Many people ignore and/or minimize their own health issues, believing symptoms and feelings will go away or eventually get better. However, during times of crisis, when there is more pressure and stress, it’s imperative we focus on taking care of ourselves because truly, why suffer when there is relief available?
Here’s where ketamine infusions come in. If you suffer from depression or anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), or chronic pain caused by fibromyalgia or migraines and have found antidepressants and other medications to be ineffective, ketamine infusions can provide relief in just a few days. FDA data supports ketamine infusion therapy treatment and with the COVID-19 pandemic bringing on an increase in feelings of anxiety, isolation, depression, stress, and uncertainty while enhancing physical chronic pain, it is an ideal solution for many.
As Chief Medical Officer at IV Solution and Ketamine Centers, I have seen a large increase in the need for our services since quarantine began. It’s indicative of how taxing this pandemic is on our physical and mental health but also promising that our patients are taking control of their health and seeking ketamine therapy instead of suffering through.
Here are a few quotes from our patients:
“Suffering from migraines since high school, they were enhanced when I played in the NFL. I used to be bubbly and really outgoing but when I would get migraines, I couldn’t be that way. When I started the treatments, I became more focused and the pain has definitely decreased. I feel like myself again.”
-Jerry Azumah, former Chicago Bears Cornerback
“Prior to going to see Dr. Nandra, I was depressed… I was lost. There was a lot of grey. It was like being in a swimming pool not knowing what side to get out of. My switch happened at visit three. I then found the joys in little things and as the treatments progressed, they really solidified.”
-Tony Demarco, Professional Opera Singer and Dancer
“I am a cancer survivor. After all my treatment was done, I had some intense side effects including fatigue, neuropathy, and pain. I researched ketamine treatments and Dr. Nandra prescribed an individual treatment plan that helped me. After the first series, I felt relief for 3 to 4 months, then after the main series I went in for a booster treatment and I’m still feeling fantastic.”
-Michelle Kerulis, Clinical Therapist and Cancer Survivor
If you’re curious about ketamine treatments, trust that our full medical team comprised of anesthesiologists and registered nurses creates customized plans for our patients by collaborating with their primary care physician, specialist, or mental health professional to optimize treatment and ensure continuity of care. Everything is tailored to what each patient requires.
Ketamine is effective within hours to days with minimal side effects. Most of our patients have improvement after their first or second ketamine infusion and feel very relaxed while they are receiving the treatment. Many patients, with the guidance of their psychiatrist or physician, may be able to decrease or even eliminate their other medications after the treatments.
After the series of six 45-minute infusions for depression done over 2 to 3 weeks, patients typically report relief of symptoms for many weeks, and months, after which time booster infusions may be scheduled as needed. Patients can inquire directly for the treatment or can be referred by their physician or mental health professional.
We are committed to providing services to everyone that needs them and take full disinfection and PPP precautions per CDC recommendations, minimizing person-to-person contact and wait times in our medical facility. Patients are screened carefully before appointments.
If ketamine is a potential option for you, please contact us and we will evaluate and coordinate your care with a free phone consultation.
IV Solutions and Ketamine Centers is located at 300 Village Green Road, Suite 225 in Lincolnshire and at 712 N. Dearborn Street in Chicago. For more information, call 844-9-IV-MEDS (948-6337) or visit chicagoivsolution.com or ketaminechicago.com to watch and listen to our many patient testimonials, news, and radio stories.