I’ve been on ketamine lozenges or troches for about 4 months now. My dose and frequency has gradually increased in that time.
But, lately I’ve encountered some side effects that are genuinely troubling, and I want to get an idea of if these are normal or should be taken more seriously.
Floating red mist in vision.
This started about three weeks ago, but has definitely gotten worse in sheer volume to the point where looking at a white wall appears pink now. With eyes closed it seems like a flow of tiny red specks. It took me a few doses to recognize this gets worse every time. I really suspect it’s causes by floating blood in my eyes.
Blue ‘net’ over vision.
This is especially visible the last three times I took ketamine and looks like everything is divided into small cells with blue borders. I also get this in the early morning and late at night, even several days after my last dose. It might be related to the red flowing mist in that it’s just the space between red spots.
These seem to follow the usual definition of a tension headache in that they feel like a band of pressure across my forehead, with some dull aching. But it happens with such regularity after ketamine that I’m sure it’s related.
Bleeding in psychedelic experiences.
This is the hardest to quantity or know if I should take seriously. But, it’s so rare, and I see such a deep seeping red that it’s unusual even in the parts I expect to be scary. It’s also often paired with a jolting any physical recoiling that feels like being hit with something, it’s nothing like the sensations I’m used to with a good experience.
I recognize part of this is just that I should take longer between doses, I’m doing that now and have been for several days. But, I’d like to hear if others have experienced the same things. And if there is any reason to think these are lasting or temporary effects.