Saline Solution (Intravenous Solution)
It is the most effective treatment for severe ME/CFS that I have found in my 21 years of looking Dr. David Bell
Saline solution is…
an intravenous IV drip containing sodium chloride (salt water) at levels close to those found in the blood (usually 0.9%). Outside of chronic fatigue syndrome saline solution is typically used in emergency situations when blood volume drops enough (hypovolemia) to significantly impair blood circulation. In ME/CFS it is often used to increase blood volume and improve symptoms; low blood volume is commonly found in ME/CFS. Long term use requires an indwelling IV line (PICC).
Saline Solution May Work in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Because…
it raises blood volume and for other undetermined reasons.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) Doctors Report
Dr. Bell noted that a year of daily 1 liter saline infusions had enabled a severely ill CFS patient who had been undergoing seizures (which had been characterized as psychological in nature) to return to full-time work. Saline solution’s effects are temporary resulting in a return of symptoms when the treatment is stopped.
Dr. Bell reported that 75% of the 25 patients he’d tried saline solution on had improved.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Patients Report
Many people have reported significant increases in energy and reduced symptoms following saline. One patient suffering a severe relapse after being given general anesthesia for an operation reported being revived 5 weeks later after being given saline solution.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Studies
No studies on the effect of saline solution have been done but in 2012 several studies are examining the effects of saline solution or salt on patients with orthostatic intolerance (trouble standing without symptoms).