I feel kinda numb, hasnt made me to alert, I took it about an hour and a half ago for the cost i was expecting more to happen
18 Aug 2009
hey, check this, I was told that "no', it doesn't have to build up like an SSRI (Provigil IS wicked expensive like $13 w/out insurance, AND, it's an SNRI), so it acts on different chems, but, yeah, you'll be feeling something by now as it might take a couple days... Here is my story with it, maybe it'll help.
Day one, I took half of one and fell asleep in the movie theatre. Later I ran to the car and got my blood going and took the other half, another 100mg. I fell asleep again. WTF?! is what I was thinking.
Then, day 2, I got weary, tired, and eventually fell asleep.
Day 3, it started keeping my alert and stuff, but it felt weird, like I got those nasty side effects like headache, a feeling like my head was shrunken, and so on, and by day 4, I re-visited the doc who prescribed it since he just wanted to see how it would work on me, and I was like, hey, I'm not paying for it ($340/Rx!!! ), plus it sucks, AND THEN later that day, I was visiting my councellor, with my dad, and I was pretty much high, like tripping without any visuals. It was strange as all get-out. Now, fortunately, I had only bought 6 pills for $75, have 2 left, will flush or keep em, and my doc put me on adderall 20mg 1.5x /day. So, Provigil is "weird", and will affect you in different ways. I DO believe it works, and IF you can tolerate the weird side-effects, you'll be very focused, and probably even kinda like Provigil in some ways. But if you get any trippy side effects, then you might wanna try to use good ole amphetamine-salt (adderall, that is).
Or, now there is Nuvigal. Go to the website and print out the forms for patient assistance and you can get it for free or low-cost, because the drug company is promoting it. HURRY! They will prolly do the same as what they did with Provigil and dicontinue coupons, etc soon!
30 Dec 2009
I have been taking provigal for 3 years.first 100 millagrams for 2 years then 200 for this last year. this is the only way I can funtcion on a daily basis.I have many illness.it works for exactly 8 hrs.Now my insurance company wants to put me on nugival.I,ll give it a try. alittle nervous.Not sure what to except from this.
13 Jan 2011
I started Provigil around the 16th of December. My first week i was miserable. I had headache, nausea, vomiting, and dizziness. My doctor tried 100mg the first day and it made it feel like my brain was going to explode. So we put me on 50mg twice a day for 3days and then back 100mg twice a day. I also take Zofran an anti Nausea to keep the Provigil from making me sick. I feel better now during the day but I wake up more during the night. Overall tho i am happier, more awake, and can pay attention. I take Provigil for Over sleep due to Severe Major Depressive Disorder... he may also be thinking that i am in the beginning stages of Narcolepsy. :D
4 Aug 2011
I've been taking Provigil, on and off, and only 3 or 4 times a week for 7 years. I never used to take it daily, and I used to get 2 a day. As for what I felt after taking it, I felt Nothing. Usually it helped me stay awake, but sometimes not. For the last year the cheapo insurance co. only let's me have 1 pill a day.
I take Provigil to help me stay awake and function because I have pretty bad insomnia and the typical sleeping pills, Ambien, Lunesta etc. don't work on me. I also have Major depressive disorder and GAD. Someone said Provigil gave them excess anxiety, or jumpiness, and yes that has happened to me too. But it doesn't happen often. Due to lack of sleep I have taken Provigil almost everyday for the past 2 months. Even if it was just 100 mg, I took it. Today it ran out and I am noticing my depression is worse. I have heard some people use Provigil for depression but I didn't think it did anything for me. I am now wondering if to get the Anti depressant effects I would have had to take it daily whether I needed it to stay awake or not. Can this be true? Has anyone else noticed a return of their depression after quitting Provigil?
If Provigil can really help my depression that's great because almost nothing else does.
- Provigil Information for Consumers
- Provigil Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Provigil (detailed)
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