Thinking of pursuing ketamine therapy? Make sure to get informed about the treatment beforehand.
This includes being a good candidate, and being aware of the effects of ketamine, including possible side effects.
One of the best ways to get relevant information about ketamine therapy is to ask your doctor essential questions.
Here are five questions you should ask your doctor about this form of treatment.
Even if your doctor is well aware of the benefits of the treatment, they still might think it’s unnecessary.
“Do You Recommend Ketamine Therapy?”
“How Much Do You Know About Ketamine Therapy?”
If they say they are aware of the treatment but don’t know enough about it to make a recommendation, then you will probably want to get a second opinion.
Make sure that your doctor can adequately address the following aspects of ketamine:
- Acute physical and psychological effects - Long-term effects - Side effects and after effects
“Would Any Of My Medications Affect Treatment?”
Your doctor should know the medications you are taking, so ask if any of these drugs could affect your treatment.
Indeed, some medications can make ketamine therapy less effective, including the following.
- Benzodiazepines - Lamotrigine - Memantine - Any other drug that affects NMDA receptors.