Has anyone tried Ketamine for depression?

Posted by kelster69 @kelster69, Aug 8 3:00pm

Hi. My depression is intolerable right now. I started ketamine infusion therapy last August. It helped initially, but it has not really worked for me in about 7 months. I still went to the same clinic for 11 months, which I'm learning is a ketamine mill. I spoke with another doctor/clinic who does intramuscular ketamine treatments and who monitors dosing and patients' reactions very carefully during the treatment (my former clinic did not at all). I swore I wouldn't try ketamine again, after this last run failed and seemed to make me even more depressed. But I have some hope with this new clinic who seems to know what they're doing. I am at the end of my rope here; very depressed. I'm wondering if anyone else on here has experience with this treatment?

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@kelster69, I think you might be interested in reading these related discussions:
– Ketamine treatments https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/ketamine/
– esketamine https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/esketamine/
– I'm evidently very treatment resistant, any hope? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/lost-hope-last-resorts/

I'd also like to bring @overwhelmed @kdo0827 @fighter @johnhans @ainsleigh @marjou and @jh1 into this discussion. Kelster, it sounds like you have some hope with the new clinic. What makes you more confident with their care?

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@colleenyoung

@kelster69, I think you might be interested in reading these related discussions:
– Ketamine treatments https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/ketamine/
– esketamine https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/esketamine/
– I'm evidently very treatment resistant, any hope? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/lost-hope-last-resorts/

I'd also like to bring @overwhelmed @kdo0827 @fighter @johnhans @ainsleigh @marjou and @jh1 into this discussion. Kelster, it sounds like you have some hope with the new clinic. What makes you more confident with their care?

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@kelster69 Ketamine was suggested for me, but my information gathering said it required hospitalization and observation which gave me concern because highly sensitive to meds/medication resistant. There is a nasal spray that's another option. Would like to be updated. Best of luck!

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Contact a better doctor

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@colleenyoung

@kelster69, I think you might be interested in reading these related discussions:
– Ketamine treatments https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/ketamine/
– esketamine https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/esketamine/
– I'm evidently very treatment resistant, any hope? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/lost-hope-last-resorts/

I'd also like to bring @overwhelmed @kdo0827 @fighter @johnhans @ainsleigh @marjou and @jh1 into this discussion. Kelster, it sounds like you have some hope with the new clinic. What makes you more confident with their care?

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Thank you, @colleenyoung. Every bit of information gives me hope. I so appreciate you monitoring this site and helping direct me to the most appropriate threads. All the best, Kelley

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under the tongue, bypassing the liver, what med and how much, etc.

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what doc. where located, city, state? Need more information, and right away

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@tens4u5125

what doc. where located, city, state? Need more information, and right away

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San Diego, intravenous. Why, are you familiar with ketamine clinics/doctors in the San Diego area?

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