I have been on the homeopathic remedy Hyoscyamus Niger (Hyosc.) for a while now and I have seen some improvement, but not as much as I, or my homeopath would like. On Sunday she wrote me and said that it appears that I had hit a wall and maybe the associated nosode (a homeopathic remedy prepared from diseased tissue, such as bacteria, viruses, or pus) which in the case of Hyosc. is Lyssin (Hydrophobinum), would help clear my case so the Hyosc. would work better. Lyssin is made from the saliva of a rapid dog. Lovely, huh?
I had Lyssin in my stash of homeopathic remedies in both 30c and 200c potency. My homeopath suggested that I take the 200c potency, but that it might be best if I waited on taking it after I was in the house for the night and had all my chores done. I’m glad I listened to her. Within 30 minutes of taking the remedy, I felt like I had taken a powerful sleeping pill. I was out like a light! This is a good sign. If a patient falls asleep after taking a remedy, it often means that it is the right remedy.
Lyssin is often incorrectly used by individuals seeking to counteract bad effects of a rabies vaccination in cats and dogs. This is an improper use of homeopathic remedies. A rabies vaccination is quite likely to create some disturbance in the animal (especially, today, in dogs), but routine use of Lyssin (or any other remedy) in an effort to nip potential vaccine damage in the bud is not a good idea. The symptoms associated with damage from rabies vaccination(s) (referred to as rabies vaccinosis) may very well respond to Lyssin, but until (if) the symptoms arise, you cannot be sure if Lyssin, Belladonna, Stramonium, Hyoscyamus, or any other remedy may best fit the particular set of symptoms being exhibited by the animal.
I love my homeopath. She’s doing an incredible job. I feel better than I’ve felt in years. I think the most important improvement that I see in myself is the strong sense of well-being that I’m feeling. Sure, there are things that are troubling me. I sometimes get irritated at small things. This morning I had a temper tantrum because I misplaced my cell phone. The animals are making a mess in the house and I didn’t do a lot of house cleaning this weekend so now I’m feeling behind there. They are also eating me out of house and home. My freezer is almost empty. I get tired of cleaning and grinding rabbits. But all in all, I’m happy and satisfied. All of my critters are doing well.
I laugh now at how inadequate I felt when I first got the calves. Gel couldn’t pull them off the fence or change their direction. Now he’s completely in charge of them. He can pull them out of thick brush with no assistance on my part. I’m going to miss them when they go back to Marcus’ house, whenever that may be. Tonight I have to set my ElectroNet and I’ve decided to put it in the far back field. This field was hayed several weeks ago now and is growing back nicely. Hauling water down there is difficult, but doable with the ATV. Gosh, that ATV is worth its weight in gold. My economic stimulus check came yesterday so I can pay for my winter hay now and might pick up a water container that I can strap to the back of my ATV. That would be easier than putting the water in a garbage can and holding it on the back of the ATV with one hand while I try to drive with the other. It sloshes around too much in the wagon. The beauty of the wagon is that I can load up my lawn mower, the fence and the other tools I need to set the fence and haul it all down there in one trip. I’ll use the dogs to bring the sheep and cattle down there at the same time so they can graze while I set the fence. I’ll even bring my iPod and listen to tunes while I work. I’ll have to bring the sheep and cattle back and forth in the morning and at night, but that’s good, practical work for the dogs.
Life is pretty damned good!