OpenAI API timing out on Firebase

I have a Firebase function which is timing out consistently with the same test query that I am using “How should I clean my yorkie’s teeth at home?”

It seems like ChatGPT really wants to get thorough instructions. Anyway, Firebase functions have a 60s timeout so whatever happens I need something back sooner. I haven’t adjusted max_tokens or anything like that yet. Here is my code:

async function openAi(messages) {
  const { Configuration, OpenAIApi } = require('openai');

  const configuration = new Configuration({
    apiKey: process.env.OPENAI_API_KEY,
  const openai = new OpenAIApi(configuration);

  const completion = await openai.createChatCompletion({
    model: 'gpt-4',
    messages: messages,

  // console.log([0].message);
  return {

I am using gpt-4 which I know slows things down. Anything else I can do in my code to speed things up?