Any experience or thoughts on Provigil?
Posted 23 August 2008 - 05:56 AM
Has anyone take it? Side effects? Cost?
Posted 23 August 2008 - 01:05 PM
Plesae advise how you get on should you take it as it would be most helpful to know.
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Posted 23 August 2008 - 09:50 PM
I know someone who is on it for narcolepsy (its original purpose) and it works for her. I have no knowledge of side effects or anything else. Good luck with it and do share your experience with the rest of us.
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Posted 24 August 2008 - 10:46 PM
Posted 26 August 2008 - 06:54 AM
My doctor said Provigil works quite well for many people. He was a little nervous of my trying Provigil since I hardly sleep at night. He was worried I would never sleep - However, he gave me a free 7 day trial of the Provigil. they are 200 mg tabs and he told me to cut it in half, and take 1/2 in the a.m. and 1/2 around 2 pm. I am waiting to try it until after I am done with my 7 day trial of Lryica, so that if I do have side effect or adverse reactions I'll know which drug is doing it. So, in about 2 weeks I'll let you know how the Provigil is working for the extreme fatigue. IF I like it, and I decide to stay on it, it will cost me $321. a month!!! These drug companies should be ashamed of themselves.
Posted 26 August 2008 - 07:23 AM
Posted 10 September 2008 - 05:57 AM
Here's the update on Provigil for fatigue. IT WORKS! I was supposed to take 100 mg as soon as I wake up and then another 100mg around 2:00 pm. I am only taking the morning does. I have significantly more energy and am getting a lot more done. Around 2-3 I feel like I kind of crash though. I've been getting a headache and have a strange irritability feeling, and sometimes feel sick to my stomach. I need to talk to the doctor about that. Anyway. I'm staying on this one even though it's going to cost me $321. a month. I may not take it everyday either. He said I can take it when I felt I needed it, so that may be my ticket.
Anyway, for those of you that have severe fatigue, it may be worthwhile to speak with your doctors about it.
Posted 11 September 2008 - 02:27 AM
I don't take provilgil, but I take Dextroamephetamine 5mg twice a day for my interstitial cystitis (IC). It has also helped with my fibromyalgia pain and fatigue. I have been taking it about 10 months and it has worked great. My IC has done wonderful on it. I no longer have to go get weekly bladder instillation and I was able to get off a lot of my medications for IC. I don't take it after 3:00 to make sure it does not bother my sleeping. I am glad it is helping you.
Posted 12 September 2008 - 10:22 AM
Posted 12 September 2008 - 02:16 PM
One of my sisters has fibromyalgia and takes lexapro now; it also covers her migraines and vertigo. She used to take nortriptyline but to many side effects. She says the Lexapro has helped alot and does feel a difference when she is not taking it. A friend of mine took provigil and it was a miracle drug for her and had to stop taking it due to a very high increase in her BP which went back to normal as soon as she stopped taking it. I've heard some wonderful things about it and not so wonderful.
There are not alot of drugs that are approved for fibromyalgia and I know my sister suffers terribly from it at times. She trully is quite affected and disabled by it at times.
I am sorry you have fibromyalgia and hope the provigil will come down in price. That is a terrible price to pay. Sometimes the brand name is cheaper, have you checked? Sometimes the drug companies have discounts. Have you looked up the company to see if maybe there is something you could wing from a different angle.