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Ferrum Metallicum - Chest symptoms

Iron, Ferrum

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HPUS label indication: Weakness

Below are the strongest indications of Ferrum Metallicum in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.

BETTER, walking slowly about. Better after rising. WORSE, while sweating; while sitting still. After cold washing and overheating. Midnight worse.
Antidotes: Ars.; Hep.
Complementary: CHIN.; Alum.; HAMbetter
Compare: Rumex (similar in respiratory and digestive sphere and contains organic Ferrum Metallicum.)
Ferrum Aceticum (alkaline urine in acute diseases. Pain in right deltoid. Epistaxis; especially adapted to thin, pale, weak children who grow rapidly and are easily exhausted; Varices of the feet; copious expectoration of greenish pus; asthma; worse, sitting still and lying; phthisis, constant cough, vomiting of food after eating, hemoptysis).
Ferrum Metallicum Arsenicum (enlarged liver and spleen, with fever; undigested stool; albuminuria.) Simple and pernicious anaemia and chlorosis. Skin dry. Eczema, psoriasis, impetigo. Use 3x trituration.)
Ferrum Bromatum (sticky, excoriating leucorrhoea; uterus heavy and prolapsed, scalp feels numb).
Ferrum Cyanatum (neuroses with irritable weakness and hypersensitiveness, especially of a periodical character; Epilepsy; cardialgia, with nausea, flatulence, constipation, alternating with diarrhoea; chorea).
Ferrum Magneticum (small warts on hands).
Ferrum Muriaticum ( Arrested menstruation; tendency to seminal emissions or copious urination at puberty; very dark, watery stools; diphtheria; phlegmonous erysipelas; pyelitis; hemoptysis of dark, clotty blood; dyspareunia; pain in Right shoulder, right elbow, and marked tendency to cramps and round red spots on cheeks; bright crystals in urine. Anaemia, 3x after meals. Tincture 1-5 drops 3 times daily for chronic interstitial nephritis.)
Ferrum Sulphuricum ( Watery and painless stools; menorrhagia, pressing, throbbing between periods with rush of blood to head. Basedow’s disease. Erethism ( Pain in gall-bladder; toothache; acidity; eructation of food in mouthfuls); Ferrum Metallicum Pernitricum (cough, with florid complexion); Ferrum Tartaricum (cardialgia; heat at cardiac orifice of stomach).
Ferrum Metallicum Protoxalatum (Anaemia). Use 1x trit. Compare also: Graph.; Mangan.; Cupr.


Pulse full, but soft and yielding; also, small and weak

Anaemic murmur

Anxiety; from exertion
Anxiety; region of heart

Bubbling sensation in blood (see heat flushes)


Congestion; night

Constriction, tension
Constriction, tension; covering of bed
Constriction, tension; from exertion
Constriction, tension; heart
Constriction, tension; lying down; head high
Constriction, tension; movement
Constriction, tension; night
Constriction, tension; night; in bed
Constriction, tension; walking
Constriction, tension; while breathing deep
Constriction, tension; while walking

Dry; chest

Fullness; walking

Heart; fatty degeneration of heart
Heart; hypertrophy of heart
Heart; palpitations
Heart; palpitations; after excitement
Heart; palpitations; after masturbation
Heart; palpitations; anxiety
Heart; palpitations; forced to move
Heart; palpitations; movement of arms
Heart; palpitations; movement; slow
Heart; palpitations; night
Heart; palpitations; night; in bed
Heart; palpitations; on movement
Heart; palpitations; walking slowly
Heart; palpitations; walking; rapidly
Heart; palpitations; while lying down
Heart; palpitations; while sitting
Heart; palpitations; while standing

Heat; flushes (see congestion)

Inflammation; heart; endocardium
Inflammation; lung lining; neglected
Inflammation; lungs
Inflammation; lungs; aged persons
Inflammation; lungs; pleura-pneumonia (affecting lung lining)

Lungs; empyema
Lungs; haemorrhage (see expectoration)
Lungs; haemorrhage (see expectoration); after exertion
Lungs; haemorrhage (see expectoration); coagulated
Lungs; haemorrhage (see expectoration); frothy, foaming
Lungs; haemorrhage (see expectoration); walking slowly.
Lungs; haemorrhage (see expectoration); women; after suppression of period
Lungs; lungs full of matter, so breathing difficult (hepatization)
Lungs; tuberculosis; acute
Lungs; tuberculosis; early stages
Lungs; tuberculosis; full of mucus
Lungs; tuberculosis; like flowers

Movements in and of chest; spasms of chest
Movements in and of chest; spasms of chest; cramp
Movements in and of chest; spasms of chest; cramp; movement
Movements in and of chest; spasms of chest; cramp; walking
Movements in and of chest; spasms of chest; exercise
Movements in and of chest; spasms of chest; walking


Numbness; collar bones

Oppressed feeling
Oppressed feeling; evening
Oppressed feeling; on breathing in
Oppressed feeling; on respiration

Pain; aching; sides
Pain; boring
Pain; burning; breast bone; after coughing
Pain; burning; during coughing
Pain; during a cough
Pain; heart
Pain; physical exertion
Pain; pressing; breast bone
Pain; pressing; sides; left
Pain; pulling
Pain; pulling; in the heart
Pain; sides
Pain; sides; from physical exertion
Pain; sides; left
Pain; sides; right
Pain; sides; when breathing; with deep breathing
Pain; sore, bruised
Pain; sore, bruised; collar bone; below
Pain; sore, bruised; from coughing
Pain; sore, bruised; when breathing in; when breathing in deeply
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; breast bone
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; breast bone; night in bed
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; coughing
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; extending to back
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; extending to shoulder blade
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; from physical exertion
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; sides; morning
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; sides; on physical exertion
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; sides; right
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; wandering
Pain; wandering
Pain; when breathing in

Skin; out-breaks on skin; rash

heart suddenly bleeds into the blood vessels, and as suddenly draws a reflux, leaving pallor of surface.

Heart; Palpitation; worse, movement

Sense of oppression
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Entries on a white background are from Boericke's Materia Medica. Entries on a green background are from a reversed Kent's repertory, with some alterations to modernise the language. Uses are based on traditional homeopathic practice and have not been reviewed by the FDA.