DEPRESSION, BIPOLAR, PTSD, AND OTHER MOOD DISORDERS
For Depression, Anxiety, OCD and PTSD, it is recommended that you complete 6 infusions over 3 weeks, followed by booster infusions when you need them. The frequency of the booster infusion will differ depending on the patient’s condition and response to initial treatment. On average, people generally need one every 2-3 months, but some are able to go much longer without needing one. Alchemy Wellness uses a daily text program to monitor your mood and help determine the timing between infusions.
CHRONIC PAIN (INCLUDING CRPS)
Chronic pain syndromes are more difficult to treat and require a very different protocol. These infusions are four hours long and occur several days in a row. During these infusions, we may add additional medications, such as magnesium or lidocaine, tailored specifically to your needs and response to therapy. After the initial schedule of 3-5 infusions, subsequent booster infusions will be on an as-needed basis.
A full and accurate medication list, allergy list, and any diagnostic/treatment information from prior physicians. It is recommended that you bring a family member or trusted friend to help you understand if ketamine is right for you.
We recommend you wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. Most patients prefer to listen to music during their infusions. Some prefer to watch videos. So, please feel free to bring your portable electronic devices and ear/headphones. We have guest WIFI available.