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Bryonia - Extremities, Limbs symptoms - T.F. Allen

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


Extremities, limbs

Stretching of the limbs, in the afternoon,

Heaviness in the limbs, which seem like lead (third day),

A feeling of weariness in the limbs, with shivering in the face,

Weariness and bruised feeling in the limbs,

Weariness and heaviness in all the limbs; the feet can scarcely carry her on account of heaviness, when walking,

Weariness and stiffness of the limbs, especially of the lower,

Weakness in the limbs, which obliges him to sit,

Sensation of prostration in the limbs; audible rumbling in the abdomen (fourth day),

Pains in the limbs (after two hours),

The well-known Bryonia pain in all the limbs and joints grew worse constantly till toward noon, especially they attacked the right side,

While riding such severe pains in all the limbs that he was inclined to drink some beer (must), which relieved the pains (second day),

Violent drawing through all the limbs; it is unendurable to keep the affected part still; he moves it up and down,

Drawing and scraping in the long bones frequently,

Scraping pains in the long bones, especially noticed on riding,

Tearing-scraping pain in all the limbs and joints, reaching a great intensity,

All the limbs seem bruised and paralyzed (in the evening), as if had lain upon a hard bed (after four hours),

Bruised pain in the arms and legs, even when lying, worse when sitting than when walking; when lying he is obliged to move the limbs constantly on account of pain; it seems as though he would feel better by lying in some other position than that in which he is,

Swelling of the elbow-joint, and somewhat above and below it, as far as the middle of the upper and forearm, and of the soles of the feet, for three hours,

(The hands and feet felt dead at night, senseless, sleepy, ice-cold, and could not be warmed),

A feeling in the upper arm and thigh as after a transient but violent exertion (afternoon of fourth day),

Rheumatic pains in the tops of both shoulders and in the left knee,

Pains in the thumbs and in the right great toe, the former pinching, and the latter violent sticking pains (fifth day),

Drawing, alternating in both knees, in the hips, and especially in the left shoulder, lasting only a short time,

Drawing in the sheaths of the muscles of the upper and lower extremities,

Drawing pain in the thumbs and great toes (immediately),

Slight drawing pain in the right arm and in the right leg,

A sensitive drawing pain, frequently returning, in the lower third of the ulna of the right forearm, which alternated with a painful drawing in the left knee,

Slight drawing and tension in the upper arms and thighs,

Wandering-drawing pain alternating in both hips and in the right shoulder,

Drawing and tearing in the joints of the forearm and metatarsus,

Pressive pains with some transient stitches, now in the fingers, now in the wrist, which extend to the axilla and shift to the knee, and then alternate back and forth, so that walking becomes difficult,

Drawing-sticking in right great toe and right thumb (third day),

Several transient stitches in the left knee, in the first joint of the right thumb, when walking about,

Short piercing stitches, as with fine needles suddenly thrust into the bones, now in the left upper arm, now in the right leg,

Tearing pain in both elbows and both middle toes of the right foot (fifth day),

Jerklike tearing in the first joint of the right thumb and the lowest joint of the right great toe (fourth day),

A drawing-tearing scraping pain in the little finger of the left hand and in the left great toe (after two hours),

While sitting, bruised pain in the knees, legs, arms, in single joints of the fingers and legs (first day),

The knee-Capsicum Annuum caps ache, as if they had been beaten loose,

Upper extremities

Towards evening, while writing, the arm frequently goes to sleep, and long afterwards it remains heavy,

A drawing through the bones of the arm, as from a thread, extending to the tips of the fingers,

(Violent sticking and crawling in the left arm),

A nervous tearing down the inner portion of the arm,


Unpleasant sensation in the shoulder-joints, which obliges movement of the shoulders,

The wandering pains gradually became seated in the left shoulder-joint, where they lasted for an hour, but were not aggravated by touch,

Paralytic feeling in the left shoulder, whereby the motion of the arm becomes difficult,

Pain in the region of the acromion, as if sprained, on raising the arm (after three hours),

A sticking-tensive pain in the ligaments of the left shoulder-joint, slightly perceptible during rest, but on active motion paining as if wrenched, at 11 A.M. (from 7th dil.),

A painful tension and pressure in the right shoulder, when at rest,

Drawing pain in the right shoulder,

Slight drawing pain in the middle of the right upper arm; after half an hour, the same sensation in the left arm and left side of the chest,

Drawing and tearing in the right shoulder, extending into the upper arm, less on motion, aggravated during rest (after four hours),

A pressive tensive-drawing pain in both shoulder-joints, together with momentary sticking and tearing, and, on raising up the arm, lameness, tension, and heaviness on the shoulder, and also at the insertion of the deltoid muscle in the upper arm,

Painful pressure on the tip of the right shoulder, worse upon touch; on deep breathing it becomes a dull sticking, which extends downward and outward to the shoulder-joint (after ten hours),

Pressure and feeling of fulness and heaviness in the shoulders,

Violent stitches in the axilla, towards noon,

Dull stitch across the shoulder to the arm,

Frequent tearing in the right shoulder, in the knees and chest,


Swelling of the right upper arm as far as the elbow,

Feeling of heaviness in the right upper arm, with slight drawing,

Rheumatic pain in the right upper arm,

The upper arm seemed too thick, in the evening; the sensation in it was diminished, with itching on the skin (second day),

Slight drawing pain in the right arm,

Slight drawing on the inner side of the right upper arm,

Drawing pain in the right upper arm below the insertion of the deltoid, lasting two days,

Drawing paralytic pain in the right upper arm; a feeling as of lead, which lasted one and a half hours,

A pressure in both humeri, which prevents falling asleep in the evening,

Very sensitive pains in the right arm, in the forenoon, for several hours; at noon these pains had nearly disappeared, but they returned in the afternoon the short intervals,

(A stitching and jerking in the deltoid muscle),

A kind of stitch in the upper arm, on raising it,

Very fine shooting, extremely painful stitches, deep in the deltoid muscle of the left arm, extending toward the surface,

Tensive drawing-tearing pains in both upper arms, and along the ulna of the right arm,


Swelling of the right elbow-joint, with stitches,

Slight drawing in left elbow (after three hours),

Drawing and tearing in the right elbow, and along the forearm to the wrist,

A feeling in the right elbow as if the arm were broken, with a troublesome paralytic pain; it changed afterwards to a drawing pain; it extended to the shoulder-joint, and lasted all day, a similar pain also in the right thigh (twentieth day),

Stitches in the tips of the elbows, with drawing in the tendons down to the hands; the sticking is aggravated on bending the elbows,


Sensitive drawing and scraping in both forearms, while riding,

At times, pressure, tearing, and gnawing in the forearm,

In the morning, pressing and drawing in right forearm; later, in the left hand and fingers of right hand (second day),

Tearing pain on the inner surface of the forearm, in a line from the elbow to the wrist (after five days),

Pressive-tearing pain in both forearms, which disappeared in a few hours from the left forearm, but became very violent in the right; before going to sleep, he bathed the affected arm in cold water; the next morning the pain had disappeared,


Pains in the wrist and thumbs (third day),

Pain in the wrists, as if wrenched or sprained, on every motion (after twenty-four hours),

Fine stitches in the wrists if the hands became warm, and during rest; they do not disappear on motion,


An inflammation of the back of the hand, about midnight, with burning pain,

Trembling of the hands, and distended vessels on them,

He is unable to grasp tightly with the hands,

Stiffness of the right hand and fingers,

Painful stiffness in the left hand and forearm, as if in the ligaments and aponeuroses,

Painful stiffness of the right hand, especially on motion, and painful pressure over a hand's breadth in the region of the right nipple, especially violent during expiration (from 3d dil.),

Numb and pithy sensation in the palms,

Long-continued holding of the pen, and strong pressure upon any object, is painful,

Sticking pain in the joints of the hands, with heaviness in them,

Jerking-tearing in the metacarpal bones of the right hand, while writing (second day),


A rather hot, pale swelling in the last joint of the little finger, with sticking on it, on moving the finger or on pressing it,

The third finger of the right hand had become very much swollen and pained somewhat on pressure, still more on motion; the joint between the first and second phalanges was especially affected; similarly, but not so violently, the fifth finger of the same hand was affected the next day (fifth day),

(The fingers of both hands go to sleep, as far as the wrists),

Painful stiffness of the right finger-joints, especially on bending them (from 4th dil.),

Painful stiffness in the middle joint of the right middle finger, increased by bending, relieved by rubbing,

Paralytic feeling in the fingers,

Suddenly, after writing slowly, he noticed that the third finger of the right hand refused to work; he gave it rest, but after a time, when attempting to write again, this lame feeling had become worse (third day),

On writing, or taking hold of anything, a sensation as if the finger-joints were swollen and puffed; they are painful on much exertion and on touch,

Pain in the joint of the first phalanx of the right index-finger, lasting several seconds, during rest,

Pain in the root of the little finger, as if pus were in it,

Drawing in the ball of the left, afterwards of the right thumb (fourth day),

Sticking in the joint of the left little finger,

(Pain in the balls of the thumbs, like sticking and cramp),

Sticking pain in the fingers, when writing,

Transient tearings in the joints of the left fingers (after two hours),

Jerking-like tearing in the joints between the metacarpus and the fingers, or in the lowest joints of the fingers, of both hands, lasting a few minutes, on motion,

The phalanges are somewhat sensitive to severe pressure, with a sensation in them as if the articular surfaces were swollen, which impeded their motion (second day),

Lower extremities

Great lameness and desire to keep quiet (third day),

Heaviness of the lower extremities,

The legs are so weak that they will scarcely hold him; on commencing to walk, and even when standing,

A remarkable sensation of heaviness in the lower extremities while walking,

Drawing pain in the long bones of the leg,

Drawing and tearing in the whole of the right leg; the weariness disappears after walking for an hour,

On sitting, pressing pain in the whole left leg, especially in the lower leg and ankle, compelling motion of the foot; lasts about two hours; afterwards decreased on walking, and ceases (third day),


Slight pain in the left hip,

Painful tension in the left hip,

Slight drawing pain in the left hip,

Slight drawing in the hips and knees,

Drawing pain in the hips and nates,

Dull sticking pain in the hips,

A few large stitches, like knife stitches, in the hips,

Pain in the hip-joints, like a jerk or shock, when lying or sitting, better when walking,

Feeling in the hip-joint which makes rising from a seat difficult, but which disappears on walking,

Paralytic drawing pain in the left hip-joint, which was relieved by pressure with the hand on walking, returning every time on walking; every step caused decided cracking in the joints, lasting five days (twentieth day),

Pains in right trochanter and gluteal region, of an aching, cramp-like, and bruised kind, worse at every motion (third day),

Pain in the trochanter, a sticking which makes him start on every false step; during rest throbbing in it, the spot is very sore to touch,


Tottering of the thighs, especially when going up and down the stairs (after second day),

Great weariness of the thighs, noticed even when sitting (after eight hours),

Great weariness in the thighs, he can scarcely go up the steps, less when going down the steps,

Stiffness in the thighs, like a cramp, in the morning, in bed,

Violent burning on the inner side of the thigh, towards evening,

A painful tension and drawing on the anterior surface of the right thigh just below Poupart's ligament, relieved for several minutes when at rest, and soon returning,

Tensive pain on the anterior surface of the right thigh, just below Poupart's ligament,

While walking, the tendinous expansion of both thighs seems tense, so that walking is difficult,

Drawings in the thighs, as if menstruation would appear,

Drawing on the anterior portion of the left thigh, on the posterior portion of the right thigh (fourth day),

Drawing in the left thigh, extending towards the hip,

Clawing pains across the left thigh (fifth day),

A stitch in the upper anterior portion of the thigh,

Some short, fine stitches in the thighs, in the forenoon, now here, now there,

Tearing pain in the right thigh, on motion,

Bruised pain in the middle of the thigh, and, when sitting, a throbbing like a hammer in the same place,


Redness of the knee-Capsicum Annuum caps,

Excoriation of the hollow of the knee; for more than a week,

The knees totter and knock together when walking,

Weariness, especially in the knee-joints,

Weariness, especially in the knee-joint (immediately),

Weariness and lameness in both knees, aggravated by walking, relieved when at rest (second day),

A weak and paralyzed feeling in the right knee-joint, so that he almost had to drag the foot, when walking in the forenoon (twenty-fifth day),

Very weak feeling in the knees, especially on going up stairs, in the evening,

The weakness in the knees increases, and extends downwards into the middle of the leg,

Loss of power in the knees, especially on going upstairs,

Tensive, painful stiffness of the knees,

A feeling in the right knee-cap, as if he had been kneeling a long time,

Violent continued pain in the knee,

Pain on the right knee, on the inner condyle of the femur,

Pain in the right knee, so that in the evening he could scarcely walk, and was obliged to keep the leg very quiet; the inner side of the knee was very painful to touch; the next morning, while in bed, there was no pain, but after being up awhile the pain returned,

Pains seated in the left knee, aggravated by walking,

Pains in the left knee-joint, only noticed on walking,

Tensive sensation in the bend of the knee, which afterwards changed to a drawing and wrenching along the crest of the fibula, lasting several minutes,

Cramp in the knee and in the sole, when sitting, and at night when lying,

Pain on going down stairs, as if the knee-Capsicum Annuum caps would break,

In the evening, digging and itching in the legs, about the knees and on the thighs; after scratching or rubbing, small red elevated pimples appear, which cause a burning pain; when the pimples arise, the itching ceases,

Tearing-drawing in the left knee-joint, and in the middle toes of the left foot, in both elbow-joints, and on the flexor surface of both thighs; all these pains are relieved during rest (sixth day),

Drawing and sticking in the left knee and calf (third day),

Pressive pain in the knee, usually more severe in the morning; begins soon after taking the drug and lasts through the whole proving,

At 9 A.M., on walking, pressing pain in the right knee and lower leg (third day),

Violent tearing-sticking in the right knee-joint after a warm covering; when this ceased, some stitches appeared in the left axilla,

Sensitive sticking in the right knee, and in the right external malleolus (second day),

When walking bent, sticking pain from the hip into the knee,

A few stitches in the knee-joints, (twenty-fifth day),

Fine transient stitches in the knee-joints, only on motion,

Stitches in the knees when walking,

Stitches in the right knee on ascending steps, obliging him to stand still (second day),

Transient stitches in the hollows of both knees, in the afternoon, when walking,

Transient stitches in the right knee-joint, on motion (after five hours),

Violent tearing stitches in the left knee-joint, disappearing after rising (morning of fifth day),

Jerklike, very painful stitches on the inner side of the left knee, repeated two or three times, lasting several seconds,

Tearing in the left knee, which extended along the tibia to the ankle, and then disappeared,

(A tearing and) burning in the right knee,

Reappearance of the tearing pain in the knee after eating, especially if one leg is riding over the other,

Stitch-like tearing from the feet into the hollow of the knees, better during rest than during motion,


Swelling of both legs (after forty hours),

Sudden swelling of the lower leg,

Swelling, without redness, of the lower portion of the lower legs, excepting on the soles of the feet, which are not swollen,

A twitching in the lower leg at night; during the day a twitching like an electric shock,

Unsteadiness of the legs, and tottering when walking down the steps (after twenty hours),

Heaviness in the right leg (second and third days),

Heaviness and tension in the right leg,

Heaviness and tension in the right leg, in the afternoon,

Pain in the legs, as after walking the previous day,

Severe drawing pain in the lower leg, especially in the calf, lasting for an hour, and followed by sweat in that place (after four days),

Drawing and tearing in both legs, especially around the right knee, which is also painful to touch, and in the left leg,

In the evening, violent bruised sensation in the legs (first day),

While sitting, bruised pain in left leg, for a moment (after two hours),

Pain in the tibia and in the knee-cap, only when walking (fifth day),

Burning on the anterior surface of the right tibia,

Drawing-tensive in the tibia, extending to the right foot; it disappeared on walking,

Sticking-drawing along the outer border of the tibia (third day),

Tearing in the tibiae, with swelling in the feet, and heaviness in the arms,

Tearing-twitching pain in the upper part of the tibia,

Pinching tension in the left calf,

Cramps in the calves, while lying,

At night, cramp in the calves (a contractive tension), which disappears on motion,

Cramp in the left calf, in the morning (after twelve hours),

A dull, pressive-drawing pain in the left calf, which would not allow him to sit, and was relieved by walking (third day),

Pinching-tearing in the right calf, very painful, but not lasting a long time, while sitting, after a meal (second day),

Bruised pain on the outer side of the left calf, on moving and turning the foot, as also on touch; during rest, a numb sensation in this place for several days (after twelve hours),


Immobility of the right ankle on walking,

Pain in the left ankle while sitting,

Pain in the ankle and right great toe (second day),

Tension in the ankles on motion,


Hot swelling of the feet (after eight hours),

Top of foot still swollen a little; joint of great toe still weak and tender, and hurts a little when walking (twenty-first day),

The feet are tense and swollen in the evening,

Heaviness in the feet, in the forenoon,

Or rising, after eating, the feet felt as heavy as a hundredweight,

Weariness of the feet, as if she had walked a long distance,

The feet are weak when going upstairs,

Stiffness in the feet, on rising after long sitting,

Pain deep in the right foot between the bones, so severe that he was often obliged to stop when walking; the painful place itched severely; the skin was rough; the metatarsal bones seemed swollen (after one and a half months),

Burning heat in both feet as far as the malleoli, a though they were put into hot water, with painful stitches in the heels and in the corns; stiffness in the lower extremities and the nape of the neck,

Cramp in the feet at night, when lying in bed, on the back of the feet and on the heels (after six hours),

Drawing pain in both feet,

Drawing along the whole length of the left foot, after rising,

Frequent drawing pains in the feet, with stiffness in the joints, continued several weeks,

Pain in the feet, as if sprained,

Pressive pain in the metatarsal bones, several times in the afternoon,

Stitches in the feet,

Sticking in the balls of both feet, with sensation of great heat, towards evening; is obliged to take off the shoes,

A very sensitive tearing pain on the ridge of the right foot, which lasted ten minutes, and two hours after appeared in the left upper arm,

Sudden violent tearing in the right metatarsal bones, in the forenoon, when walking, so that he is obliged to stand still, whereby the pain is relieved; it is renewed, however, on motion, and lasts five or six minutes (twelfth day),

At 2 P.M., pain quite severe; it now feels more like a bruise; the pain during the last hour has extended higher up the tendon, which is very tender to the touch, from an inch above the joint of the big toe to the bend of the ankle; (I took Cauloph. again this morning), (fifteenth day),

Hot swelling of the instep, with bruised pain on stretching out the foot; the foot seems tense on stepping on it, and on touch it pains, as is suppurating, like an abscess,

Tensive pain on the back of the feet, even when sitting,

Dull drawing-pressive pain on the back of the left foot; walking was very difficult, with pain at the same time in the sole of the foot (twentieth day),

Tearing on the back of the right foot (first night),

The last place affected was high up on the instep; the skin was swollen, and the parts beneath tender; at last, when the soreness did disappear, it seemed to go suddenly (after eight weeks),

Cramp in the right heel (fifth day),

Slight stitches on the inner side of the right heel,

Needle-stitches in both heels, in the morning, in bed, which disappear after rising,

Fine burning stitches in the left heel, at the insertion of the tendo Achillis,

Frequent tearing on the inner side of the right heel,

Shooting into the heel as from a hook, two nights, immediately after lying down; sudden dull stitches in succession, for quarter of an hour,

For a short time, a sore, tender sensation at the bottom of the heel when pressing upon it (twenty-fifth day),

A feeling of heaviness in the soles, and a numb sensation as if they were swollen,

Pinching pain in the sole of the right foot, while sitting,

Cramp in the plantar muscles, sometimes at night,

Pressure on the inner margin on the left sole (after one hour),

Such violent sticking in both soles, that she could not step; with tension in the ankles; she could not even lie on account of tension and sticking,

Knife-like stitches in the left sole,

Pain, as if numb, and like a tension in the hollow of the foot, when stepping,

In the hollows of the feet, stitches on stepping,


Painfulness of the left second toe, in the afternoon, when walking,

Burning pain in the second left toe,

Sticking pain in the balls of the right toes, worse when sitting, less when walking,

Severe sticking, as with needles, on the lower surface of the right third and fourth toes, in the afternoon, lasting several seconds,

Several stitches extend into the toes,

Fine stitches beneath the nail of the left little toe (sixth day),

The left little toe pains as if sore, without anything to be seen upon it,

The pain extends into the tarso-metatarsal joints of all the toes except the small one (seventeenth day),

(Cloudy this morning), pain much worse, pains constantly, but worse when walking; joints feel sprained, or like a bruise from something heavy falling across the toes; 8.30 P.M., a great deal better, does not pain when at rest now; pain twice to-day in left knee (eighteenth day),

Pain in toes rather worse; it extends up the metatarsal bone again (twenty-fifth day),

Pain in the balls of the left toes, as if bruised,

The left toes become continually more sensitive; they frequently itch,

Sudden pain in the balls of the great toes; it seemed as if he could not stretch out the toes, lasting half an hour,

Violent drawing in the right great toe, extending over the back of the foot, and upward to the middle of the tibia; a similar pain at the same time in the left forearm,

Sticking and pressure in the balls of the great toes, also pain in them as if frozen,

Stitches through the tip of the left great toe (fifth day),

Large joint of great toe continues to hurt me when walking; yesterday the corresponding joint of the next toe pained also; sometimes it is perfectly easy when at rest, sometimes it is not; the sensation is still that of having been sprained (twenty-fourth day),

The hitherto painless corn grows and pains, mostly when stepping, though also during rest,

Drawing pain in a corn on the left little toe,

Burning-sticking pain in a hitherto painless corn, only on very slight touch; the pain immediately ceases on severe pressure,

The corns pain a if sore, on slight touch, even in bed,

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