Formica Rufa

Myrmexine, Crushed Live Ants, Formica
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HPUS indication of Formica Rufa: Restlessness
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Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while very dilute Formica Rufa may help, unprocessed Formica Rufa may be best avoided.

Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Formica Rufa in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.

  GENERAL

General

An Arthritic medicine. Gout and articular rheumatism; pains worse, motion; better, pressure. Right side most affected. Chronic gout and stiffness in joints. Acute outbursts of gouty poisons, especially when assuming the neuralgic forms. Tuberculosis, carcinoma, and lupus; chronic nephritis. Complaints from overlifting. Apoplectic diseases. Has a marked deterrent influence on the formation of polypi.

Dose

Sixth to thirtieth attenuation.

  MODALITIES ETC

Worse

WORSE, cold and cold washing, dampness, before a snowstorm.

Better

BETTER, warmth, Pressure, rubbing. Combing hair.

  MIND

Mind

Symptoms follow intense emotions; bad news

Excitement

after bad news

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; ecstatic; exhilaration

mirth, hilarity, liveliness, etc.

morose

unhappy; dwells on past disagreeable occurrences

Insecure, uncertain, scared; fear

fear; evening

Memory; forgetful

forgetful; in evening

weakness of memory

Restlessness, nervousness; night

  VERTIGO, DIZZINESS

Vertigo

Vertigo

Morning

Morning; in bed

While eating

During headache

On rising

After rising

Sitting

While writing

  HEAD

Brain feels too heavy and large

Sensation as if a bubble burst in forehead

Forgetful in the evening

Exhilarated

Coryza and Stopped-up feeling in nose

Rheumatic iritis

Nasal polypi.

Sensation of head bubbling; as if bubble bursting in forehead

Coldness; back of head (occiput); right side

Congestion (see pulsation)

fullness

Expanded sensation (see swollen); brain feels large

Hot

Headache

Headache with cracking in left ear

Heaviness (see pain; pressing)

Pain, headache; morning

morning; on waking

afternoon

evening

affected by certain foods and drinks (improved, brought on or aggravated); from coffee

from emotions; from becoming heated

from emotions; nervous

with stomach complaints

from certain movements; from stooping

recurring headache; noon to 10 p.m.

recurring headache; every day

earlier each day

rubbing head

in forehead

morning

afternoon

coughing

extending to other parts; back of head (occiput)

above eyes; noon

back of head (occiput)

evening

sides; after dinner

sides; after eating

temples

top of head (vertex)

evening

burning

cold bathing

cutting, darting, stabbing; temples

dull pain; forehead

piercing, stabbing (see cutting); temples

piercing, stabbing (see cutting); as from a nail; top of head (vertex)

shooting (see cutting, piercing, stabbing, shocks, stitches, etc.); temples

tearing, rending; back of head (occiput)

Scalp

Hair; falling

Pain, headache; combing the hair

Skin and scalp; itching

  EYES

Eyes

Coldness

Cornea (transparent part of eye); spots and specks, on cornea

triangular growth

Heaviness; lids

Inflammation

arthritic (gouty and rheumatic)

Itching; outer

Pain; morning

morning; on opening

morning; on waking

morning; working

cold water

aching

morning

boring

burning, smarting, gnawing, biting

back of the eyes

as from something in eye; like sand in eye

sore, bruised, tender; corner; outer

sore, bruised, tender; lids

stitching, sudden, sharp

Twitching; lids; right

Ulceration; cornea (transparent part of eye)

Vision

Dim

Foggy

  EARS

Ear

Ringing and buzzing

Cracking in left ear with headache

Parts around ear feel swollen

Polypi.

Coldness; behind right ear

Itching; in ear

in ear; left

Noises in ear

buzzing

cracking

ringing

Pain

left

morning

afternoon

night; 10 p.m.

extending to other parts; extending to temples

aching

cutting

pressing

soreness; external ear

stitching, sudden, sharp

left

morning

afternoon

night; 10 p.m.

on waking

Swelling; about the ear

Hearing

Impaired

  FACE

Face

Heat

Lips; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed); corners of mouth

Paralysis

left

Stiffness, muscles; lower jaw

  NOSE

Nose

Catarrh

Skin or lining of nose; polyp (growth up nose)

Discharge

Running or blocked nose (coryza); running, wet

Sneezing

  MOUTH

Gums and teeth

Teeth; sensation of elongated teeth

pain; left

pain; afternoon

Tongue

Pain; sore; tongue; back part

stitching, sudden, sharp; tongue; tip

Taste

Taste; offensive

  THROAT

Throat

Sensation of coldness; as from peppermint

Inflammation; left

Irritation; larynx

Mucus; larynx

larynx; ejected with difficulty

Pain; swallowing; on swallowing

sore

left

morning

extending to ears

Swallowing; difficult

External throat; goitre

itching

pain; burning; sides

left

pain; pressing; sides

pain; sudden, sharp; sides

  CHEST

Chest

Breast; milk; absent

Constriction, tension; during cough

Heart; palpitations

palpitations; afternoon

Movements in and of chest; fluttering

fluttering; afternoon; during headache

Pain; sides; right

sides; afternoon

sore, bruised; arm pit

stitching, sudden, sharp; breast; nipple; left

stitching, sudden, sharp; sides; right

Skin; itching; arm pit

itching; arm pit; morning

itching; nipples

Respiration

Hoarseness, with dry, sore throat; cough worse at night, with aching in forehead and constrictive pain in chest; pleuritic pains.

Pain; when breathing; breathing deeply

sides; when breathing; with deep breathing

stitching, sudden, sharp; sides; breathing deeply

  COUGH

Cough

Night; hysterical attack of cough, followed by crying

Dry cough

night

Sensations in throat and air passages (either from coughing, or causing coughing); from irritation in air passages; in larynx

Movement

Tedious

Tight

Violent

  SKIN

Skin

Red, itching and burning

Nettle-rash

Nodes around joints ( Ammonium Phosphoricum Ammo">Ammon)

Phos.) Profuse sweat without relief.

Itching; scratching

Out-breaks on skin; leprosy

  BACK AND NECK

Neck

Pain; neck

neck; evening

when looking up

neck; on moving head

neck; while travelling

neck; extending to other parts; upward

as though the back would break; neck

as if broken; neck; as if it would break in two; worse left side when travelling

Stiffness; neck

Back

Pain

lumbar (lower half of back); morning; in bed

lumbar (lower half of back); morning; after rising from bed

lumbar (lower half of back); hips

attachment of muscles

sacrum (base of spine)

during movement

while walking

pressing; lumbar (lower half of back); morning; after rising

stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting

lumbar (lower half of back)

Skin; itching; shoulder blades

  ABDOMEN

Abdomen

Stomach; Constant pressure at the cardiac end of the stomach, and a burning pain there

Pain shift from stomach to vertex

Gas cannot be passed.

Abdomen and Stool.

Pain in bowels before stool, with shuddering chilliness

Constriction in the anus

Drawing pain Around navel before stool.

Sensation as if diarrhoea would come on

Enlarged; rear of abdomen (mesenteries)

Heat

Noises from abdomen; rumbling; morning; on waking

rumbling; before stool

rumbling; during stool

Pain; as if diarrhoea would come on

in women; during period

before stool

region of hip; crest of hip

liver

jarring

spleen

cramping, griping; during period

sudden, sharp (sticking, etc.); behind lower ribs

right

on breathing in; deeply

sudden, sharp (sticking, etc.); liver

Skin; itching

itching; groin region

Sense of weakness; during stool

Bladder; paralysis

Stomach; appetite; increased (hunger in general); evening; 9 p.m.

burping, belching; fluid

pain; cramping, griping, constricting; evening

Flatus

In the morning, difficult passages of small quantities of flatus; afterwards diarrhoea-like urging in the rectum

Nausea

Stomach; nausea; morning

nausea; night

nausea; during headache

Vomitting

Nausea, with headache, and vomiting of a yellowish bitter mucus

Stomach; vomiting; morning

vomiting; late morning; 9 a.m., during headache

vomiting; on coughing

vomiting; during headache

vomiting; on waking

vomiting; bitter

morning

morning; on waking

during headache

vomiting; mucus; morning; on waking

vomiting; yellow

morning

with headache

  RECTUM, ANUS, STOOL

Rectum

Constriction, contraction, closure, etc.

after stool

Diarrhoea; daytime only

morning; waking with urging

night; 4 a.m.

in children

after eating

Sensation as before diarrhoea

Flatulence; offensive

Heat; during stool

Pain; pressing (pressure)

urge to stool, or urinate, but producing nothing; during diarrhoea

urge to stool, or urinate, but producing nothing; during stool

Urging, desire to stool (see pain; urge to stool, or urinate, but producing nothing); during stool

urge to stool, or urinate, but producing nothing); after stool

Worm; tape worm (flat worm)

Stool

Like balls

Hard

Pasty, mushy

Small (see long and narrow)

Soft

White

  GENITALS ETC

Urine

Bloody, albuminous, with much urging; quantities of urates.

Copious

Male

Male; itching; scrotum

jerking in penis

thick emission from penis

swelling; penis; hot

swelling; penis; foreskin

Genitals

Sexual; Seminal emissions; weakness

Slothful to venery.”

Male; as if asleep

as if asleep; on walking up stairs

erections; incomplete

during sexual intercourse

erections; while riding

erections; after urinating

numbness

ejaculation; incomplete

prostate gland; jerking in region of prostate gland

prostate gland; quivering, nervous

prostate gland; twitching

Female; sexual intercourse; desire increased

Menses

period; bright-red

period; frequent

period; pale

period; scanty

  EXTREMITIES, LIMBS

Extremities, limbs

Rheumatic pains; stiff and contracted joints

Muscles feel strained and torn from their attachment

Weakness of lower extremities

Paraplegia

Pain in hips

Rheumatism comes on with suddenness and restlessness

sweat does not relieve

Relief after midnight and from rubbing.

Arthritic nodules

Coldness; lower limbs; foot

Contraction of muscles and tendons; joints

Cramps; hip; during period

foot

night

sole

sole; morning, 3 a.m.

Hands and feet; nails; flaking off

Heat; hand

Inflammation; upper limbs; skin erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour)

Movements and positions; lameness

Numbness (see tingling); upper limbs; travelling

hand; travelling

hand; on waking

Pain

during chill

rheumatic

with perspiration

wandering, shifting

joints; gouty

joints; pressure

joints; rheumatic

joints; wandering

upper limbs

left; to right

shoulder; rheumatic

upper arm

elbow

rheumatic

forearm; rheumatic

forearm; ulna (bone, opposite side to thumb)

wrist

rheumatic

hand; on movement

hip

rheumatic

thigh

knee

rheumatic

on walking

lower leg

ankle

toes; third toe

toes; fourth toe

aching; bones

burning; hand; palm

burning; foot; toes; first toe (large toe)

night

cutting; knee

night

pulling; upper limbs

pulling downward

shooting (see stitching, sudden, sharp); shoulder

shooting (see stitching, sudden, sharp); forearm

shooting (see stitching, sudden, sharp); hand

shooting (see stitching, sudden, sharp); hip

evening; 7 p.m.

shooting (see stitching, sudden, sharp); thigh

noon

extending downward

sore, bruised; lower limbs

sore, bruised; hip

night; in bed

stitching, sudden, sharp; upper limbs

stitching, sudden, sharp; shoulder

stitching, sudden, sharp; upper arm

afternoon

stitching, sudden, sharp; forearm

stitching, sudden, sharp; hand

stitching, sudden, sharp; hip

stitching, sudden, sharp; thigh

noon

stitching, sudden, sharp; ankle

stitching, sudden, sharp; toes; first toe (large toe)

night

tearing

left arm and leg

upper limbs

upper limbs; night; 10 p.m.

fingers; second finger

leg; night; 10 p.m.

Paralysis

lower limbs

Perspiration; foot; suppressed

Restlessness; lower limbs; hip, while sitting

lower limbs; thigh

while sitting

Skin; itching; upper limbs

itching; upper limbs; afternoon

itching; hand; palm

afternoon

out-break on skin; rash

out-break on skin; upper limbs; rash

out-break on skin; hand; palm; rash

suppurating (producing pus); fingers; nails (see felon); under

Stiffness; joints

Swollen; upper limbs

Tingling, prickling, asleep (see numbness); hand

hand; morning

hand; while riding

fingers

Weakness; leg

  FEVER AND CHILL

Fever and chill

At certain time of day or night; from 8 p.m.

  GENERALITIES

Fatigue

Lethargic, tired

Sleep and dreams

Disturbed

Dreams; amorous

funerals

vivid

Falling asleep; sitting

Interrupted

Sleepiness, tiredness

morning

afternoon

evening

while sitting

before a storm

Sleeplessness, insomnia

night; first part of night

Not refreshing

Waking; early

Yawning

afternoon; 1 p.m.

before stool

Convulsions

Convulsions

epileptic

Perspiration

From pains

Other symptoms worse while perspiring

Generalities

Morning

Open air

Bathing

Cold bathing

Constriction; of orifices

Eating and food; after breakfast

coffee

Faintness, fainting

Movement

movement of affected part

Pain; burning externally; bones

sore, bruised; externally

sore, bruised; morning

sudden, sharp; externally

Perspiration gives no relief

Pressure

Symptoms not symmetrical; right

Stretching

afternoon; 1 p.m.

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

cold, wet weather

Twitching; twitching, involuntary movements (chorea)

On waking

Walking

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness)

morning

evening

on waking