Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Bryonia in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
Stitch in upper part of chest, through the shoulders, on inspiring.
Chest very sensitive, with stitches in left side, on inspiration.
Stitches in the sternum on coughing; was obliged to hold the chest with the hand.
Sharp pain in left inframammary region; worse during inspiration.
Sharp stitching pain in chest, below right nipple, extending outward, only on expiration.
Tearing stitches in left side of chest extend from behind forward, are better during rest, worse during motion and on deep inspiration.
Stitching pain in region of diaphragm, worse from motion or coughing.
Heart beats violently and rapidly.
Constriction of chest; felt the need of breathing deeply; when attempting to breathe deeply, pain in chest.
Sensation of heaviness beneath sternum, extending towards the right shoulder, impeding respiration; deep inspiration was difficult; oppression of right side of chest, with very fine, extremely severe stitches in the right axillary gland.
Short but violent stitches in right side of chest, so that he must hold the breath and cannot cry out.
Respiration impeded; quick and deep, without motion of the ribs, better in cold air and from drinking cold water.
Frequent desire to take a full inspiration, which, however, cannot be done in consequence of a feeling as if there was something should expand but would not.
Heart and pulse
Oppression in the region of the heart.
Stitching pain in the region of the heart.
Camp in region of heart, aggravated by walking, raising one's self, or using slightest exertion, even raising arm.
Pulse full, hard, rapid and tense; at times intermittent with strong orgasm of blood.
Painful spot, as from a bruise, on the second rib of the right side, extending to the sternum.≡ more ...