Ayelet Waldman has suffered from serious mood disorders for years. She’s tried just about every medication or therapeutic treatment that’s available, but nothing was working, and she felt like her marriage — and her life — was crumbling. So she tried one more drug, almost as a last resort. In a series of tiny doses, she took LSD for one month — and the result was almost miraculous.
I can definitely relate. Even though I'm not married and even though I feel a lot of the effects of ketamine have worn off since my initial set of ketamine sessions, I feel ketamine has done for me what LSD did for Ayelet Waldman, the wife of author Michael Chabon. (You may know him as the author of Wonder Boys.)
I came to know about ketamine from my parents. They'd heard about Waldman and her experiments with LSD as a therapeutic drug. They told me even though LSD wasn't available as a therapeutic drug, ketamine (which they said was called "the poor man's LSD") might be before long.
Several months and a lot of hassle later, I finally got my session of ketamine transfusion.