How is memantine/nameda improving my sense of smell?
February 7, 2020 2:11 PM Subscribe
I'm 56 and for all of these years had a very strong sense of smell. I didn't realize it had diminished until my doctor game me memantine off-label for trigeminal neuralgia. Overnight I have what my spouse calls "X-Men level" smell and I'm catching things I've not smelled in years. It's often uncomfortable. My doctor has never seen this side effect before. You're not my doctor of course. I'd like to be able to suggest the mechanism whereby this is happening or even other anecdotal reports. Could it possibly be a sign of early dementia?