For stout, swarthy persons; for systems, once robust, which have become debilitated, “broken down” from exhausting discharges [Carbo v. ]. Apathetic, indifferent, taciturn [Phos. ac. ]; despondent, gloomy, has no desire to live, but lacks courage to commit suicide.
Ailments: from loss of vital fluids, especially haemorrhages, excessive lactation, diarrhoea, suppuration [Chin. s. ]; of malarial origin, with marked periodicity; return every other day. After climacteric with profuse haemorrhages; acute diseases often result in dropsy.
Pains: drawing or tearing; in every joint, all the bones. Periosteum, as if strained, sore all over; obliged to move limbs frequently, as motion gives relief; renewed by contact, and then gradually increase to a great height.
Headache: as if the skull would burst; intense throbbing of head and carotids, face flushed; from occiput over whole head; (<) sitting or lying, must stand or walk; after haemorrhage or sexual excesses. Face pale, hippocratic; eyes sunken and surrounded by blue margins; pale, sickly expression as after excesses; toothache while nursing the child.
Excessive flatulence of stomach and bowels; fermentation. borborygmus; belching gives no relief [belching relieves, Carbo v. ]; (<) after eating fruit [Puls. ]. Colic: at a certain hour each day; periodical, from gall-stones [Card. m. ]; worse at night and after eating; better bending double [Coloc. ].
Great debility, trembling, aversion to exercise;; sensitive to touch, to pain, to drafts of air; entire nervous system extremely sensitive. Unrefreshing sleep or constant sopor; (<) after 3 A. M. , wakens early. Haemorrhages: of mouth, nose, bowels or uterus; long continued; longing for sour things.
Disposition to haemorrhage from every orifice of the body with ringing in ears, fainting, loss of sight, general coldness, sometimes convulsions [Fer. , Phos. ]. Pains are (<) by slightest touch, but (>) by hard pressure [Caps. , Plumb. ]. One hand icy cold, the other warm [Dig. , Ipec. , Puls. ]
Intermittent fever; paroxysm anticipates from two to three hours each attack [Chin. s. ]; returns every seven or fourteen days; never at night; sweats profusely all over on being covered, or during sleep [Con. ].
Relations- Complementary: Ferrum. Follows well: Cal. p. in hydrocephaloid. Compare: Chin. s. in intermittent fever, anticipating type. Incompatible: after, Dig. , Sel. Is useful in bad effects from excessive tea drinking or abuse of chamomile tea, when haemorrhage results.
Aggravation -From slightest touch; draft of air; every other day; mental emotions; loss of vital fluids.
Amelioration- Hard pressure; bending double.