Posted by Iansf on February 15, 2012, at 10:20:11
In reply to Re: Ketamine - bladder issues, posted by JohnLA on February 14, 2012, at 18:02:38
> please take a look at this;
> about half-way down she mentions the bladder issue. (she is a neurologist.) she cites several references for the use of ketamine in pain management/depression. she also sates that the amount of ketamine she uses to treat depression is much lower than the amount used in iv delivery. if you read all the way thru she questions the bladder issue you discuss. as with all medications there are risks. still, i think ketamine may lead to new meds for us suffering from depression.
Since ketamine is a widely used "club drug," under the rubric Special K, I've been wondering why there has been so little evidence of experiments with its intra-nasal potential. All the studies I had previously come across involved i.v. administration, while all discussion of intranasal ingestion referred to "misuse" for the purpose of getting high. Since i.v. treatment is not practical for most of us, it's good to know at least a few doctors are examining the potential of oral and intranasal use.
I live in Mexico, where ketamine is available legally without prescription, but I've always been wary of trying it. A friend of my roommate used it to get high, and his behavior while under its influence made it seem both risky and not particularly appealing. Perhaps a much lower dosage is the key. Unfortunately, given the methodology I'm aware of for sniffing it, I wouldn't have a clue how to regulate the dosage to achieve a safe but effective level.