Resistance to Drugs

I become resistant to any mood stabilising medication that I take daily Here’s the typical scenario. I start a new medication, one that says it takes 1-2 weeks to take effect. I start getting a noticeable response to the drugs within hours – sometimes in less than one hour. So that’s good. But then the…

Ketamine currently Good, but Useless.

So. The Ketamine works very well as an antidepressant for me so far. But my doctors and psychiatrists are unwilling prescribe it to me because it has not been approved for depression, and in fact its ability as an antidepressant is so far from its approved use as an anesthetic that they are not even keen to take a…

Ketamine is Complicated

Here’s an update about Ketamine. The good news is that the Ketamine works brilliantly to pull me out of depression – it happens within about an hour if I take the Ketamine in injectable form. The bad news is that my doctor (general practitioner / GP, not psychiatrist) believes that the Ketamine dose I took…

Venting

Every time I try a new drug and it goes well the first day or two, everyone around me goes “Yay!! – Everything will be hunky dory now. You’re cured!! Stride into the future and don’t look back!!!” And I say “Well, maybe.” “Be positive!” they say. “Why are you always so pessimistic?” Guess whose…

Depression and taking Ketamine

I tried Ketamine yesterday. I had been in a depression episode that lasted through all of September, which is a very long episode for me. This is problematical, because while many of the antidepressants have some effect in preventing me from getting depressed, none work to actually get me out of depression. So there I…