How many of you have heard of IV Therapy? I didn’t really know too much about it until the other day when it completely changed the course of my health for the better.

Now I know there are some debates as to whether or not this type of therapy really helps, and I’m not looking to get into any hard core debates over this. For one, I’m not a medical professional, so anything I write is truly my opinion and it comes from my own research and my experience. I trust the medical professionals who have explained how this therapy works, and even more so have found it to be to so beneficial for me.

So let me preface this experience with a little backstory. Some of you may know, but for those of you who don’t, I have ulcerative colitis. I was diagnosed about 16 years ago when I was 23yrs old. When I was diagnosed I was literally on my death bed the day I was finally admitted into the hospital. I had two blood transfusions and had to stay there for 5 days to get myself back to where I was no longer in the danger zone. It was a super scary time for me. These days I now know the signs of when a flare is reaching the point of needing serious help. This is where I was at the day I made my appointment for a Hydration Therapy IV at Enhance IV Spa in the Foundations Medical Center over in Destin.

I made my appointment on a Thursday and went the following day. Everyone was so nice and welcoming. The space is so inviting and relaxing, right off the bat I had such a good feeling about this. After filling out the paperwork and looking over the menu of services one last time, the nurse got me set up with the IV. The one I had chosen was called, Hydration Enhance, which is a combination of fluids, vitamins, and electrolytes. I sat in the coziest chair for about 45 minutes as this concoction entered my body. While I was there I chatted with the nurse for a bit how I had read that this type of therapy was good for me because this would all go straight into my body without me having to worry about worsening my stomach issues, and not only that, but that I would get the fluids my body so desperately needed after months (and a REALLY bad week) of flaring up.

Just so you get a better idea, I had lost 10LBS in a week, ( A WEEK!), right before going in because I was constantly going to the bathroom. To be honest, it’s still a bit uncomfortable to talk about my colitis sometimes, although I’m getting better, but if you really want to know what have UC entails click here. 

So I get this IV and as I’m sitting there I notice a sign that says if I check in on Facebook while I’m there I can receive 10% off my service, so naturally I do. Who doesn’t want a good discount?! So make sure that if you go, check in!

Nothing too exciting happens after receiving the IV. The nurse took the needle out and got me all bandaged up and then I went out into the lobby to pay. However, as the day continued I just felt that I had more energy. I felt really really good. I actually ran a few errands around Destin and had no issues. Woo-hoo! The first time in months I didn’t have to run to the bathroom every 30 minutes. I could have cried, and I probably almost did, I was that amazed and happy. I slept so sound that night and could feel my body had some basic nutrients that it was severely lacking. I felt so amazing!!

I’m looking to book an appointment in the medical center in the new year and I hope it all works out. Insurance issues! After years of having to deal with my UC, I feel a glimmer of hope with the services that Foundations Medical Center and Enhance IV Spa provides. I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited to go to the doctor’s office in my life! If you are in the Destin/Niceville/Fort Walton Beach area and in need of some vitamins, I suggest you look this place up. You can thank me later!