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KratomEater

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So I heard about this drug that is usually prescribed for narcolepsy but is used for ADHD in other countries. It’s called Modafinil or Provigil. Apparently it’s not as popular in the US. It’s said to be a smart drug and doesn’t have some of the negative side effects as Adderall and Methylphenidate. I requested to be switched and I do like it better. My medication management Dr. basically said I’d have to be experiencing sleeplessness or be working night shift. (a common reason for prescribing Modafinil as well for those having issues with staying awake on the job) so I told her honestly that I do have issues falling asleep as counter intuitive as that sounds. It’s nice, If I don’t feel like taking it one day I don’t feel like a zombie or tired. Has anyone else tried this? Whats your experience, and has anyone experienced any adverse effects?

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    • strugglebus

      40d

      When I took modafinil it gave me migraines and vertigo. I don't understand why they wouldn't just give it to you for narcolepsy it was either the first or second ones prescribed to me

    • strugglebus

      40d

      When I took modafinil it gave me migraines and vertigo. I don't understand why they wouldn't just give it to you for narcolepsy it was either the first or second ones prescribed to me

    • bibbl3bubbl3

      59d

      Hiyaaa! I used to take Modafinil (Provigil). I have ADHD + Narcolepsy (without Cataplexy...tho sometimes I doubt it). I started on Adderall first, and then my doc added Modafinil as an add-on. Then, finally, I had just switched to Modafinil only. I noticed a difference when I didn't take it. I was more sleepy during the day and not as focused. I know my heart rate increased A LOT when I was taking it, but that also could be my anxiety. My partner actually had noticed that my personality was different when I took Modafinil. They said I wasn't as talkative. It is a good medication tho, it helped me work those long 10-12 hour days in retail. If you know the customer service industry in the US, it helped my temper quite a bit. Hope this answers your question!

    • Alicia51

      133d

      I currently have both diagnosed Adhd and narc. Without cataplexy. For me personally I take xywav at night to force me to sleep and armodafinil in the morning to wake me up. I can't compare it to Adderall however it doesn't make me shake or seem to have any bad side effects seen with other drugs, the downfall is, indont think it's as effective/strong as other meds but that may just be my dosage.

      • KratomEater

        130d

        @Alicia51 thanks for sharing that! I haven’t taken Modafinil for about two weeks. Im starting to just take it when I need to focus on a bigger job.

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Some users have reported that Modafinil worked well for them, while others experienced side effects such as migraines, dissociation, and increased sympathetic nervous system activity. One user mentioned that it was like being on autopilot with the wrong heading and felt shaky, dizzy, and found it harder to relax and eat. Another user reported that they physically felt the effects of the stimulant but mentally they were just as tired. However, another user stated that Modafinil worked great for them. It's also noted that if you have narcolepsy with cataplexy, a doctor will probably put you on a companion medication because Modafinil can make the cataplexy worse.

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