Fibromyalgia

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What is Fibromyalgia?

According to the Centers for Disease Control, around 4 million US adults have fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain disorder where a person suffers from widespread pain, fatigue, sleep problems, and emotional or mental distress. What causes fibromyalgia is still a mystery, but the condition can be treated.

Ketamine Wellness Institute wants to help those with fibromyalgia and its harmful symptoms. We can help you find relief and get back control of your life. Contact us today to learn more.

 

Widespread Pain

Fibromyalgia is a rheumatic syndrome known for causing widespread pain in fibrous tissues, muscles, tendons, and connective tissues throughout the body. The results are painful muscles, despite not being weak. There are nine tender points throughout the body common in cases of fibromyalgia – including the shoulders, the neck, and the point in the arm where the bicep and tricep meet.

Fatigue

The fatigue caused by fibromyalgia is physical exhaustion, a lack of motivation, overall depressed mood, difficulty sleeping, and a general difficulty concentrating. The connection between fatigue and fibromyalgia is due to the brain and nervous system misinterpreting nerve signals throughout the body.

Cognitive Difficulties

Also known as “fibro fog,” this feeling of brain fog and general confusion is commonly reported by those who have fibromyalgia. General symptoms of fibro fog include forgetfulness, slowed thinking, difficulty staying alert, or trouble holding a conversation. Research indicates that a loss of mental clarity is twice as common in people who have fibromyalgia compared to other rheumatologic conditions.

The Science Behind IV Ketamine

How It Works

Ketamine has been used worldwide for decades both as a safe anesthetic and rapid pain reliever. Research in the last two decades indicates that ketamine, administered safely via a series of infusions, may relieve the symptoms of depression or other mental health conditions within hours. This is compared to the weeks or months oral antidepressants may take before relief is felt.

Researchers are still looking to determine the exact method of action with IV ketamine infusions. One theory proposes that it stimulates the regrowth of synapses – effectively “rewiring” the brain.

Another promising avenue of research into its effects indicates that it acts on glutamate, an important neurotransmitter that affects how synapses change and learn. This is called neuroplasticity: the ability of the brain to change and learn. This could explain ketamine’s strong effect on mood and pain disorders.

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How IV Ketamine Can Help

Fibromyalgia symptoms can be difficult to cope with and affect your daily life, but treatment is possible.

Ketamine has been used as a trusted anesthetic and pain reliever for decades and is now a powerful treatment for chronic pain conditions.

By interacting with the NMDA receptor in the nervous system and other receptors, ketamine can impact the amounts of pain you experience.

Additionally, ketamine is known to help treat some of the other side effects associated with chronic pain like depression or fatigue.

Take back control of your life with IV ketamine therapy. Contact us at Ketamine Wellness Institute today to learn more.

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