Long term provigil use

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Hi Happy I use provigil too. I just got it about 2 months ago. I only use it when I know that Im going to have a busy day. And then I only use a half dose. Some times it turns out to be a coulple days in a row. or other times a few days a week. Im glad you brought the head ache up, because I had gotten a few bad ones over the last few weeks. They start at night before I go to bed and last all night long and half way threw the next day unless I take a darvocet.
I would like to try this medication for the short term. I don't have a regular Dr so I am curious what type of Dr I should see to discuss this with........
the withdrawal from long term use of anti-depressants can be life threatening and down right scary.
Has anyone experienced long-term issue with elevated EBV numbers going up and down, but aways elevated numbers? Which, I think, is termed "chronic/active infection." If so, how long did it last? Or, is lasting...
I have been taking oxycodone, provigil, and symbax for many years - more than 5. I do not abuse the medications, in fact my doctor is consistently telling me to take them as ordered because I take less than he recommends because the lesser dose does the job. I do not take oxycodone for pain but because my system is so weird it actually energizes me and helps me with my sleep apnea in that even if I do not feel rested, it will give me enough energy to function.
I also can feel that my short term memory (which was shot) is starting to slowly come back. My advice. You can try provigil, and hopefully it will be enough to stimulate you back into a regular feeling routine for you. Just thought I'd share my experience with it. BTW, it is very expensive. $35.00 per pill.
A more aggressive way to go if modafinil is not working is to go with Adderall but I don't recommend it since modafinal side-effects and long term effects are way less important. Personally my experience with modafinil was not really significant. I experienced better memory but the changes in energy level were not significant.
My neighbor is anorexic..hospitalized early for the anorexia when she gets down to 80 lbs...she uses provigil for fatigue and it was also given to her to increase her appetite cos it is NOT an amphetamine//an amphetamine will decrease ur appetite...provigil is often used for depression..and as ADs have the side effect of wt gain..provigil can as well..but not as a rule/it is not physically habit forming..
taken on a very short term basis. The provigil WILL help with the lethargic feelings of opiate detox and help you function. My addiction specialist gave it to me for that reason. It worked wonders and no problems stopping it. Just a different opinion. I'm not a dr. But I highly recommend it. It comes in 100 & 200mg tablets. I used the 200mg.
Please let me know what is the best course for us to take with this matter. I cannot afford ongoing use of Provigil unless my insurance agrees to cover some of the cost. Sincerely, Kathy, Who Wants to Get the Most Out of Maui. ******************************************************** In general, I think it's more important to be clear about what you are asking for and why than to include details about the old records and upcoming trips.
However, all of the sudden my blood pressure started to go up. I am not sure if the long term use of Adderall is the reason, but while investgating information, I found out that Canada does not allow the use of Adderall because of side effects. I just switched to Concerta today. I'll let you know of my results if you wish.
I do not even wake up to use the bathroom. People try to wake me but literally CANNOT. When I am awake, I have to take Adderall to be "normal" but I can't be "normal" when I have to take Adderall every 3 hours (20mg 3x a day is the max allowed by law to prescribe) because it doesn't mix well with my mental picture. However, when I don't take Adderall I can stay up for about 4 or 5 hours and then I just fall back into 60 hrs of sleep.
This is my third attempt, this morning to start a journal page. So far, each time, I have somehow pressed the wrong key or something, and my page dissapears into "thin air"!!!!! Where do these go? You know, I had some really good stuff that I wanted to talk about, but at this point, I am not going to try to re-type them for a third time! I have an appointment with my P.C.D. today, to check my lungs, and just generally see how I am feeling.
I read that some of you use provigil or whatever and some other drugs for fighting fatigue. What are the good, the bad, and the ugly on using them?
Hello, I am wondering if anybody has a suggestion of medications that work to help with memory problems associated with SCT that will not cause more memory problems or possible brain damage with long term use?
Hello, I am wondering if anybody has a suggestion of medications or anything that works to help with memory problems associated with SCT that will not cause more memory problems or possible brain damage with long term use?
Hello, I am wondering if anybody has a suggestion of medications that work to help with memory problems associated with SCT that will not cause more memory problems or possible brain damage with long term use?
I'm just glad to have found a combo that works for the moment. I hope it continues to work long term. I hope you can find something that will work for you, especially something that doesn't break the bank.
Hello, I am wondering if anybody has a suggestion of medications that work to help with memory problems associated with SCT that will not cause more memory problems or possible brain damage with long term use?
He said 'didn't any of those Doc's mention that long-term dexidrene use can cause brain atrophy?' He took me off dexidrene, put me on provigil, and I started improving within a few months. I haven't had a 'confused' day in almost 10 months. I have learned to live with the 'black holes' in my memory. My narcoleptic 'sleep attacks' are pretty much taken care of with the Provigil, 9 hours of sleep a night, and a long afternoon nap.
He said 'didn't any of those Doc's mention that long-term dexidrene use can cause brain atrophy?' He took me off dexidrene, put me on provigil, and I started improving within a few months. I haven't had a 'confused' day in almost 10 months. I have learned to live with the 'black holes' in my memory. My narcoleptic 'sleep attacks' are pretty much taken care of with the Provigil, 9 hours of sleep a night, and a long afternoon nap.
Our bodies acclimate to benzos, especially with long-term use. (I take a low dose of lorazepam myself.) Sorry I can't give you more input. One of the issues is that a fair number of dysauto patients have drug sensitivities and they aren't always consistent from patient to patient. We're like unique little snowflakes that way.
My dr at the Methadone clinic gave me a script for Provigil 200 mg ( Generic name~Modafinil ), it comes in 100 and 200 mg. I looked it up on google and it is for narcolepsy, sleep apnea and plain ole sleep disorders like we have. Went to pharmacy and they said it really works for not feeling so tired and it is used by the military for pilots and suppose to help with short term memory ------ now where was i? It's high dollar, for 7 pills it was going to cost over $ 80.00 .
I feel like I'm ready for a med for the fatigue now, and don't want to take it anything long term, I've lost weight this past year and in the last two months I have PT for my ankle and work out 2-3 a week and one of the work out's is lap swimming, I look like one of those slow moving Manatee's in the pool, in my mind Michael Phelps couldn't even keep up me. :-)) I been able to make is so far without fatigue med and I'm not on any DMD'S yet.
I use the "FLARE" term since I am PPMS and don't get remissions.
You might do better actually stimulating your immune system not suppressing it. Although azthromycin is effective against Mycoplasma pn., for long term use, which is usually necessary, doxycycline should be considered. This type of infection often invades the thyroid gland, causing throiditis and abnormal secretion of thyroid hormones. Also, you should consider Lipid Replacement Therapy to improve mitochondrial function. You can find out more on our website, www.immed.
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.
About Provigil. When I first made it to my MS Neuro, the first day when he "suspected" that I had MS, he offered me Provigil immediately. The use of Provigil is "off-label" in MS. This means it is not officially approved for use in treating the fatigue of MS. So, there is no "qualifying" for it's use. It could be that this neuro is so cautious (or poorly read) that she never uses anything off-label.
Some of the personal problems continue that bring about my anxiety but I see this long term use and always slight increase in usage to be a problem. FYI, I am also taking about 45mg of Remeron per day, 150mg of Provigil per day, and 100mg of lamictal per day. The xanax use scares me and, due to it's percieved impact on my ability to function, something that needs to be dealt with. What is your opinion on my current dosage and usage time (1 year)?
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