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 5  adhd bloodshot eyes M 27 1 days
100mg
9/8/2014
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 1  narcolepsy (MS brainstem lesion) severe lethargy no positive effect whatsoever F 62 1 days
100mg 2X D
9/4/2014

 5  Excessive sleepiness, ADD Diagnosed with ADD and sleep apnea - got little help from Ritalin or Adderall. Started back with Provigil (after getting approval from insurance company) and discovered it lifts the "fog" and listlessness I used to have. Am able to follow thru on tasks better and none of the side effects of ritalin eg. nervousness, tremors etc). Note: my MD has prescribed 200 in morning, which I take as very first thing before shower, dressing etc and a half tablet (100mg) by 2 or 3 in the afternoon if needed and I am still able to sleep at night. I do some shift work and long shifts (12-14 hrs) and this is a Godsend! If you are just looking for a buzz or speed this probably won't work for you - but for sleepiness or fatigue this is the med! I'm not sure why it's so expensive but IMHO - it's worth it! M 54 90 days
200 mg 2X D
8/28/2014

 3  Study enhancement for nursing schoo I took modafinil so I could do well in nursing school. This pill is a miracle and aweful at the same time. I am horrible at math and learned almost an entire nursing calculations book in one week on my own. I have problems focusing and getting motivated. On modafinil I was so determined I would study for 15 hours straight time would fly by it was enjoyable and the material was easy for me to pick up and master. I also loved that I had zero appetite because I wanted to lose a few pounds. I lost 3 lbs in one week. I could go two days without eating and not affect me or have zero hunger pains I would have to force myself to eat. However, on the 7th day of taking it my personality and thought process completely changed I didn't feel like myself at all! I did things and thought things completely out of character. I woke up with serious depression and anxiety (no previous history of that ever in the past) I'm not talking about feeling a little down or a minor knot in my stomach I'm talking hated life questioning everything gut-renching knot panic attack. I had uncontrollable crying for hours straight, having a panic attack to the point where I was really struggling to breath, couldn't focus, mind racing, racing heart (pulse rate was 138 resting) all while throwing up all day long. First day not taking it I feel a little better still have some anxiety and feeling down. I hope this isn't permanent because I absolutely can't stand this feeling. I love how well I did on it but that was F 24 1 weeks
200mg
8/25/2014
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 5  tractor trailer driver 1 days
7/24/2014

 4  Sleep Apnea Total loss of appetite, and this may be permanant (I go off the drug on weekends, still none) Racing heartbeat On the higher dose, jaw clenching Anger/ rash judgement Temperature sensitivity I was started out on 100 MG and it was like night and day! I could stay awake, and another lovely bonus was weight loss..no overbearing appetite. However, my body became accustomed to the dosage, so I was upped to 200MG. Now I'm getting the sluggishness, time passage without awareness, and jaw clenching with mood swings. I go off the drug on weekends (It's supposed to leave your system in 8 hours...right!) and the side effects are still present. M 46 3 years
200 MG 1X D
6/19/2014

 4  Narcolepsy Sleepiness for a brief few minutes after taking it, short headache (which goes away), weird dreams when napping. Otherwise, nothing else! F 32 10 years
2x
6/5/2014

 3  Narcolepsy w/Cataplexy Started taking Modafinil 2 months ago after 2 years of taking Dextroamphetamine. Stopped Dextroamphetamine due to increased tolerance, decreased effectivenes, hard to get prescription filled and just wanted to give my body a break...I felt like I was on "over-drive". Since taking Modafinil my ability to concentrate has increased, analyticsl skills improved dramatically and mood is happy. I also like that there is no big "speedy high" and no overheating or sweating too much unlike Dextroamphetamines. Downside to Modafinil is that my productivity has decreased, awake time & energy is decreased, social life decreased and I obsess and overanalyze things way too much. Great if I want to be a professional recluse analyzing data all day but my career and life require me to be more social & awake. Will be asking to change back to Dextro soon. F 39 2 months
200mg 1x
5/28/2014
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 5  Narcolepsy None! Was diagnosed with narcolepsy and this was the first and only medication I've taken so far. I was first on 200mg in the morning but had to quickly add a second dose in the middle of the day. It has given me my life back!! Of course I'm still somewhat tired throughout the day (the meds help, not cure) but I can actually be awake and do things like normal. Very happy with this medication F 22 3 years
200mg 2X D
5/21/2014

 5  to sleep better at night NOne,I LOVED it!It diminished my depression,and seemed to marry well with my effexor. Got a new pcp who had never heard of provigil.He instantly took me off.Within 4 months,I was depressed and unable to sleep.The PCP claimed that I was an Addict and that Provigil was just a gentle name for speed.I brought him the info,he refused to even touch it!Jerk... F 54 4 years
200mg 1X D
5/1/2014
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 1  ADHD Bad headaches, jaw clenching, pain in between my shoulders, chest pains, shortness of breath, never slept, could accomplish what I wanted but crashed terribly, but worst I had severe personality changes- wanted to be alone, I didn't want to feel things, did things out of character and ruined relationships with people, got agitated easily, was short, mean and didn't care what I did. Everyone noticed it but me. I felt like time would just pass by, short and long term memory was fading. I just wanted to take this drug to enhance my working ability, would not recommend to anyone the bad outweighs the good here. M 24 3 months
100mg
4/27/2014

 3  depression, anxiety, sleepiness So far, Provigil just makes me sleepy but I've only been on it 4 days. My doctor upped it to 2 in the morning but no more than that per day. Provigil didn't perk me up yet even on doubling the med but maybe it'll come on slowly and I'll feel better (?) The cost of this med is high even with my additional RX coverage plan. $500 for 30. So if nothing positive happens in a month I'm giving up. Appetite suppressant effect without the 'OZZIE' feeling. No interrupted night sleep, no tremors or racing heartbeat. Has a calming effect (to me). F 60 5 days
100mg 2X D
4/15/2014

 3  M.E. / sleeping issues / narcalepsy I have battled with M.E./ extreme fatigue for 16 years. After having a child, I needed to address and increase my wakefulness. At first I took 100mg at 8/9am, and if I needed a boost, another 100mg at 10am. This would wouldn't wake me up as expected, but rather i would force myself to get going and then it would kick in. It would send me on a cleaning frenzy and did lower ones inhibitions. I soon started to notice that i couldn't settle at night,(hence me writing this now) and would become emotionally overwhelmed and low. I dropped the dose to 100mg a day if I had work, which did help me, but it was a struggle. I soon developed horrific migraines after i lowered the frequency of taking them. (twice a week for work or if i had a 'busy' day). I found if i took 50mg every couple of days, and then 100mg on busy days, it kept the head aches/migraines at bay. However, part of my thinks this clashes with the Pill, Yasmin. Since alternating days and lowering the dosage, I don't get low moods,head aches and only mild palpitations. Though i still have trouble getting to sleep, which resets the cycle if you like, you need another pill to get up! I would advise NOT TO DRINK CAFFEINE AS WELL. This will heighten all side effects and give you the shakes and jumbled words/thinking. It is a life line to me, but the side effects are many and do suck. Though i can honestly say, i don't find it addictive. Its one to try and giggle about with a docs advice i think. F 28 2 years
100-150mg
3/27/2014
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 1  narcolepsy EXTREME personality changes, Insane mood swings, panic attacks, tightness in chest, unable to sleep at night, severe brain fog, HIGHLY ADDICTIVE! F 29 4 years
400 mg day
3/16/2014
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 2  Daytime fatigue, concentrate, This is the third day, i've taken 200mg in the morning (8am) and now (12-noon) I have a terrible headache and I want to sleep as I haven't sleep all night. It did not helped at all -YET F 30 3 days
200mg
11/27/2013
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 1  trying to feel better.( dopamine) addictive very strong neuropathic pains depression Major withdramal recomended by Doctor= Mission Impossble. M 47 2 years
2,500 mgs
10/24/2013

 3  Hypersomnia Worsened sleepiness immediately after dose; difficulty sleeping at night; heightened effects of caffeine; fast heart rate Helped somewhat in the short time I was taking it. I did not see a dramatic improvement in my overall energy level. However, my fatigue did become more tolerable, to the point that I could force myself to stay awake if I needed to, miserable as I felt. My sleep doctor eventually took me off of it so I could finish adjusting my sleep schedule, but I'm thinking about asking for it again. F 19 30 days
100 MG 1X D
10/17/2013

 4  Idiopathic Hypersomnia Headaches, Loss of Appetite, Increased Thirst, Chattiness I take one 200mg pill of Provigil in the morning, and it gives me a slight headache (which I can easily endure) and I can hear and feel my heart pounding when I am quiet. It works great when keeping me awake until about mid-afternoon after lunch. I then try to fight to stay awake. Will eat a snack or force myself to walk around, or taking a regular vitamin-B pill will sometimes do the trick. I noticed though that if I drink coffee while on Provigil, it gives me a more severe headache. The drug has made me more chatty and outgoing, which annoys the person with whom I work closest and I may be a bit overbearing for some, but others like chatty people, so who knows. When I first started taking Provigil, I took two (400mg) pills in the morning and one (200mg) pill around noon. This was too much for me. I was hyper and talked fast the first few days, but by the end of that week, I was lethargic. I felt no emotion and had a more severe headache. It felt dark. It was a bit scarey, so I pulled back and now just take the one pill in the morning. Even though I still get a bit sleepy in the afternoon, it's better than having to deal with the severe headache and lethargic feeling of the higher dose. I struggled with depression/suicidal thoughts at times while on Provigil these past months. Those went away after I prayed with another person. I realize that prayer is generally not an accepted form of medical treatment, but I'm listing it here because it worked for me. F 30 4 months
200 1X D
10/14/2013

 4  Night shift I was given this drug by my dr because I am a nurse working all night 12 hr shifts it definitely makes u awake and chatty the only problem for me is getting to sleep F 56 1 days
100
9/26/2013

 1  Multiple sclerosis This did absolutely nothing. I took the name brand, not generic. At 100 mg it was ineffective, so I went up to 200 mg. Still nothing. I literally took a nap 2 hours after taking a dose. F 36 5 days
200 mg
9/26/2013

 4  Extreme fatigue/Depression Loss of appetite, headaches, weight loss, increased energy, confidence, alertness, increased mood, aggression at times, lessened my depression but destroyed my libido. Wow, I have some mixed feelings about this drug. It's AMAZING for fatigue and depression. I normally spend all morning yawning, but never when I take Provigil. I feel energetic and have a better mood. However, sometimes I have noticed that I become really chatty, somewhat arrogant/obnoxious when I am talking to other people. It can make you irritable at times. I lost 15 pounds in 2 months due to lack of appetite (a plus for me). I get severe headaches 1-2 times per week I never had before. Plus it makes hormonal contraception less effective. So, I am trying to determine if the positive outweighs the negatives of this drug. I love the energy and alertness, along with weight loss, but the other side effects really suck. I don't have any sex drive anymore and that is hurting my marriage. I may reduce my intake to "as needed" basis instead of everyday. F 36 60 days
200 1X D
9/16/2013

 1  fatigue for MS Nausea when it first kicks in, no other effects until it starts to wear off then I felt jittery, shaky, irritable and sweaty I had to fight so hard to get this prescription after my insurance initially refused to pay for it. Even still my co-pay for a two-week supply was $98 for the generic.I was so disappointed to find that this did absolutely nothing! I literally got no benefits from it whatsoever. I couldn't even tell I was taking anything, except that I was a little nauseous and had heartburn during the first couple hours. It started to wear off about 5 hours after I took it and I was extremely jittery and shaky, felt like I would pass out, started sweating all over and felt really irritable. Maybe it was just because I took the generic, but this drug was absolutely worthless for me. It's definitely not worth about $200 a month even with insurance. F 39 5 days
100 1X D
9/7/2013
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 5  Narcolepsy NONE Provigil has given me my life back I can now function as others would. I can get up take my provigil and walk my dog go out with my husband clean the house shop visit family things other people do. I still at times fall asleep but not as often. It is very frustrating to fall asleep even if for a short period of 5 to 10 mins. You miss alot. Furthermore the sleep paralyzation does not happen as often if I take my medicine. I can work maybe 5hours a day now. It has really improved my quality of life. I hate that it is so expensive because I really need the medicine to be a productive part of society. Anyway no bad side effects (except the cost) and I am very happy with the results. F 44 10 years
200 MG 1X D
8/15/2013

 5  hypersomnia F 35 6 months
200 mg 2X D
5/19/2013
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 5  Shift Work Disorder I've been taking Provigil because I've been working nights from 8pm-5 or 6am Sun-Thurs. Unfortunately since my employers health insurance has changed, it now requires a (Prior Authorization). So having to stop taking it suddenly was not a major problem. So started taking Ginseng Extract which definitely helps. M 58 9 years
200 MG
4/13/2013
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 5  Multiple Sclerosis If I don't take it as soon as I get up, I won't be able to sleep that night. I absolutely cannot live without this drug! When I forget to pack it, within 24 hours, I'm a shell of a person. My thoughts are scattered, I could sleep for 16 hours (and I have!) wake up and feel as if I hadn't slept at all. Provigil really has saved my life! F 45 8 years
200 mg 1X D
4/8/2013
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 3  Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertensio drowsiness for first hour after dose, hot flashes, excitable heart, sleep disturbances, mild headache Provigil is an okay drug. The side effects weren't so bad for me, but the actual effects weren't much, either. I did feel better than before, but while Provigil was able to give me the PHYSICAL energy to stay awake, I still felt mentally drained most of the time, had a hard time concentrating as usual, and wanted to sleep even though I didn't feel the urgent NEED to fall asleep. I still found myself having to supplement with caffeine. It was semi-helpful, but not what I had expected, and at such a low dose, I wouldn't really consider it effective. I may request a higher dose in the future. F 18 20 days
100 MG 1X D
3/5/2013

 5  fatigued more wakefullness, easier to focus, light euphoric feeling, more motavation This drug works miracles but it's not easy to get hold of I wish I had it in highschool I've would've got so much more done. My life would be so much different. However I feel like I can't do anything with out this drug. Stripping me of it would be like stripping me of my lively hood. M 25 60 days
100-200mg 1X D
3/2/2013
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 5  fatigue from m.s. none great drug it has changed my life i no longer have to sleep 12 or my hours per day M 55 5 years
50 mg 1X D
1/26/2013
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 1  wakefullness effect dopaminergic ( plearure ) from day one. Tolerance and need to increare dosage. Addictlon. M 46 2 years
2200 mg
1/7/2013
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 3  narcolepsy Itchy rash on arms and legs I had taken Provigil several years ago for a span of about 3 months. Although it was a great alternative for my narcolepsy, it was not generic and quite expensive.I opted for Concerta instead. Now that Provigil is generic (Modafinil), I began taking it again over a month ago. Not a single side effect at first and I as very alert with a natural feeling of wakefulness. Last week I developed a symmetrical rash on my forearms. The next day it had spread slightly and I applied hydrocortisone cream which helped a little. With each passing day, the rash continued to spread and increased in intensity ( a maddening itch). Currently, it is on my arms from the elbows to my wrists and on my legs from the knees to ankles. Oddly enough it feels as though I'm itching from the inside out! I stopped taking the med after 5 days of having the rash. I will be going back to Concerta. Nuvigil did not work for me (stomach discomfort), but it has helped my 16 year old daughter. F 37 6 weeks
200mg 2X D
1/4/2013

 5  Hypersomnia, ADHD (adult) I started this drug as a 19 year old for ADHD and initially had to stop it based on tachycardia (increased pulse). I went back on it four years later as I was diagnosed with hypersomnia (excessive sleepiness). No longer had the tachycardia side effect. It is what I would consider my miracle drug. Doesn't work too much for ADHD but for promoting wakefulness it great (for me). Also, was on it in different doses ranging from 200-400mg a day (once at 200mg/day once, and once at 200mg BID). Also have been on 300mg/day. 200mg generally works ok. Most recently in order to get approval for the med as my current insurance companies deny it, I have to be off of it for two weeks to get a sleep study during the night and day. I've been off for three days and all I do is sleep. It's a bit ridiculous because when someone has hypertension, he or she isn't asked to discontinue a blood pressure medication long-term to "prove" it. I barely function and sleep most of the day off of it. Also, you can order from Canadian pharmacies online and they obtain it from India for a way cheaper price if your insurance company disapproves it, just make sure to have an Rx. F 26 3 years
200-400mg 1X D
12/17/2012

 3  Depression and increase focus Worst headaches I've ever had, once kept me up for over 48 hours. Tolerance developed VERY fast, and the pharmacist told me this was actually not very uncommon. Almost no appetite. Increased focus and could get tons of things done. Terrible crash though when it wore off. My psych HATES caffeine and he prescribed me this when I mentioned the first thing I do after waking was start the coffee maker. Had to get prior authorization every year bc my insurance hated this medication. The headaches became a huge problem, and once had to leave work early after snapping at fellow employees for just talking (but sounded like everything around me was amplied 100-fold). Tolerance increased VERY fast, and my doctor had to continue to increase my dose and quantity. Finally got fed up and quit this drug in Sept 2012. Plus, being a little guy anything that killed my appetite obviously bugged me. M 29 2 years
400mg 1X D
11/8/2012

 5  sleep apnea, energy & adult A.D.D I have had no side effects. It works better for me when I break it in half doses - half in the morning and half in the afternoon. I noticed that when I take a whole one in the morning (200 mg) I sometimes feel a slight headache,but quite tolerable and like my body is racing by afternoon - but not in a bad way. I consider this a miracle drug as it has helped me daily with focusing and energy both as an educator and as a graduate student. When I don't take it, I get very tired around mid morning or noon and I remember that I had not taken the medicine. My doctor thought it was the perfect medication for seniors with no known side effects. M 68 2 years
200 1X D
8/31/2012
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 1  Sleep Apnea Worked for first couple of days and then felt extremely tired and nothing worked. All I wanted to do is sleep. Could not function. Tried Nuvigil and the same, so it's caffiene for now. M 52 20 days
200 1X D
8/24/2012
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 4  Shift worker I started having hallucinations approximately 6 days after taking this medication. I never had a hallucination before taking this medication. After the second hallucination, I stopped taking the drug. The drug worked well while I was taking it. F 47 2 weeks
7/17/2012
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 5  Major Depression Early a little increases anxiety but not overwhelming. I have tried 4 antidepressants Lexapro,Remeron,Wellbutrin and I am currently on Zoloft and Lamictal which keep me slightly above the bottom. My days are usually full of heavy depression related tiredness. The Dr prescribed me Dextroamphetamine 10mgs to take on the bad days. This gave me immediate results knocking out the depression the day I take it and the positive effects lasted up to 2 days after taking it. He said I could just stay on it but since it is addictive perhaps Provigil would work as well on a daily basis. I started the first 2 days on 50mgs and it worked beautifully keeping me alert and depression free. On the 3rd day it did not feel as effectve so I upped it to 100Mgs first thing in the morning at 6AM on an empty stomach and within 1 hour I am alert and feeling great. This is an expensive drug with no US generic. My insurance will not cover it. I buy the generic overseas "Modinifil" for a fraction of what the brand name sells for here. It worked the same as the Provigil samples I got from the DR. THis is not an approved med for depression which is a shame. As long as it works I will never stop it. M 57 1 months
100 MG 1X D
7/8/2012
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 4  sleep apnea or narcolepsy When it wears off after about 6-8 hrs, I experience a terrible crash where I find it difficult to do anything. It does help me to stay awake but does affect sleep at night. by the end of the week, I have to stop for a couple of days to get some sleep even though I'm not nearly as functional during the day M 46
200 2X D
5/19/2012
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 2  Depression - with Methylphenidate bad mood (as distinct from low mood), constant low grade headache, feeling less alert, difficulty getting out of bed in morning didn't work for me M 39 7 days
100 mg 1X D
5/18/2012
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 1  falling asleep third shift 109 mg of this stuff and I can't sleep for two days it feels like strong meth M 50 4 days
100
5/6/2012
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 5  Fatigue from multi system Sjogren's None I did not take P very much for many years due my insurance/cost.It has become more affordable and so now I am taking it daily. In the past as well as now I found it boosted my mood and let me do daily tasks and have a life outside of my bed. I have also been taking a SRNI for years....but it never gave me the energy to get into having a life. F 64 8 years
100 mg 1X D
3/3/2012
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 4  Narcolepsy Nausea, shaky feelings, jittery, overenthusiastic chattiness which can get a bit embarassing, feels very like cocaine actually, headaches It works well for keeping me awake, but you have to stay on it and use it everyday, otherwise you have to go right back to the beginning again, trying to get used to the side effects. I take serc for the sick feeling. F 43 4 years
100mg 3X D
3/2/2012
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 5  narcolepsy None. Stop when you don't need it, no side effects. M 42 2 years
400 1X D
1/25/2012

 4  shift work headaches, irritability,teeth grinding. Bone fracture? It works for the most part but I usually only take 100 mg to avoid side effects. I have brief blackouts toward the end of my 12 hour shift on the lower dose though. I've not seen any mention of this but I rolled my ankle and ended up with a tib/fib fracture. I do lots of weight bearing exercise, don't smoke or drink and in a lifetime of sports activity (inc. motorcycle racing and martial arts) this is 1st fracture. F 53 3 years
200 1X D
12/30/2011

 5  Excessive sleepiness Jaw clenching (quite bad and annoying) Slight headache (tolerable) Everything else is down to managing the stuff, which is not easy. This was self-medication as GP had no answers for bad sleep. Rather than use a sleeping pill, I tried modafinil to wake myself up. No systematic effect on hunger. Incredibly effective if short of sleep for a day or two. Very productive, brain very clear - things that had puzzled me got sorted very quickly (maths stuff!) and raced through design and analysis (I'm an engineer). Some mood lift, not manic, definitely more sociable and positive. And confident. After a couple of months I got very tired & thought I might have damaged myself, took a break for a week felt normal again and found brain was back on-form :) I find I can sleep perfectly well if still affected at the end of the day though tend to wake early feeling I've had enough sleep. The much-vaunted "focus" can make it hard to change to other tasks. It's also a bit hard to manage: the effects run into the night so you end up short of sleep again unless you force yourself to go to bed. Get a bit crazy if you run short of sleep for several days running - flights of fancy, slight peripheral vision effects (of the "was that a bug flying past?" sort), just like being over-tired (like I am now) - which you are though you don't feel sleepy. (A short nap clears the head and then you need to force yourself to go to bed at a sensible time!) I find 100mg will dispel my usual tendancy to doze off (or most of it), 200 is nice, 400 does get a bit manic, I suppose that's when the stimulant effects st M 62 90 days
200mg 1X D
12/29/2011
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 5  Narcolepsy none Provigil works great at keeping me awake. I've had no side effects. F 29 5 years
200 mg 2X D
12/22/2011
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 3  Idiopathic Hypersomnia dry mouth It helped at first. I was taking nuvigil, but it stopped working so the doctor put me on provigil instead so I could take it more than once a day. The effects were similar, but this dosage is not working again. I am okay as long as I am up moving around, but if I sit for more than 10-15 min I struggle to keep my eyes open. It would be nice to sit and relax without feeling a nap is necessary. I go back to the doctor in January, but am considering calling sooner. I am definitely better than pre-med symptoms, but I'm not where I'd like to be. I've also lost about 30 pounds since starting the medicine. It's not to the point to where I am unhealthy, but I am concerned. F 25 4 months
200 2X D
11/30/2011

 5  Mild Narcolepsy/Daytime Sleepiness None This medicine works very well. It helps me stay alert, but I don't feel "wired." I would recommend Provigil to anyone in the same situation. M 51 3.5 years
200 MG 1X D
11/6/2011

 5  Depression/Rotating Shifts Suppression of appetite, jittery/shaky at first (went away after a few days), could focus and get stuff done! Headaches at first, went away with time. My psych HATES caffeine and I'm a serious caffeine junkie. Prescribed me this when I mentioned how first thing I do in the AM is turn on the coffee pot. Noticed effects IMMEDIATELY...like within an hour after taking. I've had days where I've cleaned the apartment and then some after taking my morning dose. However, effect seems to wear off and tolerance has increased over time and a years'-plus use. Has helped at times pull me out of mild depressive spells. Terribly expensive, my MD had to give prior authorization before insurance would cover it. HORRIBLE fatigue if I take it for awhile then stop or forget to refill it. But overall, satisfied. Except for the loss of appetite, bc I'm a little guy. M 28 16 months
400 2X D
10/18/2011

 3  ADD The side effects can be pure hell. I feel like my skin is on fire at times. My jaw aches and it feels as i have been grinding my teeth. Mind goes numb and I at times overconcentrate. Once it wears off I want to take another one but i fear I will not be able to sleep. The weekends when i dont take it I crash and sleep almost the whole weekend. The drug works well but do the pros out weight the cons? For me they dont. I have been on most of the ADD drugs out there. This one has worked the best and didnt have as much side effects as the others but its still not worth it to me. Be careful and dont take over the recommended dosage... if you do you be in for a long ride of pure hell. M 28 4 years
200mg 1X D
9/21/2011
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 5  ms none Almost immediately, I had energy. I was able to play with my kids all day. My patience and mood are much improved. Yet I can easily take a nap if I need to ( after a long day at the beach in the waves). I feel like myself again! I am so grateful! F 45 5 weeks
200 mg 1X D
9/18/2011
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 4  ideopathic hypersomnia Loss of appetite, headaches, dry mouth, tics (twitching), stomach pain, my brain feels numb. It seems to do what it should. It keeps me awake all through the day. I operate heavy equipment from time to time as part of my job and it does not seem to effect my level of concentration at all. I have done some research and found that taking a "drug holiday" or going a day or two out of the week with out it will help it stay just as potent as the first time I used it. I have also noticed that when I work out a couple times a week a smaller dose is required to do the same job and for what ever reason the weight seems to come off faster. On the bad side at times I feel as though my brain is numb similar to taking too much cold medicine. Also I can usually fight off sleepyness later in the day as long as I stay physically active. If I come home and sit down for any length of time I'm usually fighting to stay awake. M 31 5 years
400mg 1X D
8/30/2011

 5  excessive daytime sleepiness side effects come and go. I have experienced insomnia, loss of appetite, being very confident and assertive which can come across as arrogance, argumentative when drinking, jaw clenching and sore mouth. I would warn people against abusing the tablets like taking over the recommended dose to stay up for lengthened periods of time F 24 3 months
100 2X D
8/10/2011
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 4  Fatigue from MS Pros- fifteen minutes after taking, I'm able to work. in the middle not pro or con-causes me to have a bowel movement about half an hour after taking. Cons- inability to sleep some nights after taking. it's been a great help for me most days I take e medication. I have begun not taking it daily as it loses its effectiveness forme. I have been so exhausted that I'll take a pill and still immediately go to sleep. The days it picks me back up are great but the fact that I can't count on it always doing so can be problematic. F 43 10 years
200mg 1X D
8/5/2011

 4  Idiopathic Hypersomnia None I take 300mg in the morning then 100mg at midday. I am more awake duing the day but in the evening I still crash at 7pm. Somedays I can fall asleep at 11am for a couple of hours then wake up take my second 100mg and then soon after fall asleep again for a couple of hours. M 34 1 months
100mg 4X D
7/19/2011
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 4  work umm i got work done but uhh side effects wont go away.... M 16 2 days
200 8X D
5/26/2011

 4  Narcolepsy loss of appetite . I would reccomend anyone with narcolepsy or other sleep disorders to try this .. sadly (for me) provigil wore off after 1 week , I have had to keep on increasing my dosage to keep awake ... even then unfortunalty I'm still sleeping a lot .... but .... my case of narcolepsy is severe , before taking provigil I slept 18/20 hrs a day and would often sleep solid for 4/5 days only waking to eat and drink.. now I can have days when I sleep once or twice for a few hours. some days it has no affect and I sleep the days away .. but I think this is the times when I would have my 'big' sleep periods and the provigil just isn't working .... The loss of appetite is a big problem, I have no urge to eat food at all.I forget to eat all day , then at 8pm realise I'm sooo hungry .. I have to set alarms to remind me to eat.. even when I'm trying to eat the thought of food and eating it is difficult . it's hard to explain ... but it's like my throat won't swallow , my stomach feels queezy ... this , for me, is the only major side affect .... I had diarrhea the first few weeks of taking it but that has stopped now ... I really do recommend this for those with a less severe case of narcolepsy , even if you have a severe case still try it .... I want to keep taking it but also another medication along side with it .... F 35 7 months
200mg 3X D
5/26/2011
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 3  depression Brief "speedy" feeling & headache that went away after a few days. Found a natural supplement that is Better than Provigil. It's called "Vitality" by NSEnterprises. M 51 30 days
200 1X D
5/23/2011
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 5  Depression Jittery if I dringk too much coffee, other than that, no side effects I could not function without this medicine. It has helped my attention issues and depression - when I take this in the morning, I know I am going to have a great day - no fatigue, helps with appetite control and depression. F 48 3 years
200 1X D
5/20/2011

 4  Shift work,Anxiety, Depression Slight irritability. Discontinuation brought rebound "narcolepsy". Very tired and fatigued, passed out at Doctors. In Modafinils defence, it may have been anaemia as I suffer that too. F 50 6 months
200mg 1X D
4/24/2011
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