Headache Camp – Medical Ketamine
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.
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