Author: William Boericke
Of use in intermittent fever, with weariness and inclination to stretch. Hamstrings feel too short (Ammon mur). Flexors mostly affected. Sensation of retraction of arm tendons. Stretching.
Head: Violent headache, caused by drinking. Great rage; vehement at beginning of chilly stage. Would like to tear everything to pieces. Pain under right frontal bone.
Female: Shooting pain from vagina up towards left ovary.
Fever: Chilliness of whole body. Sensation as of wind blowing on knees. Pains in all joints, as if tendons were too short, especially knee-joints. Chill; worse lying down. Thirst during apyrexia, but little during chilly stage; still less during hot stage, and none during sweating. Musty, offensive sweat.
Bowels: Constipation, feces dry and in small balls (Op; Plumb; Thuj) and hard. Ulcer of rectum.
Liver, complains of. Muscles, contraction of. Seminal emissions.
Skin, affections of Yawning.
General: fever intermittent, quotidian, tertian, quartan; weariness and inclination to stretch
Limbs: pain joints, flexor muscles; tendons feel contracted, too short, tightening pain, < chill, < every motion; buttocks bruised and sprained from riding a horse; permanent contraction of the lower limbs
Sleep: irresistible sleepiness, frequent yawning.
, sensation as of a cold wind blowing on knees.
clenching of hands and violent raging. Before chill, thirst and heaviness in legs, less thirst with chill, still less with dry heat, none with sweat. After the chill, thirst, but drinking causes violent headache, tickling in larynx causing dry, continuous cough. Gagging and belching at end of cough. Heat with gagging, oesophagus feels constricted. Musty smelling sweats. Night-sweats. intermittents.
A.W. K. Choudhury relates a case of intermittent (quotidian) cured with Cimex 30, the chief indications being: "Chill slight, thirst some days, none other days, shiverings, passed water twice during chill, chill worse by lying down, increase of cough if he drinks water during chill," Stools with haemorrhoidal sufferings. Stools hard in small balls, urging to stool, after the discharge of a small piece of white stool, rectum closes firmly.
Incontinence of urine.
Urine hot, brown or red sediment.
Frequent erections in morning, seminal emissions.
Stretching or extending the part worse.
Weariness compels to lie down.
Sitting worse pain in small of back.
During rest: in morning, sweat on nose.
Symptoms worse in morning.
Worse By drinking. The whole right side is especially affected.
Sensation as if he could creep into himself and on that account could not sufficiently crouch together. His own sweat is disgusting to him.
Clenching of hands with violent rage at beginning of chill.
Anxiety after chill.
Confusion of head as if headache would ensue.
Pain like needle stitches in vertex with cough.
Headache, almost depriving him of the power of thinking, most violent during the chill, caused by drinking.
Sweat: head, nose and chest.
Nose: annoying dryness of nostrils; fluent coryza with pressure in frontal sinuses; constant sneezing in forenoon; sweat on nose, morning, during rest.
Mouth; tongue coated white; tongue feels swollen.
as if, in the region of the palate and the upper anterior gums.
Throat: dry, causing him to drink all day; oesophagus constricted, during the hot stage.
Stomach: sour eructations.
Abdomen: pain in the liver, as if it had been strained by bending the right side inward, < touching, < cough; colic, followed by emissions of flatulence or liquid stools.
Rectum: stools hard, in small balls.
After the discharge of a small piece of white stool the rectum closes firmly. Stools with haemorrhoidal sufferings.
Urinary: urine brown, with a deposit of sediment (during the fever, when he drinks).
Lungs: cough, dry, with gagging, as if he would vomit, with perspiration. Breathing oppressed after chill.
Chest feels oppressed during chill. After chill, heaviness in middle of chest, anxiety.
Pain in the small of the back, extending over the abdomen, with distension of the abdomen. Pain in the small of the back, worse when sitting. Weariness in loins, must sit down.
Painfulness in all joints, sensation as if the tendons were too short (during the chill).
Pain in right shoulder and the anterior muscles of the chest, extending through the whole arm down to the nails, the fingers feel as if they had gone to sleep.
At beginning of chill, draws fingers together making a first.
During chill knee-joints most contracted, the legs cannot be extended.
At the end of chill, the legs feel tired, the position of legs must be changed constantly, this ceases during the hot stage. Hamstrings feel too short, knees flexed, attempting to stretch them causes pain in thighs.
Knees feel cold as from a cold wind.
Pain in recti muscles of thighs, with oppression of the chest, shortness of breath, and frequent, deep inspiration, with a sensation as if he would creep into himself, and on that account could not sufficiently crouch together, every attempt to stretch out arms or legs causes tensive pain in these parts, and he suffers thirst rather than move.
Great drowsiness, falls asleep when sitting in the morning. Irresistible sleepiness during chill. Frequent yawning, with cold feeling on skin.
Pulse feeble, intermitting. Before the cold stage, thirst, heaviness in the lower extremities. At the beginning of the chill, clenching of the hands and violent rage. Chilliness over the whole body, followed by dry heat, which is succeeded by some moisture over the skin. During the chill painfulness in all the joints, sensation as if the tendons were too short, the knee-joints are most contracted, the legs cannot be extended, the chest feels oppressed, obliging one to take a long breath frequently, irresistible sleepiness. At the end of the chill the legs feel tired, the position of the legs has to be changed constantly, this ceases during the hot stage. After the chill thirst, and when he drinks he is attacked with violent headache, which almost deprives him of the power of thinking, tickling in the larynx, causing a continuous dry cough, oppression of breathing, heaviness in the middle of the chest, anxiety. Amelioration if he does not drink. During the hot stage gagging in the esophagus, which impedes inspiration, the water drunk to allay the gagging goes down at intervals only, the esophagus feels constricted. If he drinks during the fever he passes soon after very hot brown urine, depositing a good deal of sediment. The perspiration, after the hot stage, is accompanied by hunger. Perspiration mostly on the head and chest. During the intermittent fever, constipation, stools dry.
Compare: Natrium muriaticum (headache lessens in the sweating stage), Arsenicum album (headache remains or increases in the sweating stage), Belladonna (throbbing of the head in intermittents). Arsenicum album and Bryonia alba (gagging at end of cough).