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Questions about Emsam and Nardil

Posted by malcolm64 on April 9, 2007, at 22:17:07

Hi: About a year ago I had a tremendously positive reaction to Nardil. It took several weeks to kick in, but one fine day it did and all I can say is: "WOW!!!!"

For the next four weeks, I was in a state of absolute and complete bliss. I can't remember ever being that happy. It was like every day I woke up I felt so competely relieved of the tremendous crushing social anxiety that I've felt nearly all my life. It was like having six or seven stiff cocktails without ever being drunk (although I have to admit that it did affect my driving-almost to the point where I could have gotten into an accident had I not always such a vigilantly safe driver). For the first time, there literally seemed as though there was nothing I couldn't do. Job interviews, engaging in conversation with complete strangers, etc. In other words, the social anxiety that's held me back seemed finally conquered.

But then after about six weeks, the effect slowly started to deteriorate to the point where the med wasn't doing anything at all.

So since then, I've been seeing a new doctor who's had me on Geodon, Remeron, Zoloft and Klonopin (which is what I'm on right now). But the thing is that they don't seem to be having the same amazing effect as when I was on the Nardil at its peak effect.

So I see the doc tomorrow and we're going to discuss trying Emsam. I know that Emsam has been discussed to death on this board, so I hope that you all will forgive my questions if they seem repetitive.


1) Is Emsam a drug that I can stay on for the long term or will it peter out the same way as the Nardil did?

2) Will insomnia be as much of a problem as the Nardil was (I developed some serious insomnia while on the Nardil)?

3) How long does it typically take to kick in?

4) Does it affect sex drive/performance?

In other words, anything that anyone knows about this drug that you would be willing to share with me would really be a tremendous help.

So thanks in advance!!





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