In Vedic literature, TB is called “Maha•raja•yakshma” which means “King of Disease”. It was considered to be the first, original disease that plagued mankind.
Probably the most common symptom people feel with the TB miasm is the exhaustion. It can be difficult getting out of bed in the mornings and you may get sleepy during the day and feel like catnapping. However, at night the mental symptoms may spring to life so you may find it difficult to sleep. At this time there may be some nervousness and restlessness. TB is very changeable so one minute you may feel tired or even angry and the next minute restless and ready to go. You can also feel very creative but unable to follow through with projects.
Since TB has an affinity for the chest and lungs, there may be some coughing as asthma and other chest congestions are related to this miasm. TB also has many types of neuralgias especially in the head so you may experience wandering head pains or headaches. It contributes to the various symptoms of arthritis so you may have some soreness or stiffness in the joints.
Mentally, there may be some irritability or depression. Sometimes the depression is a hopelessness with no possibility of recovery. Again though, TB is changeable so these symptoms usually don't last for long. An interesting quality of TB is that you can be very opinionated. That is, if someone asks you about astronomy, you may not know anything about the subject but suddenly you have an opinion. And you don't even care if it is correct or not! Also, TB enjoys swearing. "Why that #@&*$%!^##!" is not an uncommon emotion that can flash out during TB. Other symptoms of the TB miasm include:
epilepsy • kidney failure • psoriasis
craving for alcohol
craving for smoked meats • easily bored • phobias
changeable moods • excessive hunger • weight loss desire to travel
fear of animals • insanity • aversion to work
pneumonia • deafness