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Ferrum Metallicum - Generalities 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.


After sleep
After sleep

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

Aversion to movement

Aversion to open air

Becoming heated

Blood vessels; blue discoloration (from lack of oxygen in blood)
Blood vessels; congestion of 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; varicose veins
Blood vessels; varicose veins; during pregnancy
Blood vessels; veins and arteries swollen from inner pressure

Bones; decay of bone
Bones; slow repair of broken bones
Bones; softening of bones

Catalepsy (dazed, allows others to position limbs)

Change of position

Change of weather; cold to warm

Constriction; externally
Constriction; internally
Constriction; of orifices

Convulsions; continuous contraction
Convulsions; epileptic
Convulsions; internal
Convulsions; with falling; forward
Convulsions; without consciousness




During sleep

Eating and food; after breakfast
Eating and food; after eating
Eating and food; after eating
Eating and food; beer
Eating and food; before eating
Eating and food; butter
Eating and food; cold drinks
Eating and food; eating
Eating and food; eggs
Eating and food; fat
Eating and food; from hunger
Eating and food; fruit
Eating and food; hot
Eating and food; meat
Eating and food; rich
Eating and food; sour
Eating and food; symptoms while fasting
Eating and food; tea
Eating and food; tea
Eating and food; vinegar
Eating and food; warm food
Eating and food; while eating

Emaciated (extremely thin)


Extreme emotion

Faintness, fainting
Faintness, fainting; while walking

Flabby feeling

Fluid build up; excess of blood, or other fluids
Fluid build up; external
Fluid build up; internal

Formication (like insects crawling around); external parts

Full feeling; internally

General physical anxiety


Heaviness; externally
Heaviness; internally

In winter

In women; symptoms after period
In women; symptoms before period
In women; symptoms during period
In women; symptoms when breast feeding children

Inflammation; externally
Inflammation; hair follicles
Inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation)
Inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation); glands
Inflammation; internally
Inflammation; thin, watery membranes

Jar, stepping

Jerking; muscles

Lack of irritability

Lack of reaction

Late morning

Lethargic, tired

Lying down; after lying down
Lying down; inclination to lie down
Lying down; lying down
Lying down; lying down
Lying down; lying in bed
Lying down; lying in bed
Lying down; lying on back
Lying down; lying on side



Movement; at beginning of movement
Movement; continued movement
Movement; of affected part

Mucous secretions increased


Night; 2 a.m.
Night; after midnight
Night; before midnight

Numbness; externally
Numbness; internally
Numbness; internally; in single parts
Numbness; internally; of suffering parts


On first sitting down

On waking

Open air

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; as from load
Pain; pressing; externally
Pain; pressing; from within outward
Pain; pressing; internally
Pain; pressing; together
Pain; sore, bruised; externally
Pain; sore, bruised; internally
Pain; sudden, sharp; downward
Pain; sudden, sharp; externally
Pain; sudden, sharp; internally
Pain; sudden, sharp; muscles
Pain; tearing; as if tearing apart
Pain; tearing; bones
Pain; tearing; downward
Pain; tearing; externally
Pain; tearing; glands
Pain; tearing; internally
Pain; tearing; muscles
Pain; twinging
Pain; ulcerative; externally

Paralysis; painless

Periodic, recurring

Perspiration gives no relief

Physical exertion

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; hard
Pulse; imperceptible
Pulse; imperceptible; almost
Pulse; intermittent
Pulse; slow
Pulse; small
Pulse; soft
Pulse; tense

Relaxation of muscles




Sensation of plug; internally

Sensation of water, dashing against inner parts

Sensitive; bed feels hard
Sensitive; excessive physical irritability
Sensitive; externally
Sensitive; internally
Sensitive; to pain


Sour wine


Straining of muscles and tendons, from lifting

Stretching; morning

Swelling; bones
Swelling; glands
Swelling; in general
Swelling; of affected parts
Swelling; puffy

Symptoms after sexual intercourse; symptoms after sexual excesses

Symptoms during sexual intercourse

Symptoms from masturbation

Symptoms from suppression of perspiration

Symptoms not symmetrical; crosswise, left lower and right upper
Symptoms not symmetrical; left
Symptoms not symmetrical; symptoms on one side

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); after becoming cold
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold air
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold feeling; lack of vital heat
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold in general
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold, wet weather
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); entering a cold place
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); from becoming cold
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); tendency to catch cold

Tension; externally
Tension; internally



Trembling; after emotions
Trembling; externally
Trembling; on slight physical exertion

Twitching; twitching, involuntary movements (chorea)


Walking down stairs




Walking; beginning of walk
Walking; walking slowly

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness)
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); after sleep
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); afternoon
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); afternoon; after sleep
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); alternating with trembling
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); before period
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); during fever
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); during period
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); evening
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); exertion
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from diarrhoea
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from perspiration
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from perspiration; night
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from slight exertion
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from talking
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); in open air
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); morning; on rising
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); on waking
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); paralytic
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); walking
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); walking; in open air
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); walking; slowly

Weariness (see weakness)

Wet weather

When asleep long

While sitting

While travelling

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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.