PROVIGIL Reviews

Average Rating: 3.6 (617 Ratings)

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 3  Off label for depression A little more anxiety so far not to much else at this point yet I still have to use klonopin for the anxiety Has anyone used generic Provigil Off label for depression and how has it worked out for you. Please any one email me and let me know Please. M 68 2 days
100 2X D
11/15/2021
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 5  MS mental fatigue Maybe some nervous tics- chewing cuticles, scratching scalp, jaw clenching, but not even sure they're caused by the drug.. Life-changing. If there are side effects they're not bad enough for me to stop this drug. My brain works the way it used to. I'm productive, organized. Even better I'm calmer and less anxious. I take 50mg in the morning, another 50mg mid-day as needed. No heart, muscle, or sleep issues. Best drug I've ever been prescribed. F 59 1 years
2X D
3/7/2021
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 3  Chronic Fatigue & sleep apnea Very useful once I figured out how to avoid stomach cramps by taking lactaid pills 1 hour in advance & not eating breakfast. I realized cramps were merely due to an additive! I take generic modafinil. It only works some of the time. Works best if I can take it alternate days, but that is rare. Seems to work best if one is already up, out, and moving. F 65 1 years
200 mg 1X D
2/6/2021
 3  excessive daytime sleepiness intense gastrointestinal discomfort including diarrhea and bloating I've tried taking it with food but it really doesn't help. Also, I discovered that even after taking the drug and waiting 3 or more hours, coffee is a no-go and makes the aforementioned issues so much worse. Bummer for me because I love coffee. F 48 1 months
200 mg 1X D
10/19/2020
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 5  Narcolepsy None. It is a miracle drug. I wouldn’t be able to work without it. Before this drug, I couldn’t focus on anything because I was half asleep at all times. Now my functioning is almost normal. F 53 10 years
200 mg 2x
11/10/2019
 5  Sleep apnea Not negative effects Works very well to keep me alert during the day F 58 10 years
200 mg
6/1/2019
 5  Hyper insomnia Initial nervousness for a week Truly a lifeline lifting away the morning fatigue and stupor from sleep apnea, Hyper-insomnia and TBI. Began with 100mg in the morning and 50mg after lunch. After a year it was changed to 200mg in the morning and 100 after lunch but never after 4:00pm - taken with Wellbutrin. I hope that the others who couldn’t take it find something that works for them. M 59 3 years
200 + 100
10/10/2018
 2  Depression fatigue Severe stomach pain dry mouth. Not the wonder drug l thought it might be.maybe if l would taken 100mg instead of 800mg it might have helped.talk about self medicating.l guess my next refill l will take as prescribed M 59 7 days
600-800
5/5/2018
 2  Depression fatigue Severe stomach pain dry mouth. Not the wonder drug l thought it might be.maybe if l would taken 100mg instead of 800mg it might have helped.talk about self medicating.l guess my next refill l will take as prescribed M 59 7 days
600-800
5/5/2018
 3  Fatigue, mental fogginess Increased fatigue and depression after crashing in evening, increased OCD behavior (scalp picking), increased irritability, sometimes agitation, insomnia This worked well to keep me alert for a few weeks then I developed a tolerance. Larger dosages give me worse insomnia without giving much positive benefit. M 51 8 months
100MG 2X D
9/8/2017
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 5  Sleep disorders, exhaustion Woke my brain up. Made OCD A bit worse but manageable. The initial dose of 100 mg felt too zippy so I cut to 50 mg a day. Recently am trying increasing to 100 mg. Focus is excellent, and attention to detail better. Talkative more and swearing seems more fun so maybe verbal social filters reduced. Have to watch for anger flashes. Sense of wellbeing heightened. Biggest CON; having the FEDS make me pee in a cup twice a year- shame on them. Biggest PRO; despite side effects it feels like I have my life back. Asked my endocronoligist how does it work? Harvard trained - he said "we don't know". Overall worth rolling the dice to see if it helps you. F 59 1 years
50-100
7/20/2017
 5  Increased focus and productivity None This is like an Anthony Robbins seminar in a pill. My focus and productivity have increased immensely (cabinetmaker). Not much of increase on less urgent days. I seem to sleep better probably because I am so much more physically active. Also amazingly I urinate more freely (have BPH)!!! Has changed my life. M 64 2 months
100 mg
11/16/2016
 5  Chronic Fatique Syndrome, & ADHD Since my last post I have lost weight and I am finding that that the 200mg dose in the after noon is actually working better, I don't really know why but it just is. M 34
200MG 1X D
10/26/2016
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 2  Magor depression I have developed a metal taste on my tounge and numbness in different parts of my body and the slight vertigo has turned into a disaster and I feel like I have lost touch with reality, awareness, focusing and could be more..?? M 70 2 months
200 mg ×2
6/3/2016
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 4  ms fatigue just have more energy on it I haven't noticed any really bad side effects but I am not getting to a really deep sleep like I used to but that could be from different things. overall I like Provigil. F 33 90 days
200mg 1X D
5/31/2016
 2  For idiopathic hypersomnia Blurred vision Worthless, did nothing for my symptoms, no energy, continued brain fog, still got sleepy thru the day, no concentration , trouble remembering things , continued to have sleep drunkeness. Could take my dosage of 100mg twice a day and sleep 13 hours get up, non rested, and have to take a nap within couple hours. Nap would be couple hours long. Not the wonder drug for me. Was on adderal 30 mg once a day felt normal no buzz effect, but developed tachycardia so my doctor tried this . Now we have to look for something else to try. F 54 1 months
200 MG
3/28/2016
 4  Fatigue from Fibromyalgia/CFS Headache, most days. Weight loss initially. I have been taking Provigil for a couple of years for extreme fatigue/exhaustion from fibromyalgia. It worked best in the first 3 month of taking it. I felt awake but not jittery, very focused, less foggy and less yawning. The only downside are the headaches I get from this drug. They occur 2-3 times per week on a normal week which is unfortunate. However, due to my insane fatigue, I was not willing to give them up. Two years later and it still helps keep me focused, but it seems to wear off within a few hours. I lost about 20 pounds in the first 3 months as well, which was nice. The weight has crept back on unfortunately. Still a good medication if you can tolerate the headaches! F 39 2 years
200 1X D
3/1/2016
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 5  unable to get out of bed none It gave me my life back!! I was 50 years old when I was given it. I am now 60 and have no energy with the modnifil I was taking for 2 years. If I want to continue to live I need the Provigil BACK! F 1.5 years
200mg 1X D
2/29/2016
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 5  Extreme fatigue-only up 6 hrs daily @200mg to start stomach pain & nausea too much,but was super woman with speedy speech. Had to cut dose to 100mg & can tolerate. A little nap or rest around dinner,but this medicine has given me my life back. My stomach has been gurgling,but no pain. It causes me to smoke more due to being up & a little more hyper,but I will get a handle on,because I was in the process of quitting. My speech sometimes gets faster,but I think is leveling out some. Overall,this medicine has given me my life back. Hope a tolerance doesn't develop May try to increase back to 200 later only if my stomach will tolerate it,so that I won't poop out in the late afternoon. We'll see after another couple of weeks Hope this review helps you F 60 4 weeks
100 mg
1/22/2016
 2  Mental alertness & wakefulness Felt slightly more awake, Light niggling headache, Jaw clenching, Spacey at times, Foot tapping to average music, Foggy head, Staring off into space, Difficulty concentrating, Trouble focusing eyes. Day One: 200mg at 1700hrs before a 12 hr night shift, roughly 3 hours to feel noticeable effects. Felt slightly more awake, light niggling headache, jaw clenching (not cool for work), felt a bit spacey at times, foot tapping to average music. Was like all the undesirable affects of MDMA without the good if that makes sense. Day Two: 200mg at1600hrs before night shift, roughly 2 hours to feel effects though had less food in stomach. Initially felt more awake than previous night, very foggy head, light niggling headache, jaw clenching, foot tapping, staring off into space, difficulty concentrating, trouble focusing vision (again similar negative effects of MDMA) for those who have used. So far not overly impressed, don't get me wrong I wasn't expecting a limitless pill type effect but hoping for something like a Dextroamphetamine type experience with that kind of focus and mental drive. I have also read that taking too much can cause some of the foggy head side effects I experienced so I will try half dose next time and see how that goes. I also received some Armodafiinl in the sample pack so hoping that it works better for me....fingers crossed! M 33 2 days
200 1X D
10/13/2015
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PROVIGIL  (MODAFINIL):  Modafinil reduces extreme sleepiness due to narcolepsy and other sleep disorders, such as periods of stopped breathing during sleep (obstructive sleep apnea). It is also used to help you stay awake during work hours if you have a work schedule that keeps you from having a normal sleep routine (shift work sleep disorder). This medication does not cure these sleep disorders and may not get rid of all your sleepiness. Modafinil does not take the place of getting enough sleep. It should not be used to treat tiredness or hold off sleep in people who do not have a sleep disorder. It is not known how modafinil works to keep you awake. It is thought to work by affecting certain substances in the brain that control the sleep/wake cycle.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)

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