Okay, first of all, don’t be silly as me, don’t try ketamine without telling your doctor, it could be really dangerous for you, especially if your medication doesn’t work well and is unable to stablize your symptoms like paranoia, delusions or hallucinations, since ketamine is well known to cause those symptoms as secondaries effects.
Also, sorry if I posted this topic in the wrong place, and don’t worry I’m not here to promote drugs, I’m just talking about my experience with ketamine.
So, let’s start. I’ve been diagnosed as schizoaffective back in 2017. I started with valporate, didn’t work and quickly abandoned it. I was under Abilify Maintena, and had terrible mood swings, tiredness and was feeling like ■■■■ under this medication.
So, one year later, I tried to come off Abilify, terrible mistake, brought me back to hospital, and here, they’ve decided to include Lithium to my treatment. I don’t know if it was a good thing or not, but I have less severe mood swings but the combination of those two meds made my tiredness worse and I’m experiencing slurred speech, which is REALLY annoying.
Anyway, Lithium has been successful for dealing with my hypomania, but didn’t work that much for my depressive periods who can last 2/3 weeks, which is also really painful and annoying.
A friend of mine asked me if I wanted to try ketamine since he told me it was effective against depressive symptoms, I said no at first. Then my depression worsened. So I said yes, but only a little dosage, to start of.
Since I’m still under Abilify and pretty comfortable with it, nothing like psychosis , paranoia or hallucinations happened to me, probably due to low dosage.
Also, something really important before I go further, do NOT TAKE TOO MUCH KETAMINE WHILE BEING ON LITHIUM, IT CAN SERIOUSLY DAMAGE YOUR KIDNEYS
20/30mins after sniffing ketamine, I was feeling at ease and pretty calm, no euphoria, I was only doing bad puns, and my depression was behind me during this time. The worse part was sleeping, I almost didn’t sleep after taking it and I had to woke up early so I recommand to use it during the day and not evening.
5 days after taking it, my speech is still slurred, I’m still feeling really tired sometimes,but dang it, my mood really improved and it seems like it has totally erased my mood swings right now, I’m not feeling hypomaniac nor depressive, just, normal
I’m feeling a little bit more confident, but nothing too important, but I feel I can do more things and improve myself in everyday life.
So, do you think that someday ketamine while be used to treat some symptoms of schizoaffectivity ?