I would have done this 15 years ago if I could.
I am a 35-year-old male who has suffered from depression and anxiety for 15 years. About a year ago my depression began worsening and my anxiety began to increase, triggered by a personal loss in my life. The medications I was taking for my depression did not seem to work anymore. I was also forced to take anxiety medication which seemed to work for only small periods of time. I got to the point of where the only thing I could do every week was work and two loads of laundry, the rest of the time I was shut down in bed. After a few months of living that way I could no longer work.
I tried group therapy and meditation but neither seemed to help. Four months into my disability I received an offer to try Dr. Dalthorp’s ketamine infusion therapy. At first I was very skeptical because I work in the medical field and know ketamine is an anesthetic. But I had been depressed for so long I said, “what the hell.” After the first of six treatments, I felt a lift off of my head and shoulders, and the day after the treatment I did things alone and with my family that I had not done in six months.
After each additional treatment, I seemed to feel more and more like myself and was able to accomplish more. I’ve spent more time outside my house with family or doing activities and I’ve even began to enjoy the simple things of life, which my depression had robbed me of over the past year. As I write this I am almost two week out of my initial six treatments and I still feel better than before I started them. I would have done this 15 years ago if I could.
Ketamine has been a life-changing and life-giving experience.
Ketamine treatment helped when I thought there was no hope.
Finally something has offered me relief.
It's been two months since I finished treatment and my thoughts are clearer.
It’s been two months since I finished treatment and my thoughts are clearer. I have plans and done some things that I have put off for years. I feel like I can take on little tasks around the house that I used to just look at and sigh. You owe it to yourself to try this if you have suffered for a long time.
Thanks to ketamine I am looking forward to tomorrow.
After six infusions my mood has greatly improved.
I’d heard about ketamine and researched it extensively before making the decision to try it. The good news is that after six infusions my mood has greatly improved. My interest in people and activities has increased and the symptoms of low mood, irritation and negativity that have plagued me for years have reduced by at least 85%.
I’ve been impressed with Dr. Dalthorp and the amount of time she spent obtaining my history, discussing ketamine and its potential benefits, and monitoring my progress. I can say without reservation that I have felt her investment in helping me and ensuring I was benefiting from the infusions before continuing with the next one.
The negative thoughts that played in the background of my mind stopped.
Ketamine has changed my life.
My depression and craving for alcohol almost vanished.
For the first time in nearly a decade I am hopeful.
After my first initial six treatments, I had great hopes. The dark cloak of depression began to lift. I have my life back. Regular ongoing maintenance seems to keep the depression at bay and allows me to carry out day-to-day normal activities that were near impossible before. For the first time in nearly a decade I am hopeful.