Mental Health Update 9-3

Mental Health Update

9/3/19

I had my first Ketamine Infusion on June 23, 2019.

Before the Infusions I was taking 12 pills a day.

Here’s where I am now.

* 1.5mg clonazepam (down from 2mg)

* 300mg gabapentin (down from 1.8g)

* 60mg duoloxetine (no change)

* 60mg Adderall (down from 90mg)

After talking to the doctor today, I’ll be completely off the gabapentin in a month. Down to 1.0mg clonazepam. And 20-30mg Adderall.

The duoloxetine I’ve been waiting on. We’re doing this gradually so as not to disrupt my recovery. However, it’s still an extremely fast cut in meds.

My head gets clearer every time I cut these down. In roughly 2 months, I’ve more than halved the medications.

I’ve only had 1 ketamine Treatment since the original. I’ll have another soon. We’re doing them every 4-6 weeks as I come off the pills. Afterwards, I’ll be able to move to 3 months, then 6 months between treatments.

By January 01, 2020 I should be down to a small antidepressant.

This is not something I ever believed would be possible. I seriously believed I’d have to take all those meds, and still be miserable, for the rest of my life. I’ve taken every medicine under the sun, none truly worked. Some helped smaller issues, or kept me at baseline, but nothing provided the chance to actually live.

Now I’m looking at a second chance.

A chance to accomplish something without the weight of Depression, Anxiety, Insomnia, and more for the first time in 15 years!!

– Jack

Recovery feels amazing.

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