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Ketamine for migraines

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Ketamine could be your breakthrough 

Ketamine treatments can reduce the frequency and severity of debilitating migraine headaches. Intense sufferers have reported being able to function normally for several years with controlled migraines, thanks to ketamine.

Migraines are a big headache

Each year, American workers miss over 113 million workdays due to migraines, making chronic illness the sixth most debilitating. More than mere headaches, migraines often cause intense pain, hypersensitivity, and nausea, among other symptoms. 

Despite these staggering statistics, migraines are notoriously difficult to treat. However, recent research shows that ketamine reduces both the frequency and duration of migraines and also reduced the number of other medications needed in acute migraine attacks.

Fun-fact:

John Lilly, a neuroscientist pioneer in researching early dolphin-to-human communication and dolphin intelligence, experimented with ketamine to cure his Migraine headaches.

Each year, American workers miss over 113 million workdays due to migraines, making chronic illness the sixth most debilitating in the world

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90% of migraine sufferers cannot function normally during an attack

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A study of 61 patients found that almost 75 percent experienced an improvement in their migraine intensity after a three to seven day course of inpatient treatment with ketamine

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71% with refractory migraines report relief after ketamine

Pain and migraine research

Effect
Study
Level of evidence
Magnitude of effect
Summary
Migraines
Ketamine provides potent analgesia in subanesthetic doses in chronic pain, and limited data suggest it may alleviate headache in some patients. Maximum improvement occurred 4.56 days (mean) into treatment. Ketamine was associated with short-term headache relief with tolerable adverse events.
Migraines
The study of 61 patients found that almost 75 percent experienced an improvement in their migraine intensity after a three- to seven-day course of inpatient treatment with ketamine.
Pain
Ketamine can address both physical and psychological pain. It's widely used as an analgesic, and many people with depression also experience physical pain. This study found that ketamine had a stronger anti-depressant effect in patients with treatment-resistant depression (TRD) and pain than with TRD alone.
Pain
A metanalysis of studies examining ketamine's effect on pain. Among 696 studies assessed for eligibility, 7 met inclusion criteria. Evidence suggests that IV ketamine provides significant short-term analgesic benefit in patients with refractory chronic pain, with some evidence of a dose–response relationship.

Treatment options for migraines

Ketamine

Our foundational program: 6 intravenous infusions administered over 2-3 weeks under careful monitoring by our trained medical staff

Pain

Administered over 4 days, this program helps patients who suffer from treatment-resistant neuropathic pain by targeting dysfunctional pain pathways

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