Modafinil headache

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Avatar f tn Hi Ive been having excessive daytime sleepiness for 7 months, am on modafinil 200mg and it isnt helping.Im regularly getting headaches and even tried migraine prophylaxis.My head feels heavy and feels like a huge weight is crushing it and banging it..I do have pain by my vertebrae in the interscapular region but controlled my good posture and massage , I also have a tmj disorder but my main problem is constant sleepiness and inability to focus.
4943237 tn?1428994695 I've just started taking one tablet per day of Amantadine for fatigue this week and wondered whether anyone knew much about the side effects? I've had a headache each of the days I've taken it and today I'm quite dizzy. I really hope these things settle and I don't have to stop it, as these last three days are the most energy I've had in months and life really does seem so much more tolerable.
Avatar n tn I have been taking 100 grams of modafinil pills for about 2 weeks to get through exams and now that I have stopped taking anything, I am experiencing constant dizziness. I am wondering whether I should wait this out or whether I need to see a doctor asap....
Avatar n tn Serum concentrations may be increased by modafinil (enzyme inhibition); modafinil concentrations may be reduced by phenytoin (enzyme induction) SSRIs: In populations genetically deficient in the CYP2D6 isoenzyme, where CYP2C19 acts as a secondary metabolic pathway, concentrations of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors may be increased during coadministration Tricyclic antidepressants: In populations genetically deficient in the CYP2D6 isoenzyme, where CYP2C19 acts as a secondary metabolic
Avatar f tn Scans of 10 healthy men showed that the prescription drug Provigil caused changes in the brain's pleasure center, very much like potentially habit-forming classic stimulants. Modafinil, the drug's generic name, is sometimes used as an illegal study aid by college students. "It would be wonderful if one could take a drug and be smarter, faster or have more energy," said Dr.
Avatar f tn I am always sleepy and like lazy. ALSO, for record, I never ever, ever get headache. If I remember I got one headache for short time in my entire life. I am forty. Are the two - too much sleep and no headache - related? I have had glucose tests at random and they all come normal (mostly under 95). I ONCE checked thyroid for hypo activity, and it comes normal too.
401095 tn?1351395370 Cocaine Addiction • Gabapentin • Gamma-vinyl-gaba • Baclofen • N-acetylcysteine • Nocaine • Disulfiram • Modafinil Please report your experiences with these on our message board. GABAPENTIN OR GABITROL What it does: an anticonvulsant which reduces cocaine use, makes cocaine cravings easier to overcome and relapses less severe.
Avatar n tn Have been to two sleep clinics, done the tests, diagnosed idiopathic hypersomnia and recently prescribed Modafinil which maybe helps me about 10% but that's all. Up to a large dose now too (400mg). Recently also I have been diagnosed with a multinodular thyroid goiter, and the nodules were biopsied and were benign. My thyroid levels are supposedly normal, but I have most of the symptoms of hypothyroidism. My question is can these two issues be related?
1281603 tn?1283802299 2005 JUNE 2 week period of light sensitivity, no headache, no abnormality found by optometrist OCT continuing balance probs, esp when fatigued or hot. Normal neuro exam. MRI- moderate amount of hemispheric white matter lesions plus solitary lesion in basal ganglia on right. 2009 anemia related to uterine fibroids. 14 iron shots Apr-Oct.
Avatar n tn Yesterday, I had a very bad headache in the lower back of the head, and some blurring of the left eye (still noticable today). The pain is still there. No Hx of HA/migraine. 3) my neck gets episodes where it is just very weak. It's a struggle to keep upright. Can this cause the above Sx? Not on any meds, but going to try Modafinil for fatigue. Neuro said this is what's causing the worsening right leg Sx. I'm in the UK, so can't get any specialist appointments before the next few months.
Avatar n tn People who work night shifts may take modafinil to stay alert. Treatment improves alertness, reduced tiredness, and improved memory. But it is known to cause side effects – Headache ,Nausea , Back pain, Nervousness and anxiety, Upset stomach and diarrhea, Inflammation of the tissues in the nose (rhinitis) ,Problems sleeping (insomnia) and Dizziness. Symptoms of Restless leg syndrome worsen with increased anxiety .Please discuss the symptoms with your doctor . Hope this helps you .
Avatar m tn I tried 100 mg of the provigil, and i have had a screaming headache all day. (had to take tynelnol). anyone else have this?
Avatar m tn My heart rate is now 83 (used to be 50). I wake up every morning feeling extremely nauseous, sometimes with a headache, and it usually wears off in the afternoon. My stomach is usually upset, plus constant diarrhea. Lately, my muscles ache as if I’m suffering from the flu. The worst part, at least in my opinion, is that I’m beyond tired. I don’t mean like I need a brief nap and I’ll be refreshed. Say I wake up at 7:00AM and take a Modafinil (aka Provigil).
Avatar f tn And if Provigil (Modafinil) does work for you (it doesn't for me), you may want to switch. Some of these drugs are types of amphetamines (speed), so careful monitoring is essential. You certainly don't want to get addicted. Tecfidera can cause gastro upsets, which of course can keep you running to the bathroom, including at night. But if you've taken in regularly and have been on the 240mg dose for months, it's probably not what's behind the problems you report.
Avatar m tn Lately, I've been getting headaches, and for the past few months, always when I wake up, unless I sleep until I literally cannot sleep anymore (12 hours or more) and even then sometimes I still have a slight ache. If the headache is there when I wake up, it often has gone after about an hour into the day. Throughout the day they come and go, often when I attempt to focus on a certain job really hard, e.g. a question on a maths paper, a headache will spurt up.
Avatar f tn Since u have been dx'd with LPR which is sometimes called Silent reflux, I will assume u have not been aware of ne symptoms?? What are the possible side effects of modafinil (Provigil)? Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
436021 tn?1204425424 For the past 2 weeks I have had a headache everyday. It's not all day long it just comes and goes. Also I have been sleeping for 12 hours or more a day. I can't seem to open my eyes when my husband tries to wake me up. It feels like there are weights on my eyes and when I do get them open I can focus on anything. I was in a car accident almost 3 years ago where I had 3 minor hemorrhages on my brain. I don't know if that has anything to do with it or not.
Avatar m tn Day long Drowsiness - standing, sitting, walking, driving Fatigue Lack of concentration Memory loss A little speech problem (rare) Sleepy during driving Blurred vision Reading and Writing problen Headache mainly on both sides of the head nerve pain Understanding things take time Loss of appetite Focus lock Not refreshed after sleep even after 10hr End of the work shift after 8 hrs, i am totally exhausted.
Avatar n tn For headache try: Combination meds used for migraine or cluster headache; regular times for sleeping/eating; relaxation techniques; exercise; hydration; acetamiophen or NSAID For Arthralgia or myalgia try: NSAID; low to no-impact exercise; muscle relaxants; massage therapy; warm bath/shower; moist heat treatments For fever try: Acetaminophen or NSAID; hydration; extremity wraps; electric blanket; or hot water bottle for chills For fatigue try: PM admin of PEG; exercise; fluids; modafinil For
Avatar n tn He prescribed something called Provigil (modafinil) that seems to premote mental sharpness and clarity , helps keep me awake. Now that the Procrit has kicked in , having the proper amount of oxygen to my brain has really helped and I haven't had to take any of the Provigil in a couple of weeks.
471354 tn?1221065794 Meloxicam, Lexapro, Memantine, Reboxetine, Mersyndol Forte or Panalgesic, Thyroxin (deficicency est, head hair loss), B12 injections, Vit B1, Folic acid, Modafinil.
Avatar n tn I am on 60,000 units a week and my Hg is at 9.8. Modafinil another drug that is sometimes used to combat fatigue in people undergoing hcv treatment. I have been offered it, but have decided to just minimize adjunct drugs and suffer through the treatment.
Avatar n tn Since your problem seems to be with motivation and getting 'off the ground' for the day you may want talk with your doctor about Provigil (Modafinil. It was recently approved for patients with excessive somnolence, but is being used to help with with motivation which seem to be a problem that SSRI don't do too much about (Wellbutrin is suppose to help). I know some people whose life has been changed (for the better) by Provigil.
Avatar f tn ) and was actually diagnosed with type II diabetes. I also take Modafinil (Provigil) which is known to lower the effectiveness of birth control...but I have never had any problems with that whatsoever, thank goodness! I stopped taking the Seasonale in September of 2007 when my fiance deployed to Iraq. I now weigh 131 pounds (which I've maintained since my yearly exam in January! YAY!), and have no symptoms of diabetes whatsoever.
Avatar m tn I almost lost it today and I thought I was better this headache but craving bad...cathy I saved your post on my desktop so I can look at it often...I have done so well and it is a bumber to crave now 2 days in a row when i thought I was son came over for dinner and he probably thinks I am a nut...but I am going to bed soon and did not use...bad thing is work is my trigger...that is where mine will start and happen everytime...i was a daytime user...
1740498 tn?1328966185 Not to step on Alex's toes (sorry, Alex), Nuvigil is a newer version of Provigil, not it's generic. Modafinil is the generic of Provigil. The reason Cephalon developed Nuvigil is because their patent on Provigil was about to expire.
Avatar n tn 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”.