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Emsam, ADD-Anxiety-Dysthemia

Posted by spooly on May 8, 2006, at 2:47:50

In reply to Re: EMSAM: patch placement Phillipa, posted by jetcity10 on May 8, 2006, at 0:31:11

Hi - new here and I've been waiting for emsam for some time. Thanks all for this thread and your experiences.

I have a primary diagnosis of innatentive type ADD with comorbid dysthemia and anxiety although I've never been convinced this an accuratee diagnosis as anxiety (particularly social with some relatively constant (and nebulous) GAD features.

I currently take adderall and it is somewhat effective for concentration and (temporarily) for depression and motivation (of which I have very little). I also take a small dose of xanax prn when I can't deal.

I think my problems are highly dopamine related but when I attempted to use wellbutrin it made me, basically, nuts. More importantly I tried oral selegilene and while the antideepresent effect was relatively dramatic there was accompanying anxiety and a weird agitation that caused me to have to discontinue it. (I wasn't on a benzo at the time - in fact I had just come off one a month prior.)

I'm curious if anyone here has a simialiar set of symtoms and/or has had similiar responses to wellbutrin or, more importantly, oral selegilene and has found emsam to be effecctive. Is response to oral selegilene any indicator of potential successs/failure with emsam?

The antidepressent effect with oral selegilene was rapid and unlike any AD response I've ever had (and I've tried a bunch) - I'm just concerned with the anxiety side effects and whether or not they improve with time.





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