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Re: word finding difficulty

Posted by Ruth on April 4, 1999, at 21:30:47

In reply to Re: word finding difficulty, posted by anita on April 3, 1999, at 18:07:01

You now have me wondering. I've had problems with memory loss which I have attributed to my depression. But I am on both respirdal and lamictal. I find I have what I've come to call "swiss cheese memory". As the name suggests the memory loss isn't complete and does not fall in any particular chronology, but it is certainly there and very disconcerting. I'm going to talk to my psychopharmacologist and will share what he has to say.

> Apparently, a med called Aricept (US; usu. prescribed for Alzheimer's) is supposed to help with general memory problems
> from antidepressants, tho I don't know if it helps with word-finding difficulties in
> particular.
> I had terrible, very obvious word-finding problems when I increased my Lamictal dose.
> They went away a week after I lowered the dose. Seems this problem happens a lot with many
> psychotropic meds...
> If anyone does try Aricept, please let us know how it works!
> anita




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