This is a repost from Instagram, for the few of you who aren’t there, about my experience with ketamine for depression.
I’ve alluded here to an effective depression treatment I’ve been trying—and I’ve tried a lot. As usual, I’m sharing this just in case it helps one person. After telling my doctor that it’s been years since I felt any joy and my old levels of productivity, she suggested ketamine treatment.
A lot of you probably know it as a club drug from the 90s, but the studies showing the efficacy of ketamine for depression are staggering, and I was desperate enough to feel normal that I gave it a try.
I’m seven infusions in out of eight, and I feel more like myself than I have in years. It’s allowing me to be productive without the chatter in my mind telling me I suck at my work, feel joy at this amazing place I moved to and to really absorb what I’m talking about in therapy.
I’m almost done with treatment, so I don’t know how it will work for me long-term, but my results between infusions have been so good so far that I’m really hopeful and booster infusions are available if I need them.
I’m documenting the whole process privately right now to process it before sharing more about the journey publicly, ultimately, so let me know if you have any questions. If you’re looking into it, I’ll admit that it’s not cheap, and I’m lucky to be able to try it. One of my friends is about to try it for her own treatment-resistant depression, so it’s already worth it to me to share. I know it’s a little controversial, so please be gentle in your comments.