I cannot express how welcoming you, all of your staff, and the environment was when I was there for my treatments. Your clinic and staff are by far the best experience I have ever had in any sort of medical setting. It is very evident that you truly care about your patients and that is such a blessing to those of us who struggle with just even getting out of bed. Thank you for all that you do – I am sure it isn’t always easy.
As someone who has experienced clinical depression for more than 30 years, I have searched for help in every way I could. From electro-shock treatments to various antidepressant and antianxiety medications, I never found anything which allowed me to be free from depression for any sustained period of time.
I found out about Ketamine through an article in the newspaper, and I soon reached out to Kevin. After my initial course of treatments, I have continued treatments at fairly regular intervals for several years now. These years have been the first years in my life when I have been able to live months at a time without depression.
But it is not only the relief from depression that has mattered. Kevin and the highly professional staff of kind and caring people at Ketamine Wellness Centers have always valued me as a person as well as a patient. I thank them all from the bottom of my heart. They have given me a new, much better life.
Ketamine Wellness Centers has changed my life in so many ways. From wanting to shower every day (this was impossible before the treatments!), being more organized, procrastinating less to a great improvement in family relationships. The counseling gives me hope for the future and motivates me to take the steps to achieve my goals. I am finally able to find a happy medium instead of bouncing from low to high and vice versa.
I have been receiving Ketamine treatments for about two months now and I noticed a change right away with my pain. Plus I’m not in a brain fog any more, it’s an amazing feeling! I highly recommend ketamine to anyone suffering so they can have hope again.
Not long before I was first seen at Ketamine Wellness Centers, I’d been suicidal. My depression had lasted twenty odd years, with no relief, even after trying too many antidepressant drugs to mention and a number of other treatments including but not limited to a horrible session of electro convulsive therapy, or ECT. I remember vividly the first day that I went to KWC. I felt hopeless, and was crying during much of my first visit. I was unsure if I could last even a weekend without help. And, after so many ineffective treatments, I had little hope for even this one. However, within hours of my first infusion, the feelings of sorrow and hopelessness lifted, and, within days, I felt normal again for the first time in more than 20 years. I remember thinking, wow, this is what it feels like to be “normal.” I’ve been able to do so much with my life now that I could not do before because depression prevented me from moving forward. I can’t even imagine what I would have accomplished had I had ketamine long ago.
With continued maintenance treatments, I’ve been able to stave off depression for more than two years now. To me, after decades of suffering and tens of thousands of dollars spent on medications and treatments that did little to nothing, ketamine was a miracle. And the people at Ketamine Wellness Centers are amazing. They are nurturing, understanding, and professional. I would recommend ketamine to anyone who has suffered from treatment resistant depression, including anxiety and PTSD. I can honestly say they saved my life.
Suicide is no longer a question for me to consider.
My depression symptoms first started in my very early teens. I assumed the terrible thoughts and feelings I was having were part of the “normal” teenage years. I quietly suffered until it was finally too much to handle. I made my first suicide attempt when I was 14. I am now 37 years old and have suffered with severe depression and anxiety for over 20 years. I have attempted suicide a total of 4 times. During those 20 years struggling with depression, I regularly saw a psychiatrist and counselor, and it seems like I’ve tried every anti-depressant medication out there. Before my last suicide attempt two years ago, I was on a cocktail of 7 different anti-depressant and anti-anxiety medications. But not even that much medicine could give me peace or any hope. There were times during my life where things were okay, but the depression was always there to some extent and the question of suicide was somewhat of a constant in my mind.
My depression greatly affected my parents as I grew up. They felt hopeless and fearful that something might push me over the proverbial edge again. I had a difficult time having close friendships, for fear they would find out who the “real me” was. I was blessed to find a loving husband and have a family together. Unfortunately, my husband and kids have suffered because of this incurable illness. I wasn’t fully present and able to enjoy them because of my constant emotional struggles. Until Ketamine.
After my last suicide attempt, I was admitted into a mental hospital for over a week. During that time, my family researched alternatives to anti-depressant medications for severe depression. My mother-in-law came across an article describing the use of Ketamine in severe depression. I was naturally skeptical, but willing to try anything. After my first Ketamine treatment, the overwhelming feeling of dread was minimized. After my first week of treatments, I finally felt hope – something I had not had in 20 years. I have now been receiving Ketamine treatments for a little over 2 years. The benefits have remained, with no long-lasting side effects after the treatments.
I am now able to enjoy my family, my career, my life, without the question of suicide entering my mind. I was able to reduce my medications from 7 to 2. I no longer have to see a psychiatrist on a bi-monthly basis. I still see a counselor because I believe in the power of your mind and what you tell yourself. Although there is no cure for depression, in my opinion Ketamine comes pretty darn close.