What are the effects of ketamine?
It’s a general anaesthetic that can produce ‘floaty’ feelings, as if the mind and body have been separated. Other effects include:
- It can make you feel very chilled out and relaxed.
It can make you physically incapable of moving. You can feel completely detached from your body and surroundings, which has been compared to having a near-death experience, sometimes called “entering the k-hole”. For some people this is an enjoyable effect.
Like LSD, ketamine can alter perception of time and space and can cause hallucinations. It can lead to good or bad ‘trips’ that can last from half an hour or so to several hours, with after-effects that may be felt for some hours.