel of the sternum. Tremulous weakness after every stool. Interrupted flow of urine. Sweat as soon as one sleeps or even when closing eyes. Violent pains in stomach always two or three hours after eating, better in knee-elbow position. Vomiting of black masses like coffee-grounds; sour and acrid. Sour risings from stomach from eating.

CYCLAMEN

Disturbed digestion, with very salty saliva. Salty taste. Hiccough like eructation, worse fat food. Satiety after a few mouthfuls. Disgust for meat, especially pork. Desire for lemonade. No thirst at all. Tongue coated white. Fine stitches in the surface of the tongue. Redness of the tip of the tongue. Burning of the tip of the tongue. Food tastes flat. Aversion to eat bread and butter; less aversion to warm food. Thirst during night. Thirst and hunger with dryness in the throat.

Nausea and accumulation of water in the mouth. Nausea caused by eating and drinking. Vomiting of mucus followed by sleep. Fullness and pressure in the stomacH as if he had eaten too much. Rumbling in the intestines. Pale face. Dry lips. Stitches in stomach, region of liver, navel, abdomen. Nausea after eating fat food. Complete inappetency. Hiccough during and after eating. Pork disagrees.

CYPRIPEDIUM.

Dyspepsia, the result of mental over-exertion, anxiety or grief.

DIGITALIS.

After eating a weakness in stomach as if the stomach were sinking away or as if life would vanish. Discomfort after eating even a small quantity of light food. Loss of appetite and clean tongue. Continuous thirst with dry lips. Flat slimy taste, bread tastes bitter. Gulping of an acrid or tasteless fluid. Nausea. Vomiting. Colic. Chilliness previous to stool. Stool gray, ash-colored, white as chalk. Blueness of tongue. White-coated tongue. Pulse full; irregular; slow, very slow. Sweet taste with constant ptyalism. Excessive nausea not relieved by vomiting Copious salivation. Neuralgic pains in stomach.

DIOSCOREA

Dull heavy weary pain in stomach worse after eating, relieved by copious eructation of gas. Sharp pain in epigastrium relieved by standing erect. Mouth dry and bitter in morning, tongue coated, no thirst. Belching of large quantities of offensive gas. Sinking of the pit of stomach. Pyrosis. Eructations bitter, sour wind. Pains suddenly shift to distant parts, appear in remote localities as fingers and toes. Rumbling or emission of much flatus. Colic better walking about.

DROSERA.

Aversion to pork. Frequent singultus. Water-brash. Nausea after eating fat food. Colic after eating sour things. Aversion to and bad effects from acids.

DULCAMARA.

Indigestion with chilliness worse every cool change of weather. Nausea accompanies the desire for stool. Chilliness during vomiting. Saliva tenacious, soapy. Dry rough tongue. Vomiting of white tenacious mucus. Aversion to food. Burning thirst for cold drinks. Heart-burn. Bitter taste. Crawling on the tip of the tongue. Cutting pain around the umbilicus.

FLUORIC ACID.

Hunger and thirst especially for wine. Complaints worse from sweets. Feeling of weight on stomach between meals. Bilious diarrhoea soon after drinking especially warm drinks. Aversion to coffee. Eructation and discharge of flatulency. Nausea, eructation and lassitude. Sensation of emptiness in the region of the navel with desire to draw a deep breath, relieved by bandaging and eating. Perspiration particularly in the face. Sour eructations. Wants fancy dishes. Stomach symptoms relieved by tight clothes. Desire for highly seasoned food. Craves cold water, hungry. Flatus and eructations. Teeth feel warm. Profuse sour offensive perspiration. The nails grow more rapidly.

IODUM.

Suffers from hunger, must eat every few hours, anxious and worried if he does not eat. Feels better while eating or after eating, when stomach is full. Empty eructations from morning to night as if every particle of food was turned into air. Ravenous hunger, eats freely and well, yet loses flesh all the time. Constipation with ineffectual urging, better by drinking cold milk. Weakness.

IRISH.

Nausea and vomiting of watery and extremely sour fluid especially during early morning. Constant and profuse flow of ropy saliva hanging in a string from the mouth to the vessel on the floor. Vomiting of sweetish substances. Bitter, putrid taste. Nausea and empty eructations. Vomiting of food, sour, bilious. Pain in stomach before breakfast and from drinking water. Colic relieved by bending forward relieved by discharge of flatulence. Cutting pain in the lower part of the abdomen. Fetid flatulence. Dry cracked lips. Burning of whole alimentary canal. Diarrhoea with burning at anus.

KREOSOTUM.

After several hours the food is thrown up undigested. Cannot bear tight clothing; water tastes bitter. Worse from cold better from warm food. Vomiting of sweetish water in the morning. Feeling of coldness as if ice water in stomach. Bitter taste after a swallow of water. Painful hard spot (stomach). Bitter taste of food when it is swallowed. Eructations sour or empty, after dinner, followed by expectoration of frothy saliva. Vomiting, with cold hands and feet and thirst.

LACHESIS.

Everything tastes sour. Food becomes violently acid as soon as it reaches the stomach. Eructations. Stomach hard and distended with flatulent colic. Gnawing in stomach relieved by eating, but returning in a few hours as soon as stomach is empty. Desire for wine. Craving for milk and oysters which often disagree. Fruit and acid easily cause diarrhoea. Cannot bear the pressure of clothing around the waist. Hungry, cannot wait for food. Empty swallowing more painful than swallowing solids.

Constant desire to swallow and when swallowing sensation as if he had a foreign body in throat which cannot be moved upward or downward. Stool fetid. Constipation with ineffectual efforts to evacuate. Diarrhoea and constipation in alternation. Stitch in rectum when laughing or sneezing. Throbbing as with little hammers in anus after stool. Much distress after sleep. Tongue cracked at the tip. Tongue dry, red, black, cracked especially on the tip. Paleness, yellowness or lead-like color of the face.

LACTUCA. V.

Increased appetite and thirst. Bitter taste in throat, as from bile. Pain in the stomach with retraction of the pit of the stomach, worse on pressing on the part. Icy coldness of stomach and oesophagus. Pains in abdomen are relieved by sitting, bending or by emission of fetid flatulence.

LAUROCERASUS

Dryness of mouth. Dry and rough tongue. White and dry tongue. The tongue feels cold or burnt and numb. The drink he takes rolls audibly through the oesophagus and intestines. Violent thirst with dry mouth. Entire loss of appetite with clean tongue. Bitter eructations. Violent Bitter eructations. Violent pain in stomach with loss of speech. Burning in the stomach and abdomen or coldness. Constipation, stool hard, firm. Ineffectual urging to stool with emission of wind only.

LEDUM.

Bitter taste in mouth. Nausea and qualmishness when spitting. Pressure in stomach after eating a small quantity. Sensation of fulness in the upper part of the abdomen. Perspiration causes itching. Perspiration in the palms of the hands. Dry skin. The rheumatic pains begin in the lower limbs and ascend. Bad effects of alcoholic drinks.

LITHIUM CARB.

Hungry. Longs for meat. Thirsty, drinks often and much and before severe symptoms. Early morning urgent stool. Skin rough as a grater, harsh, dry. Fulness in the pit of the stomach, cannot endure the least pressure, he must loosen his clothing. Constant desire to urinate, with some difficulty in urinating and a pressing in cardiac region better by urinating.

LOBELIA INFLA

Acidity, flatulence, shortness of breath after eating. Heart burn with profuse flow of saliva. Extreme nausea and vomiting. Profuse salivation with good appetite. Cannot bear smell or taste of tobacco. Frequent flatulent eructations with flow of water in the mouth. Frequent gulping up of a burning, sour fluid. Hiccough with abundant flow of saliva in the mouth. Nausea with profuse perspiration and copious vomiting. Heart burn and running of water from the mouth. Vomiting with cold perspiration of the face. Burning in stomach. Feeling of weight in the stomach. Pain in the abdomen worse after eating. Abuse of tea or tobacco. Urine has a deep red color and deposits a copious red sediment.

MAGNESIA CARB

Acid dyspepsia. Extreme bloatedness of stomach, without eructations or flatulence, or with sour eructations and pyrosis after having eaten cabbage, potatoes and other gross food. Nausea and vertigo when eating, followed by retching, vomiting of a bitter salt water. Little appetite and hunger. No appetite at noon, but it comes while eating. Feels satiated with the first morsel. She does not relish warm food, she only wants butter and bread. Dislike to all green food, she would rather eat meat. Good appetite for vegetables, but loathing of meat. Eating meat gives him dry skin and heat, Inclination for fruit and to acid things.

Much thirst. Violent thirst causes her to wake up at night. Thirst for cold drinks with much drinking. She gets weary when eating. After meals, lassitude, paleness of face, nausea, dark- colored vomiting of ingesta, pains and inflation of abdomen. Frequent eructation without smell or taste. Eructation with taste of the ingesta. Eructation of cold air. Loathing, with pain and coldness in the stomach. Nausea ceases after a meal. Nausea with eructation as after rotten eggs, the whole night till morning. Inclination to vomit and much collection of water in the mouth. Vomiting of bitter water.

Contractive pain in the stomach. Violent pain in abdomen better by warm soup. Excessive inflation of the abdomen, much discharge of flatus with relief. Numbness of mouth. Bloody saliva. Sour taste in the mouth. Bitter taste. Gathering of water in the mouth. Tongue coated white. Sour eructations, Constipation, frequent ineffectual urging to evacuate, with small stool or only discharge of flatulence. Diarrhoea, painful stools, green and frothy. Sour stools of children. Stitches in anus and rectum, also with fruitless desire for stool. White sediment in urine. Urine pale watery or green. Dreams of dead persons, of fire or thieves. Rumbling, gurgling in abdomen, Abdomen very heavy.

RHEUMATISM

RHODODENDRON

Type: Chronic rheumatism. Rheumatic gout. Acute rheumatism. Arthritis deformans. Muscular rheumatism. Podagra. Arthritic nodes.

Location: Right side. Smaller joints. Great toe-joint. Fibrous and serous tissues. Limbs, joints, forearm, hand, fingers, leg and foot. Right upper extremities. Right lower extremity. Thigh. Back and shoulders. Neck. Muscles of neck. Wrists. Periosteum.

Pain: Drawing. Tearing. Sprained, Shooting. Sore, bruised pains. Stiffness. Stitching. Wandering pains. Pains drive him out of bed. paralytic pains. Severe pains which are relieved by walking about; by continued motion. Pains wander from joint to joint.

Character: Rheumatic pains in the back and shoulders. Stiffness of the neck and rheumatic pains in the muscles of the neck. Tearing in the forearms as if it were in the periosteum, during wet cold weather. Sprained feeling in the wrists. Soreness in thighs. Rheumatic pains in the lower extremities and feet, worse during rest and during cold wet weather. Rheumatic and arthritic pains of a drawing and tearing character in the limbs, mostly on the periosteum, in forearms and lower legs.

Sensation in joints as if sprained, with swelling and redness, with arthritic nodosities. Pains are caused and aggravated by wet cold air. Pain in arm in damp weather. Pain in arm from cold air. Wrenching pain in wrist (Arn. Bov. Bry. Verb). Boring sensation in shoulder-joints. Pain in hip as if sprained. (Nitr-ac). Rheumatism following suppression of gonorrhoea (Con. Sars). White swelling of knee with intolerable tearing pains worse during rest and at night. Rending tearing in feet (Chin. Colch). Rhodo is worse during rest and better during motion (Rhus. T.). Rheumatic and gouty symptoms are worse before storm.

Gouty inflammation of great toe-joint. Rheumatic tearing in all limbs, especially right side; worse at rest and in stormy weather. Joints swollen. Stiffness of neck. Pain in shoulders, arms, wrists, worse when at rest. Rheumatic drawing, tearing pains in all the limbs. “Acute inflammatory swelling of joints, wandering from joint to joint, severe at night. Gout with fibrous deposit in great toe-joint. Rheumatism with coldness of extremities. Chronic rheumatism of small joints. Rheumatoid arthritis. Drawing pain in periosteum at night. Hard rheumatic swelling of big toe-joint. Rheumatic gout. Arthritic nodosities.

Causes: Change of weather. Changes to cold winter weather. Windy weather. Rough weather. Stormy weather. Cold wet weather. Thunder-storm. Getting wet. Catching cold. Sprains. Eating fruit. Suppression of gonorrhoea. Electrical changes in the atmosphere.

Conditions: Migratory rheumatism, wandering from one joint to another, worse at rest and in wet cold, windy weather better, by motion. Symptoms come on or are worse on the approach of a storm, during a storm or in wet weather. “In bad weather never absent.” Small joints.

Aggravation: Rest. Sitting. Standing. Wind. East wind. Rough weather. Wet, cold weather; getting wet; before a storm. Change. Thunder. Drinking wine. Night. Stormy windy weather. Electrical changes in atmosphere. On approach of thunder-storm. Rough weather. Morning. Wet, cold air. Wet cold weather.

Amelioration: From warm wrapping. Motion. Walking about. Heat.

Similar remedies: Calc-p, Sil. Arg-m. Aur. Con. Dulc. Ferr. Kali- c. Lyc. Med. Nat-s. Puls. Rhus-t. Ruta. Tub. Am-m. Arn. Caul. Caust. Kali-bi, Kalm. Lac-c. Phyt. Plb. Ars-a, Mag-p, Sulph. Calc-c. Colch. Merc.

Attending symptoms: Marked indifference. Aversion to work. Pulsation in arms. Drawing extends from rectum to the genitals. Very offensive urine. Aversion to coitus. Menses too profuse and too early. Heat of hand (cold weather). Cold feet. Formication in the limbs. Pulse slow and weak. While perspiring the skin itches. Persons who dread a storm, afraid of thunder. Cannot sleep, worse with all his symptoms in wet stormy weather, before a storm particularly before thunder-storm (Dul. Nat-p. Rhus-t, Nux-mos.)

SEPIA

Type: Arthritis deformans. Wandering rheumatism. Gout.

Location: Sacrum; back, nape of neck. Lower part of back; scapula-left; shoulders; left shoulder-joint; shoulder-joint; bend of elbow; Elbows; forearms; wrist-joint; left wrist. Right- wrist; hand; joints of fingers; hip joint; hip; thighs; knees; knee-joint; right knee; tendons above knee; tendons of knee; muscles of calves; ankle; tendo-achillis; dorsum of left foot; ankle-joint; tendons of ankle-joint; tarsal joint; heel; big-toe; “all limbs”; all limbs especially hip; left side of body generally; right upper and right lower extremities; upper and lower extremities; joints; muscles.

Pain: Pain as if parts would bust: pain as if pressed or pushed asunder; cramping; drawing; jerking; knocking throbbing; pulsation; pressing as of a heavy load; pressive; tearing; sprained; tension; violent pain; stiffness; pulling; bruised pain; stitching; tensive pain; shooting; sore pain; stinging.

Character: Sacrum painful in the afternoon and while walking; sprained pain in the sacrum above the hips.

Stitches, posteriorly above the right hip, cannot lie on right side for pain, worse on touch. Pain in the back when sitting, walking. Morning, on tight dressing, on stooping. Stiffness in lower part of back, on stooping. Stiffness in lower part of back, can straighten himself with difficulty. Stiffness in back, better walking. Tensive pain between scapulae. Squeezing, drawing in right shoulder. Pressive pain as from a sprain just below left shoulder-joint. Drawing in left shoulder joint better moving it. Tearing in left shoulder-joint. Violent pain in shoulder-joint. Drawing in shoulder-joint. Drawing down the wrist to fingers. Tearing in the arm from the wrist into top of shoulder, can hardly move the arm for pain. Worse night. Bruised pain in right upper arm. Red swelling of the forearm with pain. Drawing pain in right wrist-joint.

Tensive pain in finger-joints. Tearing from hip to foot. Pain in hip-joint, better by walking about. Bruised pain in right hip-joint only when lying on that side. Stiffness of lower limbs. Tearing, drawing in thighs. Bruised pain of thighs when touched. Gouty drawing in knees. Tearing in right knee. Tension about knees. Shooting in knee. Cracking in knee- joint. Cold knees at night. Bruised pain in knees. Drawing pain in leg. Tearing in tendo achillis. Pain in tendons of the ankle joint when walking as if they were too short. Gout, drawing in limbs, knees, finger-joints. Parts on which he lies are painful. Arthritic pain in stiff-joints. Wandering rheumatism better by warmth of bed and by motion. Stiffness in back, better by walking.

Lower extremities lame and stiff, tension as if too short. Heaviness and bruised feeling in the extremities. Pain in heel. Legs pain as if beaten; desires to sit down, but when sitting down desires to stand up. Pain in legs causing patient to cry out. Pain in tendons of tarsal joints, as if too short when walking. Soreness and burning pain between nates. Stinging pain in heels, and knees and in thighs. Stiffness and cracking in joints, with arthritic pain. Stitches, sticking and drawing pain, with lassitude of legs and coldness of feet, but sometimes only in knees. Rigidity of ankle joint. Stiffness of limbs after sitting. Stiffness of lower extremities. Stiff pain in knees. Stitches above right hip, with sensitiveness. Pain as from bruise in upper arms. (Nat-m) Pain as from dislocation in shoulder joint. Stiffness of back better when walking.

Causes: Alcohol; wetting; laundry work; snowy air; over-lifting; blows, falls; jar, injury; cold air; dry east wind; sexual excesses. Moist weather, water and washing; getting wet.

Prabir Kumar