View Full Version : Anybody have problems with Provigil!
01-26-2008, 04:23 PM
I've recently started taking 200mg of Provigil for fatigue and it doesn't seem to be helping...if anything I get a quick "buzz" sort of feeling...burst of energy then I'm so tired and want to sleep all the time:thud:. I haven't been taking it but a week and wondering if anybody else has had this problem or if maybe it just takes a while for the body to get used to it.
01-26-2008, 06:54 PM
I've been on Provigil since 2003. At times I was on it on an everyday basis, and other times on a PRN basis. My dosage has ranged from 100 --200 mg (either as one dose or 2 divided doses). Overall I like it and have had few side effects.
I haven't had those problems with it; but I've found that how you time plays a big role in how it worked. What I mean is the time it takes for it to reach its full effectiveness, how long it works for and subsequently, when it starts to wear off. This is different for each person; but for me it took 2-3 hours for it to reach its full effectiveness, last about 6 hours and would start to wear off. So, I had to make sure I kept that in mind when planning my day and make sure I took the med when it would be needed most.
Another thing I think many people forget when taking provigil, is that it is not a "cure all" per say when it comes to engery and fatigue.It won;t give you a buzz (or it shouldnt) or endless energy. I still got tired, I still got still sleepy, but it kept me from falling asleep and has allowed me to keep doing a lot of my daily activities and function better. So it has been a Godsend.
Having said all that, I'd give it a little more time, and with your doctors permission, consider adjusting your timing and dosage....
01-26-2008, 08:52 PM
:Thanx: My dr. has me on 200mg take once every morning. You're right, I'm not expecting it to be a cure all..and maybe I just need to give it a little time. If I continue to feel I'm having a problem with it I'll give the dr. a call.
01-27-2008, 01:40 PM
I used to take it everyday, now it's sort of as needed basis. But, what worked for me, was to take 1/2 when I first woke up with my morning coffee. Then I would take the other half around noon.
That helped keep me awake longer & I didn't have the racing heart that you sometimes get. After I got used to it (always takes me awhile to get used to new drugs), it worked really well.
Hang in there a couple more weeks & hopefully it will help. Good luck.
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