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IV Vitamins or HBOT?

Discussion in 'Alternative Therapies' started by Daffodil, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. Daffodil

    Daffodil Senior Member

    hi all. i have been using massive doses of toxic antivirals for years now and am still sick. so, until they do some more research, i am thinking of taking the egde off the agony with some alternative stuff. never thought i would try this stuff, but i am desperate.

    i am thinking of doing the Myer's cocktail OR hyperbaric oxygen.

    i would rather do the myer's because its cheaper, less travel, and i can keep it up longer. with both treatments, i know the benefits would just disappear once i stop. however, i think the benefits of HBOT might be more significant, especially with brain inflammation.

    but i also read that for HIV, hyperbaric oxygen can compromise the blood brain barrier....?

    i am leaning towards the IV vitamins due to convenience and cost....but if anyone has experience with these treatments, or opinions about them, it would be greatly appreciated.

    thank you!
  2. Marg

    Marg Senior Member

    Wetumpka Alabama
    I have done Meyers cocktails at my sickest and I think they helped quite a bit. I also did a lot of vitaims IV at one point. I have never done hyberbaric. I never had the opportunity. So, I cannot compare.
  3. anne_likes_red

    anne_likes_red Senior Member

    Daffodil, it's a while back now but I had HBOT (hard chamber) over 1996/97 and a few sessions in 98. I had vit C infusions, of 45 grams prior to each tank session.
    I noticed a lot of increased detoxification; my understanding is that HBOT raises superoxide dismutase significantly during and just after each session.
    I had a serious chemical exposure in 1996 and I went temporarily blind (optic nerves were affected by the chemical.)
    My treatment was administered by an alternative doctor, but it was coordinated by my GP, eye specialists in my home city and the city where I had HBOT treatment. (It's a well respected treatment for chemical poisoning here.) I was flown to have treatment on a Friday afternoon and I had my eyesight fully restored by Sunday morning after two HBOT sessions - and about 20 hours solid sleep! Chemicals came out through my mouth and my skin.
    As far as ME/CFS goes though, I have to say I don't feel the really HBOT contributed to any long term improvement.

    Jenbooks knows all about Meyers cocktails, and she might have a different experience to report re HBOT too.

  4. jenbooks

    jenbooks Guest

    Yes, I do both. And IV glutathione.

    I think you should try the Meyer's PUSH not cocktail (the smallest amounts) and IV glutathione chaser. See if you tolerate that.

    Then try to find a mild portable chamber, a practitioner with one, and add that in, start with just half an hour. I think it would help a lot.

    Do can do the push/glutathione twice a month, and the hbot once a week.

    They are not either/or. They are very different modalities. A hardchamber is too expensive and it might push you into a major herx. Also, people with viral issues don't seem to respond as well to the hardchamber as those with bacterial issues imo. Fungus is geneally kind of resistant to all this, it can survive the higher hbot pressures easily.
  5. Daffodil

    Daffodil Senior Member

    wow thanks jen. i havent been able to find a doctor with a portable chamber but i will defintely try the myer's. herx's dont scare me...but i dont think i can afford to do both the IV and the HBOT right now.

    i will see how the myer's goes. my ID doc insists it will be a waste of money and that i can achieve the same thing with oral vitamins but oh well.....

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