So you’ve scheduled your first ketamine infusion but are wondering how you can prepare? First of all, congratulations! We understand reaching out for help takes courage, patience, and self-reflection. Ketamine therapy is great for a variety of reasons, but especially because of how quickly it relieves symptoms!
Before getting treatment, Dr. Consalter will thoroughly assess your health and medical history to determine if ketamine treatment is a good option for you. If you choose to start a ketamine treatment plan, our team will give you personalized guidelines to prepare for your infusions.
It’s important to know that we advise our patients to fast before their infusion at least 2-3 hours before your appointment time. In addition, some medications need to be avoided before your infusion so be sure to inform Dr.Consalter of all your medications.
On the day of your infusion, you will want to arrange a ride to and from your appointment because you will not be allowed to drive after your infusion and are advised to relax for the rest of your day. You are allowed to bring a friend to your infusion that can sit in during your treatment or can wait in the lobby, whichever you prefer.
Once you arrive to your appointment, you’ll be assigned a room where you can get comfy. Feel free to bring a pillow or blanket, journal, headphones, Ipad, or whatever you need to relax during your infusion.
During your infusion, you may experience an altered level of consciousness. Many people feel floating sensations and possibly mild hallucinations. These effects will only be temporary. Our medical team will be monitoring your vital signs throughout the entirety of your treatment.
Typically, the length of treatment depends on your condition. Usually, they vary from an hour to 90 minutes but that will be discussed during your assessment.
Remember that ketamine therapy treatment works best with intention! It’s a great idea to set goals with your treatments and where you want to be after completing your treatment plan. Our team is happy to answer any questions about your treatment! Call our office at (773) 227-2687 or fill out our consultation form to be contacted by our staff.