Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 618129

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Switching from Nardil to EMSAM

Posted by DavidLA on March 9, 2006, at 21:32:38

I take Nardil for Social Phobia and Depression and it's very effective, but I'm considering switching to EMSAM for the lower side effect profile.

Any thoughts on how EMSAM is for SP and Depression as compared to Nardil?

How would I transition from Nardil to EMSAM?

Many Thanks,
DLA

 

Re: Switching from Nardil to EMSAM DavidLA

Posted by Michael Bell on March 10, 2006, at 11:00:20

In reply to Switching from Nardil to EMSAM, posted by DavidLA on March 9, 2006, at 21:32:38

Not sure about depression b/c I dont have that but for social phobia the pill version was one of the worst meds I have ever taken, and I've tried a lot. Sorry!

 

Re: Switching from Nardil to EMSAM

Posted by RobertDavid on March 10, 2006, at 15:57:16

In reply to Re: Switching from Nardil to EMSAM DavidLA, posted by Michael Bell on March 10, 2006, at 11:00:20

Though I'm not taking Nardil now, I saw my psychiatrist yesterday and will be going on EMSAM when it hits the drug stores hopefully within a few weeks.

If it wasn't approved, I was going to go to Nardil. My doc wanted to wait for the FDA decision first so I could try EMSAM and should it not work for me, go to Nardil.

He claims that it may be very good for social anxiety, my primary disorter. I'm currently taking klonopin which has helped greatly, but also need help with mood.

For what it's worth, my game plan is to get on the patch and continue to take both klonopin and Emsam for several months, then if I get a positive response from EMSAM, slowly get off klonopin, that I will either be on EMSAM alone or blend the two meds.

As far as how to switch from Naril to EMSAM, you need a savvy doctor to help you with that.

What I did find interesting was that my doctor told me that though I should not ignore totally the works food offenders for MAOI's, that he felt I wouldn't have any food problems and could pretty much eat anything. That the main things to watch were a few medicines such as those with epinefrin (I know it's mispelled) and a few others. He went on to say if a higher dose was needed say 30 or 40 mgs there probably wouldnt be food issues either. I know many carry a bail out pill with them that take other MAOI's incase of a crisis, but he said it would not be necessary with EMSAM.

Anyway, just some impute on EMSAM for what it's worth. I'm really looking forward to giving it a try for my SP and mild depression.

 

Re: Switching from Nardil to EMSAM

Posted by willyee on March 10, 2006, at 21:53:19

In reply to Re: Switching from Nardil to EMSAM, posted by RobertDavid on March 10, 2006, at 15:57:16

If u search various old archives of google groups youll see the deprenyl TAB the older version has little to no success.

If deprenyl held any success it seemed to be in the liquid form,i cant say why but the invite for the search is there,also in a popular book smart drugs&nutrients there is a chapter on liquid deprenyl for depression,and it too recomended the liquid to be used as its form is stable.

I dont think ive ever heard of anyone having success with the tabs,and i know of two people personaly who have used them

I used the liquid and have noticed at times a positive effect,so in short i would personaly not use deprenly in the past especialy in tab form as a marker on a decision to try the patch.

Id treat it as a postive new direction to try.

 

Re: Switching from Nardil to EMSAM DavidLA

Posted by Chairman_MAO on March 12, 2006, at 0:56:39

In reply to Switching from Nardil to EMSAM, posted by DavidLA on March 9, 2006, at 21:32:38

You will not be satisfied unless you add a benzodiazepine.

 

Re: Switching from Nardil to EMSAM

Posted by Last Chance on March 12, 2006, at 15:40:22

In reply to Re: Switching from Nardil to EMSAM DavidLA, posted by Chairman_MAO on March 12, 2006, at 0:56:39

> You will not be satisfied unless you add a benzodiazepine.

I am former user of old formula Nardil, liquid Selegeline, Klonapin, and am waiting to try Emsam. I understand the reasoning for your above post. I question, though, why you would want to state it. You really cannot know that "For Sure". I think the proof will be in the results for those who use The Patch. Richard

 

Re: Switching from Nardil to EMSAM

Posted by willyee on March 13, 2006, at 4:06:45

In reply to Re: Switching from Nardil to EMSAM, posted by Last Chance on March 12, 2006, at 15:40:22

i agree to state it in a form wasnt the best choice in my opinion as well.I say go for it!!!!!

 

Re: Switching from Nardil to EMSAM

Posted by willyee on March 13, 2006, at 4:14:58

In reply to Re: Switching from Nardil to EMSAM, posted by willyee on March 13, 2006, at 4:06:45

Sorry meant to say to state it in the form of a FACT versus an opinion...


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