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Myers Cocktail

John Myers, MD, a physician from Baltimore, Maryland, pioneered the use of intravenous (IV) vitamins and minerals as part of the overall treatment of various medical problems.
Myers Cocktail is a vitamin and mineral infusion that has been used for people with impaired digestion especially patients who become intolerant to vitamin supplements or have bacterial overgrowth. 

Myers did not publish any data on the ingredients of his infusions, but they consisted of a combination of magnesium chloride, calcium gluconate, thiamine, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, calcium pantothenate, vitamin B complex, vitamin C, and dilute hydrochloric acid by slow IV push.

After Dr. Myers' death, Alan Gaby MD took over his patients and used a modified version of the original formula. Injections were administered in an outpatient setting to approximately 800-1,000 individual patients. Conditions that frequently responded included asthma attacks, acute migraines, fatigue (including chronic fatigue syndrome and  fibromyalgia), acute muscle spasm, upper respiratory tract infections, chronic sinusitis, and seasonal allergic rhinitis. A small number of patients with congestive heart failure, angina, chronic urticaria, hyperthyroidism, dysmenorrhea, or other conditions were also treated with the Myers’ cocktail and most showed marked improvement. Many relatively healthy patients chose to receive periodic injections because it enhanced their overall well being for periods of a week to several months. The formula and speed of delivery is adapted to the individual patient and their symptoms and tolerance level.

The Myers’ cocktail has been found by Dr. Gaby and hundreds of other practitioners to be a safe and effective treatment for a wide range of clinical conditions. In many instances this treatment is reportedly more effective and better tolerated than conventional medical therapies.

Side-effects
The Myers’ cocktail often produces a sensation of heat, particularly with large doses or rapid administration. This effect appears to be due primarily to the magnesium content. The sensation can be enjoyable, but if the infusion is given too rapidly, the warmth can be overbearing. Other patients have remarked their visual acuity and color perception become sharper immediately after an injection, as if someone had 'turned the lights on'. In some cases, this effect lasts as long as one or two days. Too rapid administration of magnesium can cause hypotension, which can lead to lightheadedness or even syncope. 

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