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Re: provigil

Posted by Craig Getty on July 9, 2003, at 13:33:20

In reply to Re: provigil Craig Getty, posted by blondegirl47 on July 9, 2003, at 8:02:33

Hey Blondegirl,

Have you heard of other people who are on both adderrall and provigil at the same time? It seems that if the provigil works for you should be able to stop the adderrall since they're both there as stimulants. I personally had stopped Ritalin completely before starting Provigil. Are your main issues ADD or is there depression and/or anxiety as well?

Give it a couple of weeks for your stomach to get better as your body adjusts. I find eating whole wheat and grains help the stomach - but I don't always follow that advice as I can often be a fast food junkie. As far as dosage goes, you might find that 100mg doesn't do enough for you. I started at 100mg just to make sure there weren't any adverse effects, then after a week switched to the 200mg.

I don't have a set pattern of whether or not I eat before I take it. I haven't kept any records, but my thoughts are that if I take it with food, then it's better for my stomach. However, I believe that I feel the stimulating effects more when I take it on an empty stomach. So it's a toss up.

I don't think it has had any significant effect on my memory but that's hard to quantify. Because I don't get as sleepy during the day, I am able to concentrate better so maybe that's what they mean. These meds all come with their bag of *magic* claims so take it all in stride. As far as mood, I haven't found that it works as an antidepressant - I'm on Nardil for that. However...Provigil allows me to not have to nap as often during the day and it gave me more energy to get more work done and socialize more - and these factors lead to more self-esteem and less beating myself up for being lazy.

The free samples are a great idea, I hope my doc has them. I think I'm now paying about $30 for it, but, because it's not something that is *regulary* covered by my plan, I actually have to shell out $180 up front and then wait several months for my insurance company to reimburse me. And for the initial $360 I wasn't even reimbursed because I had to reach the deductible. It sucks!





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