Posted by Johann on May 9, 2007, at 18:41:25
In reply to Re: Johann and Jeff....Emsam questions...HELP!!!!!, posted by john anderton on May 9, 2007, at 18:11:26
It's hard to know if EMSAM is helping with my depression because lithium has done a very good job with that, but my understanding that it targets depression more than anxiety. As I mentioned, I noticed some positive anxiolytic effect from EMSAM incrementally after a few weeks at 6 mg. Going from 6 to 9 mg made the biggest difference, and I'm not sure how different 9 is from 12--but I'm not going to fiddle with it. It doesn't get rid of all my anxiety, but it has calmed me down significantly.
I used to feel painfully depressed and anxious in the morning, and now I feel mainly anxious in the morning. My diurnal cycle is very strong so that I usually feel somewhat calmer once the evening rolls around.
Remember you can always combine medications. I take EMSAM, lithium, Lamictal, and klonopin. Once I have a long period of stability we will start tapering off.
Take care, Johann
> Thanks for the encouragement. I just feel very empty in the morning and then I feel anxious in the afternoon...did you feel anything like that?
> Also, Johann do you find the Emsam is helpful for the depression? What dose are you on and how long did it take you to get a good response?