Prior to your first appointment, you will fill out a medical history questionnaire and supporting documentation.
We will ask you to fill out a medical release so we may consult with your physician.
We will then determine if you are a good candidate and streamline the process for your visit.
At your first treatment visit, we will again go over the treatment plan and goals, review the risks and benefits of the procedure, and answer any further questions you may have.
Ketamine infusions have the best record of success. This is considered the standard of care among Ketamine providers at this time.
Patient typically receive a series of 6 infusions over the course of approximately 2 weeks for mood disorders.
The treatment does require booster infusions as time passes to keep the effect going and to keep patients symptom free. These boosters are the same duration, but single infusions rather than a series of infusions done during the loading phase.
For pain syndromes, patients typically receive anywhere from 3-10 infusions. Again, these treatments require boosters as time goes on, and the time between boosters is usually related to how many treatments were originally done during the loading phase.
Mental health and neurodegenerative disorder infusions last 45-60 minutes and chronic pain infusions vary 3-4 hours.
On the day of each infusion, you will need someone to accompany you to your appointment and drive you home as the Ketamine will leave you a little tired.
Most people find the Ketamine infusion experience to be pleasant.
Patients do not usually sleep as the dose given is lower than an anesthetic dose.
Most effects of the medicine wear off within minutes after the infusion, but patients can feel more tired than usual for a few hours after the infusion.
Ketamine is generally well-tolerated, but if any side effects are encountered such as visual disturbances or elevated blood pressure, our staff will quickly give IV medications or oral medications to counteract them.
After infusions are completed, the duration of symptom relief can be variable. Most patients will feel well for 1-2 months, but some can respond for up to 6 months.