Narcolepsy drugs modafinil

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Avatar f tn Drugs which have been used for narcolepsy are Modafinil (Provigil) or Armodafinil. You should try the lifestyle measures first before going in for medicines. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.
Avatar f tn Hi, welcome to the forum, the modalities to improve narcolepsy symptoms are not much but available drugs can help your symptoms. If you are on high dose of modafinil then next you can be put on other drugs which can be helpful in this condition. Having regular nap for about 20 min during day will help to prevent sleep attacks.
Avatar n tn any advice or experiences that could help me understand would be really helpful please. My brother has started university to study architecture this year and due to the huge amount of nights he had to work, started going on modafinil. Now that the year is finished and he's not taking it however, he has become aggressive, irrational and rude. Does anyone know if this is because of the modafinil or if there's a link.
Avatar f tn Modafinil is a drug for narcolepsy prescribed for MS fatigue. I am interested in knowing if you have narcolepsy or MS fatigue. Recently I have been experiencing extreme fatigue for which my neuro prescribed amantadine. It is working. The next step would be modafinil but I was told that many of their patients use Ritalin or adderall. Both are addictive so they start with the ones with least side effects first. So far amantadine has been helping get me through my day without crashing.
Avatar f tn Medications initiated for narcolepsy are central nervous system stimulants like modafinil (Provigil) or armodafinil (Nuvigil). As the side effects and addiction potential is less. Some people need treatment with methylphenidate (Concerta, Ritalin, others) or various amphetamines. These medications are very effective but may sometimes cause side effects such as nervousness and heart palpitations and can be addictive.
Avatar n tn s Thyroiditis together with Neurally Mediated Orthostatic Hypotension and finally Narcolepsy. 100mg Oroxine, and Modafinil. I am happy to lie down and sleep and would have relief in never waking up. Any suggestions would be great.
Avatar f tn Hi, welcome to the forum. Your history is suggestive of narcolepsy. In this condition there will be excessive daytime sleepiness. But in your case it seems milder form of it. In this condition there will be “automatic behavior" such as driving past a highway exit or writing off a page, with no memory of the previous few minutes. Classical narcolepsy constitutes of Hypnagogic hallucinations, Sleep paralysis and Cataplexy which is not seen in your case.
Avatar m tn Hi. I need some help figuring out how Modafinil works. I basically have something which seems like Insomnia but it isn't. I believe I suffer from Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome. I have had it since I was 15, I am 25 now. The problem is that, I can't maintain a proper schedule. I can never sleep at a particular time everyday. It keeps moving as every day passes by. For example, right now I am sleeping at around 9 AM everyday and then I am getting up at around 5 PM.
572651 tn?1530999357 Wow, OK, this thread answered all kinds of questions for me! *sigh* Lulu, when your neuro prescribed Modafinil, did he use specific language like "shift work", of "Narcolepsy", or does your insurance cover "off label" prescribing? Mine doesn't.
Avatar f tn I still always feel fully rested. He diagnosed me, with a mild form of narcolepsy, and put me on Modafinil, and since being on it, I have yet to just pass out asleep randomly. He said he wants to do some more testing on me, an EEG and a nap study, as well... to make sure nothing else is going on... since usually with narcolepsy, you're sleepy all the time, and I am not. So, I was just wondering if this is just something that may be connected to chiari.
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed with narcolepsy approx. 5 yrs. ago. I haven't gone for another sleep study since, nor has my doctor seem to ever remember that I have narcolepsy. I am his only patient with narcolepsy, and if I ever end up in his office, it seems like he always forgets that I have narcolepsy. I don't believe he has a good understanding of this. Any suggestions. I am in the process of trying to switch my doctor, but in the meanwhile, I have been more tired lately than usual.
Avatar f tn I have narcolepsy and am currently taking 60mg adderoll and 60mg valium/day to counteract the anxiety from the adderoll. I have been very tired and think I need to taper off my valium. I was thinking of tapering 5/mg every 10 days of the Valium down to 20-30/mg and see how I feel. Is this safe? I cannot talk to my doctor due to insurance problems.
Avatar n tn Hi, Nuvigil is used to relieve extreme sleepiness in people who are using continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy to treat sleep apnea but are still sleepy during the day. People who work night shifts may take modafinil to stay alert. Treatment improves alertness, reduced tiredness, and improved memory.
Avatar m tn then she said the next step would be to take modafinil(alertec) to see if it maybe just improves my overall well being throughout the day and maybe feel worse at night. i went back to my family doctor with the results and he agreed the modafinil would be the next step, as well as taking some blood tests. i went on the modafinil for 2 months and still absolutely no change.
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Avatar m tn Hi, I recently was diagnosed with Narcolepsy. Im 15 years old and for the past couple years Ive been struggling with falling asleep ALL the time. Ive gained quite a bit of weight, and thats basically ruined my life. I just started treatment about a week ago. I would take Ritalin LA first thing after breakfast, and then 3 more short acting 10ml doses throughout the day "as needed".
Avatar f tn Taking short scheduled naps during the day will help combat daytime sleepiness. Apart from this certain drugs like modafinil, Ritalin help.
Avatar n tn You might need to be evaluated for narcolepsy. I have suffered from similar troubles over the last year. I take a stimulant called modafinil which has been a lifesaver. I could fall asleep at the dinner table, leaning against a wall, and even once on the phone. Now I'm not speeded up or wired in any way, just able to control when and where I sleep.
1140169 tn?1370185076 My Neuro prescribed Modafinil to try and combat my fatigue, and I was wondering if anyone here has any exprience or comments about the usefulness and side effects of this drug. So far I filled the prescription but I haven't actually taken any yet. I would very much like to do away with the fatigue, but I am already taking a bunch of other drugs and am reluctant to add another to the mix. I'm also not sure what time of day I should take it.
12594947 tn?1426138835 re inquiring about meds to treat insomnia, early awakening, night terrors, sleep paralysis/hypnagogic hallucinations, sleep apnea, narcolepsy, or what? Also, alcohol has no therapeutic use in sleep medicine. In fact, sleep specialists recommend that people wish sleep disorders minimize their alcohol intake, and never drink before bedtime as that can cause a disordered type of sleep (even if it subjectively seems like it's "helping" you sleep).
Avatar m tn Added to all these the stress you are going through can be a trigger. Modafinil is a central nervous system stimulant used for the treatment of narcolepsy. It is also used for the treatment of excessive daytime sleepiness caused by obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome and shift-work sleep disorder. It would be better to consult your doctor before you chose to take any drug for an evaluation. Keep updating your thoughts in this section. Take care.
Avatar m tn For the past 30 years (I'm 53), my doctor had been treating me for "excessive daytime sleepiness" that was so bad that it was ruining my life; after a 2 night sleep/daytime nap study at a major university, the results were still "disorder or excessive sleepiness" or "similar to sleep-attack narcolepsy, but not REM-onset". No drug other than the stimulant ritalin helped, so I took that for almost 30 years and all was well.