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Zincum Metallicum - Generalities symptoms - Hahnemann

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HPUS indication of Zincum Metallicum: Varicose veins

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

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When walking, there is at the start increased strength and greater lightness; then great lassitude throughout the whole period of proving.

While walking, great lassitude in the houghs and in the sacrum all the day (aft. 2 d.).

On starting to walk, a sensation of weakness in the sacrum and transient lassitude in the lower limbs.

Weary and exhausted in body, frequently, especially after dinner, also at times with tremulousness and with heaviness of the head.

He is so weary in the morning, on awaking, that he believes he cannot rise at all.

Indolent, and weary, especially in the lower limbs, in the morning.

Weariness, frequent yawning and great lack of tone in the whole of the body.

Constant yawning.

Much and frequent yawning, with and without drowsiness, also in the morning and evening.

Yawning and constant inclination thereto, in the forenoon after a good sleep at night.

Frequent yawning all day (1st d.).

Sleep and dreams

She cannot fight off sleep at 2 P.M. and goes to sleep over her work; this passed off in the open air.

Much sleep.

Drowsiness, with tensive cramp-like benumbed sensation of the head, without being able to sleep.

Late in falling asleep, on account of liveliness of spirit.

Late in falling asleep in the evening, but a sound sleep.

Late in falling asleep, in the evening, but he feels wide awake early in the morning.

In the evening, he was mentally very lively, which kept him from going to sleep early (8th d.).

The sleep at night is frequently interrupted; the night seems very long to him.

Restless sleep; she could sleep but little at night, but slept long in the morning.

Frequent awaking at night, without cause (aft. 5 d.).

Frequent awaking at night, from anxiety.

Restlessness in sleep after midnight; he wakes up too early, with great weariness and the sensation as if his eyes were too deep in the sockets.

Frequent awaking, at night, and difficulty in falling asleep again; toward morning anxious dreams.

In spite of great drowsiness he frequently awakes at night with severe palpitation and screaming, owing to anxious dreams about thieves.

Restless sleep with anxious dreams (4th and 33d n.).

Very restless sleep with frightful dreams.

Frequent awaking owing to frightful dreams (1st n.).

Restless sleep, with many vivid dreams; in the morning, on awaking, sensation of weariness.

Deep, fatiguing sleep, with many dreams.

He dreams all night, wakes between times, and is then very tired in the morning.

Dreams after midnight, so vivid that they are before his eyes even in the morning.

Sleep full of ravings.

Vivid dreams make the sleep at night restless.

Sleep very restless, full of fancies and thoughts, causing her to reflect (1st n).

Loathsome dreams of defilement with human excrements and urine (2d d.).

Vexatious, or quarrelsome, or sad dreams.

Dreams causing anxiety.

Anxious dreams, the anxiety from which remained even after awaking.

Dreams of corpses, and of horses, which change to dogs under him.

Restless night; when awake, he screams, as if crazy, that geese were biting him.

Dreams that she is being throttled, and in the morning, after awaking, fears that the man who throttled her would return.

In the evening, after lying down, she again rose up in bed and spoke unintelligible words; the breath was short and tremulous.

Startled up from the night's sleep, with an involuntary jerk in the left lower limb (5th n.).

Starting up from the night's sleep, unconsciously to her, during the menses.

Loud screaming, at night in sleep, without knowing of it.

Jerks through the whole body during the night's sleep and the siesta (aft. 32 h. and 2 d.).


Wine aggravates almost all the ailments very much, even when they seemed to have been already removed by Camphora camphor.

Wine and Nux Vomica Nux Vomica aggravate the ailments caused by Zinc (especially the nocturnal restlessness and the constipation) and they also originate them again.

Most of the ailments appear after dinner and toward evening.

Most of the ailments come while sitting and in general when at rest, but while moving or in the open air, she perceives them but little.

She seems to feel better in the morning.

Muscular twitching here and there on the body.

Quivering in various muscles.

Quivering and twitching in various muscular parts.

Much visible twitching on the body and in the face (aft. 5 d.).

Visible twitching in both the arms and the hands (aft. 16 d.).

Violent trembling of all the limbs.

Attack of tremulous weakness of the lower limbs, with great paleness of the face; it disappears on walking (5th d.).

Cramp-pain, here and there in the muscles.

Cramp in the arms and lower limbs (aft. 5 d.).

Obfuscation, like a slight nausea, with tremulous sensation in the chest, headache in the forehead and diminished ability of comprehending, so that he cannot understand what he reads, for two hours after dinner.

The whole day, general exhaustion, sleepiness, aversion to all noise, and yet hardness of hearing, dreaminess, as after night-watching, with shuddering and cold chills running over the body, as after taking cold after perspiring.

Uncomfortable sensation of pressure and squeezing upon the inner walls of the trunk, as if the whole body would be burst asunder, without any trace of flatulence, more as if it was due to the nerves, and more severe on the right side than on the left.

Violent beating all through the body.

Pressure here and there, on the chest and back.

Pressive pain in the left groin, on the left side, near the navel, in the left side of the chest, and on the left side of the head (3d d.).

Shooting cutting pain in the whole of the right side.

Very violent drawing tearing in the middle part of almost all the long bones, so that they have hardly any firmness for sheer pain.

Piercing shooting in the joints (aft. 7 d.).

Shooting and tearing in all the limbs, extending into the finger-tips, worst after getting heated, while sitting down.

Tearing in all the limbs, after bodily exercise and fast walking.

An almost burning heat arises while sitting, on single small spots, e.g., between the thigh and the abdomen, on the side of the hypogastrium, etc.

When walking in the open air, profuse perspiration (aft. 19 d.).

When walking in the open air, severe pressive pain in the left eye.

When walking in the open air, bruised pain in the back.

Sensitive to the open air, in the afternoon and evening.

Shudder from a piercing wind, not from coldness.

Great heaviness in the limbs, when walking in the open air.

Suddenly, in the afternoon, general weakness in the limbs, with trembling and sensation of voracious hunger, more while standing than in sitting (12th d.).

Paralytic weakness and heaviness in the lower limbs, in the afternoon, when starting to walk, disappearing in continuing to walk.

Sudden sensation of weakness in the arms and legs, with voracity.

Great weariness in all the limbs.

Sudden swoon-like weariness while standing, so that she could hardly reach a chair for weakness.

A bruised exhaustion in all the limbs, and weariness in the morning on awaking.

In the morning, on awaking, involuntary discharge of a thin stool.

In the morning, in bed, he cannot keep the one leg bent, owing to discomfort; he has to stretch it out.

In the morning on awaking, his hands are asleep.

In the morning in bed, sensation of heaviness in the body and weariness in the lower limbs, also similar to the sensation after a sleep which was too heavy.

Stretching and extending the body and the limbs, while the face is pale and sunken.

Sleepy, in the morning.

Sleepy and indolent, just after dinner.

Constant inclination to sleep; even in the morning, he can scarcely keep awake.

At night, restlessness in the lower limbs, so that he cannot let them lie still (aft. 10 d.).

At night, awaking from pains in the abdomen, followed by thick leucorrhoea.

At night especially, anxious sore feeling in the fauces.

At night, two soft stools.

At night, eructation of the food partaken of at dinner.

At night, she is waked up by coldness of her feet (aft. 36 h.).

At night, pleuritic stitches (aft. 8 d.).

At night, violent pains in the sacrum and the abdomen, with stitches in the left side and drawing pain in the lower limbs (aft. 40 d.).

At night, drawing pain in the knee.

At night, sudden violent stitches in the left side of the abdomen, aggravated by breathing and pressure.

In the morning-sleep, burning drawing pain in the sacrum and back; also a sensation of going to sleep, in the shoulder-joint, disturbing the sleep and disappearing on awaking.

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