Convenient Ketamine

Frequently Asked Questions

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Ketamine has a variety of clinical applications beyond its use as an anesthetic and sedative for animals and children. Off-label, it has shown promising results in treatment for depression, anxiety, PTSD, chronic pain, suicidal ideation, and neurogenic pain syndromes. Ketamine is also being explored as a potential treatment for addiction and to provide comfort to hospice and palliative care patients. Our Providers will work with you to determine whether ketamine therapy is appropriate for your specific needs.

While there is still much to be learned about the precise mechanisms by which ketamine works, we do know that it promotes neuroplasticity. Our brains develop patterns over time, which can become detrimental and contribute to symptoms such as depression, anxiety, and chronic pain. Ketamine therapy can help patients process traumatic experiences and develop healthier patterns. This is particularly beneficial for individuals who have tried and failed to find relief from other treatment methods. Unlike many traditional medications, which can take weeks to take full effect, the positive benefits of ketamine are often immediate and can continue for hours or even days.

Ketamine is generally considered safe and is commonly used in children and animals. Unlike many other sedatives, it does not affect the airway or slow down breathing, and it doesn't cause unsafe interactions with most medications. During ketamine therapy, patients typically receive a much lower dose than what is used for anesthesia. However, there are some potential risks associated with ketamine use, such as temporary changes in blood pressure, heart rate, and breathing. Patients are thoroughly screened and closely monitored to ensure safe usage and optimal outcomes. The medical team at Convenient Ketamine takes all necessary precautions to minimize any potential risks and ensure that each patient's treatment is safe and effective.

Ketamine is not considered addictive and does not cause physical or psychological dependence like many common alternatives. In fact, research has shown that ketamine may have potential in treating addiction to other drugs and medications, such as opiates and alcohol. A study by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) found that ketamine was not associated with increased drug-seeking behavior or self-administration in rats, further supporting its low potential for addiction.

Our program includes 2 distinct phases. The first phase is a stabilization period of 6 treatments taken regularly for 1 to 2 weeks. This repetition stimulates profound healing, and usually results in significant improvement in your quality of life. If it is decided you need more time in phase 1, you will continue treatment as directed by your Provider. Once that improvement has been achieved, you will transition to the maintenance phase. This can be 1 treatment per week, or once per month. At CK, treatment schedules are determined on an individual basis, giving you a plan that’s custom tailored to your needs and preferences. Our clinical team will work with you to determine your best path forward.

Click on the Get Started button below and complete the form. One of our associates will call you and answer any questions you may have and schedule your Medical Screening. Your intake forms will be emailed to you as well as a link to download the Osmind app. We highly encourage all of our patients to do this since it provides HIPPA compliant security in communications with their provider as well as the most secure option for entering their payment information.

Your Provider will customize your treatment plan and adjust your Maintenance therapy as you go.

Integrative therapy with a trained therapist is an essential aspect of a comprehensive wellness plan. While it is not mandatory, we strongly recommend integration with a therapist trained in psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy (PAP) to optimize your results. To ensure a safe and effective ketamine therapy experience, we have a team of medically trained Guides who are available to assist you throughout your treatment journey. You can easily communicate with both your Guide and Provider through our app. Our Guides are there to provide emotional support and guidance during your sessions and to help you integrate your therapy into your daily life.

To ensure your safety and the safety of others, we highly recommend that you refrain from driving or operating heavy machinery for at least 24 hours following your ketamine therapy session. It is also recommended that you take the day off work to allow your mind and body to fully recover from the treatment. You may experience lingering effects of ketamine, such as dizziness, confusion, or fatigue, and it is essential that you prioritize your safety and well-being during this time.

We do not accept insurance at this time. You can obtain a superbill through the app, which is a document that shows a list of services you received from a healthcare provider. You may need to submit a superbill to your insurance company to receive reimbursement for services.

Treatment

You and your Provider will decide what is best for you.

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Following The Science

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KTFMH.com

"...to see the diagnostic criteria for each mental illness and how ketamine works with mental illnesses to resolve their symptoms."

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Science Direct

"Strong results for both depression and anxiety for a large and geographically diverse patient population."

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Yale Medicine

"It’s the reaction to ketamine, not the presence of ketamine in the body that constitutes its effects,”

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National Library of Medicine

"There was a significant improvement in depression, anxiety, and the severity of illness after... 1 month of the last dose of ketamine."

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