Posted by RobertDavid on April 30, 2006, at 14:38:27
In reply to Re: Starting dose of EMSAM, posted by Fischer on April 30, 2006, at 13:16:34
> I have tried everything in the last 15 years. I am extremely sensitive to all meds but I started the 6 mgs patch three days ago anyway. So far no adverse effects. I feel a little more up then I have in at 8 months (since they took me off adderall). I am waiting to see how it affects my sleep. I started ambien cr with it because my insomnia had gotten really bad and I was afraid this would make it worse. Even though data says you don't have to my doctor has me on the moai diet anyway.
For 4 weeks I have not altered my diet at all. I've eaten many foods that would be a no no on the typical MAOI diet. My doctor told me he doesn't feel there would be any issues with diet even at the higher doses and the only reason the higher doses have food restrictions is that the drug companies did not spend the money to test and get approval for it.
It seems like you're not taking advantage of one of the benefits of EMSAM vs oral MAOI's in not enjoying all the foods you could be eating. I don't think the FDA would have approved it without food restrictions if anyone in the study groups had food issues. The FDA is under so much pressure these days that I don't think they'd have gone out on a limb and approved it without food restrictions if there was any doubt.
Good luck to you! Rob