If this is the first time you’ve visited a San Antonio Ketamine Clinic, or any ketamine clinic for that matter, it can be a little daunting. If you’ve already booked your appointment, you’ve no doubt done your research already and know a little bit about ketamine in general. And you have probably asked a few questions at the clinic you are booking in to.
But if you are still in the planning process, and you haven’t yet booked because you’re not quite sure what to expect – the following should help.
What Is Ketamine Infusion Therapy?
If you’ve been watching the news, you’ll already know that ketamine is becoming one of the biggest treatments for depression. Although it has been widely debated, there are now thousands of clinics across the USA that are offering ketamine as a treatment for mental health issues. And that’s not only depression but also anxiety and other mood disorders.
Not only that, but ketamine is effective in the treatment of pain – which of course, is why it’s been used for more than 50 years in emergency rooms at the hospital. It’s typically used as anesthesia, but in recent years it’s been shown that smaller doses can make a huge impact on everything from cancer pain to migraines, insomnia, and so on.
Keep in mind that there are two methods for using ketamine. Ketamine infusion, where an IV is placed for a short amount of time; and intranasal – which means it goes through your nose for maximum absorption. At our San Antonio ketamine clinic, we use infusion therapy – so you’ll be asked to sit still as the IV is inserted; then you simply sit back and relax as the drug is infused as per an individualized protocol.
Once you book an appointment with our San Antonio Ketamine Clinic, there are some things you can do to prepare yourself before you come in. First, we recommend you do as much research as possible – from reputable sources. Check out our other blog articles to find out more about how Ketamine can assist with various ailments. You’ll also find some case studies from people who have had the treatment already. Getting a firsthand account is always a bonus.
Secondly, we want you to feel as comfortable as possible during your treatment. You might want to bring in some music to listen to, a good book to read, or something else that keeps you occupied during the process. The process length differs depending on which treatment you are getting, but you could be with us for a couple of hours. So plan ahead.
The amount of ketamine you are given won’t cause you to lose consciousness, but there are a few things you might experience. These include sensitivity to light or sound, an altered view of colors, and even confusion about time. You might feel a little light on your feet, so if you do get up and walk around (if it is permitted or you need to use the bathroom), be aware and let someone know. If you feel nauseous, faint or have a headache – tell a nurse.
Generally, these feelings, if you do experience them, won’t last too long. And you are welcome to stay a bit longer in our clinic until you are feeling well enough. This could be from 30 minutes after the treatment stops, up to 90 minutes. So make sure you plan your visit based on this time-line. Usually, any side effects will be gone completely within a couple of hours.
Planning your visit is the key to a successful visit at our San Antonio Ketamine Clinic. Do your research and talk to our specialists so you know what to expect, you can call us at 210-610-7489 or use our Free Consultation page.
If you have any question at all, you can also submit the question using the form below.