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Ferrum Metallicum - Generalities symptoms

Iron, Ferrum

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HPUS indication: Weakness

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

Materia Medica Sources
H.C. Allen - no Ferrum Metallicum
T.F. AllenBoenninghausenBoerickeBogerClarke  
Hahnemann - no Ferrum Metallicum
HeringKent Lectures  
Kent New remedies - no Ferrum Metallicum
Reversed & reworded Kent repertory  
Morrel - no Ferrum Metallicum
Nash - no Ferrum Metallicum
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Late morning




Night; before midnight

Night; after midnight

Night; 2 a.m.

Aversion to open air


Open air


Anaemia; after haemorrhage

Anaemia; as from iron deficiency - greenish yellow skin

Anaemia; as from iron deficiency - greenish yellow skin; in winter

General physical anxiety

Extreme emotion

Change of position

Change of weather; cold to warm

Becoming heated

Blood vessels; congestion of blood

Blood vessels; blue discoloration (from lack of oxygen in blood)

Blood vessels; excited, rapid blood flow

Blood vessels; excited, rapid blood flow; from nervousness

Blood vessels; septicaemia (blood poisoning - chills, fever, must lie down, inflammed lungs, liver, kidneys and other organs)

Blood vessels; veins and arteries swollen from inner pressure

Blood vessels; varicose veins

Blood vessels; varicose veins; during pregnancy

Bones; decay of bone

Bones; softening of bones

Bones; slow repair of broken bones

Catalepsy (dazed, allows others to position limbs)

Constriction; externally

Constriction; internally

Constriction; of orifices


Convulsions; without consciousness

Convulsions; epileptic

Convulsions; with falling; forward

Convulsions; internal

Convulsions; continuous contraction

Walking down stairs


Physical exertion

Eating and food; after breakfast

Eating and food; before eating

Eating and food; while eating

Eating and food; eating

Eating and food; after eating

Eating and food; symptoms while fasting

Eating and food; beer

Eating and food; butter

Eating and food; cold drinks

Eating and food; eggs

Eating and food; fat

Eating and food; fruit

Eating and food; hot

Eating and food; meat

Eating and food; rich

Eating and food; sour

Eating and food; tea

Eating and food; vinegar

Eating and food; warm food

Eating and food; from hunger

Emaciated (extremely thin)

Faintness, fainting

Faintness, fainting; while walking

Flabby feeling

Fluid build up; external

Fluid build up; internal

Fluid build up; excess of blood, or other fluids

Formication (like insects crawling around); external parts

Full feeling; internally


Heaviness; externally

Heaviness; internally

Inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation)

Inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation); glands

Inflammation; externally

Inflammation; internally

Inflammation; hair follicles

Inflammation; thin, watery membranes

Lack of irritability

Jar, stepping

Jerking; muscles

Lethargic, tired

Straining of muscles and tendons, from lifting

Lying down; inclination to lie down

Lying down; lying down

Lying down; after lying down

Lying down; lying on back

Lying down; lying in bed

Lying down; lying on side


Movement; at beginning of movement

Movement; of affected part

Movement; continued movement

Aversion to movement

Mucous secretions increased


Numbness; externally

Numbness; internally

Numbness; internally; in single parts

Numbness; internally; of suffering parts


Pain; appear suddenly

Pain; bones

Pain; burning externally

Pain; burning externally; as from being burnt

Pain; constricting; internally

Pain; cutting; internally

Pain; digging up (burrowing, rooting sensation)

Pain; gnawing, biting; externally

Pain; paralytic

Pain; pressing; externally

Pain; pressing; internally

Pain; pressing; as from load

Pain; pressing; together

Pain; pressing; from within outward

Pain; sore, bruised; externally

Pain; sore, bruised; internally

Pain; sudden, sharp; externally

Pain; sudden, sharp; internally

Pain; sudden, sharp; downward

Pain; sudden, sharp; muscles

Pain; tearing; externally

Pain; tearing; internally

Pain; tearing; as if tearing apart

Pain; tearing; downward

Pain; tearing; bones

Pain; tearing; glands

Pain; tearing; muscles

Pain; twinging

Pain; ulcerative; externally

Paralysis; painless

In women; symptoms before period

In women; symptoms during period

In women; symptoms after period

In women; symptoms when breast feeding children

Sensation of plug; internally

Periodic, recurring

Perspiration gives no relief

Symptoms from suppression of perspiration


Pulsation; externally; excitement

Pulsation; externally; exertion

Pulsation; externally; walking

Pulsation; internally

Pulse; abnormal

Pulse; frequent, accelerated, elevated, exalted, fast, innumerable, rapid

Pulse; frequent, accelerated, elevated, exalted, fast, innumerable, rapid; evening

Pulse; full

Pulse; hard

Pulse; imperceptible

Pulse; imperceptible; almost

Pulse; intermittent

Pulse; slow

Pulse; small

Pulse; soft

Pulse; tense

Lack of reaction

Relaxation of muscles

While travelling



Sensitive; bed feels hard

Sensitive; externally

Sensitive; internally

Sensitive; to pain

Sensitive; excessive physical irritability

Symptoms from masturbation

Symptoms during sexual intercourse

Symptoms after sexual intercourse; symptoms after sexual excesses

Symptoms not symmetrical; symptoms on one side

Symptoms not symmetrical; crosswise, left lower and right upper

Symptoms not symmetrical; left

While sitting


On first sitting down

During sleep

After sleep

When asleep long



Stretching; morning

Swelling; in general

Swelling; of affected parts

Swelling; puffy

Swelling; bones

Swelling; glands

Tension; externally

Tension; internally

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold feeling; lack of vital heat

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); hot feeling; flushes of heat

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); hot feeling; flushes of heat; evening; 8 p.m., with nausea

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); hot feeling; flushes of heat; upwards

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); hot feeling; sensation of heat; eating warm food

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold in general

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold air

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); from becoming cold

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); after becoming cold

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); entering a cold place

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); tendency to catch cold

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold, wet weather



Trembling; externally

Trembling; after emotions

Trembling; on slight physical exertion

Twitching; twitching, involuntary movements (chorea)


On waking


Walking; beginning of walk

Walking; walking slowly

Sensation of water, dashing against inner parts


Weakness (see lethargic, weariness)

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); morning; on rising

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); afternoon

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); afternoon; after sleep

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); evening

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); in open air

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); alternating with trembling

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from diarrhoea

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from slight exertion

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); exertion

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); during fever

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); before period

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); during period

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); paralytic

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from perspiration

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from perspiration; night

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); after sleep

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from talking

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); on waking

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); walking

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); walking; in open air

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); walking; slowly

Weariness (see weakness)

Wet weather

Sour wine

In winter

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