Mercurius Vivus - Mind symptoms (inc. personality)

Quicksilver, Mercurius, Mercury, Merc Viv

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HPUS indication of Mercurius Vivus: Sore throat

Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while very dilute Mercurius Vivus may help, unprocessed Merc Viv may be best avoided.

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

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MIND

Mind

Slow in answering questions

Memory weakened, and loss of will-power

Weary of life

Mistrustful

Thinks he is losing his reason.

Aversions, dislikes; open air

everything

jesting

indolence, aversion to work

being touched

Bed; shuns bed

wants to remain in bed

Behaviour; dancing

attempts to escape

faeces; licks up cow-dung, mud, saliva

foolish behaviour

frivolous

makes gestures; of hands; involuntary movements

makes gestures; ridiculous or foolish

habits; plays with genitals

jumping; out of bed

mischievous

nymphomania

shrieking

inclination to sit

spits; in faces of people

spits; on the floor and licks it up

tears things

Consolation

Dazed; in open air

knows not where he is

Death; presentiment of death

Delirium

morning

night

foolish, silly

maniacal

puts stones in mouth

muttering

raging, raving

recognises no one

scolding

during sleep

on falling asleep

on waking

Delusions, imaginations, hallucinations, illusions

night

believes is doing something; tries to shoot, with a stick

creatures and animals; creeping; jumping at her

creatures and animals; dogs; sees

creatures and animals; insects

creatures and animals; mouth, living things creeping into mouth, at night

creatures and animals; vagina, living things creep into vagina at night

about criminals

visions of phantoms, figures, people; sees thieves

visions of phantoms, figures, people; thieves in house

death; corpse on a bier; mutilated body

environment and surroundings; is in hell

suffers the torments of hell, without being able to explain

environment and surroundings; house is full of people

everything will fail

illusions of fantasy

during heat

sees objects, things; needles

takes people by nose

paranoia; everyone is an enemy

paranoia; surrounded by enemies

paranoia; that he would be murdered

paranoia; thought was pursued; by enemies

about self; body; health, hypochondria; will become insane

about self; body; injury; is about to receive an injury

about self; body; surreal happenings to body; is made of sweets

about self; circumstances; is a criminal

about self; circumstances; thinks is well

about self; circumstances; wrong; fancies has done wrong

unpleasant; sees mutilated bodies

visions; horrible

visions or presence of phantoms, figures, people

night

faces

faces; hideous

frightful

sees images all over

thinks men are on the bed at night

before sleep

spectres, ghosts, spirits

thieves; sees

thieves; in house

water; sees flowing

Desires, wants; craving for alcohol

company

death

impulses; sudden impulse to kill; for a slight offence

to kill

desire to kill the person that contradicts her

something urges her to kill her husband, of whom she is very fond

sudden impulse to kill; for a slight offence

to be naked

in delirium

pull parts of other people; nose in the street

travel

desires to wander (see restlessness)

sex, lustful

As if in a dream

Symptoms follow intense emotions; egotism

fright

Excitement

evening; in bed

feverish

while talking

Fantasies; of exaltation

of exaltation; frightful

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; audacity

anguish; daytime

anguish; during period

anguish; before stool

anguish; during stool

anger (see irritability and quarrelsome)

with indignation

from contradiction

so that he could have stabbed anyone

boredom, dissatisfaction (see loathing of life); weary of life (see boredom, dissatisfaction, loathing, etc.)

while perspiring

cheerful, happy

alternating with other states of mind; want of sympathy

conceited

courageous

cowardice

hatred; of all people (misanthropy)

haughty

impatience

impetuous; heedless

about things of little importance

impulsive

capriciousness

indecisive

indifference, apathy, etc.

daytime

to everything

to loved ones

irritability

daytime

alternating with cheerfulness

during chill

consolation

after eating

during headache

while perspiring

jesting

laughing; silly

loathing

disgust

life (see desires, death)

malicious

mirth, hilarity, liveliness, etc.

foolish

mood; alternating mood

mood; changeable, variable mood

mood; repulsive, bad mood

morose

daytime

playful; antics

quarrelsome, argumentative

wants to fight

remorse

reproaches; himself

reproaches; others

rage, fury (see insanity, mania, delirium)

evening

night

violent, intense feeling

excessively religious (see anxiety, despair, fear)

sensitive, oversensitive

to music

to noise

easily offended

to reading

serious

suspicious

daytime

unhappy; despair

during chill

discouraged

unhappy; discontent, displeased, dissatisfied, etc.

with himself

unhappy; grief

unhappy; wants to injure self; fears to be left alone, from fear of injuring self (see suicide)

unhappy; wants to injure self; suicidal disposition

with dread of an open window or a knife

with knife

during period

while perspiring

has horrid thoughts of killing herself, when seeing blood or a knife, though abhors the idea

has horrid thoughts of killing herself, when seeing cutting instruments, though abhors the idea

from thoughts

unhappy; lamenting, regretting

about others

moaning, groaning

moaning, groaning; while perspiring

unhappy; sadness, mental depression

during chill

during period

weeping, crying, tearful mood (lamenting)

night

alternating with laughter

during the chill

consolation

involuntary

in sleep

on waking

whimpering

Facial expressions; smiling

Home-sickness (see desires home)

Hurry

in movements

Hysteria

Uncooperative; dictatorial

Intellectual faculties; bright, intelligent, clear; abundant ideas, clearness of mind

bright, intelligent, clear; early maturation of mind

impaired thinking; absent-minded (see forgetful)

impaired thinking; chaotic

impaired thinking; difficulty concentrating

impaired thinking; confusion

morning

on rising

on waking

open air

after eating

gets lost in well-known streets

when lying down

after rising

while sitting

impaired thinking; dull, sluggish

morning

morning; on waking

children

after injuries of head

impaired thinking; idiocy

impaired thinking; imbecility

impaired thinking; mistakes; in calculating

impaired thinking; mistakes; localities, places

impaired thinking; mistakes; when reading

impaired thinking; mistakes; speaking

impaired thinking; mistakes; words; misplacing

impaired thinking; vanishing of thoughts

impaired thinking; weakness of mind

thoughts wandering

ideas; abundant ideas, clearness of mind

ideas; deficiency of ideas

Insanity

in alcoholics

mania, madness

from drinking (delirium tremors)

Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety

anxiety; daytime

anxiety; evening

anxiety; night

before midnight

anxiety; of conscience (as if guilty of a crime)

anxiety; after eating

anxiety; with fear

anxiety; during fever

anxiety; after a fright

anxiety; before period

anxiety; during period

anxiety; on going to sleep

anxiety; during sleep (see dreams)

anxiety; before stool

anxiety; during stool

anxiety; after stool

anxiety; suicidal

lacking self confidence

fear

evening

evening; in bed

night

of being alone (see company)

of the bed

of disease

of evil

imaginary things

of insanity

of insanity; night

of people

of robbers

to go to sleep

of suffocation

suicide

hydrophobia (fear of water)

frightened easily

starting, startled

starting, startled; easily

starting, startled; from fright

starting, startled; from noise

starting, startled; on falling asleep

starting, startled; during sleep

starting, startled; during sleep; starting from sleep

starting, startled; tossing of arms

at things of little importance

timidity

bashful

Memory; forgetful

weakness of memory

for dates

for proper names

for people

for places

for what was read

for what has been said

for what was about to say

for time

Ailments after death of part of body

Perception; does not recognise his relatives

does not recognise own house

senses; dull

time; time passes too slowly

unobservant

Preoccupied; absorbed, buried in thought

Restlessness, nervousness

afternoon

evening

8 p.m.

night

anxious, etc.

forcing out of bed

wants to go from one bed to another

tossing about in bed

during period

while walking

Mental symptoms from sexual excesses

Talking, conversation; aversion to answering

answers not lucid; incorrectly

answers not lucid; slowly

contradicts people

intolerant of contradiction

contrary (see obstinate, irritable)

critical

obstinate

possessive

dislike of talking, desire to be silent, taciturn

while perspiring

muttering (see delirium)

in sleep

in sleep

speech; embarrassed

speech; hasty

speech; hesitating

speech; incoherent

speech; monosyllabic

speech; nonsense

speech; slow

speech; unintelligible

speech; wandering

talks to himself

says is well, when very sick

Thoughts (see preoccupied); persistent (see delusions)

Unconsciousness

as in a dream; does not know own location

during vertigo, dizziness

Wearisome, tired

Weeping

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