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Has Anyone Taken Both Provigil and Nuvigil?

Can you compare and contrast them for me? I want to try Nuvigil, but I'd like to hear how it stacks up against Provigil before I ask for it.

Has anyone successfully withdrawled from cymbalta? I'm not sure this pain will be worth it!!?

I have been taking cymbalta for over 5 years. I am horrified to have found out about how common "withdrawling" from cymbalta is, and the "truth" about the side effects of this medicine. I have never been addicted to anything in my whole life, so for me to try to eliminate this... read more

Diagnosed depression, might have chronic fatigue, why does prednisone help?

May have chronic fatigue, but diagnosed depression, only med that helped, prednisone? Still unsure what my true condition\illness is. Started with chronic sinus infections (I had surgery for this but it may have caused another issue ENS, still have sinus infections but deeper)/ headach's every... read more

Can I quit Effexor and start Cymbalta tomorrow, not sure what to do?

I have fibro,chronic fatigue,R.A and other fun stuff too!I have been taken effexor 150 for pain and depression.I just got the cymbalta and i need to know if I can quit the effexor and start cymbalta 2mrrow. I take a lot of meds-doc says its that or misery,rest of my life.The effexor was great at... read more

(CFS) - is there a legal amphetamine to treat chronic fatigue. All I want?

... to do is sleep. I cant take this anymore. I have no life. I can stay up for about 4-6 hours then I cant seem to fight the fatigue. This is worse than any pain issue I have e.g, fibromyalgia, chronic pain, 2 knee replacements and it just goes on and on. I need energy. Ive tried herbs such as b12... read more

How long for Cymbalta fatigue to pass?

I have chronic fatigue and now, apparently fibromyalgia. My doctor has asked me to take Lyrica and Cymbalta. The Lyrica is no problem, but the Cymbalta (30 mg) I took one time while I was off work to see if it caused side effects, and I was dizzy and it made me very tired. The doctor told me to... read more

Does cymbalta make you sleepy? I am normally tired and sleepy any way. will this make it worse?

I started cymbalta 2 1/2 weeks ago. I was hoping it would give me some pep. so far, same as usual.

Is Nuvigil a narcotic like Aderrall?

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... read more

Does Cymbalta cause or worsen Restless Leg Syndrom?

I have been on 60mg Cymbalta bid for several years. My bipolar 2/generalized anxiety disorder has been very well controled. Now my primary doctor wants to take me off of Cymbalta because I have sever restless legs and arms also known as Periodic limb movement symdrom. I want to know if Cymbalta is... read more

What is the highest recommended dose for Cymbalta?

Drowsiness w/Cymbalta? Fighting fatigue?

I've read the official med info, but would like to ask people actually taking Cymbalta if it makes you drowsy during the day, or if it relieves fatigue? I'm on Neurontin, Flexeril & Celexa for fibro now and I want OFF the neurontin! The bone & brain numbing fatigue is much more... read more

Has Vyvanse ever been prescribed as treatment for depression?

I suffer from fibromyalgia, CFS, and acute depression and anxiety. I have tried a few small doses of Vyvanse, and to me it's like a miracle drug. I am not depressed, I have enough energy to get through the day, and while the fibromyalgia pain is still ever-present, I am better able to deal... read more

How much Tramadol before tolerance begins?

I have what I believe to be Chronic Fatigue Syndrome with a number of various symptoms. The only thing that has ever given me relief is Tramadol. I never use more than 100mg per day and skip some days. I am afraid of building up a tolerance. Anyone have an idea on the average a what frequency of... read more

Why isn't Nuvigil all of a sudden not working for me?

My MD gave me a 2 week's worth supply of Nuvigil to try. For two weeks, it helped me greatly. It is the first drug to help me with extreme chronic fatigue. I was excited to think I might be able to live a "normal" life for a change. I just filled the prescription for Nuvigil. I took... read more

Should I increase my dosage of Cymbalta?

I really have no faith in my prescribing doctor but I was given Cymbalta after landing in a psych hospital due to severe depression. The doctor there put me on 30mgs of Cymbalta and it has def helped back pain tremendously!!! However, I am still struggling with zero energy, lethargy, lack of any... read more

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