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AIBU to have been shocked of the selling of IV drips in our shopping centre.

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Trialanderror02 Sun 25-Oct-20 12:43:57

Hi
bit of background my DD has intestinal failure, and so requires IV nutrition via a central line every day for 14 hours. This has landed us in many tricky dangerous situations over the years. Her IV nutrition bags are for fluids / vitamins / micro elements / metals / glucose. This bags are yellow fluid not usual IV saline bags.
We were shopping yesterday for pyjamas in Westfield’s and I was shocked to discover in a pop up seating area with IV stands and 2 women taking selfies attached to these exact looking IV bags, apparently this is a thing 🙈 I looked at the “ menu “ which literally looked like a cocktail bar menu. You could design you own IV bag by adding certain elements for more money etc.
Am I behind the times to be shocked about this casually being sold in the middle of a shopping centre ?
One of them is called a party drip.

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nimbuscloud Sun 25-Oct-20 12:45:09

😳

GiveMeAllTheGin8 Sun 25-Oct-20 12:49:03

Am lost for words ??? So they were hooked up to drips????!

Trialanderror02 Sun 25-Oct-20 12:50:58

@GiveMeAllTheGin8 yes in the middle of Westfield’s 🤣

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Augustbreeze Sun 25-Oct-20 12:52:42

Surely not actual into their veins?

SimoneAndGarfunkel Sun 25-Oct-20 12:52:53

They had this on Dragon's Den a while ago and I thought it was a bit grim.

It seems to be partly marketed as a "hangover cure" but they are not explicitly allowed to say so due to MHRA rules.

Mrsjayy Sun 25-Oct-20 12:52:54

that's grim I have seen some Instagram/ Facebook stuff about vitamin dripsconfused

SimoneAndGarfunkel Sun 25-Oct-20 12:53:22

Surely not actual into their veins?

Yes. Into their veins.

Thehop Sun 25-Oct-20 12:53:36

This was being done intravenously? 😱

OverTheRainbow88 Sun 25-Oct-20 12:54:16

They offer this is Vegas as a quick hangover fix
To get you out again.

Gancanny Sun 25-Oct-20 12:54:42

I read an article about this a while ago, it was an American thing and the latest spa treatment. You get an IV of fluids, vitamins, etc based on what you need and its meant to make you feel good. The rehydration one supposedly excellent for a hangover although I'm not sure I'd want an IV done in the middle of a shopping centre by a non-medical professional.

YippeeKayakOtherBuckets Sun 25-Oct-20 12:55:00

Ooh yes I saw this on Dragons Den. Grim.

TheVeryHungryTortoise Sun 25-Oct-20 12:55:20

Was it "Get a Drip" by any chance? They've been around for a while now. I remember I few years ago they got into trouble for targeting women struggling to get pregnant with an expensive "fertility drip" that didn't have any scientific backing to it. Ridiculous company.

Trialanderror02 Sun 25-Oct-20 12:56:16

Yes actually in to veins ! These bags are not nornal saline I know actually this is already outing so will attach in shopping mall and bag that we hand every night at home
This is bag they were attached to.

Next comment will be my daughters bag

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OwlBeThere Sun 25-Oct-20 12:56:27

It’s not a new thing. Celebs do it and have done for years. A fool and his money and all that.

WeSearchedHereWeSearchedThere Sun 25-Oct-20 12:57:06

I’ve heard of these in Vegas... it’s a bit grim!

Parcelle Sun 25-Oct-20 12:57:29

Yes have seen these. You can add vitamins etc depending on what you think you need.

Ridiculous. Although do know of doctors giving themselves fluids at work after a night out!

Trialanderror02 Sun 25-Oct-20 12:57:33

Daughters bag that has kept her alive.

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Thismustbelove Sun 25-Oct-20 12:57:43

How it is legal to inject someone with a cocktail of who knows what in public?

Augustbreeze Sun 25-Oct-20 12:58:31

Surely they would have to have a medical license before sticking needles into people??

Toddlerteaplease Sun 25-Oct-20 12:58:41

WTF? Hope your daughter is doing well. I'm
In awe of how much TPN parents have to manage at home!

AgentProvocateur Sun 25-Oct-20 12:58:43

I’ve seen this in the Far East. And also oxygen masks.

SeasonallySnowyPeasant Sun 25-Oct-20 12:59:28

YANBU. How does the be qualify to administer a drip for retail purposes? It sounds like the fish pedicures that used to be all the rage and will hopefully die a death just like they did.

Trialanderror02 Sun 25-Oct-20 13:01:13

What annoys me the most is why it has to be in a public area of a shopping centre if people wants to do this the company should have their own clinics not a pop up shop on an open area of the shopping centre.

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Toddlerteaplease Sun 25-Oct-20 13:01:56

We refuse to put teenagers who come in drunk on IV fluids as they don't wake up with a hangover. The doctors are more sympathetic than us mean nurses.

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