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Re: Emsam -- Experiences? Mirabella

Posted by BrightEyed+Blueberry on July 4, 2008, at 12:34:53

In reply to Emsam -- Experiences?, posted by Mirabella on July 3, 2008, at 19:04:50

First 6 weeks were good, then I hit a wall - main issue was difficulty sleeping. And also , like I was "doing" non-depressed behavior, and feeling pretty normal , not euphoric, not sad, maybe impatient but not even as irritable as Wellbutrin could make me....I had a normal libido after 8 years of SSRIs. I forgot what normal meant. IT means I don't want to give it up! ....But my doctor wants me to go up onto 9mg-I'm worried with sleep issues but ALSO about the increased Serotonin effects (leading to decreased libido/sexual desire/anhedonia --basically if it'll do what SSRIS did, totally lessen the whole sexual experience) with upping my dose....I am going to post a question about that....

See my posts back in....April/May 2008 under BrightEyed+Blueberry ...."Success Story" I think I called my first post after my initial 6 weeks....

1. EMSAM 6mg since end of MArch 2008
2. Neurontin - PRN for sleep* and/or
3. Xanax - PRN for sleep* ad/or
4. Benadryl - just tried last night after 1.5 xanax didn't kick in - slept til 730am no grogginess. Wonder if I Can take Vistaril I have some leftover but it seems not....

*--Pretty much means I need something to sleep most nights, unless I'm in an oversleeping phase - that was a new one that kicked in. Also that kicks in after a few bad nights of insomnia, of course....

5. Purchase of excellent eye mask, finally - Found at Rite Aid store. A comfy, soft, thick eye patch that (no sweaty nylon/plastic) with a velcro and a "pocked" for ear plugs too!

> I'm curious to hear of others' experiences on Emsam (MAOI patch). I've been on the 6mg Emsam patch for 9 weeks and have been having ups and downs in mood as well as fairly consistent difficulty sleeping. Wondering what others have found with the drug. Thanks in advance.




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