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.