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LITHIUM CARBONICUM

(lith)

(Carbonate of Lithium) Chronic RHEUMATISM CONNECTED WITH HEART LESIONS and asthenopia offer a field for this remedy. Rheumatic nodes. Uric acid diathesis. Whole body is sore. Gout and tophi.

Head
Tension, as if bound; better, sitting and going out. Externally sensitive. HEADACHE CEASES WHILE EATING. Trembling and throbbing. Pain in heart; extends to head. Dizzy states with ringing in ears. Both cheeks covered with dry, bran-like scales.

Eyes
Half vision; invisible right half. Photophobia. Pain over eyes. Dry lids. Eyes pain after reading.

Stomach
Acidity, nausea, GNAWING, RELIEVED BY EATING. (ANACARD.) Cannot endure slightest pressure of clothes. (LACHES.) Urine. Tenesmus. Turbid urine, with mucus and red deposit. Pain in region of right kidney. Free and colorless. While urinating, pressure in heart. Cystitis, subacute and chronic.

Respiratory
Constriction of chest. Violent cough when lying down. Air feels cold when inspired. Pain in mammary glands, WHICH EXTEND INTO THE ARMS AND FINGERS.

Heart
Rheumatic soreness in cardiac region. Sudden shock in heart. Throbbing, dull stitch in cardiac region. Pains in heart before menses, and associated with pains in bladder, and before urinating; better, after. Trembling and fluttering in heart, extending to back.

Urinary
Soreness of bladder; pain in right kidney and ureter. Turbid urine with mucus, scanty and dark, acrid; sandy deposit.

Extremities
Paralytic stiffness all over. Itching about joints. Rheumatic pains throughout shoulder-joint, arm, and fingers and small joints generally. Pain in hollow of foot, extending to knee. Swelling and tenderness of finger and toe joints; better, hot water. Nodular swellings in joints. Ankles pain when walking.

Skin
Scabby, tettery eruption on hands, head, and cheeks, preceded by red, raw skin. Dull stitch, ending in itching. BARBER'S ITCH (use high). Rough rash all over body, much loose epithelium, tough, dry, itchy skin.

Modalities
Worse, in morning, right side. BETTER, rising and moving about.

Relationship
Compare: LYC; AMMON. PHOS.; BERN, etc.; CALC.; LITHIUM CHLOR. (symptoms of cinchonism, viz.: DIZZY head, full, BLURRING OF VISION. Ringing in ears; marked tremors; GENERAL WEAKNESS; marked muscular and general prostration; no gastro-intestinal effects. Nose sore, heartburn, pain in teeth). LITHIUM LACTICUM (rheumatism of shoulder, and small joints relieved by moving about; worse, resting). LITHIUM BENZOICUM (deep-seated pains in loins; in small of back; uneasiness in bladder. Cystic irritation. Gallstones. Frequent desire. Diminishing uric acid deposit). LITHIUM BROMATUM (cerebral congestion, threatened apoplexy, insomnia and epilepsy).

Dose
First to third trituration.