Posted by SFY on August 9, 2006, at 11:36:58
In reply to Re: new to emsa and SCARED!!!!, posted by hermansmom on August 8, 2006, at 22:22:53
> To be honest with you, I haven't noticed any relief of depression with the emsam. I am only 1 week into it, and am using the 6mg. patch. My pdoc wanted to give it at least a 2 week trial before coming to any real conclusion. I just polished off a wicked 34 day ride with cymbalta withdrawal, so just being through that is a relief! I think the emsam is perhaps making me a little more edgy, but the klonipin is helping there. Just trying to hang in there while I battle w/insurance company for a longer term solution. I have so had it with the drugs! Right now I feel like a legal football getting kicked back & forth so the insurance company doesn't have to put out any more $ regardless of my quality of life!
Two weeks is definitely not enough time to see if Emsam is effective - six weeks is considered the minimum because it can take that long for it to kick in.