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Re: Help, please. Does EMSAM ever work for anxiety lepus

Posted by SLS on May 25, 2011, at 6:42:15

In reply to Re: Help, please. Does EMSAM ever work for anxiety, posted by lepus on May 22, 2011, at 12:27:42

> My psychiatrist isn't overly imaginative so memantine would be impossible to get.
> I agree Nardil could be the answer. I think she is afraid of a reaction with the drug though and wants to start EMSAM because it doesn't require the dietary restrictions at low doses.
> I just want relief.

My doctor has seen other patients beginning Emsam treatment that I saw in my own trial of this drug. It can have an anxiolytic effect, especially social anxiety. This occurs at low dosages (6 mg/24 hours). If your condition is one of comorbid SAD with MDD, you will probably need to use those dosages that effectively inhibit MAO-A. There's no free lunch with Emsam. To exert a robust antidepressant effect, which seems to happen infrequently, higher dosages of Emsam are usually necessary, requiring adherence to low- tyramine diet.

If it is your doctor's requirement that you choose to follow his directions with Emsam before moving on to Nardil, I would give it a shot. The worst thing to happen is that you react negatively to it, and just stop taking it. If it works, at least you won't gain too much weight.

Please continue posting of your progress.

- Scott

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I dream of things that never were and ask why not.




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