Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Apis Mel in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.
Tired, as if bruised in every limb, and esp. in the back, as after exertion; worse on rising after sitting.
Great desire to sleep; extreme sleepiness.
Sleep disturbed by many dreams.
Dreams full of care and toil; of making long journeys; of flying through the air; of hot stones; of walking over hot floors; of walking a long way over wet roads.
Sleep, late in the morning.
Awakens from sleep with a shrill shriek (child suffering from hydrocephalus).
Great debility, as if he had worked hard; he is obliged to lie down.
Sudden "puffing up" of the whole body.
Complete anasarca, no thirst, pale, waxy, almost transparent.
Burning, stinging pains, like bee-stings, occurring occasionally.
Great sensitiveness to touch and pressure (abdomen).
Clonic and tonic spasms.
Sudden weakness with coldness.
Tension (over the eyes in the l. side of head) behind the ears, in the neck.
Dark haemorrhages.≡ more ...