How to care for yourself after your IV Vitamin Therapy infusion:
1. Keep Band-Aid in place for 1 hour.
2. Cold packs and elevating your arm can be used for any bruising at the site.
3. Cold packs can be used for pain relief and to decrease swelling at the site.
4. Any swelling should be significantly reduced in 24 hours.
5. Post IV infusion symptoms are uncommon. Dehydration causes most symptoms and concerns.
6. Drink at least 1-2 16oz. bottles of water after your IV infusion. If enough water is not consumed, you may experience:
7. Headaches, nausea, joint pain, blurred vision, cramping (GI and/or muscular), confusion or disorientation.
Most patients experience significant overall improvements:
1. Better energy
2. Better mental clarity
3. Improved sleep
4. Improvement of their complaints
5. Overall feelings of well being
Patients commonly report one of two patterns after an IV Vitamin Therapy infusion:
1. Patients generally feel better right away. Many people are chronically dehydrated and deficient in vitamins and minerals. Once hydrated and their nutrients are replaced, symptoms improve quickly.
2. Patients sometimes feel tired or unwell. These patients are generally in the process of detoxifying. When toxins are pulled out of tissues, they re-enter the blood stream. They remain poisons, but they are now on their way OUT instead of on their way IN. Even when patients do not feel well at this stage, the process is one of healing and cleansing. After this period, an overall improvement in one’s sense of well-being is generally reported.
How often will I need IV Vitamin Therapy infusions?
The number and frequency of treatments will vary depending on certain factors.
1. Condition(s) being treated
2. Current health status of the patient and physical activity level
3. Response of the patient to the treatments
A general estimate of the number of treatments will be discussed. As we go along, we will develop a more specific treatment plan. Most patients can repeat infusions as often as once a week.
Call Direct Primary Care Mebane or your Primary Care Provider for any symptoms you are not comfortable with of if any of the following are progressively worsening after your IV infusion:
1. Significant swelling over the IV site
2. Redness over the vein that is increasing in size
3. Pain in the vein/arm that is not improving over an 8-12 hour period
4. Headache that does not resolve with increased hydration or over-the-counter pain relievers like aspirin, Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen.