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.

Creative Corner – Out of Chaos

June 2, 2017

This beautiful piece of art was created by my friend Terah. I personally gravitate towards images of trees and roots I think because it represents grounding and growth for me. I’m so excited to share her creative work. After many years in a successful career with Coca-Cola, Terah was forced to go on disability in…

COVID19

How Migraine has Prepped Me for this Pandemic

March 19, 2020

I have unabashedly said, “I wish everyone had a migraine attack once.” In some twisted way, the coronavirus pandemic is doing just this.   The entire world has just been hit, in a sense, by a migraine pandemic  You wanna know why I wish every single person experiences a full-body, four-phased, 72-hour migraine attack? Because…

Professional Patient: Skills Learned from Living with a Chronic Disease

April 19, 2017

My business card says “Professional Patient.” I get so many questions about this. What does that mean exactly? To me, I have acquired skills and knowledge that “healthy people” don’t have. Having chronic migraine and pain has exposed me to situations that many others never have to face. When your health turns suddenly, a lot…