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Ketamine is a medication mainly used for starting and maintaining anesthesia.[18] It induces a trance-like state while providing pain relief, sedation, and memory loss.[19] Other uses include for chronic pain, sedation in intensive care, and depression.[20][21][13][22] Heart function, breathing, and airway reflexes generally remain functional.[19] Effects typically begin within five...

Ketamine liqud taken by mouth as out patient ## Actually ketamine delivery is now available via multiple routes of administration. The best way to get rid of the side effects is to use s.ketamine to avoid psychological effects. {edited for privacy} ...

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ketamine troches

Would like to talk to others who have been prescribed Ketamine Troches by their pain specialists. ## Is anyone having difficulty obtaining and filling their regular scripts for Ketamine Troches for chronic pain? ## I am afraid to try anything new for my body because of all the problems ive had in the past and present ...

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ketamine without iv

I tried ketamine infusions twice for depression and had horrible side effects like I always do from anesthesia. I was wondering if anyone knows if there is an alternative method available yet like pill form or nasal spray. My Dr did not know. I was so optimistic this would fix my depression but am now frustrated that I can't tolerate the IV experince. I live in ohio but travel often for my job so I could potentially see a Dr in another state if anyone has suggestions. Thanks in advance. ## What side effects did you experience? Could please post back and be more specific? The side effects will not change, from one dosage form to another, in most cases, and the FDA warns that it may cause headache, drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, mood changes, and weight changes. Are you on any other me... ...

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ketamine medication

used for pain ## No. This is used mostly in veterinary practices and would most likely kill you... Ketamine has a high chance of respiratory failure and death ## I have used ketamine for rheumatoid arthritis many many time for joint pain. Don't tell people it will kill them, if you have no experience with the drug. Ketamine is an amazing drug and can help many people in quite a few ways. ## Ketamine is not amazing for everyone, since we are all different, and may react to it differently. The FDA warns that it carries the risk of being habit forming, and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, sedation, weight changes, and mood changes. Is there anything I can help with? ## I'll just add that Ketamine is known to cause a dissociative state or "trance... ...

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Ketamine in Australia

I have had severe chronic Depression for 15 years and have tried every anti-depressant there is with no sucess. I also suffer from debilitating pain of which I am prescribed Codeine 12 tabs a day and am have become tolerant to it. I have heard about KETAMINE being a miracle drug for both ailments. Is it available in Australia? I am desperate to try it!! HELP ME PLEASE!!! ## I also suffer from OCD and Panic disorder. Help ME! ...

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Ketamine Changed My Life

I am a 35 year old woman who has lived with anxiety and depression most of my life. I think it is both genetic (100% of my family members have some sort of mental illness or depression) and caused by life experiences (growing up with a bipolar father and borderline mother in an unstable home). Since the age of 15, I have been on and off almost every kind of anti-depressant and other assorted drugs. Some helped, but never enough. Nothing stopped me from hitting bottom on a regular basis. I've also been in and out of therapy: most of it was pretty useless. Four years ago, I went off all meds for pregnancy and breastfeeding for about a year and a half. I was ok-ish, but not great. I ended up having to stop breastfeeding so that I could go back on meds because things got so bad. Since t... ...

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Ketamine for Depression?

It was recommended by the members of a separate thread that one be started that directly relates to ketamine and it's use to treat depression. If anyone besides myself would like to discuss it's use as a treatment for depression, feel free to post your questions, answers and experiences here. This thread is an offshoot of a related one that discussed a treatment of Scopolamine for depression. ## thanks michael- yes, i am very interested in hearing about your experience so far with ketamine. both the iv application and the nasal route. i'm not too keen on the nasal route, but like i said, i will try that first due to cost. so, how you feeling? john ## Thanks for setting up this Discussion Michael! I hope we can share experiences here to help everyone. The cost of getting reli... ...

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ketamine infusions in TN??

I have suffered with complex regional pain syndrome for over 15 years, living in constant, severe pain. I am looking for an MD in TN who uses ketamine, particularly ketamine infusions. Anyone know any MDs in TN who will treat pain &/or depression with ketamine IV ketamine infusions?? ## Try Michael Baron, MD, MPH, FASAM, a triple board certified psychiatrist and specialist in chronic pain and addiction, recently joined The Ranch as its Director of Behavioral Health. ## Ketamine Treatment For Major Depression: ## Looking for Ketamine treatment in Alabama. If anyone knows a provider please reply. ## The Tennessee Ketamine Clinic uses Ketamine IV infusion for pain. Best wishes! ## Batman, I also may be interested. Is your provid... ...

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Ketamine far too powerful

Ketamine has it's place in veteran medicine and certain indications that are very specific ## Hello, Kim! How are you? Yes, Ketamine is a very powerful drug, which is why it isn't used very often, anymore. Outside of veterinary medicine, it's used to treat some people with severe mental health disorders that have been resistant to other treatments and therapies and has some anesthetic applications. It's main side effects are due to its sedative like effects and may include dizziness, drowsiness, sedation and loss of consciousness. Is there anything I can help with? ## Salutations, to Vernvon and happy holidays. Kim ## And Happy holidays to you! I hope you have a great season! ## Ketamine is the difference between me laying around or being able to enjoy life but unfortuna... ...

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The 2018 Ketamine Shortage

According to the FDA, there is a current shortage of Ketamine Injections, which is administered therapeutically as anesthesia, but does have other off-label uses based on related threads here on MedsChat, so I wanted to share this information to help spread awareness to any patients who may be left wondering what happened. The shortage reportedly started on 02/16/2018, but currently remains in effect as per the FDA's website. The drug companies that were affected by this shortage recently updated their status to verify the current shortage and are listed as follows: Hospira, Inc. (Reverified 07/20/2018) Mylan Institutional (Revised 07/31/2018) Par Pharmaceutical (Revised 07/18/2018) West-Ward Pharmaceuticals (Revised 07/20/2018) Reason For Shortage: Mylan, Par and West-Ward all repo... ...

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Ketamine/Lodocaine infusion

Hi, I have a couple chronic sports related injuries and a new issue in my neck causing some referred nerve pain into my head. I started cymbalta about 7 weeks ago, it has helped tremendously in my mood and depression, and maybe a little bit so far for my pain, so I am hesitant to stop it just yet. I recently had a 45 min Lidocaine/ketamine infusion, though my pain doc explained it was mostly lidocaine. He did not want to administer too much ketamine the first time. I have another scheduled in 5 weeks. It's been a day, and I certainly feel more uplifted, but it's difficult to say if the pain has improved just yet. Anyone has success with these infusions? If so, how far apart were your first few infusions? Or perhaps you didn't need more than 1? ...

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Bad reactions to Ketamine/ECT

So back in January my boyfriend had a 5 day Ketamine infusion for his chronic migraines. He also has an extensive history with Major depression and anxiety disorder. Ever since this treatment his depression has gotten progressively worse, to the point he is no longer at home and is being committed to a state psychiatric facility. The treatment caused him to start hallucinating and he ended up actually staying in the hospital for a month for a 5 day treatment and a rehab facility after that to learn how to walk again because he couldn't stand without falling once the treatment started. On top of that the hallucinations have yet to go away. Since he progressively got worse, he had a mental/behavioral health break in May and has been pretty much hospitalized since. At which point he ha... ...

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Ketamine Intranasal Spray Info.

The link below is to a compounding pharmacy in Atlanta, GA. I have no affiliation, association or experience with them. I am posting this for the excellent and accurate information it contains. I have used ketamine intranasal spray at 50, 100, and 150 mg/ml solutions. Around 200 mg/ml, it may not remain dissolved. I have found that nasal administration of ketamine can play an important role in continued recovery from severe treatment-resistant depression, without the great expense and inconvenience of IV infusions. ## Hi I was wondering if you were able to dissaccosiate with the nasal spray like you do with the infusions? I've received 5 ketamine infusions and was feeling like a new person. I was giv... ...

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Meditator/Ketamine for depression

I will go to the states to take ketamine treatment for depression. Ketamine is probably a great pill for depression, as recent research indicated. By the way, i am searching for friends who may have the same problem and same opinion--want ketamine--in states. I already tried to commit suicide 4 times. I entered in Japanese military forces for about 6 months, I've done Shikoku Henro meditation everyday 2-8 hours. i don't exercise everyday, due to these struggles. My mind is so much better. However, I feel my limit recently. final solution is ketamine, i recognized. Why I still have heavy problem, maybe I try to juggle too much heavy stress simultaneously. these stressors make me really sick. If you are interested in my article, be my friend please? You can post back on here. {edi... ...

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diclofenac 3%, menthol 2% and ketamine 6%

Can diclofenac 3%, menthol 2% and ketamine 6% in a pump spray help with shoulder pain from a torn tendon? ## It can be used to help with such an issue, but the only way to know if it will help you is by trying it. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including skin irritation, burning, redness, and flaking. Have you tried using it, yet? ## Yes, ketamine is substance that helps with pain in a big way. ...

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ketamine infusion to get off fentanyl

Hi, I have tapered my fentanyl from 70mcg to 12mcg in the past 10 months. I was placed on fentanyl after an emergency spinal surgery. (Successful surgery x2 85%). After second surgery in as many months post anesthetic complication toxicology liver septicemia. CCU d/c 4-5 min result full retrieval. I have been acutely ill while reducing fentanyl and body physically unable to endure further withdrawals. cardiac issues and depressive episodes including suicide ideation. The pain consultant has recommended Ketamine In fusion in hospital 4 hrs to ease this final step. He is positive I have reservations as my system is hypersensitive. I was advised not to have another full general anesthetic for several years after the event 10 months previous. Has anyone else been in this or a similar situat... ...

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ketamine without the hallucinogenic

I have been disabled at a very early age, all orthopedic. Now I have been having severe stomach pains and drs are coming back with not so good blood results. In the time being, I have to deal with this debilitating pain. I would greatly appreciate it if you could help me with a doctor or destination. I was administered ketamine by a Dr. And It ACTIALLY WORKED! Ty in advance for your troubles of going out of ur way to help a stranger want to have the desire to live. ...

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1% ketamine, 2% amitriptyline, lipo cream

The dermatologist put me on this 30Gm keta 1%/amitr 2%/lipo cream, also 1200 mg NAC capsules. Can you tell me what these are? Thank you. ## The cream is used to treat pain, the FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including skin redness, irritation, dryness, and flaking. The NAC is a nutritional supplement that may cause nausea, due to its potency. Is there anything else I can help with? ...

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Ketamine Infusion Therapy near Omaha, NE

Looking for a location within a couple hours of Omaha Nebraska that provides Ketamine infusion therapy for depression (TRD/MDD). ...

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