Posted by SLS on April 27, 2012, at 5:41:17
In reply to Re: Depressogenic effects of medications. » phidippus, posted by g_g_g_unit on April 26, 2012, at 23:57:23
> > Memantine provided benefit only at the highest dosage I tried(60 mg): then it benefited my OCD and the anxiety associated with it.
> > I felt more focused on it.
> > I am taking it now.
> > Eric
> Thanks for the information. It's a pity -- there's several people here who tried it at 20mg, but gave up due to a lack of results.
I was one of those people. If I get "stuck", I might make memantine 40 mg the next thing for me to try. Interestingly, when I tried it last at 20 mg, I had also been taking Parnate as I am now. I remember having episodic mild improvements during this time, which is an unusual occurrence for me when drugs aren't working.
I am also considering using Topamax at a dosage of 100 mg if my response plateaus. I am able to avoid cognitive impairments with Topamax if I begin at 25 mg/day and raise the dosage by 25 mg each week. Returning to a few partially effective drug makes sense for me, as I wasn't taking prazosin at the time.
Some see things as they are and ask why.
I dream of things that never were and ask why not.
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