Fibromyalgia can affect every aspect of your life, from how you sleep to what activities you can do during the day. Chronic fatigue, pain, and loss of focus are three of the most common symptoms when dealing with fibromyalgia.
Your treatment plan can include a number of lifestyle changes and medications, but simply receiving vitamins and minerals intravenously can boost your energy levels by a surprising amount. If you're interested in IV therapy as a form of treatment for fibromyalgia, Dr. Gordon Hart of the Balance Hormone Center in Norman, Oklahoma, can help you determine what’s right for you.
What is IV therapy?
IV therapy refers to the process of receiving vitamins, minerals, and nutrients intravenously. Most people receive vitamins and minerals by eating, but this yields only a 50% absorption rate. Putting the nutrients straight into your bloodstream gives your body a chance to absorb them better, boosting the absorption rate to 90%.
Regular sessions of IV therapy are used to treat conditions like Crohn's disease and fibromyalgia. They can also be used to boost energy levels and reduce symptoms from things like hangovers, depression, and even the flu.
The solution used in IV therapy depends on what condition you're treating. A doctor will help you determine what vitamins and nutrients you need more of, and these will be given intravenously using an IV drip.
How can it help with fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes chronic pain, headaches, and unfulfilling sleep, among other symptoms. Battling fibromyalgia can be exhausting, leading to constant fatigue and depression. The solution used in IV therapy can give your body the valuable nutrients it needs to alleviate this pain and fatigue.
IV therapy usually provides B vitamins, magnesium, and calcium, all of which are important for the functioning of nerve cells and muscles. Nerve damage and muscle pain are two of the primary symptoms reported among fibromyalgia patients, and IV therapy can serve as a targeted treatment for these issues.
Should I get IV therapy?
Even if IV therapy does not yield the results you want, it's still good for your body and completely safe. Many people receive regular IV drips just to replenish their body's fluids and boost their nutrient intake. It might take a few visits for you to begin feeling the full effects of the therapy, so it's recommended that you come in a few times to start.
Depending on your condition and preferences, you might require weekly or monthly sessions. These sessions last anywhere from 30-45 minutes, so you can sit back, relax, or even work while you receive your IV therapy.
If you're interested in learning more about IV therapy or want to arrange your first visit, Dr. Gordon Hart can help you find a solution that will alleviate fibromyalgia symptoms and boost your energy levels. Call 405-247-0289 to schedule an appointment, or try our online booking tool.