Posted by bleauberry on May 19, 2008, at 16:27:34
In reply to This CAN NOT be possible!, posted by mari stella on May 19, 2008, at 12:04:22
Go to pubmed. Once there, in the search box type in memantine. Plan on a couple hours. Read every abstract of memantine. You will discard many as they won't seem to apply to you much. But you will come across ones that do apply to you, such as preventing stimulant tolerance or pain medication tolerance, or improving symptoms that match yours. Anything you find that can make your case, print it.
Search the archives here too. Anything that makes your case, print it.
Take everything you have printed to the doctor. Memantine is available in a starter pack. Don't ask for a longterm trial of memantine, just ask for the starter pack to see if you tolerate it. Stress to the doctor that memantine side effects are generally mild compared to most drugs, and that giving the starter pack a trial run isn't risky. If the doc is still reluctant, just ask for a one week prescription. With some polite force, be sure he understands you really really want to at the very least just try it.