Lately I have been experiencing severe memory loss. Not that it is new, but the severity has reached a point where I am fearing the worst--Alheizmers. I'm often at a loss now as to day, month, year etc. I will "lose" things, or forget where I put them, within minutes. I didn't even remember that my doctor had given me medications to try at my last appointment. When the nurse asked me how did the meds work, I said "what meds?". Yes, I had forgotten I was to start on a med to help memory! Well, here we go again. I am sitting with the packet on my lap. It's called Namenda (memantine) and my only concern is if I have a reaction like I did to Topamax--it turned me into a paranoid schizophrenic, very confused and frightened to even leave my home. I also had no appetite and what I did eat tasted simply horrible. So I was wondering if anyone here has tried this drug which is supposed to improve memory. My doc feels that the awful stress my hubby and I are under on a daily basis is a great contributor to the memory and concentration problems. Any thoughts would be most appreciated!