Characteristic – For persons, especially children, of irritable disposition, nervous temperament (Chamomilla), sour smell of the whole body (Rheum).
The whole body feels tired and painful, especially the legs and feet.
Pains: neuralgic, lightning – like, worse left side (Colocynthis – worse right side, Mag.p.), insupportable during repose, must get up and walk about, toothache during pregnancy aggravated at night.
Pain on vertex as if the hair were pulled (Kali n., Phosphorus).
All the symptoms are aggravated every third week (feels badly week before menstruation, Kali carb.).
Menses: preceded by sore throat (Lac.c.), labor – like pains, cutting colic, backache, weakness, chilliness, flow only at night or when lying, and in absence of uterine pains, cease when walking (Am.c., Kreos – rev. of Lilium), acrid, dark, pitch – like, difficult to wash off.
Inordinate craving for meat in children of tuberculous parentage.
Diarrhea: preceded by cutting colic, occurs regularly every three weeks, stools, green, frothy, like scum of a frog pond, white, tallow – like masses are found floating in stool, milk Passes undigested in nursing children.
Unrefreshing sleep, more tired on rising than when retiring (Bryonia, Conium, Hepar, Opium, Sulphur, Tuberculinum).
Relations – Complementary: Chamomilla.
Aggravation: Cold, draft, change of temperature, contact, every third week, rest, milk during menses.
Amelioration: Warm air, but worse in warmth of bed (Ledum, Murex, – ameliorated in warmth of bed. Arsenicum).
Type: Periodicity not marked. Quotidian generally.
Symptoms return periodically every three weeks.
Time: 9 A.M., and 5, 7, 8, 9 and 10 p.m.
Chill: Chilliness in bed. as if dashed with cold water (Ant.t., Ledum, Sabina). Shaking chill beginning in the feet, going off in bed. Shaking chill at 9 p.m., even in bed she was unable to get warm for an hour. Shivering at 10 p.m. in bed without subsequent heat, sweat or thirst (without subsequent heat or sweat, Bovista, Sul. ), Coldness of feet, as if wading in cold water (as if standing in cold water up to the ankles, Sepia ). Chill running down the back, lessened by out – door exercise.
Heat: A feeling of warmth streams through her whole body (as if vapors rise up to the brain, Lyssin., Sarac. – as of hot water running through the veins Arsenicum, Bryonia, Rhus. ) Great internal heat at night, could scarcely remain in bed, yet dreads the slightest exposure (Baryta, Nux). Great aversion to uncovering ( Belladonna cannot move in the least or be uncovered without feeling chilly, Nux. ). Heat of the head, face, hands, one – sided (right), mostly in forenoon, redness, burning and thirst for half an hour, often with sweat on the head.
Sweat: Profuse, with thirst, from 12 P.M. till morning, on slight motion, offensive night sweat. Sour – smelling, oily perspiration, difficult to wash off, stains yellow.
Tongue: Clean or white – coated, taste sour, bitter. Desire for meats, acid drinks.
Analysis – The constitutional symptoms are the chief guides.