“Struggling with mental clarity and self-medicating, I hit rock bottom. HBOT brought back mental clarity, reduced my anxiety, improved my memory, and diminished my daily headaches. It felt like a rejuvenation, making me feel a decade younger.”
Jesse Olson, a retired Chief Warrant Officer who served 22 years in the Army with deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, experienced lasting trauma from his time in service. He was diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), severe depression, and anxious distress disorder. His life reached a point of “metaphorical rock bottom” due to self-medication and addiction.
Jesse’s experience with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) has been transformative. He underwent a series of “dives” in HBOT and describes how the process became “like second nature.” He started noticing significant improvements in his overall well-being. Below are some key quotes from Jesse that reflect his experience:
Jesse experienced enhanced mental clarity throughout the day, reduced anxiety, improved memory, and diminished daily headaches. He felt rejuvenated, describing the sensation as feeling “10 years younger.”
Addiction and Irritability
After being sober for over a year, Jesse still faced irritability. However, after just a week of HBOT, this irritability vanished. He felt as if HBOT had severed the lingering effects of his substance-induced mood disorder.
Jesse observed immediate improvements in his physical fitness. He had to increase the resistance on the treadmill to achieve the same heart rate as before, indicating enhanced cardiovascular efficiency.
Quality of Life and Suicidal Ideation
HBOT significantly improved Jesse’s quality of life. He felt distanced from previous suicidal thoughts, with his mind refusing to revert to such a negative headspace.