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Judie
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I just saw my LLMD who suggested I try a Myer's cocktail at our next visit.

I was just wondering what it was like to get one of these.

Can anyone share if it helped or not?

Also, how much do these usually run? My doc wants to charge me $65 (cheaper than other treatments, but still a lump of money).

Thanks!

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I can't saw anything specific, but frequent myers cocktails were major part of my son's treatment.

He got well. Our insurance paid for it.

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Son, 26, Dx Lyme 4/10, Babs 8/10
Had serious arthritis, all gone.
Currently on Valtrex
Daughter, 26,bullseye 7/11
arthritis in knees, cured and off all meds. .
Self:Lyme, bart, sxs gone, no longer treating.

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It can really help you feel better. It doesn't work for everyone but you should give it a try.

It takes several weeks sometimes to realize the benefits of the treatment. It helped me.

Your doctor is expensive, myers cocktail cost me $35 for each treatment. It is an IV push.

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Judie
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"Our insurance paid for it."

Wow, I wonder what the insurance code is.

If anyone knows more about this, please PM me. I can certainly use some financial help if my insurance will pay.

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beaches
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Yeah Judie, you and me both.

A one-time treatment didn't help DD at all. Then again, it wasn't realistic for us to travel a great distance to have it done on a weekly basis, not that the LLMD recommended that.

Wondering if some LLMDs would prescribe it for patients with piccs/ports so it could be infused at home on a weekly basis?

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Judie
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"Your doctor is expensive, myers cocktail cost me $35 for each treatment."

Thanks, that's what I was thinking. I wonder why the price is so high...

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My husband had Myer's cocktail once every 6 weeks while on ABX. his was an IV drip - took about an hour or longer to get it.

He also got a bag of glutathione after the cocktail was done.


Friends of our get the myers cocktail - they said it really helped them to feel better, though sometimes it took time till they noticed a difference.

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An IV push myers cocktail should be done once a week for 10 weeks and sometimes it takes several weeks to feel the benefits.

One treatmemt is not enough to evaluate if it is going to help you or not.

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faithful, where did you get your myers cocktail? I would like to start really hitting my immune system to see if I can't get my stubborn symptoms to wane.

Just out of curiosity, did your current LLMD prescribe it and why did you take it?

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I had an integrative doctor who's office did them. I had to go to the office once a week. I did this before I knew I had Lyme.

After I was diagnosed, my LLMD prescribed this from Infuserve but they do an IV bag that had different components and it did nothing for me.

Every doctor has their own measurements of the ingredients that go into a myers cocktail. I got the prescription from my integrative doctor and tried to get Infuserve to make it, but they couldn't get one of the ingredients and still wanted to do a bag at $60 each.

My integrative doctor only charged $35 and my insurance paid for part of that. So I just stopped them. Now I inject 10 mg methylcobalamin daily and make sure I take adequate magnesium.

With Lyme you are deficient in a lot of nutrients and this does help things along. The cocktail does jump start everything if you can do them.

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Judie
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Thanks everyone. I think I'll try it once and see what happens (but expect that it might take more than one treatment to feel anything).

I definitely feel deficient.

One of the times I felt great was when I was in the hospital after having such bad dizzy spells.

They said I was low on potassium and put me on an IV (prior to the potassium results coming in). I have no idea what was in there, but I felt great after 5 minutes.

Insurance paid for it at the time though....

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