Dr. Ginerva Liptan, author and FM patient, touted ketamine's effects on The National Pain Report.
She suggested that ketamine maybe causing the "massively overstimulated" NMDAR receptors in FM to "cool down" or reset for weeks at a time. She believes "ketamine could be big" in fibromyalgia.
Thomas Insell, former director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) at the NIH felt ketamine might be the biggest breakthrough in depression ever:
Ketamine is able to restore nerves in one of the places of the brain - the prefrontal cortex - that is impacted in chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) and fibromyalgia. It's ability to improve fatigue in depression lead researchers to suggest it may be able to do the same in other central nervous system disorders.
Find out more about ketamine:
- A Ketamine Revolution for Depression and Pain? Spravato, Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS
- Ketamine and Fibromyalgia - an overview - Health Rising
- The Ketamine Question in Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - Health Rising
- Dr. Ginerva Liptan on Ketamine and Pain and FM
- Dr. Goldstein on Ketamine and His "Resurrection Cocktail" for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Ketamine - the Future of Depression Treatment? - WebMd
- Thomas Insel, Director of NIMH, on Ketamine for Depression
- Fibromyalgia News Today on CBS program on Ketamine
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The Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS Ketamine Resource Center
Difficult to get but startlingly effective drug for pain and depression