Amantadine

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Postby Wonderfulworld » Wed Sep 03, 2008 2:07 am

I took 100mg of amantadine yesterday morning at 10am.
Last night I woke at 2am and could not sleep at all. I was drenched in sweat and roasting - normally I am freezing cold. I wonder did the amantadine cause this (I see sweating is listed as a side effect) but surely it wouldn't have done this after one dose? I don't have a fever. Anyone else have anything similar?
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Postby cheerleader » Wed Sep 03, 2008 11:07 am

Hi WW-
Sounds to me like you're describing a hormonal hot flash...not sure if amantadine would do that?
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Postby Wonderfulworld » Wed Sep 03, 2008 2:24 pm

8O Eek! I hope not, I'm only 36, although it's possible.

I visited my Mum yesterday and she noticed I was talking way too fast and worrying about everything - she thought I was in an odd mood, so it's possible the Amantadine revved me up. As today wore on I felt calmer and calmer again, the nervous feeling went. I'm going to leave it a few days and try it again, and if the same thing happens I think it looks like Amantadine.
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Postby mormiles » Thu Sep 04, 2008 9:30 am

My husband has been taking Amantadine for 2 years. The only difference I can report is that it is very effective at undermining Type A flu infections. The flu starts, but it never seems to get off the ground. Amantadine has made no difference in fatigue or energy level.
Joyce (aka cypriane)~caregiver and advocate in Dallas for Steve (SPMS)----"Enter through the narrowgate..."
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