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Re: um.....interesting dialog on PROVIGIL... Rick? SLS

Posted by Rick on August 30, 2004, at 18:48:43

In reply to Re: um.....interesting dialog on PROVIGIL... Rick? Dinah, posted by SLS on August 29, 2004, at 10:44:47

> Has Rick posted recently regarding his experience with long-term use of Provigil?

Interesting to check out Psycho-Babble for the first time in many moons and see that someone had just asked about me the day before.

So we've discovered an exciting new benefit of long-tern Provigil use, namely development of telepathic powers :)

Eveything's still going fine after four years of a combo of 100 mg Provigil + 1 mg Klonopin for non-depressive Social Phobia. (At various times I've had some other stuff in the mix, but not for quite awhile.)

Provigil has a lot fewer side effects than the great majority of psychotropics I've taken. The main adverse effects over the past year are sometimes-awful dry mouth (my pdoc thinks it's the Klonopin, but I don't) and occasional increased heart rate. Provigil still works great as part of my anxiety treatment (e.g., makes me more outgoing) and doesn't interfere with sleep. Maybe a few times a month I experience some insomnia which might be exacerbated by Provigil (I really can't tell), and also a few times a month I experience the kind of daytime sleepiness that I had frequently pre-Provigil.

I do have some episodes of memory problems and what that gaggle of INTENSE conspiracy-obsessed sleep board folks called the "stoopids", as well as low motivation at times, but who knows what the drivers are? My guess is that the main suspects are Klonopin, increasing age (most recently at a rate of 1 year every 365 days) and/or...well...ME.





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