Provigil worked very well with no side effects. I was on Provigil for 10 years. I have tried nuvigal with numerous side effects. I tried Aderall and experienced the worst nights of my life. Is there any program that would allow me to obtain Provigil pro bono, or a scholarship. I am profoundly deaf and narcolepsy and cataplexy affect my functioning severely. I often have to take 3-4 long naps a day and still sleep through the night. I have pleaded my case with insurance and they will not give in. It doesn't seem right to deny me what actually helps me.