Intravenous vitamins and minerals for fibromyalgia.
Comment: In my experience with approximately 30 fibromyalgia patients given a treatment similar to the one described above, some (perhaps 25%) became pain-free (Gaby AR. Altern Med Rev. 2002;7:389-403.). Most of my patients received more magnesium chloride hexahydrate (800 mg vs. 400 mg) and calcium gluconate (200 mg [2 ml of a 10% solution] vs. 40 mg) in their infusion than did those in the present study. In addition, the usual infusion rate for my patients was five to 15 minutes, depending on their tolerance. In contrast, the patients in the present study received the infusion over 20-30 minutes. While there are risks associated with too-rapid infusion of magnesium and other nutrients, the higher peak serum nutrient concentrations that occur with more rapid administration may result in enhanced cellular nutrient uptake and a greater therapeutic effect in some cases.
Massey PB. Reduction of fibromyalgia symptoms through intravenous nutrient therapy: results of a pilot clinical trial. Altern Ther Health Med. 2007;13(3):32-34.
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|Title Annotation:||Literature Review & Commentary|
|Author:||Gaby, Alan R.|
|Article Type:||Brief article|
|Date:||Feb 1, 2008|
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