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Re: provigil -trying it out Ritch

Posted by Emme on May 14, 2002, at 7:34:41

In reply to Re: provigil -trying it out Emme, posted by Ritch on May 13, 2002, at 9:39:16

Hi Ritch,

> Interesting that your doctor wants to retry at an even smaller dosage, despite that experience.

Well, the dose makes the poison. I think sometimes people ditch a drug without first dropping the dose way down to see if that helps. Some folks here (like you ) only need a crumb of Celexa. I never went over 4 mg when trying Celexa.

Anyway, I guess she figured that if 50 mg Provigil made me too high, then some small fraction of that might just perk me up a bit. Easy enough to try I guess. Also, I'm on a different combination than I was last time I tried it. Day one was okay. I'll keep you posted.

I think we need a new term for taking flea sized doses....how about...micropharmacy. :) And if it's several drugs....polymicropharmacy!

> I know the stuff is $$$$ as all getout, *so* if I could just take 1/8 of a $3-5 pill every AM I wouldn't mind forking out the cash.

Ooh, your insurance doesn't cover it?

> I am wondering if a tiny nugget of Provigil combined with the tiny nugget of Celexa I take (every other day) might work out quite well.

I'd recommend giving it a try. See how low you can drop it and still get enough benefit.

Okay, now I could use some advice here from the Provigil folks. How long does it take Provigil to clear out of your system? One day? Two? Is the half life short? What I'd like to do is a "controlled" study on myself and try Provigil for, say three days, then not use it for 3 days or so. Is that long enough? I want to home in on exactly what effect Provigil has on me. The more detailed info I can provide my doctor the better.

Thanks,
Emme

 

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