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Re: emsamer for 1 year

Posted by daflyingmir on August 18, 2008, at 8:38:35

In reply to Re: emsamer for 1 year, posted by KarenRB53 on August 18, 2008, at 8:29:19

> > I just wanted to share that I have been on emsam for one year and had very few problems. I'm on the lowest dose and I don't have to worry about being on that special diet. On the otherhand, you should follow the restrictive medications list. I had the starting of a hypertensive crisis after being put on adderall with my emsam. Even though it's clearly marked that they interact, the doctors (the same ones that prescribed me the patch so you'd think they would know better)put me on it anyway. Once I stopped taking the adderall within 2 days my symptoms went away with the hypertensive crisis but I had to be observed just in case it had gotten worse. Other than that I have had no problems with it whatsoever. It's important to remember to change it every single day, there was a few times I forgot to change it for 3 days in a row and my depression came back with a vengance but once I started changing again it took me about 5 days to get back to "normal". It helps with my anxiety alot too. I no longer get panic attacks and can now do the things I used to avoid because of them. I hope this helps everybody :-)
> Thanks so much for sharing this info. Do you have major depression and anxiety? Also, are you taking just the Ensam and thats all right now? Sorry for the questions, I'm having a difficult time and want to try the patch however my pdoc is concerned because I'm taking meds for high blood pressure and he's concerned that the Ensam will cause my blood pressure to increase. Thats why I appreciated the note about the Adderal. Do you normally have problems with high blood pressure (take meds)?
> Thanks again,
> Karen

I was on 2 other anti depressants before (paxil and lexapro) and had serious issues with both. That's when my doctor decided to put me on emsam. My blood pressure actually usually runs on the low side. My blood pressure is still the same it was before the patch, the even with the adderall was an isloated incident. Emsam usually doesn't affect your blood pressure unless it interacts with something and then you run risk of it spiking very high very fast. There's a long extensive list of drug interactions including all decongestants (that kinda sucks when you are like me and have allergies up the wazoo) But I rather be snotty than get stuck in the psych ward.




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