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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.

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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.

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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 “‘

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Agree. No more versed for me.

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I had to sign paperwork saying I would not be driving the day of infusions. I am never rushed, I am sad anyone would be rushed that sounds terrible. Self rushing as described by Boopster, maybe, but never been rushed by staff.

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I’m receiving the nasal spray treatments at a facility. They are very nice and it’s weird. I come and get my blood pressure taken, then 2 sprays every 3 minutes. Then I experience the treatment for an hour and blood pressure taken again. I’m then free to go when I feel comfortable. I’m on 13th treatment and the psychedelic effect is less each time. But I am unsteady. Was told to stay on psych meds for 6 months. I’m really less depressed and am excited about the future. Hope to DC some meds as I am on 8 different anti-anxiety and antidepressants. But I am reading your posts and will be cautious. Thanks to all for input.

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I generally get to the clinic and chat with the doctor and nurse they are very friendly. Hook me up. All this takes about 1/2 hour. I go under for 45 minutes - 1 hour and 15 if it’s a good one. They unhook me and chat for about 15 minutes and then I go. They never rush me. If anything they may have to go, but tell me to take me time. I’ve never felt rushed by them. I’ve only ever felt rushed by myself at the beginning. I didn’t want to be occupying their time, but now I don’t even stress. I take however long I feel like taking. I mean it’s $500/pop I better get to take me time. :rofl:. I would express your concerns or schedule a different time.

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They let you drive?

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That’s kind of what I was thinking. My clinic won’t allow me to drive for at least 12, and preferably 24 hours after an infusion. I generally consider myself okay to drive the next day, but I would never even consider driving on the same day after an infusion.

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I cannot drive myself to appointment. After several hours I’m fine to drive.

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Keep in mind you are the only one that knows how inebriated you are. My clinic usually asks if I am ready. My doctor always escorts me to my ride. Just ask for more time if you need it. Definitely let them know if you are still feeling wobbly! It’s OK to speak up about your needs!

My ketamine clinic will not let you get an infusion unless you have a ride,and they have to sign paperwork that they are responsible for getting you home.

I get Spravato because fortunately my health insurance pays the majority for it. I am absolutely not allowed to drive myself home and they ask me to refrain from driving that entire day after the treatment. Most days I feel fine to drive but will not in case. It’s better safe than sorry. My only resentment is having to use their Uber and being charged a $15 fee to get home.

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