Emsam, also known by its generic name selegiline, is a medication prescribed to patients to treat movement disorders caused by Parkinson’s disease. Emsam does not provide a cure for Parkinson’s disease. Selegiline has the potential to improve tremors, muscle stiffness, loss of normal movement as well as switching between normal movement and stiffness. It can also help those suffering from Parkinson’s disease in their ability to walk, dress and exercise.
Emsam is classified as an MAO inhibitor, which means it blocks enzymes and slowly breaks down natural substances in the brain such as dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin.
Selegiline’s common side effects include dizziness, abdominal pain, dry mouth, nausea, upset stomach, trouble sleeping, and headaches. It is important to talk to your doctor immediately if you experience the following serious side effects: fainting, loss of balance, mood changes like agitation, confusion or hallucinations, unusual strong urges, worsening muscle stiffness or twitching, changes in sexual interest, increased tremors, swollen ankles or legs, difficulty urinating, unusual weight gain, easy bleeding or bruising, black stool, or vomit resembling coffee grounds.
Even if you are taking Emsam responsibly, you could develop a psychological reliance upon the medication. If you or someone you love could be experiencing selegiline addiction, you can recognize the situation by watching for certain signs. These signs include becoming obsessed with obtaining or taking Emsam, as well as a loss of interest in daily life or hobbies and activities that were once enjoyed.
Never abruptly stop taking selegiline, as serious withdrawal symptomsmay occur. If you want to discontinue your Emsam treatment, discuss your options with your doctor. Usually, your doctor will lower the dose over time so your body can smoothly handle detoxification. A medically assisted detoxification program is recommended for serious cases of Emsam addiction.
Selegiline rehabilitation initially begins with a patient assessment. After The Recovery Village understands your individual needs, the next step is to safely detox from Ensam. Once the medication is processed and removed from the body to the point you no longer experience withdrawal symptoms, you can begin therapy to get down to the cause of your Ensam addiction.
At The Recovery Village, patients learn to manage any discontinuance symptoms experienced during detoxification, receive care from dedicated staff, address any mental health disorders that may be co-occurring, learn coping strategies to continue in their recovery and participate in recreational therapy activities
Inpatient Ensam treatment allows patients to live at one of The Recovery Village’s designated inpatient centers across the country. While living at the center, patients are able to enter individual and group counseling sessions and learn strong coping strategies for handling their psychological reliance upon selegiline.
This type of rehabilitation program is suitable for patients who may have trouble undergoing Ensam detox in their regular environment. Sometimes external factors can inhibit the recovery process, which is why many patients with serious selegiline addiction are best suited for the inpatient Ensam rehab program.
Outpatient Ensam rehab is different, as this type of treatment allows the patient to live at home and come to their local treatment center for scheduled appointments. It is easier for patients to remain active in their daily lives while undergoing outpatient selegiline treatment. Outpatient Ensam rehab is also the recovery program that follows inpatient Ensam rehab.
Patients participating in the outpatient selegiline rehab are able to attend individual group therapy to receive help from The Recovery Village’s medical staff if they are experiencing co-occurring mental health or eating disorders.
It is important for you or your loved one to identify your needs before choosing an Ensam rehab center. Choosing the right center is a key ingredient in a lasting, life-long recovery. Speak with your doctor about what you or your loved one is looking for in a selegiline rehab center. The severity of you or your loved one’s Ensam addiction is important to consider in choosing the correct rehab center.
If you or someone you love is suffering from selegiline addiction, get help right away. Visit The Recovery Village online at www.TheRecoveryVillage.com or call our toll-free, 24-hour hotline at 855-548-9825 to learn more about the life-saving resources The Recovery Village has to offer.
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