Jump to content

Intranasal ketamine - anyone else?

Recommended Posts

hey. I used to post quite a bit on crazymeds. When it died, I stopped online posting. But now I'm looking for info....

Now. If you can see from my sig, my brain is weird. A major TBI may be a contributing factor to lots of med resistance. I've been stable for years, but had a major down (suicidal, plan, yada yada , although I didn't tell pdoc the severity, but he knew something was bad). Pdoc gave me three choices: inpatient (been twice. I hate it. and it's expensive). ECT (rough on my memory and cognitive function since a TBI). Ketamine.

I choose ketamine.

But I couldn't afford infusions. Since I've known this pdoc for a long time, and he knows me well, he gave me intranasal ketamine. I had to get it at a compounding pharmacy.

Pulled me out of the dark hole, but I needed to snort it every other day. One spray in each nostril, every 10 minutes, 5 times.

I'm kind of tired of it, so I scaled back to twice a week.

Last pdoc visit, I was hoping to get off it, but he wants it more as a long term. I know studies are sparse. I'm wondering if anyone has any experience. I can't find much about it online.

First two weeks - I had a general sense of well-being. Not manic. Just peace. No suicidality. The well-being wore off. I'd say I'm depressive, but not severe. Suicidality is gone. I think that's why he wants me on it. I dislike feeling high. And I don't like the loss of the feeling of well-being. 


  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Create New...