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Re: agitation post from another board

Posted by ravenstorm on April 18, 2006, at 9:26:36

In reply to Re: 11th day-envy you struggling steve, posted by ravenstorm on April 18, 2006, at 8:18:29

Found this on another site. Discouraging for those of us who also couldn't tolerat WB. :(

Attempt Ends in Failure

My Emsam Attempt Ends in Failure
15. Apr 2006 at 03:48 I was just prescribed the Emsam patch for treatment-resistant atypical depression and anxiety. I may be avoidant personality disorder or borderline-- it is a matter of some debate.

In any case, my recent attempt to use Emsam ended in failure.

About 12 hours after applying Emsam, I noticed increasted energy, a pleaseant physical agitation, wanting to move-- all very different and much improved from depression.

About 18 hours, I started getting very scared, very agitated; crying spells, feelings of hopelessness, abandonment, confused thinking. Waves of anger (which is unusual for me).

Doping myself with variations of Klonopin, Seroquel and Ambien allowed me to endure the symptoms for another day or two.

At 72 hours, I had a phone consultation and a decision was made to discontinue.

I probably should have anticipated thse problems. These symptoms very closely paralleled my experience with Wellbutrin-- I had drug-induced psychosis when I was on it. Apparently my brain doesn't like increasing dopamine.




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