If you’ve been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, you may be wondering how you can ease the chronic and widespread pain and tenderness that come with that diagnosis. One of the newer potential treatments is the Myers’ Cocktail — an intravenous mixture of vitamins, minerals and nutrients designed to help the body operate at optimum levels. Read on for the details.
What is the Myers’ Cocktail?
The Myers’ Cocktail typically contains a combination of B vitamins, vitamin C, magnesium, calcium and other minerals and nutrients. It’s given intravenously to deliver its boost of nutrition quickly and efficiently.
How Does the Myers’ Cocktail Help Relieve Fibromyalgia Symptoms?
Research is still minimal and inconclusive, but those who believe in its effectiveness cite the B vitamins, which stabilize nerve conduction, and the minerals magnesium and calcium, which help blood vessels to dilate and carry more oxygen to muscles, thus reducing pain.
Are There Risks to Receiving the Myers’ Cocktail?
Because your body generally needs everything the Myers’ Cocktail delivers, any risks are extremely low. There are no known side effects, beyond the typical risks of IV treatments (such as irritation at the site of the injection). Of course, you’ll want to speak with your healthcare team before starting any new form of treatment.
What Else Can I Do To Help Relieve Symptoms of Fibromyalgia?
The Myers’ Cocktail is most effective for fibromyalgia when combined with a traditional approach to treatment, which typically includes prescription medications, arginine, and potentially other holistic approaches such as massage, acupuncture and psychotherapy. Your healthcare team can help you come up with the best set of therapies for your specific case.
Get Your Myers’ Cocktail at Infusion Express
Living with chronic pain is difficult, but getting your IV treatment to feel better shouldn’t be. That’s why we created Infusion Express.
With the warmth of a spa-like setting and the comforts of home without having to entertain medical professionals, you can receive your IV treatment while catching up on your favorite TV shows on our HDTVs, digging into the latest hit novel on our eReaders, or by simply hanging out with friends or family in your own private room. We’ll even provide refreshments.
We also understand the demands of a busy schedule, so we offer appointments during days, evenings and on weekends at two convenient locations on either side of the state line in both Lee’s Summit and Overland Park. If you’re ready to experience the difference Infusion Express can make in your life, give us a call at either one of our locations.