Has anyone had success with IV Therapy?

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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 4/17/2007 12:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry about the back to back posts...I'm new here and have a few questions : ) 
Has anyone had IV infusion therapy for their CF?  I got it yesterday and couldn't sleep all night.
I felt like I had drank 15 cups of coffee and was really jittery.  The same thing happened the last
time (last week) but I thought it was b/c I wasn't used to it.  It is just megadoses of vitamins such as C, B, magnesium etc.. and also a Glutathione antioxidant shot.  Just wondering if anyone has tried this type of treatment and if you know why I felt these effects?
Thanks in advance.

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   Posted 4/17/2007 8:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Ocean, I'm sorry, but I'm not familiar with IV therapy for cfs and haven't heard much mentioned about it on here before. I will be interested to see how it works for you though and hope that you will keep us updated on how you feel as this treatment continues.

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Date Joined Mar 2006
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   Posted 5/9/2007 5:32 AM (GMT -6)   
I've never tried it, sorry....But I did get a stomach flu that sent
me to the hospital and I was given 4 bags of IV. For the next 2
weeks I never felt better. I always wondered ever since. Let me
know how that goes.

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Date Joined Jan 2004
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   Posted 5/10/2007 4:16 PM (GMT -6)   
They do IV immunoglobulin G ,magnesium loading, thiacetarsamide sodium in low dosages for the treatment of chronic fatigue. I cant imagine that those side effects would be from the magnesium. You should call your doctor on the phone for this update just to make sure that this is an expected response. Sure do hope that you feel better.

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Date Joined Feb 2007
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   Posted 5/25/2007 11:24 AM (GMT -6)   
I used to feel better after my IV's but it was temporary. My symptoms would always return. WHere are you getting these? I used to go to Fibro and Fatigue Center in Detroit. Spent $12,000 last year there and felt worse than before I started. I wouldn't advise anyone to go to those centers. They claim to have 80% sucess rate, yet everyone I know who went didn't improve!!!

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Date Joined Jun 2007
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   Posted 6/21/2007 6:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I had my first one last week and noticed no changes at all.
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