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    Is it worth it? #ketamine for trd

    Anyone having success with this?


    Has anyone tried ketamine infusions?

    Hi all, I’m reaching out as I’ve just seen a new pain specialist who has suggested I try ketamine infusions to help with my fibromyalgia, peripheral neuropathy and chronic migraines. There is very little information on the internet about ketamine infusion therapy so I thought I’d reach out to you all for any advice on it or please let me know if you’ve tried it? #Fibromyalgia #PeripheralNeuropathy #ChronicMigraines #ketamine #KetamineTreatment 🇦🇺

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    I found hope in what I thought was a hopeless situation

    For decades now my mental health woes have run rough shot over me. I was stuck in this perpetual battle with my emotions and thoughts and I was losing. I have been institutionalized, hospitalized, and locked up due to these struggles. I have attempted to take my own life multiple times due to feeling cornered by these issues and feeling there was no way out. I battle with Borderline Personality disorder, PTSD, both depression and anxiety symptoms. Chronic physical pain is also in the mix. Have been exposed to multiple therapeutic modalities over the years. I have worked with multiple mental health professionals and nothing seemed to improve my state of mind. Not until last year. Last year I started Ketamine Infusion Therapy. I was extraordinarily skeptical and pessimistic about the idea and was extremely hesitant to give it a try but I gave way to my desperation to turn things around. I have had 14 infusions so far and I feel like a completely new man. Filled with compassion and feeling connected to everyone. All my symptoms have just seemingly evaporated. I have confidence for the first time in my life as well as peace. Peace of mind and body. I really hope to anyone reading this, if you can relate to any of the struggles I have had. I wish nothing more for YOU to get the same relief because in reality none of us really want to die. We want and need relief. We need hope. I hope I can provide you with just enough hope that you are willing to give it a try. Please take care and remember to be gentle with yourself.
    With all my heart,
    -Colin Patterson

    #Hope #ketamine #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #PTSD #Hope #ChronicDepression #Anxiety

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    Ketamine worked! Crossing fingers and toes that it holds!

    Ketamine worked for me... I'm crossing my fingers every day.

    TL;DR: Ketamine worked when nothing else did. I have my life back....

    So I had the opportunity to try Ketamine. We have a very progressive clinic (for MONTANA!!) in my city and everything seemed to align and I was able to try it.

    I was diagnosed with bipolar 1 at age 36, 15 years ago. After learning about the disease, it was established that it began at 17. I tried to get it under control for years with medications, therapy, different doctors. I finally got it to the point that the intense, full-blown manias stopped, but the depression continued.

    At age 42, the depression really took root as the major factor. I spent the next 8 years with a few hospitalizations and suicidal most of the time. There were some brief moments it lifted (the mania trying to break through) but it never lasted. I began to understand why so many individuals with Bipolar end up committing suicide in later (50s - 60s) years. My doctors and therapists confirmed that when you get older, even with medication, depression, brain fog, and the really awful parts of Bipolar seem to intensify. And let's be real. After we know what's going on, we know that manic episodes are destructive. However, in my experience with Bipolar depression, there were times I would romanticize the missed mania. At least I felt good when that happened- regardless of the destruction I would 'wake up' to later on.

    So Ketamine appeared. I have never been a drug-user. I was a drinker in my 20s and have gone through various stages of using alcohol as a buffer - but no alcoholism. (I KNOW alcoholism, my mother and brother have both died from it.)

    All I can say is HOLY CRAP. It worked. It's been 9 months and I just cannot explain how well it worked. I have NEVER in my life felt this good -- and in a stable way - no mania, hypomania, etc. If this is what people without mental illness feel like -- I was robbed more than I ever understood.

    If you get the opportunity - and I know it's still rare and expensive, etc. (I was lucky my insurance helped with the cost.) TRY IT! Please! TRY IT!#ketamine #Ketamineinfusions

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    Ketamine infusions for pain

    Can anyone share your experience with ketamine infusions to treat chronic pain (fibromyalgia, CRPS, neuropathy, general pain, etc)? I have severe nerve pain that really limits my functioning and I would like to try ketamine infusions if I can find a way to access them. I’m speaking to my pain specialist next week and am wondering how to approach this topic with him? He has been very hesitant in the past when I’ve asked about this as he is concerned about side effects. I’m in Canada and not sure if these treatments are available in my city (let alone if they are covered or out of pocket), but I’m willing to travel if necessary. Any advice or thoughts you can share would be very appreciated!! Thanks so much!

    #ketamine #Ketamineinfusions #ChronicPain #CRPS #Fibromyalgia #nervepain #severepain

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    Ketamine infusions

    What everyone needs to know prior to doing ketamine infusions (in my opinion):

    1.) Ketamine is definitely NOT for everyone
    2.) Ketamine clinics are often “second jobs” for anesthesiologists to make extra income. This often means that they do not have mental health care workers in the office to help answer questions, etc…
    3.) Please ask questions prior to getting them.
    4.) Ketamine infusions left me feeling suicidal and worse. I had more anxiety and panic attacks than I’ve ever experienced. I am a Psychotherapist and this had me debilitated for weeks afterwards. #ketamine


    Ketamine may be overrated #KetamineTreatment #ketamine #ChronicDepression

    I've had four IV infusions of Ketamine for $540 each. I feel great when I am getting the Infusion but I am not cured of Major Depression. I think there is some misinformation in the media about Ketamine being a cure for Depression. I have two more treatments to go.


    So excited; hope is on the horizon

    Today I was approved for ketamine infusions! I have my consultation this Thursday; and if everything checks out; I can start this treatment next week. I have highly treatment resistant depression as well as anxiety. Thankfully, since these infusions are 700$ a piece, and I’m on disability, I was able to fully open up to my parents about the full depth of my issues. I usually wear my fake persona mask around them so as not to bother them with my issues. Because of the 3 page letter that I wrote them, letting it ALL out, my parents agreed to pay for these very promising treatments! I’m beyond grateful. I look forward to the day when all of us suffering can get these very promising treatments-down the line I’m sure that insurances will pay for these infusions.
    #Anxiety #Breakthrough #ketamine