Difference between provigil and modafinil

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In my case, there is a definite difference between fatigue, sleepiness and being over tired. There are a lot of elegant and impressive studies related to fatigue and quality of life improvement with conditions such as MS, CFS, Post-Polio, Interferon-induced depression and various cancer treatments to name a few. There is a post here on Med-Help that shows its effect on various liver enzymes. http://www.medhelp.
For me, the difference between Nuvigil and Provigil was amazing. Nuvigil gave me back my life. Provigil let me leave the house but I had trouble functioning. And since Provigil is "going away" it is tough to even get samples. My insurance never approved Provigil but they have approved Nuvigil.
Not a huge difference but the difference between being unproductive and productive. When I chatted with the nurse she told me the clinic had many patients on stronger, more addictive meds like Ritalin and Adderall, and that it was just simply a case of to what extent fatigue was impacting their lives. For me, that's the point. Fatigue was interfering with my life in a major way, and when the naps and reducing workload didn't work, I was willing to try amantadine.
Also, to offset the feelings of lethargy from Zoloft my GP and I started a trial course of Provigil [modafinil], 200 mg daily in the morning.
Cocaine use same as provigil use? Come on, people! There is a profound difference between the two. Person A smokes some crack, Person B pops ProV... 5 minutes elapse... Person A (who no longer has any money) is trying to sell his or her baby to get more crack. Person B (who suffers from sleep apnea and is often very fatigued) still has to wait another hour and then will become more alert and focused. Person B never has the desire or need to go to great extremes to obtain another "fix.
It's been 40 day's and it's gotten better the depression is really up and down and its' really starting to **** with me sleep is so little I have tried everything that i can think of and I have takin RX sleeping meds that dont work been sleeping about 2-3 hours per nite. In my mind I keep thinking I rather take the pills and sleep and kick this depressions ***, i just don't know how much fight i got left in me i'm seriously at the end of the rope this **** *****.
I have had both, and was told that both of them can cause extreme fatigue and lead to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Researchers are also finding a link between these viruses and developing autoimmune problems. Lastly, the sensations you are feeling can be caused by a number of things--including the simple fact of being worn out. There can be quite a number of causes. You should grab a notebook, or use this site to record what you are feeling.
But the neuro also prescribed provigil (generic modafinil sp? ) and I also take that. We had a good discussion about sleep and MS a couple years ago with a sleep expert, Dr. Park. here are a couple links to his discussions - http://doctorstevenpark.com/multiple-sclerosis-and-obstructive-sleep-apnea-is-there-a-link and this is the one we had a lengthy thread from people sharing their sleep experiences- http://www.medhelp.
Provigil is not an AD... ---------------------- Yes, and in fact Provigil is often prescribed for tx related fatigue as well as fatigue in general. Another drug, Ritalin, is also sometimes prescribed for fatigue and was mentioned by my therapist when I treated. And, of course, ADs can help fatigue if the fatigue was depression induced. Fatigue comes in all shapes, forms and causes -- HCV being just one and there are drugs that can help, depending on the underlying cause.
I feel like I'm choosing between speed and accuracy. Neuro #2 mentioned ACTH, copaxone, IVIG, and Nuvigil. I did research Nuvigil and found that Provigil is basically the same and available as a generic. Any thoughts on that or any of the other meds? I've been getting better for the last few weeks (basically since the lumbar puncture--go figure) but slowly. I can work almost full-time again, though I'm exhausted when I get home and basically do nothing else. I don't want this to happen again!
I did some more research and discovered that there can be a significant reaction between paxil (and to a lesser extent, wellburitin) and stimulant meds. When I mentioned the sleepy feeling you had sounded more like an overdose - that now makes sense. Here is a link to info on the interactions - http://www.corepsychblog.com/2006/11/adderall-prozac-and-paxil-problem-not-solution/ and its easy to google to find more info.
To offset the feelings of fatigue and lethargy [could fall asleep at the drop of a hat] my GP and I started a trial course of Provigil [modafinil], 200 mg daily in the morning, a medication that was developed for narcolepsy. It actually helped quite a bit, though some might find the energizing effects a little overwhelming. It’s a new class of drug that acts on the dopamine receptor so it does not stimulate like caffeine or amphetamines, you are not “wired” but just “awake”.
I have dreams that are extremely graphic, detailed and vivid. Most of the time I am aware that I am dreaming and cannot wake up. It does not occur every night, but several nights a week. I wake up feeling EXAUSTED. I nod off during the day, cannot keep my eyes open. Last night (for example) I got 8 hours of sleep and yet today I'm so tired I could cry! I should also mention that I fall asleep almost instantly and I dream as soon as I fall out.
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