I am so sleepy during the day. It is not helping.
What can I do?
There is a similar drug called Nuvigil (armodafinil). It is slow release so might work better. My insurance won't pay for it so I'm stuck with modafinil. I take 400mgs in the morning and another 200mgs around 3 pm. Had to get prior authorization to take at this quantity though.
I would recommend asking your doctor if you can split the dose to 200mg in the morning and the other 200mg around 3 hours later. That may help. Do you sleep well at night? I'd highly recommend finding the source of the drowsiness while taking Modafinil. You may have a sleep disorder which is causing you to be tired all the time. I was in the same position. I had a sleep study done and it turns out I had sleep apnea so I wasn't getting enough REM sleep. I was then able to drop my stimulant because I wasn't always tired when I woke up. Just a thought though.
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