Has anyone tried Provigil (modafinil) for fatigue? At my neuro appt. yesterday, my doctor recommended I try Provigil for fatigue. Unlike Symmetrel which is taken daily by most people, it is taken as needed. I was planning on taking it on work day mornings.
It is a medicine to treat unusually sleepy people who have a sleep disorder, narcolepsy, obstructive sleep apnea or shift work sleep disorder. It has been used with much success for those of us with MS and have fatigue. It is not a cure fro the fatigue, but may help the sleepiness. My doctor said that the medication is tolerated well..I won't even know that I've taken it and has few to no side effects. It must be taken in the morning because if taken later in the day, it may keep you up at bedtime. He said it is not like a stimulant (I won't be speeding around at work !!), but will prevent the tiredness I feel that keeps me from doing my usual day.
If your doctor prescribes it, you will more than likely have to have prior authorization from the insurance company to get it. The doctor needs to call the insurance company and verify that you need this drug and for what reason.
Sounds like a great deal to me. If anyone has tried it I would like some input. Thanks, Michelle