I started my clinical trial today and I found out I am the first patient to start this trial nation wide and the only patient in tennessee. When it's in full swing there will be just over a hundred participants . I have to admit letting them do radiation to my brain was the most uncomfortable task I hav had to do so far. ( by uncomfortable I mean scary). I was thinking 20 years ago going out on Friday night and frying my brain was thought of as the most fun a person could have with their boots on , but now not so much!!!! I have not noticed any side effects so far other than being freaked out by it . The meds they gave me is not namenda it's called memantine and I have to take it for a total of 24 weeks which is long after the radiation stops. Does anyone know anything about it? I have not yet had a chance to discuss it with research nurse, but I was hoping to not take quite so much additional meds. Thanks for being here. This pic is only 1 month supply of med I will be taking it for 6 months.