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Ferrum Met
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Ferrum Metallicum

Iron, Ferrum


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Available in 4C-30C, 200C, 8X-30X, 200X, 1M-10M, CM from $6.50
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HPUS indication: Weakness

Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while the very dilute homeopathic remedy may help, the raw product is often best avoided.

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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  GENERAL

General

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.

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  MODALITIES ETC

Worse

BETTER, walking slowly about. Better after rising. WORSE, while sweating; while sitting still. After cold washing and overheating. Midnight worse.

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  RELATIONSHIPS

Relations

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.

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  MIND

Mind

Irritability

Slight noises unbearable

Excited from slightest opposition

Sanguine temperament.

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; mood; alternating mood

unhappy; sadness, mental depression

Restlessness, nervousness

forcing out of bed

tossing about in bed

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  VERTIGO, DIZZINESS

Vertigo, dizziness

With nausea

On rising

from bed

from a seat

from stooping

With obscuring of vision

While walking; when walking down

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  HEAD

Head

Vertigo on seeing flowing water

Stinging headache

Ringing in ears before menses

Hammering, pulsating, congestive headache; pain extends to teeth, with cold extremities

Pain in Back of head, with roaring in neck

Scalp painful

Must take down the hair.

Brain; insufficient oxygen to brain

Congestion (see pulsation)

from suppressed period

Pain, headache; constant

constant; two or three days

hammering pain

must lie down

from certain movements; on moving head

recurring headache; every fourteen days; lasting two or three days

pressure

pulsating

in forehead; hammering in forehead

in forehead; pulsating

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  EYE

Eye

Watery, dull red; photophobia; letters run together.

Protrusion; protruding eye balls

Vision

Dim; during vertigo, dizziness

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  EAR

Ear

Noises in ear; ringing; during period

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  NOSE

Nose

Mucous membranes relaxed, boggy, anaemic, pale.

Nose bleed; alternating with spitting of blood

children

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  FACE

Face

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)

discoloration; earthy

discoloration; pale

flushes easily

discoloration; red

alternating with paleness

during chill

within definite boundaries

excitement

after exertion

without fever

when in pain

discoloration; sickly colour

discoloration; yellow

Swelling

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  MOUTH

Mouth

Pain in teeth; relieved by icy-cold water

Earthy, paste taste, like rotten eggs.

Discoloration; gums; pale

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  SKIN

Skin

Pale; flushes rapidly; pits on pressure.

Discoloration; pale

yellow, jaundice, etc.; spots

Abnormal growths; warts; waxy

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  CHEST

Chest

Heart; Palpitation; worse, movement

Sense of oppression

Anaemic murmur

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)

Murmurs

Oppressed feeling

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  COUGH

Cough

Morning; after rising

Movement

Intermittent; after eating

Walking

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  EXPECTORATION

Expectoration

Bloody, spitting of blood (see chest haemorrhage)

streaked with blood

Mucous; bloody

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  RESPIRATION

Respiration

Chest Oppressed; breathing difficult

Surging of blood to chest

Hoarseness

Cough dry, spasmodic

Hemoptysis ( Millefol.) With the cough pain in occiput.

Difficult (dyspnea)

movement

walking; walking about slowly

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  BACK

Back

Pain; when beginning to move

walking slowly

lumbar (lower half of back); while walking; walking slowly

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  ABDOMEN

Abdomen

Stomach; Voracious appetite, or absolute loss of appetite

Loathing of sour things

Attempts to eat bring on diarrhoea

Spits up food by the mouthful ( Phos.) Eructations of food after eating, without nausea

Nausea and vomiting after eating

Vomiting immediately after eating

vomiting after midnight

intolerance of eggs

Distention and pressure in the stomach after eating

Heat and burning in stomach

Soreness of abdominal walls

Flatulent dyspepsia.

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

aversion to certain foods or drinks; all drinks

during headache

burping, belching; after eating

burping, belching; food (regurgitation)

after eating

burping, belching; tasting like food

fullness; after eating

ery little

pulsation

vomiting; night

after midnight

vomiting; while eating, sudden vomit attack

vomiting; after eating; egg

vomiting; blood

vomiting; food; night; midnight

vomiting; food; before chill

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  RECTUM

Rectum

Diarrhoea; after certain foods or drinks; from drinking water

while teething

while eating

movement

painless

Flatulence; during stool

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  STOOL

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

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  URINE

Urine

Involuntary; worse daytime

Tickling in urethra extending to bladder.

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  GENITALS

Genitals

Female; Menses remit a day or two, and then return

Discharge of long pieces from uterus

Women who are weak, delicate, chlorotic, yet have a fiery-red face

Menses too early, too profuse, last too long; pale, watery

Sensitive vagina

Tendency to abortion

Prolapse of vagina.

Female; vaginal discharge; strong and sharp (acrid), wearing away skin

period; amenorrhoea (suppression or absence of period)

period; copious

period; frequent

period; pale

period; protracted

period; thin

metrorrhagia (non-menstrual bleeding)

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  EXTREMITIES, LIMBS

Extremities, limbs

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

shoulder

movement

putting the arm behind

rheumatic

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

thigh; movement

stitching, sudden, sharp; shoulder

tearing; shoulder

cannot raise arm

Restlessness

lower limbs; leg

Skin; chicken pox (see swelling); leg; during pregnancy

Weakness

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  FEVER AND CHILL

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

Afternoon

violent chill with thirst and red face

Night

In bed

Chilliness (see also whole body; temperature)

Shaking, shivering, rigors

afternoon

At certain time of day or night; from 3 a.m.

Violent chill; with red face and thirst

Intermittent, chronic

Relapsing

Desire to uncover

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  PERSPIRATION

Perspiration

Daytime

Morning

Morning; in bed

during sleep

Late morning

Night; after midnight

During anxiety

In bed

Clammy

Cold

During slight exertion (see walking)

Long-lasting

While lying

On movement

Profuse

morning

in bed

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  INJURIES AND ACCIDENTS

Injuries and accidents

Poisoning; poisoning by quinine

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  GENERALITIES

Generalities

Night

Anaemia

after haemorrhage

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

fat

Emaciated (extremely thin)

Haemorrhage

Lethargic, tired

Lying down; inclination to lie down

lying down

lying in bed

Movement; at beginning of movement

of affected part

continued movement

Obesity

Pain; pressing; externally

sudden, sharp; downward

Pulsation

internally

Swelling; puffy

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

Walking; beginning of walk

walking slowly

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness)

from perspiration

walking

Weariness (see weakness)

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