Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Bryonia in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.
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Headache commences in morning not on waking, but when first opening eyes.
Pressive pain above left eye, followed by dull, pressive pain in occipital protuberances, thence spreading over whole body; on quick motion, and after eating, pain so severe that it seemed a distinct pulsation within head.
Drawing, tearing pain in right temple, mostly extending to upper molars and muscles of neck.
Headache in occiput, extending to shoulders, while lying on the back, in bed, after waking in the morning.
Pressive pain in occiput, drawing down into neck, relieved toward noon.
Headache as though the head would burst, commencing in morning and gradually increasing till evening.
Scalp very tender to touch; cannot bear even a soft brush.
Dandruff, rough and uneven.
In the morning the head seems very greasy, with cool head.
Digging pressure in forepart of brain toward forehead, especially severe on stooping and walking rapidly; walking fatigues him very much.
Tearing across the forehead, then in cervical muscles, then in right arm.
Throbbing ache on top of head, morning when walking.
Continued stitch deep in the brain, on left side, when coughing.≡ more ...