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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

But not in a good way, well maybe sometimes.

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.

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?

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