How To Use The Repertory – Forty Remedies

Aggravation After Midnight is covered by the following thirteen remedies: ARS., Bryonia, Calcarea, DROS., Gelsemium, Mercurius, NUX V., PHOS., POD., RHUS., Sulph., SIL. THUJ….

Aggravation During Afternoon.

Is covered by the following eighteen remedies:
Apis, BELL., Bryonia, Coloc., Digitalis, Dulcamara, Ignatia, LYC., Mercurius, Nat. mur., Acid nitricum, Phosphorus, PULS., RHUS., SEP., SIL., THUJA, ZINC.

Your leaders will be found under:

Belladonna, when worse from 3 P. M. to midnight.
Lycopodium, 3 or 4 and 4 to 8 P. M.
Pulsatilla, 3 to 6 P. M.; general aggravation in evening.
Rhus tox., fever worse at 2 P. M.; paroxysms appear at 5 P. M. in intermittent fever.
Sepia, has aggravation from 3 to 8 P. M.; fever, vertigo and pains worse.
Thuja, has chill at 5:30 P. M.; mucous stool at 6 P. M.; pressing in vertex worse.
Zincum., chill from 4 to 8 P. M.; cardialgia 3 to 4 P. M.; moroseness; vertigo, burning in eyes, sneezing, thirst, weakness and thoughts of death; sensitiveness to open air in afternoon.
Other Particulars that are aggravated in afternoon are found in the following:
Apis, has chill at 3 to 4 P. M.
Bryonia, headache; frequent urination worse 6 to 7 P. M.; sciatica and many complaints worse afternoon.
Colocynth, has aggravation from 4 to 9 P. M.
Digitalis, has 4 to 6 P. M. aggravation.
Dulcamara, general aggravation toward evening; pressing out
headache, worse toward evening, on walking in open air; quarrelsome mood

Ignatia, pains gradually increase afternoon till evening; 4 P. M. aggravation.
Mercurius, chilly 5 to 6 P. M.; coldness in testicles in afternoon.
Natrum mur., has head, chill, and cold feet, in afternoon.
Nitric acid, has cough, chill, vertigo, and incarcerated flatus, worse afternoon.
Phosphorus, has aggravation from 3 to 6 P. M.

Aggravation After Midnight.

Is covered by the following thirteen remedies:
ARS., Bryonia, Calcarea, DROS., Gelsemium, Mercurius, NUX V., PHOS., POD., RHUS., Sulph., SIL. THUJ.

Your leaders will be:

Arsenicum, worse from 1 to 2 A. M.; anxiety; restlessness; diarrhoea; heat and coldness.
Drosera, has aggravation of nausea; cough; heat and cutting pains.
Nux vomica, is worse 3 to 4 A. M.; cough, renal colic and sweat are worse.
Phosphorus, has aggravation of sweat, coryza and cough.
Podophyllum, has a diarrhoea with pain in abdomen at 3 A. M.; cramps in the intestines from 5 to 9 A. M.
Rhus tox., has general aggravation after midnight; restlessness, cramps and itching are worse.
Silicea, has general aggravation after midnight. Chill 1 to 7 A. M.; wakens at 2 A. M.; sweat at 6 A. M.; diarrhoea from 6 to 8 A. M.
Thuja, has aggravation of chill; headache and rheumatism; pressing in vertex from 3 to 4 A. M.; chill at 3 A. M.
The following also have less marked aggravation after midnight:
Bryonia, < 3 to 6 A. M.
Calcarea carb., worse from 2 to 3 A. M.; sweat and cannot sleep after 3 A. M.
Gelsemium, has dreams; enuresis and leucorrhoea.
Mercurius, has thirst, ptyalism with nausea; heat with violent thirst for cold drinks, worse after midnight.
Sulphur, has aggravation at 4 and 5 A. M.; sweat after waking from 6 to 7 A. M.; cough until 2 A. M.

Aggravation After Sleep.

Is found in the following fourteen remedies:
Aconite, Apis, Arnica, Arsenicum, Carbo veg., Causticum, Hepar, LACH., Lycopodium, Phosphorus, Phosphorus ac., Pulsatilla, Rhus., SULPH.

Your leaders under this rubric will be:

Lachesis, where there is general aggravation after sleep and where complaints come on during sleep.
Sulphur, starts and screams after sleep; wakens frightened; diarrhoea after sleep.
The following have aggravation after sleep in the second degree:
Aconite, on going to sleep fever becomes intolerable; starts from nightmare.
Apis, sleeps into <; wakes weary. Starts from sleep suddenly with great anxiety.
Arnica, paralyzed on right side; < after a long sleep; unrefreshed by sleep.
Arsenicum, starts from sleep and is weary after sleep.
Carbo veg., has aggravation of coldness of feet and legs after sleep.
Causticum, is worse on awaking; must sit up; cramps in heels after sleep;
Hepar, fright during and suffocation after sleep.
Lycopodium, is hungry and unrefreshed; cross; kicks and scolds after sleep.
Phosphoric acid, has sad thoughts; dry heat and hunger after sleep.
Phosphorus, is anxious and unrefreshed.
Pulsatilla, has indigestion and is languid and unrefreshed after sleep.
Rhus tox., is anxious, weak, restless, trembling, and it seems as if he had not slept.

Aggravation from Pressure.

Is found in the following twelve remedies:
APIS, Arsenicum, Carbo veg., HEP., LACH., LYC., Mercurius, Nat. mur., Nit. ac., Nux v., SIL., STAPH.

Your leaders will be:

Apis, is sensitive to light touch, cannot bear the sheet to touch skin; every hair is painful; child stiffens when touched.
Hepar, has dread of contact and extreme sensitiveness; scalp, eye, renal region, muscles of neck and external throat are aggravated from pressure.
Lachesis, is worse from slightest touch; pressure produces black and blue marks; pressure on larynx causes cough; throat and abdomen sensitive. (Sometimes firm pressure > when light touch is not tolerated.)
Lycopodium, is sensitive to pressure in all soft parts; tight clothes and weight of clothes aggravate; liver specially sensitive.
Silicea, cannot tolerate pressure below floating ribs; scalp and pit of stomach worse from pressure; parts on which he lies go to sleep. Touch aggravates drawing in head, toothache, eye, liver, vagina, and pain in elbows.
Staphisagria, neuralgia of scalp, ovary and ulcers, are worse from pressure; touch aggravates drawing in head, toothache, ulcers and knee-joint.
Particulars under following are aggravated from pressure in second
Arsenicum, has scalp, stomach and abdominal symptoms aggravated from pressure.
Carbo veg., the scalp, liver and perineum are aggravated.
Mercurius, has aggravation of head, teeth, gums, stomach, liver, bladder, spine, ulcers and bone pains.
Natrum mur., must loosen clothing; touching hair causes it to fall out; nose, jaw, teeth, epigastrium and spine are aggravated.
Nitric acid, condylomata bleed when touched; eruption, iritis, teeth, abdomen, anus and ulcer are worse from touch.
Nux vomica, tight clothing aggravates soreness over liver; touching with the hand brings on spasm; stomach, liver, scalp and abdomen are aggravated by pressure.

Relief from Pressure.

Is found in the following ten remedies:
Apis, BRY., CHINA, COLOC., DROS., Dulcamara, Graphites, PULS., Rhus., SIL.

Your leaders for this amelioration will be:

Bryonia, has general relief from pressure.
China, has a drawing headache and pressure from middle of sternum, which is relieved; pressure in region of liver relieved by bending body forward.
Colocynth, is relieved by firm, hard, pressure.
Drosera, hold chest firmly when coughing or sneezing; pain in face, stomach, and stitches in chest relieved by pressure.
Pulsatilla, hard rubbing relieves; headache, left chest, pains in arm and throbbing in arteries, relieved by pressure.
Silicea, while many of the pains are worse from touch and pressure the headache is relieved by hard pressure or by tying the head tightly.
The following particulars are relieved by pressure:
Apis, has a headache relieved by pressure while all other symptoms are worse.
Dulcamara, the pains in chest and stitches in back are relieved.
Graphites, has a colic relieved by pressure, although the liver and abdomen are worse from tight clothing and pressure.
Rhus tox., has a sciatica relieved by rubbing; pain in back, right
nates, crest of left ilium, hip and legs are relieved.


The following twenty-one remedies have thirst in the first or second degree:
ACON., Arnica, ARS., Belladonna, BRY., CALC., CHAM., CHINA, DIG., Hyoscyamus, Lachesis, MERC., NAT. MUR., Acid nitricum, Nux v., PHOS., Podophyllum, RHUS., SULPH., SIL., VERAT. ALB.

This rubric is common to many disease conditions and to many remedies. If there is nothing to account for the thirst it is an important symptom, but if the patient is running a high temperature, or is working in the heat, or has a disease like diabetes it would be a common thing for him to be thirsty, and under such circumstances your symptoms of thirst would have no place in your symptom picture.

Your leaders for general and particular thirst symptoms will be:

Aconite, has a burning, unquenchable thirst and desires bitter drinks, wine, brandy and beer.
Arsenicum, wants cold water a little and often; burning, unquenchable, thirst during sweat; desires acids, coffee, milk, wine, beer and brandy.
Bryonia, has a great thirst with internal heat; wants large drinks at long intervals; warm drinks relieve.
Calcarea carb., has a thirst which drinking does not relieve, worse at night; desires cold drinks and acids.
Chamomilla, has thirst for cold water and weakness and nausea after drinking coffee; toothache relieved by hot water; desires acids.
China, has thirst before or after chill and during sweat; wants to drink little and often.
Digitalis, has a continuous thirst with dry lips; desires sour and bitter drinks.
Mercurius, has a moist tongue with burning thirst for cold drinks.
Natrum mur., has a constant thirst without desire to drink, worse in the evening; longing for bitter, sour things and for milk, with aversion to coffee.
Phosphorus, wants very cold drinks; his stomach is relieved by them until they become warm, when they are vomited. Desire for refreshing drinks, with aversion to boiled milk, coffee and tea.
Rhus tox., has a dry throat at night and wants only cold drinks.
Silicea, has want of appetite but excessive thirst; desires cold drinks.
Sulphur, drinks much and eats little; violent thirst for ale and beer.
Veratrum alb., wants everything ice cold, little and often; desires cold drinks.
The following remedies will be of use when their particular thirst is present.
Arnica, has a thirst for cold water without fever; constant desire for vinegar.
Belladonna, great thirst, but drinking suffocates; desires lemonade.
Hyoscyamus, has a dread of water; unquenchable thirst with inability to swallow.
Lachesis, constant thirst, but is afraid to drink; disgust for drink.
Nitric acid, violent thirst in the morning.
Nux vomica, has thirst during chill; in morning; desire for beer and brandy.
Podophyllum, great thirst for large quantities of cold water.
Desires sour things.

Glen Irving Bidwell