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Posted by zeugma on June 14, 2004, at 18:04:09

In reply to Re: more strattera thoughts, pdoc called zeugma, posted by Ktemene on June 14, 2004, at 4:24:20

I got a prescription for provigil and am starting at a low dose tomorrow. As you say i have a lot of narcolepsy symptoms and I think that was a deciding factor in my pdoc's decision to to try that first.

A week off Strattera and my mind is noticeably 'looser,' freer, which is both good and bad obviously. I don't feel on edge constantly like I did with Strattera, noticing every little thing while feeling that awful fatigue, but I am now conscious of the fact that I'm poorer at perceiving detail. My pdoc said that provigil was relatively similar in effect to Cylert, which didn't have the alerting properties of Strattera, but which gave me a little more energy and I think I functioned better for the brief period i was on it. The Cylert was monotherapy while I am taking nortriptyine now which should moderate any weight loss from Provigil. Plus, notriptyline does have some pro-attentional effect, so the Provigil will have some 'help'so to speak.

At least the combination of nortriptyline and Provigil makes more sense to me. In case provigil doesn't work my pdoc indicated that Ritalin will be the next course of action. I hope to find the right treatment soon, since I need to have a productive summer (as well as a life), and I hate taking meds only to feel like the life is being drained out of me. Thanks for all the support.




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