The infusions take place in private rooms, in out-patient office setting. Patients sit in comfortable reclining chairs. The infusion takes about one hour . Patients generally stay another 15-30 minutes before leaving, but you may stay as long as you like. Patients are encouraged to be accompanied for at least the first visit. During the infusion patients also are encouraged to listen to music they enjoy from their own play lists. Wi-Fi is also available.
During the infusion you will experience some dissociation, which are not hallucinations, but rather altered reality. Most patients find it pleasurable and non-threatening. If it does make you uncomfortable the infusion can be stopped, or medication given which will end the thoughts within a minute. It is rare that this is necessary. By the time you leave the office your mentation will be close to normal. Some patients are able to return to work, go to airports etc., and carry on an otherwise normal day. Other patients prefer to go home and take a short nap. The only restriction after leaving the office is no driving until the next day.
Your improvement in mood will not be immediate. The earliest that you might expect to feel better is several hours after leaving the office. Dr.s Brooks and Macler are available 24/7 by phone to answer any questions you may have following the infusion.