Many people experience mild anxiety once in a while — but most never realize just how debilitating an anxiety disorder can be. At Revival Infusion Madison in Fitchburg, Wisconsin, experienced certified registered nurse anesthetist Sarah Wilczewski, CRNA, APNP, does understand, because she’s battled anxiety herself. Her experiences and background in the field of anesthesia led her to find a new and better way to solve debilitating anxiety — ketamine infusions. Call the office now or click on the provided online scheduler to learn how you can infuse today for a better tomorrow.
Anxiety disorders cause powerful and disruptive feelings of anxiety, worry, and fear. People with anxiety disorders are often dramatically inconvenienced or even held back by their feelings, leading to difficulties with work, relationships, and day-to-day function.
The several types of anxiety disorders include:
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) was once considered an anxiety disorder but is now categorized separately for diagnostic purposes.
Anxiety disorders can cause a range of symptoms, but the most common include:
Some anxiety disorders also involve physical symptoms, like trembling, sweating, chest pain, stomach pain, and a racing heartbeat.
Anxiety disorders and depression often occur together, with up to 60% of people with an anxiety disorder also experiencing depression. Other debilitating conditions, like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), can also occur alongside anxiety.
Doctors often treat anxiety disorders using a combination of antidepressants and psychotherapy. But that approach fails for about half of all patients.
Some drugs used for anxiety disorders aren’t made specifically for anxiety, so it’s not surprising that they don’t always work.
Other anxiety drugs, like benzodiazepines, are often quite effective but are only for short-term use because they’re highly habit-forming.
If you’ve already tried traditional medical approaches for anxiety but aren’t getting the desired results, ketamine could be right for you.
Ketamine infusions are an alternative to conventional anxiety treatments that can immediately provide relief.
Ketamine is an anesthetic medication in use since 1970. More recently, medical professionals have found that ketamine affects mood in highly beneficial ways.
When administered in low doses, experts believe ketamine causes a rapid increase in glutamate, a neurotransmitter that influences mood, memory, learning, and pain perception.
Additionally, it decreases inflammation, triggering the rebuilding of damaged pathways between brain cells.
Experts believe these factors combine to rewire your thought patterns around anxiety and help you escape its oppressive grip.
Revival Infusion Madison provides personalized ketamine infusions in a med spalike environment. To learn more about the ketamine treatment process, call the office now or click on the online booking link.
NOTE: Ketamine infusions are an alternative treatment. Ketamine infusions are not FDA-approved for the treatment of depression at this time. Ketamine affects each patient differently, so results may vary.