Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Arsenicum Album in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.
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Tightness of chest as if bound with a hoop.
Constriction of chest with great anxiety and restlessness, evenings; when going up hill.
Stitches in upper right chest; in left chest only during inspiration.
Stitching pain in sternum, from below up, when coughing.
Pleurisy with tendency to syncope.
Chilliness in chest, evenings.
Burning in the chest.
Catarrh on the chest, great suffocation; child tosses about in agony.
Gangrene of the lungs with green, ichorous sputum.
Heart beats more rapidly and stronger when lying on back.
Wheezing respiration, with cough and frothy expectoration, looking like beaten white of egg.
Angina pectoris; sudden tightness above the heart; agonizing precordial pain; pains into the neck and occiput; anxiety, oppression; breathing difficult, fainting spells; least motion makes him lose his breath; sits bent forward or with head thrown back; worse at night, especially from 1 to 5 A.M.
Respiration short and anxious.
Difficult breathing with much anxiety.
Breathing asthmatic; must incline the chest forward; must spring out of bed at night. θ Asthma.
Air passages seem constricted, cannot breathe fully.
Dyspnoea increased after coughing, with sensation of constriction of chest or stomach.
Loss of breath immediately on lying down, in the evening, with whistling and constriction in the trachea.
Oppression increased by stormy weather and heavy air; walking quickly; ascending; warm and tight clothing; but especially from discharges of warmth and cold.
Great dyspnoea; face cyanotic and covered with cold sweat; great anxiety. θ Emphysema.
Heart and pulse
Palpitation; after suppressed herpes or foot-sweat; with small, irregular pulse; strong, visible and audible, chiefly at night.
Palpitation of heart, with anguish, cannot lie on back; increased by going up stairs.
Hydropericardium with great irritability, anguish and restlessness; especially in uraemia, etc.
Pulse accelerated; quick and small; quick and weak; rapid and weak; small, very frequent, and irregular, sometimes imperceptible; thread-like.
Yellow spots on chest.
Stitches and pressing in sternum.≡ more ...