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Old 09-02-09, 04:24 PM
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Nuvigil or Provigil taken with Adderall, Vyvanse, or other Stimulant

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.
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Re: Nuvigil or Provigil taken with Adderall, Vyvanse, or other Stimulant

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.
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Re: Nuvigil or Provigil taken with Adderall, Vyvanse, or other Stimulant

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.
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Re: Nuvigil or Provigil taken with Adderall, Vyvanse, or other Stimulant

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.
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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.
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Re: Nuvigil or Provigil taken with Adderall, Vyvanse, or other Stimulant

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.
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Re: Nuvigil or Provigil taken with Adderall, Vyvanse, or other Stimulant

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.
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Re: Nuvigil or Provigil taken with Adderall, Vyvanse, or other Stimulant

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
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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.
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Re: Nuvigil or Provigil taken with Adderall, Vyvanse, or other Stimulant

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
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Re: Nuvigil or Provigil taken with Adderall, Vyvanse, or other Stimulant

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.
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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 $700 for one month supply.
There finally was a generic that became available about 2 or 3 years ago. Are the generic ones also 700$?
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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

Then again I shouldn't be shocked as my asthma medication without insurance would be $300.
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Re: Nuvigil or Provigil taken with Adderall, Vyvanse, or other Stimulant

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
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I just looked up and Armodafinil is still $500

Then again I shouldn't be shocked as my asthma medication without insurance would be $300.
Have you googled " generic modafinil cost"?
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