Just finished my 6th (and for now, last) treatment....Need advice on my next steps. Please Help!

I’m told the next step is that in 2 weeks I will have a video appointment with the Ketamine Therapist that I’ve been working with during my infusions, to see how I’m doing. I have had a small bit of improvement with this treatment, but I’m not sure I would say it was a true success. I’ve been suffering for years with very strong med-resistant depression, hope I can say this on this forum (sorry If I wasn’t suppose to), but I’ve also tried to end my life in a car accident in October out of desperation to end this god-awful feeling in my chest THAT WILL NOT GO AWAY!!! Ketamine took away the desperation of those thoughts, but nothing else. They are still there, but I feel more in control. I guess.

But here is what I need to know from this forum. I got an email from the office who does my ketamine, about a ketamine group to join that meets once a week for $20 a session. I’ve been wanting, during this whole infusion, to connect with others in a group setting, and ON A REAL LEVEL, about their experiences with ketamine. Not thinking to ask the office, I’ve been Googling my request. Could not find anything that sounded legitimate (my earlier expression about it needing to be/feel like real support-they kinda didn’t). I want the good and the bad of this treatment. Looking on forums, such as these are great, for other patients, I can very clearly see that, but for me it feels like information overload. So for those who have taken advantage of said groups, does your experience make you believe, with the information I’ve provided, that it(a ketamine group, not a ketamine forum) would be a better fit for my needs , and not a waste of my $20 a week??? Any information would be so truly appreciated. Thank you in advance. :heart:

I’m sorry to say I don’t have any of the information you’re seeking - but just wanted to say - so glad you’re still with us. Hope you can find an awesome group to work with. :heart:

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Thk u. :heart:

Can you start and see if you like it or is it something you have to commit to for a certain length of time?

I would definitely say to try it either way. $20 is an amazing price for a group session. Most insurances would cost more than that just for a co-pay.

Have you made any decisions yet ?

I’m actually starting a group on Jan. 11th and am excited to see the type of healing that may come from being part of a new community where I can share my experiences.

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@Ccheck Can I be honest and say I’m totally exhausted with trying “NEW” ways of feeling better??? For the past year, if not longer, I’ve been trying to be more open to ways of feeling better. After my time with ketamine and other out-of-my-comfort-zone treatments, which neither was as successful as I thought it would be, I just need someone to just give me a heads up on a ketamine group they’ve either experienced in a positive way or know of someone who has. I’m, at this moment, tired of going in blind. Even if it is only 20 bucks. Because as you can probably tell, it’s really not as much about the money, so any heads up on ketamine groups would be great. @Liz3441 when will you be starting a group?

@karans I’m so sorry you’re feeling frustrated. On an intellectual level I try to remind myself that this is not a linear process. It’s so hard though when all you want is to feel better :pensive:
The group I’m starting is through Sana Healing Collective in Chicago. We’ll be meeting virtually and in-person. Here’s a link to their site, they’re amazing! Please let me know if you need anything else. https://sanahealingcollective.org/