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Fibromyalgia Specialist

Vivifica Ketamine and IV Hydration Center

Ketamine Infusion Clinic & IV Therapy located in Hoffman Estates, IL

About 4 million Americans have fibromyalgia, a rheumatic condition characterized by chronic pain and fatigue. If you have fibromyalgia and it doesn’t respond to traditional treatments, ketamine or vitamin infusions may help. At Vivifica Ketamine and IV Hydration Center, board-certified anesthesiologist Syeda Madani, DO, uses intravenous treatments to relieve uncomfortable symptoms associated with fibromyalgia. To make an appointment in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, call the office or click the online booking feature today.

Fibromyalgia Q&A

What is fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder that causes fatigue, muscle and joint pain, and memory and mood issues. Usually, symptoms develop after a traumatic event, like a car accident, surgery, or infection.

Anyone can experience fibromyalgia, but it’s more common in women than men. It can also present with medical issues like frequent headaches or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

What are the symptoms of fibromyalgia?

Symptoms of fibromyalgia include:

  • Widespread pain that occurs throughout your body
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Brain fog
  • Mobility issues

As the condition worsens, you might also experience behavioral symptoms like anxiety and depression.

What causes fibromyalgia?

People with fibromyalgia experience abnormal nerve stimulation, causing brain and spinal cord changes. Specifically, nerve stimulation increases the production of certain chemicals that help signal pain. 

Researchers don’t know why some people experience abnormal nerve stimulation and others don’t, but various factors may play a role, including genetics and previous trauma.

How is fibromyalgia treated?

Dr. Madani offers treatment for fibromyalgia with ketamine infusion therapy.

During the infusion, Dr. Madani administers ketamine –– a dissociative anesthetic –– through an IV and into your vein. When the ketamine reaches your brain, it encourages the activity of glutamate, an excitatory neurotransmitter. It's also thought that broken synapses in your brain can be regenerated through ketamine’s mechanism, relieving the symptoms of fibromyalgia.

How many treatment sessions will I need?

The number of treatment sessions you need depends on several factors, including your goals and the severity of your symptoms. Usually, Dr. Madani recommends a one-hour personalized infusion, followed by four or six additional sessions over three weeks.

To learn more about the treatment options for fibromyalgia, make an appointment at Vivifica Ketamine and IV Hydration Center by calling the office or clicking the online booking feature today.