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Re: Provigil is definitely affecting my sleep.

Posted by BTR on July 19, 2004, at 10:04:48

In reply to Provigil is definitely affecting my sleep., posted by Dinah on July 19, 2004, at 7:35:33

> This is only day three, any ideas on how much longer I should give it before deciding it's too activating? I guess it's possible that my insomnia and trouble staying asleep is unrelated to starting the provigil. I certainly have periods of time where I can't stay asleep. But it's unusual for me to have trouble falling

I have been on Provigil for about 3 weeks and the first 3 or 4 days were the toughest. My pdoc had me take 100 mg initially in the morning and it was so stimulating I couldn't fall asleep the following night. When I did fall asleep it wasn't a real deep sleep. After a couple of days at 100 mg I dropped it down to 50 mg and this seemed to help. I stayed at 50 for about a week while my body adjusted then went back up to a 100 mg.
If you are having trouble sleeping at night you might consider taking the Provigil earlier in the morning. I set my alarm for 4:00 a.m. and take my Provigil then go back to bed until I have to get up for work which is around 6:30. I have no problem falling back asleep.
Overall the Provigil has helped with the fatigue I get from Lexapro. Give it some time and try taking it earlier in the day. Hope this helps.




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