LAC FELINUM - Cat's Milk

Mind :
Great depression of spirits.
Very cross to every one.
Fear of falling down stairs, but without vertigo.
Morbid conscientiousness ; every little fault appeared a crime.
Mental illusion that the corners of furniture, or any pointed object near her, were about to run into eyes ; the symptom is purely mental ; the objects do not appear to her sight to be too close (asthenopia).

Head :
Dull pain in forehead in region of eyebrows.
Heaviness in forehead.
Heavy pressure in sides of head and vertex.
Pulsations in head, with sensation of heat in forehead, and constriction across bridge of nose.
Acute pain on vertex.
Acute pains in frontal region.
Intense pain early in morning on vertex, and left side of head ; it commences just in front of vertex, with a flush of heat which extends front about an inch, and is followed by the intense pain ; the heat and pain then spread, never crossing median line, down left side as a veil, taking half the nose and jaws, and entering ear, causing her to close the eyes from its intensity ; during the pain, head drawn down so that chin pressed heavily on chest, and her agony was so great that she had to hold the head firmly in her hands, and rush through the house from room to room screaming (from the 17th potency).
Acute pain over left eye and temple.
Pain in head < from reading.
Sharp lancinating pains passing zig-zag down left side of head about every ten minutes from vertex toward left ear.
Pain commencing with a chilly sensation at root of nose ; also a cold pain passing up median line to vertex, and passing up to ear (like the previous symptom).
Headache over eyes (1).
Pain in forehead, occiput, and left side of head, with rigidity of cords of neck (splenius and trapezius), and heat in vertex ; the pain in forehead is heavy pressing down over eyes (headache).
Intense pain from head along lower jaw, causing mouth to fill with saliva.
Crawling on top of brain (asthenopia).
Weight on vertex (asthenopia).
Terrible headache penetrating left eyeball to centre of brain, with pain in left supra-orbital region extending through brain to vertex (headache).
Burning in left temple near eye, < at night (keratitis).

Eyes :
Sharp lancinating pain through centre of left eyeball, leaving it very sore internally, and causing profuse lachrymation (from the 1m.).
Heavy pressure downwards of eyebrows and eyelids, as if the parts were lead.
Inclination to keep eyes shut.
Eyes feel as if sunken in head, and left eye occasionally waters.
Twitching of outer end of left upper lid, inside.
(Twitching of eyelids right and left).
(Ciliary neuralgia).
Sharp lancinating pain in centre of right eyeball extending externally to temple and frontal region over eye, with intense photophobia, redness of conjunctiva, and lachrymation ; < by reading or writing ; the pain appears to be in interior of eyeball, and extends thence to posterior wall of orbit, and then to the temples, with throbbing ; dim sight when reading ; also constipation, loss of appetite, lassitude in legs (choroiditis).
(Have had great success with it in eye cases esp. where there is severe pain in back of orbit, indicating choroiditis. - Swan).
On looking fixedly, reading, or writing, darting pain from eyes nearly to occiput ; much < in right eye (asthenopia).
When reading letters run together, with dull aching pain behind eyes, or shooting in eyes, the confused sight and shooting being < in right eye ; symptoms excited by catching cold or by over-fatigue (asthenopia).
Pain in eyes, back into head, extremely sharp, with a sensation as if eyes extended back ; great photophobia to natural or artificial light ; any continued glare results in this pain (improved).
Darting pain going backwards in centre of right eye, < at night (keratitis).
If she lies on left side right eye feels as if it were moving about and too heavy, with great pain.
(Ulceration of cornea).
Left eye feels hot and adheres in morning.
White spot on outer edge of left cornea, with red vessels running up to it from conjunctiva, and shooting pains from the spot to occiput.
Pain in right lower orbital border as if sore, with tenderness there on touch, and shooting in right eye.
Right eye inflamed with shooting backward where the white spot is ; left eye also inflamed, but without shooting.
Stye on left upper lid.
Two styes on right lower lid.
Eyes get bad every September.
Eyes ache by gaslight.
(Cured in various cases of ulceration of cornea).
Whitish ulcer in right cornea over pupil ; right eyelids red and swollen ; lachrymation of right eye.
Darting pain going backward in centre of right eye, < at night.
If she lies on left side, right eye feels as if it were moving about and were too heavy, with severe pain.
With the right eye everything seems in a white fog.
Photophobia of right eye.
Always feels weary.
Mr. E., aged 28, chronic iritis ; in the last three years had six attacks alternating in either eye.
First attack lasted five weeks ; intervals between attacks from five to eight months.
Had been told he was incurable.
March 26, "88.
Right eye much inflamed ; dull aching pain at night ; shooting from right eye to temple and eyebrow ; worse between 3 and 5 A. M.
Sight very hazy.
Iris looks red.
A black spot before right eye, moving with the eye when in sunlight.
Lac felinum cm.
Gradual and certain improvement, sight less hazy, eye looks clear ; sensation of sand in right eye on waking ; black specks have disappeared ; can read print now. Berridge.
Right eye inflamed ; dull aching pain at night.
Shooting from right eye to temple and eyebrown, < between 3 and 5 A. M.
Sight very hazy.
Iris, red.
A black spot before right eye, moving with the eye when in sunlight.
Sensation of sand in right eye on waking.

Nose :
Cannot bear the smell of clams, of which she is naturally very fond, and cannot eat them.

Teeth :
Pains in all the teeth as the hot pain from head touched them.

Mouth :
Sensation as if tongue were scalded by a hot drink.
Redness under tongue, on gums, and whole buccal cavity.
Soreness and sensation of ulcers on tongue and roof of mouth.
The parts of mouth seem to stick together, requiring an injection of air or saliva to separate them.
Loss of taste.
Brassy taste in mouth.
Salivation, tongue enlarged and serrated at edges by teeth.
Small white ulcers covering tongue and whole buccal cavity.
Elongation of palate.
Very sore mouth.
(Dryness of mouth).

Throat :
Tough mucus in pharynx.
Stringy, tough mucus in pharynx, cannot hawk it up and has to swallow it ; when it can be expectorated it is yellow.
Mucus in pharynx between head and throat is thick, yellow, though, stringy, expectorated with difficulty, and has a sickish sweet taste.
Posterior wall of pharynx slightly inflamed, with sensation of soreness.

Stomach :
No appetite.
After eating feels swollen ; has to take off her dress and loosen clothes.
Great desire to eat paper.
Stomach sore all around just below the belt, < left side.
Occasionally very slight nausea.
Heat in epigastrium.
Great soreness and sensitiveness of epigastric region.

Abdomen :
Pain in abdomen and back, as if menses about commencing.
Pain in bowels.
At midnight, sensation of a cold bandage over lower part of abdomen.
Great weight and bearing down in pelvis, like falling of the womb, as if she could not walk ; < when standing.
Pain in pelvis through hips on pressure, as when placing arms akimbo.

Stool and Rectum :
Natural stool, but very slow in passing, at 2 A. M.
Stool long, tenacious, slipping back when ceasing to strain ; seeming inability of rectum to expel its contents.

Urinary Organs :
Frequent desire to urinate, urine very pale.
(Obstruction in urinating, has to wait)

Female Sexual Organs :
Leucorrhea ceased on third and reappeared on fourth day.
Furious itching of vulva, inside and out ; yellow leucorrhœa.
(Dragging pain in left ovary).

Respiratory Organs :
Dryness of rim of glottis.

Chest :
Very much oppressed for breath, continuing for several days ; it is a difficulty in drawing a long breath, or rather that requires the drawing of a long inspiration, for it seems as if the breathing was done by upper part of lungs alone.

Upper Limbs :
Pain in right side of left wrist when using index finger.

Lower Limbs :
Left foot feels cold when touched by right foot.
Legs ache.

Sleep :
Dullness, sleepiness, gaping.
Heavy, profound sleep, not easily awakened.
Dreamed of earthquakes.

Fever :
Cold and heat alternately, each continuing but a short time.

Generalities :
Entire right side from crown to sole felt terribly weak, heavy, and distressed, so that it was difficult to walk.
(Constant nervous trembling, esp. of hands, as in drunkards.)