I’m a Newby at registering here, but I’ve loved this website and used it for the wonderful info’ and insights for about 3 yrs.
I have major depr., PTSD, anxiety disorder.
Am presently in a university based DBT (dialectical behavior therapy) group plus weekly individual therapy. I have issues with emotional dysregulation (translate: I tend to be a nervous wreck….), so they now say.
I had really awful 24-7 child abuse and feel wrecked from that.
With the psychiatrist, I eliminated prozac and wellbutrin and a benzodiazepam (sp? —- valium, ativan…) 2005 was a real tough year for me – lots of deaths and loss, lots of personal issues and hardship. In 2005 I had heart issues flare up.
I was and am clean of the prozac, wellbutrin and benzodiazepam.
Doctor added the new EMSAM patch and said it’s supposed to help all 3: serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine. Doctor said it helps with ADHD symptoms.
I am hypersensitive to seroquel but it sure does have me calm. Sleeping too much, but calm.
I am looking forward to this EMSAM kicking-into my system!!!
Prozac worked wonderfully for me —– the world all colorful, I wake with the birds and love to exercise.
Wellbutrin – heightens my intellectual acuity. Easy to make decisions, to create order from my usual chaos.
The seroquel — I began this last year due to my extreme emotional upset. I feel a deep calm. Bad parts: I sleep way too much – 12 hours plus.
I am excited to see how this EMSAM works!!
PS- Doctor said:
Apply EMSAM patch, 24 hrs. later remove, shower, apply new patch.
I said to him:
Ah, your way assumes that I shower every day.