View Full Version : name medication that can make you more awake


Tinatheawesome
09-08-13, 11:39 PM
My doctor said he will prescribe a medicine that will make me more awake. Since I am always tired.

BellaVita
09-08-13, 11:44 PM
Remeron. But it also made me insane.

Tinatheawesome
09-08-13, 11:46 PM
like how

BellaVita
09-08-13, 11:49 PM
Like it caused me to rage, have excess energy, rapid thoughts....I was *not* normal on it.

Probably made me manic or hypomanic.

Tinatheawesome
09-08-13, 11:52 PM
oh, thanks for telling me

ana futura
09-08-13, 11:56 PM
Provigil is supposed to help with that.

Tinatheawesome
09-09-13, 12:52 AM
also will replace depakote and added abilify

Laserbeak
12-06-13, 05:04 PM
Adderall, Ritalin

Fuzzy12
12-06-13, 07:56 PM
I just tried modafinil or provigil like ana said and it does exactly do that. It just makes you not feel tired. Very pleasant. I got rather nasty side effects but I don't think that is common.

BellaVita
12-06-13, 07:58 PM
Lexapro can.

But not in a good way, well maybe sometimes.

Laserbeak
12-12-13, 05:40 AM
Wellbutrin also is a bit stimulative, if you don't want something like amphetamine then maybe that would help.

psychological1
12-16-13, 01:30 AM
I had a similar problem. Nuvigil (aka armodafinil, modafinil, provigil), is specifically made for this. Definitely helps with wakefulness, but by no means replaces sleep. Without normal sleep, it will feel like it just masks your tiredness instead of actually helping it. Like cleaning up a spill by covering it with newspaper. With normal sleep, it really works well. I take 250mg and this does the job. I can stay awake in class now for the first time ever. This is a more reasonable solution than prescribing amphetamine/methylphenidate, although many doctors do. The biggest problem with Nuvigil is getting insurance to cover it... I'm dropping $480 per refill, and my insurance is kind enough to handle $100. Soooo, Ritalin doesn't sound so bad now does it?

sarahsweets
12-16-13, 05:10 AM
psychological1, provigil went generic about 8 months ago, so it might be worth looking into.