3. Abies nigra
Distressing constriction just about the pit of the stomach, as if everything were knotted up, or as if a hard lump of undigested food remained there; when severe, also headache and flushes of face.
Cardialgia, spreading through to the back ; vomiting at night; great anguish about the heart with diastolic murmurs; chronic derangement of the liver and spleen ; aversion to meat and bread.
Pain in stomach four or five hours after eating, which continues till food is talcen ; aching, cutting, and burning dis- tress in stomach, fluttering sensation with faintness in pit of stomach ; periodical tightness in the scrobicuUis, with labored breathing.
Gnawing ulcerative pain, confined to a small circumscribed spot in the stomach as from a sore, forcing one to double himself up, aggravated by the least motion or food ; spinal irritation ; tendency to gangrene. The pain comes on sometimes immediately after taking food, as if the oesophagus were irritated as well as the stomach; epileptiform convulsions from a heavy meal. Irritative flatulent gastralgia, chiefly affecting the cardiac and oesophagus, accompanied by belching ; faintish sort of nausea with palpitation ; sensation as if a splinter was lodged in the throat when swallowing, irritating the respiration, and stretching and moving the neck. Suitable to delicate nervous women, especially when the affection arises from depressing causes, nightly’ watching, etc. The pain gradually increases in intensity ; when at its acme, the patients often press their clenched fists into the region of the stomach for relief, and then the pains gradually decrease again.
Gnawing corroding pains, alternating with pres- sure in the stomach, with weight as of a stone or hard lump (objectively confirmed by the hardness of the stomach) ; sensation of soreness and of ulceration in the stomach, which is tender to pressure ; fruitless retching; vomiting immediately after eating or drinking; violent vomiting of food and gastric fluids; pain in stomach relieved by sweet milk ; anguish, fainting, pale face.
Rancid, greasy, or bitter taste; accumulation of gas, which is eructated, and lias a foul odor; rising of acid, rancid fluid; tearing-sticking pain in the stomach, with feeling of distension and heat; nausea and inclination to vomit, but no vomiting ensues, ac- companied by crampy pain, burning and soreness in stomach and epi- gastrium, strong pulsations in epigastrium ; flatus passes upward, none down ; obstinate constipation or very oflfensive diarrha?a.
Sensation as if the oesophagus from its beginning to the stomach were too narrow and constricted; constant burning dis- tress in epigastrium and cramp in the stomach ; the patient can only swallow fluids, but no solids.
Gastralgia resting on a material basis, especially stenosis of the cardia or pylorus from hypertrophy ; fullness and heaviness of the stomach immediately after the food has entered the stomach; pressure as from a stone, better from eructations, sour a few hours after dinner. Belladonna. Gnawing, pressing, crampy, drawing, and wrenching pain in stomach, extending through to spine ; between the shoulder- blades dull aching, with a sense of fatigue and tired feeling in the spine, relieved by bending backwards, worse after drinking; painful pressure in the pit of stomach when walking, compels him to walk slowly ; hard pressure on stomach after eating.
Excessive pain in the back and shoulders, correspond- ing to the gastric region, but in the vertebral column, not emanating from the raucous coat of the stomach ; worse toward evening, or brought on at any time by fatigue and over-exertion ; pressure as from a load on one spot; intense malaise in the stomach, with burning; red or white tongue, restlessness; prostration; waterbrash ; flatulence, witli confusion in the head.
Pressure on the stomach, not circumscribed but extending over the whole stomach ; pains come on one or two hours after eating, keep on for a few hours and gradually decline ; pressure on account of the bloatedness of the abdomen and dyspnoja ; epigastric region painful to touch, cannot endure the clotlies ; stitching pains in gastric region, worse from motion, especially from a misstep ; com- pressive sensation in temples, forehead, and occiput, as if tlie skull would hurst ; relief obtained by making pressure on liead and temples.
All food tastes too fresh, he wishes to have more salt on it ; milk disagrees ; sour or burning-sour eructations or tasting of the ingesta ; an undefined sensation of weight in stomach, with great anguish ; intolerable feeling of pressure, as from tight clothes, around the hypochondria ; pressing pains from above downwards, or from before backwards, in the abdomen, about the umbilical region ; flatulence, gurgling in the right side of the abdomen (Lyc. left) ; pressing-pinching, spasmodically squeezing and contracting pains in the stomach, particularly after meals, with vomiting of food, worse from motion, better lying quiet on the back.
Constant desire to eat, feels only well when the stomach is full, or else severe pain; pressure and dis- tress in the pit of the stomach, recurring about two hours after each meal. Milk relieves.
Burning-aching pain, acidit_y, heartburn ; faint, gone feeling, not relieved by eating; fulness, cold feeling in stomach after slight meal, relieved b}’ laying hand on it ; eructatious tasting of food eaten long ago.
Atony of digestion. Suits old people, the male sex, and the hemorrhoidal world ; pains in stomach, from loss of nutrition ; painful burning pressure, with anguish, trembling, and aggravation by contact at night and after a meal, especially after taking flatulent food ; spasmodic contractive pain, compelling the patient to bend double, with short breathing and aggravation in a recumbent position ; heartburn ; nausea; loathing of food, even when merely thinking of it ; frequent flatulence, with oppression of chest and constipation.
Pressure, spasmodic constriction and griping in stomach, as if clawed, especially on deep breathing; pain in the stomach in the morning, increased by every quick movement; must lie down ; nausea during and after meals ; acidity and mucus in the stomach.
Atony of digestion from morbid hepatic states ; alternate heat and coldness in the stomach ; gnawing and digging pains in the stomach, relieved by eating ; spasmodic contraction, stitching, and burning, with eructations, nausea, salivation ; short breath and anxiety, relieved by belching ; empty eructations after eating.
Distension of the epigastrium and hypochondria, with pressure as from a stone; oppression, short and difficult breathing; aggravation of the pains after a meal, or at night, with great anguish and restlessness ; decrease of the pains by bending double, instantaneous relief by coffee; and when the following symptoms are present: beating pain in the vertex, at night, obliging one to get out of bed; irritable, peevish mood. Cham, is frequently most suitable in alternation with coff. ; if it should be ineffectual, give Bell., instead.
Dyspeptic weakness, with distension of and painful pres- sure in the region of the stomach, after eating or drinking ever so little ; acidity, heartburn, slimy or bilious passages; the pains get worse during rest, abate during motion ; loss of appetite, aversion to food and drink ; idleness; sleepiness; hypochondriac mood and inability to work, especially after a meal ; slow stool ; yellow, livid complexion ; yellow appearance of the whites.
After partial relief by nux. vom. or chamom. Symptoms : aching, contractive pains in the abdomen, passing off after dis- charge of flatulence ; the colic returns after eating, with nausea, water in the mouth and oppression of the chest ; hard, delaying stool ; ill, intractable mood, taciturn. Sensation of hunger or of emptiness, even to fainting, or real l)ulimy ; nausea and malaise, as in sea-sickness, with reeling and inclination to vomit; hysteria; cardialgia arising from menstrual difficulties.
Pressure in the stomach during eating, contraction in the back with sensation of coldness, griping and sore feeling; dry- ness of the m uith ; contraction in the throat with retching; painful acid eructations, with burning in the stomach, nausea, and severe vomiting of mucus ; spasmodic cough ; violent pains in the stomach, two or three hours after eating, but also at night; somewhat better in the knee-elbow position ; eructations offensive or frequent and empty, with heartburn ; hysteria.
Dull heavy pain in the pit of the stomach, worse after eating, relieved by frequent eructations of air ; the pains radiate from the stomach in all directions, and at times they appear suddenly in the head and feet ; belching large quantities of wind, with sensation as if both temples were in a vice ; has to unfasten her cloth- ing, relief by stretching the body or by walking about ; burning dis- tress in the stomach, with sharp, prickling pains in it, and faintness ; flatulent distension after meals in persons of weak digestion.
Cold drinks feel like ice in the stomach ; weight in stomach after eating ; sinking, faint feeling at the pit of the stomach, relieved by lying down on the abdomen ; constipation ; fearful of some impending fatal disease ; desire for sweetened butter- milk.
Neuralgic and anaemic cardialgia ; atony of digestion ; vomiting of food immediately after eating without any preceding nausea, as also when coughing or moving about; heavy pressure in pit of stomach ; palpitating in stomach, and through oesophagus, as if a nerve was quivering, with an occasional suffocative feeling, as if a valve rose in the throat ; cardiac uneasiness.
Crampy, spasmodic or clawing pains, or pressure, with vomiting of the ingesta, relieved by lying down, and the warmth of the bed, and returning when rising, with vomiting; acidit}^ ; constipation ; pains in the hepatic region ; sensation of lump in the stomach, with constant beating; relief from warm food or drinks. Nervous cardialgia, with anaemia (chlorotic color of the face).