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Sepia - Chest symptoms - T.F. Allen

Inky Juice Of Cuttlefish, Sepia Succus, Sepia Officinalis, Sep.

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



Lungs felt slightly sore, but no cough and no expectoration, except now and then to clear the throat of a little phlegm (twelfth to twenty-third day),

A gurgling sound in the chest,

Riding in a rail-way car brought on something like a severe cold in the chest, the voice remaining quite hoarse, deeper in tone, and unnatural for some days (after twelfth day),

Anxious oppression in upper part of chest,

Oppression of the chest, morning and evening,

Much oppression, particularly when walking,

Orgasm and congestion of blood to the chest, as if haemoptysis would follow,

Feeling of weight in the chest, as from outward pressure (after three hours and a half, second day),

Painfulness of the whole chest,

Rawness in the chest, as of raw flesh,

Very severe pressure in the chest, when not touched,

Tensive pressure on the chest, more on left side,

Pressing pain on the chest, aggravated by certain motions,

Severe pressure in the chest, evening in bed,

Attacks of tension in the chest,

Contraction of the chest, in the morning on awaking,

Sensation of contraction of the chest, in the morning (after seven days),

Tightness and constrictive sensation in the chest (third day); continued four or five days,

Rattling on the chest until the expectoration is coughed up,

Chest a little sore,

Chest is quite raw, owing to much cough and expectoration,

A strange tickling sensation in lower part of chest,

Stitches deep in the chest,

Throbbing through chest and abdomen, as if the heart occupied the whole body (tenth day),

Front and Sides.

Severe burning in the sternum,

A sharp pain under the ensiform cartilage, as if a nerve were made tense, in a spot that could be covered by the end of the finger, worse from inspiring and going upstairs (after eight hours); the pain has entirely disappeared (fourth day),

Burning pain in the sternum, when drinking beer,

Pain at the upper part of the sternum, when coughing,

Pressure on the upper part of the sternum, like a weight,

Pain in both sides of the chest, passing around to the interscapular space,

Dull aching pain in chest, right side, near sternum, fourth and fifth ribs, 12 to 1 P.M.; pains in chest return (thirty-second day),

About 10.45 P.M., on retiring, and about ten minutes after taking the drug, felt a dull pain in the right upper chest, soon followed by a boring pain in the point of the left testicle; these symptoms came and went at short intervals, till I dropped asleep; I never felt these symptoms before (sixteenth day),

Great dragging in my right side (fifth day),

Pain in the right side of the chest, especially on stooping and lying on the right side,

Pressure on the right chest in paroxysms, relieved by empty eructations,

A sharp piercing pain in the lower lobe of the right lung, coming on in paroxysms, and so severe as to almost make me cry out (third day),

Violent tearing in the lower right ribs,

Stitches in the right side of chest and scapula, during inspiration and cough,

Pressing drawing on the right false ribs, toward the back, passing off from motion or from rubbing,

Stitches in the right side, in the morning, after a half sleep,

Stitches in the right side of the chest, toward evening, during inspiration,

Short sharp stitches in the right chest (after four hours),

Stitches in the right side, when walking in the open air,

Stitching pain in the right chest, during inspiration (after ten days),

Stitch continuing one minute in the region of the lowest right rib, toward the pit of the stomach, passing off from eructations,

Pains appear on the left side, at 5 P.M. (sixth day),

Dull pain in upper lobe of left lung (second day),

Stitching pain in the left lung and in the third toe of the right foot at the same time, of the same character, lasting but a few seconds (tenth day),

Sharp pain in the left side, near the heart, in the middle of the afternoon, and again about 10 P.M. (tenth day),

Occasional sharp shooting pain in the left lung, on expiration (eighteenth day),

Tearing pressure in the upper part of the left chest, near the shoulder-joint, relieved by eructation, but soon returned violently,

Burning sore pain in the upper part of the left chest, even from touch,

Pressing pain on the lower left ribs, even from touch,

Pressing pain on the lower left ribs, only when walking,

Tension posteriorly at the left side, as from a cold,

Stitches in the left chest, when coughing (after six days),

Repeated stitches in a spot in front of left chest, in the afternoon (twelfth day),

Ebullition in the left side, like a bubbling,


The mammae have felt sore, like boils, if touched, all day (third day),

Mammae sore and tender to touch (eleventh day); even moving, turning, or stepping aggravates the soreness (twelfth day),

Stitch in the right mammary gland, the worst when getting cold while walking or riding, yet she could neither see nor feel anything wrong there,

Stitches in one of the breasts,

Around armpit

Pressure in the upper left chest, toward the axilla, mostly during a strong expiration; when touching the part, pains as if bruised,


Stitches in the heart, in the afternoon (after five days),

A sharp shooting pain through the heart, like an electric shock, about noon (eleventh day),

Heart's impulse and rapidity increased, especially during inspiration (after eight hours); have occasionally, in the past, noticed a slight irregularity of pulse; the irregularity of the heart has entirely disappeared (fourth day),

Violent palpitation of the heart and beating of all the arteries, in the evening in bed,

Palpitation of the heart, with stitches in left side of chest,

Palpitation of the heart, in the evening, for a quarter of an hour,

Convulsive beating of the heart, with great anxiety and trembling of the fingers and lower limbs,

Intermission of the beats of the heart, after dinner,

Intermission of beats of the heart, mostly after a meal,

Intermission of beats of the heart, with anxiety,


Pulse 120, with rash,

Quick pulse (100 to 110), at 3 P.M. (second day),

Pulse 70, at 10 P.M. (second day); 85 (third day); 88, in the morning; 86, at 8 P.M. (fourth day),

Slow pulse, 56 to 58 (after thirty-two days),


Beating in the left chest (after six days),


Feeling of heaviness in the chest, necessitating deep breathing,

Fulness in the chest and contraction, which interferes with her breathing,

Pressure on the chest, from stooping and deep breathing,

Severe oppression of the chest, in the evening, the breathing very difficult, and on lying down much aggravated; she must sit up in bed; accompanied with flickering before the eyes,

He wakes at night with contraction and oppression of the chest; he had to breathe heavily and deeply for an hour, also on waking in the morning felt some contraction (after two days),

He cannot take a deep breath on account of a contracted feeling around the lower part of the chest,

Contraction and oppression of the chest, with stitches therein on deep breathing,

Violent stitches in the chest with every inspiration; he dared only to take a short breath; from this the head became affected (after five days),

Continuous stitches in the left chest, without any relation to the breathing,

Palpitation of the heart, with anxious feeling, which necessitates taking a deep breath, without any influence on the spirits, for several days (after twenty-two days),

If he only thinks of past troubles, the pulse grows quicker and breath fails him,

Loud snoring during inspiration,

Inclination to sigh (after two days),

Inclined to take a long breath (after three hours and a half, second day),

Breathing difficult rather than short,

Oppression of breathing in the evening, from pain under the right short ribs, which prevents the slightest motion,

Severe oppression of breathing, towards evening from pressure over the pit of the stomach,

Arrests breathing when standing still,

Asthmatic, particularly during palpitation of heart, after mental exertions,

Asthmatic attack at night; he lay with the head bent forward, felt oppressed, had to take deep breath in order to get air, for one hour, followed by cough, with expectoration of tenacious saliva (after four days),

Short breath when walking, as if the chest were full,

Breathing much shorter,

Short breath (immediately),

Shortness of breath when walking,

Loss of breath by every, even the slightest, motion,

He awakes in the morning with great dyspnoea, and covered with sweat, lasting four hours,

Dyspnoea, with mucus in the chest difficult to loosen,


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