Re: Taking Provigil For Fibro With Good Results
It's a terrific med - mental clarity and awakeness, without the ickiness of things like caffeine. It doesn't feel like an "upper", it just feels like you're awake. Unfortunately, at something like $9 pill, we (my partner and I both have FMS) can't afford it. Reboxetine was helping, but Pfizer pulled the extended open study w/o warning and took away everyone's meds. This will make you laugh, they did it because THEY said it didn't work (we patients felt differently), and we were supposed to just merrily move on to Lyrica, which sucks in a variety of ways, but mostly importantly, doesn't work for most of us.
Anyway, sorry to ramble (no mental clarity w/o Provigil or Reboxetine), but yes, I think Provigil is a GREAT drug. We once had a doctor who got us a 3 month supply of samples from his drug rep for us. Unfortunately, decided to retire/take a sabbatical/travel the world/who knows, and we had to go back to our original doc who won't try to help in those kinds of ways. We still have a little bit of Provigil left (we've tried to ration it), but if I could get it w/o selling both kidneys, I would. If I could sell just one kidney, I would use the money for Provigil and Fentanyl patches. Alas, selling kidneys is illegal, so no more Provigil for us. If any of you are able to try it, especially if your insurance pays for it or you can afford it, do try it. We were very impressed.