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Plumbum Metallicum - Mental (inc. personality) symptoms - T.F. Allen

Lead, Plumbum, Plumb, Plb.


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HPUS indication of Plumbum Metallicum: Paleness
Common symptoms: Paleness, Loss of smell, Stiffness.

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


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MIND

Mind

Delirium, etc.

Most violent delirium, with screaming and running about the room, succeeded the epileptiform spasm,

Delirium, resembling the most frightful kind of madness, and impelling them to tear themselves and bite their own fingers,

Furious delirium, resembling delirium tremens,

Raging, alternating with quiet, delirium; the former came in paroxysms; no fever,

Delirium, with violent raging, so that he had to be put into a strait-jacket, with hallucinations of vision,

Raging delirium,

Furious delirium,

Violent delirium, at night,

Violent delirium set in and continued for some days. As the delirium declined, the mind did not recover its clearness and integrity, on the contrary, his sensations and perceptions were vitiated and erroneous. Various morbid ideas took possession of him, and some of them remained, and continued to manifest themselves for many months after his apparent restoration to health,

The delirium tranquil during the day, furious at night,

Complete rage,

Delirium, with bewildered expression,

Delirium, with very violent convulsions,

During the third day of delirium, he was awake, sometimes quiet, sometimes violent, but almost totally irrational. Pulse, 80; skin rather hot,

Delirium, for three days (in a previous attack),

Delirium, with trembling of the tongue and hands,

At times delirious,

Nightly delirium, alternating with sopor,

He was at times delirious, very restless, and manifested great concern for his affairs,

Delirium, alternating with sopor,

Tranquil delirium,

During the paroxysms of colic, he tosses and rolls about in bed, weeps and laments; his pinched-up face denotes the sharpest pain; he is so distracted by the agony he endures, that he can pay no attention to what passes around him, nor when asked a question,

During the paroxysms, the face expresses acute pain; he is restless, rolling about in bed, screams out, etc.,

During the paroxysms, a condition approaching to frenzy; constant restlessness; lying on abdomen; he knelt down and crouched together in his bed, etc.,

During the paroxysms, screaming, tossing about, and assuming the strangest attitudes,

During the paroxysms, the face is contracted; he screams aloud, sticks his legs suddenly out of bed, etc.,

Although naturally patient of suffering, he was importunate, nay clamorous for relief, expressing himself in terms of agony, far stronger than his general appearance and symptoms seemed to warrant,

When admitted he refused to go to bed, tore his shirt off, and spoke disconnectedly,

With loud cries, he insists upon going to stool,

Bites his garments and bedclothes,

Begged and prayed to be released from the strait-waistcoat, "for," he said, "I am not mad; but the idea of being forcibly restrained is enough to drive me crazy,"

At times, the pains became so violent that he weeps and laments; and his whole frame is agitated,

Difficulty in putting him to bed; he tore off the clothes, and spoke incoherently,

Started out of bed as if beside himself, compressing his abdomen with his hands,

Hung on to the bedpost, and kept swaying himself with a convulsive movement,

He keeps thrusting his limbs out of bed, and then covering them up again,

Frightful screams, with general convulsions,

Screaming out, at intervals,

Uttered piercing cries,

Screaming,

Screaming incessantly,

Utters doleful groans, and screams loudly for relief,

During the aggravations, he screams, draws himself together under the bedclothes, suddenly gets out of bed, then gets in again, and doubles himself up, etc.,

During the intervals of quietude, which were very brief, he kept up a sort of continual grumbling, closed his eyes, and shrunk down under the bedclothes,

He had, some time back, illusions of vision; saw castles, palaces, but these have ceased since he entered the hospital,

Often getting out of bed and wishing to go home; sometimes not recognizing his family; thought they were conspiring to kill him,

Hallucinations of mind, she seemed to see her dead husband and child in a tree out of the window,

He saw many colored figures in constant motion, as soon as he closed his eyes,

Delusions at night,

On first recovering consciousness the people in the ward seemed to him as small as dolls, and the opposite of the room seemed to be sunk forty feet below his own level. These erroneous impressions he was conscious of at the time, and they disappeared in four days,

Random talking at night,

Talked rather wildly; got out of bed; ran about the room; called to his companions; wanted to go to work, etc.; yet complained that he could not see his way, and knocked against the beds, stoves, etc.,

He could keep up a long conversation quite well, but would wander in his speech every now and then. Generally, when he was talking, no one would imagine his brain was affected, if they did not see his strait-waistcoat. When he began to rave, the facial muscles were seen to twitch and contract spasmodically, giving his face a hideous appearance,

Got up to go to stool, but, instead of returning to bed, began walking the room with bare feet, and talking incoherently on all sorts of subjects; imagined he was going to be poisoned; that his bed was full of ants, etc.,

Talked at random all night; rose and tried to get into the neighbor's beds; at times screamed out; abused the nurse furiously,

Talked all night, mostly about how he should destroy his fastenings,

Talked all day long; made attempts to get out of his strait-waistcoat,

At night, does nothing but babble; now and then jumps out of bed, swears, blusters, so that he has to be put into a strait-waistcoat,

In conversation he sometimes talks sense and sometimes rambles,

Does nothing but babble all night; wants to get out of bed every now and then,

Language extravagant,

Searching about on the floor,

Very nervous, unwilling to be touched or have anything done for her,

Hasty temper,

Manner frightened and nervous,

Mind obviously much impaired,

Mind very much affected, so that he scarcely knew his old acquaintances,

When alone he sometimes talks to himself, but is generally silent and quiet, though he never closes his eyes, and thus he remains all day long,

Between the paroxysms she is silent, and generally calm and quiet, sometimes rather restless,

He was quiet and silent when left to himself,

Rather quieter in the evening than in the morning, but seems melancholy, owing to a terrified feeling, which he cannot shake off,

Lies quiet in bed; when spoken to sometimes makes no answer; sometimes begins a sentence slowly, and hurries over the rest of it, showing signs of bad temper,

He lies quiet in bed, seldom moving; groaning now and then. When asked a question, he answers in monosyllables, generally to the point, but sometimes at random. When alone he seldom talks to himself, and then only utters a few incoherent and trivial words,

Patient lay perfectly quiet in bed, and constantly murmured unintelligible words,

When spoken to, he looks everywhere but at his questioner,

Lively, good-humored (after two hours),

Good humored, lively, that soon disappeared, in the afternoon,

Loss of the natural vivacity,

Silent, melancholy,

Repeated attacks of melancholy, of a religious character,

Profound melancholy,

He fell into a state of melancholy, with stupefaction, great dulness of the senses, coma,

Melancholy and dejections; great anguish and depression of spirits,

Mind greatly depressed (second day),

Seemed rather melancholy,

Would shed tears from slight causes,

Sad, despairing mood,

Sadness,

He is very sad, has no desire to live, and has threatened to destroy himself, and is very fault-finding with his friends,

That vivacity which was a marked feature of his character was gone, and sadness and silence sat enthroned,

His mental condition was sad enough; given over to thoughts of life-long pain, he imagined his disease incurable, and gave way to the gloomy thoughts which the fear of death excited, and to repinings caused by the dread of his journey to Valencia,

There was great mental prostration, approaching hypochondriasis,

Great despondency,

Great mental and physical depression,

Much depressed, fearing to die if left alone,

Despondency,

Much depressed in spirits and unwilling to see any one,

Great gloom and dejection of mind,

Gloom of mind,

His spirits greatly depressed; if a neighbor called to see him, he would burst into tears and be unable to speak for some time,

Deep-settled gloominess of mind,

Spirits depressed,

Exceedingly depressed,

Longing for a distant friend, in the evening, before falling asleep,

Avoids society,

Naturally cheerful, his spirits became depressed, and he became very nervous,

Extreme apprehension,

Anxiety, with difficult respiration, so that the patient seemed almost suffocated from fright; he could get his breath only while sitting,

Anxiety, ,

Anxiety and sighing,

Extreme anxiety,

Frightful anxiety,

Great anxiety, during which she could not take a sufficiently deep breath, with increased palpitation (after three-quarters of an hour),

Discouragement,

Distrust,

Fear; easily frightened,

Uneasiness,

Extreme restlessness,

Discontented with his circumstances in the morning, on waking,

Ennui; was out of sorts with everything (after six hours),

Ennui, quiet reserve, in the afternoon,

Hypochondriacal and peevish,

Very much out of humor and weary of life,

Out of humor, all work frets her, in the afternoon,

Irritable,

Great irritability,

The child was sensitive and fretful, whenever any one approached; it cried and whined a great deal and would not play,

Morose mood, disinclination to talk to any one, and frequent attempts to escape; this morose mood at times alternated with the most lively mood, during which he laughed immoderately, without reason, accompanied by hallucinations of mind,

Complete indifference, with sopor, alternating with extreme difficulty of breathing and headache,

Intellectual.

Extremely active, absorbed in work, thoughtful, in the afternoon,

Mental indolence,

Less inclination to work,

Very indolent, disinclined to work,

The desire and ability for work were very much diminished (third day),

Indolent, weary (after three-quarters of an hour),

Disinclined to talk, after dinner,

No disposition to work,

Indisposition to labor and conversation,

The intelligence and power of utterance vary curiously at different times,

The intellect more or less disturbed,

Thought and speech difficult,

Cannot fix his thoughts upon anything,

Reading is very tiresome to him; he mistakes one word for another, and skips the lines,

Slow of perception,

His answers are slow and short,

Intellect seemed affected; answers not so rational,

Answers slowly, and in a weak voice,

Answers at random,

Answers questions vaguely; and admits that his memory is much impaired,

He answers well enough, but his evening made a mistake in giving his age,

Sometimes utters a few broken, disconnected words,

Memory much impaired; sometimes does not know his own bed,

Loss of memory, so that while talking, he was often unable to find the proper word,

Loss of memory, ,

Memory difficult,

Remarkable weakness of memory,

Loss of mind,

Intellect clear, but memory seems much impaired,

Weakness of memory (fourth day),

Has been much troubled for twenty years by a singular cerebral affection, returning at intervals, and characterized by restlessness, constant inclination to move about, loss of memory, and indecision. This mental condition has several times obliged him to enter a hospital. He does not recollect either the dates of the duration of these seizures, nor anything respecting their treatment,

Loss of understanding,

Memory is much impaired,

Slightly lethargic,

Apathetic condition,

Gradually increasing apathy,

Her mind at first was stupid,

Tendency to stupor,

Mental torpidity; answers slow and stammering,

Intellect obscure,

Takes no notice of anything about him, unless aroused by pain or an attendant,

While hard at work, and apparently in the best of health, he suddenly fell back unconscious; no spasms, foaming at the mouth, etc.,

She fell down unconscious while attempting to walk, soon,

Loss of all senses, with constantly recurring, most violent general convulsions,

For the most part unconscious, but at intervals he answered promptly the questions that were put to him,

For the most part unconscious, but occasionally had lucid intervals,

Scarcely recognizes his nurse,

Loss of consciousness,

Loss of consciousness, occasionally returning, followed by epileptiform spasms, with bloody froth from the mouth; succeeding these attacks there was left-sided paralysis of motion and sensation,

After working hard all day, feeling quite well, he took supper as usual, but on rising from table suddenly fell back unconscious, without spasms, foaming at the mouth, or paralysis. Was taken to bed, and in about three-quarters of an hour recovered consciousness, but was somewhat delirious. Next day this wild delirium continued, but nevertheless he walked to the hospital with some companions,

Intellectual torpor,

Stupefaction and deep coma,

He fell down stupefied,

Complete stupefaction and insensibility, from which, however, he could be roused by loud cries, but gradually sank back into his former condition, murmuring unintelligible words,

Alternate coma and delirium,

Coma, lasting three weeks,

Coma,

Coma succeeded, at 4 P.M., by another epileptic fit, soon after which he begins to talk at random,

About midnight, after a violent epileptic fit, he fell into a profoundly comatose state, from which he could not be aroused. Lay doubled up in bed, with eyes closed and pupils widely dilated,

Coma, with at times automatic movements of hands to the occiput,

The nurse said that the coma supervened upon a violent epileptic fit, which seized the patient about midnight,

Comatose state, from which he arouses when spoken to,

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