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Old 10-02-2018, 08:51 PM
 
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While much of what comes up from Google searches on Meyers Cocktails is essentially Hangover Helper for younger people, there are other applications, for example, fort the elderly to regain strength.

We are just in the beginning stages of researching this and there is probably a better name for this kind of treatment, if you have heard anything good or bad please pass it on.
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Old 10-02-2018, 09:27 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I would suggest posting in the Caregiving forum, you'll find people with the experience you're looking for.

I have moved this thread from Health and Wellness to Caregiving.

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Old 10-02-2018, 10:01 PM
 
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seems to be some IV fluid, a couple electrolytes, b vitamins and vitamin c.
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Old 10-03-2018, 08:08 PM
 
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I love, love, love Myers Cocktails. I battled a serious infection a couple years ago, and had 3 MDs recommend them to me, in addition to the antibiotics I was taking.

I really do think that they help boost your immune system. I was horribly sick for a long time, and they always made me feel better. I would still get them regularly if cost wasn't a factor.
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Old 10-08-2018, 07:11 PM
 
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Thanks for the replies, and I will see if I can get a Mod or Admin to move this to the right subforum
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Old 10-08-2018, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Central IL
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I literally just heard about this from a friend in Las Vegas last weekend who got one for his hangover! He said it cost him $200 but he got it from a doc in the spa section of his hotel. 30 minute IV with electrolytes, magnesium, B vitamins, and amino acids. He said he felt fantastic and had extra energy for 3 days after his "out drinking from 4pm to 4am bacchanal".
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Old 10-08-2018, 07:59 PM
 
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We are just in the beginning stages of researching this and there is probably a better name for this kind of treatment, if you have heard anything good or bad please pass it on.
Who is "WE"?

What research??
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Old 10-08-2018, 09:15 PM
 
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While much of what comes up from Google searches on Meyers Cocktails is essentially Hangover Helper for younger people, there are other applications, for example, fort the elderly to regain strength.

We are just in the beginning stages of researching this and there is probably a better name for this kind of treatment, if you have heard anything good or bad please pass it on.
I don't this protocol is done in the allopathic medicine world. I know it is in integrative clinics and naturopath clinics.
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Old 10-09-2018, 03:29 AM
 
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I don't this protocol is done in the allopathic medicine world. I know it is in integrative clinics and naturopath clinics.
Sure it is! ERs are known to give alcoholics "banana bags" -

We’re all pretty familiar with the banana bag: intravenous (IV) fluids with the addition of thiamine, folic acid, multivitamins, and sometimes magnesium. Banana bags are commonly utilized in patients at risk for alcohol withdrawal symptoms or those who present to the emergency department (ED) acutely intoxicated.

The rationale behind ordering banana bags for these patients is relatively simple–alcoholics are likely to have nutritional deficiencies related to their dietary preferences for alcohol over nutrient-dense foods, putting them at risk for complications. Furthermore, the administration of fluids is conventionally believed to help speed up sobriety.


Whether or not a banana bag actually accomplishes those results is up for debate, but they're somewhat routinely used by "regular" aka allopathic docs.
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Old 10-11-2018, 10:14 PM
 
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Whether or not a banana bag actually accomplishes those results is up for debate, but they're somewhat routinely used by "regular" aka allopathic docs.
Thanks for this.

I have family outside the US who have had this treatment which had significant, positive effects for an elderly person.

From what I hear it is available in the US and my original post was in the Westchester NY subforum (because there is no Rockland NY subforum) to try and find a visiting practitioner there for another elderly family member who might benefit from this kind of treatment.

Due to the lack of responses it was suggested to move the thread to another forum, then, this one, to see if we could get a a practitioner referral.


On a separate note, while neither an alcoholic nor much of a drinker, once after a long bought of the flu I made the mistake of drinking too much too soon after. Dragged myself to the hospital when I woke up feeling like death warmed over the next day. I was put on an IV and given some shot and other medicine and I was able to walk out of there feeling much better after a couple hours.
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