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Treatment For Bipolar Type One
Ketamine, DXM & Pharmaceuticals
by KeepOnTrying
Citation:   KeepOnTrying. "Treatment For Bipolar Type One: An Experience with Ketamine, DXM & Pharmaceuticals (exp114222)". Erowid.org. Apr 15, 2020. erowid.org/exp/114222

 
DOSE:
1000 mg oral Pharms - Divalproex (daily)
  50 mg oral Desvenlafaxine (daily)
      Hydroxyzine  
  100 - 300 mg oral Ketamine  
  100 mg IV Ketamine  
  300 - 400 mg oral DXM  
  25 ug oral LSD  

BODY WEIGHT: 170 lb


I have bipolar disorder type one and I have been through many cycles of severe depression and severe mania. Three years ago I was a few minutes from ending my life. My brother told me to go to a ketamine clinic. I decided this would be the last treatment I try before I end it all.

Immediately, after my first infusion, I already started to get better. I had a lot of ups and downs, but after my first six infusions the depression was gone. I went from the worst suicidal depression of my life to stable in about 3 weeks. It was a lifesaver.

I have never had an episode of depression that serious since. I take a combination of IV Ket, Oral Ket, DXM, Depakote 1000mgs daily, Pristique 50mgs daily, Hydroxyzine as needed, and microdoses of LSD on rare occasions. This effectively treats both the depression and the mania for me personally. It takes discipline and balance to maintain.
This effectively treats both the depression and the mania for me personally. It takes discipline and balance to maintain.


I go for an IV infusion about every three months. I take the lozenges on an as needed basis. What that means is some weeks I'll take it every day, and some weeks I wont take it at all. I usually take 200-300mgs orally when I take it, but other times ill just take 100mgs oral. Never less and never more than 300mgs. (170 lbs, 6ft, 35yrs, diagnosed at 18)

I took a lot of DXM over the past three years as well. DXM is not an easy drug to take and it is not safe to take without the supervision of a doctor, but I had to do what I had to do. I will say that not only did DXM make me feel better, but it also made me a lot smarter in life in general. It took me out of my head for the first time, and allowed me to process the world better. DXM helped me take breaks from ketamine. There is cross tolerance between them somewhat, but they are also different in other ways. DXM helped me learn how to take care of myself and my illness. Let me put it this way, with Ketamine it is hard to bring back with me what I learned, but with DXM it is much easier. My DXM dose is 300mgs-400mgs. Never more than 400mgs. Never more than twice a month. Always on an empty stomach.

I use very small doses of LSD for small depressive episodes. I have no idea how it works, but if I feel a small depressive episode coming on, a trip on LSD will stop the depression from setting in. This does not work for major depression, and it is not something I do often. I take about 25 micrograms.

Ketamine is not a miracle cure, but it is a powerful effective tool that has been continuing to help me.

My first IV infusion of Ket was 25mgs and I tripped balls. Now I can take 100mgs without batting an eye.
My first IV infusion of Ket was 25mgs and I tripped balls. Now I can take 100mgs without batting an eye.
My first DXM dose was 150mgs and it was massively intense. Quickly, a permanent tolerance built up. Always start small. You can always increase the dose later.

I do not know the long term consequences of this treatment plan, but I am still continuing it because I would not be able to survive without it.

I have entered the K-Hole one time and it was the worst experience of my life. However, I survived it and it strengthened me. This happened off of 100mgs IV Ketamine. My doctors concluded that combining Ketamine with NAD+ significantly reduces the risk of a bad trip. I use NAD with my Ketamine and it makes taking the K much much easier. I receive both Ketamine and NAD intravenously at the same time.

[Reported Dose: '100mgs-300mgs Ketamine Oral as needed, 100mgs Ketamine IV once every three months, 300mgs DXM as needed']

Exp Year: 2020ExpID: 114222
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: 35 
Published: Apr 15, 2020Views: 332
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Ketamine (31), DXM (22) : Retrospective / Summary (11), Depression (15), Medical Use (47), Various (28)

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