Posted by zeugma on February 24, 2005, at 16:01:46
In reply to Re: ed- your opinion please, posted by lorilu on February 23, 2005, at 18:34:33
thanks so much lorilu for your reply. Yes, I noticed that the higher dosage of Provigil creates heightened sensitivity to sound. Ritalin did this too, and I assumed that I heard the noises because I was more 'awake.' So I didn't mind the effect; in fact I was always worried (when not on stims) that I would get run over by an ambulance or something at a crosswalk because I am oblivious to sounds and sights.
So Adderall will reverse provigil-induced anxiety? That's interesting. Luckily, provigil seems pretty anxiety-free so far. It also seems (if I understand you) that we have opposite reactions to provigil: it REALLY slows down my cognition, which is both good (I tend to think too fast and the result is a mental blur) and bad (my reaction time is awful and makes driving a car, for example, impossible). Ritalin speeded me up enough to think about driving again someday, but also made me irritable and had a very jagged effect that caused me to have 'issues' with my co-workers (note the euphemism). My pdoc thinks that if I can get into a less stressful line of work, then maybe a little Ritalin would be a good idea, because it did make me focus a lot better. I did find that Provigil with a little Ritalin LA (10 mg) was synergistic. But I definitely prefer the Provigil overall, not least because it causes less tachycardia (I also take 100 mg nortriptyline and the Ritalin-TCA combo can be quite dicey).