Posted by Bill LL on August 22, 2005, at 12:19:41
In reply to Provigil for ADHD (cf Concerta), posted by alohashirt on August 19, 2005, at 20:10:59
I wonder if the dose used in the study for adults was lower than that used for children. For children, most had the best ADHD relief at 410 mg.
The tablets currently come in only 100 mg and 200 mg. But in the study for children, the manufacturer prepared pills that are 410 mg (for some strange reason).
I personally am having very good results taking 400 mg Provigil along with 15 mg Lexapro. It's helping my ADD symptoms more than when I took 72 mg Concerta. In addition to better results during the day, I'm getting good results through the evening and night also whereas the Concerta started to fade out at night. When I took only 200 mg of Provigil, it was not enough as I still had too much anxiety. But 400 mg has lessened my anxiety.
But since I also take Lexapro, it's hard to determine how Provigil would do for me on it's own.
> I am puzzled:
> My doc tells me that the controlled studies for Provigil showed an improvement for children but not for adults. A number of people on this board have posted that they had better results from Provigil than Concerta or Ritalin. Controlled studies for Ritalin consistently show a measurable improvement.
> I believe people are accurately repporting their experience so what should I make of this?
> 1) Provigil is more effective than Ritalin for a minority of people?
> 2) Provigil improves optimism so people think they are more improved with Provigil
> 3) the controlled studies of Provigil were broken
> RemedyFind shows people preferring the Feingold / diet approach ""http://remedyfind.com/hc-ADD-ADHD.asp"" yet research doesn't seem to support Feingold at all. Should I assume that parents who are guilty/fearful of Ritalin are latching onto "No Coca Cola" as a treatment?