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User Reviews for Modafinil

Also known as: Provigil

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ADHD 9 reviews 36 medications
   
9.0
Shift Work Sleep Disorder 13 reviews 2 medications
   
8.9
Fatigue 16 reviews 0 medications
   
8.8
Obstructive Sleep Ap...ypopnea Syndrome 24 reviews 2 medications
   
8.5
Depression 24 reviews 77 medications
   
8.3
Narcolepsy 76 reviews 15 medications
   
7.4
Hypersomnia 6 reviews 26 medications
   
7.2
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome 23 reviews 2 medications
   
7.0
Summary of Modafinil reviews 191 reviews 8.2

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For ADHD: "I was on adderall for 12 years after diagnosed with ADHD. I have always had problems being tired all the time and that helped along with the other sytoms. I have fallen asleep driving etc. I saw a neurologist his recommendation was a sleep specialist and take me off the adderall. My regular doctor weaned me off the adderall and started the modafinl. I started with 100 mg at the end off the adderall then went to 200 mg alone that done nothing she upped it to 400mg and it helped for a few months now it's like I'm taking a sugar pill it does nothing. I can not function or stay awake. Now going for sleep study."

   
7.0

Angela101 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) February 3, 2016

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For Depression: "I think I might be the only person in the world having no beneficial effect on this drug. I took 50 Mg Modalert and I never felt so bad in my life: I was paranoid, anxious, had several serious suicidal thoughs , headache and nausea. I kept feeling bad for the next 24 hours. I feel so disappointed and sad, I was hoping that moda could have helped me"

   
2.0

M855 January 27, 2016

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For Fatigue: "Life back. Fatigue,fibro,myofascial pain,& no rem sleep. I was only out of bed on the average of 6 hrs per day. Stomach pain & nausea bad 2 weeks at 200 mg so cut in half. At 100 mg after 10 days can tolerate. Speech is not as fast as on 200 mg & not quite as active, but up most all of the day. Tired at nite, but still takes awhile to get to sleep. So happy to feel almost normal again!"

   
8.0

Bjcast January 24, 2016

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For Shift Work Sleep Disorder: "I've been working 12 hour night shifts for 23 years. Started feeling excessive daytime sleepiness approximately 10 years ago, which has progressed to the point of fighting to keep my eyes open 24/7. Began taking modafinil 6 months ago and have noticed no difference whatsoever! If anything, it has gotten worse. I fear for my life (and everyone else around me!) every time I'm behind the wheel of my car. Working day shifts or changing jobs is absolutely not an option for me, as I have a special needs child that I need to be home with during the day. Have had every type of lab work known to man, all of which is normal. This zombie life is absolutely ridiculous and really wish someone had a solution!"

   
1.0

Jen K. (taken for 6 months to 1 year) January 10, 2016

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For Fatigue: "I have used Provigil - modifinal for more than 15 years for MS fatigue. It allows me to lead a normal life. Before I started using it I said I would be happy to just sleep for the rest of my life. My insurance paid for it at first, but then stopped. I purchase it by prescription through inernet. "

   
10

Sroryteller January 9, 2016

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For ADHD: "I have ADHD, tried Modafinil 100mg, side effects, stomach upset, lost appetite, can't sleep at all for 2 days. Headache. Made me feel jittery, I felt all over the place couldn't concentrate actually. Also made me feel unsocial and bad mood. The only thing is yes you won't sleep. Gave it a try a few more times, don't like it. Sticking to Adderall, much better for ADHD!!!"

MilashkaNY (taken for less than 1 month) January 4, 2016

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For Shift Work Sleep Disorder: "I first took Modafinil for shift work, but I also took it for fatigue, and depression. It worked great for all those conditions. I'm in my 60's and when I was young Docs gave me real amphetamines to lose weight. Amphetamines are a nightmare compared to Modafinil. Even though they give me the 200 mg tab. I never take 200 mg at once. I always break them in half and take 100 mg at a time. The worst thing is if you take it too late you can't sleep. But you need to sleep with Modafinil and you also need to eat with it. You feel better when you do. I give it a 10."

   
10

Thor283 (taken for 2 to 5 years) December 30, 2015

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For Fatigue: "I'm a 27 year old male and work 80-90 hours/week. I found that I crash after 3-5 hours if I don't prepare my body with proper nutrients before taking a 100mg dose. Eating a solid meal before, and healthy snacking during has given me great results. Wakefulness, alert, no jitters, and no crash. I also have at least 2 cups of coffee throughout the day to keep it consistent. Positive results if you use it correctly."

   
9.0

Nate.B (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 29, 2015

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For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: "It works, it really really works, it is just expensive !"

   
10

NW49ERSFAN1 (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 28, 2015

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Provigil (modafinil) for Narcolepsy: "I have narcolepsy which went undiagnosed for decades. I don't drink coffee and for years self medicated using caffeine tablets and diet sodas. Finally in desperation started looking for answers via the net, had a sleep study and voila, narcolepsy. Tried Ritalin with no effect, then Provigil and for the first time felt normal and productive. Health insurance would not cover and soon I was paying $800.00 a month for meds. To make matters worse, the Provigil soon lost any efficacy. Ultimately my Doc, reluctantly prescribed Adderall and I have been taking 30mg in the AM and 20 more around lunch. This works ok, but still need caffeine."

   
1.0

Carter Carter (taken for 6 months to 1 year) December 9, 2015

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For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: "I have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Pretty much bed ridden. Took 100 mg of Modafinil. Within 5 minutes, had lots of pressure in my head.Very unpleasant. Did absolutely nothing to make me feel better. Instead, felt worse. Extreme pressure in head lasted 90 minutes. Then mild headache rest of the day. Very disappointing."

   
1.0

Michael Westen (taken for less than 1 month) December 6, 2015

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For Depression: "Taking care of 90 year old m in law has put my life in deep dark depression. I was not able to function, my thinking speech and soul were leaving me more each day. Changing her diapers,and watching her sit idle 12 hours a day was more than I could handle. This med has given me patience,focus & my smile back. I am able to take care of her with a better outlook, and take care of my kids & husband again. It's a blessing and it worked for me in 2 days. My fatigue is gone,my mood is brighter the gloom has gone away. I feel like I'm alive where as before I took it, I felt dead inside & had no hope just wanted to stay in bed. I am grateful to have a normal feeling,it's been a miracle for me.need to appeal ins co.as they don't want to pay."

   
10

Minnysmom December 3, 2015

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For Fatigue: "I'm on 200mg. I have MS fatigue and I can't get anything done without it. I love this pill."

   
10

Stephxoxo November 20, 2015

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Provigil (modafinil) for Shift Work Sleep Disorder: "I have been on and off Provigil a couple times over the past few years after being diagnosed with sleep apnea. I first started with 100mg and a CPAP machine. I soon began to feel better but the CPAP did not last because I kept ripping it off in the night. So I ended both. Recently I have gone back on Provigil taking 200mg for shift differential disorder because of the long shifts and my inability to stay awake and falling asleep driving. What a difference. I can stay awake for my 12 hour shift and the 1 hour drive each way to work. I feel if I had not gone back on it I most likely would have wrecked to or from work by now. Only down fall is an occasional upset stomach if I don't eat before or immediately after taking it."

   
9.0

sleepybush (taken for 2 to 5 years) November 13, 2015

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For Hypersomnia: "Horrible! I am dizzy, feel like vomiting, diarrhea, more sleepy than before and super super dizzy, this thing is worrying me alot"

   
1.0

apmcs November 4, 2015

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For Obstructive Sleep Apnea/Hypopnea Syndrome: "I have been taking Modafinil for 2 years now @ 600mg daily. Moderate to severe sleep apnea. I have been trying to sleep for 20 years...I have tried everything, surgery. weight loss Autopap and a cpap. no side effects."

   
10

burlysteak (taken for 2 to 5 years) October 26, 2015

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For Depression: "I have chronic depression and am a survivor of ovarian Ca. After chemotherapy I suffered from severe fatigue that never resolved. My family physician suggested Provigil. This medication literally gave me my life back. At present time my insurance company has discontinued paying for my Provigil. I stopped taking my old antidepressant to start a new one which didn't agree with me. I made a dr. Visit during the 2 days I was off any antidepressant, the dr. documented it and no more Provigil. Its under appeal at the present time but I don't think I am going to win. Beware of what you say!!"

   
10

I'm so low (taken for 2 to 5 years) October 3, 2015

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For Depression: "I can't believe it. It is just like everybody says it is! I never respond to medications this well. After 2 days I feel like a different person. Everything is better! I don't care if this drug took 20 years off my life, it is worth it!"

   
10

TraderAsh September 18, 2015

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Provigil (modafinil) for Narcolepsy: "Sensational medication. Provigil taken alone for my narcolepsy kept me awake and alert when needed yet allowed me to take my short nap(s) through out the day when needed."

   
9.0

InfiniteBravery (taken for 2 to 5 years) September 16, 2015

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For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: "I was a very active, energetic, workaholic before getting CFS. Doing heavy physical labor & paperwork for 30 to 40 hrs at a time was no problem for me. Then it hit. I was devastated. I spent $4000 on tests & went to many Doctors. Finally I was diagnosed CFS. He was doing a clinical trial on Provigil (modafinil) & the early results were so good he wrote me a Rx for it. When I restart taking it after not using for awhile (Insurance Company hassles) I start with a 1/4 tablet (50 mg) for a few days, then 1/2 tab for about a week & 200 mg tablet per day. At times 2 tabs per day give me a slight extra boost. With this I get up to 10-20 % of MY previous energy levels. It's a Blessing."

   
10

EdFoto (taken for 10 years or more) August 29, 2015

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For Fatigue: "I suffer from daytimr sleepiness so I tried Modafinil. I could feel a mental energy, maybe a slight mood increase, but absolutely no relief for my physical fatigue. I gave it a 4 bcause it has some benefits, just not the benefit I needed. It's a mental drug, not a physical drug."

   
4.0

sammy132 August 10, 2015

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For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: "I wish I was having the experience most of you are sharing. I've been on modafinil for a month with NO CHANGE at all. I am so tired all the time, nap every day without fail. I feel useless at work and in life."

   
1.0

TBPCR July 27, 2015

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Provigil (modafinil) for Narcolepsy: "I have taken Provigil for 5 years now (since I was 16) 400 mgs a day, as the lower dosage was ineffective. It has been a Godsend. I really struggled through school, and whilst it didn't help me get top grades, it did wonders for keeping me awake during lessons. I'm awake for around 15 hours a day, with a 2 hour nap in the afternoon and 7 hours sleep at night. The best part is being able to have a sleep pattern, something which beforehand, I could never experience. Without this drug I couldn't never get anything done."

   
9.0

Frogyrock July 27, 2015

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For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: "Most awesome drug. Doc must write excessive daytime sleepiness for insurance to pay. Practically no side effects"

   
10

janeenH (taken for 5 to 10 years) July 19, 2015

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For Obstructive Sleep Apnea/Hypopnea Syndrome: "The first time I took this (prescribed for obstructive sleep apnea) I thought "wow, this is the answer!" I was awake and alert but didn't feel drugged....I felt "on the ball" and I hadn't felt like that in forever. The second time I took it I felt extremely tired. I forced myself out of bed but felt extremely depressed and anxious. I took anther tablet not realizing I was having a negative reaction to this drug. I became so tired I stayed in bed all the next day. I felt disorientated and it was as if everything was in slow motion. I could not get out of bed and was more tired than I had ever been in my life. My heart beat was fast and it felt irregular. I started to have negative thoughts and hallucinations. Not good!!!"

   
1.0

OSA_sleep July 11, 2015

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