“History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived; but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.” – Maya Angelou
When you’ve gone through trauma so intense that it leads to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), it may feel impossible to overcome. If the after-effects of trauma are still haunting you and taking up too much space in your life, it’s time to find another path forward. We love the quote above by Maya Angelou and have made it our mission to provide relief to individuals struggling with PTSD, depression, anxiety, chronic pain, and other conditions through medical ketamine treatments. Interested in learning more about how ketamine infusions can help you cope with PTSD so it no longer controls your life? Here, we delve into the details of why ketamine can be so effective in treating individuals with PTSD.
Medical Ketamine and PTSD
PTSD is caused by experiencing or witnessing a highly distressing event. Its symptoms are characterized by intrusive memories, flashbacks, recurring dreams or nightmares, and reacting to triggers that remind you of the event. Needless to say, living with PTSD can make it difficult or impossible to cope with daily life or can hold you back from living life to the fullest.
Since PTSD and its underlying trauma can be so challenging to diagnose and treat, it’s not uncommon for individuals with this condition to feel hopeless. If you’ve tried therapy or medication but haven’t found the relief you need, ketamine infusions may be helpful in releasing traumatic memories. Ketamine has been in use since the 1960s and is an FDA-approved anesthetic. The dissociative effects of ketamine are often incredibly effective at allowing those with PTSD to build resilience and cope with trauma. With continued infusions, many of our patients experience astounding results in the treatment of this complex condition.
Living with PTSD can feel like a nightmare, especially if you’re often faced with triggers in day-to-day life. Regardless of the frequency or severity of your symptoms, there’s no question that you’re ready to find new ways to cope if you’re struggling. If you’ve tried several other options and you haven’t found the relief you need, medical ketamine may be the solution. Ketamine infusions are administered in our clinic by highly experienced doctors, and you’ll feel right at home in our soothing environment. We’d love to help you alleviate your symptoms so you can stop reliving the past and enjoy life in the moment. Interested in finding out if you’re a candidate for ketamine infusions? Please contact us today to schedule a consultation.