Posted by Shortstop on May 1, 2007, at 0:11:19
In reply to Re: One Month on Emsam, posted by Honore on April 30, 2007, at 15:35:57
Thank you for the encouragement. I will be trying the 9 mg patch at the 6-week point (two weeks from now). I'd switch sooner, but my co-pay is $40. I hate to waste what I've got! :-)
I'm not familiar with Abilify or Geodon. I'll Google those and see what they're about. One thing I'd really prefer not to do is combine ADs, although I don't mind augmenting ADs with benzos.
We shall see. Thanks for the tips.
> Don't give up without trying the 9 mg patch for at least four weeks or so. You might even try 12 mg-- if you have any positive effects with 9 mg.
> Also I use about 2.5 mg abilify/ day with Emsam and find that it has palpable effect in reducing social and overall anxiety. So it's possible that that combination-- or maybe Geodon, or some other atypical at a low dose, might be worth trying before you give up on Emsam altogether. On the other hand, Emsam alone, particularly over a period of three months or so (at 9-12 mg) reduced my anxiety. That wasn't necessarily true at the beginning, although it did improve my mood.