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Plumbum Metallicum - Generalities symptoms

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HPUS label indication: Paleness

Below are the strongest indications of Plumbum Metallicum in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.


BETTER, rubbing, hard pressure, physical exertion ( Alumen.)
WORSE, at night, motion.
Relationships
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.
Dose
Third to thirtieth potency.

GENERALITIES

Afternoon
Anaemia

Anaemia; as from iron deficiency - greenish yellow skin

Aversion to open air

Before sleep

Blackness of external parts

Blood vessels; blue discoloration (from lack of oxygen in blood)
Blood vessels; congestion of blood
Blood vessels; excited, rapid blood flow
Blood vessels; varicose veins
Blood vessels; veins and arteries swollen from inner pressure

Bones; necrosis in bones (death of cells)
Bones; softening of bones

Change of position

Clear weather

Cloudy weather

Collapse

Constriction; externally
Constriction; internally
Constriction; of orifices

Contractions, closing, stenoses, after inflammation

Convulsions
Convulsions; after masturbation
Convulsions; as in kidney failure (uremic)
Convulsions; continuous contraction
Convulsions; convulsive movements
Convulsions; during colic
Convulsions; epileptic
Convulsions; epileptic
Convulsions; hysterical
Convulsions; in women; during period
Convulsions; internal
Convulsions; left side of body
Convulsions; night
Convulsions; one-sided
Convulsions; rapid muscle spasm
Convulsions; while eating
Convulsions; with consciousness
Convulsions; with falling
Convulsions; with paralysis
Convulsions; with tetanus rigidity
Convulsions; without consciousness

Dehydration

During sleep

Eating and food; after breakfast
Eating and food; after eating
Eating and food; before eating
Eating and food; cold food
Eating and food; fish
Eating and food; symptoms while fasting
Eating and food; while eating

Emaciated (extremely thin)
Emaciated (extremely thin); children (marasmus)
Emaciated (extremely thin); parts affected with disease

Emission

Evening
Evening; twilight

Extreme emotion

Faintness, fainting
Faintness, fainting; during period
Faintness, fainting; from climbing stairs
Faintness, fainting; from pain; abdomen
Faintness, fainting; in a crowded street
Faintness, fainting; morning
Faintness, fainting; on physical exertion
Faintness, fainting; on rising
Faintness, fainting; with pressure about heart

Fluid build up; external

Foggy weather

Formication (like insects crawling around); bones
Formication (like insects crawling around); external parts
Formication (like insects crawling around); internally

Full feeling; internally

General physical anxiety

Glands; withered glands

Heaviness; externally
Heaviness; internally

Illusions of touch

Inflammation; bones
Inflammation; externally
Inflammation; glands
Inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation)
Inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation); glands
Inflammation; internally
Inflammation; internally; gangrenous

Insensitive to pain (see irritability)

Jar, stepping

Jerking; as in convulsions
Jerking; muscles

Lack of irritability

Lack of reaction

Late morning

Lethargic, tired

Lying down; after lying down
Lying down; lying down
Lying down; lying down
Lying down; lying in bed
Lying down; lying on abdomen

Morning

Movement
Movement; after
Movement; at beginning of movement
Movement; continued movement

Mucous secretions increased

Narcotics

Night

Numbness; externally
Numbness; internally
Numbness; internally; in single parts
Numbness; internally; of suffering parts

Obesity

Open air

Open air

Pain; bones
Pain; boring
Pain; burning externally
Pain; burning externally; internally
Pain; cutting; internally
Pain; gnawing, biting; externally
Pain; jerking; externally
Pain; jerking; internally
Pain; paralysed parts
Pain; paralytic
Pain; pinching; internally
Pain; pressing; as from load
Pain; pressing; externally
Pain; pressing; internally
Pain; pressing; muscles
Pain; pressing; together
Pain; sore, bruised
Pain; sore, bruised; externally
Pain; sore, bruised; on movement
Pain; sore, bruised; on pressure
Pain; sudden, sharp; externally
Pain; sudden, sharp; glands
Pain; sudden, sharp; internally
Pain; sudden, sharp; inward
Pain; sudden, sharp; muscles
Pain; sudden, sharp; muscles; burning in muscles
Pain; sudden, sharp; muscles; jerking
Pain; sudden, sharp; transversely
Pain; sudden, sharp; upward
Pain; tearing; away
Pain; tearing; bones
Pain; tearing; externally
Pain; tearing; internally
Pain; tearing; muscles
Pain; twinging
Pain; twisting
Pain; wandering

Paralysis; after diphtheria
Paralysis; in chronic indigestion
Paralysis; internally
Paralysis; of organs
Paralysis; one-sided
Paralysis; one-sided; excessive sensibility of the well side
Paralysis; one-sided; with coldness of the paralysed part
Paralysis; painless

Periodic, recurring

Perspiration gives no relief

Physical exertion

Physical exertion

Pressure

Pulsation
Pulsation; internally

Pulse; abnormal
Pulse; contracted
Pulse; double
Pulse; feverish
Pulse; frequent, accelerated, elevated, exalted, fast, innumerable, rapid
Pulse; frequent, accelerated, elevated, exalted, fast, innumerable, rapid; and intermittent
Pulse; full
Pulse; hard
Pulse; hard
Pulse; hard; evening
Pulse; hard; evening
Pulse; heavy; and slow
Pulse; imperceptible
Pulse; imperceptible; almost
Pulse; intermittent
Pulse; irregular
Pulse; jerking
Pulse; slow
Pulse; small
Pulse; soft
Pulse; tense
Pulse; thready
Pulse; trembling
Pulse; undulating
Pulse; weak

Relaxation of muscles

Rising

Room full of people (see fear of a crowd)

Rubbing

Running

Sensation of ball internally (compare knotted sensation)

Sensation of plug; internally

Sensitive; externally
Sensitive; to pain

Sitting

Sluggishness

Standing

Standing

Stretching

Swelling; bones
Swelling; glands
Swelling; glands; painless
Swelling; in general
Swelling; inflammatory
Swelling; of affected parts
Swelling; puffy
Swelling; swollen sensation

Symptoms after sexual intercourse
Symptoms after sexual intercourse; symptoms after sexual excesses

Symptoms from masturbation

Symptoms from suppression of perspiration

Symptoms not symmetrical; crosswise, left lower and right upper
Symptoms not symmetrical; left
Symptoms not symmetrical; right
Symptoms not symmetrical; symptoms on one side

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold feeling; lack of vital heat
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold feeling; lack of vital heat; during exercise
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold in general
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); hot feeling; flushes of heat; afternoon
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); hot feeling; flushes of heat; upwards

Tension; externally
Tension; internally
Tension; muscles

Touch

Touch

Trembling; after emotions
Trembling; after excessive drinking
Trembling; after fatigue
Trembling; evening
Trembling; externally
Trembling; from mental exertion
Trembling; on slight physical exertion

Twitching
Twitching; twitching, involuntary movements (chorea)

Vomiting

Walking down stairs

Walking up stairs or hill

Walking

Walking

Walking

Walking
Walking; beginning of walk
Walking; in open air

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness)
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); after any excess
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); after emission
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); evening
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from movement
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from pain
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from reading
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from slight exertion
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); morning; on rising
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); movement
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); nervous weakness
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); paralytic
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); sitting
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); walking

Weariness (see weakness)

While sitting
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Sources
Entries on a white background are from Boericke's Materia Medica. Entries on a green background are from a reversed Kent's repertory, with some alterations to modernise the language. Uses are based on traditional homeopathic practice and have not been reviewed by the FDA.