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Re: I took Emsam for three months

Posted by Johann on April 10, 2007, at 0:30:13

In reply to I took Emsam for three months malcolm64, posted by UgottaHaveHope on April 9, 2007, at 23:54:57

Malcom,

After 4 months, ramping up from 6 to 12 mg, I have been very pleased with EMSAM. I ditto the responses below and would only add that I had no initial energizing effect and had very little problem with insomnia--and none now.

Johann


> Malcolm: My pdoc was one of the founders of Emsam. I took it for three months and felt like 5-7 on scale of 1-10. I am trying Nardil because it could be a 10 for GAD. Or it could fail me. I'll never know unless I try. I will answer in ALL CAPS.
>
>
> 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? IT WORKS THE SAME AS NARDIL, WHICH SOME PPL I KNOW HAVE BEEN ON FOR 30 YEARS. HOPEFULLY EMSAM WILL BE GOOD TO YOU AND LONG LASTING.
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> 2) Will insomnia be as much of a problem as the Nardil was (I developed some serious insomnia while on the Nardil)? NO, NO WAY. BUT YES, IT WILL AFFECT SLEEP. I TOOK EITHER BASIC BENADRYL OR 200MG OF SEROQUEL TO HELP WITH EMSAM SLEEP, AND THEN TOOK LESS AS WEEKS WENT BY. I EVEN TOOK OFF THE PATCH SOME NIGHTS.
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> 3) How long does it typically take to kick in? IMMEDIATELY FOR ENERGY, 6-7 WEEKS FOR DEPRESSION. ALTHO EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT.
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> 4) Does it affect sex drive/performance? NONE FOR ME.
>
> I THINK IT IS THE MOST EXPENSIVE DRUG ON MARKET. MAKE SURE YOUR INSURANCE COVERS IT.
>
> E ME IF I CAN HELP YOU ... sportscarvell@yahoo.com


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