Posted by SLS on July 17, 2012, at 6:13:04
In reply to Namenda (memantine) for OCD, posted by ceebee on July 17, 2012, at 5:30:25
> So about a month ago I started taking Namenda (memantine) for OCD. Started out @ 5mg. Increased to 10mg then to 15mg then to 20mg. Side effects were initially some feelings of derealization/depersonalization, dizziness, and increased anxiety (as a result of all of the above). In addition to OCD, I have also have pretty well controlled panic disorder.
What other drugs are you taking? Do you take an atypical antipsychotic (AAP)? What about Anafranil (clomipramine)?
Clomipramine might treat OCD and panic disorder at the same time. Abilify can help further to reduce OCD and anxiety if you can make it past the startup anxiety that can last a week or two. Start low and go slow.
Some see things as they are and ask why.
I dream of things that never were and ask why not.
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