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Below are the strongest indications of Folliculinum based on traditional homeopathic usage. Indications have not been reviewed by the FDA. If symptoms persist always consult a medical professional.
PHARMACY - Foll. Folliculinum. Trituration. Historical dose: All potencies. Planets: Moon, Venus.
HISTORY - A female remedy, affecting primarily the female hormonal system. Folliculin in a homeopathic dilution could be indicated in pre-menstrual syndrome, as well as for all the functional symptoms present in a patient. Folliculin in low potencies of 3x and 4c is an arouser to be given in cases of amenorrhea and insufficient menstruation. In 7c, it is a regulator. In 9c, it is a restrainer and a dose should be given either towards the tenth day of the cycle, when the pains predominate on the 14th day or 5 days before the beginning of menstruation, when the discomforts are predominant before the arrival of menses.
HOMEOPATHIC -- Worse before menses. Pre-menstrual syndrome. Pre-menstrual migraines. Weight gain without excessive eating, worse before menses or during ovulation. Frequent ecchymosis, bruises very easily. Acne on the face and seborrhea of the nostrils. Hypersensitive to heat, noise and contact. Congestive headaches, either with redness of the face or the opposite with pallor, but still with the sensation of chilliness at the limbs.
CLINICAL - Acne. Backache. Cystitis. Headaches. Mastitis. Migraines. Pre-menstrual syndrome. Seborrhea.
Modalities - Ameliorated after the third day of menses with movement. Better fresh air. Folliculin shows aggravation before menses. Worse during ovulation from heat and from resting. Worse before menses.
MIND - Alternation of excitability and depression, worse before menses. Extreme instability with anguish, worse at nightfall. Sexual hyper-excitability. Fixed ideas of a sexual nature. Irritable and sensitive before the menses.
Abdomen - Abdominal meteorism, worse three or four days before menses. Liver swollen, soft and hypertrophic.
Back - Lumbar pains, worse during ovulation. Backache before menses.
Bladder - Recurring cystitis in women.
Breasts - Breasts enormous, swollen, cannot bear being constricted or touched. The pain is ameliorated or disappears with menses. Congestive mastitis.
Female - Vulvar pruritus, worse before menses. Small losses of blood during ovulation. Menses prolonged, blood bright red with clotting. Menses painful for the first few days. Yellow or brownish discharge, sometimes blood streaked, between menses, especially during ovulation. Uterus is fibrous with metrorrhagia. Congestion, pre-menstrual pains.
Heart - Tachycardia. Palpitations with faintness. Sensation of constriction around the heart with feeling of a bar in the precordial region, spreading to the left arm.
Lungs - Need for fresh air. Takes large breaths of air and sighs deeply. Fitful cough, worse when in company with sensation of constriction around the heart.
Nose - Coryza with headache and profuse discharge. Hay fever.
Rectum - Feeling of heaviness in the rectum. Chronic constipation, sometimes alternation of constipation and diarrhea.
Skin - Acne on the face and seborrhea of the nostrils. Dry eczema, worse during ovulation, before menses. Dry eruption at the limbs of the fingers with splitting and chapping of the skin. Alopecia in women. Swelling with edema of the conjunctiva tissue.
Stomach - Indigestion. Nausea with vomiting. Pre-menstrual pain in the right hypochondrium.
Throat - Swallowing of liquids very painful. Cannot bear pressure on the pharynx.
RELATIONS - (1) The closest remedy is Lach. Like this remedy, it has: Alternating excitability and depression, extreme sensitivity to contact, amelioration by menstrual flow. But, unlike Lachesis, we do not find: Laterality or aggravation from sleep, but, on the contrary, aggravation during ovulation. (2) Sepia, Lac-c., Puls., Kali-c.
SOURCES - Julian.
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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.