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Re: EMSAM-Time for next refil

Posted by egas on April 30, 2006, at 18:22:31

In reply to EMSAM-Time for next refil, posted by RobertDavid on April 30, 2006, at 15:10:23


I have had to stop the patch/ no sleep in 17 days.....the WORST WITHDRAWAL ANEXIETY
We should have tapered the hours taking it
off. I had to go back on a few hours a day to come off.

I give up.

> Hard to believe for me that I need to pick up my first refil of EMSAM this week.
> Putting the patch on is just part of my morning routine now and since I've had a positive response I feel recharged each time I pick a spot and slap it on.
> I find it interesting and can relate to those who are just about to try it or who are just starting it, wondering if the patch can be cut, what to expect, etc.
> Before I started taking EMSAM I too was concerned I'd have terrible initial side effects/poor response and considered cutting the patch. But BMS say's not to and my doctor suggested it wasn't a good idea as you wouldn't necesarily get an even dose daily.
> When he told me I could just take it off (as selegiline has such a short half life) I used that as my mental parachute. If I could give any advise on that issue (not that anyones asking) I wouldn't be concerned about the need to cut the patch particularly at the 20mg dose as the medicine is delivered via a slow trickle into the blood over a 24 hour period. Again, just remember, if you want to you can just take it off.
> I'm experincing more of the same from my previous posts. It continues to get better for me. Every few days I seem to get a noticable improvement in mood/concentration/energy and increased social interaction.
> I did cut back .25 on the klonopin 5 days ago and other than the typical withdrawl of a few nights restless sleep (typical for me when I've tapered klonopin in the past) I'm now settling fine and seem to be getting by without issue on a smaller dose. If Icontinue to do well I'll cut back another .25 to 1.5mgs klonopin and see how that goes, probably settle there for some time as I'm in no hurry to get off klonopin, just want to ultimately see how low of a dose I can get away with and perhaps someday be off it. Either way, it's okay with me.
> Anyway, I know uderstand how many have felt when they switched to an MAOI (prior to EMSAM) with life changing results. In looking back I probably should have gone to Nardil or Parnate 10 years ago when nothing else was working. So far EMSAM has improved my life in an almost undescribable way. By far it's exceeded my expectations and just seems to get better. I pray that others will get the same benefit I have. Good luck to everyone. Rob




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