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Re: 1/2 an emsam patch - both types of mao inhibit

Posted by KayeBaby on July 14, 2006, at 14:54:47

In reply to Re: 1/2 an emsam patch - both types of mao inhibit, posted by mayzee on July 13, 2006, at 23:22:49

> Having heard that several people were doing better on 1/2 a patch --while I was still feeling worse after 6 weeks on the whole 6mg patch-- I asked 2 pdocs what they thought about my trying 1/2 rather than increasing to 9mg. Both said it didn't make any sense that going to a lower dose could be better for me. Neither pdoc has much experience with MAOIs.
> Is it just a matter of "everybody reacts differently"? Or is there some rationale for why the lower dose might work when the higher one made me feel more depressed? (e.g., something specific to MAOIs?) I am really a novice with this. If someone with more expertise has any thoughts to share, I will greatly appreciate it.

I know that "too much" Wellbutrin made me despondant in a way I have never known. Flat. Just...nothing had meaning. The world seemed less deminsional. More plastic. I cried all day. This is totally unlike the usual depression I might feel.
150 mg was fine and helpful. 300mg made me just numb and despondant.

I have the same problem with ritalin. I can only tolerate a tiny amount. I normal dosage will make me into a drooling zombie. I will sit and stare at the wall.

A very similar effect with strattera. When I got close to the standard adult dose I could barely move.

Less is more with NA and DA-I guess. I really need that little bit though or I am pretty much worthless.

I am not sure why this is.





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