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Re: Scott (SLS) emme

Posted by SLS on January 10, 2005, at 8:28:42

In reply to Scott (SLS), posted by emme on January 10, 2005, at 0:27:52

> Hi Scott,
> Okay, I've been trying memantine now for a bit over a week. And I'm being diligent this time. I did 2.5 mg for the first 4 days or so, and now 5 mg. So far anyway. If I recall, you thought it seemed to have some slight positive effect for you. How long did it take for you to feel anything from it? You probably told me once, but I can't remember.

It took a few weeks at 20mg for me to receive benefit from memantine. I think I was taking Lamictal + imipramine at the time. The improvement was episodic and lasted about two weeks before it disappeared completely. It should be encouraging
to you that someone as treatment-resistant as me should have responded at all. Maybe it will stick for you. You will need to exercise patience, though. You might not feel anything for a few weeks and only once you reach your target dosage - which should be 20mg. I did try to push the dosage to 40mg. However, it made me feel drunk, so I stopped it. Maybe I shouldn't have. It was pretty scary.

> I hope the new year brings you some euthymia.

Thanks. I'll say a few prayers for you too.

- Scott




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