What is a ketamine infusion? Everything you need to know!

Ketamine infusions have begun to appear in many clinics around the world, but they’re not new and they’re not something that most people outside of the medical community are familiar with. So what is ketamine infusion? What does it treat? How does it work? Why should you consider getting one? This article will give you all the information you need about ketamine infusions and how they can help!

A ketamine infusion works quickly
A ketamine infusion is an intravenous administration of the medication ketamine. It works quickly, with patients often feeling the effects within minutes. The effects of a ketamine infusion can last for hours or even days, providing relief from conditions like chronic pain, anxiety, ocd, PTSD, addiction, and depression. We reccomend a ketamine infusion be repeated over time to keep symptoms under control. Ketamine infusions are only available at specialized clinics with a certified physician.

Multiple treatments are needed
A ketamine infusion typically requires multiple treatments in order to be effective. The number of treatments needed will depend on the individual,  loading infusions 3 times in one week and then a single infusion per week. but usually, 4-6 treatments are required over the course of 2-4 weeks. Up to this number of treatments could be necessary for durable relief of symptoms. Each treatment session lasts for about an hour, and the effects of the ketamine can be felt for up to 24 hours afterwards. Patients may experience some mild side effects during the treatment, such as feeling lightheaded or detached from their surroundings. Ketamine infusions are not painful and usually feel more like a day at the spa than a medical procedure.

Ketamine infusions aren’t painful
Most people report feeling no pain during their ketamine infusion. If you do feel any pain, it’s usually mild and goes away quickly. The staff will closely monitor you during your infusion to make sure you’re comfortable.

How long will it take to see results?
For some people, they may feel the effects of ketamine immediately. However, it typically takes a few days or weeks for people to really start feeling better. Ketamine infusions are not a quick fix, but rather a tool to help ease your symptoms over time. Be sure to tell your provider if you have any medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease or other serious illnesses before receiving treatment with ketamine.

Will I have my own personal care provider?
Yes, you will have your own certified physician during your ketamine infusion. They will be there to monitor your vital signs and make sure you are comfortable. They will also be able to answer any questions you may have about the procedure.

Author: John Annunziata | Remedy Health + Wellness