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First, my specific question, then a bit of background information. I’m being treated by a well-regarded CRPS specialist, who has scheduled me for one Ketamine IV infusion, which should take about four hours. It’s this Friday, March 17th. Does anyone have any ideas about why only one would be scheduled? I’ve read of the intensive, inpatient treatments with Ketamine. I’ve also heard of the extended, outpatient treatments. But I’ve never read of a single infusion session. Any thoughts / information would be greatly appreciated.
Background: I've had CRPS since August 2016, it's in my right leg (but am starting to notice symptoms in my left leg also). The whole area around my right knee looks various shades of purple/blue throughout the day, and it’s the knee where the primary ‘pain’ comes from. The burning is from everywhere else on my leg. My pain and burning are and worsening through the day. I can still drive and work as a teacher, although both are painful, and really are all the exertion I can generally take during the work week. I use crutches outside the home, but not inside, as I’m determined to maintain range of motion and some muscle strength the best I can. I’ve been seen by many doctors in various specialties, and have tried many treatment modalities. I’m open to seeing if Ketamine will work, as I very much want to avoid a spinal cord stimulator, if I can.
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