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How do you treat severe insomnia on EMSAM?

Posted 29 Oct 2010 by circleround 5 answers

In 1982 I was put on Nardil 15mg and could only sleep 2 hours a night, then added Ativan 2mg and Benadryl. I had to stay in hospital until I could sleep at least 6 hrs. Now I am on EMSAM patch 9mg every other day because of insomnia and still suffer with sleeplessness. And now I don't have the ...

I have severe insomnia and I'm being treated for depression with emsam patch 6 milligrams over 24 h?

Posted 24 Nov 2015 by vspurger 6 answers

Could the emsam patch be contributing to the insomnia, and to what extent? I'm getting desperate here. I sleep an average of three to four hours a night and if I take nothing I may get an hour of broken sleep

How long did it take Emsam to work for the "typical" user?

Posted 7 Sep 2010 by waltersgrrl 3 answers

My husband is going into week 4 having the med increased from 6mg to 9mg with little to no effect. He did the washout had a terrible time with it and now is still really depressed. He is not augmenting with anything. Takes Ativan for anxiety prn. Just not sure how long to wait... Thank you

I need information on EMSAM. I do not like what I am reading, is it worth the risk of side effects?

Posted 26 Jun 2012 5 answers

but I am desparate for relief from depression and anxiety. Please does anyone know if this is worth a risk of side effects?

Emsam - What about the dietary restrictions, is that a problem to deal with?

Posted 13 Sep 2012 by Somefunvb1 2 answers

I have read about the Tyramine Amino Acid complications and your diet. The various websites are so conflicting as to what foods to eat and the ones to avoid. What do you suggest?

Has anyone had any trouble with weight gain on nortriptyline?

Posted 28 Mar 2013 by MaryKHodgkins 1 answer

I gained 120 lbs weight on Nardil (MAOI ) and all SSRI's over a 15 year period. On Emsam 6 months then Parnate and lost 120 lbs in 18 months and felt wonderful for the first time ever the whole time. Taken off Parnate after 18 months -- began having agitation and hostility after going through ...

Switching from EMSAM to Luvox?

Posted 29 Dec 2015 by Ulalena 4 answers

Has anyone on here failed on the EMSAM Patch

Anyone else having trouble with the EMSAM patch not sticking?

Posted 7 Aug 2018 by Delta1714 2 answers

I started EMSAM 6mg this morning and I've already blown through 3 patches due to them not sticking. I followed the directions to the letter. I first tried the upper thigh and within 15 minutes it started to pull away from my skin and simply wouldn't stick. Same with my upper back. I went ...

Emsam - what do u use to get sticky residue from medical tape off ur skin?

Posted 4 Sep 2012 by StaciB 2 answers

The patch doesn't stay on by itself so I use medical tape... only problem I'm having is getting the residue off... I'm currently using neutragena light sesame oil... it works but not great.

I had a false positive drug screening could it be a medicine I'm taking?

Posted 26 Apr 2018 by mrsindy 1 answer

I take Wellbutrin and they gave me the generic, Bupropion. I also took Emsam and heartburn medication and Vicks nasal . Could these have caused a false positive?

Withdrawal - I am on the 12mg 12/hr Emsam patch and I need to stop for upcoming surgery. I'm curious

Posted 13 Feb 2013 by Mguss 1 answer

... about this process and hope someone might like to share this experience with me. Thanks. PS Emsam is NOT working. The only drug I've really responded well to was the brand name version of WellbutrinXL,, but it is to expensive

Can the effectiveness of EMSAM wane?

Posted 12 Jun 2010 by tbrandt 2 answers

How Long is an Emsam Taper - 6mg Patch?

Posted 4 Feb 2011 by suboxone for pain 1 answer

I've been on 6mg Emsam for 9 mo. Didn't work (except to give me gambling & smoking cravings). I'm stopping (doc knows). Not sure how to taper it. Had bad antidepressant withdrawals in past (Effexor). I'm inclined to cut the patch in half then 1/4 over a week, but don't ...

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