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User Reviews for Provigil to treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea/Hypopnea Syndrome

Provigil has an average rating of 8.3 out of 10 from a total of 20 ratings for the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea/Hypopnea Syndrome. 70% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 0% reported a negative effect.

Provigil Rating Summary

8.3/10 average rating

20 ratings from 20 user reviews.

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Reviews for Provigil

myoman · Taken for less than 1 month March 14, 2013

“This medication is AMAZING! After 20 years of excessive sleepiness I can finally make it through the day at work without falling asleep. No more nodding off at the wheel and I can enjoy the evening with my family without falling asleep. I've been in a great mood and have the energy I had when I was a kid. I just wish I found out about this many years ago. I take 100mg early morning and 100mg early afternoon. I have had no side effects at all to date.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous July 18, 2012

“Originally prescribed Provigil for sleep apnea, or at least that is what my doctors said so that my insurance would pay for it, however my sleep study was done a long time ago when I weighed more and insurance has recently stopped paying. I actually take the medication due to 2 previous head injuries. I have been on the medication for about 4-5 years. During that time I have returned to work and school to pursue a nursing degree. Off of the Provigil I have to take a nap every day, begin to forget things, and fail my classes at school. I have had to make many lifestyle changes since my accidents and taking Provigil really helps me. I am a single mom of 2 teenagers and just want close to normal life as possible.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous January 29, 2009

“I have Sleep Apnea and use CPAP but unfortunately the CPAP doesn't completely resolve the exhaustion. I take 200mg Provigil once a day and it has given me my life back. I was in danger of losing my job because the exhaustion caused me not to be able to focus or produce. Once on the Provigil, my boss says he has been blown away by my performance. No side effects whatsoever.”

10 / 10
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Jimbo7432 February 27, 2012

“I have taken this medicine for sleep apnea and ADD as a replacement for Ritalin, which I became addicted to for a few years. Provigil does not affect me the same way in terms of a desire to increase the dose and it is very effective for day time wakefulness and for keeping my focus. I have had no negative effects from this - only positive. It is very expensive and if it wasn't for insurance coverage the medicine would cost $1,500 per month if out of pocket. ”

9 / 10
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I recommend August 4, 2008

“I have been on this medicine for three days for treatment of excessive daytime sleepiness that is not helped by proper use of CPAP. Previously I have struggled to stay awake at work and I am very happy to report that this medication has helped me to stay awake quite nicely with no trouble falling asleep at night. I am currently taking the 100 mg dose.”

9 / 10
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toogood2btrue July 24, 2009

“My first 30 days on Provigil (200mg x 2 daily) were literally a life changing event. I have never felt so energetic, awake, and constantly in a good mood in my life. However, after 30 days the effects started to wane and, after 90 days, I feel little benefit. I tried taking an additional 3rd supplemental dose of 100mg a couple of hours after my second daily dose of 200mg to see if the good results might return, but all I gained from the additional 100mg was a headache. There is a definite and very unfortunate tolerance problem with Provigil in my experience.”

5 / 10
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welcomehomed January 20, 2010

“My problem was falling asleep while driving and falling asleep in class at nursing school. My doctor prescribed Provigil at 200mg in the morning. The first day was simply incredible. After that it didn't seem to work anymore. So the dosage was raised to 300mg. Same affect. So now I take 400mg only on the days when I have class. That seems to be enough to keep me going on the other days too. Provigil is a very good medicine, and I am blessed enough to have insurance that pays every penny so I am not aware of the price. (And I still have to make sure I get at least six hours of sleep at night.)”

9 / 10
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Tim CPhT April 27, 2011

“It's my first day on this medicine but man, I feel odd since I've never been so awake. Right now it's about 2:30PM Central time and my bed should be calling me and I'm fine. I feel like going for a run.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous September 6, 2011

“Provigil has given me my life back! I have been on 200mg twice a day and the results are great! When I quit teaching and went on my husband's insurance, the insurance company refused to pay for two times a day, so my doctor put me on Nuvigil. I was on it for 6 weeks and I was always tired. I am moving back to Provigil. ”

10 / 10
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Sleeping beauty November 14, 2009

“I took the first pill this morning. This is the first time in years that I didn't fall asleep in church! I can't wait to go to school Monday morning to see if I get sleepy and doze off in class. Provigil could be one of the best things that ever happened to me!”

10 / 10
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Anonymous December 26, 2008

“I feel that 200 mg is probably best for me but makes me overly "chatty" and nonproductive in that manner, and my heart races. 100 mg does help me feel more awake in the morning but wears off very quickly. I still need a nap when I get home from work.”

6 / 10
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holy crap October 7, 2008

“Well if you want to be totally awake, 200mg is the way to go. Doctor started me on 100mg twice a day then moved me to 200mg twice today. Definitely awake now. Sometimes I feel like I should be asleep but just can't. I'll probably go back to 100mg twice a day. At least now, I don't fall asleep anytime I stop moving for 5 minutes.”

8 / 10
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ChazzM August 22, 2009

“This is my second day on Provigil 200mg once a day and was hoping for a dramatic change but there was none. I have sleep apnea and CPAP was not enough. Passed out at work and not safe to drive. I can say I am a little more clear and not in sleepy fog. Hoping that it will get better or up my dose”

4 / 10
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DaisyPJs April 12, 2008

“Helps with daytime alertness and ADD”

10 / 10
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a1vaz1an · Taken for 1 to 6 months May 17, 2012

“I have been on Provigil for approximately for 6 months and there is a marked difference! I am very happy with this medicine and the losing weight.”

9 / 10
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Anonymous November 29, 2011

“I suffer from sleep apnea. Provigil really helps improve my focus and concentration. I only wish it had been available when I was a student in college! No telling what I could have accomplished! ”

10 / 10
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Apneac April 29, 2016

“Really helps in the morning but seems to wear off rather quickly. I will try an additional dose in the afternoon.”

7 / 10
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Anonymous December 17, 2010

“Really works, saved my job.”

9 / 10
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Wolg · Taken for 1 to 6 months January 27, 2015

“Positive”

7 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 6 months November 29, 2017

“jittery, dry mouth, shortness of breath, tightness in chest, exacerbated hand tremors, diarrhea, nausea, headache, hot flash every day. Excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) marginally improved at best.”

4 / 10
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