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9mg EMSAM is working! anyway jealibeanz

Posted by Donna Louise on June 3, 2006, at 6:56:26

In reply to Re: aborted 9mg EMSAM attempt and depression, posted by jealibeanz on June 3, 2006, at 1:16:08

> Donna, I am sorry that you had no luck with EMSAM. DIid you feel any improvement along with the side ieffects? I know you had insomnia. I suffer from insomnia as well. I know how difficult it can be. It takes over your life when at its worst. Any weight gain? That's always a concern of mine. Are you prone to weight gain from AD"s? What other meds have you tried? Did you ever consider adding something to the EMSAM for the insomnia? I like Lunesta.

Umm, I guess it is time for an update and to correct misconceptions I have created. I am actually doing better than I have on anything with the EMSAM. I have been at 9mg for nearly a week, since I first reported my "aborted" attempt. By cutting one in half. I see the pdoc on the 15th and will just get an rx for 9mg at that time since I will run out of 6mg at this rate. Another thing, I am a great sleeper and never have had trouble with insomnia. Weird, I know. I have been taking .25 klonopin at night and that may be why I am not having trouble with the EMSAM and sleeping. I can see how it would make someone prone to insomnia definately need some kind of sleep aid. I have had no weight gain at all and although I haven't had a return of libido so much, I am sexually functional again which I was not on sri's. So that is really hopeful. Maybe the libido is coming soon. To a theatre near me.
Going to 9mg has pretty much eliminated the depression as of today and greatly reduced the anxiety too. I am not stopping the klonopin though, as this is just how I feel today. I have found I can be so up and down with these meds. And yes, some of the sri's have caused me to gain 10-15 lbs but I have not taken any AP's or tricyclics or remeron. The notorious ones.
I hope this gives others more hope and I am sorry for any impression that this patch is not working for me. At least for now...





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