It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



ADD / ADHD Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-23-2009, 08:48 PM   #1
Member
(male)
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: United States
Posts: 52
james0906 HB User
Provigil

I hear that Provigil is prescribed off label for ADD. It seems that there is less of the coming down that can be experienced with Adderal or Dexedrine. I stay sleepy much of the time from shift work and really tell when I am between doses of Adderall. I actually can sleep better when on Adderal than without it but my energy really crashes between doses.
Does anyone have any experience with Provigil? How does it compare to stimulant meds when used to help with ADD?
Thanks
__________________
xl25lr

 
Old 01-24-2009, 06:17 AM   #2
Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: ca
Posts: 59
spamula HB User
Re: Provigil

I was on Provigil for 1 year and it worked out great. 1 thing I got way to skinney and then I had a major flip-outs and had to come off. I am all for giving it a try, It was the best year ever.

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 01-24-2009, 07:56 AM   #3
Member
(male)
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Scotsdale Arizona
Posts: 88
vince10 HB User
Re: Provigil

I take Provigil for Fibromyalgia. It is a wonder drug in my opinion for Fibro and chronic fatigue. Plus it kills my appetite. This is great since I haven't been able to shed the 20 pounds I need to. I have lost 8 pounds this month since I started Provigil.

 
Old 01-25-2009, 01:13 AM   #4
Junior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: warner robins,georgia,USA
Posts: 16
bj08 HB User
Re: Provigil

I was prescribed Provigil for Narcolepsy. I wasn't aware they prescribe it for ADD. I did not find it to be a wonder drug for me I regret to say. It does help me to be more alert when I am tired but it's not a profound help. But it did help me after I had surgery and was still so groggy from anesthesia and pain medication. I went from being a zombie to virtually normal after the Provigil. I make sure I take the Provigil if I am going to be driving any distance at all or I am the slightest bit tired for insurance.

 
Old 01-25-2009, 08:05 AM   #5
Member
(male)
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: United States
Posts: 52
james0906 HB User
Re: Provigil

Thanks to all who have commented.

Provigil is not generally prescribed for ADD. Clinical trials showed it to be effective in the treament of ADD. I read that one child developed a rash that was thought to be caused by the Provigil leading the FDA to not endorse it for ADD. The doctor involved later decided that the rash was not related. It is sometimes prescribed off label for ADD.

Spamula,

What were you taking Provigil for? I am interested in trying it for ADD. The dexedrine and Addrall are both helpful with ADD. It sounds like Provigil may be a little safer in respect to heart health. I am not having any problems but one can't be too careful. I also have not heard of people developing a tolerance to Provigil as in the case of the amphetamines.
__________________
xl25lr

 
Old 01-26-2009, 05:42 AM   #6
Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: ca
Posts: 59
spamula HB User
Re: Provigil

I was given the provigil for chronic Fatigue Syndrome. but I have ADD as well

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Abilify, Pristiq, Provigil & Trazodone are the meds I'm on. bono1968 Depression 24 09-14-2010 05:08 AM
Generic for Provigil out yet ? twink65 Multiple Sclerosis 17 11-13-2009 09:35 AM
Taking Provigil For Fibro With Good Results vince10 Fibromyalgia 5 03-02-2009 08:11 PM
Provigil for ADD? beach4me ADD / ADHD 7 05-27-2006 09:19 AM
Provigil and Adult A.D.D. vasdef ADD / ADHD 19 11-26-2005 06:32 PM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added




Top 10 Drugs Discussed on this Board.
(Go to DrugTalk.com for complete list)
Adderall
Amphetamine
Concerta
Metadate
Methylphenidate
  Prozac
Ritalin
Strattera
Wellbutrin
Zoloft




TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



addprogrammer (94), janewhite1 (90), Thunor (47), marisuela (15), addventurous (10), iluv (10), Administrator (9), LessStress38 (9), Jasmine80 (6), CharBerry (6)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1136), MSJayhawk (941), Apollo123 (857), janewhite1 (823), Titchou (773), Gabriel (743), ladybud (667), sammy64 (666), midwest1 (655), BlueSkies14 (610)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:16 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.com™
Copyright and Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!