Acts on all serous membranes and the viscera they contain. Aching in every muscle. The general character of the pain here produced is a stitching, tearing; worse by motion, better rest. These characteristic stitching pains, greatly aggravated by any motion, are found everywhere, but especially in the chest; worse pressure. Mucous membranes are all dry. The Bryonia patient is irritable; has vertigo from raising the head, pressive headache; dry, parched lips, mouth; excessive thirst, bitter taste, sensitive epigastrium, and feeling of a stone in the stomach; stools large, dry, hard; dry cough; rheumatic pains and swellings; dropsical effusions into synovial and serous membranes.
Bryonia affects especially the constitution of a robust, firm fiber and dark complexion, with tendency to leanness and irritability. It prefers the right side, the evening, and open air, warm weather after cold days, to manifest its action most markedly.
Children dislike to be carried or raised. Physical weakness, all-pervading apathy. Complaints apt to develop slowly.
Take 15 drops in half cup of water 3 times a day or as prescribed by the physician
All complaints are worse from motion
Dryness of all mucus membranes eg lips, mouth, nose
Great thirst for large quantity of cold water at long intervals, great appetite, eat varaciously
Dropsical effusion into the serous & synovial membrane, resulting in pleurisy, rheumatic arthritis
Desire for things, which when offered are immediately refused, oysters, sweets, coffee, cold acid drinks & sour drink
Vicarious menstruation, nose bleed when menses should appear, blood-spitting or haemoptysis
Breasts are heavy of a stony hardness, pale but hard, hot & painful, must support them with hand to prevent least motion
Dryness of rectum and anus with excoriation from passing stools. Stools hard, dry and seems too large with bleeding. Constipation in hot weather, after being heated, from cold drinks.
Fever:Internal heat with increased sweating, and full, hard and quick pulse. Body cold to touch during chill, with dry cough. Profuse, sour perspiration on least exertion. Rheumatic and typhoid fever with gastric and liver complaints.
Dryness of lips with parched and cracked skin. Very dry mouth, tongue, and throat with increased thirst. Yellowish, dark brown coating of tongue with bitter taste from gastric derangements.
Dry, hacking cough from irritation in upper trachea. Cough, dry, at night; must sit up; worse after eating or drinking, with vomiting, with stitches in chest, and expectoration of rust-colored sputa.
Worse: warmth, any motion, morning, eating, hot weather, exertion, touch. Cannot sit up; gets faint and sick.
Better: from pressure, rest, cold things.
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