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As Luck Would Have It
Memantine (Namenda)
by EvDigital
Citation:   EvDigital. "As Luck Would Have It: An Experience with Memantine (Namenda) (exp70393)". Erowid.org. Nov 28, 2012. erowid.org/exp/70393

 
DOSE:
  oral Pharms - Memantine (pill / tablet)

BODY WEIGHT: 175 lb


Surfing thru my medicine cabinet, I came across a bottle of Namenda, which was used by my grandmother who has Alzheimer’s.

I decided to find out what this stuff was, so after looking it up on Wikipedia, I learned much.

Apparently, it is not only an NMDA antagonist, but an uncompetitive antagonist at different nicotinic neuronal receptors, as well as a 5ht3 receptor antagonist. Having had much experience with DXM, I was curious to see how similar it was to my favorite drug of choice, and since the doctors took my Gram Gram of these meds, what else could I do?

I started by taking one of the 10mg tablets, which did not seem to do much, nor did I expect it to.

The next time I tried it I took 30mg, and definitely noticed something there, a sort of speedy, euphoric feeling.

Then the pills sat in the cupboard for a few weeks, and I mostly forgot about them.
Today, however, after being bored for several hours, I remembered that I had them, so
I reread all of the old wiki information, and decided to try it again.

This time I took 40mg, which did not seem to do anything for about an hour, after which I started to gradually feel its effects coming on.

It has been several hours now, and I definitely would say that there is something here, in fact, it is great!

I would compare it to a cross between DXM and MDMA, without any jaw clenching, yuckiness.

I would also note, that after taking DXM for about a year straight, five days a week, in doses of about 150 to 200 milligrams, I became somewhat hypersensitive to it, whereas most sources say it is active around 150mg I was now getting my euphoric feelings off of just 75mg. This may mean I am also hypersensitive to this NMDA antagonist.

I was actually very addicted to DXM and continued taking it- every other day for weeks at a time, and quitting for several weeks, then back to it, and so on- for about two more years.

As of these experiments with memantine, I have not been using DXM for about six months, but I would still assume that my sensitivity is an issue, because after stopping DXM use for over a month, I would still be able to get high off of five robogels=75mg.

Anyhow, I am definitely very interested in this medication, and as there are 56 pills left, I will continue experimenting with larger doses.

Exp Year: 2007ExpID: 70393
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given 
Published: Nov 28, 2012Views: 14,336
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