Ketamine: A New Hope for Long COVID and Depression

At Idaho Brain and Body Institute, we’re always looking for the best ways to help our patients feel better. Today, we’re talking about something really interesting: Ketamine and how it’s used to treat Long COVID and depression.

What is Ketamine?

Ketamine is a medicine that doctors have used for many years, usually to make people sleep during surgery. But now, doctors are finding out that it can do more than just that. It’s being used to help people who feel really sad (depression) and those who are dealing with Long COVID.

How Does Ketamine Help with Depression?

When someone feels very sad for a long time, it’s called depression. Ketamine can help by:

  1. Making Happy Chemicals: It helps the brain make chemicals that make you feel happier.
  2. Working Fast: Unlike some other medicines, Ketamine can start helping quickly, sometimes in just a few hours.
  3. New Ways of Healing: It works in a different way than most depression medicines, which is good for people who haven’t felt better with other treatments.

And Long COVID?

Long COVID is when people feel sick for a long time after having COVID-19. They might feel tired all the time, have trouble breathing, or feel like they can’t think clearly. Ketamine can help by:

  1. Reducing Pain: It can help with the aches and pains that come with Long COVID.
  2. Improving Energy: Some people feel more energetic and less tired after getting Ketamine.
  3. Clearing the Fog: It might help clear up the brain fog that makes it hard to think or focus.

Why Choose Ketamine for These Problems?

  1. New Option: For some people, regular medicines don’t work, so Ketamine offers a new hope.
  2. Fast Acting: It can start helping faster than many other treatments.
  3. Holistic Approach: At Idaho Brain and Body, we like to look at all the options to help our patients feel their best.

Our Approach to Using Ketamine

We take care with Ketamine:

  1. Careful Planning: We talk to you about your health and decide if Ketamine is a good choice.
  2. Safe Environment: If you get Ketamine, we do it in a safe place where our team can watch over you.
  3. Follow-Up Care: We check on you after to see how you’re doing and make sure you’re feeling better.

Is Ketamine Safe?

Ketamine is safe when used the right way. Our team at Idaho Brain and Body makes sure it’s used safely and effectively.

Interested in Ketamine Treatment?

If you’re dealing with Long COVID or depression and you’re curious about Ketamine, contact us at Idaho Brain and Body Institute. We’re here to answer your questions and support you on your path to feeling better.

Remember, dealing with Long COVID or depression can be tough, but you’re not alone. We’re here to explore all the ways, including Ketamine, to help you on your journey back to health. Let’s work together to find the best path to your well-being.

For more information on Ketamine and its benefits, visit our Ketamine Therapy resource page.

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