Discover The Power of Ketamine for Fibromyalgia Treatment

Fibromyalgia is a pain disorder defined by chronic widespread bone and joint pain. It’s distinct from other pain disorders since the symptoms are not restricted to pain; they are accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory, and mood issues.

Women are more probable to get fibromyalgia than men. Fibromyalgia affects 3.4% of females and 0.5% of males in the United States. Individuals who have fibromyalgia also typically encounter tension headaches, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, irritable bowel syndrome, stress and anxiety, and depression.

Symptoms of Fibromyalgia:

The pain linked to Fibromyalgia is often described as a continuous dull ache, commonly arising from muscles. To become considered extensive, the pain must develop on both sides of the patient’s body and above and below your waistline. Patients struggling with fibromyalgia suffer also from fatigue, sleep, memory, and mood issues.

Fibromyalgia Treatment Options

Currently, there are numerous methods to managing fibromyalgia and every treatment option is tailored to better fit each and every patient and their symptoms.

  • Physical Therapy
  • Medication Management Therapy
  • Anti-depression medications: Nortriptyline (Pamelor, Amitriptyline (Elavil).
  • Anti-seizure medications: Pregabalin (Lyrica), Gabapentin (Neurontin).

We are happy to offer the breakthrough Ketamine Treatment Therapy to residents in Portland, OR. This is certainly a cutting edge way to treat Fibromyalgia and has outstanding results.

Using ketamine showed a substantial decline in pain magnitude during and after the test period in fibromyalgia patients. Pain at tender points decreased and endurance boosted considerably

How Does Ketamine Help Treat Fibromyalgia?

Even though still widely misunderstood, fibromyalgia is now regarded as a lifetime central nervous system disorder that causes acute pain. Fibromyalgia pain can be managed with ketamine treatment as a result of ketamine’s NMDA receptor inhibition components.

NMDA is a kind of receptor that serves to help join together glutamate in order to control the human brain’s most crucial pain hub, the thalamus. Whenever the NMDA receptor is obstructed, ketamine delivers acute as well as chronic pain alleviation. Some scientists suggest that ketamine accomplishes this by totally restarting pain receptors in the cnetral nervous system.

Ketamine was actually initially authorized by the FDA as an anesthetic. Nowadays, it can be used to deal with a variety of physical and psychiatric conditions. Not only have ketamine treatment options been shown to be a harmless and reliable treatment for physical pain, but it has also been extensively applied to treat medication-resistant mental health disorders that often concurrently affect those with fibromyalgia.

Customarily, fibromyalgia may be treated with cognitive-behavioral therapy, exercise, stress minimization, and/or pharmacological solutions including:

  • Gabapentinoids
  • Tricyclics
  • Serotonin reuptake inhibitors

If medications and nonpharmacological interventions don’t work, ketamine therapy may be a treatment option for fibromyalgia. Ketamine is known for its ability to help relieve therapy-resistant chronic pain syndromes, especially those syndromes that have a neuropathic component.

Ketamine FAQs

Some of the most common questions and answers about ketamine

If you have been diagnosed with depression, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, or PTSD and you have tried traditional antidepressants without adequate relief. ketamine treatments could be a good options for you.

You will be seated in a comfortable recliner during your treatment. Our staff will place monitors so that we can track your heart rate, EKG, blood pressure, and oxygen levels during your treatment.

A small intravenous catheter will be placed into a vein, after which ketamine will slowly be infused into the vein over approximately 40 minutes by a precise mechanical pump. Your provider will remain in the room during your treatment to monitor your response to the treatment. You will remain awake during the infusion. Most patients report a relaxing and peaceful experience.

Patients will also notice changes in their vision and/or a feeling of “lightheadedness” or “floating.” Many also report feeling somewhat disconnected and having slower thoughts. Typical recovery times last from 20-30 minutes after the completion of your infusion. Most people can expect to be at the office for a total of 90 minutes. You will need a trusted friend or family member to drive you home after your infusion.

Yes. All patients will require a referral from their provider before beginning infusion therapy.

  • Schizophrenia or acute mania
  • Uncontrolled hypertension or other cardiac conditions
  • Glaucoma
  • Pregnancy
  • Allergic reactions to ketamine
  • Obesity (BMI ≥ 40), and
  • Other conditions based on clinical

Uncontrolled high blood pressure is the most common cause of delay or exclusion from receiving ketamine infusions. Please ensure that you have addressed this concern with you primary care provider.

You should continue your prescribed home medications unless directed otherwise. Your ketamine provider will review your medications during your initial consult and discuss any potential interactions.

The initial series of infusions consists of six ketamine infusions over a 2-3 week period. Many patients will notice a change in their symptoms after 1-2 treatments, however, some patients will not experience a benefit until later on in the initial series of treatments. While the effects of ketamine treatments can be life-changing, ketamine is not a cure for mood disorders. You will need maintenance treatments
in order to maintain treatment effects. Your ketamine provider will discuss a recommended maintenance infusion schedule for you, based on your response. On average, patients return every 4-6 weeks for maintenance or “booster” infusions.

There is approximately a 70-72% response rate for patient with depression.

Initial phone consultation: $0
Standard length infusions: $425

  • We accept credit cards only.
  • Financing options may be available upon request.
  • You may be able to use your FSA funds to pay for
    your ketamine treatments.
  • Check with your employer’s FSA administrator to verify eligibility.
  • We offer a discount for military veterans.

Ketamine treatments are currently NOT covered by insurance plans. At your request, we will provide you with a superbill and visit invoice for services provided.

Once we have completed your in person consultation and have a referral from your provider, your infusion can start immediately. We will work with you to schedule your initial series of six infusions. After that, you can schedule “booster” infusions on our patient portal whenever you feel you need them.

Stop Stressing And Start Living Again

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If you or a loved one experiences migraines, let us help you improve your lifestyle with ketamine infusion therapy. Numerous patients receiving treatment with ketamine enjoy relief without the unwanted negative effects of traditional treatment methods. Call Specialized Infusions today for your appointment and discover how ketamine infusions can help with your migraine headaches.

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