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  1. Everything I've read on moclobemide makes it sound like the perfect treatment for me. Sadly, I'm in the USA and can't get it either. My psychiatrist is a big fan and wishes it were available.
  2. I started EMSAM 11 days ago at 6mg/day and am mostly dealing with the side effects right now. However, there seemed to be a slight boost almost immediately, within 2-3 days, but it was not especially significant. Slightly more energy and motivation (MAO-B) but no appreciable mood lift (MAO-A). My doctor wants me to hold on for at least four weeks to see how things settle in; I'm game. The good: Less suicidal ideation. Improved ability to get out of the house and do social things. The bad: Insomnia, sexual dysfunction, dry mouth, headache, dizziness. I wish I was having @Jules_Jules luck.
  3. @Mogli Ah, the "sensory deprivation chamber" turned hipster! I haven't tried one yet but it sounds fun to me if I were in the right headspace.
  4. Yes, this is only Day Six on the Emsam; mostly side effects at this point but I'm already thinking of possible augmentation possibilities: Abilify, Lyrica, Gabapentin. Thanks!
  5. Wow, this sounds just like me, lapinjapan. I, too, am struggling with a MDD/GAD diagnosis after having tried Lithium for a stab at BP Mixed State diagnosis. I've recently decided to swallow my fear of MAOIs and try EMSAM but it's too early to tell yet. (Having tried Zoloft, Prozac, Wellbutrin, Zyprexa, Remeron, Abilify, Depakote, benzos, etc.)
  6. Hi CB, Long-time reader, first-time caller. I've been dealing with depression and anxiety all of my adult life and it's been a constant process of discovery seeing how deep this rabbit hole goes. I've been on disability for almost a year after an intense dissociative episode which almost killed me. There's been a lot of learning during this time but also a lot of what feels like slippage; our traction is never as good as we think it is. I'm currently coming out of a six-week hole of hell flushing out in preparation for taking EMSAM, an MAOI. It's starting to kick in which means I can answer the phone, do daily chores, eat food, and actually write this introduction instead of staring at the ceiling constantly contemplating suicide. Pharmaceutical bedpost notches: Zoloft, Prozac, Depakote, Zyprexa, Remeron, Lithium, Abilify, Ativan, Klonopin, Wellbutrin, Seroquel, EMSAM. Maybe a couple more. Nothing has helped so far. I'm anxious to try TMS but my insurance will not cover it. Other methods: CBT, DBT, Vipassana meditation This is a great community and so I wanted to jump in here and say hello.
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