Hi @rwinney ! Thank you so much. I have had a lot of relief with the Ketamine Infusions. After my first infusion, I was able to get out of my wheelchair and start using my walker again. (I had a rough 2 years before being diagnosed with Autonomic Neuropathy. I get a lot of fainting sensations along with Orthostatic Hypotension, etc.). The infusions truly work well in reducing my chronic pain, inflammation, neuropathy and headaches. Absolutely amazing. I never thought I could ever feel relief, like I do after an infusion. The "booster" infusions I get are either 3 weeks apart or 5 weeks apart, now.
My insurance does not cover the cost for these infusions. Like you said, I don't believe insurance covers these yet since the FDA hasn't approved these infusions for chronic pain and/or neuropathy. I live in Arizona and we have several Ketamine centers here. Whenever I need a "booster", I call the day before I want to go and they fit me right in. It's a very well organized office with very caring and knowledgeable doctors. There have been 2 times where an infusion didn't take as well as my other infusions. The relief I generally get, is just phenomenal. I have been able to reduce and/or wean off of a couple of my medications, due to the relief these infusions bring to me. The infusions are pricey – $400 for each infusion (this is a good price, many other places can cost $1,000). This includes the cost for any anti-anxiety med, nausea med and nasal oxygen they give you. I still can't believe the relief I get, after every infusion. My doctors are truly delighted and a bit in awe, lol. I was in bad shape and have been for over 10 years. I am slowly rebuilding my core muscles and other muscles that atrophied. Just incredible. I hope this helps!