Posted by RobertDavid on April 26, 2006, at 22:59:04
In reply to Re: EMSAM-3 weeks and getting off klonopin, I hope, posted by Last Chance on April 26, 2006, at 19:19:06
Thanks for all the advise:
Today was one of my best days. It seems like after my quick start I go for a few days feeling the same, then every few days would feel a difference like today. I'm very upbeat, getting stuff done, doing good at work, feeling more social. I couldn't ask for more to this point.
I know not everyone is having the luck I have at least to this point and there is a side of me that is sensitive to that and in a way I feel bad to post such positive results.
I really don't want to be the EMSAM poster boy and hope I don't come off that way, I'm just posting my response so far (which is still to soon for conclusions).
It's been a long wait for me to have such a positive initial response to any medicine and for what it's worth I have bashed other med trials when I did poorly such as my experience with Lyrica and Remeron (which I know works well for others, just not me).
I hope that those of you trying EMSAM will find that as time goes by you'll have a positive response as well. I know some are having better luck than others.
Everyone is different and though I have had a quick response I have to think I'm not the norm and it probably takes more like a month maybe longer to determine if it's going to work. And it's quite probably that for me the klonopin blend with EMSAM is the trick.
I'll get answers to that when I try to get off klonopin (which by the way I've decided to try to drop to 1.5 mgs from 2 mgs, settle there for a while, a month maybe longer and see how it goes - I took 1.75 last night and felt great today). If that works out I'll continue a very slow taper, but if the blend of the two medicines turns out to be the ticket, so be it, I'll be good with that.
My brother in law is a psychiatrist. 10 days ago he got off wellbutrin and zoloft and started EMSAM today. He deals with social anxiety like me. It will be interesting to see his take on it being both a doctor and patient. If I hear anything interesting from his perspective I'll post.
Anyway, if nothing else EMSAM should bring more attention back to MAOI's in general so that doctors will not look past them and perscribe only SSRI's. Seems it's a quite popular topic here both positive and negative all of which is good info. Rob