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Phosphorus - Mental (inc. personality) symptoms - T.F. Allen

Phosphurus, Phosphorous, Phosphor, Phosphur, Phosph, Phos.

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HPUS indication of Phosphorus: Hoarseness
Common symptoms: Hoarseness, Apprehension, Bruises, Burns, Fear.

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




Violent delirium, at first alternating with intervals of consciousness, afterwards interrupted; this delirium, which preceded death, was erotic, with indications of great excitement of the sexual system, followed by stertorous respiration and death,

About 6 P.M., violent delirium supervened; the patient became restless, wished to get out of bed, and at last had to be tied (fourth night); towards morning, delirium gave place to coma, and he died after a short agony, at 7 A.M. (fifth day),

Sudden delirium, followed by a comatose state, interrupted by occasional screams (ninth night); delirium (tenth day),

Delirium, with fear of death, carphologia, and shrill cries, with at times stiff bending of the body backward,

Violent delirium (with intense icteric color of the skin), (fifth day); this lasted till after the seventh day; the patient forgot to pass water, respiration was very difficult, the pulse very small, skin, dry tongue brown,

Violent delirium (fourth day),

Mania (after five days),

Delirium, in which the patient got out of bed and was found lying on the floor, screaming frightfully and tossing about,

Delirium, with constant attempts to escape; it was necessary to confine the patient to the bed; this was followed after some hours by complete unconsciousness, with sunken face,

Delirium, with loud screaming, followed by death (fourth day),

Delirium, with fearful cries, striking and biting about him, so that four or five persons were required to restrain him,

Delirium, followed by coma and death,

Delirium; the patient tried to get out of the room and out of the house (second and third nights),

Slight delirium just before death (eighth day),

In some cases, evidence of delirium and coma,

Delirium, with restlessness, on the last day,

Died delirious, with symptoms of paralysis,

Delirium at times (third day),

Delirium (ninth day), ; (after ten to twelve days), ; (ninth day),

Slight loquacious delirium (fifth day),

Loquacious delirium (fifth day),

Exhilaration of the spirits,

Foolish, disconnected talking, followed by quiet delirium, with lucid intervals,

Attempts to jump out of bed, symptoms of excitement alternating with sopor (tenth day),

The patient became very much confused in mind, Sanguinaria Canadensis sang, cried aloud, passed urine and faeces involuntarily (fifth day),

Succession of piercing screams and strong clinching of the hands (fourth day),

Constant frightful screaming and biting and tearing the pillow with the teeth,

Involuntary starting on some one's opening the door; noise very troublesome to me (after second dose, second day),

Extreme excitement, with very great heat, great thirst (seventh day),

Great excitement; she Sanguinaria Canadensis sang, laughed, and afterwards fell asleep; on the next morning woke with great anxiety (after half an hour),

Great emotional excitement (fourth day), ; (second day),

Great emotional excitement, without any cause,

Excited by every trifle,

Excited and passionate, almost without cause,

Excited mood (first day),

General excitement, followed by delirium, and afterwards by somnolency, afterwards again by delirium (third day),

Told those about him repeatedly that he could not possibly recover, and gave some disjointed directions about his business affairs,

Reveries, with preoccupation of mind (fifth day),

As the darkness of night began to inclose the earth, my peace was disturbed by the most frightful visions and thoughts; constant fear of death, with an almost uncontrollable desire to commit suicide (after twenty-four hours),

Delirious fantasies, while slumbering and waking, as if she were on a distant island; had a great deal of business, was a noble lady, etc.,

Very vivid fancies, caused by reading a foolish story, so that I was obliged to make earnest exertion to do my work,

Such vivid fantasies usually in the evening, that the presence of disagreeable things caused shuddering,

Passionate, at times,

Shamelessness; she uncovers herself and wishes to go naked; as if insane,

Imagines he has hydrothorax,

Patient, apathetic, delirious at times (fourth day),

The patient was apathetic and sluggish (third and fourth days); on the fifth day became agitated, continuing through the sixth day, when he became delirious, screamed without answering, always complained of pains, but did not designate the locality,

Great apathy, so that the patient was almost unwilling to talk,

Apathetic; he answers very slowly, moves very sluggishly,

Patient apathetic; at times tossing about the bed and moaning (sixth day),

The mind that had been clear to the tenth day became confused, the patient became apathetic, followed by death,

Apathy (fourth day), ; (after five days),


Was obliged to laugh against her will while she was sad,

Spasmodic laughing and weeping,

Freedom of mind, good humor, with agreeable warmth of the whole body, especially of the hands, that are quite red from rush of blood; everything seems brighter to her (second day),

Very good-humored, especially in the afternoon,

Lively, good-humored; she sings and hums to herself,


Morose, very much affected by every object, especially by people or noises,

Morose and indolent,

Inconsolable grief, with weeping, and crying, in the morning (after five days),

Moaning and groaning,

Cried loudly in bursts (sixth day),

Moody, melancholy, and violent weeping, towards morning, on waking from a dream, that caused depression of spirits; he could not stop weeping or get quiet, but continued to moan for more than a quarter of an hour,


Sadness and melancholy, as if some misfortune had happened (after fourteen days),

Sadness in the twilight, for several evenings in succession, at the same hour,

Filled with gloomy forebodings (sixth day),

Great sadness,

Weary of life,

Sad and ill-humored, though not weeping,

Sad mood and very susceptible to emotional disturbances, especially to apprehension, through the whole proving,

Sad, apprehensive, despondent,

Sad, silent, reflective,

Sad and despondent for a long time,

Sad, depressed,

Mental depression, and a most uncommon fearfulness or timidity, with a great sense of fatigue (fourth day),

Great depression,

Great dejection (after five days),

Depressed mood, despondent,

Very much depressed in spirits, with disinclination to work, without cause (seventeenth day),

Despondency (fourth day),

Anxious oppression,

Dull and oppressed, ill-natured,

When thinking of anything disagreeable, he falls into a kind of apprehension, the sensation of which is mostly in the pit of the stomach,

Apprehensive, as if she were grieving about something, frequently recurring,

Increasing anxiety and restlessness (after three days),

Great anxiety,

Internal anxiety,

Anxiety; oppressed, as if I had heard unpleasant news,

Anxiety and restlessness, with much sweat on the forehead and heat of the head,

Great anxiety and irritability when alone,

Great anxiety and restlessness, immediately, in bed, in the evening,

She woke every morning with anxiety,

Attack of anxiety, as if below the left breast, that was so painful that her whole body trembled, at times with bitter eructations and palpitation,

She is made anxious by a disagreeable event, mingled with fear and vexation, and is inclined to weep,

Anxiety all night, without heat, as if he had murdered some one, with constant tossing about,

Much anxiety, in the evening (after eight days),

Anxiety, as if he would die, at times, in the evening (first day),

Anxiety, as from impending misfortune,

Anxiety and heat,

Anxiety, ,

Anxiety and internal restlessness, without grounds therefor,

Anxiously solicitous concerning the unfortunate termination of her illness,

Discouraged about his health,


Horrible fearfulness, late in the evening, as if a horrible face were looking out from every corner,

Fear and dread, in the evening,

An indescribable feeling of fright,

Very easily frightened,

Frightened feeling, as if I was about to be run over by a locomotive,

The world was frightful to him, only weeping could relieve him; soon afterwards complete dulness and indifference,

Did not like to be alone,

Felt nervous, as if I were going to die,

Very ill-humored,

Ill-humor during the last days of the proving; she became exceedingly sensitive to the crying of a child, which affected her very unpleasantly, which had never before been the case,

Ill-humored, ; (third day),

Very bad humor, even under the best circumstances,

Ill-humored and fretful,

He woke very ill-humored every night after midnight,

Out of humor with everything, sad, fretful,

Very irritable mood; every word excites her and she becomes despondent on account of it,

Very irritable mood,

Very irritable and fretful mood (second day),

Very irritable and excited mood, so that she was excited by the least trifle,

Mental irritability, uncommon vehemence in argument (third day),

Irritable and peevish,

Very peevish before dinner at the merest trifle, followed by a sensation of heat and then pressure in the stomach; afterwards nausea, with much heat in the face, and complete loss of appetite,

Very peevish, and unable to forget the cause of vexation,

Very peevish, in the forenoon,

More peevish than ever,

Felt exceedingly petulant all day; nothing went right; felt as dissatisfied with myself as with others; seemed as if everybody said or did something to provoke me,

Very much affected, even by a slight vexation,

Vexation causes violent anger and rage,

Great vexation from the slightest cause, with cold hands, hot face, and palpitation,

Vexed, so that he was beside himself at every trifle,

She is very easily vexed,

Very easily provoked to anger,


Tenderness (secondary action),

Tender mood,

Very capricious, sensitive,

Indifferent to her child, of whom she was usually fond,

Extremely discontented,

Discontented and irresolute,

My wants were numerous and varied,

Great indifference to everything,

Feeling of indifference, with prostration and heaviness of the head, in the evening (first day),

Indifferent mood (first day), ; (fifth day),



Increased activity, during the first days,

My mind became very clear; I could remember with the utmost distinctness my past life; orations delivered during college days I could rehearse word for word, and tell the day and circumstances attending their delivery; lectures I had heard years before came before my mind (after twenty-three hours),

Rush of ideas that were difficult for her to put in order,

Distracted in mind, though inclined to work,

Disinclined to work, and unhappy, though without confusion of the head,

Disinclination for every work,

For one or two months there was very great indisposition to mental or physical exertion, much more marked than that which almost every one feels and knows under the name of "spring fever,"

Disinclination to study or converse,

Disinclination to study,

No inclination to work,

Aversion to thought or mental activity,

Inability to think,

Could not study nor keep his mind on any particular subject long at a time,

Slow flow of ideas, absence of mind,

Forgetful and dizzy,

Forgetful and stupid, so that he did something quite different from what he wished,

Loss of intelligence (tenth day),

Consciousness remained perfect to the last,

Seems stupid, at night, on waking,

Patient stupid, tossing about the bed, frequently rising up, and calling out the names of people,

Stupid (fourth day),

The patient is very stupid; at times screams out without apparent cause (sixth day),

Stupefaction (third day), ; (fourth day),

Stupefaction, followed by death,

Lay most of the time in a stupor, from which he could be roused, however, for an instant, only to lapse back into low muttering lethargy (tenth and eleventh days),

Recognized no one (after seven days),

Frequently failed to recognize those about (tenth and eleventh days),

Loss of senses, as if he could not grasp any thought, with headache,

Unable to collect his senses, in the morning on rising; the head is dizzy, heavy, and painful, as if he had been lying at night with the head too low,

He took no notice of things which were passing about him, but his responses were always correct (third day),

Seems dumb and dazed for many days,

Consciousness impaired (fourth night),

Seemingly unconscious, and perfectly quiet, except when, at intervals of from two to three minutes, tetanic spasms with opisthotonos occurred (after one hour),

Senses impaired,

The period of twelve days was to the patient almost a complete blank; he remembered scarcely anything which occurred during that time,

Unconscious (sixth day),

Loss of consciousness, and quiet, alternating with restlessness (eleventh day),

Sudden loss of consciousness, with screaming, attempts to escape, biting and sobbing by paroxysms, after which she lay quiet for some time (fifth day),

Unconsciousness, with convulsions and black vomiting (followed by death),

Sudden loss of consciousness, restlessness and tossing about the bed, groaning and crying aloud, pulse 140, followed by collapse and death, after five days,

Entirely unconscious, with throwing of the hands and feet about the bed (fourth day),

Loss of consciousness, coldness; followed by convulsions and death (fourth day),

Sopor, with great restlessness, followed by coma and death,

After the cessation of the sickness, the child lay in a drowsy, stupid, and comatose condition, Trillium Pendulum trill within a few hours of its death, when it was seized with convulsions, and died in one of the paroxysms,

She continued getting more drowsy, and died comatose (third day),

The patient became partly comatose, although the intellect was not impaired, shortly before death,

Coma, followed by death,

Prostration, followed by coma and death,

Comatose state, cries, trismus, death (eleventh day),

Coma (fifth day), ; (ninth, tenth, and eleventh days), ; (fourth day),

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