Ferrum MetallicumIron, Ferrum
Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while very dilute Ferrum Metallicum may help, unprocessed Ferrum Met is often best avoided.
Below are the strongest indications (i.e. symptoms) of Ferrum Met in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
Best adapted to young weakly persons, anaemic and chlorotic, with pseudo-plethora, who flush easily; cold extremities; Over-sensitiveness; worse after any active effort. Weakness from mere speaking or walking though LOOKING strong. PALLOR of skin, mucous membranes, face, alternating with flushes. Orgasms of blood to face, chest, head, lungs, etc. Irregular distribution of blood. Pseudo-plethora. Muscles flabby and relaxed.≡ show all authors ...
BETTER, walking slowly about. Better after rising. WORSE, while sweating; while sitting still. After cold washing and overheating. Midnight worse.≡ show all authors ...
Compare: Rumex Acetosa Rumex (similar in respiratory and digestive sphere and contains organic Ferrum Metallicum.) Ferrum Aceticum 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 N/A (sticky, excoriating leucorrhoea; uterus heavy and prolapsed, scalp feels numb). Ferrum Cyanatum N/A (neuroses with irritable weakness and hypersensitiveness, especially of a periodical character; Epilepsy; cardialgia, with nausea, flatulence, constipation, alternating with diarrhoea; chorea). Ferrum Magneticum Ferrum Magneticum (small warts on hands). Ferrum Muriaticum 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 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 N/A (cardialgia; heat at cardiac orifice of stomach). Ferrum Metallicum Protoxalatum (Anaemia). Use 1x trit.
Complementary: CHIN.; Alumina Alum.; HAMbetter
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Slight noises unbearable
Excited from slightest opposition
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; mood; alternating mood
unhappy; sadness, mental depression
forcing out of bed
tossing about in bed≡ more ...
Vertigo on seeing flowing water
from a seat
With obscuring of vision
While walking; when walking down≡ more ...
Ringing in ears before menses
Brain; insufficient oxygen to brain
Congestion (see pulsation)
from suppressed period
Hammering, pulsating, congestive headache; pain extends to teeth, with cold extremities
Pain in Back of head, with roaring in neck
Pain, headache; constant
constant; two or three days
must lie down
from certain movements; on moving head
recurring headache; every fourteen days; lasting two or three days
in forehead; hammering in forehead
in forehead; pulsating
Must take down the hair.≡ more ...
Watery, dull red; photophobia; letters run together.
Protrusion; protruding eye balls
Dim; during vertigo, dizziness≡ more ...
Fiery-red and Flushed from least pain, emotion, or exertion
red parts become white, bloodless and puffy.
Heat; during chill
Lips; discoloration; pale
Skin; discoloration; iron deficiency anaemia (greenish-yellow discoloration)
alternating with paleness
within definite boundaries
when in pain
discoloration; sickly colour
Swelling≡ more ...
Mucous membranes relaxed, boggy, anaemic, pale.
Nose bleed; alternating with spitting of blood
children≡ more ...
Gums and teeth
Pain in teeth; relieved by icy-cold water
Discoloration; gums; pale
Earthy, paste taste, like rotten eggs.≡ more ...
Heart; Palpitation; worse, movement
Sense of oppression
Pulse full, but soft and yielding; also, small and weak
heart suddenly bleeds into the blood vessels, and as suddenly draws a reflux, leaving pallor of surface.
Lungs; haemorrhage (see expectoration)
Chest Oppressed; breathing difficult
Surging of blood to chest
Cough dry, spasmodic
Hemoptysis ( Millefol.) With the cough pain in occiput.
walking; walking about slowly≡ more ...
Morning; after rising
Intermittent; after eating
Walking≡ more ...
Bloody, spitting of blood (see chest haemorrhage)
streaked with blood
Mucous; bloody≡ more ...
Pale; flushes rapidly; pits on pressure.
yellow, jaundice, etc.; spots
Abnormal growths; warts; waxy≡ more ...
Pain; when beginning to move
lumbar (lower half of back); while walking; walking slowly≡ more ...
Stomach; Voracious appetite, or absolute loss of appetite
Loathing of sour things
Attempts to eat bring on diarrhoea
intolerance of eggs
Distention and pressure in the stomach after eating
Heat and burning in stomach
Soreness of abdominal walls
Pain; lower part of abdomen; on movement
Bladder; urination; involuntary, incontinence; night, bed wetting
urination; involuntary, incontinence; while walking
Stomach; appetite; increased (hunger in general); alternating with loss of appetite
burping, belching; after eating
fullness; after eating
Spits up food by the mouthful ( Phosphorus Phos.) Eructations of food after eating, without nausea
Stomach; aversion to certain foods or drinks; all drinks
aversion to certain foods or drinks; all drinks; during headache
burping, belching; food (regurgitation)
burping, belching; tasting like food
vomiting; food; night; midnight
vomiting; food; before chill
Nausea and vomiting after eating
Vomiting immediately after eating
vomiting after midnight
Stomach; vomiting; night
vomiting; night; after midnight
vomiting; while eating, sudden vomit attack
vomiting; after eating; egg
vomiting; blood≡ more ...
Diarrhoea; after certain foods or drinks; from drinking water
Flatulence; during stool
Undigested, at night, while eating or drinking, painless
Ineffectual urging; stool hard, followed by backache or cramping pain in rectum; prolapsus recti; itching of anus, especially young children.
Food appears to be passed undigested (lientery)
night≡ more ...
Involuntary; worse daytime
Tickling in urethra extending to bladder.
Prolapse of vagina.
Female; vaginal discharge; strong and sharp (acrid), wearing away skin
Discharge of long pieces from uterus
Women who are weak, delicate, chlorotic, yet have a fiery-red face
Tendency to abortion
Female; metrorrhagia (non-menstrual bleeding)
Menses remit a day or two, and then return
Menses too early, too profuse, last too long; pale, watery
Female; period; amenorrhoea (suppression or absence of period)
period; thin≡ more ...
Rheumatism of the shoulder
Dropsy after loss of vital fluids
Lumbago; better, slow walking
Pain in hip-joint, tibia, soles, and heel.
Coldness; upper limbs; hands
lower limbs; foot
Movements and positions; irresistible desire to bend arm
lameness; upper limbs; right
Pain; on beginning to move
upper limbs; raising arm
upper limbs; rheumatic
putting the arm behind
upper arm; rheumatic
upper arm; deltoid region (by top muscle of arm)
lower limbs; night; before midnight
lower limbs; movement
lower limbs; sciatica (pain radiating from back along back of thigh); movement
lower limbs; sciatica (pain radiating from back along back of thigh); walking
lower limbs; walking
stitching, sudden, sharp; shoulder
cannot raise arm
lower limbs; leg
Skin; chicken pox (see swelling); leg; during pregnancy
Weakness≡ more ...
Fever and chill
General coldness of extremities; head and face hot
Chill at 4 a.m
Heat in palms and soles
Profuse, debilitating sweat.
Morning; 3 a.m., on waking
violent chill with thirst and red face
Chilliness (see also whole body; temperature)
Shaking, shivering, rigors
At certain time of day or night; from 3 a.m.
Violent chill; with red face and thirst
Desire to uncover≡ more ...
Injuries and accidents
Poisoning; poisoning by quinine≡ more ...
Morning; in bed
Night; after midnight
During slight exertion (see walking)
as from iron deficiency - greenish yellow skin
Change of position
Blood vessels; congestion of blood
excited, rapid blood flow
veins and arteries swollen from inner pressure
varicose veins; during pregnancy
Eating and food; cold drinks
Emaciated (extremely thin)
Lying down; inclination to lie down
lying in bed
Movement; at beginning of movement
of affected part
Pain; pressing; externally
sudden, sharp; downward
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold feeling; lack of vital heat
Walking; beginning of walk
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness)
Weariness (see weakness)≡ more ...