What to Expect
You will be in a private room and seated in a comfortable chair for the treatment. An IV will be started and the ketamine infusion will begin. You can listen to music or watch TV as you wait.
Ketamine is a general anesthetic so it reduces sensations in the body and can make you feel relaxed, dreamy or a little out of it so after the treatment you will need help getting home.
Negative effects while ketamine is in your system may include nausea, clumsiness, inability to use good judgement, altered perception of time and hallucinations. Your treatment will be adjusted to avoid these if needed.