Anxiety disorders affect one-third of adults. When your anxiety doesn’t improve with talk therapy or psychiatric medications, it’s time to consider ketamine. Ketamine quickly and effectively relieves your anxiety, allowing you to start anew and rewrite your life’s journey. At Illumma in Austin, Texas, Ken Adolph, MD, and a team of experienced infusion specialists can jumpstart your treatment with ketamine therapy. To learn more about ketamine infusion therapy, call the office to schedule a free consultation or use the online booking system today.
When you feel anxious, your brain sends out hormones that activate your body. That response is natural as it helps you stand strong to deal with the issue or to quickly escape from an overwhelming or dangerous situation.
When the immediate threat is over, your hormone levels should go back to normal and your anxiety disappears. If you have an anxiety disorder, however, your body stays on high alert, even when you don’t face a worrisome situation.
That type of anxiety takes hold of your life, causes ongoing worry and fear, and prevents you from doing the things you want to do. That’s when you should seek help.
There are several anxiety disorders and each one has unique symptoms that set it apart from the others. Anxiety disorders cause symptoms such as:
You may also have a panic attack and experience symptoms like a racing heartbeat, chest pain, difficulty breathing, and dizziness.
Ketamine directly impacts glutamate, a brain chemical that’s involved in anxiety. When you receive ketamine infusion therapy, the medication rebalances brain chemicals and triggers new nerve connections. As a result, you should see a reduction in experiencing anxiety.
Some people feel the difference within an hour of their treatment. Others improve after their second or third infusion.
Before your ketamine infusion, you fill out a questionnaire online and get paired with an experienced Illumma provider who is best suited to your needs. They answer all your questions and give you any individualized instructions you may need to follow before your infusion.
Most people only need to wear comfortable clothes and show up for their infusion appointment. After you talk with your provider, you relax on a comfortable, reclining chair while they start an intravenous infusion.
Ketamine is slowly delivered over an hour. With pre-treatment preparation and time to recover after your infusion, you’ll be in the office for up to two hours.
The benefits of a single treatment generally last a few days to a month. The team at Illumma typically recommends a series of six infusions over 2-4 weeks, which delivers results that last from several weeks to months.
To learn if ketamine infusion therapy can help relieve your anxiety, call Illumma or schedule an appointment online today.