Ketamine infusions are a great option for people seeking help for treatment-resistant depression, treatment-resistant bipolar disorders, PTSD, OCD, chronic pain, and more. But, while these treatments are effective and provide long-lasting results, there are some things to consider before treatment sessions. There are specific things that you can do to boost your results and things that you should consider steering clear of to have the best experience.
Some of the things to consider doing before ketamine infusions include:
One thing that can really help to keep you relaxed and confident about ketamine infusion sessions is getting a good night’s sleep beforehand. Not getting enough sleep can increase stress, and it can be helpful to not be stressed before and during a ketamine infusion because you want to go into your sessions feeling comfortable and confident to get the best experience possible. So, make sure you get to bed on time the night before your session so that you can have the best experience possible.
Ketamine sessions involve you sitting and relaxing while your session takes place. So, it’s best to be relaxed and comfortable during these sessions while the medication does its job. Therefore, you want to be considerate of your mindset before sessions so that you’re comfortable and can prepare to relax. You can be careful of your mindset by staying away from content and media that may be unpleasant. And, doing things that you know will put you in a good place. For example, taking a nice walk to clear your mind, putting on some soothing music, or doing some meditation before your session. Again, you want to be comfortable before your session so that you can relax during sessions to get the best results, so focus on coming into your session feeling good mentally.
Ketamine is a medication that can impair your mind – at least for the first few hours after treatment. This means you won’t be able to drive yourself home after treatment sessions. So, before your treatment sessions, you’ll need to ask a trusted individual to drive you to and from appointments. You’ll want to ask your driver well in advance about your sessions so they can schedule to be there for you.
It’s suggested that patients don’t eat or drink anything 6 hours before ketamine treatment sessions. This is because the medication can make some people feel nauseous. So, not having anything in your stomach can help to reduce nausea symptoms and make the sessions more comfortable.
Are you struggling with not getting the symptom relief you need from traditional treatments? You may be a good candidate for ketamine infusion therapy. Knowing more about what to expect from treatments and what to do and not do before treatments can be beneficial. However, knowing whether or not you qualify as a good candidate is crucial. Find out more about whether or not you may benefit from ketamine infusion therapy by talking to the experts at Delray Brain Science today.