Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Sepia in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.
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Pain in sides of chest, when inspiring or coughing.
Oppression on chest produced by an accumulation of mucus, or by too profuse expectoration.
Pain in chest from movement.
Pressure in chest, esp. when in bed in evening.
Heaviness, fulness, and tension in chest.
(Hepatisation of middle and lower lobes of r. lung.)
Pain in chest, as from excoriation.
Cramps in chest.
Itching and tickling in chest.
Sensation of emptiness in chest.
Shootings and prickings in chest, and sides of chest, sometimes during an inspiration, and when coughing, as well as from intellectual exertion.
Brown spots on chest.
The chest symptoms cease, or are amel. by pressure of hand on thorax.
Ebullition (congestion) of blood in chest, and violent palpitation of heart.
Intermittent palpitation of heart.
Heart gives an occasional hard thump.
Nervous palpitation amel. by walking fast.
Palpitation in evening in bed with beating in all arteries; during digestion; with stitches in l. side of chest.
Wakes up with violent beating of heart.
Pulse full and quick during night and then intermitting; during day slow.
Pulse accelerated by motion and being angry.
Dyspnoea, oppression of chest, and shortness of breath, when walking and ascending, as well as when lying down in bed, in evening, and at night.
Stitch in l. side of chest and scapula when breathing and coughing.
Roughness and soreness of larynx and throat.
Sensation of dryness in larynx.
Hoarseness with coryza.
Sensation of dryness in trachea.
Cough, excited by a tickling in larynx or chest.
Dry cough, which seems to arise from stomach, esp. when in bed in evening (till midnight), and often with nausea and bitter vomiting.
Moist cough, after a chill.
Cough only during day, or which wakens one at night.
Expectoration profuse and whitish.
Cough, with copious expectoration of mucus, generally putrid, or of a salt taste, often only in morning or evening, and frequently accompanied by noise, weakness, and pains as from excoriation in chest (as if it were raw).
Cough with expectoration in morning, no expectoration in evening, or with expectoration at night, none in day; very severe cough in morning on rising, and expectoration of a great quantity of badly tasting substance.
Nocturnal cough, with cries, suffocation, and retching.
Cough, like whooping-cough.
Attacks of spasmodic cough, like whooping-cough, caused by tickling in chest or from tickling extending from larynx to abdomen, with expectoration only in morning, evening and at night of greenish-grey pus, or of milk-white, tough mucus, sometimes disagreeably sweet, which has to be swallowed again.
Cough agg. when lying on l. side; from acids.
Cough excited by a tickling sensation, and accompanied by constipation.
Difficult expectoration (or being obliged to swallow again what had been raised).
Yellow-greenish purulent expectoration during the cough.
Expectoration of blood while lying down.
Sanguineous expectoration, when coughing, morning and evening, with expectoration of mucus by day.
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