Posted by ihatedrugs on November 30, 2009, at 1:52:28
In reply to Re: EMSAM Dosage feedback, 6mg or 9mg, posted by inanimate peanut on November 29, 2009, at 13:52:47
Well, I have been on 9mg for three days and feeling much better. I definitely think I got a bad batch from my friend (so much for trying to save a few bucks). Emsam takes its time to work. But then again so do most of other ad's, at least for me. The reason switching to 9mgs worked a little faster may be that I had been on the 6mg patch for about 3 months, so I already had some therapeutic levels in my system. I have to say that so far this is the ad I have liked the most in terms of its lack of side effects. In the beginning I had some insomnia but that has subsided some. Often times we are in such a state of desperation and anguish that we don't give the meds their due time to work properly; when we are on that state, the thought of meds not working and having to do another trial while in the midst of an episode is hell. My suggestion is to stick with the new dosage and get some klonopin to help take the edge off while you wait. Keep a journal that way you can assess any progress. Knowing that you were able to complete or even attempt a task that seemed impossible before is a good way to measure improvement.
Good luck and I truly hope this med works out for you.