I have been going back and forth on this subject. It was very hard for me to relax at home on Troches at first because my sons room was right next to ours at the time. He walked in a few times and startled me. We have an older house without locks on the doors. I finally told him that I am doing medicine and he shouldn’t come in while I’m doing it. He is 15 almost 16, and I’m sure he wonders about what type of medicine but hasn’t asked me specifically. He showed me an article once about psilocybin and depression. I’m not sure if he showed it to me because that’s what he thinks I’m doing or for himself. I told him psychedelics are not something you want to take lightly and from my experience as a kid I didn’t like them. Of course I was not trying to use them and be introspective, and I always had a bad trip because all of the issues in my life came to the forefront. If you are not prepared for that it can be overwhelming. I couldn’t handle it when I was younger and sometimes it can be overwhelming now. I have a better perspective now and realize bottling up your emotions is not the way to go.
My son also deals with depression, ADHD, and high anxiety. I have struggled myself having him take the same pills that gave me horrible side effects. He seems to do okay on them, but he definitely doesn’t like to or want to take them. I feel guilty sometimes when I’m on Ketamine about the relief I get or freedom from my depression and anxiety. I know his brain is still developing and it’s not recommended for him to do it according to my doctors except for in extreme situations. Has anyone heard of 16 year olds getting treatment?
His mom has been out of his life for the most part since he was 6, with the exception of maybe a few visits a year and that’s only recently. I know he has a lot of repressed feelings about it. I’ve tried to talk to him and we’ve had him in talk therapy. I just feel Ketamine would push those feelings forward and make him address them. I know he’s probably too young, but I don’t want him to wait until he is 38 to start working on himself. It’s been about 4 years for me. It’s a constant struggle. I want him to get off to a good start in life. A better one than I had. My family doesn’t believe in mental illness. I’m not a doctor but I think my mom and dad both suffer from mental illness. I believe they think it’s a weakness and don’t want to admit it.