Headache Camp – Medical Ketamine

Ketamine Headache Camp

I started getting in-patient ketamine infusions at the Jefferson Headache Clinic (part of Thomas Jefferson University) in 2013, which I fondly refer to as “Headache Camp.” The following articles , were originally written for Migraine.com.


I probably get the most questions about my use of ketamine. Honestly, it’s been the basis of my treatment plan (well, ketamine AND advocacy).

Ketamine for Migraine Management – the basics and history of Ketamine

Headache Camp – My first in-patient experience was actually for lidocaine, which I didn’t tolerate well.

Headache Camp Round 2 – This is the start of my use of ketamine in a hospital setting.

Lessons from Headache Camp – How to make the most out of an infusion.

Headache Camp: From Mom’s Seat – My mom eloquently writes about what it’s like for her to take care of her grown child while I’m getting ketamine infusions.

Patient Perspective: Ketamine – I talked to Terah Kuykendall, a patient opinion leader who discusses the use of ketamine for chronic migraine.

Official Study Results from Headache Camp – Synopsis of retrospective studies on ketamine for migraine PLUS some things to know before about the actual hospital experience.


Headache Camp #5 – Advocating for Yourself – How to make the most out of a ketamine infusion.

Is it ok to say I feel good? – I don’t want to jinx myself, but after the 6th admission, I felt pretty good.

“Uprooted” by Lisa Benson

February 21, 2017

My dear friend and fellow writer for Migraine.com, Lisa Benson, was the first one to answer my call to share art that depicts illness and pain.

Can We Talk About Health Care For a Minute?

November 10, 2017

Can we talk about health care for a minute? I know, there’s been so much political discussion about it that it is so hard to figure out what’s going on. I’m not going to go into any of that because it’s irrelevant. Why? Because while the new Administration and members of Congress have come up…

Sweet Pea’s Battle with Pediatric Cancer

October 5, 2017

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Football and baseball players will be wearing pink. Fundraising walks will raise millions of dollars. It’s a worthy cause. I’m happy to say that I’ve had a friend beat it twice. However, did you know that September was National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month? This year I decided I was…