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Having To Take 750mgs Of Nuvigil To Stay Awake?

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ripvannwinkle Says:
 
My doctor prescribed Provigil about 2 years ago then after my sleep study he put me on Nuvigil and wearing CPAP at night. In the past 6 months I have had problems with daytime sleepiness. Had another sleep study and blood work and found that testosterone level was 208. 3 months of testoterone injections and now I still have to take three 250mg nuvugil to make it through the day. Is there anything else to try and fix this mess?

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Verwon Says:
 
Is your doctor aware that you are taking that many of them each day?

The maximum daily dose of Nuvigil is not supposed to exceed 250mgs.

http:/­/­www.medschat.com/­wiki/­Nuvigil/­

Exactly what was found in your sleep studies? That may better enable someone to provide you with more information.

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ripvannwinkle Says:
 
I did tell him about taking 500mg doses per day. He said that he couldn't/wouldn't tell me that it was ok but he didn't refuse to give me a refill. It has been just recently in the past week for the 750mg. My MSLT study showed excessive daytime sleepiness although I did not reach REM sleep in any of the daytime naps. He is thinking of sending me to UAB Birmingham to see if their Neuro's can find something that he may be missing.

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Angus2061 Says:
 
I am in the same condition with daytime sleepiness and 500mg per day. Did you go to Birmingham to see a neurologist? What did you learn?

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blake Says:
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Have you been to uab yet? I am there for a muscle disorder, that place has been a joke, great doctors. But be prepared to battle about 30 people on the phone. They are like children rrunning through the house and if you can remember the 90s every child had to answer the phone. Good luck

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magic Says:
 
I am taking 700 Mg. of provigil daily to stay awake. It started with shift work disorder and now it believe it has become a habit. Every time i try and cut it out, i get depressed and cannot stay awake. Any advice. Please?????? Also, the cost of it is out of this world

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justtryingtohelp Says:
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I am not a doctor. But I advise you to seek one.

If you can't seek help for whatever reason, you should consider cutting using the water dilution method. You can look up the details online. Basically, as long as you are ready to get well and aren't trying to be "high", you can slowly dilute more and more. Do it very slowly, diluting by 10% per week, maybe? You will need to research to see if anyone has a good program posted somewhere. Every drug is different. Because the afinils have a long half life I would personally recommend small cuts over a longer time. Just experiment.

The best thing you could do is talk to a specialist.

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