Characteristic – Especially suitable for diseases of old men, old maids, women with rigid muscles, persons with light hair who are easily excited, strong persons of sedentary habits.
Debility of old people, complaints caused by a blow or fall, cancerous and scrofulous persons with enlarged glands, complaints during and after climacteric.
No inclination for business or study, indolent, indifferent, takes no interest in anything.
Memory weak, unable to sustain any mental effort.
Morose, easily vexed, domineering, quarrelsome, scolds, will not bear contradiction (Aurum), excitement of any kind causes mental depression.
Dreads being alone, but avoids society (Bismuth, Kali carb., Lycopodium).
Vertigo: particularly when lying down or turning in bed.
Moving the head or the eyes even slightly, on turning the head to the left (Colocynthis), of old people, with ovarian or uterine ailments.
Menses: feeble, suppressed, too late, scanty, of short duration, with rash of small red pimples over body which ceases with the flow (Dul), stopped by taking cold, by putting hands in cold water (Lac d.).
Leucorrhea: ten days after menses (Borax, Bovista), acrid, bloody, milky, profuse, thick, intermits.
Bad effects: of suppressed sexual desire, or suppressed menses, non – gratification of sexual instinct, or from excessive indulgence.
Glandular indurations of stony hardness, of mammae and testicles in persons of cancerous tendency, after injuries of glands (Ast.r.).
Breasts sore, hard and painful during menstrual period (Lac.c.), hysterical symptoms and vertigo increased.
Cough: in spasmodic paroxysms, caused by dry spot in larynx (dry spot in throat, Actea), itching in chest and throat (Iodium), worse at night, when lying down, during pregnancy (Causticum, Kali.br.).
Great difficulty in voiding urine, flow intermits, then flows again, prostatic or uterine affections.
Aggravation: At night, lying down, cold air, rising in bed.
Amelioration: In the dark, moving, when walking.
Type: Quotidian, simple.
Time: 4 or 5 A.M. – 3 to 5 p.m. Very ill humored from 5 to 6 p.m. Chill: With trembling in all the limbs, and constant desire for warmth, especially for heat. of sun (for heat of stove, Lachesis relieved by covering up, Nux vomica, Rhus warm air seems cold, Thuja. ). Chilliness in the back, with cold hands and blue nails. Internal chill in the morning, with shivering in the afternoon. Extremities and whole body were icy cold. Shivering over the whole body.
Heat: With thirst, and redness of the face. Great internal and external heat, with great nervousness. Heat, with profuse sweat at same time. Uneasy sleep, great trembling, and short, rapid, snoring respiration.
Sweat: Day and night, as soon as he sleeps, even when closing the eyes. ( sweats when awake, dry heat when he sleeps, Sambucus ). Sweat over whole body, with redness of face. Sweat while sitting in a chair and dozing. Night sweat with offensive odor, smarting the skin (Cantharis). Profuse sweat on limbs, perineum, genitals (Hepar, Thuja). “Eruption during sweat” (what kind?).
Tongue: Stiff and painful, taste bitter, saliva thready, lips and tongue dry and sticky (Nux moschata). Craves coffee, salt, or sour things.
Pulse: slow and full or small and quick, pulsation in blood vessels of the whole body.
Apyrexia: Complete, sometimes with vertigo on lying down.
Analysis – Chill, with desire for heat of sun.
Heat, with profuse sweat at same time.
Sweat, as soon as he sleeps (Cinchona), even closing the eyes.
If the mental, urinary, or menstrual symptoms or the vertigo be present, the case is clear.