The chief characteristics of this drug are found in the mental and skin symptoms. The prevailing sensation is that of “a plug.” Botanically, chemically and symptomatically allied to Rhus tox. and Ailanthus.
Weakness or faintness with restlessness. Paralyses. Pain as from a plug in various parts. “Symptoms disappear during the mid-day meal.”.
Memory feeble or lost. Mental work is extremely difficult; can scarcely comprehend ordinary conversation. Suspicious. Seems to be pursued. Melancholia. Hypochondria. Hysteria. Seems isolated from the whole world. Mental dullness and gloom after sexual indulgence. Extraordinary desire to swear.
Violent pain, as from a plug in left side, near vertex. Pressure in temples. Pain in the occiput from a false step or noises. Headaches, often ameliorated by eating, but always aggravated by mental effort.
Dull pressure, as with a plug on the eye-ball. Vision dim, as if looking through mist.
Dull pressure on the tympanum. Canal seems plugged up, aggravated by biting teeth together. Deafness, especially with defective memory.
The posterior nares seem plugged up. Soreness in the nostrils. Illusions of smell or loss of smell. Smells (illusion) burning tinder or dung.
Pale, with sunken eyes. Tetter around the mouth.
Foul odor, not noticed by the patient. Gums bleed very easily. Vesicles in the mouth. Speech difficult, on account of stiffness and swelling of the tongue. Taste lost.
Tough mucus, obstructing the posterior nares. Catarrh of the Eustachian tubes, with a feeling of blunt plugs.
Feeble digestion; melancholy after eating. A shattering sensation in the pit of the stomach on every step after eating.
Flatulence. Thrusts. As if a blunt plug were squeezed into the intestines.
Urging, with inability to expel the feces; “the rectum seems plugged up.” Painful internal piles.
Discharge of prostatic (or seminal fluid) at stool, or after urinating.
Cough at night, shattering, spasmodic, arresting the breath.
Pressing pain as from a plug in the chest. Stitches in the region of the heart, extending to the small of the back.
Feeling of a heavy weight on sides of neck and back. Nape stiff. Feeling of a plug in the spine. Lumbago with painful stiffness.
Dull pressing in ward pains. Cramp-like pains in wrist and finger joints. Legs stiff as if bandaged, restless. Trembling. Paralytic weakness. Ankles feel sprained.
Eczema with intense itching, mental depression, etc.
Chilliness, even in a warm room; chilliness internal with external heat. “Night sweats.”.