Does Vitamin IV Therapy Really Help? Here’s My Experience.
In case you’re considering it — or if you’re just curious, here’s the good and the bad, in my personal experience.
I’ve been doing vitamin IV therapy for years off and on. I stopped for a couple of years but recently started going again every couple of weeks for the last few months.
Before I get into the good and the bad of my personal experience, there are many different reasons people decide to get IV vitamin therapy. You could be going just for general health maintenance or you could be looking into it for a health ailment, like cancer treatment — as there have been many promising studies using high dose vitamin C for cancer patients.
I’m not writing to speak to the ailments IV therapy can potentially help with (there are many articles you can find online about the different use) I will just be sharing my personal reasons and experiences with you to shed some light on it from a simple perspective. As someone who has a lot of interest in alternative health, I enjoy hearing peoples reviews and experiences sometimes more than big general studies or details found in Web MD.
Why did I go for vitamin IV therapy in the first place?
Back in 2012 and 2013 I became very sick with a stomach infection called Clostridium Difficile. Antibiotics were the caus the illness for me– simply put, they wiped out my good bacteria and the bad bacteria grew rampant. Prior to this, I was a healthy person physically and I trusted and relied on the conventional healthcare system.
In other words — I trusted doctors. I trusted prescriptions and pharmaceuticals. I thought no matter what, whatever they suggested was the right thing to do for my health. That was until I had a sore throat that they didn’t swab for strep but just started me on a course of antibiotics anyway. It kept coming back and so they would just prescribe antibiotics for longer and longer or stronger ones.
Eventually, I was losing so much weight that I knew something else was going on. It took months to be diagnosed because I was in my early 20s — it was rare to get C. Difficile so young. I was in the hospital for a week, hooked up to IVs, and then relapsed 6 months later and was back in the hospital again and my body had built up a resistance to the antibiotics. I nearly died, my electrolytes were off so my heart rhythm was…