Hi so sad, Welcome to Healing Well forum, we are happy to have you. Depression is difficult and as the years go by it doesn’t ever get any easier I know. I have had depression for many years myself and have also tried several different antidepressants some with success and some not. I have not ever been on Ensam nor have I seen anyone post regarding taking it. I think that your questions would be better directed towards your prescribing physician as there could be other circumstances to come into play such as if your on other medications and how it would effect those or other health conditions.
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Hi so sad -- I'm so glad you've not given up on treatments for your depression -- half the battle is believing that there are still avenues to try. Have you spoken to your doc about the Ensam patch? Ensam's a MAOI, rather than an SSRI which most presscribed ads are these days, and it may be a thing really worth trying. Funnily enough, there was actually a thread asking about this before (though, like Elisha, I often lose track! -- remembered because I was curious at the time and asked the poster about it and heard this way about it being an MAOI!).
The post is at: http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=19&m=578507
When I'm not in my right mind, my left mind gets pretty crowded...********************
My depression has lessened already today because I have found people who care. My family cares but they do not experience depression (glad for that) and do not know what to do.My husband (43 years) is supportive but is also at a loss for what to do.
I will be beginning physical therapy for the ataxia next week. Also have began a pre diabetic diet today. I feel a little bit like an old shoe as my life has been filled with health problems I never even heard of and some that were difficult to treat. I have had several DVT's and have a blood condition called Leiden V factor, which explains my 11 miscarriages years ago. Many other issues. I have met all challenges so far and will in the future. Only choice we have is to move forward.
Thanks again for caring.
Jeanne - so pleased you found Healing Well! Be sure to check into the diabetes section, too. If your blood glucose has been out of whack, then that would be a major contributor to your depression and lack of well being. I've been in that no-light-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel place, too.
I was "borderline" diabetic for years - finally crossed the line to Diabetes 3 years ago. Once I got my sugars under good control, all kinds of other things sort of automatically fell into place. I'm a little older than you, and believe me, there's lots left for us! Let us know how you do with new patch.