“It’s definitely worth it. My brain was in a fog…and for the first time in so many years, I have energy, I’m happy and motivated.”
For 15 years, Jane has struggled with PTSD from a near death experience and loss of a loved one. Watch Jane speak candidly about how her experience at Pacific Ketamine Institute has helped her unlock her brain and start living her life again. Individual results may vary.
Hi, my name is Jane and I’m here at Pacific Ketamine Institute undergoing another ketamine treatment. I’ve been battling with PTSD for the past 15 years. My PTSD was caused by a near-death experience and the loss of a loved one. I tried everything for years. I tried going to therapists, I tried all these spiritual retreats and all of these different religious things and nothing seemed to work. Then I met somebody who happened to know of Pacific Ketamine Institute and highly recommended it. I was very wary at first because I didn’t know what it was. I did a bit of research and realized that it seemed to work well with PTSD war vets and so I thought I’d give it a shot.
When I got here, they welcomed me with open arms. They’re some of the kindest people I’ve ever met. The office is lovely and the atmosphere is really peaceful and it feels like you’re in a living room instead of a hospital or doctor’s office.
I underwent six ketamine treatments and I was really skeptical about how it would work out, but after my sixth one, gradually over time my brain unlocked. I feel like I got my life back. I lost my boyfriend of four years when I was 17 and hadn’t quite felt the same before that. Now for the first time in so many years, I have energy, I’m happy, I’m motivated internally like I used to be. I’m social again.
I am remembering things. Before I remembered nothing, it was like my brain was in a fog. It was just completely locked and now it’s unlocked. I’m able to go back to school and actually retain what I’m learning, which is fantastic. I’m able to tie together coherent sentences, which is something I couldn’t do before. It seemed almost impossible. This treatment has really helped me in every way possible, including relationships.
I am much more serene and emotionally stable and happy and healthy and everything’s just better. I’m here again having my maintenance seventh treatment and I’m just so grateful for these doctors and that this place exists. I highly recommend anybody that’s looking for treatment with PTSD or depression or chronic pain to come here and to get a treatment and see how you feel. I promise you, if it’s anything like it helped me, it’s definitely worth it. It is, sincerely. I wish all of you feel better because I know what it feels like and it’s really hard.
Treating depression is often a non-linear path. Most of our patients have been through years of trying one medication after another, and often times from doctors who don’t talk to each other.
You’ve been advised by your doctor to try an SSRI (or have tried several already) to treat your depression. It takes 6-8 weeks to see if it works. The side effects are terrible and work immediately. After a few months, you realize that you feel terrible still, and are frustrated that you wasted months with a drug that was intended to make you feel better, but it made you feel worse. Did you know that SSRIs only work 20% more than a placebo? For everyone else, they don’t work. But the side effects are debilitating.
Unlike SSRIs or SNRIs that take weeks to see if they work, most of our patients feel immediate relief from their depression the first day that they do their initial ketamine treatment. In some cases, it takes 2-3 treatments for the benefits to kick in, but in over 85% of our patients who have used IV Ketamine as their modality to treat depression, they see a major improvement in their quality of life and relief from their depression and pain.
85% success rate and it works immediately. Sounds much better than the alternative, doesn’t it?
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