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Medog 09-27-2016 01:25 PM

Can a home normal doctor prescribe Ritalin and Provigil for diagnosed narcolepsy?
 
I'm a college student in Asia, who have [B]narcolepsy without cataplexy[/B] for years. Medication by [B]Ritalin[/B] (methylphenidate) and [B]Provigil[/B] (modafinil) works well.

Now I'm going to stay in the United States for one year as an exchange student. I'm now wondering how I can keep getting my medicine in the US.

My question is, [B]if I go to see a normal doctor (home doctor) with a medical certificate of the diagnosis of narcolepsy and the appropriate medication, will he or she give me a prescription of Ritalin and Provigil (or generic equivalent) easily?[/B]

The medical certificate will be signed by a medical doctor in my country, who is a specialist well-known globally in Psychiatry and Neurological sleep disorders.

It would be very helpful if you also tell me, roughly speaking, [B]how much will it cost to see the home doctor and get a prescription, and how much will the Ritalin and Provigil (or equivalent products) cost [U]without insurance[/U]?[/B] It seems that the health insurance suggested by the university in the US does not cover pre-existing conditions. Also my small research on google figured out that these sleep disorder is often denied by a health insurance company. So I'd prepare myself about expected prices without insurance.

Thanks a lot in advance,
Best regards,


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