17 Feb My Recipe for Treating Depression
One Neuro Wellness Spa Patient’s Experience
IV Ketamine Treatment
*Note: This is a success story sent to us and published on the website Outlier Features, by a patient. We have included a couple sample paragraphs and a link to the total story at the bottom
“I sit in the pleather chair, wearing a tie-dye sweatshirt and fuzzy socks. An IV tube is attached to my elbow and the machine beeps as it starts to pump.
This is my first ketamine infusion, a regimen I’m trying for my treatment-resistant depression. It stands in a long line of ways I’ve attempted to address this chronic illness: traditional talk therapy, antidepressants, antipsychotics, mood stabilizers, inpatient hospitalization, a stay at a residential treatment center. I’m a marathoner and hold multiple fitness certifications. I’ve changed my diet, my environment, my lifestyle. I’ve significantly cut back on alcohol. I feel more stable, and I’m no longer a danger to myself. And yet, I still faced anhedonia, the inability to feel pleasure. My productivity levels were frustratingly low. When my psychiatrist suggested I look into ketamine, I jumped at the chance to try something new, something that has such impressively high response rates. During this same appointment, she also suggests I get a dog and texts me a picture of her own dog once we’re off our video call. “So, to review,” I write back, “I should look into former club drugs and puppies?” ”
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