What to Expect

What to Expect During Your Ketamine Infusion Treatment

Ketamine IV infusion therapy is administered by our medical team at our clinic in Maryville, IL, right outside St. Louis. During your 45- to 60-minute treatment, your vitals will be continually monitored by our specialists while you relax in our quiet, comfortable environment.

In many instances, patients report a reduction in pain or depression symptoms immediately.

Ketamine IV Infusion FAQ’s

When administered in low doses by a licensed healthcare professional in a controlled environment, Ketamine safely eases the debilitating symptoms of depression and chronic pain, is non-addictive, and has no long-term side effects.

Ketamine can provide relief from chronic pain, such as migraines, complex regional pain syndrome and cancer pain, as well as mental health issues, including depression, anxiety and OCD. Your healthcare provider can help you determine if ketamine therapy is right for you

The frequency of treatment varies by a patient’s needs. You may only need one treatment, or you may require repeated treatments every few months. For individuals with severe or long-term symptoms, the benefits of ketamine therapy can only be sustained when combined with therapy, and in some cases, traditional medications.

Because ketamine therapy should only be considered after the failure of standard treatments, it’s important that we have your medical history from your provider to review current medications, obtain a baseline of symptom severity, and determine any health conditions that would exclude you from receiving infusions. While you’re undergoing ketamine therapy, you must stay under your provider’s care throughout treatment.

During your treatment, you’ll experience deep relaxation, and in some cases, temporary dissociation where the scene around you feels unreal. Patients who have reactions to medications may feel nausea, dizziness or tiredness following treatment, so we require someone drive you home after your infusion. In most cases, side effects subside within a few hours, though you may continue to feel fatigued.

More than 70% of ketamine patients report improvements in their overall physical and/or mental health after undergoing ketamine infusion therapy. The rate of success increases when infusions are delivered in coordination with physical therapy (for pain) or talk and cognitive behavioral therapy (for depression).

Patients with poorly controlled psychosis, active mania, a high risk for addiction, uncontrolled hypertension, or acute or unstable cardiovascular disease should avoid ketamine infusion for pain or depression.

Ketamine IV Infusion therapy is currently only offered as a self-pay treatment. However,you’ll find the cost to be incredibly affordable, especially since your results are bothimmediate and long-lasting. Visit iCare for financing information or contact WeCare todiscuss payment options at 618-205-1430

If you live in St. Louis or Southern Illinois and are considering ketamine infusion therapy, the team at WeCare is ready to answer any questions you may have. For more information, please give us a call at 618-205-1430 or contact us online.