What to Expect at Your First Treatment
On the day of your treatment, you’ll be greeted by one of our caring providers who will help you get comfortable in your treatment nook. You will fill out your assessment if you haven’t already, and we will start an IV.
You will receive your infusion over approximately forty minutes. You will have an eye mask, ear plugs or noise-canceling headphones, and music, available for use during your treatment. Your infusion is a time of personal introspection and self-reflection with our caring staff standing by should you need anything.
When your infusion is over, you will have time to recover from your experience in your nook before your care person picks you up. As soon as you are able, we encourage you to write down the feelings, images, and experiences you had during your treatment. This will help guide your meetings with your integration specialist and help you on your journey to healing.
Is Ketamine right for me?
Ketamine may be the next step on your healing journey. Our team of dedicated providers will determine if you qualify for ketamine infusions. We take a collaborative approach to care and will communicate with your current mental health provider (with your permission) or help you find one if you are in need. We will also include your medical care providers if deemed necessary. Contact us today if you think ketamine could be right for you.
A small sample of the conditions we treat are listed below:
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Psychological impact of chronic illness
Pain conditions, such as: CRPS, fibromyalgia, trigeminal neuralgia, and phantom limb pain
What does ketamine feel like
Ketamine is considered a dissociative anesthetic. This means patients may experience dissociation from the physical world, often siting a floating sensation and some visualizations. The onset of this experience can occur during the infusion and last into your recovery time. By the time you leave, most of these sensations will be gone.
Ketamine may also make you feel sleepy. We don’t recommend signing legal documents, driving, caring for small children, or other activities that require vigilance for several hours after your infusion. You will need an adult 18 or over to drive you home and stay with you for 6 hours after your infusion.
Is ketamine safe
Yes! Ketamine is an FDA (Federal Drug Administration) approved anesthetic and has been on the market for both humans and animals since the 1970’s. Before the FDA approves any medication for use in humans, it goes through rigorous safety testing, often taking many years. We have now been using ketamine safely in the anesthesia world about 50 years. More recently, scientist have noticed specific properties in ketamine that can help to relieve symptoms of depression, anxiety, PTSD and other mental health conditions and promote a metaphysical spiritual experience. The body of medical research on ketamine for its use in mental health and wellness has grown
exponentially over the last 5 years and we are learning more every day.
Ketamine is extremely safe. However, at Wellbeing we take your safety seriously and it is our first priority in your care. Considering Ketamine has anesthetic properties, we always have an anesthesia provider on staff. Anesthesia providers are the only medical providers qualified to handle any complications that may arise from ketamine infusions.
Is it legal?
Yes! The FDA has approved ketamine for its use as an anesthetic, making it legally available on the market for purchase and prescription by qualified providers. The administration of ketamine for mental health and wellness is considered an “off-label” use of this drug. This use case is not only legal but has a growing body of medical literature and research to support its use in mental health and wellness. While the FDA approves drugs for the market, it cannot control how or why medical providers prescribe or administer drugs. In fact, some sources estimate anywhere from 20-40% of prescriptions written are for “off-label” uses of drugs. This practice is legal and quite common.
Wellbeing is a ketamine clinic located in Denver, CO.
By appointment only.
1076 South Gaylord Street
Denver, CO 80209
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