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2 weeks 6 days ago #28877 by fiddle sticks
fiddle sticks created the topic: ketamine treatments
Hi I have a grandson who has been suffering from CRPS for 4.5 years he has been going to dr;s for physio. hydro.took lyrica for 2 years but nothing has helped thus far he is unable to wear a shoe so unfortunately has been unable to work he is in a lot of pain most of the time has days where he can't sleep then will crash for 14 hrs or more etc. Now the Dr. wants to start Ketamine infusions but he is not very keen on that after researching a bit. Has anyone been on this treatment and has it helped and for how long? Would really appreciate some feed back. Also does anyone have any ideas on how to get centerlink of your back? Thanks .

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2 weeks 6 days ago #28879 by Johnno
Johnno replied the topic: ketamine treatments
Hi Fiddlesticks ,

If you type Ketamine in the search at the top right above your post I think you’ll find there is a lot of info from other ketamine infusion patients .

Hope this helps

Johnno

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1 week 3 days ago #28916 by Alpina
Alpina replied the topic: ketamine treatments
Hey I posted this under the Ketamine page..

Hi I’m new to this group but wanted to share my experience with my first Ketamine infusion two weeks ago.

I’m a 35yr women who has been dealing with chronic pain for over 12yrs.
I can go into more detail later about my pain but wanted to share my experience with the infusion.

I was at my absolute end, I was told absolutely no more surgery I had been on every pain medication under the sun and was on large amounts and quantities, I have also been seeing a psychologist who specializes in chronic pain.

My magical husband was on a forum that mentioned Ketamine Infusion and asked me if I had heard of it, then became the research and hunt for me to find a Dr that I could talk to about it and if it would be worth a try on me. (I live in a small coastal town in Central Queensland with no pain specialists)

I have family in Melbourne and came across two Dr that offered this procedure, I sent my file to both and waited.

Then five weeks later my life began to turn around, I had a phone call from one of them who offered to have a phone consultation with me, from there I was booked in and flew to a Melbourne six weeks later.

I was hopeful but knew the odds that it didn’t work for everyone and the possible side effects.
I was in hospital for seven nights and most of the time I felt like a giant marshmallow I had a few moments like once a day when I was due for my next Valium in which I just felt scared and hid under my sheets until the nurse came and sat with me until the Valium kicked in.

Two weeks post infusion I am not taking any medication daily, (first time in 10yrs) I am only taking like a quarter of what I used to and only when needed.
My pain has gone from a 7-8 to a 0-3 which is like living in a new body it’s amazing.
I am able to walk along the beach in minimal to no pain and am hoping to get back on my paddle board this weekend.

I don’t know how long this goodness will last but I’m great full for the two weeks and hoping it lasts for up to 6 months if not more.

I will keep an update each week to let you know how it’s progressing.

I hope my positive experience will help people and encourage people not to give up and there are amazing Drs out there that want to help and to consider some not so generic approaches

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1 week 3 days ago #28925 by 2manytyears
2manytyears replied the topic: ketamine treatments
I have had ketamine infusions - desperation drove me there reluctantly and good results drove me back! They don’t work for everyone and results can vary , I have had a good 3 months or more from mine and have managed to keep working full time because of them. Good luck with whatever is decided.

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