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drsmerfmaster

509d

Anyone else try ketamine

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    • Loopsy59

      205d

      @Lilisu is it helpful for anxiety?

    • Lilisu

      507d

      I am given an injection of ketamine and then left alone in a dark room to deal with the side effects. Personally, i would like to talk to someone while in this state. I know we're not supposed to care about the disassociative side effects and just let them pass, but I've seen God, I've seen my being, I've been dissolved into fire and dispersed into the room and came to on the ground lightly chewing on my own arm. I'm told I'm a bit of an edge case, though, and it usually goes bad when my headphones fall off and i can't hear music anymore, but it's a very.. i dunno, perception altering experience sometimes and i feel talking through it would be better, though the only places I've seen that it's been out of my ability to pay for.

      • Akujenias

        506d

        @Lilisu if you regularly attend therapy or would consider seeking a therapist just for the occasion, would your current treatment provider be open to this? Maybe if it isn't their staff, their liability is different in not sure it gets complicated quickly with anything medical. But it's worth asking, I've experienced some dissociated states myself and have to admit conversation in a therapeutic setting was very beneficial to my experience I feel.

        • Lilisu

          490d

          @Akujenias i do regularly see therapy but she is completely unrelated to the ketamine clinic. The doctor at the ketamine clinic is kinda strict about keeping outside influences to a minimum during the session, though they don't take my cell phone away because i need it for music. So theoretically i could have a telephone call so i might be able to make that happen but i doubt it? I get a few ketamine troches a month that i can take with me which is an idea too.

    • Akujenias

      507d

      There's been studies involving dextromethorphan due to it's similar effects on the sigma receptor. Though ketamine treatment is not as wildly available and typically IV delivered, DXM is an option that's being looked at as having high potential for patients due to it being available to be taken orally. I think it's fascinating how our biology interacts so intricately with different things like this and how similar effects occur with widely different substances.

    • Lilisu

      509d

      Yeah, i get injections every two weeks. What do you want to know?

      • Loopsy59

        205d

        @Lilisu is it helpful for anxiety?

      • drsmerfmaster

        509d

        @Lilisu just curious to see if anyone else has found it helpful like I do

        • Lilisu

          509d

          @drsmerfmaster i do find the effect helpful and nearly lasts the two weeks! I have this worry it's shattering my psyche though, there's been so much going on since starting treatment though i don't know what's what.

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