Fibromyalgia services offered in Stamford and Westport, CT


Fibromyalgia causes heightened pain sensitivity for 1-5% of the United States population. When symptoms resist treatment, Peter McAllister, MD, FAAN, and the team at Ki_Ketamine in Stamford and Westport, Connecticut, provide regular Ketamine infusions to alleviate pain, pain sensitivity, and depression associated with fibromyalgia. To find out if you’re a candidate for fibromyalgia treatment with Ketamine, call Ki_Ketamine or request an appointment online today.

Fibromyalgia Q & A

What is fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that causes increased sensitivity to pain. If you have fibromyalgia, your brain processes pain more intensely than it would otherwise. 

People with fibromyalgia experience it in different ways as there are a variety of possible symptoms. With chronic, widespread pain being the most common, other symptoms include:

  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue
  • Joint and muscle stiffness
  • Numbness or tingling in the limbs
  • Sensory overload
  • Brain fog and memory problems
  • Touch tenderness 

Fibromyalgia doesn’t have a cure, but there are ways you can manage your symptoms. If standard treatments don’t offer improvement, consider Ketamine infusions at Ki_Ketamine. 

What causes fibromyalgia?

Experts aren’t sure of the cause of fibromyalgia, but the condition has a genetic component because it tends to run in families. However, many people get fibromyalgia even without any known family members with the condition. Therefore, nongenetic factors likely play a role, too. 

Fibromyalgia often co-occurs with other rheumatic disorders, mood disorders, and pain-causing conditions, including:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Lupus
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Depression
  • Anxiety 

Although fibromyalgia can appear at any age, it’s most common in middle age so you’re more likely to develop it as you get older. 

How do Ketamine infusions treat fibromyalgia?

Ketamine is an anesthetic, which means it reduces pain signals. This is part of the reason why it’s an effective treatment for many people with fibromyalgia. The treatment helps reset your central nervous system to minimize chronic pain associated with the condition as well as co-occurring mental health conditions like depression. 

The team determines how frequently you should get Ketamine infusions and for how long based on your needs and your ongoing treatment progress. 

During regular low-dose Ketamine infusions at Ki_Ketamine, the drug is administered through an IV drip. The team supervises you closely during the process. During the treatment, you feel relaxed and distant from your pain, but you’re awake and alert. For additional emotional support throughout your experience, Ki_Ketamine has a therapy dog in the office. 

To find out if Ketamine infusions can help you manage fibromyalgia, call Ki_Ketamine or request an appointment online today.