Ketamine treatment is a safe method of alleviating pain. However, some patients are worried about the long-term effects of their treatment. Among the top concerns is fear of a ketamine tolerance. Will your body get used to the medicine over time? Do I need higher doses in order to feel relief? Will I become addicted? Below, you’ll learn whether you should worry about a ketamine tolerance.
What is Ketamine?
Ketamine has a long- and complicated- history. It has been used for decades as a type of anesthesia. This means that ketamine has a long history in the medical world and has been used safely for therapeutic reasons for years. Unfortunately, ketamine has also been used as an illegal drug. However, it’s important to remember that medical doses of ketamine are taken at smaller, controlled doses.
Is Ketamine Addictive?
At the end of the day, ketamine is an addictive substance. Therefore, your dosages must be tightly controlled by a professional. During ketamine therapy, you are given small doses of the drug at regularly scheduled intervals. This prevents addiction and allows you to experience the positives of ketamine- without the negatives.
Will I Build a Ketamine Tolerance?
A ketamine tolerance can happen if you take the drug recreationally. This is another reason why therapeutic doses must be controlled by an expert. Before you begin therapy, your height, weight, medical history, and lifestyle are all taken into account. This allows us to create a tailor-made dose of ketamine for your body. Taking the correct dose is the best way to avoid a ketamine tolerance.
Working With a Good Clinic
Many patients worry that ketamine therapy will become addictive or will be harmful to their health. This is why it’s so important to work with a trustworthy clinic. While the treatment can have negative effects, these are avoided when working with industry pros.
Still Have Questions?
Ketamine tolerance can be a scary subject. If you still have questions about this topic, our team is here to help. Call Balanced Ketamine to learn more about therapy- and whether or not it’s a good fit for you.