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SuicidalDream

SuicidalDream

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I got ketamine infusions as a depression treatment for about 5 months. It helped me a lot. I believe my major depression might actually be cured. I still have other mental health issues, but I'm a lot more hopeful about my life than I was before.

I joined this website 2 years ago and my life has been a fucking rollercoaster since then. So much has changed and I was incredibly unstable through most of it. It's really weird and disturbing to think that my family's ability to afford expensive treatments is the reason I was able to start fixing my life and moving on. My family paid for my ketamine treatments out of pocket. They also paid co-pays and whatever on a variety of other things for my other health problems. Doctors ignored my physical health issues for a long time. I wouldn't have even gotten any diagnoses if I hadn't been able to afford appointments with specialists. My depression was cured because my family has money. That's great for me, but what about everyone else? Why can't everyone get access to treatments like this? Insurance doesn't cover ketamine infusions because they're not FDA approved for depression. The FDA approved s-ketamine nasal spray, which I asked a doctor at the clinic about. He said it's much less effective in treating depression.

We need a better system. Not just a better healthcare system, a better economic system. I'm too tired to elaborate on ideas i have about that.

I somehow managed to turn sharing a positive life update into ranting angrily about the fact that most people can't get the same help I got. Is that pessimism or righteous anger?
Should I have posted this in Recovery? I didn't think of that until now.
 
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poisonedminds

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you sound like a sweet soul. It's good to hear you that feel better.
 
valentine

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i really want to try ket infusions. can’t really afford it right now, maybe some day. i’m glad it worked for you.
 
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valentine said:
i really want to try ket infusions. can’t really afford it right now, maybe some day. i’m glad it worked for you.
same. either that or rec use
 
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suicideseeker

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I’m genuinely pleased that you got out of this hole I’m in.

I talked to a local ketamine clinic they quoted me $6k a month for IV ketamine treatment and $20k a month for nasal treatment. They said insurance won’t cover it at all unless I get recent doctor’s documentation of trying 4/5 SSRI treatments because “the medication is expensive and they don’t want to pay for it unless necessary”. I used to take SSRIs for years but the documentation isn’t recent enough.

It’s cheaper for me to buy N and die then it is for me to get treatment that might work.

I reject this society and that’s why I want to die. To make a point. That if you say life is worth living and you want to help, you have to provide the best help available and free of charge.
 
WornOutLife

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Well, I'm glad you're feeling better somehow!

As for society, well, I know some amazing people but overall, humans beings really suck lol.
 
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LittleJem

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There are Ketamine treatment dosing protocols on Reddit. 30mg every other day insulfated is a good protocol. There is another protocol which is by weight - so for example I am 60Kg, so I do 60 mg (if I remember rightly). I am doing the 30 mg every other day protocol at the moment.£30 a gram on the street, £10,000 nasal spray which is why the NHS have decided not to offer it. Tragedy it won't be available widely for those in need. Go to the black market I say...
 
alwaysSuffering

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Did you have any side effects from the infusions? I have been thinking about it for my PTSD. There is a place near me that does it.