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Re: 11th day

Posted by jetcity10 on April 21, 2006, at 0:07:45

In reply to Re: 11th day jetcity10, posted by RobertDavid on April 20, 2006, at 22:24:32

> I put it on every morning after I take a shower. Though they say to put it on at the same time each day I'm not exact about it, just put it on before noon each day.
> How noticable is your standing low blood pressure? Hopefully that will just be a side effect that goes away after your body adjusts. How else are you feeling? What are you taking it for? Are you taking any other meds?
> Today is my 14th day. I just continually keep feeling better. I'm not having any side effect issues, just improved mood, energy, mental clarity. I'm also feeling more outgoing, less anxiety. I hope you have a similar response. Please post how you do and good luck! Rob

Thanks for the info as well as your earlier posts. Your posts have been encouraging and have given me hope during this transitional process. There is very little info available on Emsam and both my doc and the pharmacist want me to tell them all I can.

I had been doing the morning thing but I was unsure if it would be better or worse to take it in the evenings depending on which side effects one might want to avoid. Though theoretically with the patch, that is probably moot.

I am also on Klonipin (1.5mg) in the evenings to help with sleep and two cardiac meds for "inappropriate sinus tachycardia". I am taking the psych meds primarily for "suicidal ideation". Due, it is felt, to moderate to major depression and fairly significant anxiety.

I have tried just about everything else through the years with little success and lots of side-effects. I am a little concerned that I may be developing some cardiac side effects but since I have a history of cardiac issues it is hard to tell if this is something new or just regular/irregular cardiac irregularity. Theoretically Emsam is not contraindicated with my cardiac meds and I would be really ticked to have to stop after forking over the $200 not covered by my insurance. But I am still willing to be patient and to wait and see. I have had orthostatic hypotension with mutiple meds in the past and it is something I can deal with (as long as I don't stand up to quickly and pass out in public). I will keep an eye on it- luckily I used to work in the emergency medical field in my younger years.

Thanks again.




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