On distilling wood tar a volatile oil is obtained, which separates into a lighter and heavier oil, the heavier oil is Kreosote, the lighter is Eupion. C5 H12.
Amenorrhea. Cough. Cramps. Dreams. Epistaxis. Glandular swellings. Groins, pain in. Haemorrhages. Headache. Leucorrhoea. Menorrhagia. Neuralgia. Night-sweats. Phthisis. Pruritus. Toothache. Tumour. Vicarious menstruation.
The effects of *Eupion., which was proved by Wahle in Rome, who also proved *paraffin, bear a close resemblance to those of *Kreosote, but are by no means identical with them. A large number of the symptoms center in the female sexual organs, some of them being very characteristic. Menstruation is too early and too copious, the flow being thin and fluid. During the time there is great irritability, headache, and chilliness, painless pulsation in the head, wabbling sensation in upper part of body, everything becomes dark to her. Nose-bleed occurs when menstrual flow intermits. Cutting in abdomen ceases when flow comes on. Yellow leucorrhoea follows, colouring linen yellow. Leucorrhoea with severe backache, has to lean against something to give relief, when the backache ceases the discharge gushes out. Pulsations all over body while sitting quietly. Haemorrhages occur from nose and bowels. Sticking pains in head and other parts. Weak eyes and obscured vision. Pressing in ears as if wind were blown in with force and for a long time. Teeth stick together when jaws are closed, in morning sensation as if teeth were embedded in some soft matter. Tongue covered with raised nodules. Pain in inguinal region. Many painful glandular swellings in groins. Spasmodic, periodic pain an inch up rectum. Palpitation with slow pulse. Nodules appear on inner side of right cheek, left side of neck, and left forearm. Sensations: of dislocation of joints, as if muscles torn from bones, as if skin and muscles were too short. Cramps in the calves when accompanying uterine or chest complaints. Soles of feet numb as if walking on needles, sticking in heels. Coldness of whole right side of body. Colliquative perspiration. Perspires from least exertion, when eating, all night (with tuberculosis). Most symptoms are worse morning, many appear in evening and night. Cough returning every winter. Blowing nose worse. Coughing and sneezing worse pains in abdomen. Hot drink worse toothache. Rest better headache and pains in abdomen, worse other symptoms. Bending backwards better backache. Bending forward better pain in abdomen.
*Compare: Kreosote, and the Carbons, Graphites *antidoted effect on eyelids, Lachesis (pain ceases when discharges appear).
Cheerful, joyous disposition. Irritable, angers easily. Great weakness of memory.
Vertigo, everything becomes black before eyes, when turning upper par of body from right to left, everything turns round when she sits up in bed. Dullness of the head as if too full. Painful pulsations in forehead, better lying down. On left superior part of forehead, a pain as if a cyst would form. Burning pains in forehead, with pressing down of lids and moisture in eyes as from tears. Heat at vertex, sensation as if hairs were pulled, with headache, lachrymation and drawing on muscles of neck. Stitches radiating from vertex down limbs and into abdomen and genitals, producing painful sensation of squeezing together. Sticking pains from occiput along cervical muscles to back of chest and in middle of chest with every breath, sticking in left shoulder- blade. Some painful spots on head as if small furuncles would form.
Eyes weak as if she had cried. Sensation as if something hung down over eyes, must wipe them continually. Pressure above eyes as if the globes would be pushed out. Burning, pressive pains in eye with copious lachrymation. Swelling of right upper lid on waking in morning, worse during walk in fresh air, lower lid also swells up and then the left (*Graphites 6 quickly removed this). Lachrymation worse in fresh air, better in room. Everything appears pale, as if a thin veil were before eyes.
Pressing in ears as if the wind was blown forcibly into them for a long time, the external parts being equally affected. Shooting and tearing in left ear, extending to external temporal region.
Left nostril cracked and the crack bleeds. Sneezing, each time he blows his nose the sneezing reappears. Sneezing with fluent coryza in morning. Bleeding, blood thin and fluid, when blowing nose. Menstrual flow intermits and bleeding from nose occurs. Soreness in upper nose on drawing air through nostrils in evening.
On lower portion of inner side of right cheek a hard nodule size of a pea. Upper lip fissured and painful as if raw. Lips and throat always dry, yet without thirst. Lips painful as if sore.
The teeth stick together when the jaws are closed. In the morning, sensation as if the teeth were embedded deeply in some soft matter, without pain, better by eating. Teeth painful as if loose, gums swollen, scorbutic, worse by hot soup. Toothache like numbness in carious molars, coming on immediately on lying down, better on rising and moving about. Grumbling in front teeth, sensation as if gums swollen and teeth (which are firm) would drop out. Tearing in all teeth in morning on rising, tearing extends to temples, to forehead, to nose. Gums swollen. Painful jerking-tearing in gums.
Whole tongue red, covered with raised pimples like herring roe. Tip of tongue dry, back covered with thin dirty white coating. Anterior part of tongue rough like a grater. Insensible feeling in mouth as if scalded by fat. Pappy and sticky in mouth early in morning. Taste sour after eating, putrid.
In morning much white bad-tasting mucus in throat, expectorated after slight paroxysms of coughing. Sensation of mucus in throat without being able to expectorate. Sensation of dryness of uvula.
Eructations: tasting of food. Vomiting of food. Nausea: till 3 a.m., on becoming erect, with much thirst and copious menstruation, and trembling through all limbs, lancinating pains under right breast. Vomiturition emanating from lower abdomen, dark green tasteless mucus. Bloatedness and sensation of fullness of stomach, with internal chilliness in evening. Region of stomach feels internally sore and distended, pains under both short ribs.
Frequent borborygmus. Passing flatus better pains. Pains worse by coughing, sneezing, blowing nose. In muscles of left side of abdomen, from pelvic bones obliquely downwards, a painful tension like what she formerly felt during pregnancy. Contracting pain and twisting better by bending over, one day before menstruation. Cutting pains during menstruation, when the pains cease discharge is always copious, blood red and very thin. In left side of abdomen, immediately over crista ilia, when walking, raising arm, or coughing, a severe pain nearly taking breath away, she feels nothing when at rest, after a few hours pains move low down into abdomen and then pass off. In left anterior crest of ilium stitches when walking. Squeezing, pressing pain in left groin when quiet.
Spasmodic pains a few inches up into rectum, radiating up and down, extending into labia, with such severity she cannot sit down, better after sleep, but backache and nausea come on. Spasmodic periodically returning pains one inch up rectum, extending to vagina and producing there a spasmodic, contracting pain. Drawing and tearing in rectum, worse during (natural) stool. Itching after natural stool. Ineffectual inclination and straining. Tenesmus, better when blood is passed, this weakens her. Three or four time daily, bloody stools. Hard, dry stools, with great straining. Dark blood in painless stools. Constipation: stool every three or four days, with great straining and prolapsus uteri.
Frequent inclination, scanty discharge, worse when standing than sitting. Frequent and copious, lemon colour, chestnut brown before menses. Hot urine passed without pain.
Female Sexual Organ
During urination some pain between labia. Burning, stinging, itching and swelling between labia, momentarily better by rubbing, afterwards burning and worse, after washing with cold water genitals feel stiff and numb, with sensation of soreness and rawness. Pruritus pudendi, worse evening, with raw pain in sternum unendurable when touched. Discharge of blood between pains with backache. Eight days after period, leucorrhoea staining linen yellow in spots size of sixpence, lassitude, emaciation, stitching in soles of feet when walking, trembling all over (as if a jelly) when at rest. When backache ceases leucorrhoea gushes out abruptly, with sticking pains in forehead. Copious leucorrhoea, running from her, remits evening, returns morning. Menses a few days too soon, without the leucorrhoea which usually precedes them. Menses too soon, too copious, a flooding, bruised sensation in chest, when breathing, stitches in middle of chest and in heart, taking away breath, pains decrease the third day. Copious, thin, fluid menstrual discharge, with severe backache, painless pulsating in head, pressing towards forehead, with full sensation. During menstruation painful twisting deep in abdomen extending to rectum, intermitting and returning, as soon as the pains cease the floodings sets in again. Menses stopped twenty-four hours, returned and continued twenty-four hours, with sensation as if whole upper part of body from short ribs to head were wabbling, she has slightly the same soaring sensation in her feet. On third day courses cease and she suffers from severe headache and chilliness, fourth day flow returns copiously for a few hours and headache and chilliness cease. On menses ceasing abruptly, nausea, salivation, and irritability come on, ceasing completely when flow returned. Scanty menses, the usual drawing abdominal pains to genitals did not appear. In a case of suppressed menses *Eupion 9 caused severe cutting abdominal pains emanating from sacrum, as if something would press out of genital parts, pains passed and returned at intervals, after twenty-four hours she was well, and the courses appeared without any trouble.
Sensation below larynx as if something was sticking there, with short, dry, hacking cough. Smarting in a spot size of bean, on internal right side of larynx. Crawling in upper bronchi causing dry cough. Tickling right side larynx causing continual cough, paroxysms causing short breath which ceases after expectoration of tasteless white mucus. Rough, scraping, metallic, dry cough, as if he had eaten rancid fat and taken brandy afterwards. Hard, suffocating, dry cough with stitches in chest, returning every winter. Cough partly dry, partly loose, with thick yellow, greenish or grey, sometimes foul-tasting expectoration, great lassitude and thirst. Cough better by warm drinks, by sitting up on bed, with breaking out of perspiration.
Heaviness, oppression, stitches, and tickling in chest. Stitches and pressure in sternum. Mammae increase in size, with pressive pains in them, as if something painful were drawn through them with oppression. Stitches under right mamma, in the skin, worse by lying, breathing, or walking, beginning 7 P.M. and lasting till midnight, followed by stitches close under heart, and with malaise and hot rising from stomach.
Palpitation with slow pulse, believes her heart must be heard some distance away. Four hours before menses appear severe palpitations, ceasing when the flow begins.
Back and neck
Pulsating and burning node on muscles of neck, left side, to inches below mastoid process, preventing turning neck. Backache one day before menses, better bending backward, lasts all the first day. Backache alternating with leucorrhoea. Backache during menses, better by leaning up against something. Stiffness and horripilations between shoulders. Pressive heaviness in lumbar vertebrae. Pains in back extend to pelvis, when she stoops she can hardly rise again, sacrum pains as if broken.
Lassitude with yawning sleepiness. Tearing in extremities and restlessness in legs preventing sleep.
Trembling, paralytic pain, crampy pain in right arm. As if muscles beaten off bone (axillary side of right arm). Paralysing stitches in right deltoid. Stitching pains in elbows, radiating to fingers. In center of right palm, severe stitch radiating to elbow, and leaving sensation of numbness in ring and little fingers. Hands go to sleep easily. Dislocation pains in joints of right hand. Heads of bones of fingers feel too large.
In both thighs a tensive pain as if skin and muscles were too short. From upper end of right hip painful drawing to middle of thigh, where it ends with a stitch. Sensation at back of thigh as if muscles were torn from bones, worse by ascending, stooping, sitting, and by touch. Paralytic, dislocation pain in right knee. Stitches in either knee. Cramps in calves. Sensation of warmth in left anterior leg, upper part (as from hot vapor), burning in calves. In morning stitching, burning, and twitching, beginning in the calves, going to the toes, most severe in the heels, in evening the pains lessen in the calves but stitches continue to shoot back and forth in the heels, gradually ceasing after an hour. Dislocation pain in joints of right foot. Soles of feet numb as if she walked on needles. Stitches in middle of sole first day of menses. Drawing stitching in right heel running up to calf.
Right cheek cold, tip of tongue cold, whole right. side of body cold.
Nodule on left forearm. Itching biting in skin, in genitals penetrating whole body, worse night, better during motion.
Yawning with chilliness and shivering. Sleepiness towards noon. Dreams of disgusting things, of naked persons, anxious dreams, of her child falling into the water. Frightful dreams, the same dream repeated. Dreams that she is pursued by oxen, of falling into a abyss. Wakes bathed in perspiration.
Chilliness with headache, with stitching, better by warm drink. Dry heat towards noon. Sweat of foul odor on least exertion. Colliquative sweating on least exertion, when eating, all night. Copious night-sweat towards morning.