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Has anyone has experienced weight gain with Emsam, at about 6-9 mg? I've been on antidepressants since I was about 12 (am now 45) and have taken essentially everything under the sun with mixed results. I'm interested now in trying the Emsam patch, but I am terrified of gaining weight. I gained a lot on both Nardil and Parnate, so I am leery any MAOI that claims to be "weight neutral". Water retention is a concern as well...I'm hoping that given that it's a patch and enters directly into the bloodstream, chances of water retention or an effect on glucose or metabolism might be lower.
I'm currently on the Emsam 9 mg/24 hr patch plus Adderall XR 40 mg to potentiate it, and it doesn't seem to be doing its job at all. I am completely anhedonic, find no pleasure in doing anything I used to do, and my friends and family have even noted that I am quieter and don't talk much at all anymore. What's strange is that I also seem to randomly snap at people for no apparent reason from time to time (which I don't even see coming, and it happens very seldom, but enough to be troublesome). I must confess that I've resorted to wearing two 6 mg patches to get 12 mg for a few days at a time,
Hi. I'd been taking a small dose of Wellbutrin for a while to deal with my sadness with having a very sick family, and it really helped with my depression, but after a few months, everything began to feel like "homework". A very stressful feeling indeed. Life lost meaning, and I became wedded to my patterns of "homework" and rules. My irritation was also quite high. It is like I want to live my life all at once, in order to get it over with so I can rest. But even resting feels like homework. The pdoc told me to quit the Wellbutrin and try Emsam 6mg. I've been on the Emsam for 6