Posted by Shay Sweet on November 9, 2006, at 15:09:28
In reply to Re: Trying Emsam. » SLS, posted by Phillipa on November 6, 2006, at 18:05:10
> Scott I'm so sorry. And I know the feeling of not thinking you gave a med enough time. Does lyrica have some abnormal reaction for bipolar? No way you can know for sure if it was EMSAM or lyrica. I know you have a great pdoc and so much knowledge. Love Phillipa
I did not read your entire post nor the entire thread, so forgive the insensitive nature of my previous post please.
I have the notes from the seminar I attended, and I just noticed above that you are Bipolar? The literature from the manufacturer states:
"EMSAM is indicated for the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)...RISK OF BIPOLAR DISORDER should be ruled out prior to initiating antidepressant therapy. EMSAM is not approved for the treatment of bipolar depression."
I just thought I should alert you so you can notify your doctor! Please feel free to ask me anything; if I can get you a copy of this literature somehow, I would be happy to do it.