Narcolepsy

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Narcolepsy Overview

Narcolepsy is a long-term neurological disorder that involves a decreased ability to regulate sleep-wake cycles.[1] Symptoms include periods of excessive daytime sleepiness that usually last from seconds to minutes and may occur at any time.[1] About 70% of those affected also experience episodes of sudden loss of muscle strength, known as cataplexy.[1] These experiences can be brought on by strong emotions.[1] Less commonly, the...

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modafinil / provigil

Looking for the cost of this drug and is covered under your drug card plan. ## My insurance is ignoring my doctors prescribing pro vigil then modafinil (generic) for 1 in am and 1 at afternoon if needed! I had 2 refills for 2 months, and only refilled for 30 pills, instead of 60 as prescribed! I asked pharmacy how much the 30 pills they denied me would cost if I would pay since I had a month before I had an appointment with my psychiatrist. I was told it would be $875.00 for those would cost me out of pocket! I was shocked, because these helped me for the last 2 years! I am 80 yrs. old! My thinking is so much sharper with pill, and other antidepressants always made me sleep especially during the day! I would appreciate an answer or response! Thank you for your help! ## Kimberly, I am so...

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Taking expired Provigil

I have a lot of Provigil left from 9 years ago... It was prescribed for the fatigue & sleepiness of fibromyalgia. Is it likely to be still effective after 9 yrs? Is it too old to take?

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Provigil - modafinil

The dosage for this medicine varies from how much low to what? Thank you so much in advance for your time and assistance. {edited for privacy} ## Pamela, Provigil tablets exist in 100 mg and 200 mg dosages. For more information about this drug you can read the page on Provigil. Hope I was able to answer your question. Abe ## I have chronic fatigue, because I have auto-immune disorder, and many illness so that I have chronic pain. I was seeing a Physchiatrist who prescribed Provigil-my insurance denied it but I was able to get by with coupons, now he has moved, my current pain physician gave me a prescription for it but again ins would not precert, way to expensive for me as I am on disability. My family Dr. gives me Ritilin, but it's no good. I am tired all the time, mind mind can...

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taking 500mg of Nuvigil

An addiction built up in me at a prescribed dose of 500Mg, My body developed a need for more than this 500mg at this point. lots of ups and downs. can barely function or work. I need it cause otherwise I will fall asleep driving during the daytime, and staying awake in general during the day. i have Obstructive sleep apnea and insomnia. If you have to take this drug do not take more than the recommended dose of 250 Mg. Otherwise eventually you will be sorry you did, like me. It sucks. ## I'm sorry to hear that, and I know this post is 5 months old, but I hope you're doing better.. Peace ## I started taking Nuvigil for treatment resistant depression 2 years ago - saved my life. Have been taking 3 of 250mg tablets for almost 2 years with excellent results and no side effects. Curr...

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Nuvigil for treatment resistant depression

Nuvigil (armodafinil) saved my life. I've had treatment resistant major depression for over 20 years. Tried so many anti-depressants - most don't help, or only work temporarily. Side effects of others are intolerable. Numerous rounds of ECT haven't fixed the problem. I even tried TMS, which is not covered by insurance - didn't work. A year ago my doctor prescribed Nuvigil and it's given me my life back. Not enough hours in the day to do all the things I actually enjoy. Also able to feel contentment and peace of mind. Unfortunately, I've had to continuously increase the amount to keep it working and now I'm at a very high dose and my doctor won't let me go any higher. I can't find anyone else in the medical field aware of what Nuvigil can do for my typ...

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Nuvigil dependence

Does anyone else suffer from Nuvigil addiction? I suffer from depression and my Dr put me on this in 2012. I was fine and didn't abuse it for several years, but for the past 2 years I have. It is a schedule IV drug and most people have never heard of addiction to it. It gives me dopamine. ## Hello MB20628, According to the FDA it is known that Nuvigil is addictive and is fairly commonly seen in people who use the drug for longer than 3 months. What kind of information are you looking to get on the withdrawal symptoms of this drug? Are there any in particular that you are experiencing strongly? ## I need to get help with this problem. I just don't have confindence in rehab facilities because I think it is just me. Everybody else seems to handle it fine.

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Getting prescribed Nuvigil or Provigil

Ive been working over night for a year now and I am in serious need of nuvigil or provigil. I am having trouble getting a hold of this medication. My doctor said he didnt believe in the drug so I no longer see him cuz I have a prroblem and he wouldnt help it. What type of physician should I talk to that knows about this stuff cuz mydoctor had no clue what he was talking about. ## Armodafinil is used to treat excessive sleepiness caused by narcolepsy (a condition that causes excessive daytime sleepiness). Based on the description of this medication, I can see why your doctor doesn't believe in it. The underlying cause of the narcolepsy (sleepiness) is what really matters here, and not just treating the symptoms of it. I guess you have to ask yourself if there's really any aspects...

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Provigil & pregnancy/nursing

I'm wondering if anyone else out there took this drug during pregnancy or breastfeeding and what their experience was. I know anecdotal evidence is not scientific proof of anything, but studying pregnant women is not ethical. I noticed they just started a provigil pregnancy registry to track women who choose to stay on it while pregnant but I'm guessing it will be some time until we hear any results from that. I chose to stay on it during my pregnancy because I had to work and drive safely. I lowered my dose to the lowest amount I can function on. My son was born completely healthy, very social, happy, no health issues. However, in order to breastfeed, I was switched to ritalin since there is more information available about it and breastfeeding. I hate it... it barely works (I ...

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Excessive daytime sleepiness

Is metodate as effective as adderal for Narcolepsy? ## Hello. Marc! How are you? Yes, though it may not be as effective for you, since it can vary from person to person. This medication also carries the risk of being habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, insomnia, anorexia and weight loss. Are there any other questions or concerns? ## I used Xyrem. You take it at night and wake up refreshed. ## Anyone take amitriptyline for sleep? I’m on 75-150 mg a night for insomnia, but usually take 150 mg. While it definitely helps with my sleep I’ve been wondering here lately if it could be related to my excessive daytime sleepiness. I’m on and off napping all day everyday. It’s so hard to keep my eyes open, I’m so unmotivated a...

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My Modafinil prescription is not affordable and now I have to detox from it

I had been ordering Modafinil with the permission of my Psychiatrist for 5 years with no problem from 3 different overseas pharmacies. Last week I got a letter from U.S. Customs telling me they seized the most recent package, and I would be fined and federally prosecuted if I was caught doing it again. Now I have to go off of it. I have two weeks left. I heard the detox is terrible but my doctor said to just stop it. I have no choice. I have no where to get it. So I am advising one thing and asking one question: Please don't think you can't get caught buying drugs overseas! Be careful and think it through. I was lucky with just a warning! My question is has anyone ever detoxed off of 200 mgs. Modafinil twice a day, and what was it like? ## Nobody thinks they're going to get ...

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