Great job on finishing your first or one of your healing sessions. The time right after your session is a great chance for more healing, understanding, and progress.

It’s normal to want to make the most of this time and get the best results from your ketamine therapy. This article aims to answer a common query: “Can you work after ketamine infusion?” Let’s dig in:

How Many Ketamine Maintenance Treatments You Need?

It’s usually a good idea to have follow-up treatments every 4 to 6 weeks, but this might continue. Some patients feel better after their first set of treatments and stop for a while until they feel the need again.

Others spread out their treatments until they stop completely. Some change how often they come based on how they’re feeling. Everyone is different, so healthcare providers should personally discuss what works best for each patient.

How Is Ketamine Infusion Performed?

Ketamine infusion therapy is given at the doctor’s office through a tube in your arm. You will need to see the doctor first to ensure it’s safe for you.

When you go in for the treatment, you will sit or lie comfortably for about 40 to 60 minutes while they give you the medicine. The doctors will watch you closely to make sure everything’s okay.

While getting the treatment, you might feel relaxed or like you’re in a dream. Some people might feel a bit sick or dizzy, but the doctors can help with that.

After the treatment, you will stay to ensure you are okay before going home. You might feel sleepy for a while after. You might need more treatments later on depending on how you feel and what your doctor thinks.

Post-Care Considerations

You can certainly work after ketamine infusion. However, there are some considerations to take into account. After your treatment, ensure that you drink lots of water to stay hydrated. Don’t drive or use heavy machines for the rest of the day. Have someone take you home instead.

Take it easy for the rest of the day, and don’t do anything too strenuous. You might feel back to normal after a few hours, but listen to your body and go at your own pace. Eating a light meal can help prevent feeling sick. Avoid alcohol for a couple of days before and after the treatment.

Some people might feel deep emotions or memories after the treatment. It can be helpful to talk to someone, like a therapist, about your feelings. Overall, ketamine therapy is safe and can help with mental health or chronic pain, especially with some care afterward.

Key Takeaway

The answer to “Can you work after ketamine infusion?” is yes, you can, as long as you avoid tasks that mentally or physically exhaust you. This is the only way to get the best results out of your session.

Visit Dr. Raza Jafri at Balanced Ketamine for expert consultation and treatment. Call us at (913) 871-9888 to secure an appointment.

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