I asked the doctor for adderall. He was against it, he stated that people build up a tolerance to it very easily. Therefore he gave me provigil. I dont know whether it comes in different doses or not but I got the 200mg doses. They are not doing me any good. I can take one then go to bed! I am looking for that evening "get me motivated" energy because I work 3pm-3am. Generally I get my "body fatigue" really bad between 6pm-9pm. Does anyone have any other suggestions? BTW, the provigil is expensive on co-pays to, at $50.00. SWo if it aint workin, I am not gonna get anymore!
I've been on modafinil (Provigil generic) for a bit over a year. It was prescribed 100 mg a day and since my generic drug plan didn't cover it I obtained it through a Canadian pharmacy. Brand name costs me out of pocket $150 for 15 100-mg pills and the modafinil (Modapro-100) is about $90 for a three-month supply. Of course, the Canadian pharmacy gets it from somewhere else in the world. My internist mentioned China has gotten into the fake drug business and told me a few stories that made me try brand name Provigil again, at great expense.
I have always taken less than the prescribed dose - cutting up a pill of 100 mg to last me two days, not easy. At first it gave me a boost energy wise, but lately even brand name Provigil hasn't helped. Don't know if I've burned out on the drug or whether trying to increase the dose might help.
I'll be honest and say I'm no stranger to having used illegal drugs but many, many years ago. The Provigil effect for me I'd say was like the bad side of amphetamines. I have kept the dose low because of that - don't like feeling like I've had 50 cups of coffee and anxiety instead of what I want, a boost up in mood and energy.
Also had tried cocaine in the past - could never afford anything like that now but wonder what it would do. If it helped, geesh that would be one more problem to deal with though...drug addiction.
My internist gave me Prozac and prescribed Halcion. The pharmacy made an error and gave me Xanax, which I benefit from. Prozac was really like digesting a rock and gave it up. I went to refill Xanax and the pharmacy filled it as doctor ordered, Halcion. With generics the pills often have different makers so I didn't notice the drug was different. Although Halcion and Xanax are in the same family of drugs, one pill of the Halcion just about ended in suicide. I know now how people can be compelled to take their own life. Never had anything like that happen before and pray never again. The Xanax semi gives me a feeling that things are "ok" but not good for fatigue - I take it at night hoping it helps me sleep longer.