Best suited to persons of originally strong constitutions, who have become debilitated by loss of vital fluids, sexual excesses (Cinch.); violent acute diseases; chagrin, or a long succession of moral emotions, as grief, care, disappointed affection. Ailments: from care, chagrin, grief, sorrow, homesickness (Ign.); sleepy, disposed to weep; night-sweats towards morning. Pale sickly complexion, eyes sunken and surrounded by blue margins. Mild yielding disposition (Puls.). Is listless, apathetic; indifferent to the affairs of life; prostrated and stupefied with grief; to those things that used to be of most interest, especially if there be debility and emaciation. Delirium: muttering, unintelligible; lies in a stupor, or a stupid sleep, unconscious of all that is going on around him; when aroused is fully conscious, answers slowly and correctly and relapses into stupor. In children and young people who grow too rapidly (Cal., Cal. p.); pains in back and limbs as if beaten. Headache: crushing weight on vertex, from long lasting grief or exhausted nerves; in occiput and nape; usually from behind forward, < by least motion, noise, especially music, > lying (Bry., Gels., Sil.). Headache of school girls from eye-strain or overuse of eyes (Cal. p., Nat. m.); of students who are growing too fast. Patient trembles, legs weak, stumbles easily or makes missteps; weak and indifferent to the affairs of life. Interstitial inflammation of bones, scrofulous, sycotic, syphilitic, mercurial; periossteum inflamed, pains burning, tearing, as if scraped with a knife (Rhus); caries, rachitis, but not necrosis; growing pains. Boring, drawing, digging pains in nerves of extremities; neurosis is stump after amputations (Cepa.). Diarrhoea: painless; not debilitating; white or yellow; watery; from acids; involuntary, with the flatus (Aloe, Nat. m.); choleric, from fear. Urine: looks like milk mixed with jelly-like, bloody pieces; decomposes rapidly; profuse urination at night of clear, watery urine, which forms a white cloud at once (phosphates in excess, nerve waste). Onanism; when patient is greatly distressed by the culpability of the act (compare Dios., Staph.). Emissions: frequent, profuse, debilitating; after coitus; most desire, after; several in one night; abashed, sad, despair of cure (with irresistible tendency to masturbate, Ust.). Chest; weak from talking or coughing (Stan.); in phthisis; nervous from loss of vital fluids, too rapid growth, depressing mental emotions. Cerebral typhoid or typhus; complete apathy and stupor; takes no notice, "lies like a log," utterly regardless of surrounding; intestinal haemorrhage, blood dark.
< From mental affections; loss of vital fluids, especially seminal; self abuse; sexual excesses; talking causes weakness in chest (Stan.).