Difference between provigil and modafinil

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In my case, there is a definite difference between fatigue, sleepiness <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> being over tired. There are a lot of elegant <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>provigil</span> was amazing. Nuvigil gave me back my life. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>provigil</span> 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>provigil</span> 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> it's gotten better the depression is really up <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> down <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>provigil</span> (generic <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>modafinil</span> sp? ) <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 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, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> in fact <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>provigil</span> 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> accuracy. Neuro #2 mentioned ACTH, copaxone, IVIG, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 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 (<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> to a lesser extent, wellburitin) <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I started a trial course of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>provigil</span> [<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>modafinil</span>], 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> vivid. Most of the time I am aware that I am dreaming <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 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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