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For diseases of old people, dropsy and paralysis; with dark hair, lax fibre, inclined to obesity (Am. c, Graph.).

After loss of fluids or vitality, particularly in the anaemic (Cinch., Phos. ac, Phos., Psor.).

Pains STITCHING, DARTING, worse during rest and LYING ON AFFECTED side (stitching, darting, better during rest and lying on painful side, Bry.).

Cannot bear to be touched; starts when touched ever so lightly, especially on the feet.


desires to be alone, Ign., Nux).

Bag-like swelling between the upper eyelids and eyebrows.

Weak eyes; AFTER COITION, pollution, abortion, measles.

Stomach: distended, sensitive; feels as if it would burst; excessive flatulency, everything she eats or drinks appears to be converted into gas (Iod.).

Nosebleed when WASHING THE FACE in the morning (Am. c, Arn.).

Toothache ONLY WHEN EATING; throbbing;. < when touched by anything warm or cold.

Backache, sweating, weakness; after abortion, labor, metrorrhagia; when eating; while walking feels as if she must give up and lie down.

Cough: dry, paroxysmal, loosens viscid mucus or pus which must be swallowed; spasmodic WITH GAGGING OR VOMITING OF INGESTA; hard, white or smoky masses fly from throat when coughing (Bad., Chel.).

Feels badly, week before menstruation: backache, before and during menses.

Labor pains insufficient; violent backache; wants the back pressed (Caust.).

Asthma, relieved when sitting up or bending forward or by rocking; worse from 2 to 4 A. M.

Persons suffering from ulceration of the lungs can scarcely get well without this anti-psoric. — Hahnemann.

Difficult swallowing; sticking pain in pharynx as of a fish-bone (Hep., Nit. ac.) ; food easily gets into the windpipe; pain in back when swallowing.

Constipation: stool large, difficult, with stitching, colic pains an hour or two before.

Heart: tendency to fatty degeneration ,(Phos.) ; as if suspended by a thread (Lach.).

Very much inclined to take cold.


Complementary: Carbo veg.

Compare: Bry., Lyc, Nat. m., Nit. ac, Stan.

Follows well: after, Kali s., Phos., Stan, in loose, rattling cough.

Will bring on the menses, when Nat. m., though apparently indicated, fails. — Hahnemann.