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Depression board


Hi,

I suffer from atypical depression and social anxiety disorder and none of the treatments I've tried so far have worked for me.

I recently started taking an MAOI (Emsam transdermal patch) and am wondering if anyone else here has taken this drug, or any other MAOI, and how soon they started to experience results. I've been using the patches now for 14 days with no benefit as of yet. What I have heard is that an MAOI can take 4 to 8 weeks to start working, is that accurate, and has anyone else here experienced results after 2 weeks?

I've tried Prozac, Luvox, Zoloft, Wellbutrin, Effexor, Neurontin, and also Adderall XR and Topamax, none of these drugs ever did anything positive for me. I've been trying to get some relief for the past 3 years, although I've had these problems probably for 12 years or more.

I just get so impatient and frustrated when I take all these different medications and they don't do a darn thing for me, and wonder if it's worth continuing the treatment as is.

Any info provided would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.