Myers Cocktail Intravenous Treatment Reduces Fibromyalgia-Related Pain: a Clinical Study
Updated: Sep 17, 2019
What is a Myer's Cocktail? Not something you can order at your local pub. A Myer's cocktail is a combination of nutrients provided in an intravenous drip that has gained popularity among athletes, celebrities, and is used for a vast variety of health issues.
In searching for an evidence-based approach to utilize this therapy for patients, one illness which has trials with the Myer's Cocktail is Fibromyalgia.
The pain caused from fibromyalgia can be debilitating, reducing work-related productivity, focus, reduces mood, and disrupt daily activities. It can also be very tricky to treat. There are a variety of options on how to treat Fibromyalgia, but these do not always provide significant relief.
Conventional treatments for fibromyalgia are limited to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for the pain, antidepressants to help with the depression and/or anxiety that can come with fibromyalgia, and exercise.
The patients included in this trial had all tried these conventional treatments without lasting relief.
Patients were given the Myer's cocktail once a week for 8 weeks. By the end of the eight weeks all patients reported decreased pain, decreased fatigue, and increased daily activities. None of them reported any side effects from the treatment. By the end of the eight weeks fo treatment, on average, there was a 60% reduction in pain and an 80% reduction in fatigue.
1. Massey, P. B. (2007). Reduction of fibromyalgia symptoms through intravenous nutrient therapy: results of a pilot clinical trial. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, 3, 32–34.