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Posted by cecilia on April 24, 2006, at 20:54:44

In reply to Re: EMSAM-Day 5-Too early??, posted by crabwalk on April 24, 2006, at 19:09:15

Re side effects and Emsam (or any other drug), one thing to remember is that you're always going to have LOTS more side effects in the real world than in a clinical trial. That's because clinical trials are usually strictly limited to participants who have only the one condition being tested for. They were testing Emsam for depression and they wanted good results-people with anxiety as well would not have been allowed in the study. Real world-most people who have depression also have anxiety or other physical/psychological problems. I'm still planning to try Emsam, though, haven't got anything to lose. I'm getting very frustrated with the usual bureauocratic delays in my HMO though. I was told that my doctor needed to request it, they would send me a denial, and then I could appeal. I called last Wednesday and they said the denial letter had gone in the mail that day. Never received it, I called again today, they had no evidence it had been sent, assured me it would be sent today. We'll see. This is the same HMO that made me wait 4 months for knee surgery. The surgery didn't help anyway, and most likely Emsam won't, but I still want to try it. I am afraid, though. I'm so anxious already, and I'm afraid it will be like what was (for me) the worst drug ever made, Parnate Someone wrote in a recent thread about anxiety getting better as you get older. Not for me, unfortunately. I just get anxious about different things. Cecilia




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