In the next week or so I will be starting a series of ketamine infusions for treatment resistant depression 🤞.
While researching the therapy I came across several articles on how ketamine infusions and oral ketamine are being used and studied for RLS relief.
Theory behind it (which I would preface as one of many) is:
"Scientists believe that the main cause of Restless Leg Syndrome is an overactivity of the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor in the brain. Ketamine works by attaching to the NMDA receptor and blocking it from being activated by glutamate, a neurotransmitter. Thus, ketamine aids in decreasing the overall activity of NMDA, which in turn reduces symptoms of Restless Leg Syndrome. "
I'll report back on my experience. But I may not get an accurate reading on whether it helps as I will still be taking my regular meds that work fairly well. I will ask questions about RLS and Ketamine and if any other patients treated have seen any benefits.