What can I expect taking the emsam patch?

Well tolerated. Everyone is different. I have had many people on the Emsam patch and have not had any difficulty with dietary interactions. At 6 mg/24 hours there is no fda warning. At 9 & 12 there is but the amount of tyramine containing food you would need to ingest to have an issue is huge. Most tolerate it very well. Avoiding cold preps can be a pain this time of year. Patch site irritation is usually mild.
Adhere to diet. All medications take 1-6 weeks to work. From my experience patients still needed to adhere to MAO diet even though the selling point of the base dose was that one would not need to. But my patients needed.