Long term effects from Dothiepin

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Has anyone been on Dothiepin in the past and experienced memory loss for some of the time you were on it?

I was on Dothiepin for 15 years back in the 90's, things happened back then (mostly good things) that I have absolutely no recollection of, it's as if that time has been wiped from my memory and no I don't have Alzheimer's biggrin. Anyone esle experienced similar?

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    No Phoebe ive been on Dosulepin for 11yrs and not got memeory problems.
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    Yes. I was on it for two 6-month periods about 15 years ago. I have almost a complete blank for those periods - I can remember things that happened regularly, but many one-off events that my family remember clearly are simply 100% not there for me. I stopped taking it because I didn't want to have no memory of my kids growing up.

    Also, my memory never properly recovered afterwards - I had a brilliant memory beforehand but it's been terrible ever since. I'm 43 and don't have Alzheimers. I would advise avoiding the drug if you value your memory. It's not worth it.

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      Hi luciee,

      I was beginning to think I was the only one, I have forgotten so much it's heartbreaking, I too don't have Alzheimer's, my husband often says 'do you remember when' and then goes on to say something that happened or something funny one of our boys did or said and it really upsets me that I have no idea what he is on about.

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    Me too. You're not the only one. Sometimes I get my family to tell me as many details as they can and that helps a little bit. Maybe you could try looking at photos too? I think practice helps memory and maybe with enough reminders things could come back a bit? I'm thinking of mentioning it to my doctor some time because it's important that people report side-effects so that they can warn other people. 
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