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Re: EMSAM - 28th day

Posted by egas on May 4, 2006, at 22:43:33

In reply to EMSAM - 28th day, posted by RobertDavid on May 4, 2006, at 18:47:15

I am so glad for you...I have had to try and taper down the patch to come off by cutting it in half. When my doctor told me to take it off for a couple days all the side effects got worse. I had the worse case of panic and anxiety and insomnia on it, and coming off is from what I hear like major addiction withdrawal...chills, fever, nausea, worse panic and anxiety...Next week will be 4 weeks since I started...this has been the worst month of my life, and no sleep for most of the nights, almost collapsed from exhaustion..sorry but I must post this possibility and wish all of you the best. This is closest I have ever come to death from depression.....this patch
is not for me..I have NEVER had panic or
anxiety in my entire life until I put the patch on.
I could never stay on the other MAOI'S because of my blood pressure going too low,
but they too, were awful...I am through with all these drugs, and am going to a Chinese herbalist..I am 55 and have never had a life
without depression, and probably never will.
The best to all on EMSAM,,,,hopefully without
these horrible side effects. I have just lost
another month of my horrible existence. I give up, I cannot get out of bed or my home or even
pay my bills...I always functioned before I put
on this dam patch.

> Before EMSAM I was just about out of hope that any medicine would ever work for me. I'm so much more productive, I feel like doing things, going places, my concentration has improved and am generally more social (which is important as my primary disorter is Social Anxiety).
> What I wonder now is if I'll continue to even feel better in the weeks ahead. A week ago I thought the same thing and indeed I feel better today than ever.
> I know everyone is different and not all meds are going to work well for everyone including EMSAM. Perhaps I would have done as well on other MAOI's like Parnate or Nardil, but what I do know is this MAOI, EMSAM is really something special for me.
> I have paid no attention to diet and have not had any issues. I do pay attention to drug interactions and threw out all the cold medicines I had to make sure I'd never have brain fade and accidentally take it.
> I guess the bottom line is there is hope for everyone. Even if you've failed on EMSAM there's something out there that will help you and new meds will continue to come out as there's just to much money in it for the drug companies. If you're having trouble don't give up hope.
> Best of luck to everyone EMSAMer or not. Rob




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