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Old 06-09-11, 01:04 PM
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Is anyone on both Adderall and Provigil????

I am experiencing excessive daytime sleepiness. This is new to me, I have taken Adderall for about 11 years. I am wondering if I could add Provigil to help with my daytime sleepiness......
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Old 06-09-11, 01:22 PM
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Re: Is anyone on both Adderall and Provigil????

Yes, you can take both Adderall and Provigil or Nuvigil together. I used to take these two together because Adderall made me very tired.
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Yes, you can take both Adderall and Provigil or Nuvigil together. I used to take these two together because Adderall made me very tired.

So it helps? What does it feel like when the Provigil takes effect?
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Re: Is anyone on both Adderall and Provigil????

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So it helps? What does it feel like when the Provigil takes effect?
It helped me for a little while, but to me it was similar to a more drawn out form of caffeine, they both make me alert to a certain extent at appropriate doses but I suppose the Provigil was stronger. I had to stop Provigil and eventually Adderall due to side effects. Everyone's reaction is different though. I think it wouldn't hurt to give it a shot. Nuvigil is supposed to be longer lasting and newer than Provigil. Provigil being racemic Modafinil and Nuvigil being the right hand of the molecule Modafinil, it's called Armodafinil, I think. Either one would be fine.
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Re: Is anyone on both Adderall and Provigil????

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I am experiencing excessive daytime sleepiness. This is new to me, I have taken Adderall for about 11 years.
Do you think your daytime sleepiness could be from your long term use of Adderall? :/ Did Adderall ever make you feel more awake?
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Re: Is anyone on both Adderall and Provigil????

Yes. Been on both for ..... 3 years or so. Was taking 400mg of provigil and 60mg Adderall XR. Switched the provigil for 250mg of Nuvigil about a year ago. I take half the nuvigil in am and half in pm. My neurologist suggested taking provigil/nuvigil to fight off the sleepiness and allow the adderall to fight the ADD.
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Do you think your daytime sleepiness could be from your long term use of Adderall? :/ Did Adderall ever make you feel more awake?

Kinda, I used to be able to take my morning dose and then go back to sleep and when the adderall kicked in I would wake up. If I do that now I just seem to go into a deeper sleep and don't wake up.
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Re: Is anyone on both Adderall and Provigil????

I am taking nuvigil and adderall IR. The mornings and afternoons are ok. But at night I get really depressed. It might just be some of the stuff in my life right now that is casuing it combined with the nuvigil wearing off.

I had one Concerta remaining from a couple months back I tried that with the Nuvigil and boy that was a great day. No real moodiness, everything just sort of rolled off my back. It could have been due to the XR formation but I read something on wikipedia on the internet about Adderall not "playing well" with Nuvigil/Provigil. Something about a fight over the same neurotransmitters or something. The concerta day was much better than the adderall one that is for sure.
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Re: Is anyone on both Adderall and Provigil????

My husband is narcoleptic and adhd. For awhile he was on provigil and Ritalin which did work but now he just takes 200m of provigil twice a day because he feels the provigil treats both.
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Re: Is anyone on both Adderall and Provigil????

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Yes. Been on both for ..... 3 years or so. Was taking 400mg of provigil and 60mg Adderall XR. Switched the provigil for 250mg of Nuvigil about a year ago. I take half the nuvigil in am and half in pm. My neurologist suggested taking provigil/nuvigil to fight off the sleepiness and allow the adderall to fight the ADD.
ouch....poor heart....I hope you are monitoring BP regularly as well as yearly ECG....just sayin....
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Re: Is anyone on both Adderall and Provigil????

Provigil/Modafinil is in my opinion truly a step into the 21st century of medicine.

Lack of physical overstimulation, extreme improvements in coordination, lowers anxiety. However, at the same time it does have its issues. For starters there is not enough studies/evidence for chooising/prescribing the correct dosage and the effects are not well understood at this point.

In my personal case, a 100mg did not appear to produce any "noticeable" effect, while 200mg with an energy drink sometimes produced one of the most euphoric and possibly addictive states: I was able to think of and vividly imagine any situation I wanted, and continue the thought process in any direction I desired, like a very realistic movie. Forget about doing work when I could just lay on a couch for an hour or two, and imagine that I am and am doing whatever I desire.

Switched from that to adderall because it addresses different things but I might try modafinil once again to try to reevaluate it again.
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Re: Is anyone on both Adderall and Provigil????

Nuvigil is better than provigil...nuvigil lasted longer and made me more in good mood. Provigil felt dirtier. I take it with Vyvanse now and helps ALOT
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