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Has anyone ever taken Nuvigil?

Discussion in 'General Symptoms' started by jhowl305, Apr 14, 2015.

  1. jhowl305


    Has anyone ever taken Nuvigil?

    I'm 16 months into a depression, having tried all the latest and greatest medicines to no avail.

    One day my doctor handed me a sample of Nuvigil (200mg). I didn't think much of it, just something else that won't work.

    He said it may act quickly (a stimulus). I went home and lay down and in 20 minutes, I couldn't believe it! I wasn't 95% my old self...I was 100%!

    I just couldn't believe it. I ran around town talking to people, went back over and hugged the doctor. But then gradually, about 3 hrs. later I began to feel it slowly wear off...until it was completely gone, and back in the dumps.

    The amazing thing, never has it made me feel that way again (100%), and when I take it I only feel like it gives me 20-30% help. So if you're thinking about trying it out yourself, hope your doctor has some free samples. It's $600!

    P.S: I don't know how this whole thing works...can someone explain what a thread etc. is.
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  2. minkeygirl

    minkeygirl But I Look So Good.

    Left Coast
    @jhowl305 You might want to go back and edit your title so people know what you are talking about. Also, this is probably not in the best forum. Try General ME symptoms. This is IOM Contract Forum. I'll take @Sushi to move this for you.

    There are tons of threads here about amphetamines, modalert and modafinil. Just go up to the search bar at the top right under your name and type in any of the three things I just mentioned.

    Here's one to get you started.

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    The thread has been moved and the title has been changed.
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  4. Sherpa

    Sherpa Ex-workaholic adrenaline junkie

    I took Provigil (very similar to Nuvigil) for 7 years and I consider it a primary aggravating factor in developing CFS/SEID. It allowed me to keep going 110% and never feel fatigue or have a crash, until eventually all my mitochondria were damaged from over-exertion. I do not recommend anyone take this drug, any more than once in a blue moon.
  5. panckage

    panckage Senior Member

    Vancouver, BC
    @jhowl305 haha that stimulant feeling is awesome, isn't it? Too feel normal after so long :D

    For me I found Nuvigil gave my body energy but made me extremely paranoid. I've find ritalin is a much better stim. Its inconsistent though. Sometimes it makes me feel almost normal but other times it barely helps. I agree with @Sherpa how it probably leads to crashing. When crashed it doesn't really help either

    Curious.... can you update us on your nuvigil experiences?

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