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Who takes Memantine? What’s it like?


#1

Are you on Memantine? What’s your experience been? How does it help you? I’m thinking of asking my doctor for it and need some background on it…


#2

Hi, @Calculat3d!

I take memantine and it helps me with negative symptoms. I think we have talked about it before.


#3

How exactly did it help you? How did you convince your doctor to prescribe it?


#4

This is a funny coincidence. I was researching it again over the last hour. I’ve decided against it based on the potential side effects. The risk/reward ratio isn’t for me.

https://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-77932-377/memantine-oral/memantine-oral/details/list-sideeffects

Spooky coincidence !


#5

In the 15th day of 10mg of memantine I felt a lot better socially. I convinced my doctor by giving him the scientific researches about the use of memantine with people who have schizophrenia.


#6

My Mother takes Namenda (Memantine) for mild dementia.
There are lots of potential dangerous side effects that come attached to this drug, so we decided to keep her on a low dose.

She also takes Aricept, another Alzheimer’s drug.
The combo of Aricept and Namenda is common.


#7

I’ve trialled it also. It worsened my positive symptoms and depression after 5 days of use.


#8

Bump.
I just started taking memantine for negative symptoms so it’s day 1. Overall I have terrific blank mind, cognitive issues, and I’m unable to talk (not form memantine!).
I would like to hear more experiences.


#9

OK, so 4 months passed for me while taking memantine 20 mg. Overall I feel better and normal, more outgoing, and I don’t need Wellbutrin! I m taking Invega/Trevicta too. Cognition significantly improved, I feel myself lighter, easier to do cognitive tasks, and also easier to chit chat. Improved associativity. I don’t say that I don’t have blank mind, maybe I have(?), but it doesn’t bother me now, I feel better! I m doing engineer work again, and it isn’t exhausting me. I can work 9-10 hours/day. Best to You all!


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#10

I completely forgot about memantine until I saw this, thanks for the reminder. I’m gunna ask about it at my next appointment!