Provigil vs adderall

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Avatar_n_tn his doctor said anger problems are very common with adderall use and should be reported to doctor. if anger is an issue adderall should not be used.
Avatar_f_tn I have debilitating fatigue due to MS and have tried everything - Provigil, Amantadine, Adderall, Ritalin - the works. While Provigil helped for some time while I was still working, that was many years ago and its effectiveness eventually petered out. At the time, I was taking a very large dose in accordance to doctor's orders, and my side effects (heart palpitations, increased rate of speech, crashing, etc.) were quite bothersome.
Avatar_n_tn 1.Ambien 2.Provigil 3.Nertontin 4.Aspirin 5.Baklofen (?) I am self medicating with : 1.Prozac 2. Zoloft 3.Ativan I take one 40mg of prozac daily and when out of ambien have taken ativan 1mg up to twice daily. Are the 3 medications I am self medicating all supposed to be doing the same thing? I feel like a new man when I get more then 4 or 5 hours of sleep.
Avatar_f_tn Anyway, I was just wondering if I could ask you about prescription stimulants...provigil, ritalin, adderall and so on. Do many of you take any of these for the debilitating MS fatigue? I would greatly appreciate your thoughts and/or experiences with these, or other types of similar meds. Thanks so much!
Avatar_m_tn (10 milligrams 2-4x/dy) I then tried Adderall. It also caused some minor and fleeting chest discomfort--but much less than Ritalin. However it caused my heart to really race and beat hard (at around 5 mg) in addition to insomnia. Like Ritalin, it also worked very well for my symptoms. Next I tried Strattera which did not worked and only caused side effects (80 mg/dy).
Avatar_m_tn Over the years I was on Zoloft, Wellbutrin, Luvox, amphetamine salts, Prozac, Lamictal, Risperidone, Xanax, Adderall and Ativan. I was diagnosed (by diff docs) as OCD, ADHD, BIPOLAR2, DYSTHMIA AND GAD My Father, Uncle and a friend died within 6 months of each other. I didn’t cry. I just felt numb (meds?) I started to see a NP who helped a friend of mine. She was very nice. She put me on Prozac. When I didn’t feel better, she had me talk to her mentor, a Psychiatrist.
Avatar_f_tn I get that way too, somedays I have energy but can't bring myself to get anything done nor do i want to do anything for myself. I'm sick of feeling this way but my doc gave me Provigil for those days and it gives me that extra push I need to get things done. I still can't clean house or work. I hardly even bother to get dressed somedays. The doc said it;s not unusual.
Avatar_f_tn Some doctors might suggest a medication like Provigil----- even Adderall. Mine suggested Provigil but just the tiniest amount agitated me SO much I couldn't think of taking it. For me, even the slightest bit of drug that messes with my CNS is the worst thing I can think of. But some people take it with their doctor's o.k. and say it gives them enough energy to get through the day.
4451049_tn?1387157037 You can ask your doctor for an anti-fatigue medication. Provigil, nuvigil, and adderall are the most commonly prescribed and they usually help. I've been on low dose provigil for well over a year, and it still helps me. It boosts my heart rate, though, so I had to use it sparingly when my tachycardia was too much. Adderall is cheaper and many insurance companies won't cover provigil/nuvigil unless you have narcolepsy. Adderall is addictive, though.
Avatar_n_tn Procrastination has always been a problem, and antideprecents only made me crazier. Adderall seems to at least let me get my work done, but while my appetite was under control during the day - the nights were uncontrolable. My doctor perscibed Topomax, mentioned that it weight loss was a side effect. I took one a day for a few days, it didn't work -so I stopped. A few month's later I wa amazed to find info online saying it was effective for exactly what I was experience - nite eating.