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Re: Memantine/Piracetam. Help me get ready for college Lamdage22

Posted by phidippus on August 28, 2012, at 22:54:38

In reply to Memantine/Piracetam. Help me get ready for college, posted by Lamdage22 on August 22, 2012, at 11:35:39

>Anyway, i now am on Lamictal 200mg and its ?helping somewhat against depression..

If you've felt an improvement in symmptoms due to the lamotrogine, its a strong indication you are bipolar. If you feel the cognitive side effects of the drug are intolerable, try a different mood stabilizer. I would recommend Lithium because it really helps with depression and smooths things out.

>I am considering to go on Memantine

Don't replace your lamotrogine with the Memantine. If you want to take it to augment your current treatment, I say do it, but be cautioned, Memantine is a D2 agonist which can cause psychosis.

>Piracetam

Is a great drug, but let me offer an alternative drug therapy: Keppra. Keppra improves cognition just like piracetam, in fact it is a racetam (Keppra=Leviteracetam). On top of improved cognition, Keppra makes a good way to treat anxiety and at higher doses has some mood stabilizing effects.

Another drug you could take to sharpen up at school would be Aricept

>Do you guys think this is a suitable combination >for me?

Lamictal+Keppra+Memantine would be my recommendation.

>Can i cross taper from Lamictal to Memantine?

Do not switch from Lamictal to Memantine. If you are bipolar, you are going to feel worse. Take Memantine with the Lamictal.

Let me know what you think.

Eric


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