“They were a guardian angel…one treatment, suicidal ideations were gone.”
For a long time, Christy had her depression (MDD) under control. But when her depression came flooding back, Christy knew she just couldn’t do it alone any longer. Watch Christy speak candidly about her journey, and how she sought help from her healthcare professional. Individual results may vary.
Hi, I’m Christy and I have been battling depression and suicidal ideations for many years, for 20 years actually, since the birth of my first son, and have been, like many people, muddling through, putting on a happy face, going about my day and doing my things, whereas so well that no one else really knew that how badly it was inside. And it wasn’t until the suicidal ideations became suicidal plans that I knew I had to seek out help from other ways because the SSRIs weren’t working.
I am in the healthcare profession myself and was familiar with Midsouth Pain Clinic, and knew that they had started the ketamine treatments, which I had been following for years, but had been so far away that it wasn’t an option for me. And, thankfully, they were a guardian angel, and I found them. They got me in. One treatment, suicidal ideations were gone. Second infusion, depression gone. It’s changed my life, the life of my children, and the life of my patients. Thank you.
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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