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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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Does this work for you?

I really can't tell if Provigil helps me or not. I take it to help me stay awake due to tiredness associated with MS. Does anyone else take this and do you feel like it really helps you? ## He Debbi: For me it really does make a difference. I type at work and kept getting tired spells and falling asleep at the computer. I would fall asleep, start dreaming and wake up and this would go on repeatedly and I had to recheck my work so much that I was not getting enough done. Provigil has really helped in that department. I rarely have that problem. I have been off the Provigil a couple of times and take 1/2 a caffeine pill (even though I'm drinking coffee, doesn't help) but when I do this I have to wait for the pill to work, where as if I take Provigil it works as a preventive ag...

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Doctors who prescribe provigil in ny

Does anyone know of a Doctor or Soecialist that will prescribe provigil in the NY area? I’ve been on it before and adderall off and on for over ten years. I don’t know who to ask? Also if you know anyone that also writes scripts for phentermine (adipex) that would help with the 30lbs I gained from being on prednisone for a year Thanks!

Provigil and pain management drug tests

Will provigil show up in a drug test? I am on hydrocodone 10mg 3x a day. I am currently seeing a pain management Dr and need to know how long provigil stays in your system or if they test for it at all? ## Will provigil show in urine sample at pain clinic? Took a few from my mom. My appointment is tomorrow and I'm concerned? ## I have taken provigil and only should be taking norco 4x a day and oxymorphone 2x a day and gabapentin at night. I am asking will the provigil show up in my urine test? ## Hi, I have been taking Provigil for years and it has never showed up on any of my urine drug test in pain management...

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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? ## You can learn a lot of medication expiration dates on this FDA page. Generally, medications start to lose efficacy once expired, due to exposure to the substances that cause degradation, such as heat, light, and moisture. Thus, after 9 years, they are most likely no longer effective and it would be best to dispose of them properly. Is there anything else I can help with?

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Provigil - Modafinil Dosage

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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Provigil (modafinil) for Cough?

Is this used for treating a cough from leukemia? ## You can see the page on Provigil for more information about this medicine... ## I personally tried this drug and I feel no doping effect after taking it. On the contrary, I felt energized and more focused. This is in contradiction with the World Anti-Doping Agency which prohibits the use of Modafinil. Actually, FDA approved the use and intake of Modafinil as a drug that enhances wakefulness, mental energy and focus. ## I have recently been given a generic brand of provigil that is football shaped and has 200 MG on one side and APO on the other. The label has APTX2 as the manufacturer. I have been taking modafinil for quite a few years for chronic fatigue and hyposomnia. This brand is not even close to being worth taking. I'm curiou...

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Provigil Free 7 Day Trial

I have a hard time staying awake ## I need help I could sleep all day always tired I'm also bypollar depression mood swings ADD ## This site does not provide any prescription medications, it is an information only website. Learn more Provigil details here. And on that note, even the 7 day free trial of this medication that the manufacturer offers requires a doctor's prescription to be obtained from a pharmacy. Have you been diagnosed by a doctor? Do you have a prescription for the medication in question? ## Provigil was use during body Vietnam war it has it drawbacks like really keep i awake days L

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Chronic fatigue and chronic pain

I have degenerative arthritis throughout my body. Latest MRI, yesterday. I've had four spinal fusion surgeries starting at the bottom of my spine. I'm scheduled for neck injection next week. I'm 69 years old and my only income is Social Security. I stay so very tired/exhausted all the time with no idea what to do. My pain clinic doctor gave me a prescription for Nuvigi, but my insurance denied it, and my doc said they would also deny Provigil. I have taken a short course of each of these several years ago, and they helped. If anyone has any suggestions for anything that does not require a prescription, I would really appreciate hearing about it. No pity party here, just want to live the life I have left. Thank you. ## Hello, Mimi! How are you? I'm very sorry about the pr...

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Provigil and blood pressure

I have noticed that taking 100mg of Provigil raises my blood pressure. Anyone else have these same issues? Will it go away over time? ## That is normal, when you take a stimulant, such as this. The FDA does lists it as a common side effect and no, it most likely won't go away, it may actually worsen with time, which is why these medications are not usually prescribed for people with existing high blood pressure. Other side effects may include nausea, dizziness, insomnia, and anorexia. How high has your blood pressure been? You might need to switch to a different medication.

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drug to help fatigue ## I have Lupus and rhuematoid arthritis and suffer from chronic fatigue and pain. I am going to my pain management doctor tomorrow morning and I want to see if he will perscribe me something for fatigue,what do you recommend? I take Adderall but that's for my ADHD and I have been on it for 30 year's and it does nothing for fatigue. Should I ask for generic provigil? And can he perscribe this medicine? Thank you so much. ## Hello, Sarah! How are you? It isn't likely that your doctor will prescribe both, most likely it will be one or the other, the Adderall, or Provigil, since they are both in the same medication class. The FDA warns that these medications carry the risk of being habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, weight ...

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Discount Card for Provigil

Nuvugil, Provigil's "cousin gave me a year long discount card so with my insurance it would cost no more than $15 a month. BUT Nuvigil gave me whopping headaches where as Provilgil did not. Can you imagine my surprise to find my 20% of total was WAY over $100.00!!!!!!!!!!! Can I get a discount card for Nuvugil? ## It seems that they have an assistance program for low-income individuals that don't have prescription coverage. You can call them for more information at 877-237-4881 Learn more Provigil details here. You can reach the call center from 9am to 8pm EST. Can you post back and let me know if you have any luck? ## My doctor gave me a prescription for provigil, 200 mgs, 30 per month. I found the cheapest store to be a supply store with wheel chairs, etc. So i presented t...

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provigil cost is unfair

I'm on medicare, and my last prescription of Provigil cost $816 for a 30 day supply. I am a recovering liver transplant patient and had suffered from daytime sleepiness from Obstructive sleep apnea and Primary Biliary Cirrhosis. Provigil is prescribed specifically FOR these conditions, but I encounter resistance each time I request a refill. Without this medication, I am literally unable to arise in the morning and participate in a normal day, such as operating a vehicle. In prescribing the medication, my sleep medicine doctor states specifically what conditions I have that require its use. I am currently seeking organizations to which I can apply for help with the cost, and have had no success. The only site I've found for assistance is restricted to patients with no insurance....

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my results with provigil

i have been taking provigil for more than 5 years to stay awake with great results through a can phar with pills form india for a very low cost. i have recenyly lost contact with them. does anyone have any information on a similar source? i am still trying to contact this co. thanks, curt ## NUVIGIL is another one can get it in the US

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l-thyroxine hashimotos

I have had narcolepsy for 15 years and its well controlled with provigil. October of 2014 after 2 1/2 months of different tests I was diagnosed with hashimotos with a 2.2 cm nodule. I have been taking 25mcg of l-thyroxine. I felt real good about 6 weeks after starting it but after being on it about 3 months symptoms started coming back. I never lost the symptom of being cold. I am so tired of being cold. The lack of energy and my legs feel heavy my voice is froggy and sometimes I feel dull pain in my neck. Just switched doctors a couple days ago. New Dr said if l-thyroxine dose isn't right it can cause being cold or hot. I'm waiting for blood work to come back. He is also checking my t3, my old Dr refused to. She said tsh .738(.350-3.74) and free t4 1.14(.76-1.46) were great num...

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Free 7 Day Coupon Trial Provigil

I have been taking Provigil for 2 yrs and I have lost my health insurance. Not sure what I'm going to do. The cost without insurance is crazy ## There is an assistance program provided by the manufacturer, Cephalon, for those who need this medication but don't have insurance. You can call them for more information on applying at 877-237-4881, the call center is available from 9am to 8pm EST. Learn more Provigil details here. These programs actually do work and help people, I receive a very important medication through one directly from a manufacturer myself. Can you please post back and let me know if you have any luck? ## I would like to try provigil because Vyvanse is not covered by my Medicaid card. ## Looking for free 7 day sample of Provigil, I have a prescription ## Hi how...

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provigil half life

Hi. I have narcolepsy, chronic pain, and several disabilities from a severe accident a few years ago. I've taken Adderall (30 MG 2x day) for the past 3 years. Prior to that I took 200 MG of Provigil daily, but it's cost was over $800/month, and neither insurance nor medicare would cover it. My former sleep specialist switched me to Adderall with good results. I had to change doctors last December, and the new Dr. at the University of Iowa took me off all of my meds pending new sleep studies (I've had 3 in the past 5 years), pain clinic (also had that 3X in 5 years), seeing a neurologist, etc. We're talking 3 months for these tests and I'm currently sleeping 18 hours a day, and I'm in so much pain from lack of my other meds that I wouldn't care to be on my fee...

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Modafinil (Provigil) has helped me

I have been using Modafinil (provigil) for a little over a year now, I work a night shift and it's hard for me to adjust back to the living world on my days off until a buddy told me about modafinil. It has really changed my life, I am no longer a Zombie on my days off and it really keeps me focused on the many projects I work on on my days off. How has your experience been with this medication? ## Hello, Wizarddrm! How are you? I'm glad that this medication is working so well for you. Many people have found it effective at helping with shift work sleep disorder. It carries the risk of being habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, irritability and insomnia. Can anyone chime in with experiences taking it?

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ua came back positivef for thc and i dont smoke

Provigil/modafinil/imitrex/sumatriptan do any of these show up as thc on ua ## No, those haven't been known to cause false positives for THC. Learn more drug test details here. Have you taken anything else, even over the counter products? ## Did u find out anything on ur ua? I'm wondering cause I've been taking provigil and had a test come back messed up. ## I take Xanax, Flonase and narco. I recently had a drug test on site at my place of employment and tested positive for THC, what would cause this?

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Provigil/Payment help

Having a hard time getting my insurance company to pay for my Provigil; United Healthcare, Medco. They say I can pay for it but that is full price ast several hundred dollars per month. Any suggestions? I had not success with Nuvigil. ## Hi David, Insurance companies can sure be a pain! Have you considered looking for various prescription coupons for this drug? It may be worth while to give it a try in the meantime. One webpage I came across has a coupon that you can print out and give to your pharmacy for a generous discount on any prescription that is over $4.00. There seems to be a number of sites that offer these types of coupons and many users on the forums here have declared their valid legitimacy. Here is one which this site offers: RX Discount Card Please post back if it does or...

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