Materia Medica by Allen
Note: The successful treatment of Diabetes and Bright's Disease with skimmed milk, by Donkin, was the hint which led Dr. Swan to potentize and prove it. Every symptom here given has been verified in the cure of the sick.
Diseases with faulty and defective nutrition with reflex affections of nervous centers.
Despondent; does not care to live; has no fear of death but is sure he is going to die.
AMERICAN SICK HEADACHE: begins in forehead, extending to occiput, in morning on rising (Bry.); INTENSE THROBBING, with nausea, vomiting, BLINDNESS and obstinate constipation (Epig., Iris, Sang.) ; < noise, light, motion (Mag. m., Sil.) ; during menses (Kreos., Sep.) ; great prostration; > pressure, by bandaging head tightly (Arg. n., Puls.); copious, pale urine.
Globus hystericus: sensation of a large ball rising from stomach to throat," causing sense of suffocation (Asaf., Kal.).
Vomiting: incessant, no relation to eating; first of undigested food, intensely acid, then of bitter water; OF PREGNANCY (Lac. ac, Psor.).
Constipation: with ineffectual urging (Anac, Nux) : faeces dry and hard (Bry., Sulph.) ; STOOL LARGE, HARD, GREAT STRAINING, LACERATING ANUS; painful extorting cries.
A woman had taken 10 or 12 enemas daily, often passed 4 or 5 weeks without an evacuation, constipation of 15 years' standing.
Menses: delayed; suppressed BY PUTTING HANDS IN COLD WATER (Con.) ; DRINKING A GLASS OF MILK WILL PROMPTLY SUPPRESS FLOW UNTIL NEXT PERIOD (compare, Phos.).
Great restlessness, extreme and protracted suffering from LOSS OF SLEEP (Coc, Nit. ac).
Feels completely exhausted, whether she does anything or not; great fatigue when walking.
Sensation: as i f cold air was blowing on her, even while covered up; as if sheets were damp.
Dropsy: from organic heart disease; from chronic liver complaint; far advanced albuminuria: following intermittent fever.
Obesity; fatty degeneration.