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Im curious about others experiences regarding the facility. Here is my typical infusion appt;
There is 1 CRNA. She asks a few questions, gives me my usual iv cocktail of zofran, versed and labatolol. My max dose was 100 mg. They provide headphones with calming music. I am usually in another dimension within seconds. Wonderful experiences. But the end is what I dont like. Once my infusion is over I am rushed out the door. I go at night, and am the last appt. How long do you get to wake up before you are escorted out the door? Plz share your experiences. Thx

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In my experience, I scheduled a therapy session right after a fusion which helps more than I thought it would! Everything that’s in my head is fresh and I can talk about it with my therapist and by the time I finish that the effect/highness won’t be as bad.

I am given about 10-15 minutes to get my bearings and talk with the NP who did my infusion. She then checks my vitals once more and makes me stand to make sure I’m steady enough to leave.

I don’t think the people at my clinic would ever rush me or anyone else out the door after a ketamine infusion, although I’ve never been the last appointment of the day. Aside from them being genuinely caring people, there would seem to be a liability issue if someone was made to leave before they were stable and was injured.

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Well that’s what is nice about my place they don’t rush me out the door but unfortunately I have other things I have to take care of so I go rushing out the door after usually an hour of rest Post treatment but she even told me that that’s not good for me that I need to just rest as long as I possibly can but I drive such a long distance to get to the facility and then have to drive to go get my grandson from school so it makes it stressful instead of calming afterwards. so I would suggest if you could find a time or a different place that would allow you to relax instead of rushing you out the door.

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Not a reply to your ask, but thought I’d share the following:
I found the amnesic effect of versed (midazolam) negated much of the therapeutic effect of the Ketamine. I had them stop adding it after spending mucho mula on the initial 6 infusions.

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Diazepines are well known to diminish the effects of the ketamine. My clinic advises that they not be used the day of an infusion “unless that’s what it takes to get you in the door “‘

Agree. No more versed for me.