After paperwork and consents are signed, a detailed history and physical including medication list, past medical history and vital sign check will be taken. An IV will be placed in either arm or hand depending on vein access and the infusion will begin. Lights are lowered and a relaxing spa like environment ensues while reclining in our comfortable heated massage chairs , optional weighted blankets with silence, white noise or music of your choice. Comfortable clothing is suggested and pillows and blankets may also be brought. Vital signs will be recorded every 10-15 minutes and you will be consistently monitored for mood and side effects. Some feelings commonly, but not always, experienced is a "dissociation", it can be described as an out of body experience or floating. Most feel relaxation and an unique "spaced out" experience. Usually there is a 15-30 min recovery time. These resources are highly recommended for understanding the ketamine infusion process.
Yes. Ketamine has been used for decades for the critically ill who cannot receive "typical" anesthesia in procedures and operating rooms since ketamine has the anesthetizing effect on the brain without suppressing other vitals such as heart rate, respiratory rate and blood pressure; essentially putting the brain to sleep without putting other organs to sleep. The amount received during therapy infusions is well below the dose necessary to provide "general anesthesia" . The pharmacological and physiological effects are well known since a CRNA or Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist is administering the infusion. CRNAs have been practicing and developing safe and effective anesthesia care for patients since the 1800s. You are monitored throughout the infusion to ensure your comfort and safety.
Generally, side effects are minimal but most commonly reported are an "out of body" experience or floating. Increased heart rate and blood pressure can also occur which will be monitored and treated appropriately during the infusion. Dry mouth and flushing or hypersalivation have been reported as well as nausea. Nausea can also be readily treated during the infusion. Headaches can also occur. Increased anxiousness and flushing have also been reported during some infusions and can be readily addressed.
A referral is recommended. A referral is helpful to completely understand your diagnosis and previous treatment so that a collaborative approach can be taken with your situation. Please contact us and let us help you through this process. Texting is very much encouraged! (615) 987-0098
Not yet. Even though Ketamine is FDA approved for anesthetic uses, it is not approved yet for depression, chronic pain, etc. The approval process can take many years and the funding and research is ongoing.
Yes, it is unsafe to drive after a ketamine infusion. You may still feel "loopy" and slightly disoriented even after the recovery period. You will be asked who is driving you when you arrive for each appointment. Also, you may feel more comfortable with a close friend, visitor, family member or counselor with you during the infusion, this is acceptable and encouraged. A chair will be available inside the treatment room or seating is available in the waiting area
Ketamine Wellness Infusions, LLC
Ketamine Wellness Infusions, 2640 N Mt.Juliet Rd, STE 103 Mount Juliet, TN 37122, US Hours: Mon - Fri appointments available Sat - Sun appointments available