Plumbum MetallicumLead, Plumbum, Plumb
Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while the very dilute homeopathic remedy may help, the raw product is often best avoided.
Below are the strongest indications of Plumbum Metallicum in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
The great drug for general sclerotic conditions. Lead paralysis is chiefly of extensors, forearm or upper limb, from center to periphery with partial anesthesia or excessive hyperesthesia, preceded by pain. Localized neuralgic pains, neuritis. The blood, alimentary and nervous systems are the special seats of action of Plumbum Metallicum. Haematosis is interfered with, rapid reduction in number of red corpuscles; hence pallor, icterus, anaemia. Constrictive sensation in internal organs.
Delirium, coma and convulsions. Hypertension and arteriosclerosis. Progressive muscular atrophy. Infantile paralysis. Locomotor ataxia. Excessive and rapid emaciation. Bulbar paralysis. Important in peripheral affections. The points of attack for Plumbum Metallicum are the neuraxons and the anterior horns. Symptoms of multiple sclerosis, posterior spinal sclerosis. Contractions and boring pain. All the symptoms of acute Nephritis with amaurosis and cerebral symptoms. GOUT ( Chronic).
Third to thirtieth potency.≡ show all authors ...
WORSE, at night, motion.
BETTER, rubbing, hard pressure, physical exertion ( Alumen.)≡ show all authors ...
Compare: Plumb. Acet ( painful cramps in paralyzed limbs; severe pain and muscular cramps in gastric ulcer; locally, as an application (non-homeopathic) in moist eczema, and to dry up secretions from mucous surfaces. Care must be used, as sufficient lead can be absorbed to produce lead poison, one to two drams of the Liquor plumbi subacetatis to the ounce of water; also in pruritus pudendi, equal parts of the Liquor plumbi and glycerin). plumb. jodat ( Has been used empirically in various forms of paralysis, sclerotic degenerations, especially of spinal cord, atrophies, arteriosclerosis, pellagra. Indurations of mammary glands, especially when a tendency to become inflamed appears; sore and painful. Indurations of great hardness and associated with a very dry skin. Lancinating pains of Tabes.) Compare: Alumina; Plat.; Opium; Podoph.; Merc.; Thal. Plectranthus (paralysis, spastic, spinal form); Plumb. chromicum (convulsions, with terrible pains; pupils greatly dilated; retracted abdomen); PLUMB. Phosph ( loss of sexual power; Locomotor ataxia).
Antidotes: Plat.; Alum.; Petrol.
fear of being assassinated
Slow perception; loss of memory; amnesic aphasia
Hallucinations and delusions
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; sensitive, oversensitive
Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; dull, sluggish
Insecure, uncertain, scared; timidity
Memory; weakness of memory
weakness of memory; for words
Restlessness, nervousness≡ more ...
Delirium alternating with colic
Pain as if a ball rose from throat to brain
Hair very dry
Tinnitus ( chin.; nat-salic.; carbon
Sulph.)≡ more ...
Optic nerve inflamed
Intraocular, suppurative inflammation
Glaucoma, especially if secondary to spinal lesion
Optic neuritis, central scotoma
Sudden loss of sight after fainting.≡ more ...
Pale and cachetic
Yellow, corpse-like; cheeks sunken
Skin of face greasy, shiny
Tremor of nasolabial muscles.
Skin; discoloration; pale
discoloration; yellow≡ more ...
Gums swollen, pale; Distinct blue lines along margins of gums
Tongue tremulous, red on margin
Cannot put it out, seems paralyzed.
Discoloration; gums; blue line on margin
thin border nearest teeth
Odour (halitosis, bad breath); offensive
Gums; painful tubercles (nodules, knob-like lumps)
Teeth; decay, hollow≡ more ...
Yellow, dark-brown liver spots
Dilated veins of forearms and legs.
yellow, jaundice, etc.
inability to perspire (see inactivity)
Sensitive≡ more ...
Heart; Cardiac weakness
Pulse soft and small, dicrotic
Wiry pulse, cramp-like constriction of peripheral arteries.≡ more ...
Spinal cord sclerosed
Lightning-like pains; temporarily better by pressure
Paralysis of lower extremities.≡ more ...
Stomach; Contraction in oesophagus and stomach; pressure and tightness
Solids cannot be swallowed.
Excessive colic, Radiating to all parts of body
abdominal wall feels drawn by a string to spine
Pain causes desire to stretch
Intussusception; strangulated hernia
Obstructed flatus, with intense colic
Colic alternates with delirium and pain in atrophied limbs.
Pain; radiating; to all parts of body
with vomiting, blood and mucus in stool (intussusception)
extending to other parts; to all parts of body
navel; region of navel
sudden, sharp (sticking, etc.); navel
Paralysis of intestines
Bladder; retention of urine (see urination delayed); colic
urge to urinate, but producing nothing
urination; dribbling (by drops)
Stomach; pain; extending to other parts; groins
pain; extending to other parts; limbs≡ more ...
Constipation; Stools hard, lumpy, black, with urging and spasm of anus
Obstructed evacuation from impaction of faeces ( Plat.) Neuralgia of rectum
Anus drawn up with constriction.
Frequent, ineffectual tenesmus
Albuminous; low specific gravity
Chronic interstitial nephritis, with great pain in abdomen
Tenesmus of bladder
Emission drop by drop.
Constipation; inactivity of rectum
Constriction, contraction, closure, etc.
Paralysis (see inactivity)≡ more ...
Albuminous (white, thick)
Urine lighter than usual (in weight)
Sugar in urine≡ more ...
Male; Loss of sexual power
Testicles drawn up, feel constricted.
Female; Vaginismus, with emaciation and constipation
Induration of mammary glands
Vulva and vagina hypersensitive
an.; Sil.) Tendency to abortion
Menorrhagia with sensation of string pulling from abdomen to back
Disposition to yawn and stretch.
Female; miscarriage; tendency to miscarry
pain; vagina; prolonged contraction or spasm of vagina (vaginismus)≡ more ...
Paralysis of single muscles
Cannot raise or lift anything with the hand
Extension is difficult
Paralysis from over exertion of the extensor muscles in piano players ( Curare.) Pains in muscles of thighs; Come in paroxysms
Cramps in calves
Stinging and tearing in limbs, also twitching and tingling, numbness, pain or tremor
Pain in atrophied limbs alternates with colic
Loss of patellar reflex
Hands and feet cold
Pain in Right big toe at night, very sensitive to touch.
Contraction of muscles and tendons; from paralysis of extensors
Emaciated, extremely thin
Heaviness; upper limbs
Movements and positions; flexed; finger (see extremities; hands and feet; clenching)
movement of leg; difficult
shaking; upper limbs
hand; on holding objects
hand; on holding objects; on holding them out
hand; when carrying something to mouth
hand; while writing
Numbness (see tingling); lower limbs
comes on suddenly
comes on suddenly
shooting (see stitching, sudden, sharp); lower limbs
stitching, sudden, sharp; lower limbs
stitching, sudden, sharp; hip
extending to other parts; downward
extending to other parts; knee
tearing; comes on suddenly
tearing; upper limbs
tearing; upper arm
tearing; lower limbs
comes on suddenly
in extensors (muscles to straighten limb)
forearm; extensor muscles
leg≡ more ...
Fever and chill
In the open air
Chilliness (see also whole body; temperature)≡ more ...
rapid muscle spasm
Eating and food; symptoms while fasting
Emaciated (extremely thin)
Jerking; as in convulsions
internally; of suffering parts
Pain; sudden, sharp; internally
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness)≡ more ...