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What Does Relief Feel Like?

Every patient answers that question differently. The effects don’t always occur in the ways you might expect. Relief can be fast and life changing, but not always immediate. It may take several days or multiple infusions. It might seem intermittent at first. The relief can be extremely subtle at first, building gradually instead of overwhelming you all at once.
In simple terms, ketamine relieves symptoms. It doesn’t cause instant happiness. You may not even notice when symptoms vanish. The sensation can be incredibly subtle, deeper and gentler.

Function Improves Before Mood

Understand that your ability to function often improves before your mood. Many first-time patients search intensely for obvious feelings of happiness. If they don’t experience those feelings, they can think therapy failed. By focusing solely on their mood, they often miss the improvements in their function. Friends and family commonly notice functional improvements before the patient does. When the patient finally recognizes they are functioning better, it’s likely to trigger strong improvements in mood – and they finally feel the happiness they expected.
Relief is actually a spectrum of results. The best results might include rapid reduction of symptoms, improved function and higher productivity, plus significant improvement in mood and a massive positive shift in the patient’s thinking that persists even after a relapse. Not everyone will achieve these results. Patients who have suffered years in acute agony will find that even partial relief can be miraculous and life changing. Relief is usually more subtle – but equally gratifying.

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"Recent data suggest that ketamine, given intravenously, might be the most important breakthrough in antidepressant treatment in decades."
Thomas Insel, Director, National Institute of Mental Health

Ketamine Clinic of Michigan
5202 Miller Road, Flint, MI 48507
(located inside the Surgery Center)
Call: 810-265-7103