I am a 46 year old guy who has been suffering from IBS-C for 30 years. Symptoms have been constipation, excessive gas / flatuence, depression, bloating, social anxiety, back pain, dizziness, fatigue, brain fog, severe straining and incomplete emptying.
Needless to say, this crippling IBS-C has had a severely negative impact on some of the most precious years of my life.
I have literally tried it all:
- Gluten free diet
- Digestive enzymes
- Pepperment Tea
- Low fat diet
- Dairy free diet
- Meat free diet
- Drinking lots of water
- Smaller meals
- Magnesium Citrate
- Low FODMAP diet
... just to name a few. Nothing worked.
The only thing that ever worked on occasion was Zelnorm and / or drinking coffee.
I recently learned about the mind-gut connection and tried Ketamine therapy. I'm not done yet but I have already noticed a significant improvement in my IBS-C.
My understanding of Ketamine therapy is that it repairs and / or rewires damaged pathways in the brain. So it appears that the Ketamine has greatly improved my mind-gut connection.
If you've tried it all and are at a dead end, I highly recommend trying Ketamine!
Is it a club drug or an antidepressant? Ketamine has been available for pain relief for years. Now it may be a breakthrough for treating severe depression.
(If you decide to do Ketamine, I STRONGLY recommend listening to instrumental
(NO LYRICS) music during the experience and something you've never listened to before
(no past association, facilitates forming new pathways). I highly recommend Music For Psychedelic Therapy by Jon Hopkins.)
Thank you and God Bless!