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Re: EMSAM jetcity10

Posted by RobertDavid on April 27, 2006, at 0:14:56

In reply to Re: EMSAM, posted by jetcity10 on April 26, 2006, at 23:52:09

> I have now been on EMSAM for one week. Though I have not seen a miraculous improvement I have to say that there is clearly some improvement. I too have been on and off numerous anti-depressants through the years with little positive effect and lots of negative effects. This is the first where I can see some raising of the lowest feelings. I have also had glimpses of hope which I have not had in years and glimpses of a positive life - both of which are new since EMSAM. I still feel depressed, but like I said, the low seems a little better. The anxiety is pretty high. However both the depression and anxiety are probably influenced by significant life events that had increased the severity of both before starting the EMSAM.
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> As to side effects: maybe some increased anxiety, maybe less sleep (even on the 1.5mg Klonipin), a little orthostatic hypotension, and it looks like some minor constipation.
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> But I have more energy (even with less sleep) and have even been looking forward to working out (an amazing thought).
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> Overall, this has been one of the best responses I have ever had since there is positive response and no side effects I can't deal with yet.
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> Rob, thanks for your posts, it gives hope that it can get even better, but even if it doesn't, some is better than none.


That sounds like a very positive start and similar in many ways to mine. I too noticed that I slept a little less at first, but woke up energized, felt like doing more. I too started working out at the gym again as before I just didn't couldn't get myself to do go there.

I hope that your benefits will continue and side effects will be minimal. Like you I never really knew what it felt like to have a postive start any med other than klonopin.

Please keep posting your results and I wish you the best! Rob


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