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Re: Husband Giving Up (cont.) - Provigil w/Effexor xr?

Posted by BJM on April 24, 2006, at 23:30:46

In reply to Re: Husband Giving Up (cont.) - Provigil w/Effexor xr? BJM, posted by flame on April 24, 2006, at 8:08:13

So here I sit at midnight after having taken my second dose of provigil too late in the day. Actually, I did do that but I think I'm up more because of the coffee I had around 5pm.
I'm so happy that your husband has decided to give it another try. It really is an awesome med once you get it figured out. I'd say that taking the second dose later in the day could make it harder to sleep at night but its more like one of the previous posts said about insomniacs needing to GET IN BED. Taking Provigil later in the afternoon could just make it easier to not go to bed.
Ya Know, a quick possible hint about the Ambien, that stuff was very bizarre for me. It either didn't work or knocked me on my butt. And it definetly left the hang over feeling the next day which sometimes even the provigil couldn't touch much. I know I've heard it doesn't make people groggy the next day but "YEAH RIGHT". Made me pretty depressed too. I've had to deal with the restless leg thing off and on for quite a few years and I thought Ambien would help. At least to make me so tired I didn't think about it. I actually found out that the RLS got much worse whenever I was on an SSRI. Now I really thought I was crazy because I heard SSRI's helped RLS but then my doctor told me of the little talked about dopamine effects of them and that the RLS could definetly get worse from SSRI's. Well, stopped them and gradually the RLS faded away again. YEE HAA!!!!! I was going crazy trying to tuck my feet under pillows and cushions trying to get my legs to relax. Don't need the Ambien anymore either after getting off the SSRI's. They always made me groggy in the day and wide awake at night.
Its a never ending saga I guess.
Tell your husband to hang in there. Take the first little dose of Provigil in the morning and then don't worry about taking anymore unless he starts getting drowsy. Then just take a half of a half until he figures out what works for him. Sometimes less is better with it anyway.
Lotsa Luck!!!!


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