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Carbo Vegetabilis - Extremities, Limbs symptoms - T.F. Allen

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Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Carbo Veg in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.


Extremities, limbs


Rheumatic pains and lameness; worse in arms and thighs,

Severe twitching of the arms and legs, several evenings, in bed, which for a long time prevented her going to sleep,

The limbs go to sleep,

The limb upon which he lies goes to sleep easily,

Great heaviness of the left arm and leg, as if paralyzed,

Uneasiness of the limbs, in the evening, in; she was obliged to stretch them out frequently,

Slight burning pain gradually follows the drawing and tearing pains in the limbs,

Burning in the hands and soles of the feet during menstruation,

Tension in the knees and left hand, as if they had been overworked by severe motion,

Burning sensation in both limbs, in the evening, in bed,

Drawing pain in the limbs,

Drawing pain in the hands and feet,

All the limbs feel bruised,

Severe bruised sensation in the joints, on account of which stretching out the limbs hurts, in the morning in bed after waking; it gradually disappears after rising,

Upper extremities

The arms and hands frequently go to sleep during the day, but especially at night, so that she does not know where she shall put them in the bed,

The arms are heavy and exhausted, on motion (after four hours),

Heaviness of the arms, with drawings in the back,

Cramp in the arms,

Drawing in the right arm,

Drawing pain in the arm upon which he is lying at night,

Bruised pain in the right arm,


Paralytic weakness of the right shoulder and right arm (after one quarter of an hour),

Burning on the right shoulder,

Drawing pain in the shoulder,

Rheumatic drawings in the right shoulder,

Stitches in the right shoulder, day and night,

Tearing, in the morning, on waking, in the left shoulder, then in the right hand, then in the right upper jaw, in the incisors,

Burning on the shoulder-joint (after three hours),

Drawing pain in the left shoulder-joint,

Sensitive drawings in both shoulder-joints, both on motion and in rest (after sixteen hours),

Tearing pain in the shoulder-joint (after ten hours),

Violent tearing pain in the right shoulder-joint, especially on motion, with drawings in the humerus,

Paralytic tearing in the right shoulder-joint, frequently repeated,

Burning pain in the right axilla,

Pressive drawing pain beneath the right axilla, especially noticed on motion,


The upper arm seems especially heavy,

Burning on the upper arm (after five days),

Drawing pain from above downward in the right upper arm (after four hours),

Drawing pain, with burning, in the upper arm,

Dull drawing on the right upper arm (after four hours),

Tearing in the left upper arm (after five hours),

Tearing in the left upper arm, in several paroxysms (after four days),

Violent tearing in the right upper arm especially on motion (after five days),


Pain in both elbow-joints, as if bruised, in the morning, in bed,

Burning on the right elbow,


Drawing pain in the right forearm, extending along down the ulna, towards the wrist (immediately),

Drawing and tearing in the forearm, extending to the hand and fingers, especially on motion,

Tearing in the whole of the forearm,

Drawing-tearing in the left forearm, from the elbow to the hands (after forty-eight hours),

Drawing-tearing in the upper side of the left forearm, near the elbow; the place is painful to pressure upon the bone (after three hours),

Drawing-tearing in the left radius (after fourteen hours),


A small swelling on the flexor surface of the wrist,

Paralytic pain in the wrist, on moving it,

Sensation in the left wrist, as if the tendons were too short, on certain motions,

Drawing pain in the wrist,

Drawings in the joints of the wrist, elbow, and shoulder, especially in the wind, in the morning, disappearing on motion,

Tearing in the right or left wrist,


Ice-cold hands (after forty-eight hours),

Sensation in the hands as though the muscular power was weakened, especially noticed when writing (after six hours),

He could only write slowly and with difficulty (after one hour and a half),

The hands are inclined to become numb,

Sensation, in the morning, on washing, as if the hands would go to sleep,

The hands go to sleep,

A kind of pain, as from a sprain, in the right hand and wrist, as if one had made great exertion by severe grasping (after three days),

Spasmodic contraction of the hands,

Drawings in the right metacarpal bones (after three-quarters of an hour),

Pressive pain in the back of the hand (after four days),

Violent stitching in the hands (in the evening), after which the second and third fingers were drawn spasmodically across each other, and caused the others to stand far apart,

Tearing in the inner portion of the left hand, extending into the base of the little finger,

Bruised pain in the back on the left hand,

Throbbing pain in the hand, in the metacarpal bone of the middle finger,


Gouty pain in the last joint of the thumb,

Stitches in the ball of the thumb, starting from the wrist,

Tearings under the thumb-nail,

Fine tearings in the right thumb, as if in the bone,

Fine burning-tearing in the tip of the right thumb,

A slow throbbing pain in the ungual phalanx of the thumb,

Repeated pulsation on the back of the thumb,

The tips of the fingers are cold and sweaty,

Paralysis and weakness of the right fingers, when grasping anything,

Stitches in a finger, when rising from sitting,

Tearing pains in several fingers, in the evening,

Tearings in the fingers of the right hand (after six hours),

Tearings in the fingers of the left hand,

Tearing-sticking in the middle joint of the fingers,

Cold burning in the first (metacarpal) joint of the right middle and ring fingers,

Boring pain in the middle joint of the left index finger, when at rest; but on moving or bending it a fine sticking as from a splinter, for six hours,

Severe tearings in the last joint of the left index finger,

Fine tearing in the middle joint of he right index finger,

Fine stitches in the skin of the right index finger, renewed by bending the arm (after two hours),

Drawing in the right index finger, extending towards the tip,

Swelling of the ungual phalanx of the left middle finger, with drawing pain in it,

Boring pain in the lowest joint (nearest the palm) of the middle finger and thumb,

Stitches in the lowest joint of the left middle finger (after one hour and three-quarters),

Sudden deep stitches in the first joint of the right middle finger (after forty-one hours),

Fine tearings in the second middle finger of the right hand,

Tearings in the joints of the two last fingers,

Stitches as from a splinter in the ungual phalanx of the fourth finger,

Tearings in the right little finger, increased by motion,

Tearing in the tip and beneath the nail of the left fourth finger (after forty-eight hours),

A continuous, rather sharp pain in right shoulder, worse on motion; two hours and a half later scarcely move right shoulder, because of a knifelike pain from shoulder through to chest (third day),

Feeling as if the wrists were too short, numb, and "go to sleep all the time,"

Lower extremities

The legs are relaxed, so that he cannot raise them, from noon till evening,

Weariness and paralytic sensation in both lower limbs (after forty hours),

The joints seem unable to sustain the body (after five days),

On rising, after sitting a long time, the limbs feel heavy and stiff, which disappears after walking a little,

Both legs pain, especially the lower legs, when sitting or lying, so that he did not know where to rest them,

Drawing sensation in the legs, especially in the lower legs,

Tearing in the upper and lower leg,

Tearing in the right leg, from the thigh down through the lower leg,

Tearings in the legs, which seem to be aggravated by a great accumulation of flatulence,

Rheumatic pain extending from the left ribs into the hip,

Violent burning, externally, on the right hip,

Tension in the joints of the hips and knees, while walking,

Drawing pain in the hip-joints, extending down the thighs, worse when walking,

Tearing in the hips, by paroxysms (after three days),

Tearings in the right hip,

Tearing-pressive pain near and beneath the left hip, extending to the back and sacrum, frequently repeated,


Muscular twitches on the posterior portion of the left thigh, in the morning, in bed,

Numbness of the thigh, when walking,

Uneasy sensation in the right thigh and lower leg, which constantly obliged him to change his seat,

Burning in the thigh, at night, in bed,

Burning sensation in the upper part of the outer side of the thigh,

Tension in the thigh, and a drawing, as if it were paralyzed or sprained (first four days),

Tension in the thighs, above the knees, in the morning, on rising,

Contractive pain in the thigh, extending to the knee, so that she has to bend the knee inward, when walking,

Cramplike pain in the outer side of the left thigh, in the lower part, when walking, and especially when raising the thigh and ascending step, with painfulness of the part to touch (after thirty-five hours),

Rheumatic drawing in the left thigh, in the evening, in bed, relieved by lying upon it,

Stitches shoot down through the thigh, when walking (twelfth day),

Dull stitches in the upper part of the thigh,

Tearing pain in the middle of the thigh, frequently repeated,


Weariness and sensation of unsteadiness in the knees, when walking or standing,

Stiffness and weariness of the knee,

Paralyzed sensation in the knee-joint, after walking,

Pain in the knees, when going upstairs,

Paralytic pain in the knees, when sitting or rising from sitting, and when lying, if she turns over or stretches out the knees,

Burning pain in the inner side of the left knee,

Severe burning in the right knee,

Tension in the knees and ankles (after five days),

Tension in the hollow of the knee, as from weariness, without previous motion,

Drawing pain in the knees, when standing,

Pressive-tearing in both knees and lower legs,

Stitches in the knee-cap, after rising from sitting, with a sensation as if the knee were swollen,

In the knee, a moderate blow makes the bone very sore,


Tickling restlessness in the lower leg, in the evening,

The legs go to sleep (after three days),

Numbness and loss of sensation in the legs,

Heaviness of the legs (after five days),

Sensation of stiffness in the legs, after an evening nap, so that he was unsteady while walking until he had walked a little,

Paralyzed sensation in the left lower leg,

Flatulence causes a sensation of paralysis in the left leg by paroxysms (after five days),

Severe cramp in the whole lower leg, at night, in bed, especially in the soles of the feet,

Severe cramp in the lower leg, especially in the soles of the feet, when walking in the open air,

Drawing in the left lower leg, with uneasiness in it,

Drawing sensation from the knee the lower leg,

Severe paralytic drawing pain extending from the abdomen down into the left leg,

Rheumatic drawing in both lower legs, extending to the metatarsal bones (after forty-five hours),

Drawings and jerkings in both lower legs; he was unable to lie still, and must at one time stretch them out, at another time draw them up (for half an hour),

Tearings in the right lower leg,

Tearings in the lower leg, extending from the calf downward into the inner malleolus,

Swollen places on the calf, painful to touch,

Stitches in the calf (in a node),


A stitch sometimes in the left ankle, as if burnt,

Tearings in the bone, below the left malleolus,


Profuse sweat of the feet (after nine days),

Great heaviness of the feet, after every dinner (for eight days),

Uneasiness of the left foot; he was obliged to move it back and forth,

Pain in the metatarsal bones, as if they would be torn, on stepping upon them,

Burning in the soles of the feet, after standing,

Burning in the soles of the feet, when sitting and walking,

Cramp in the soles of the feet, in the evening, after lying down; it makes the toes crooked,

Drawings in the feet, mostly when sitting,


Swelling of the toes,

Pain in the joint of the great toe,

A stitch shoots though the right great toe,

Tearing pain in the toes of the right foot, increased when walking,

Tearing in the middle toes of the right foot,

Severe tearing under the toenails, from evening till into the night, extending into the soles (first four days),

Pain under the nail of the right great toe,

Pressive pain a corn, at night, in bed,

Sticking in a corn on the left little toe,

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