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Re: provigil jitters zoe

Posted by Jerrympls on May 12, 2002, at 2:43:51

In reply to provigil jitters, posted by zoe on May 2, 2002, at 8:55:42

> i started provigil 200 mg a day, added on to wellbutrin 200 mg 2x/day for depression/mixed social anxiety. the first few days were great, but yesterday i got the extreme jitters, spaciness, yuck. i stopped taking it for the past couple of days. i can barely eat. does this go away? has anyone had a good effect from this drug?

I tried Provigil starting at 100mg and eventutally moving up to 400mg. I was also taking it with Desipramine - while not exactly like Wellbutrin - you could say some general similarities. (However, Wellbutrin gave me terribly anxiety and panic). Provigil, at first, gave me some nominal energy - not speedy - just "gotta run some errands" type of energy. That lasted about a week. It boosted my mood only slightly and then tapered off--even with the dose increase. Then, it basically just kinda make me feel awake - just awake -nothing more, nothing less. Stopped it after a couple months. No withdrawl.

No real benefits. Perhaps it works for some people?




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