View Full Version : Nuvigil or Provigil taken with Adderall, Vyvanse, or other Stimulant


ryanchappell
09-02-09, 04:24 PM
I would like to compare notes on doses, etc.

I have the inattentive type of ADHD, probably SCT. I have trouble focusing, and my primary complaint is being tired all the time.

This is my second week on Nuvigil and Adderall XR, switching from Vyvanse 60mg and afternoon doses of Adderall IR. Anyone else on Nuvigal and a stimulant?

My best day was when I took Nuvigil 150mg and forgot the Adderall XR 30mg. When I take them together, I feel tired, with what I think is indigestion, so I am thinking that I might need a lower dose of XR. XR by itself is like a better shorter Vyvanse to me.

ryanchappell
09-03-09, 06:52 PM
I think the doses of Nuvigil and XR were too high. I tried 100mg Nuvigil and 30 mg Vyvanse and it was better. I will try 75mg Nuvigil and 15mg XR tomorrow.

ryanchappell
09-10-09, 07:24 PM
I cut out the Nuvigil, and just take an 30mg XR in the morning now.

For me it works better than the Vyvanse did, lasts longer, (6-8 hrs vs 4hrs) I feel much more motivated, and alert. I like what Nuvigil did for my sleep, but this is better overall.

kyle.vandeven
01-06-12, 11:03 AM
I recall reading that people most likely to feel the most positive effects from Nuvigil are those of the white European genetics. Nuvigil is great and the safest possible med to complement an Adderall regimen. The only serious side effect is extremely rare-a serious type of rash- other than that, Nuvigil is great with Adderall if you are biologically predisposed to react well to it, otherwise you just simply won't feel the difference, or just a slight difference, but it won't hurt to try. Great dopamine agonist, acting on dopamine receptors that the Adderall
can't plug into, so just a great addition to Adderall.

sarahsweets
01-07-12, 06:35 AM
Its not unheard of people using nuvigil /insurance provigil with stimulants but be aware that they don't produce the same affects as stimulants. They are used mostly for narcolepsy And are in clinical studies for treatment resistant depression and parkinsons. I hesitate to advise anyone on this combination unless they have doctor approval.

huk phin
01-07-12, 10:03 AM
I took both together and experienced a sort of "synergistic" effect. On one occassion, it was almost like what I might imagine mania to be like - but can not say for sure. Most of the time the two meds got along fine. Unfortunately, I found Nuvigil exasperated my anxiety and made me depressed. I had high hopes for that med too.

hollywood
03-09-12, 10:43 AM
Kind of difficult med to assess . I think it does kind of make me feel more depressed . Not sure. I can't really get an accurate picture on what it does for learning and attention . Sometimes I think it really helps, other times not so much. I think that means I just probably don't need it.

rlucas76
03-03-17, 12:00 PM
I am on 250 Nuvigil 1 times a day and 10 milligrams Adderall 2 times today they seem to work for me however I read an extensive study about Nuvigil which says that it greatly reduces the effect of dopamine release usually generated buy Adderall I know this combination is commonly prescribed any other thoughts on this

sarahsweets
03-07-17, 11:08 AM
I am on 250 Nuvigil 1 times a day and 10 milligrams Adderall 2 times today they seem to work for me however I read an extensive study about Nuvigil which says that it greatly reduces the effect of dopamine release usually generated buy Adderall I know this combination is commonly prescribed any other thoughts on this

Not sure about the dopamine thing with Nuvigil but Nuvigil is basically 1 half of the isomers that are in Provigil. There have been off label studied with Provigil specifically for adhd, and although there was one case of Stevenson Johnson syndrome, its since been sort of kind of debunked. But ever since then, the FDA hasnt allowed provigil to be officially marketed off label for adhd. My husband has adhd and narcolepsy and Provigil has treated both. Interestingly enough, the minute Provigil went generic, his doctor started heavily recommending Nuvigil which did not have a generic at the time.

SuzieQT
03-10-17, 09:48 PM
This is something I'd really like to look into more because I have add and a bit of narcolepsy I've been on provigil and Nuvigil but not with any ADD medicine I have found Vyvanse to be wonderful I don't want to come off of it because I'm never shaky I don't feel a big come down from it and I'm wondering if adding one of these would help. I'm going to talk to my doctor about it because my problem is I'm always tired and falling asleep so if anybody has any information on weather provigil or Nuvigil works better for them I'd like to hear more about it because I'm not really sure what I want to do but I love my Vyvanse cuz it's just perfect for my thinking and and my focusing and being able to have somewhat of a normal life it's just being tired and falling asleep in the middle of a conversation or not being able to get up at all is one of the biggest problems I'm having right now so any thoughts on that I'd appreciate it

ohlookakitty
07-28-17, 07:15 AM
I started my first dosage today for Nuvigil 150mg. I'm keeping a log like I usually do. The reason why for my doctor prescribing the meds is because of my day time sleepiness as I have sleep apnea and got on CPAP recently. I'm also on Concerta 18mg for the last four months or so.

My doctor recommended to start WITHOUT the Concerta in my system to see how I do.

We shall see...I took it about half an hour ago so it's hard to say if it will work or not. If it doesn't, oh well. Thankfully my insurance covered it but didn't know these things cost almost $700 for one month supply.

sarahsweets
07-28-17, 10:26 AM
I started my first dosage today for Nuvigil 150mg. I'm keeping a log like I usually do. The reason why for my doctor prescribing the meds is because of my day time sleepiness as I have sleep apnea and got on CPAP recently. I'm also on Concerta 18mg for the last four months or so.

My doctor recommended to start WITHOUT the Concerta in my system to see how I do.

We shall see...I took it about half an hour ago so it's hard to say if it will work or not. If it doesn't, oh well. Thankfully my insurance covered it but didn't know these things cost almost $700 for one month supply.
There finally was a generic that became available about 2 or 3 years ago. Are the generic ones also 700$?

ohlookakitty
07-28-17, 10:30 AM
There finally was a generic that became available about 2 or 3 years ago. Are the generic ones also 700$?

I just looked up and Armodafinil is still $500 :faint:

Then again I shouldn't be shocked as my asthma medication without insurance would be $300.

Emre22
08-01-17, 09:11 PM
100mg dose for provigil isnt that high

mixing them makes negligible differences , i have tried provigil 400mg once, even highest dose didnt make noticeable change ( i was using 12.5mgx3 stablon[tianeptine] and 54mg concerta at the same time)

i guess if drugs like provigil , armodafinil etc. were making that much difference, they could be controlled substances

but i am only talking about increase in focus,feeling motive. I cant say anything about narcolepsy case because i was never diagnosed with it

sarahsweets
08-02-17, 04:53 AM
I just looked up and Armodafinil is still $500 :faint:

Then again I shouldn't be shocked as my asthma medication without insurance would be $300.

Have you googled " generic modafinil cost"?

ohlookakitty
08-02-17, 08:35 AM
100mg dose for provigil isnt that high

mixing them makes negligible differences , i have tried provigil 400mg once, even highest dose didnt make noticeable change ( i was using 12.5mgx3 stablon[tianeptine] and 54mg concerta at the same time)

i guess if drugs like provigil , armodafinil etc. were making that much difference, they could be controlled substances

but i am only talking about increase in focus,feeling motive. I cant say anything about narcolepsy case because i was never diagnosed with it

Ya I don't have narcolepsy but with my sleep apnea (which now is being resolved with CPAP) my doctor thought the Nuvigil may help me stay alert.

I tried for few days but no effect so I stopped taking it.

Have you googled " generic modafinil cost"?

I just did and looks like $164/month or so.

ohlookakitty
08-07-17, 01:40 PM
It seems like Nuvigil 300mg is doing the trick dosage wise. Mentally it's more clear in my head. It's helping me to think a bit more without this 'lag' like feel. This is also combined with Concerta 18mg along with multi-vitamins and 5,000mg of Vitamin D.

We'll see how things go...

ohlookakitty
08-17-17, 02:50 PM
Few days of 300mg was starting to get me all jittery with 18mg of Concerta and dropping back to 150mg didn't make it seem better. Took few days off and only went with Concerta but if I took 150mg of Nuvigil, it seems as though the same jittery and anxious feeling started to creep back up.

With the advice from my doctor I quit taking it and have been okay since. Just sticking to Concerta now (it's at 27mg) which has been working a lot better.

It seems like the side effects of the Nuvigil is fairly common. Bummer that it didn't work out but also don't want to feel any more anxious than I need to!

Rambler99
09-28-17, 11:27 PM
Also curious about this sort of combo because my doctors agreed that adding 150mgs Nuvigil to my already 70&50 mg Vyvvanse/ day and 600 mg Wellbutrin Instant release.... couldnít do the XL. I have good luck with focus and - hence - motivation to achieve things w/ Vyvvanse more than any other treatment; but it doesnít help make me not tired. Some days, I canít even drive with out nodding off at the wheel ó even though they I may have not been the slightest bit tired prior.

So Iíve recently started the combo and am pumped to NOT FIND myself with the jitters and so far it has helped me personally not get so tired from doing tasks that are repetitive, too overwhelming, etc that have me asleep . It helps Ė me at least- with two different issues all together. ZVyyvanse = focus, able to get stuff done if have energy,my true self ( before I got sick) and Nuvigil= Awakened.

Other thoughts on those taking their similar combo?

Oh my armodafinil was much higher than it pops up on Google ($239/30 pills).
And mine came from WalóMart $596 for the same quantity which also happened to be the cheapest price for 50 miles around. So not much of a generic! Vyvvanse is down to $360 and they used to be the most expensive (and still a brand name)

concentric
10-06-17, 09:51 AM
Nuvigil and ritalin or nuvigil and dex was horrible for me. I think it's just too much. Nuvigil and caffeine go well together, although I tend to stay away from too much caffeine now as it just causes extreme tiredness and dependence after a few days for me and many others. It's good if you have a caffeine break in between. I had the best study days with the nuvugil/caffeine combo

sarahsweets
10-07-17, 07:36 AM
Nuvigil is just Cephlon's way of cornering another market since provgil went off patent.Its basically part of the isomers in provigil yet they get to rename it and make money. JMO

kkristin17
10-10-17, 02:13 AM
I could barely handle Provigil on its own. I would feel like superwoman all day, but then lay awake in bed until 5 am. And that was from taking half a tablet. I couldn't imagine combining that with Vyvanse. But, everyone's different, so I understand how that combination might work extremely well for some people!