WHITE OXIDE OF ARNICA
Great Prostration, WITH RAPID SINKING OF THE VITAL FORCES; fainting.
The disposition is:
a. Depressing, melancholy, despairing, indifferent.
b. Anxious, fearful, restless, full of anguish.
c. Irritable, sensitive, peevish, easily vexed.
The greater the suffering the greater the anguish, restlessness and fear of death.
Mentally restless, BUT PHYSICALLY TOO WEAK TO MOVE; cannot rest in any place; changing places continually; wants to be moved from one bed to another, and lies now here, now there.
Anxious fear of death; thinks it useless to take medicine, IS INCURABLE, IS surely going to die; DREAD OF DEATH, when alone, or, going to bed.
Attacks of anxiety at night driving out of bed, < after midnight.
Burning pains; the affected parts burn like fire, as if hot coals were applied to parts (Anthr.), > by heat, hot drinks, hot applications.
Burning thirst without special desire to drink; the stomach does not seem to tolerate, because it cannot assimilate, cold water; lies like a stone in the stomach. It is wanted, but he cannot or dare not drink it.
CANNOT BEAR THE SMELL OR SIGHT OF FOOD (Colch., Sep.).
Great thirst for cold water; DRINKS OFTEN, BUT LITTLE AT A TIME; eats seldom, but much.
Gastric derangements; after cold fruits; ice cream; ice water; sour beer; bad sausage; alcoholic drinks; strong cheese.
Teething children are pale, weak, fretful, and want to be carried rapidly.
Diarrhoea, AFTER EATING OR DRINKING; stool scanty, dark-colored, offensive, and whether small or large, FOLLOWED BY GREAT PROSTRATION.
Haemorrhoids: with stitching pain when walking or sitting, not at stool; preventing sitting or sleep; BURNING PAIN < BY HEAT; fissures make voiding urine difficult.
Breathing: asthmatic; must sit or bend forward; springs out of bed at night, especially after twelve o'clock; UNABLE TO LIE DOWN FOR FEAR OF SUFFOCATION; attacks like croup instead of the usual urticaria.
Rapid emaciation: with cold sweat and great debility (Tub., Ver.) ; of affected parts; marasmus.
Anasarca, skin pale, waxy, earth-colored (Acet. ac).
Excessive exhaustion from least exertion.
Exhaustion is not felt by the patient while lying still; when he moves he is surprised to find himself so weak.
Symptoms generally worse from 1-2 P.M., 12-2 A.M.
Skin: dry and scaly; cold, blue and wrinkled; with cold, clammy perspiration; like parchment; white and pasty; black vesicles and burning pain.
Bad effects from decayed food or animal matter, whether by inoculation, olfaction or ingestion.
Complaints return annually (Carbo v., Lach., Sulph., Thuja).
Complementary: Allium s., Carbo v., Phos., Pyr.
Ars. should be thought of in ailments from: CHEWING TOBACCO; ALCOHOLISM; sea bathing; sausage poisoning; dissecting wounds and anthrax poison; stings of venomous insects.
After midnight (1 to 2 A.M. or P.M.) ; FROM COLD; COLD DRINKS OR FOOD; when lying on affected side or with the head low.
FROM HEAT IN GENERAL (reverse of Sec.) except headache, which is temporarily > by cold bathing (Spig.); burning pain > by heat.