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Provigil too stimulating, anything milder?

Posted by Racer on May 24, 2004, at 13:01:57

I was taking Provigil to augment the antidepressants, and it was too stimulating. Lots of pressure to talk, etc. It was really creepy. When I stopped it, though, all the relief from the anxiety, agitation, depression, etc stopped as well. On top of that, since stopping it, I've been constipated beyond anything I've ever experienced. (And I'm otherwise unmedicated, and taking Metamucil several times per day.)

So, the other day I tried some Provigil again. (Self-prescribing from the leftovers from when I stopped it, and self-medicating and feeling guilty about it. SOMETHING had to be done to move my bowels and I didn't have access to any doctor until next week. It worked in a day.) Anyway, as well as relieving the GI distress, it has also flipped me into semi-functional mode. I don't think I can take it regularly, because of the overstimulation, but I wonder if there's something else that might do the good things, without being so stimulating?

FWIW, the tablets are 200mg, and I'm taking 1/4 of a tablet per day. Still too stimulating.





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