It has been two years since I started ketamine treatment, and it is still working. I’m currently dealing with pretty extreme job pressure/stress, and managing it better than I managed most ordinary, day-to-day tasks before ketamine. I don’t take this for granted.
I travel for an infusion every 30 days. To make the treatment last for the time in between, without dealing with the cost of off-label nuedexta or the hassle of finding a compound pharmacy to make a generic version of it, I’m currently taking dextromethorphan 30 mg (Robitussin Long-Acting CoughGels sold on Amazon) along with a little bit of Paxil (5 mg) twice each day. Paxil causes me terrible GI upset and does nothing for my depression, so the only reason I take any at all is to help extend the effects of the dextromethorphan, which in turn helps extend the effects of the ketamine.
I’m sharing these details because too many disbelieve that ketamine is a real, long-term option for living with depression. It can be. For me it is.