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User Reviews for Armodafinil

Also known as: Nuvigil

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ADHD 10 reviews 36 medications
   
9.3
Bipolar Disorder 12 reviews 33 medications
   
8.8
Obstructive Sleep Ap...ypopnea Syndrome 33 reviews 2 medications
   
8.5
Fibromyalgia 9 reviews 20 medications
   
8.4
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome 32 reviews 2 medications
   
7.7
Shift Work Sleep Disorder 24 reviews 2 medications
   
7.2
Depression 14 reviews 79 medications
   
7.2
Narcolepsy 75 reviews 15 medications
   
7.0
Hypersomnia 26 reviews 29 medications
   
6.8
Summary of Armodafinil reviews 235 reviews 7.9

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Nuvigil (armodafinil) for Narcolepsy: "I took 250mg each morning, and my whole personality was brighter, more gregarious, more talkative e, physically more capable."

   
9.0

davetrindle (taken for 1 to 2 years) May 15, 2016

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Nuvigil (armodafinil) for Obstructive Sleep Apnea/Hypopnea Syndrome: "Been on this RX since its release, prior to that Provigil. (I've also had 5 OSA corrective surgical operations that weren't mindblowingly successful for 4+ months of downtime & in-&-out of the hospital with complications for a month.). I take 500 mg/day in 2 doses split by 5 hours, each dose with 20 mg dexadrine. (Plus a 3rd 20 mg dose of dex) To be short, I couldn't have the energy to write this message let alone work or at times even drive. For me its all about the timing of the doses, took me years to find the RIGHT way to take this RX for ME. 250 didn't work, 2 different insurance companies approved 500. Be prepared to fight for approval, don't give up, I got used to hearing no until I followed all insurance steps for complex approval"

   
8.0

crazydude81 (taken for 5 to 10 years) April 30, 2016

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Nuvigil (armodafinil) for Obstructive Sleep Apnea/Hypopnea Syndrome: "Prescribed to help with feeling exhausted due to suspected sleep apnea. Having a sleep test later this month. In the meantime, Doctor felt Nuvigil may be of benefit. The drug had me bouncing off the walls for the first couple of days but I did feel better - alert and with more energy than I'd had in quite some time. I was very pleased but then, disappointingly after day four of being in the drug, I began to experience difficulty swallowing and my lips became numb. My throat then began to close and I was having difficulty breathing. My wife rushed me to the emergency room where I eventually passed out. I was pumped full of Benedryl and Prednizone until my breathing began to return to normal. I felt the drug was working until the reaction."

   
8.0

jayski45 April 27, 2016

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Nuvigil (armodafinil) for Obstructive Sleep Apnea/Hypopnea Syndrome: "I was diagnosed with Sleep Apnea about 5 years ago. I use a bilevel cpap every night. I am a 60 year old male. I have chronic and severe back pain also. Between the sleep apnea and pain meds I was sleeping up to 18 hours a day. After finally getting insurance coverage for Nuvigil 150mg I started it about 5 months ago. I take it everyday. The first day I took it I was up for 20 hours straight and felt better than I had in 15 years. This drug worked great. A couple of days ago something happened. All of a sudden I'm back to spending all day in bed and can't stay awake. I don't know what happened. Hopefully next week when I see my doctor I can find out. I hope I don't need a stronger dose already."

   
9.0

RDSMART April 22, 2016

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For Bipolar Disorder: "I've been on this drug since the US release date, previous to that having to cross the border into Mexico to buy Provigil. Luckily I have no insurance hiccups with Nuvigil besides yearly prior authorizations. I have sleep apnea to which I've had 5 surgeries to correct & am Bipolar 1. I take 2 x 250 mg. tablets daily, spaced by 5 hours--it really helps with the extreme lethargy you get from atypicals & mood stabalizers, I don't think I'd be able to hold a job without it. This is not some miracle Limitless drug for those who seriously need it, its a way to change your life to keep up when all your other meds just slow you down. I was on 1 dose a day & it wore off within 5-6 hours, thus the second dose. $5 copay with coupon on their site."

   
9.0

Bipolar Bob (taken for 5 to 10 years) April 3, 2016

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Nuvigil (armodafinil) for Narcolepsy: "amazinggggggg!!!!!!! packaging needs to seriously be changed though. with narcolepsy, i have horribly low energy in the morning and the last thing i need is to have to spend 10 minutes struggling to get a tablet out. i usually fall asleep again before i'm even able to take it. no side effects so far, fingers crossed."

   
9.0

Poooooooo March 16, 2016

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Nuvigil (armodafinil) for Narcolepsy: "Diagnosed with narcolepsy and had frequent daily cataplexy. Nothing else worked, prior to getting diagnosed, hours and hours of sleep mixed with coffee, energy drinks and abuse of workout stimulants. After adjusting to the jitters and slight nausea, I've never felt better. Every now and then I will need a small nap, but I am sleeping deeper and sleep walking much less. I went from several cataplexy a day to only three in the last month. Those three only happened because I hadn't gotten enough sleep that night. This drug works the best for me when I get more than 6 hours of sleep, ideally 7 or 8 hours though. I am very happy overall, but it is ridiculously expensive if you aren't on an insurance plan, like me (just switched jobs)."

   
9.0

KG414 (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 12, 2016

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Nuvigil (armodafinil) for Narcolepsy: "Originally I tried provigil. Nuvigil wasn't available yet. Loved it at first but as my body adjusted in my ignorance, I got nervous. I stopped. I had to deal with it. About 12 years later I tried again. This time I read more and I asked lots of questions. I am a new person. I am so grateful for nuvigil!! What I've learned (I am not an MD) Start out with a low dose. Half pills are fine. (Do not exceed 250 mg unless dr prescribed). Your body may be adjusting not building tolerance for a year or 2. Take each week at a time Naps still necessary; My naps are only about 30 min instead of 2 hrs but very refreshing Take a day or 2 off every week or 2. Makes a huge difference! Awesome insurance helps a lot! $5 per 30"

   
9.0

Severe narcolepsy w/ cataplexy (taken for 6 months to 1 year) February 4, 2016

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For ADHD: "I was diagnosed with ADD as a child, but my parents never put me on the drugs. At 30 I decided to see how the other half lived. Concerta, Vyvance, Focalin, etc, I've been prescribed them all. Most are pretty effective, but the jitters, nerves, sleeplesness, etc. were rough. I was prescribed Nuvigil because I didn't want the amphetamine base anymore and I had heard about it. Insurance wasn't happy, but it was approved. It is fantastic. My only complaint, and I'm guessing it's pretty rare, is that it makes me sleepy for the 1st week or so until my body adjusts. After that, clarity. No jitters, no moodiness, no sleep issues, nada. The mood elevating effects are nice too. It might not work for many this way but I would be lost without it."

   
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mdss January 14, 2016

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For Hypersomnia: "I was diagnosed with Idiopathic Hypersomnia and was prescribed nuvigil. I started with 150mg. The 1st week was great, I felt like I had my life back and was enjoying it. The 2nd week wasn't as good but was better than what it was before. The 3rd week I was fatigued around 2pm and the 4th week I was back to fatigue all day. The Dr. increased my dosage to 200mg. I've been on that for the past 5 days and I am now back to how I was before. Side effects have been headaches and slight nausea on the 150mg however on 200mg I get extremely nauseous about 12 hours after taking the pill. Waiting for Dr. to call me back."

   
6.0

NJR37 (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 9, 2016

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For Bipolar Disorder: "I started using nuvigil two months ago to help ease the symptoms of depression associated with my bioplar II. Overall this medication has by no means cured me, but it has allowed me to become much more functional when I am depressed. It helps me think a lot clearer, makes me more positive, and most importantly just gives me the motivation to get stuff done when I would otherwise have absolutely zero motivation to do anything. I only take this when I am depressed, as I have found it makes me kind of irritable when I am hypomanic and it just makes it really hard to sleep. The only downside is that I have to live on samples because insurance doesn't cover a penny of it:("

   
8.0

astokely January 3, 2016

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For Hypersomnia: "Diagnosed with Idiopathic Hypersomnia over 10 years ago after a battery of sleep tests in my teenage years. Repeat tests since have yielded repeat results. The mysterious exclusionary diagnosis with little to no research or breakthroughs in so many years is frustrating. Started off taking Provigil to semi-favorable results, but the wakefulness did not last longer than a few hours. When Nuvigil came out, my doctor switched me and it's worked well enough, all things considered. At this point in my diagnosis, I don't remember what it's like to feel truly rested, but referencing days I take Nuvigil to those I don't, I see a marked difference. I take 250mg dosage and it is a definite improvement. Insurance won't cover it though, which sucks."

   
8.0

SleepyAnon December 4, 2015

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Nuvigil (armodafinil) for : "Insomniac, usually controlled my melatonin and amitriptyline unless I accidentally fall asleep after dinner or later, but bf bedtime. If I do that, I'll be awake until the sun starts coming up. So, my sleep doc prescribed this so I would not take that accidental nap after dinner. No side effects, and I can't even drink coffee without getting jittery. All in all, 10/10 for me personally."

   
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NJA (taken for 1 to 2 years) December 2, 2015

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For : "Before starting Nuvigil months ago, I was always too tired to do anything. I would sleep ab average of 12 hrs a night and wake up for a half hour then need a nap. I was on Adderall but was taken off it cause I do have anxiety issues and Dr thought it best to take me off it. I trued Provigil and Modafinil but it did nothing. So my neurologist spoke about Nuvigil. Its great to finally be awake during day. I dont take nuvigil every day cause it does make me not sleep. With MS, I need my rest."

   
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suet15 November 19, 2015

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Nuvigil (armodafinil) for Shift Work Sleep Disorder: "I have Shift Work Disorder and SLE Lupus; this caused a Lupus flare up. "It woke up the monster!" Please have your doctors communicate amongst each other. Nuvigil is a stimulant."

   
8.0

SLYLT37 November 19, 2015

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Nuvigil (armodafinil) for Shift Work Sleep Disorder: "My Neuro prescribed these for the Holy Trinity: MS Fatigue + Uhtoff's Penomenon + Ten Hour Grave Shifts. She suggested Provigil or Nuvigil. And after learning I work 10-hour shifts; went for Nuvigil because it lasts longer. I totally had the "Beginner's High." I was a little manic; but staying up through my shift with only a bit of body tiredness. I have an easier time doing my complex, brain-consuming job (Network Engineer). I can fall asleep on schedule, and stay down for the most part. As the drug has settled in; I'm not manic; but I am more upbeat and responsive. Overall, It's working. I sometimes have yawning fits, but I don't feel sleepy. Costs were reduced to $10/mo through Insurance (UHC) + Teva's Savings Program."

   
8.0

MS Grave (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 19, 2015

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For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: "Pros: turn into a hardworking genius legend in the day time after taking a pill at 7:30am. Turn sociable and enjoy chatting with people for the sake of it. Cons: some suspicious side effects. diarrhea (it's manageable) and very frequent urination. Hunger massively suppressed (you might consider this a good thing), occasional headaches, can make you aggressive when you arent at all normally. If you're a person who has trouble sleeping this will keep you up far later. And also there is a slight psychedelic element to this drug as it peaks, you sometimes get weird feelings and thoughts you know could never happen normally off the drug. It's still less bad for you than cocaine or something so that's how I rationalise it."

   
8.0

sourpuss_ashkenazi (taken for 6 months to 1 year) August 16, 2015

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For ADHD: "I take this with other meds for my ADD and mania. Now my sentences come together and thought processes, I'm not always fighting to stay awake, I can concentrate on single subjects. Waking up in the morning from a night of Antipsychotic medication that knocks you out isn't a problem anymore. Would give it a 10 but it looses efficacy over time - moved from 250 mg. AM dose to 250 mg as soon as I awake and another 125 mg 4 hours later. Otherwise I feel a crash without my 2nd half dose. Find a coupon, this is no cheap drug."

   
9.0

Bipolar Bob (taken for 2 to 5 years) August 16, 2015

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Nuvigil (armodafinil) for Narcolepsy: "I found myself sleeping all day against my will and it was depressing to be so unproductive. After I was accepted to vet school, I knew I needed to figure out why I was so tired all the time. I was diagnosed with narcolepsy without cataplexy. I immediately started Nuvigil in an attempt to get regulated before I started school. About a week in, I experienced anxiety, and a racing heart on a few different days. My symptoms soon subsided, and I found my quality of life drastically improved. I take it in the morning before class, and I was able to stay awake all day with very little problem. I still have good days and bad, but my worst day is still better than my life before it. I am so thankful for my doctor and Nuvigil."

   
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Lindsey Lou August 16, 2015

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For : "Armodafinil is great for getting you awake and focused for the entire day. The side effects for me included nausea, headache, and tiredness (weird, I know). I lowered my dose to 75mg only on days I need it and I have energy all day without the side effects. With this drug more is actually less. Keep your dose low enough to skip the side effects and Armodafinil will help you through challenging work/study days."

   
9.0

Anon E. Moose (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 10, 2015

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For : "This is the first time in 20 years I have responded so well. I have been able to keep up with daily tasks. I have not been able to get my insurance company to pay. I cannot afford the $550.00 cost. Hope to find alternative"

   
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Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) August 9, 2015

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For Fibromyalgia: "Excellent product! I actually take it for MS. It is wonderful to have my "want to" back if only temporarily. Unfortunately Fla Blue will not cover for MS so hoarding is my only option. The result are worth it!"

   
9.0

Jupinac (taken for 2 to 5 years) August 9, 2015

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Nuvigil (armodafinil) for Shift Work Sleep Disorder: "I had been on Modifinil for over a year when I noticed the effects reducing dramatically so my doctor switched me to Armodifinil and almost immediately after taking I felt very hostile and aggressive. I did not feel more refreshed or awake. I tried it for almost a week and the feeling of anger was still there so I quit taking it and am working with my doctors to find another solution."

   
4.0

depotguy26 July 27, 2015

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Nuvigil (armodafinil) for Narcolepsy: "After being diagnosed at age 35, with narcolepsy and REM sleep behavior disorder my ENT put me on Nuvigil 150mg to help me stay awake during the day. I'll tell you what, it didn't do a darn thing. My kids actually said they thought it made me more tired. He then bumped it up to 250mg and I'd say it helped for an hour or so. It gave me horrible headaches, lock jaw and teeth grinding, pretty much no appetite, but the worst part of all had to be how bad it ALWAYS made my stomach hurt and how I felt like I was going to throw up most of the time. It definitely didn't help me and I'd still find myself falling asleep and needing a few naps each day. I also ended up losing 7 lbs in 3 weeks, which wasn't good for me since I'm already very thin."

   
2.0

Elle Sleepy (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 7, 2015

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Nuvigil (armodafinil) for : "This medicine is as effective as Provigil or Modafanil but side effect of loose stool and diarrhea is not tolerable but Medicare leaves me no other option.I do not understand because all 3 drugs priced similar amount.Running to washroom constantly is this drugs worst side effect.My bodies G.I. tract is still not adjusting at 3 weeks."

   
3.0

Mr. Rand (taken for less than 1 month) June 26, 2015

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