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Avatar f tn Hi, I had a 7 day ketamine infusion last feb through a pic line. It was a bit like analgesic boot camp but the end result was very pleasing. I crashed pretty badly coming off the ketamine as I came off very high doses of fentanylt.,the pain mx team stabilised me over 36 hours using methadone . I left hospital on a MUCH lower dose ( they call it morphine equivalent s over here) and for the next 4 months I actually lived a near normal life.
1275919 tn?1279836004 m not expecting too much out of, but any little relief from pain is still relief. The nerve block I just had done lasted a day and a half. At first I was upset but now that the pain is back full force to the point that my husband was actually really nurturing last night. He put an ice pack on my abdomen and kinda rotated it around different places for 2 hours while I layed on him. Then he massaged me and carried me to bed. So now I'm thinking "at least I got a day and a half.
1275919 tn?1279836004 Hello and Welcome to the Pain Management Forum. I am so glad that you found us and posted your question on our forum. I understand your "dontunderstand" screen-name. Ketamine was or is primarily used for the induction and maintenance of general anesthesia, usually in combination with some sedative drug. If you have ever had surgery you have probably had ketamine. Recently it is developed some popularity in chronic pain patients.
Avatar m tn Ketamine is frequently used by vets - as a horse tranquilizer. It's also used for humans post operatively for acute pain relief, but only in a hospital setting as far as I know. I've never heard it used to withdrawl from pain pills. I don't think you would find a doctor who would prescribe it for this reason. Good luck.
Avatar m tn Pain management thought it could potentially be a form of CRPS – performed a stellate ganglion block with no relief. They suggested ketamine infusions but if the block did nothing I’m unsure ketamine will do much more. Acupuncture and physical therapy has done nothing. I’m worried that this will continue to progress and not really sure where to turn next. Any help is greatly appreciated and sorry for the long post!
739070 tn?1338603402 Ren, so sorry to hear the ketamine didn't help with the leg pain this time. I don't have leg pain but was just talking with someone about restless leg syndrome (RLS). What you describe sounds much more intense than RLS. I'm glad to hear you didn't break anything in your falls. I guess that means you really do need to hang on to that walker until this episode passes. I vote for springtime as the best remedy for everyone!
739070 tn?1338603402 It is a dissociative anesthetic. Special K on the streets is very little Ketamine and lots of junk people shouldn't take (ephedrine, etc). We used to use quite a bit of it in the late 70 and early 80's for induction and maintenance of general anesthesia. I do know that in regional pain syndrome, the theory is that Ketamine infusion in used to "reboot" the brain's pain center. My recent experience with Ketamine is related to its use in veterinary medicine.
Avatar n tn But it gives me great hope for the future. My pain doctor is going to try specially formulated Ketamine nasal spray. He says I will use it at home every 2 days. I will let you know how it goes, if you would like. I believe there is hope.
739070 tn?1338603402 Not to be outdone, (you know how middle children are) I should start my IVSM tomorrow with home health. I had an appointment with my magical pain doc and he agreed it was wise to head off my relapse at the pass. Right now it's mostly fuzzy eyesight, fatigue and leg pain. We set up my ketamine to be once a month for the next 6 months. It can be altered of needed during that time. For those of you who were asking about the Sphenopalitine block, Dr.
Avatar n tn My vote is to steer clear of the trams. Just not worth the w/d for such mild relief of pain that some people claim. Be careful! Wishing you the best.
Avatar f tn Ketamine has a history of at least some efficacy in treating chronic pain, including orofacial pain. Specifically, ketamine was helpful to a patient with glossopharyngeal neuralgia, a pain disorder quite similar to trigeminal neuralgia, but involving the ninth cranial nerve instead of the fifth. The use of Namenda in all facial pain syndromes, headache, and other painful conditions is beginning to accelerate." END So it has been found effective is varying degrees for some ppl.
Avatar f tn The fact that states which allow medical marijauna include MS as one of those medical conditions qualifying for pain relief shows that the educated community realizes that MS does indeed cause severe and debilitating pain. I would hope that the article you read mentioned both the need and means to educate "people on the outside" to gain a better understanding of MS and how it impacts the lives of those afflicted with this disease.
20895163 tn?1584155499 Gave me 15mg of Ketamine slow 10 min iv push infusion w/ Lorazepam and Midazolam IV and it helped the pain, a lot, also the 20-30mg IV Very Slow 1000ml bag of infusion over 45 min to 1/hr. helped with my Pain, PTSD and depression alot ((no hallucinations w/ myself just dissociated )) and my audio was distorted Ketamine is the hospital's version of PCP and it will be coming back also as an alternative to Narcotics. from the world for me just like laughing Gas for me.
Avatar m tn But I didnt give in. Besides, I dont think the opiates would have even given me much pain relief from the burn. I was definately tempted though. Overall, im feeling MUCH better now than I was when I first came to this site on day 1-2 of my withdrawal. I have never made it this long without relapsing. And my week of withdrawal was pure hell, but it was worth it.
739070 tn?1338603402 Well, today was my second sphenopalatine block. It's purpose is to numb the nerves in the face and have the pain pathways "learn" new pain-free pathways. After the blocks come 4 ketamine infusions. The first one a week ago was a walk in the park. Today's experience was horrible. The first time the Q-tips were placed in the lower in the nasal cavity. Today's were placed in the middle meatus.
Avatar n tn I was totally incapacitated, inner organs including eyes included, prior to the coma which provided thirty, perhaps (sometimes) forty percent relief, though I depend on Ketamine boosters bi-monthly. You can see why I am deathly afraid of ANY invasive procedure because it could ruin anything the coma "fixed." I have had so many chest x-rays, CAT scans, the coma and all of the lines that go along with it, and Dystonia along with constant shaking and tremoring of my left arm.
Avatar f tn Hi, I've just stumbled across this forum and think I can offer some answers to your questions :) I have a 6mm Chiari Type 1 Malformation and also suffer from RSD / CRPS as a result of cancer and a serious MVA. So far I haven't had the decompression surgery although I'm a candidate as I'm a bit nervous about it as the Drs here in Australia haven't been able to offer me great percentage chances of success.
Avatar f tn Five months after my L5-S1 discectomy, I started getting burning sacrum pain. It has been almost another five months of level 6-10 pain. I have had multiple sacroiliac joint injections which helped a little bit. We tried nerve blocks on the lateral branches of all of the sacral nerves and the top of the sacrum. This stung like lemon juice on a cut - I think because of the rupivicaine (caines tend to sting and hurt me). The nerve block was not effective.
Avatar f tn As an ex ketamine addict I know the seriously damaging effect ketamine can have on the body and am shocked to hear that a doctor is willingly prescribed it to a patient as a means of helping them. Although I can offer no advice on how it affects seizures or colonscopy, I am very curious to know why ketamine was actually given to a patient and what the doctor wished to achieve through such a dangerous and damaging drug?
Avatar f tn Does anyone who has symptoms similar to mine (central pain syndrome and atypical facial pain) have this implant? Any success? My pain involves constant pressure, tightness/squeezing, some burning/freezing symptoms. The pressure/tightness etc. is often bilateral, worst above and around my eyes, while the burning sensation is on the left side of my face only (surgery was on left side.) Pain meds only make things worse; only sleeping pills, i.e. temazepam, a benzodiazepam, help me.
1715040 tn?1309224532 Hi, I am a 36 year old Aussie female who suffers from advanced RSDS / CRPS in the lower back, pelvis and both legs as the result of multiple traumas (7 knee reconstructions, hysterectomy for cervical cancer, laparascopic adhesion removal, 2 x MVAs). I've had the condition for 15 years (the last 7 yrs with it rated as "severe") and have had a massive breakthrough by undergoing the Ketamine Infusion treatment in hospital 3 weeks ago.
992677 tn?1537668903 Personally I feel like it has grown its web back again as I’m getting the subcranial headaches again and muscle spasms that are pushing vertebrae out of place. Pain doctor feels the ketamine low dose infusion has the potential to stop that by the way it works over time.
Avatar m tn Pain management thought it could potentially be a form of CRPS – performed a stellate ganglion block with no relief. They suggested ketamine infusions but if the block did nothing I’m unsure ketamine will do much more. Acupuncture and physical therapy has done nothing. I’m worried that this will continue to progress and not really sure where to turn next. Any help is greatly appreciated and sorry for the long post!