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My psychiatrist suggested i may be a good candidate for Ketamine. Just started reading about it and it seems to have really good results. Wondering if anyone here has tried it?
 
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Yes. I had 3 Ketamine infusions a few years ago when I was in a depressive episode. It was fun and it worked FAST, but, as you know, fizzled within a couple weeks.

Instead of more infusions, my doc and I decided to use compounded Ketamine spray for the depression. Now I take the spray every day to prevent depression. I can't tell if Ketamine is responsible, but I haven't experienced a depressive episode since I started the spray about 3 years ago. I had been chronically depressed before.

I had never taken a hallucinogen before my infusions. The hallucinations were mild. I felt "fluffy" (the only word I can think of), which was delightful. Sadly, the spray does not have that effect.
 
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Be careful Ketamine can trigger psychosis.
Not a minor drug.
It’s a heavy hitting med but I hear it can help with those suffering from hard to treat depression.
Good luck!
 
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Yes. I had 3 Ketamine infusions a few years ago when I was in a depressive episode. It was fun and it worked FAST, but, as you know, fizzled within a couple weeks.

Instead of more infusions, my doc and I decided to use compounded Ketamine spray for the depression. Now I take the spray every day to prevent depression. I can't tell if Ketamine is responsible, but I haven't experienced a depressive episode since I started the spray about 3 years ago. I had been chronically depressed before.

I had never taken a hallucinogen before my infusions. The hallucinations were mild. I felt "fluffy" (the only word I can think of), which was delightful. Sadly, the spray does not have that effect.
Thank you for this. I was wondering how long the infusions lasted. Sadly it doesn’t look very long and it looks like they are expensive. I need to find out if the clinics near me have the spray. Sounds like microdosing.
 
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Be careful Ketamine can trigger psychosis.
Not a minor drug.
It’s a heavy hitting med but I hear it can help with those suffering from hard to treat depression.
Good luck!
Thank you. I have tried almost everything and running out of options. I even just got checked out for testosterone and thyroid thinking it may be one of those.
 
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I need to find out if the clinics near me have the spray. Sounds like microdosing.
There's a very expensive prescription spray, but I forget the name.

My doc is inventive, so she ordered a spray custom made at a local compounding pharmacy. I get about 2 months worth for $180.00 from them. Insurance doesn't cover it, of course.

Compounding pharmacies are usually familiar with making Ketamine spray because they also make it for their pain patients.
 
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There's a very expensive prescription spray, but I forget the name.

My doc is inventive, so she ordered a spray custom made at a local compounding pharmacy. I get about 2 months worth for $180.00 from them. Insurance doesn't cover it, of course.

Compounding pharmacies are usually familiar with making Ketamine spray because they also make it for their pain patients.
Is it Spravato?
 
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Is it Spravato?
That’s it, the name of the expensive prescription stuff. i don’t think you have to have infusions, just big blasts of Ketamine periodically.

The Spravato dose is less frequent and much higher than mine. As you said, mine is like microdosing. The stuff I take isn’t Spravato. Just a custom mix of Ketamine with sterile water.
 
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