Posted by lorilu on November 7, 2004, at 23:46:29
In reply to Re: can't stop thinking, posted by rainy on November 7, 2004, at 16:17:13
> Thanks, Lorilu. I'm really confused, though, because in looking up adverse effects of provigil this morning, one site said it was sold in Canada as Alderal or however you spell it. But they aren't the same drug??
> Your OCD experience sounds a little like my bipolar II except the same guy who treated me for major depression for 10 years said specifically that I didn't "have it." OCD. Traits, yes, for which he prescribed Luvox from which I piled on pounds and remained depressed, but not the actual disorder.
> I've been as obsessive as hell this past week at 200 mgs, to the detriment of my so called real life. well, housework.
> To quote someone else on this board, I just want it to all go away.
All I know is my new prescription is Adderal XR 10 mg, but I will start at 5 mg. for a week. I do not know if Adderal and Provigil are the same med, but I've been reading that some people take as much as 600 mg. of Provigil a day so maybe this is a legal way of taking more of the drug. I am pretty sure my pdoc would have told me they were the same drug. Maybe Larry Hoover can answer this question?
p.s. at 200 mg. of Provigil my classroom is organized but forget the housework! I've got an Indian Guide Meeting Tuesday at my house and until my anxiety gets high enough I will barely clean. That means my husband is downstairs cleaning right now and he thinks I am writing an IEP for work right now so I better go. I work better under stress. P.S. I better take my night dose of 200 mg. of Topamax now :)....Wait...After I write the IEP....can't be stupid....