|Posted on Thursday, June 25, 2009 - 4:19 pm: || |
Has anyone had IV (intraveneous) Vitamin therapy? My doc is prescribing this for me and says it is well tolerated by people who are very sensitive (and she knows how sensitive I am). I am wondering if anyone here has had this done and or any info on it. Google didn't tell me much.
She says there are no preservatives or additives in the vitamin mix but I still wonder what source the vitamins derive from or how they are processed and what else could be in the mix (maybe just distilled water which is fine of course). There is no Vit C in the mix I am going to do (not sure why...didn't think to ask at the time).
|Posted on Friday, June 26, 2009 - 10:27 am: || |
I don't know what kind of doctor you are seeing or why the doc believes you need IV vitamin therapy but I just don't know. My first reaction was absolutely not, but on the other hand, maybe taking them in an IV would be much safer than ingesting them and maybe they would be absorbed better. I am just undecided now that I really think about it. I hope someone here has information about it first hand. That being said, I know that every one of us react differently to different things so you will have to try to decide based on your experiences up to now. The worst part of this whole experience is the constant uncertainty and having to learn what works the hard way. It would be so great to have a strict manual or regimen to follow, so please keep us updated on your decision and experience.
|Posted on Friday, June 26, 2009 - 12:47 pm: || |
Melinda, I have no first hand knowledge of IV vitamin therapy, but my friend who owns a health food store recommends to clients with certain severe problems that they consider this. She assured me that it is safe (probably as safe as the doctor that is administering it). Insurance doesn't usually pay for it and it is quite expensive.
|Posted on Friday, June 26, 2009 - 4:10 pm: || |
Thanks gals....I need it due to having a serious bacterial infection in my gut from Lymes which is keeping me from digesting or assimilating foods properly (especially protein) and now I am malnourished and in a muscle wasting state and have lost tons of weight (look like a walking skeleton). So I definitely need it, but do know it is very expensive -- but I can't keep wasting away and need to get my strength back and some nutrients in my system. I have my first appointment on Monday so we'll see how it goes.
|Posted on Saturday, June 27, 2009 - 2:55 am: || |
I came across this article discussing Oral versus I.V. treatments for Lyme disease:
|Posted on Saturday, June 27, 2009 - 10:22 pm: || |
Thanks Roy - I had heard the IV anti-biotics were more effective than the oral, athough I am actually doing IV vitamins to get my nutrition levels back up and not the anti-biotics....still good to know though.
|Posted on Sunday, June 28, 2009 - 4:04 am: || |
Melinda, maybe these links will be more helpful:
|Posted on Sunday, June 28, 2009 - 9:55 pm: || |
Good stuff...a virtual plethora of info to peruse I've done alot of research thus far but always am interested in reading more as you never know what you can learn. Thanks!
|Posted on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 12:46 pm: || |
I haven't been to this board in many years and it's been 5 years since I last posted here about the IV vitamins, but I see that I never came back to report how it went for me.
In case anyone comes across this thread and is wondering the same thing, I am happy to report that I had ZERO bad reactions to the IV vitamin therapy.
Keep in mind that everyone is different, but I am highly sensitive to many things and did tolerate this therapy very well. My body loved it! I gained back the weight within a short period of time and was able to digest foods better when done with the therapy too.