Ignatia Amara

The following are the strongest indications of Ignatia Amara in traditional homeopathic practice. You do not need all the following symptoms for this remedy to be appropriate for you, but your condition should fit with the overall nature of Ignatia Amara
MIND
Changeable mood, introspective, silently brooding
Melancholic, sad, tearful
Not communicative
Sighing and sobbing
After shocks, grief, disappointment.
mind, aversions, dislikes, open air;
mind, aversions, dislikes, company;
mind, conscientious about things of little importance;
mind, consolation;
mind, conversation;
mind, delusions, imaginations, hallucinations, illusions;
mind, delusions, imaginations, hallucinations, illusions, illusions of fantasy;
mind, symptoms follow intense emotions, anger;
mind, symptoms follow intense emotions, fright;
mind, symptoms follow intense emotions, ailments from grief;
mind, symptoms follow intense emotions, disappointed love;
mind, mental exertion;
mind, emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition, anger (see irritability and quarrelsome);
mind, emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition, anger (see irritability and quarrelsome), with anxiety;
mind, emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition, anger (see irritability and quarrelsome), with fright;
mind, emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition, anger (see irritability and quarrelsome), with silent grief;
mind, emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition, anger (see irritability and quarrelsome), from contradiction;
mind, emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition, impatience;
mind, emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition, inconstancy;
mind, emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition, indecisive;
mind, emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition, irritability, consolation;
mind, emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition, laughing;
mind, emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition, laughing, involuntarily;
mind, emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition, laughing, spasmodic;
mind, emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition, love, silent grief;
mind, emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition, mood, alternating mood;
mind, emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition, mood, changeable, variable mood;
mind, emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition, quarrelsome, argumentative;
mind, emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition, sentimental;
mind, emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition, sensitive, oversensitive;
mind, emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition, unhappy, despair;
mind, emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition, unhappy, despair, during chill;
mind, emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition, unhappy, grief;
mind, emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition, unhappy, grief, silent;
mind, emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition, unhappy, sadness, mental depression;
mind, emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition, unhappy, sadness, mental depression, during chill;
mind, emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition, weeping, crying, tearful mood (lamenting);
mind, emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition, weeping, crying, tearful mood (lamenting), involuntary;
mind, hysteria;
mind, hysteria, fainting;
mind, insecure, uncertain, scared, anxiety, with fear;
mind, insecure, uncertain, scared, fear;
mind, ailments after death of part of body;
mind, preoccupied, absorbed, buried in thought, introspection;
mind, preoccupied, brooding (see anxiety, sadness);
mind, sighing (see respiration);
mind, talking, conversation, intolerant of contradiction;
mind, unconsciousness;
mind, unconsciousness, after emotion;
mind, unconsciousness, transient;
HEAD
Feels hollow, heavy, Worse, stooping
head, pain, headache, as if crushed shattered, beaten to pieces;
Headache as if a nail were driven out through the side
Cramp-like pain over root of nose
Congestive headaches following anger or grief, Worse, smoking or smelling tobacco, inclines head forward.
head, pain, headache, from emotions, after a fright;
head, pain, headache, from emotions, from grief;
head, pain, headache, from emotions, nervous;
head, pain, headache, in forehead;
head, pain, headache, sides, right;
head, pain, headache, piercing, stabbing (see cutting), as from a nail, sides, as if side driven outward, feels better when lying on it;
EYES
Asthenopia, with spasms of lids and neuralgic pain about eyes ( Nat-m.) Flickering zigzags.
FACE
Twitching of muscles of face and lips
Changes color when at rest.
face, distortion;
face, perspiration;
face, skin, discoloration, changing colour;
face, skin, discoloration, pale, during period;
face, skin, discoloration, red, evening;
face, sunken;
NOSE
nose, smell, acute, over sensitive;
nose, smell, acute, over sensitive, sensitive to strong odours;
nose, running or blocked nose (coryza), running, wet;
MOUTH
Easily bites inside of cheeks
mouth, biting self, cheek when talking or chewing;
Toothache, worse after drinking Coffee and smoking.
Constantly full of saliva
mouth, dryness;
mouth, biting self, tongue;
Sour taste
mouth, saliva, sour (see taste);
mouth, taste, sour;
THROAT
Feeling of a lump in throat that cannot be swallowed
Tendency to choke, globus hystericus
Sore throat, stitches when not swallowing, better, eating something solid
Stitches between acts of swallowing
Stitches extend to ear ( Hep.) Tonsils inflamed, swollen, With small ulcers
follicular tonsillitis.
throat, larynx (voice box), spasm in vocal cords, stopping breathing;
throat, choking, constricting;
throat, choking, constricting, evening;
throat, choking, constricting, gullet;
throat, sensation of something in throat, lump;
throat, sensation of something in throat, lump, rising sensation;
throat, sensation of something in throat, sulphur vapour;
throat, inflammation, follicular;
throat, irritation, increases the more one coughs;
throat, irritation, larynx;
throat, irritation, throat-pit;
throat, pain, when not swallowing;
throat, pain, sore;
throat, pain, sudden, sharp, when not swallowing;
throat, spasms, convulsions etc.;
throat, thrush;
CHEST
chest, anxiety, region of heart;
chest, constriction, tension;
chest, constriction, tension, spasmodic;
chest, oppressed feeling;
Dry, spasmodic cough in quick successive shocks
Spasm of glottis (Calc.) Reflex coughs
Coughing increases the desire to cough
Much sighing
Hollow spasmodic cough, worse in the evening, little expectoration, leaving pain in trachea.
respiration, deep;
respiration, deep, desire to breathe deeply;
respiration, sighing;
respiration, shrill grating sound;
COUGH
cough, evening;
cough, evening, in bed;
cough, coughing;
cough, dry cough;
cough, dry cough, evening;
cough, from emotions, after stress;
cough, hacking cough, evening;
cough, hacking cough, evening, in bed;
cough, hacking cough, evening, after lying down;
cough, hollow, morning, on waking;
cough, hollow, evening;
cough, sensations in throat and air passages (either from coughing, or causing coughing), from irritation in air passages, increases the more one coughs;
cough, sensations in throat and air passages (either from coughing, or causing coughing), from irritation in air passages, in larynx;
cough, sensations in throat and air passages (either from coughing, or causing coughing), from irritation in air passages, in throat-pit;
cough, racking;
cough, short;
cough, short, evening;
cough, sensation of sulphur fumes or vapour;
cough, violent;
SKIN
Itching, nettle-rash
Very sensitive to draft of air
Excoriation, especially around vagina and mouth.
skin, out-breaks on skin, like nettle rash, during fever;
BACK AND NECK
back, stiffness, neck;
ABDOMEN
Cramps in stomach, worse slightest contact
Averse to ordinary diet, longs for great variety of indigestible articles
Craving for acid things
Sinking in stomach, relieved by taking a deep breath.
Rumbling in bowels
Weak feeling in upper abdomen
Throbbing in abdomen ( Aloe, Sang.) Colicky, griping pains in one or both sides of abdomen.
abdomen, as if intestines were loose, as if intestines were hanging down;
abdomen, pain, after intense emotions, after excitement;
abdomen, complaints of spleen;
abdomen, sense of weakness;
abdomen, stomach, desires, cravings, indistinct, knows not what;
abdomen, stomach, disordered, not relieved by eating;
abdomen, stomach, disordered, sighing;
abdomen, stomach, burping, belching;
abdomen, stomach, flabbiness;
abdomen, stomach, sensation of stomach hanging down, relaxed;
abdomen, stomach, indigestion, after grief;
abdomen, stomach, thirst, during chill;
abdomen, stomach, aversion to certain foods or drinks, tobacco, smoking (his accustomed cigar);
Stomach, Sour eructation
All-gone feeling in stomach, Much flatulence; hiccough
RECTUM, ANUS, STOOL
Itching and stitching up the rectum
Prolapse
Stools pass with difficulty, Painful constriction of anus after stool
Stitches in hemorrhoids during cough
Diarrhoea from fright
Stitches from anus deep into rectum
Hemorrhage and pain, worse when stool is loose
Pressure as of a sharp instrument from within outward.
rectum, constriction, contraction, closure, etc.;
rectum, constriction, contraction, closure, etc., painful;
rectum, constriction, contraction, closure, etc., after stool;
rectum, haemorrhoids, internal;
rectum, haemorrhoids, walking;
rectum, pain, after stool;
rectum, pain, griping;
rectum, pain, pressing (pressure);
rectum, pain, soreness;
rectum, pain, soreness, after stool;
rectum, pain, sudden, sharp, extending to other parts, upward;
rectum, prolapse;
rectum, prolapse, evening;
rectum, prolapse, during stool;
GENITALS ETC
Profuse, watery ( Phos-ac.)
urine, clear as water;
genitals, male, withered, penis;
genitals, male, excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed), penis, foreskin, on the margin;
genitals, male, itching, penis, foreskin;
genitals, male, pain, sore, penis, foreskin, margin;
genitals, male, retraction, penis;
Feminine sexual frigidity
Suppression from grief.
genitals, male, shrivelled;
Female, Menses, BLACK, too early, too profuse, or scanty
During menses great languor, with spasmodic pains in stomach and abdomen
genitals, female, period, suppressed, from grief;
EXTREMITIES, LIMBS
Jerking of limbs
Pain in tendo-Achilles and calf
Ulcerative pain in soles.
extremities, limbs, hands and feet, corns, burning;
extremities, limbs, hands and feet, corns, sore;
extremities, limbs, movements and positions, jerking, falling asleep;
extremities, limbs, movements and positions, twitching;
extremities, limbs, paralysis, hysterical;
extremities, limbs, paralysis, after mental emotion;
extremities, limbs, perspiration, hand, palm;
FEVER AND CHILL
Chill, with thirst, not relieved by external heat
During fever, itching, nettle-rash all over body.
chill;
chill, in the open air;
chill, beginning in particular area, abdomen and extending from abdomen;
chill, changing type;
chill, external;
chill, external, in spots;
chill, shaking, shivering, rigors;
chill, shaking, shivering, rigors, evening;
chill, single parts;
chill, warmth, warm room;
chill, warmth, external warmth;
fever, afternoon;
fever, localised, front of body;
fever, attacks changing;
fever, with chill;
fever, external heat;
fever, external heat, afternoon, with redness without internal heat;
fever, external heat, with chilliness;
fever, stages of chill, heat and sweat, chill followed by heat;
fever, desire to uncover;
fever, warmth, covering;
GENERALITIES
Very light
Jerking of limbs on going to sleep
Insomnia from grief, cares, with itching of arms and violent yawning
Dreams continuing a long time, troubling him.
sleep, dreams, mental exertion;
sleep, yawning;
generalities, convulsions, convulsive movements;
generalities, convulsions, from fright;
generalities, convulsions, hysterical;
generalities, convulsions, internal;
generalities, convulsions, after punishment;
perspiration, hot;
perspiration, sensation as if about to perspire, but no moisture appears;
perspiration, single parts;
generalities, aversion to open air;
generalities, sensation of ball internally (compare knotted sensation);
generalities, change of position;
generalities, blood vessels, excited, rapid blood flow, after emotions;
generalities, constriction, internally;
generalities, contradictory and alternating states;
generalities, eating and food, eating;
generalities, eating and food, coffee;
generalities, eating and food, sweets;
generalities, faintness, fainting;
generalities, faintness, fainting, on excitement;
generalities, faintness, fainting, hysterical (see hysteria);
generalities, flabby feeling;
generalities, pain, constricting, internally;
generalities, pain, jerking, internally;
generalities, pain, pinching, internally;
generalities, pain, sudden, sharp, internally;
generalities, sensation of plug, internally;
generalities, pressure, on painless side;
generalities, sensitive, to pain;
generalities, temperature (felt and effects of temperature), warm heater;
generalities, tobacco;
generalities, twitching;
generalities, twitching, twitching, involuntary movements (chorea);
generalities, warm heater;