Sulphuric acid (Sulphuricum acidum).
Mind and Disposition.
Restlessness and irritability.
Changeable disposition ; from seriousness he changes to great hilarity.
Inclination to weep.
Sensation as if the brain were loose in the forehead, and was falling from one side to the other ; worse when walking in the open air ; better when sitting quiet in the room.
 Painful shocks in the forehead and temples, worse in the forenoon and evening.
Headache as if a plug was thrust quickly by increasingly severe blows in the head.
Gradually increasing and suddenly ceasing headache.
Lachrymation when reading.
Tension in the eyelids in the morning ; it is difficult to open them.
 Hardness of bearing ; it feels as if a leaf were lying before the ear.
Bleeding of the nose in the evening.
Paleness of the face.
The face feels swollen, as if the white of an egg had dried on the face.
The lips peel off.
Mouth and Throat.
 Dulness of the teeth.
Toothache worse in the evening in bed, aggravated by cold, relieved by heat.
Aphthae (in children).
Sensation of dryness in the mouth.
Roughness in the throat.
 Tongue dry.
Spitting of blood.
Stomach and Abdomen.
Desire for fresh fruit.
Sour eructations, violent heartburn.
Nausea in the stomach with chilliness.
 Vomiting, first of water and then of food.
The water causes cold of the stomach, if not mixed with some alcoholic liquor.
Stitches in the liver and spleen.
Pain in the abdomen like labor, extending to the hips and back.
Flatulence in the abdomen, with the sensation as if a hernia should protrude.
 Violent protrusion of an inguinal hernia.
Stool and Anus.
Ineffectual urging to go to stool.
Stool retarded, compact, hard, knotty, and black.
Stools chopped (in children).
Watery diarrhoea, very offensive.
 Diminished secretion of brown urine, which becomes turbid on standing, like loam water.
Sediment like blood and a cuticle on the urine.
Pain in the bladder if the call to urinate is postponed.
Women. Menstruation too early and too profuse.
Impotence, with too early and too profuse menstruation.
 Leucorrhoea acrid or burning, or like milk.
Hoarseness, with dryness and roughness in the throat and larynx.
The larynx is painful ; the parts feel deprived of elasticity, which causes a difficulty in talking.
Cough in the open air, from walking, riding, cold water, and when smelling coffee.
 Cough from irritation in the chest, with expectoration in the morning of dark blood, or of a thin, yellow, blood-streaked mucus, generally of a sourish taste.
After the cough, eructations.
Stitches ; in the chest ; about the heart.
Sensation of great weakness in the chest.
Palpitation of the heart, with or without anxiety.
 Stiffness in the back on rising in the morning.
Blood-boils on the back.
Upper. Stitches in the shoulder-joints on lifting up the arms.
Tension in the elbow-joint.
Stitches in the joints of the fingers.
 Chilblains on the hands.
Lower. Painful weakness of the knees.
Red itching spots on the tibia.
Stitches in the corns.
Goes to sleep late and wakens early.
 During sleep twitches, especially of the fingers.
Stitches in the joints.
Tearing in the whole body, also in the face.
Slowly increasing but suddenly ceasing pain, as if a blunt instrument were pressed against the part.
Sensation of soreness, as if bruised over the whole body.
The left side is principally affected.
 Weakness of the whole body, with the sensation of trembling.
Pulse small, feeble, and accelerated.
Chilliness during the day, mostly in the room, better when exercising in the open air.
Frequent chills running down the body.
Heat in the evening and after lying down in bed.
 In the evening frequent flushes of heat, especially when exercising.
Flushes of heat with perspiration (in climacteric years).
Much perspiration, principally on the upper part of the body.
Profuse morning sweat.
Perspiration from the least exercise, which continues for a long time after sitting down.
 Cold perspiration as soon as one eats warm food.
Bad effects from mechanical, injuries, as from bruises, falling, knocking, pressure of blunt instruments, and contusions (especially in old women).
Blue spots as from suggillation.
Red, itching blotches on the skin.
Soreness of the skin ; also with gangrenous ulceration ; becomes easily chafed when walking or riding.
 Painful sensitiveness of the glands.
Eating pain in the ulcers.
Most of the complaints are worse in the forenoon and evening.
Aggravation ; in the open air ; from smelling coffee.