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Emsam Patch

Posted by @patiencep in Mental Health, Apr 28, 2012

I was curious if anyone has tried the Emsam (selegiline) patch and if so how did they make out on it? I have been suffering with depression most of my life. For the previous 11 years it has been very well controlled by Lexapro. In 2008, I had RNY Gastric Bypass Surgery and they think I am malabsorbing my meds and therefore have hit a major depression in the road of life. I was having suicidal ideation, and that has passed, but they are starting me on this patch on May 1st and I was just wondering if I could get some feedback.......

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Posted by @lizkat, Apr 30, 2012

Hi Patience
I have never heard of that, sounds very interesting, keep us posted on how you do?


Posted by @anneinside, Jun 1, 2012

I use Emsam and it has been working for me. If you use the 9 or 12mg patch you have to follow the low tyramine diet. I havent had a problem with the diet but you have to be careful. I am on the 12mg patch. The only side effect I haven had is redness and itching at the patch site.

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