Posted by SLS on July 11, 2012, at 6:47:14
In reply to Re: Memantine for Depression - How long to wait? » SLS, posted by novelagent on July 10, 2012, at 23:48:43
> > > Aricept has actual evidence of elevating mood without it just being a placebo effect-- I don't understand why a drug that doesn't work gets all the attention, and Aricept, a perfectly fine drug that actually works, is ignored.
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> > > I've tried memantine at 40mg, and it does nothing-- I wasn't taking it for mood, just for cognition, but it didn't even increase my Lumosity.com scores. And even DHEA would consistently do that. Aricept works, try that.
> > I already tried Aricept. If it worked for everyone, you would never have heard of me.
> > - Scott
> sorry to hear it didn't work out. For me, Aricept didn't kick in for 3 months-- how long did you try it for? Was it with a stimulant?
I am sure that I did not take Aricept for as long as three months. I'll have to ask my doctor about his current thoughts on Aricept. I know of only one person who was on Aricept for many months, and it didn't help her depression, even though she believed it helped improve her cognition briefly at first. I don't know what dosages either of us took. She might have been taking Ritalin at the time. I was not taking any type of psychostimulant except caffeine.
Thanks for your taking an interest in my case.
Some see things as they are and ask why.
I dream of things that never were and ask why not.
- George Bernard Shaw