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Tuesday, October 11, 2022
Ketamine Therapy, I have my Physicians Asking Now!
When you have been in pain for as long as I have, or struggled with depression, anxiety, and PTSD like I have, you start to become a little jaded when it comes to finding something that actually works. You want to believe so badly that the next doctor, the next medication, the next therapy will finally be the one that gets you better. But after years of chasing down every lead, you can't help but get just a little bit discouraged.
So when my physicians started asking me about Ketamine Therapy and how it has helped me, it was a huge moment for me. To know that I had finally found something that not only worked for me, but that other people were interested in as well, was an incredible feeling. Ketamine Therapy has been a life-changing experience for me, and I am so grateful to have found it. For me, Ketamine Therapy has been an incredible treatment option. I have been able to find relief from my pain, anxiety, and depression. Ketamine Therapy is a pretty amazing treatment, it changes pathways in the brain to get past blocks that may have caused symptoms.Being stuck in the flight or fight mode. It's kind of like your brain taking a detour around the traffic on your morning commute in your brain. You may have to take a slightly longer route, but you will get to your destination much quicker and with a lot less stress.
Ketamine therapy can be an extremely effective treatment for patients with treatment-resistant psychiatric disorders. Ketamine infusions can provide relief from symptoms that have been unresponsive to other forms of treatment, and the effects can be life-changing. However, it is important to be aware of the potential risks associated with Ketamine therapy, which include short-lived and mild side effects. Ketamine is an unconventional treatment option for depression, OCD, anxiety, PTSD, and alcoholism. Ketamine therapy involves infusions or injection into the muscle of the drug, which is administered by a certified professional. Treatment recommendations include adults with moderate to severe depression, individuals diagnosed with bipolar disorder, or those diagnosed with personality disorders. You may be a good candidate for ketamine if you:
Have had no success with traditional treatments
Have chronic pain
If you're considering ketamine therapy, it's important to consult with your doctor to see if it's right for you. Ketamine can have side effects, so it's important to be aware of these before starting treatment. Side effects may include:
Nausea and vomiting
Elevated blood pressure
Ketamine therapy is a relatively new treatment option, so there is still much to learn about its long-term effects. However, ketamine has shown promise in treating depression and other mental health conditions when other treatments have failed. If you're considering ketamine therapy, talk to your doctor to see if it's right for you. When administered by a licensed professional, Ketamine therapy is safe and effective and I cannot say enough good things about it.