Posted by bulldog2 on May 24, 2008, at 17:03:00
In reply to Re: A Question To Scott About Memantine, posted by undopaminergic on May 24, 2008, at 16:38:35
> > I have a feeling that memantine might have a beneficial effect on my mind due to the nmda partial antagonism. Unfortunately at even a low dose of 5 milligrams I feel overly stimulated. On the other hand some report feeling a drunken like response which is quite different from my experience. Would it be worth while to try 2.5 milligrams or would that be a waste of time. Is the intense stimulation at 5 milligrams a sign this is not the right drug for me.
> > thanks
> > bulldog2
> If you find 5 mg excessive, then by all means try a smaller dose. It may or may not be a waste of time.
i've always found that the starting doses of psychotropic drugs are too much for me. I wonder if more people would be complaint with their ads if docs would be willing to adjust their doses downward. I remember a doc many years ago who told me that some of his patients would respond to Elavil 25 mg and not need more than that. Many people abandon their ads because they literally feel like cannot deal deal with the amount of stimulation they are experencing. Years ago i satrted zoloft at 50 mg (standard starting dose) and was literally hallucianting. I abandoned the zoloft trial when 25 mg might have been the right amount for me. Docs keep looking for drugs with a one dose fits all approach and that just doesn't allow for individual reponses to these meds.