I was approved for Aderrall, but learned it was a narcotic. After more research, I see that it is basically pharmaceutical grade amphetamine. A friend suggested Nuvigil, but didn't know if it was a narcotic. I know people on Aderrall and some of them act just like meth heads. One friend went from 195 pounds to 150 in under six months. He's six foot five inches and looks like, well, a meth head. I'm trying to avoid medicine like that. I suffer from narcolepsy and it has gotten worse. Any help about Nuvigl would be greatly appreciated. Thank You.
17 Jun 2012
Nuvigil is classed as a narcotic however Adderrall is a schedule 2 narcotic, which is on the level of morphine, dilaudid etc. Nuvigil is a schedule 4, on a level with ativan and xanax. It does not carry as many side effects nor does it have weight loss as one. With narcolepsy, you require a stimulant to be able to function right and you have to weigh the benefits with the side effects, and Nuvigil is worth a try. Your friend could be on too much adderall or he just doesn't respond well to it. His situation with medications doesn't have to be yours. Why don't you look up Nuvigil side effects and see if you can live with them? Here's a web site for you on it. Keep in mind that you may not have any of the side effects and it might return your life to normal. http://www.drugs.com/sfx/nuvigil-side-effects.html
18 Jun 2012
I have taken Nuvigil for hypersomnia. It did not make me lose weight and did not speed me up like an amphetamine. It is a slow release formula so is gradually dispersed in the blood stream throughout the day and I found it to work very well. My insurance company decded after I had taken for a year that they would no longer pay so I had to switch to Provigil, similar to Nuvigil though without the time release. I liked the Nuvigil much better.
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