I love my Provigil i don't think I could ever envision not taking it again.
The only thing is that ever since i started it (2yrs) I sleep even less at night... at least when i was having 8 sleep attacks a day i was getting real sleep in there... this medication has somewhat taken that away, which is why i am looking into starting xyrem next month as well...
But I guess being alert and functional through out the day is a small exchange for gaining 20 pounds in 2 years..but I am 5.8'' and luckily 125 to 140 does not look so different on me... but my pants can tell... loll. I have just recently signed up to the gym... but wouldn't you know it i got sick for the first time in 5 years two weeks ago, and slept like a baby as soon as I would get home from work I was done, and lost about 8 pounds in the process I was still eating... so any one who says sleep deprivation does not affect your weight is crazy.
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Posted 14 October 2007 - 11:20 PM
When I started Provigil, I really missed the "real" naps. I felt like the light was on, but nobody was home. I just really needed or wanted to nap, but my body just wouldn't. I still take provigil, and also have been on Xyrem for about 2 years, it's changed my life. I can get through most days without a nap.
Posted 15 October 2007 - 04:52 PM
KAthleen... i have found that having a set nap time everyday works very well. I was at my previous job for 5 years taking my nap every day at 1215 to 1245 on my break. when I switched to my new job 2 mos ago I gradually shifted my self back in 15 min intervals now I nap everyday at 11:10-11:45. I either go into my car -- back seat of course so that I do not subconsciously associate my car's drivers seat with sleep and pass out. Or i more often go into an empty class room in my school and take my nap there... high school style head on the desk... it works.