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Ketamine Specialist

Megan Baerny, CRNA -  - Ketamine Infusion Clinic

Repose

Megan Baerny, CRNA

Ketamine Infusion Clinic located in Lake Oswego, OR

If you can’t manage the symptoms of anxiety, depression, or other mood disorders with traditional medicines, you could be a candidate for ketamine infusion therapy. At Repose in Lake Oswego, Oregon, ketamine specialist Megan Baerny, CRNA, offers in-office ketamine infusions to provide you with fast, long-lasting relief from your symptoms. The staff prioritizes your safety throughout your infusion and customizes the treatment to your unique needs. Call Repose today to learn more about the benefits of ketamine infusions. You can also book a consultation online.

Ketamine Q & A

Why should I consider ketamine infusion therapy?

Ketamine is an anesthetic medication commonly used in surgery. Low-dose infusions of ketamine directly into your bloodstream offer benefits in the treatment of mental health and mood disorders like:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Postpartum depression
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

Ketamine can make it easier to manage the symptoms of these conditions because the medication works directly on your brain to increase your levels of glutamate.

Glutamate is an important neurotransmitter in your brain that plays a role in controlling your mood. Ketamine blocks the N-methyl-D-Aspartate (NMDA) receptors to increase glutamate levels. The medication also creates new neural connections and repairs weak neural pathways in your brain to provide you with long-term symptom relief.

The team at Repose will determine if ketamine infusion therapy can help you find fast, long-lasting relief of your symptoms by reviewing your medical history and your condition.

Ketamine is especially effective at treating mental health disorders that are resistant to conventional medication therapies. The Repose staff can recommend a series of ketamine infusions over the course of two weeks to help you achieve the best possible symptom relief.

What can I expect during ketamine infusion therapy?

During your ketamine infusion, the team at Repose will insert an intravenous (IV) line in your arm. Ketamine slowly drips through this IV into your bloodstream. The infusion will last around 40 minutes and you may go home after a short recovery period following your infusion.

Your provider will constantly monitor your vital signs and your comfort throughout the treatment. You may begin to feel your symptoms improve quickly in the first several hours to days after your infusion. 

To get the greatest benefits from ketamine infusion therapy, the Repose team might recommend that you receive a series of treatments, usually every other day for two weeks, for a total of six infusions.

Does ketamine cause side effects?

When administered under the supervision of an experienced anesthesia provider at Repose, ketamine infusions are safe and effective.

Side effects of ketamine are usually mild and can include:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Lightheadedness and dizziness
  • Increased heart rate and blood pressure
  • Feelings of detachment from one’s body

These side effects generally get better on their own soon after your infusion is complete.

The providers at Repose can also recommend IV hydration therapy in combination with your ketamine infusions. This treatment delivers fluids directly into your bloodstream to keep your body hydrated.

To learn more about how ketamine therapy can treat underlying mood disorders, call Repose or request a consultation online today.