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Lyssin (Hydrophobinum) - Mental (inc. personality) symptoms - H.C. Allen

Lyssin - Saliva Of Rabid Dog, Lyssin, Lyssinum, Hydrophobinum, Lyss.

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

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Loses consciousness for a moment

Loss of consciousness sometimes at an early stage, but not generally until a short time before death

Does not see nor hear persons around him

Memory for single words much improved

Strange sensation in head, with loss of memory

Does not converse as well as usual, but plays chess better; more inclined to reflect than talk; not at all lively

Thoughts of something terrible going to happen come into his mind against his will; feels impelled to do reckless things, such as throwing child, which he carries in his arms, through the window, and the like

Could not get rid of the indescribable tormenting feeling that something terrible was going to happen to him

Fits of abstraction, takes hold of wrong things, often does not know what he wants, says wrong words which have but a remote similarity of sound

They appreciate the formidable character of the disease and speak frequently with a remarkable quick and sharp articulation of the impending fatal results

During the tranquil intervals responded correctly to questions put to him, recognized those around him, and with a presentiment of impending death begged them to pray for him and not to leave him alone

The majority of patients have no adequate conception of real origin of their malady, and affirm in decided terms that the scar is of no significance whatever and causes them no pain

Most commonly the mental faculties are in a superior state of excitement, shown by quick perception, amazing acuteness of understanding and rapidity with which they answer questions

Is astonished in his dream at the readiness with which he can express himself in elegant Latin

It seems to her as if two entirely different trains of thought influenced her at the same time

A certain confusion, unsteadiness, weakness of mind

It is very difficult for him to think, sometimes impossible

Weary and incapable of mental exertion; school tasks, which before had been a pleasure to her, had to be laid aside

Range of ideas extremely limited, if left to himself is occupied continuously with the same thing, bringing frequently forward same ideas within a short space of time and always in same manner

Dullness and stupidity at night restlessness

During convulsions, mental illusions and hallucinations; in intervals of consciousness mental faculties are retained

Believe that they are reduced to their present wretched condition by the instrumentality of those about them

Imagine that they are being abused, and energetically defend themselves against attacks and insults, which in reality are products of their own fancy

Fancies he is being blown at by several persons, some of whom are not present

Raved about the dog that had bitten her; imagined it to be near her and fought as if to drive it away

Thinks he is a dog or a bird, and runs up and down chirping and twittering, until he falls down fainting

They fancy that they see objects, animals and men that are not present

Complains bitterly that a fire has been lighted and that the stove is smoking, although there is no fire; another continually directed a window to be closed, which was not opened

Strange notions and apprehensions during pregnancy

Slight fits of delirium occur (in advanced state); patients frequently forget their friends and relatives; delirium attended with constant talking

Some delirium and illusions; fancied doctors were two young girls who had come in to see her

During night delirium worse

Makes speeches in his delirium; thinks he is a man of great authority

Insane ideas enter his head; for instance, to throw a glass of water, which he is carrying in his hand, into some one's face, or to stab his flesh with the knife he is holding, and the like

His mania takes a gloomy character

Mania spermatica; stallions

Inclined to use insulting language, scold his friends, beat and abuse those near him

Inclination to be rude and abusive, to bite and strike

A kind of savageness in his temper

A strong an uncontrollable impulse to do certain acts; to spring at and bite any moving object that came within reach; dog

Is continually tempted to bite her pillow at night

Deny, with great obstinacy, that they have even been bitten

Incessant talking during night

Speech, labored, short and pathetic

Wrote to doctor I am waiting with impatience that you give me and my young ones some thing to eat

Sanguinaria Canadensis Sang more than usual, but involuntarily; she did not feel at all happy or cheerful

Goes about house all day singing; moves with greater alacrity and precision than ordinary

Sighing; with oppressive breathing; with pain in heart

Declares amid violent sobs that she is suffering the torments of hell

Lament with greatest anxiety their inability to relieve thirst which afflicts them, and by various contrivances endeavour eagerly to drink

Had a good cry before going to bed

Weeps bitterly on account of headache

Before and after as well as during paroxysms, shrieks or inarticulate sounds expressive of utmost despair

During fits, snapping motions of the jaws, of an involuntary and spasmodic character

Quiet patients spit into provided vessels, more excited ones discharge saliva upon all sides

Biting, snapping, with convulsions

Ordered her husband to go away, as she wanted to bite him, and joining act to threat, she bit herself in arm

Pieces of carpet put into kennel for dog to lie upon were torn up until they became heaps of loose wool

Desperate efforts were made to break chain; dog

Break out of their stables furiously and run and jump over ditches and fences

Lyssa of sheep

He cautioned people around him not to inhale his exhaled air, it was spoiled, stinking like rotten eggs, worse than cholera, and could injure

Does not answer questions

Disinclination to change position of head; two distinct trains of thought existing at one time in her mind, the idea that she was unable to move her head (when lying down), with the positive conviction that she has only to make up her mind that she will do it to achieve it

Not afraid of dogs, but dislikes to see them because their sight renews her fear (Lyissophobia, after bite by non-rabid dog)

Cannot bear to hear others sing, or eat apples

Exhilarated, felt as if he had received joyful intelligence

Occasionally exhilarated, then again morose, both feelings going off very readily upon conversing

Pain in head makes him very uneasy

Feels depressed and very weak all day

Depressed, as if something would happen

An attack of mental depression and indifference quite strange to him; feels as if he could do nothing; if he forces himself he lacks mental power

To such as had continual apprehension respecting their safety it appeared a shorter time since bite

Feels as if something disagreeable would happen; when thinking the matter over, the feeling passes off

He feels as if he had heard unpleasant news, or would soon hear it; until 4 P M

Felt as if she was going to get a fit; at 11 P M

Lyssophobia; fear of becoming mad

Feels as if he cannot physically endure his fears much longer, and shall be compelled to go into an insane asylum


Felt as if she was going to die; as if she was going to sink away

She has been unable to sleep a wink for several nights; is driven from bed by indescribable anxiety; can but sit and walk or find momentary peace in prayer

Anxiety of mind; restlessness, with great prostration; with pain in heart; with headache; fear of being alone

Indecision even in small matters

Ill humor

Fretful, hypochondriac mood in evening

Feels nervous and irritable

Very cross, so much so that his children expressed great surprise; he took offence at veriest trifles, scolding his wife and children, felt wretched, could not concentrate his attention on anything; sullen, does not wish to see or speak to any one

After attacks of fury, evinces great regret at his behaviour, making earnest apologies, warning those about him not to allow him to bite them

Implacable hatred against owners of dog that bit her, with inclination to utter maledictions which, by reason of her careful bringing up and sobriety of her parents, shock her dreadfully

Hypersensitiveness of all the senses

Exalted state of smell, taste and touch, with a feeling of anxiety and a fear of being alone

Everything affects him more powerfully; also tobacco

He knew exactly where his nurses, his doctors and acquaintances were, if at any distance from him

On a watch held to scorbiculum he sees the hour and minute hands

He says he can see hands on dial plate of church clock

He could hear what was spoken in next room, and counting coppers in a room below him

He knows every one, and answers questions, also is in mesmeric rapport with his physicians

Linen dipped in sugar water, put on pit of stomach, gives a sweet taste in mouth

Cuprum Metallicum Copper, if in his room, makes him restless and full of pain

Felt same rheumatic pain his brother complained of Lyssophobia

Before every spell of somnambulism he crowed like a cock

Very uneasy; mental disquietude, with headache

Driven incessantly about without any definite aim

Restlessness, driving him hither and thither, although weak enough to lie down

Restlessness and anxiety at praecordia, frequent change of posture and sighing

Restless, constant bleating in a hoarse voice, Lyssa of sheep

Sometimes he could control inclination to stool by a strong effort of will, but effort caused much nervous irritation

Showing him a bird, he got frightened and though it was a mouse

Was much frightened during attack, and began to pray; her husband had to sit up with her and hold her hand; did not get entirely over attack until 3 A M

She feels as after watching and great anxiety

Unusually exhausted

While reading and thinking, headache

Worse while reading or writing; headache; aching in lower jaw

Severe headache and noseache upon going to bed, after writing all her symptoms

Attacks of nervous headache become awful and insupportable if he hears water run out of a hydrant

Pressing headache, worse while reading and thinking

When he hears water poured out, or if he hears it run, or if he sees it, he becomes very irritable, nervous; it causes desire for stool and other ailments

The mere sight of a drinking vessel containing water is intolerable; they turn away their faces, shriek out loud, beckon anxiously with hands to have the water removed, for voice and breath fail

Mental emotion always makes him worse

Mortifying news affects him very much

A certain wildness of humor

Disposed to get angry; flying into a passion

Every offence she feels very much

Excitability prevents sleep

Frequent gaping without being sleepy, most when he has to listen to others

Thinking of fluids of any kind, even of blood, brings on convulsions

The mere idea of drink, fluids, pouring out fluids, may cause a paroxysm

Hyperaesthesia, current of air, bright light, sight of any shining object, slightest touch, even conversation in vicinity of patient, may throw him into a most violent agitation and bring on severe convulsions

The mere thought of fluids, of drinking, of swallowing, or offer of anything to drink, is sufficient to bring on severe convulsions; the same effect is produced by other sources of irritation, such as a simple breath of air, the attempt to touch the sick, every hurried approach towards him, the light of shining objects

Even the sight of water, or other fluid, or of anything having the least resemblance to it, such as a looking glass or white substance, whereby an occasion will be given for renewal of idea of their former pain, occasions greatest distress and a return of convulsions

Such as were afflicted with grief from any cause were much sooner affected with the disease

A sudden fright starts convulsions

Nose pains from thinking

Had no symptoms of disease for four months until after receiving ill usage

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