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Goat_66636 karma

Ketamine has some sketchy evidence of being useful for depression when administered in small doses

Is it really that sketchy? I've had the impression that in short-term treatments it's pretty safe and also effective. Though, I gotta admit, I haven't read any studies of it myself, but I trust the official guidelines in my country.

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I don't think there's any truth to it, but you are just so much easier to monitor when you are awake. I mean, as long as you move your eyes, talk etc, the emt's know that at least you're alive and relatively fine. If you go unconscious, it means something is wrong, and it also requires constant measuring of vital signs and so on.

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Being married by dear friend actually sounds really great!

Goat_6667 karma

I'm curious about this treatment. Was it one time thing, or several infusions? If there was several infusions, did they lower the dosage, or was it the same everytime?

First of all, I am not an expert on this matter, but as I was a nurse-trainee in a hospital, there was this female patient in her 30's, with continuous Ketamine-infusion. Her experience sounded a bit like yours until the dosage was lowered. After that, it worked just fine.

Again, I'm not an expert, and I am sure your doctors know better, but that was the first thing that came to my mind after I read about your experience.

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What's your job in the navy? How is it, you find it interesting and/or "best job I've ever done", or is more like "kinda meh, but it pays my bills"?