Ask These Questions Before You Start IV Ketamine Treatments

Ask These Questions Before You Start IV Ketamine Treatments

Mental health conditions like anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and even chronic pain conditions, may respond well to treatment with therapeutic intravenous (IV) ketamine infusion.

Dr. Bryant S. Edwards specializes in this type of treatment at his ketamine infusion clinic, Iconic Infusions, PLLC. Located in Briarwood Hills, Fayetteville, North Carolina, Dr. Edwards can answer all of your questions about ketamine therapy for mental health treatment. 

Here are some common questions Dr. Edwards hears from his ketamine patients, as well as the answers you need.

Why ketamine could be right for you

People with mental health conditions that interfere with daily life activities have usually tried several approaches to coping with or reducing symptoms. But, in some cases, common approaches to mental health treatment, like talk therapy or medication management, don’t do enough to provide relief.

In recent years, the promise of ketamine as a mental health treatment option has become increasingly apparent. Studies show that ketamine can even provide symptom relief for patients with treatment-resistant depression.

Understanding your infusion therapy treatment

Dr. Edwards provides your ketamine treatment in the form of infusion therapies. Why is that beneficial for you?

Ketamine therapy controls your dose of ketamine. Originally used as a surgical anesthetic, ketamine induces dissociation. The team at Iconic Infusions, PPLC, ensures that your dose is small, safe, and non-addictive. This type of treatment is FDA approved for mental health care.

An IV drip is the fastest, most efficient way to absorb your ketamine dose. The IV bypasses your digestion, meaning that your medication takes effect quickly, without any loss in the digestion process.

Most patients tolerate IV ketamine infusion well. At Iconic Infusions, PLLC, we use very small needles for your ketamine infusion therapy. Our team monitors you during the injection to ensure that you don’t experience an adverse reaction to the IV drip. If you’re worried about needles, ask how we can help you better tolerate this form of therapy.

What to expect during ketamine therapy

It takes some time for your full ketamine dose to enter your body through your IV drip. After your provider at Iconic Infusions, PLLC, starts your IV drip, you rest in comfort in our medspa-style treatment space.

Because you experience dissociation during ketamine treatment, it’s important for you to have a peaceful space for this therapy. Calming scents and sounds and comfortable pillows and blankets let you adjust your experience for the best possible results. You can even enjoy a relaxing herbal tea blend during your treatment session! 

Ask the team at Iconic Infusions, PLLC, about what to expect from your ketamine therapy experience and how you should prepare for your treatment sessions.

For effective treatment of anxiety, depression, PTSD, chronic pain, and more, you typically need a series of spaced-apart ketamine infusion treatment sessions. Before you start treatment, your provider ensures that you fully understand your whole ketamine therapy treatment plan.

You typically start to feel better right away after your dose is administered. And the transformative effects of ketamine treatment can continue for weeks or months after your therapy appointment. Your brain regrows new pathways, ending negative physical and mental pain cycles.

If you have more questions about IV ketamine treatment and how this approach to mental health support could benefit you, contact Dr. Edwards at Iconic Infusions, PLLC today. You can call now to schedule your initial consultation appointment or request an appointment online.

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