Preparing for Your First Ketamine Therapy Session

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What is Ketamine Infusion Therapy?

Ketamine infusion therapy uses ketamine, a potent anesthetic and psychotropic pain reliever, administered by IV to treat certain types of chronic pain and psychiatric conditions not responsive to classic therapies.

When you’re preparing for your first Ketamine Therapy appointment, you may be wondering how you can show up properly prepared. There are numerous things you can do to ensure the session goes smoothly and that you have idealistic results. With Dr. Farnad at Miracle Mile Medical Group, a leading provider of Ketamine therapy in Los Angeles, you are always in good hands.

Get a Good Night’s Sleep

If you can, go to bed early the night before your treatment and get a couple extra hours of shut eye. Being well rested when receiving your treatment, you’ll be less likely to be anxious or have any possible side effects.

Relax!

When arriving to your Ketamine Therapy session, try and stay as relaxed as possible. If you’re feeling a bit anxious about your treatment, try bringing along your favorite pillow, or headphones to listen to your favorite music.

Come Prepared

When you come into Miracle Mile Group to receive your first treatment, it’s important to show up prepared. Bring a list of any current medications you are taking so that Dr. Farnad can tell if they will react with the Ketamine. Additionally bring any notes from your primary physician or specialists if you have them.

Don’t stress about Results

You may be feeling some of the effects of Ketamine before you realize, inhibiting you from enjoying the full potential of relief. Don’t stress to much about not seeing results as soon as your session ends; sometimes you will see results in an hour or so. Just trust the process and that you will find some relief from the treatment.

Prepare yourself for your Next Session

After your first Ketamine Therapy session, you may be wondering “What’s next?”
Nearly all conditions require additional treatments to reach the desired results and maintain it. If you weren’t satisfied with the pain relief you received from the first treatment, you’ll be glad to know that for most patients, a second and third treatment is needed to notice improvement.


If Ketamine Therapy sounds like the right treatment for you, give Miracle Mile Group a call today and set up an appointment.