I cannot recommend NeuroGlow highly enough! The clinic is modern, immaculate, and private. Maegan, the intake coordinator is lightning-fast at responding to scheduling and appointment questions. I went to the Flower Mound location, and the medical staff provided absolutely top notch care. The RN and NP are highly competent and professional, but also warm, compassionate, and caring. I had never had a psychedelic experience before, and was very nervous. Especially since some other providers I researched had bad reviews, were not transparent, and honestly seemed a little shady. But at NeuroGlow, they go out of their way to make you feel safe and comfortable, which I think contributed greatly to my successes with ketamine therapy. I have a movement disorder with a very significant tremor, but they did not miss a beat in problem solving issues with my IV, monitors, etc. on the spot. Everything was smooth sailing.
Do yourself a favor and read up on some actual patient blogs to get a feel for what to expect. My impression is that some of the scary things I have read are with people who were not appropriate candidates for ketamine, had a poor support network, and/or went the oral/at home ketamine route. Also, DEFINITELY take advantage of working with the integration coach, Stormy. I thought I wouldn’t really need this since I was already working with a therapist, but I was wrong. You get two free sessions with her, and she can really help you maximize the treatment benefits and integrate your experiences into your daily life. She knows a lot about ketamine, and really helped alleviate some of my questions and concerns in a way that I don’t think my therapist could have. I think I met with her after I had two treatments. Last pro tip: ketamine can really make you need to pee, and if you’re not strategic it can interfere with the experience. My workaround was a Gatorade at bedtime to get hydrated for the IV, then a mini Coke or small coffee at 6:30 am to stave off a caffeine headache but still be 3 hours before a 9:30 am appointment.
I made some major breakthroughs in therapy thanks to ketamine. I may not have had such a clear-cut “saved my life” kind of experience as some with major depression or suicidal ideation, but that may be because I have chronic/complex PTSD, which is harder to treat. It did give me the insight and bravery I needed to confront some big issues, and that did change my life in it’s own way. You may sometimes feel out of sorts as old baggage gets cleared away, but that’s normal. You do still have to do some hard work, but ketamine can help you. If you are considering it, I wouldn’t trust anyone but NeuroGlow.