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Treating Lyme Disease with Ketamine

What is Lyme Disease?

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases defines Lyme disease as an infection of sorts, caused by the bacteria known as Borrelia burgdorferi. The CDC states that Lyme disease is typically spread through the bite of a very specific kind of tick, the blacklegged tick and, in some instances, the deer tick. Lyme disease can occasionally be prevented through the use of bug sprays and repellents and promptly removing any ticks on your body. However, when the prevention does not work and a patient is diagnosed with Lyme disease in the Sunshine State, they may find relief to their symptoms through ketamine infusion therapy here in Florida.

What is Chronic Lyme Disease?

Chronic Lyme Disease is a term used to describe patients who continue to experience symptoms and discomfort after the conclusion of standard treatments. Chronic Lyme Disease is also often referred to as Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome (PTLDS) whenever the traditional treatment of antibiotics fails to work and the patient continues to experience symptoms and discomfort. The reason why some individuals do not fully recover after antibiotics while some do is unknown, although Healthline states that experts believe this is possible when remnants of the bacteria are still present after treatment.

Is Lyme Disease Curable?

In most instances, cases of Lyme disease can be successfully treated and cured over several weeks of treatment with antibiotics. When patients contract chronic, ongoing lyme disease, additional relief has been reported through the use of ketamine treatment.

Is Lyme Disease Contagious?

No research has ever been presented to indicate that Lyme disease can be transmitted from person-to-person. Spread of Lyme disease is isolated to contraction through the bite of a Lyme disease-carrying tick.

 

Treatment of Chronic (Persistent) Lyme Disease

Often times, Lyme disease can be successfully combatted using antibiotics ingested orally. However, when typical treatments do not work, many patients have reported tremendous relief from Lyme disease symptoms through the use of Ketamine therapy. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Chronic or Post-Treatment Lyme Disease, contact New Horizon Clinics to see if Ketamine Infusion Clinic can help you!

Symptoms of Lyme Disease

Common Symptoms of Lyme Disease include, but are not limited to:

    • Running a Fever
    • Fatigue
    • Headaches
    • Rash on skin
    • Chills
    • Aches in Joints
    • Aches in Muscles
    • Swollen Lymph Nodes
    • Arthritis
    • Nerve Pain
    • Dizziness 
    • Shortness of breath

    • Running a Fever
    • Fatigue
    • Headaches
    • Rash on skin
    • Chills
    • Aches in Joints
    • Aches in Muscles
    • Swollen Lymph Nodes
    • Arthritis
    • Nerve Pain
    • Dizziness 
    • Shortness of breath

What is Ketamine?

Ketamine, an FDA-approved drug for general anesthesia, has been shown in off-label trials to provide significant antidepressant benefits to patients utilizing Ketamine IV Therapy. This therapy uses doses lower than those used in anesthesia infused over 50 minutes to provide the potential for lasting improvement of depressive symptoms. If you believe Ketamine therapy may help you or a loved one, contact a Florida Ketamine doctor today!

 

How can Ketamine help Treat Lyme Disease?

In the last several years, Ketamine therapy has gained tremendous momentum as a viable treatment for Lyme Disease. In fact, a 2017 study conducted by the Florida Spine Institute revealed tremendous relief from symptoms and an increased quality of life through the use of ketamine therapy. 

Ketamine has the ability to inhibit and block NMDA receptors in the brain that control the Thalamus, which is critical in detecting and feeling pain. Through the use of Ketamine, we can actually block these receptors to reduce the pain and discomfort patients endure while battling Lyme disease.

Side-Effects of Ketamine

According to the Alcohol and Drug Foundation, the following have been reported as side-effects associated with ketamine therapy. You should contact your doctor if you experience any of the following:

  • Feelings of joy
  • Feeling “detached” from your body
  • Hallucinations
  • Decreased sensitivity to pain
  • Nausea
  • Anxiety or panic
  • Increased heart rate
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Confusion

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If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with lyme disease in Florida and are interested in how ketamine may be able to help you, take our qualification survey and schedule an appointment today!

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