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Narcolepsy is a chronic neurological disorder caused by the brain's inability to regulate sleep-wake cycles normally.[1] People with narcolepsy often experience disturbed nocturnal sleep and an abnormal daytime sleep pattern, which often is confused with insomnia. Narcoleptics, when falling asleep, generally experience the REM stage of sleep within 5 minutes, while most people do not experience REM sleep until an hour or so later.[2] Another one of the many problems that some narcoleptics exp...

I have narcolepsy and have been on 20mg of Methylin (generic Ritalin) 3 times a day for some time now. I didn't seem as effective as it was at first, so I did some research and asked my Dr about the amphetamine class of meds. He prescribed Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine). I was awake but now motivated to actually do anything. I needed a nap everyday. I asked to go back on the Ritalin. He agreed but seemed surprised that Methylin worked better for me than dextroamphetamine. Shortly after that I asked for my dose to be increased. Remember, I'm on 20mg 3 times a day. I asked to increase it to 4 times a day (just in the office - I didn't have an appointment at the time. Am I going to have a really difficult time finding a Dr that will make this increase? I've read there are na... ...

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Drugs for narcolepsy

I am wondering about trying Vyvance to treat narcolepsy. I currently take dextrostat 30 mg 3 times a day and since it is now generic dextrostat, it is absolutely not effective at all. Can I have feedback either on Vyvanse or any other drugs that you have found to be effective. Thank you and I look forward to your replies ## my brother in law's brother has had this problem for years and believe it or not he takes ritilin(I hope spelled right has helped him (no problems or side effects. Hope thie helps you. ## Hi, I have been taking Vivance 70 mg for about 3 months now because I have been diagnosed with a mild case of narcolepsy. It helps tremendously with my energy level/staying awake during the day, which is most important since I lived in fear of running into a car or off the road ... ...

Updated in DextroStat
cataplexy/ narcolepsy

I've been on Xyrem for 1 week so far to try and help my symptoms from the above illnesses. Anyone share any good news? ## Well, on week is not long enough to see the full results, yet, from this medication. Hopefully someone with experience using this will post more information for you! ## Hey there I have been using xyrem for nearly 2 years now and the results are amazing. I am fully refresed and awake now when I wake up and I am currently studying at sixth form which I could of never done before. It has changed my life complety I have second chance at life I still have an odd nap now and again after been at school all day. There is some side affects but not the many sometimes u may find that u pee the bed but just dont drink loads before you go to bed. I dnt get any hallcunations ... ...

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Dexadrime for narcolepsy

This was prescribed for narcolepsy, and I'm looking for more details. ## I have just been prescribed m-amphet 30 XR capsules made by Prasco. I had been trying to get the Shire name brand but my insurance company couldn't decide whether they would give it to me. Finally decided on Prasco. Took yesterday for 1st time and think they might work. Time will tell and I will post. I take for narcolepsy secondary to opiate usage. I am on a morphine infusion pump with flow of about 30mg continuous/day. Without these pills I do not function or wake up. I will definitely update. Took one 50 minutes ago and can feel myself waking up. Good morning and hopefully good day! ## I hope you have good results with that combo of meds! All I get now is adipex. ## Stimulants are used to treat condition... ...

Updated in Dexedrine
dextroamphetamine for narcolepsy

used for 10 years for narcolepsy ## I have been useing dextroamphetamine 5mg tablets for 4 years for narcolepsy. I also use methadone for pain. Is this a bad together. ## I am taking 5mg Percocet (4 a day) and I asked my doc if there's any research that shows that may cause negative side effects. I was assured that the med mixed would cause no harm to my body. I also asked will this cause any damage to my liver or any other organs once again I was told no there will be no problems. I'm not a doc and I can only take the advice of the professional in that field. Hope it helps you feel better! ## I have been on stimulants since 1994. In 1997, I upgraded from Novartis Ritalin 20mg x 3 per day, to brand name Dexedrine Spansule (Smith Kline Beecham/later Glaxo Smith Kline) 15mg plus b... ...

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dr. who prescribes meds for Narcolepsy in northern Wiscon

I live in northern Wisconsin, moved here 3 yrs ago from Milwaukee and need a competent neurologist to help me with my Narcolepsy. I have been on adderral for 10+ yrs and now it doesn't seem to be working. I've changed health care providers and my new PCP referred me to a neurologist who makes me feel like a drug addict. I just need to try another medication not increase my current dosage. Help ...

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Wisconsin/Minnesota/Illinois Doctor who prescribes Adderall for narcolepsy

I have had adult onset narcolepsy/EDS (excessive daytime sleepiness) for 2 years and have tried almost all anti-depressants to try to alleviate the problem. I recently completed a sleep study and they found no sleeping disorders, so everything points to narcolepsy. My psychiatrist has been extremely unhelpful so it's time to find a new doctor. I live in northern Wisconsin but am willing to travel anywhere in the midwest to get real help. Please help if you can, need an effective neurologist or psychiatrist. ## Hello, Charley! How are you? I am very sorry about the problem that you're having. If you need such a medication, then you'll need to see a doctor that is near you and you'll have to use a pharmacy that is also nearby. Since Adderall is a controlled substance that ... ...

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Narcolepsy is a chronic neurological disorder caused by the brain's inability to regulate sleep-wake cycles normally.[1] People with narcolepsy often experience disturbed nocturnal sleep and an abnormal daytime sleep pattern, which often is confused with insomnia. Narcoleptics, when falling asleep, generally experience the REM stage of sleep within 5 minutes, while most people do not experience REM sleep until an hour or so later.[2] Another one of the many problems that some narcoleptics exp...
Plavix and Vyvanse

I have Narcolepsy and have been taking various drugs (e.g. Adderall, Dexotrine, Vyvanse) for the condition for the past 8 years. I recently had stints inserted into two arteries (one was almost completely closed). My wife feels that I should not take any stimulant medications since being diagnosed with artery problems. She is also convenienced that stimulant drugs cause me to be quick to anger and also increase intensity of anger. Please advise. ## The PLUTO-Diabetes study revealed substantial differences in the platelet-related effects of 1-month treatment with clopidogrel and ASA combination versus ASA alone in diabetic patients. Indeed, addition of clopidogrel to ASA significantly decreases various measures of platelet activity after 30 days of treatment. Importantly, this study prov... ...

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white oval pill C 215

for narcolepsy ## White oval pill c on one side and 215 on other ## Yes, this is a 150mg Nuvigil tablet, which is used to treat conditions such as Nacolepsy, Jet Lag and depression. It may cause side effects, such as headache, nausea, insomnia and dizziness. Learn more Nuvigil details here. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Adderall works more effectivly but is also higher risk of abuse. ...

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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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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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Nuvigil / Methadone

My husband has Narcolepsy and has started taking Nuvigil. He has been on Methadone for almost two months now.H e complains that he feels bad by evening time. Is it one of the drugs or mixing them? He also takes Vivactil and Ritalin. He feels jittery, tired and nausated. Please help. ## Speaking from personal experience... Ritalin and Provigil didn't mix for me. Granted that was Provigil. I've recently started Nuvigil, and can not tell if I am having holiday anxiety or a reaction to my Nuvigil. My feeling is slight pressurized headache, tightness in chest, mild vision blur, very pressurized feeling in chest and sides of throat and anxiety. Checked my BP and is 180/80. Norm for me is around 130/85 w/bistolic. He may want to monitor his BP if he's feeling tired and nauseous ## ... ...

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For ADD, ADHD, Restless behavior, Narcolepsy, and maybe more conditions. ## What are the side affects of Dexidren ## Please see the drug information page: Dexedrine Common Dexedrine Side Effects Mild stomach upset, weight loss, decreased appetite/loss of appetite, headache, or nervousness, restlessness, or difficulty sleeping. None of the above common side effects require immediate attention. If you experience them for a few days, talk to your physician about more advice. Do not try to treat them on your own. ...

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Suboxone generic N8 with arrow on back

I have narcolepsy and was taking Suboxone strips. I got tons of energy but my insurance stoped covering them and switched me to this generic white pill with N8 on it and an arrow on the back. It gives me no energy ??? ## Has it been prescribed for this use? That's not something it is normally used for, since its possible side effects can include nausea, dizziness, and drowsiness, according to FDA reports. It also carries the risk of being habit forming. Are you on any other medications? Did your doctor ever have you try an amphetamine, such as Adderall? ## Hi can you tell me what kind of pharmacy gave you that kind because I get suboxone and I’d like to get that kind filled and try them plz and thanks ...

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Adderall on backorder

I take generic Adderall 20 mg for narcolepsy and there is not one local pharmacy that has it in stock. I have never had this problem before. The pharmacies are saying that it's on backorder from the manufacturer. Is anyone else having problems getting their scripts filled? ## I live in Southern NH. I can't find a pharmacy anywhere around here that can get Adderall in any dose from Teva and Barr Pharmaceuticals. My psychiatrist was apparently completely unaware of this situation when he wrote the prescription earlier today, 10/18/2011. I run out in 4 days but am on a very low dose (5mg twice a day) so I may be able to wean off of it safely by cutting back to 5mg once a day, then nothing. I wonder how many people taking higher doses are goint to have major problems with withdrawal... ...

Updated in Adderall
What Is Vivan

My Granddaughter was prescribed Vivan for narcolepsy. what is Vivan? what are side-effects? is it safe to take everyday? ## Hi Nonna, I couldn't find any information on "Vivan", are you referring to the drug Vyvanse? If so, this medication is used to treat ADHD and Narcolepsy. It contains the active ingredient Lisdexamfetamine and may cause the following side effects: nausea, headache, insomnia and anorexia. Vyvanse comes in several dosages ranging from 20-70mg and are usually labeled to be taken once daily. Learn More: Vyvanse Details If you have any more questions or concerns, post back and I'll be happy to help you. ## Wanted to if vyvanse is supposed to have you sleepy or keep you up?? ...

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adderall ft lauderdale

Presently, I don't have a doctor. I have narcolepsy (its prescribed for this) I've had it prescribed in the past, but not from a doc in this area ## Hello, Daniel! How are you? For narcolepsy, you'll most likely have to see a neurologist for ongoing treatment and prescriptions. Learn more Adderall details here. This is a stimulant medication that is often abused and can be habit forming, new regulations have also been put in place to control what a general practitioner can prescribe/treat. You don't currently have any doctor, at all? It would most likely be best to set yourself up with a GP, first, then have them refer you elsewhere. They may prescribe for a short period, until your comfortably ensconced elsewhere. Does anyone know of a good doctor in that area? ...

Updated in Adderall
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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